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*Swinub's shiny form has changed frequently; it was blue in [[Generation II]], gray in [[Generation III]], and green in [[Generation IV]].
 
*Swinub's shiny form has changed frequently; it was blue in [[Generation II]], gray in [[Generation III]], and green in [[Generation IV]].
 
*As part of a very obvious [[April Fool's Day 2009|April Fool's Day]] joke in 2009, [[Bulbanews]] reported that a Swinub was found in Kelang, an island off {{wp|Indonesia}}. It was then taken to {{wp|Area 51}}.
 
*As part of a very obvious [[April Fool's Day 2009|April Fool's Day]] joke in 2009, [[Bulbanews]] reported that a Swinub was found in Kelang, an island off {{wp|Indonesia}}. It was then taken to {{wp|Area 51}}.
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*Despite beeing introducted as a {{t|Ground}}-type (albeit secondary) in generation II, it could not learn any Ground-type moves by level-up until generation IV.
   
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 17:20, 29 August 2009

Magcargo #219: Magcargo
Pokémon
#221: Piloswine Piloswine
Swinub
ウリムー Urimoo
#220
220Swinub.png
Artwork from HG/SS
Type
Ice Ground
Category
Pig Pokémon
Abilities
Oblivious or Snow Cloak
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#191
Hoenn
#360
Sinnoh
#203
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
14.3 lbs.
Imperial
6.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
225 (29.4%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F220.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Ground group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 78 Battle Exp.: 781*

Swinub (Japanese: ウリムー Urimoo) is a dual-type Ice/Ground Pokémon.

It evolves into Piloswine starting at level 33, who evolves into Mamoswine when leveled up while knowing AncientPower.

Biology

Physiology

Living in frigid temperatures, these Pokémon are covered in dense hair to keep them warm. They use their noses to dig through mud and snow, looking for anything edible. Their sense of smell is quite powerful, able to smell food through thick snow.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Swinub are known for their ability to find underground springs.

Behavior

This Pokémon is known to use its hardy and reliable nose to sniff out food. Occasionally, it will come across hot springs while scouring the ground. When a Swinub finds an attractive smell, it will run desperately to find out the source of the aroma.

Habitat

Swinub has been known to be found in icy areas, notably Ice Path and Route 217.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

This Pokémon's favorite food is a certain type of mushroom that grows under dead grass.

In the anime

Swinub first appeared in Spring Fever. There were three named "Sue", "Ein" and "Ub", and they were used by Peggy and her father to sniff out places to dig for hot springs.

File:Swinub.jpg
Swinub in the anime

A Swinub was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

Swinub also make a cameo in Queen of the Serpentine. The little Pig Pokémon was one of Lucy's pets.

One of the Pokémon that was with a Poké-Sitter named Matt in Pinch Healing! was a Swinub.

Swinub also made an appearance as one of the Pokémon owned by Nurse Joy in Drifloon on the Wind!.

Three Swinub were featured in Hot Springing a Leak!; they were owned by Leona, another one of Dawn's childhood friends.

It was also seen as part of Lila's famous "tiger lily smile" in Battling the Generation Gap!.

Dawn captured a Swinub in Hungry For the Good Life!, and it evolved into Piloswine in Sleepless in Pre-Battle!. It evolved into Mamoswine in A Breed Stampede!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP063 Swinub Dawn's Pokédex Swinub, the Pig Pokémon. Swinub love mushrooms that grow under the dead grass, searching for them by smell and often discovering hot springs in the process.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

Swinub is seen as one of the Pokémon under Pryce. When Pryce is lost in time, a Swinub is seen with him.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Special PS163 Once it smells a nice fragrance, it'll dash towards it.*

