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Tepig
Fire Pig Pokémon
ポカブ
Pokabu
#498
Tepig



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Blaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Thick Fat
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Tepig
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Weight
21.8 lbs. 9.9 kg
Tepig
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
62
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Tepig
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F498.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Tepig (Japanese: ポカブ Pokabu) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Pignite starting at level 17, which evolves into Emboar starting at level 36.

Along with Snivy and Oshawott, Tepig is one of three starter Pokémon of Unova available at the beginning of Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2.

Contents

Biology

Tepig is a quadruped, pig-like Pokémon that is primarily orange. It has oval eyes, a pink nose, and a thick yellow stripe on its snout. The upper portion of its head is dark brown, and its long, pointed ears are positioned closely together. Tepig has short legs, and its front feet are dark brown. A dark brown band covers its lower back and rear. Its curly tail is tipped with a ruddy pink sphere.

Tepig is a nimble Pokémon capable of blowing fire from its snout. It will cloak itself in these flames in order to use its former signature move, Heat Crash. However, it will spout thick, black smoke when ill. Tepig will roast berries before eating them, but occasionally gets overexcited and burns them.

In the anime

Tepig in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Tepig

Ash's Tepig debuted in The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice!. He was previously owned by an arrogant Trainer named Shamus, but was released because he lost against a Deerling during a battle. Ash caught him after gaining his trust. He later evolved in Evolution by Fire! during a battle with his former owner.

Other

Tepig debuted in In the Shadow of Zekrom!, under the ownership of Professor Juniper. It was one of the starter Pokémon presented to Trip so he could choose his first Pokémon. However, he chose Snivy over Tepig.

In New Places... Familiar Faces!, Nanette chose a Tepig as her starter Pokémon. It was later captured by Team Rocket, but eventually rescued.

Minor appearances

In A Connoisseur's Revenge!, multiple Trainers' Tepig were at a Poké Mart near Castelia City.

A Tepig appeared in A Maractus Musical!.

In Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade, a Tepig watched Meloetta's concert.

A Tepig appeared in a fantasy in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!.

In A Crowning Moment of Truth!, five Trainers' Tepig attended the Wela Fire Festival‎.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW004 Tepig Ash's Pokédex Tepig, the Fire Pig Pokémon. Normally, fire shoots out of Tepig's snout, but it shoots out smoke instead when it is feeling ill.

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

Tepig is Cheren's starter Pokémon in Be the Best! Pokémon B+W.

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Ash's Tepig

Ash's Tepig appeared in White—Victini and Zekrom.

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

A Tepig appeared in PMBW01.

In the Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends manga

Main article: Bianca's Tepig

Bianca was seen with a Tepig in Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends.

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

Main article: Shin's Tepig

Shin owned a Tepig in Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder. It evolved into a Pignite in Justice Trainer Shin Appears!.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Tep
Main article: Gigi

Tepig, along with Oshawott and Snivy, appear when Black accidentally drops his box containing the Pokémon. The Tepig eventually joins his team and is named "Tep". He first appeared in Fussing and Fighting.

White also has a Tepig in her possession called "Gigi" that is an actress for the BW Agency. Her and Tep get along very well and eventually Tep becomes an actor for the BW Agency as well. She first appeared in Lights, Camera...Action.

Benga's Tepig appeared in a flashback in PS546.

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

A Tepig appeared in The Yellow Scroll: Hanbei vs Kanbei.

A Tepig appeared in The Black Scroll: Nobunaga's Ambition.

In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga

Tepig debuted in TA39.

In the TCG

Main article: Tepig (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Tepig appears as a stage Pokémon in the Kalos Pokémon League stage. It appears in the Blazing Chamber along with other Fire-type Pokémon, namely Infernape, Blaziken, and Pyroar.

Trophy information

NA: Tepig, the Fire Pig Pokémon. Instead of breathing fire from its mouth or ears, Tepig does so from its nostrils. Powerful in battle, Tepig's fire is also great for roasting berries, though it can get carried away and char them. Even as clumsy as it can be, who could possibly resist such a cute Pokémon?

