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Piloswine (Pokémon)

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Swinub #220: Swinub
Pokémon
#222: Corsola Corsola
Piloswine
イノムー Inomoo
#221
221Piloswine.png
Artwork from HG/SS
Type
Ice Ground
Category
Swine Pokémon
Abilities
Oblivious or Snow Cloak
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#196
Hoenn
#361
Sinnoh
#204
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3'07"
Imperial
1.1 m
Metric
Weight
123.0 lbs.
Imperial
55.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F221.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Ground group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 160 Battle Exp.: 1601*

Piloswine (Japanese: イノムー Inomoo) is a dual-type Ice/Ground Pokémon.

It evolves from Swinub starting at level 33, and evolves into Mamoswine when leveled up while knowing AncientPower.

Biology

Physiology

Piloswine are big brown furry Pokémon that have an impressive hump on their backs, giving them a hunchbacked appearance. They also have two tusks made of ice, which seem small but can be pretty lethal, and floppy ears which are sensitive to sound. Piloswine’s shaggy coat makes it unable to see, so it checks surroundings with its sensitive pig-like nose instead. Piloswine’s hair is so long that it usually covers its small, hooved legs. In the 3-D Pokémon console games, as well as the anime, it is shown that Piloswine has two beady eyes in its head; however, these are usually covered up by tufts of fur.

Gender differences

A female Piloswine has shorter tusks than a male.

Special abilities

Although its legs are short, its rugged hooves give it sure footing even on icy ground. As an dual Ice- and Template:Type2 Pokémon, Piloswine can also use a variety of moves from both types. Its tusks of ice thicken when it snows.

Behavior

Piloswine are strong, brave, and undeniably stubborn. Wild Piloswine jealously guard their herd's territory, driving off any creatures that trespass. Domesticated Piloswine are loyal to a fault. There are stories of Piloswine who refuse to go down no matter how hard a battle becomes in an attempt to live up to their trainer's expectations of them.

If Piloswine charges at an enemy, the hairs on its back stand up straight. It is very sensitive to sound, and because its long hair obscures its sight, it will continue charging repeatedly.

Habitat

Piloswine tend to inhabit cold places, such as icy caves, mountainous regions and frozen tundra.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Piloswine.png
Piloswine in the anime

Major appearances

Dawn's Piloswine

Dawn's Swinub evolved into a Piloswine in Sleepless in Pre-Battle. It later evolved into Mamoswine in A Breed Stampede!.

Other

Pryce's Piloswine first appeared in As Cold as Pryce. Pryce thought that his Piloswine had abandoned him when he was a young Pokémon Trainer after the two of them got hit by a Magmar's Fire Blast and thus became cold and bitter. When Pryce found his Piloswine in a cave and frozen solid with a Burn-Healing Herb, Pryce let go of his coldness. Pryce used his Piloswine in the Gym battle against Ash in the following episode.

Minor appearances

Piloswine made its animated debut in Celebi: Voice of the Forest as one of the Pokémon captured in the Poacher's cage at the start of the film. Its appearance in the film was very brief, lasting barely a second.

In Pichu Bros. in Party Panic during the chase between the Pichu Brothers and a Houndour, the Pichu Brothers disguised themselves as a Piloswine but the Houndour wasn't easily fooled and eventually dismantled the disguise, revealing the Pichu Brothers.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP104 Piloswine Dawn's Pokédex Piloswine, the Swine Pokémon and the evolved form of Swinub. Piloswine's entire body is covered with fur which makes it hard to see, so it uses its nose to sense its environment instead.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Piloswine appeared in Volume 9 under the control of Keane, who used its sheer power to devastate Ecruteak City with an Earthquake. However, Silver defeated it easily with Gold's Politoed.

In the TCG

Main article: Piloswine (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold Because the long hair all over its body obscures its sight, it just keeps charging repeatedly.
Silver If it charges at an enemy, the hairs on its back stand up straight. It is very sensitive to sound.
Crystal Although its legs are short, its rugged hooves prevent it from slipping, even on icy ground.
Stadium 2 Because the long hair all over its body obscures its sight, it just keeps charging repeatedly.
Generation III
Ruby Piloswine is covered by a thick coat of long hair that enables it to endure the freezing cold. This Pokémon uses its tusks to dig up food that has been buried under ice.
Sapphire Piloswine is covered by a thick coat of long hair that enables it to endure the freezing cold. This Pokémon uses its tusks to dig up food that has been buried under ice.
Emerald A Piloswine is covered by a thick coat of long hair for enduring freezing cold. It uses its tusks to dig up food that has been buried under ice.
FireRed If it charges at an enemy, the hairs on its back stand up straight. It is very sensitive to sound.
LeafGreen Because the long hair all over its body obscures its sight, it just keeps charging repeatedly.
Generation IV
Diamond Its shaggy coat makes it unable to see. It checks surroundings with its sensitive nose instead.
Pearl Its shaggy coat makes it unable to see. It checks surroundings with its sensitive nose instead.
Platinum Covered by a shaggy coat, it is strong against the cold. Its tusks of ice thicken when it snows.
HeartGold Because the long hair all over its body obscures its sight, it just keeps charging repeatedly.
SoulSilver If it charges at an enemy, the hairs on its back stand up straight. It is very sensitive to sound.
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Swinub
Crystal
None Evolve Swinub
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Swinub
Colosseum
One The Under (Shadow)
XD
None Evolve Swinub
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Swinub
Platinum
Rare Route 217 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Swinub
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 6
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Swinub
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Blizzard Island (1F-20F)
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger Panula Cave
Sekra Mountain Range
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Crysta Cave
Hiaburu Field