In the TCG

Main article: Swinub (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 It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
Silver If it smells something enticing, it dashes headlong off to find the source of the aroma.
Crystal It uses the tip of its nose to dig for food. Its nose is so tough that even frozen ground poses no problem.
Stadium 2 It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
Generation III
Ruby Swinub roots for food by rubbing its snout against the ground. Its favorite food is a mushroom that grows under the cover of dead grass. This Pokémon occasionally roots out hot springs.
Sapphire Swinub roots for food by rubbing its snout against the ground. Its favorite food is a mushroom that grows under the cover of dead grass. This Pokémon occasionally roots out hot springs.
Emerald It roots for food by rubbing its snout against the ground. Its favorite food is a mushroom that grows under dried grass. It occasionally roots out hot springs.
FireRed If it smells something enticing, it dashes headlong off to find the source of the aroma.
LeafGreen It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
Generation IV
Diamond It loves eating mushrooms that grow under dead grass. It also finds hot springs while foraging.
Pearl It loves eating mushrooms that grow under dead grass. It also finds hot springs while foraging.
Platinum It has a very sensitive nose. It can locate mushrooms, berries, and even hot springs buried under ice.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
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
Common Ice Path
Crystal
Common Ice Path
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Icefall Cave
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Phenac City (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Swarm Route 217
Platinum
uncommon Route 217, Acuity Lakefront
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
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 Channel Mt. Snowfall
Pokémon Trozei! SOL Laboratory 3
Endless Level 34
Forever Level 4
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Sinister Woods (1F-3F)
Wish Cave (17F-25F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Final Maze (B1-B48)
Pokémon Ranger Panula Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Crysta Cave

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Def: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Speed: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total: 250   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.


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

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By leveling up

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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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Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 22+ Purified moves
Shadow Blitz Shadow Box XD 220.png Charm Normal
Shadow Wave Shadow AncientPower Rock
-- Mist Ice
-- Mud Shot Ground

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

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 220.png Spr 2s 220.png Spr 2c 220.gif Spr b 2g 220.png
Spr 2g 220 s.png Spr 2s 220 s.png Spr 2c 220 s.gif Spr b 2g 220 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 220.png Spr 3e 220.png Spr 3r 220.png Spr b 3r 220.png
Spr 3r 220 s.png Spr 3e 220 s.png Spr 3r 220 s.png Spr b 3r 220 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 220.png Spr 4p 220.png Spr 4h 220.png Spr b 4d 220.png
Spr 4d 220 s.png Spr 4p 220 s.png Spr 4h 220 s.png Spr b 4d 220 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 220.png Spr 5b 220.png Spr b 5b 220.png
Spr 5b 220 s.png Spr 5b 220 s.png Spr b 5b 220 s.png
Swinub For other sprites and images, please see Swinub images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • The only time that Swinub's eyes have been seen open was during the battle between Pryce and Erika in Round 163 of Pokémon Special when Pryce ordered his to dodge Erika's Skiploom's attack.
  • Swinub is one of the few Pokémon with the same sprite in both Gold and Silver.
  • Before the introduction of Mamoswine, Swinub and its evolved form Piloswine were very similar to Mankey and Primeape. Both are the combination of a pig and another animal, had only two evolutionary stages, the final form's English name began with "P", and both are the pigs of their generations followed by Spoink and Grumpig.
  • Swinub's shiny form has changed frequently; it was blue in Generation II, gray in Generation III, and green in Generation IV.
  • As part of a very obvious April Fool's Day joke in 2009, Bulbanews reported that a Swinub was found in Kelang, an island off Indonesia. It was then taken to Area 51.
  • Despite beeing introducted as a Ground-type (albeit secondary) in generation II, it could not learn any Ground-type moves by level-up until generation IV.

Origin

Swinub's size/appearance seem to be based off a mix of a Peruvian guinea pig, and a wild boar piglet. It may also be based on wordplay of the groundhog. Both are similar in characteristics and behavior, and the two words that make up Groundhog can be broken down to describe Swinub. Ground is Swinub's type, and Hog is another word for pig.

Name origin

Swinub's name is a combination of swine and nub, referring to its lump-like nose. Its Japanese name may be a combination of 瓜坊 uribō, a wild boar piglet, and ぶう ぶう bū bū, an onomatopoeia for oinking.

In other languages

  • German: Quiekel - From quieken (sounds that pigs make) and Ferkel (piglet).
  • French: Marcacrin - From marcassin (wild boar piglet) and crin (horse hair).
  • Korean: 꾸꾸리 Kkukkuri

Related articles

External links

Magcargo #219: Magcargo
Pokémon
#221: Piloswine Piloswine
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