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Piloswine (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Piloswine (disambiguation).
Piloswine
イノムー Inomoo
#221
221Piloswine.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Ice Ground
Category
Swine Pokémon
Abilities
Oblivious or Snow Cloak Thick Fat
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#196
Hoenn
#361
Sinnoh
#204
Unova
#259
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-173
Almia
R-201
Oblivia
R-281 N-133
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
Field 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's eyes

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 lethal, and floppy ears which are sensitive to sound. Piloswine has two beady eyes in its head; however, these are usually covered up by tufts of fur. 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.

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 Ground-type 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

It often digs for food buried beneath snow and ice.

In the anime

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!.

Pryce's Piloswine

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.

Other

In EP250, Nurse Joy's Piloswine wore a sled and was used for traveling fast through the Ice Cave.

Minor appearances

Piloswine wearing a sled
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.

A Piloswine was among the Pokémon resting in some hot springs in Entei at Your Own Risk.

A Piloswine under the ownership of an unknown Trainer battled in a qualifying match for the Silver Conference in A Claim to Flame!.

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.

A Piloswine appeared in the opening scenes of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

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

Piloswine as it appears in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Piloswine appeared in Volume 9 under the control of Carl, 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
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
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 Covered by a shaggy coat, it is strong against the cold. Its tusks of ice thicken when it snows.
White
Black 2 With its excellent sense of smell, it's even able to find mushrooms that are buried under frozen ground.
White 2
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
Uncommon Giant Chasm
Black 2 White 2
Uncommon Giant Chasm
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 Range
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Crysta Cave
Hia Valley
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Layuda Island
Ice Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Glacier: Frozen Tundra
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Iceberg Zone

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.


Pokéathlon 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
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100}}100% 5
000Start 000Start Peck Flying Physical 03535 100}}100% 35
000Start 000Start Odor Sleuth Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 40
000Start 000Start Mud Sport Ground Status 0000 —}}—% 15
000Start 000Start Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100}}100% 25
0044 0055 Mud Sport Ground Status 0000 —}}—% 15
0088 0088 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100}}100% 25
01313 01111 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
01616 01414 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
02020 01818 Mud Bomb Ground Special 06565 085}}85% 10
02525 02121 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
02828 02424 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
03232 02828 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
03333 03333 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 20
04848 03737 Mist Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 30
N/AN/A 04141 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
04040 04646 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
05656 05252 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
06565 05858 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Piloswine obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piloswine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piloswine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piloswine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piloswine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon AncientPower Rock Special 60 100% 5
NidokingDewgongRhydonRhyperiorGlaceonSneasel
WeavileUrsaringPiloswineMamoswineDelibirdExploud
WailmerWailordWalreinEmpoleon
Avalanche Ice Physical 60 100% 10
RattataRaticateEkansArbokMeowthPersian
GrowlitheArcanineEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareon
EspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSnubbullGranbull
HoundourHoundoomPoochyenaMightyenaLoudredExploud
MawileElectrikeManectricSeviperAbsolShinx
LuxioLuxrayHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchog
LillipupHerdierStoutlandPansageSimisagePansear
SimisearPanpourSimipourSandileKrokorokKrookodile
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
TorkoalSphealSealeoWalreinPurugly Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
TorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
RattataRaticateCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionPhanpy
DonphanSkittyDelcattyNumelCameruptSpinda
HippopotasHippowdonDeerlingSawsbuck
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
DiglettDugtrioCameruptHippopotasHippowdonDrilbur
Excadrill
Fissure Ground Physical —% 5
Beartic Icicle Crash Ice Physical 85 90% 10
SeelDewgong Icicle Spear* Ice Physical 25 100% 30
WooperQuagsire Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
SandshrewSandslashNidokingDiglettDugtrioRhyhorn
RhydonRhyperiorDunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswine
PhanpyDonphanNumelCameruptTorkoalKecleon
ChimcharMonfernoInfernapePiplupPrinplupEmpoleon
BidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdon
Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
GrowlithePonytaRapidashSeelDewgongRhyhorn
RhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeDunsparceSnubbull
GranbullSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyDonphan
StantlerPoochyenaMightyenaNumelCameruptBidoof
BibarelHippopotasHippowdonTepigPigniteEmboar
LillipupHerdierStoutlandDeerlingSawsbuck
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Piloswine in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Piloswine in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piloswine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piloswine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Piloswine can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Piloswine cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piloswine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piloswine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
220 Tackle Normal Physical 50 100% 35
220 Ice Shard Ice Physical 40 100% 30
220 FlailB2W2 Normal Physical 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piloswine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piloswine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Sheer Cold Piloswine (EX Team Rocket Returns 13)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani221.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP221.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Frigid Cavern
Phrases
51%-100% HP Is there an enemy in front? I can't see what lies ahead of me...
26%-50% HP My health is down by half already.
1%-25% HP I'm run-down... I couldn't charge if I wanted...
Level up Leveled up! But I still can't see to the front...
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Leveled up! But I still can't see to the front...
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP221.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Ground  Poké Assist: Ice PA.png
( Ice )
Field move: Tackle fm.pngTackle fm.pngTackle fm.png
(Tackle ×3)
Loops: 7 Min. exp.: 70 Max. exp.: 80
Browser entry  
With incredible speed, Piloswine charges anyone it notices. Be wary around it.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Ground  Poké Assist: Ice PA.png
( Ice )
Field move: Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Browser entry  
It breathes powdered snow to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Ground  Ground Assist.png
( Ground )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It triggers tremors to attack.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW221.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Piloswine is a good friend of Mamoswine's. They hang out in the Iceberg Zone. Piloswine really likes to play Empoleon's Snow Slide.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

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.
  • Due to their unique typing, Piloswine and its evolutionary family are the only Pokémon that are resistant to damage from all types of weather effects without the aid of an Ability. However, unlike Swinub, Piloswine cannot legitimately be a Shadow Pokémon in Pokémon XD, where Shadow Sky was introduced, and as such will still take damage from it.
  • 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 a move relearner in exchange for a Heart Scale.
  • 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.
  • Piloswine and its evolutionary relatives are the only Ice-type Pokémon in the brown color group.

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

Piloswine is a combination of pilose (to be covered in distinct hairs) and swine. Pilo may also refer to the Pliocene period, the time period when the arctic ice cap—or pillow—formed, referring to the Pokémon's puffy appearance.

Inomoo may be a combination of 猪 inoshishi (boar) and ブーブー bū bū (an onomatopoeia for oinking).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese イノムー Inomoo From inoshishi and ブーブー būbū
France Flag.png French Cochignon From cochon and chignon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Piloswine Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Keifel From Keiler, Fell and possibly keifen
Italy Flag.png Italian Piloswine Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메꾸리 Mekkuri


Related articles

External links

Swinub #220: Swinub
Pokémon
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