PAL: Tepig is a Fire Pig Pokémon. It blows fire through...its mouth? Nope... Its ears? That's not right either... Oh, of course - its nose! That skill's not just handy in battle - it also lets Tepig roast its favourite food, berries! Sadly, it sometimes gets a little too excited about the idea and accidentally burns them to a crisp. Ahh, Tepig, you're too adorable!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Tepig appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where it plays the same role as in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond

Tepig as seen in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond

As the player

Tepig appears as one of the player characters in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. He's very ambitious and has a big heart for a small Pokémon. His dream is to become strong and powerful like his mentor, Emboar, who watches over and protects the Crag Area. When he first meets Pikachu, Oshawott, and Snivy, he challenges them to a battle after having been fired out of a cannon. He later forgives them and decides to accompany them in saving the PokéPark to gain experience and skill to make himself stronger.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Tepig is also playable in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. The player may choose to be transformed into Tepig, or have the partner be one.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
#004
Black It can deftly dodge its foe's attacks while shooting fireballs from its nose. It roasts berries before it eats them.
White It blows fire through its nose. When it catches a cold, the fire becomes pitch-black smoke instead.
Black 2 It loves to eat roasted berries, but sometimes it gets too excited and burns them to a crisp.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It can deftly dodge its foe's attacks while shooting fireballs from its nose. It roasts berries before it eats them.
Y It loves to eat roasted berries, but sometimes it gets too excited and burns them to a crisp.
Omega Ruby It can deftly dodge its foe's attacks while shooting fireballs from its nose. It roasts berries before it eats them.
Alpha Sapphire It loves to eat roasted berries, but sometimes it gets too excited and burns them to a crisp.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Starter Pokémon from Professor Juniper in Nuvema Town
Black 2 White 2
Starter Pokémon from Bianca in Aspertia City
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
From Professor Birch on Route 101 after completing the Delta Episode
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Breed Emboar
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Echo Valley, Lava: Volcanic Slope, Meadow: Trailhead Field
Conquest
Ignis
MD GTI
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Jaws of the Abyss (Uncharted Road), Smoking Mountain (Uncharted Road), Mount Tepid (1F-14F)
Rumble U
Variety Battle: Get 1,000 Combos!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Colossal Forest: Stage 2
Shuffle
Marron Trail: Stage 662
Event: Tepig Trots onto Stage!
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Third release)
Rumble World
Black Realm: Blustery Grove (All Areas)
Picross
Area 03: Stage 02
Generation VII
Masters
Sync Pair Scout (Hilda's)

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
63
61 - 126 117 - 247
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total:
308
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Tepig's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Conquest
PCP498.png HP: ★★★ Move: Ember
Attack: Ability 1: Blaze
Ability 2: Spirit
Ability 3: Celebrate
Defense:
Speed: ★★
Evolves into Pignite when its Attack is 41 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kazutoyo, Tatsuko, and Naomasa
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT498.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 15

#261
Shuffle498.png

Rock Break
Destroys one breakable-rock disruption without fail.
Skill Swapper: Daunt
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#261
Shuffle498Winking.png

Flash Mob
Increases damage when there are more Pokémon with the same type in the puzzle area.
Skill Swapper: Hammering Streak
Pokémon GO
GO498.png Base Stamina: 163 Base Attack: 115 Base Defense: 85
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Tepig Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Ember
Charged Attacks: Flame Charge, Flamethrower, Body Slam

Evolution

498Tepig.png
Unevolved
Tepig
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 17
499Pignite.png
First evolution
Pignite
 Fire  Fighting 
Rare Candy
Level 36
500Emboar.png
Second evolution
Emboar
 Fire  Fighting 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 498.png Spr b 5b 498.png Spr 5b2 498.png Spr b 5b2 498.png
Spr 5b 498 s.png Spr b 5b 498 s.png Spr 5b2 498 s.png Spr b 5b2 498 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 498.png Spr b 6x 498.png Spr 6x 498.png Spr b 6x 498.png
Spr 6x 498 s.png Spr b 6x 498 s.png Spr 6x 498 s.png Spr b 6x 498 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 498.png Spr b 7s 498.png Spr 7s 498.png Spr b 7s 498.png
Spr 7s 498 s.png Spr b 7s 498 s.png Spr 7s 498 s.png Spr b 7s 498 s.png
Front Back Front Back
498MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Tepig images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

The three silhouettes on Pokémon Sunday

Origin

Tepig is based on a British Saddleback piglet. Ken Sugimori has said that Tepig, Pignite, and Emboar were designed in a Chinese style. Because of this, Tepig may be based on Zhu Bajie, a pig demon from the Chinese tale Journey to the West.

Name origin

Tepig is a combination of tepid (lukewarm) and pig.

Pokabu is a combination of ぽかぽか pokapoka (warmth circulating through one's body) and 豚 buta (pig) or ブー (oink).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポカブ Pokabu From ぽかぽか pokapoka and buta or ブー
France Flag.png French Gruikui From gruik and cuit
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tepig Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Floink From Flamme and oink
Italy Flag.png Italian Tepig Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뚜꾸리 Ttukkuri From 뜨거운 tteugeo-un or 뜨끈뜨끈 ddeukkeun-ddeukkeun and 꿀꿀 kkul-kkul
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 暖暖豬 / 暖暖猪 Nuǎnnuǎnzhū From nuǎn and zhū.


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Notes

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