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Colosseum Soft Sand Soft Sand (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Speed: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total: 450   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
2/2 ★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
12/15 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

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By tutoring

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A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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TCG-only Moves

Special moves

Pokémon Colosseum
Shadow moves Level 43+ Purified moves
Shadow Rush Shadow Box Colo 221.png Endure Normal
-- Odor Sleuth Normal
-- Dig Ground
-- Blizzard Ice

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Swinub
Unevolved
Swinub
 Ice  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 33


Piloswine
First evolution
Piloswine
 Ice  Ground 
TM Rock
Level up
knowing AncientPower


Mamoswine
Second evolution
Mamoswine
 Ice  Ground 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 221.png Spr 2s 221.png Spr 2c 221.png Spr b 2g 221.png
Spr 2g 221 s.png Spr 2s 221 s.png Spr 2c 221 s.png Spr b 2g 221 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 221.png Spr 3e 221.png Spr 3r 221.png Spr b 3r 221.png
Spr 3r 221 s.png Spr 3e 221 s.png Spr 3r 221 s.png Spr b 3r 221 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 221 m.png Spr 4p 221 m.png Spr 4h 221 m.png Spr b 4d 221 m.png
Spr 4d 221 f.png Spr 4p 221 f.png Spr 4h 221 f.png Spr b 4d 221 f.png
Spr 4d 221 m s.png Spr 4p 221 m s.png Spr 4h 221 m s.png Spr b 4d 221 m s.png
Spr 4d 221 f s.png Spr 4p 221 f s.png Spr 4h 221 f s.png Spr b 4d 221 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 221 m.png Spr 5b 221 m.png Spr b 5b 221 m.png
Spr 5b 221 f.png Spr 5b 221 f.png Spr b 5b 221 f.png
Spr 5b 221 m s.png Spr 5b 221 m s.png Spr b 5b 221 m s.png
Spr 5b 221 f s.png Spr 5b 221 f s.png Spr b 5b 221 f s.png
Piloswine For other sprites and images, please see Piloswine images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Prior to Generation IV, Piloswine can learn AncientPower by breeding or by evolution of a Shadow Swinub caught in Pokémon XD. Despite this, it cannot evolve into Mamoswine in those generations because Mamoswine did not yet exist. This makes it and Lickitung the only Pokémon which could not evolve even if the criteria were met because their evolved forms were not yet created.
  • Of all the Pokémon that need to know a certain move to evolve, Piloswine is the only one that has already evolved once.
    • It is also the only one of the move-based evolutions that does not learn the required move at a specific level. However, AncientPower is in Piloswine's list of level up moves and thus can be recovered by Pastoria City's move relearner in exchange for a Heart Scale.
  • Pryce's Piloswine was defeated by Pikachu with several Thunderbolts with great effect, despite Piloswine being a Ground-type.
  • The first syllable in Piloswine's name is pronounced with a short "i" by the announcer in Pokémon Battle Revolution; in keeping with its name origin, it is pronounced with a long "i" in the anime.

Origin

Piloswine's size/appearance seem to be based off a mix of a yak, whose mountainous habitat echoes that of the Ice Path in Northern Johto, and a boar. It also share traits with Mastodons/Mammoths the latter of which is expressed in its later evolution.

Name origin

A combination of pilose, meaning "covered in distinct hairs", and swine (pig). Pilo may also come from the Pliocene period, which is the period the arctic ice cap formed.

Its Japanese name may be a combination of 猪 inoshishi, boar, and ブーブー bū bū, an onomatopoeia for oinking.

In other languages

  • German: Keifel - From Keiler (boar) and Fell (fur). Possibly also from keifen (to nag or shriek).
  • French: Cochignon - From cochon (pig) and chignon (hair bun).
  • Korean: 메꾸리 Mekkuri

Related articles

External links

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