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Bianca's Emboar
ベルのエンブオー Bel's Enbuoh
Poké Ball
Bianca Emboar.png
Bianca's Emboar
Debuts in Minccino-Neat and Tidy!
Caught at Nuvema Town*
Evolves in Prior to Minccino-Neat and Tidy!
Prior to BW071
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Current location With Bianca
Tepig Pignite Emboar
This Pokémon spent an unknown number of episodes as Tepig and at least 37 episodes as Pignite.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Tepig Not shown
As Pignite Akeno Watanabe Marc Thompson
As Emboar Kensuke Satō N/A

Bianca's Emboar (Japanese: ベルのエンブオー Bel's Enbuoh) is Bianca's starter Pokémon.


As a Pignite

Emboar made his debut as a Pignite in Minccino-Neat and Tidy! when Bianca attempted to use him to capture a wild Minccino that had stolen the dirty badge case that she had given to Ash. He fought with an impressive Flame Charge attack but Minccino managed to escape it. Though he had overwhelming power, he was taken down by Minccino with a combination of Hyper Voice and Tickle.

Bianca later used Pignite to battle Ash's Pikachu. He managed to catch Pikachu off guard by rushing it with Take Down followed by a powerful Heat Crash attack. Despite him having the upper hand at first, the Fire Pig Pokémon was taken down by a single Volt Tackle from Pikachu.

Bianca used Pignite to help track down an Emolga that she wanted to capture in Emolga the Irresistible!. Unfortunately, he ended up making a wild Scolipede angry when he attacked it with Flamethrower. She used him again in Emolga and the New Volt Switch! where he battled Iris's Emolga who infatuated him with Attract. Later when Emolga brought out Ash's Snivy with Volt Switch he continued his battle against her instead. He struggled in the battle, but the winner of the battle was not seen.

Bianca and Emboar

In Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!, Bianca offered to trade Pignite for Luke's Zorua, but later changed her mind, after he declined anyway.

Bianca used Pignite in her battle against Elesa in Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!. Her two other Pokémon had been knocked out by her Zebstrika and he was her last hope of winning. Though he outlasted his teammates, Pignite eventually fell to Zebstrika which resulted in a loss for Bianca.

In BW071 it was revealed that Pignite had evolved into an Emboar sometime before the Donamite tournament. He began a battle against Trip's Conkeldurr in the first round. Demonstrating his new capabilities, Arm Thrust and Hammer Arm, Emboar fought hard, but was unable to break through Conkeldurr's defenses. He was soon smashed into the ground, after Conkeldurr powered up with Bulk Up, and then trapped by Rock Tomb. Emboar attempted to use Arm Thrust to destroy the rocks surrounding him but grew tired, just as his opponent launched a Stone Edge attack. In the next episode Emboar was shown to have caught Conkeldurr's Stone Edge then used Fling to send them back at it. While Conkeldurr was blocking the stones with its concrete pillars, Emboar got closer, snatched the pillars, and used Fling to hurl them at Conkeldurr, defeating the Muscular Pokémon and allowing Bianca to proceed to the next round of the tournament. Later in the second round, Emboar faced Georgia's Bisharp. He started the battle with Flamethower which did a lot of damage to the Template:Type2 Pokémon. He next defended against Bisharp's Guillotine attack with Hammer Arm and after enduring a Metal Sound-Iron Head combo, Emboar won the match with a second Flamethower. In the next episode, Emboar faces off against Stephan's Sawk, where Emboar loses.

Personality and characteristics

Undoubtedly Emboar is the powerhouse of Bianca's team. He alone was able to earn Bianca her first two badges. His personality is a lot like his Trainer's as he can become pouty and throw a tantrum when his attacks fail to work as shown in Minccino-Neat And Tidy.

Moves used

Bianca Pignite Heat Crash.png
Using Heat Crash
as a Pignite
Bianca Emboar Arm Thrust.png
Using Arm Thrust
Move First Used In
Tackle Minccino-Neat and Tidy!
Flame Charge Minccino-Neat and Tidy!
Take Down Minccino-Neat and Tidy!
Heat Crash Minccino-Neat and Tidy!
Flamethrower  Emolga the Irresistible!
Arm Thrust  BW071
Hammer Arm  BW071
Fling  BW072
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends

Bianca and her Pignite

Pignite appeared as the starter Pokémon of Bianca in Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends. Pignite was given to Bianca when it was only a Tepig by Professor Juniper. When Team Plasma stole a little girl's Minccino, claiming to be liberating it, Bianca worried at the thought of being separated from her Pignite, revealing it to have evolved.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Tepig, Pignite, and Emboar.

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