Tepig (Pokémon)

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Tepig
Fire Pig Pokémon
ポカブ
Pokabu
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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
20 cycles
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Tepig
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Weight
21.8 lbs. 9.9 kg
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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
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HP
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Atk
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
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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 the three starter Pokémon of Unova available at the beginning of Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2.

Biology

Tepig is a quadrupedal, pig-like Pokémon that is primarily orange. It has oval eyes, a red 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 red sphere.

Tepig is a nimble Pokémon capable of blowing fire from its snout. Tepig can use its speed to both dodge and confound enemies before striking back. Instead of flames, it will spout thick, black smoke when ill. Tepig is a well-known ravenous glutton for food. Tepig will roast berries before eating them but occasionally gets overexcited and burns them. It has been recently seen living in the Terarium of Blueberry Academy.

Prior to Generation VIII, Heat Crash was its signature move.

Evolution

Tepig evolves into Pignite, which evolves into Emboar.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Tepig
 Fire 

 
First evolution
Pignite
 Fire  Fighting 

 
Second evolution
Emboar
 Fire  Fighting 


In the anime

Main series

 
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.

A Tepig appeared in a fantasy alongside the other starter Pokémon in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

A Tepig appeared in The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One, under the ownership of a student of Indigo Academy. Another appeared during a flashback.

A Tepig will appear in HZ036.

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.

GOTCHA!

A Tepig briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Tepig appeared in The Plan, under the ownership of Hilda. It was shown playing with her in Accumula Town before they went to listen to Ghetsis' speech.

In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

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

Movie adaptations

Main article: Ash's Tepig

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

Pocket Monsters BW

A Tepig appeared in PMBW01.

Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends

Main article: Bianca's Tepig

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

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

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!.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Tep
Main article: Gigi

Tepig, along with Oshawott and Snivy, appears 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. She 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 Giant Chasm.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

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

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

Pokémon Try Adventure

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 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. His special skill is to smash through specially marked boulders and various other obstacles.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

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
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#203
Scarlet It’s more nimble than it looks, and it uses its speed to confound its enemies. It rapidly launches fireballs from both nostrils.
Violet This Pokémon is a ravenous glutton. It uses its excellent sense of smell to find food, then cooks it to a crisp before eating.


 
Tepig in the Blueberry Pokédex

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
Received 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
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Canyon Biome, Chargestone Cavern (after boosting biodiversity in the Canyon Biome)


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
Rumble World
Black Realm: Blustery Grove (All Areas)
Picross
Area 03: Stage 02
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Gengar Sea, Aegislash Sea, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Barren Badlands
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Marron Trail: Stage 662
Event: Tepig Trots onto Stage!
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Third release)
Masters EX
Sync pair scout: Hilda & Tepig


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 IX, 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

Tepig is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
033 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
099 Endure Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
1313 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
1515 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
1919 Smog Poison Special 03030 07070% 20
2121 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
2525 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
2727 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100100% 10
3131 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
3333 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
3737 Head Smash Rock Physical 150150 08080% 5
3939 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4343 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tepig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tepig
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM024  TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM038  TM038 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067  TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107  TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM118  TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM121  TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM125  TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM141  TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM144  TM144 Fire Pledge Fire Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM147  TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM157  TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM165  TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM180  TM180 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM189  TM189 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM207  TM207 Temper Flare Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tepig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Tepig
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tepig
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tepig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tepig
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.55 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
  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: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Fire
  Attack Power: 50 - 120   15

#261
 

Rock Break
Destroys one breakable-rock disruption without fail.
  Swappable Skill(s): Daunt


Pokémon Shuffle
 
Fire
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#261
 

Flash Mob
Increases damage when there are more Pokémon with the same type in the puzzle area.
  Swappable Skill(s): Hammering Streak


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 163 Base Attack: 115 Base Defense: 85
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   25
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Ember
Charged Attacks: Flame Charge, Flamethrower, Body Slam
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #228
Tepig can use the flames it creates inside its body to shoot fireballs out of its nose! It also has a keen sense of smell, and it’s skilled at tracking scents to search for food.

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Tepig
 Fire 
 
Level 17
 
First evolution
Pignite
 Fire  Fighting 
 
Level 36
 
Second evolution
Emboar
 Fire  Fighting 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  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 piglet. Its ability to shoot fire out of its snout is inspired by the fact that pigs often have trouble regulating their body temperature.[1] The specific breed of pig that Tepig is based on may have been the British Saddleback.

Ken Sugimori has said that Tepig, Pignite, and Emboar were designed in a Chinese style.[2] Because of this, Tepig may be based on Zhu Bajie, a pig demon from the Chinese tale Journey to the West. Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott's evolutionary lines are collectively based on Western, Chinese, and Japanese culture respectively, to represent the diversity of the Unova region.[2]

Tepig's Typing might be a reference to war pigs, more specifically incendiary pigs, a form of ancient welfare reported by a couple Greek military writers.

Name origin

Tepig may be a combination of tepid (lukewarm) and pig.

Pokabu may be a combination of ぽかぽか pokapoka (warm) and 豚 buta (pig) or ブー (oink).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ポカブ Pokabu From ぽかぽか pokapoka and buta or ブー
  French Gruikui From gruik and cuit
  Spanish Tepig Same as English name
  German Floink From Flamme and oink
  Italian Tepig Same as English name
  Korean 뚜꾸리 Ttukkuri From 뜨거운 tteugeo-un or 뜨끈뜨끈 ddeukkeun-ddeukkeun and 꿀꿀 kkul-kkul
  Mandarin Chinese 暖暖豬 / 暖暖猪 Nuǎnnuǎnzhū From nuǎn and 豬 / 猪 zhū
  Cantonese Chinese 暖暖豬 Nyúhnnyúhnzyū From nyúhn and zyū


Related articles

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 How Pokemon Get Made, 1up.com (Archive)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Nintendo Dream Vol. 201, January 2011 (Translation by Dr. Lava)

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