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Jaroda #497: Jaroda
Pokémon
#499: Chaobu Chaobu
Pokabu
ポカブ Pokabu
#498
190px
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Fire '
Category
Fire Pig Pokémon
Abilities
Blaze Thick Fat
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Not in any regional Pokédex
Regional Browser numbers
Height
0'0"
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
0.0 lbs.
Imperial
9.9 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F498.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Ground group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 28 Battle Exp.: 281*

(Japanese: ポカブ Pokabu) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Pokabu evolves into Chaobu starting at level 17, which evolves into Enbuoo starting at level 36.

Along with Tsutarja and Mijumaru, Pokabu is one of the starter Pokémon of the Isshu region, able to be chosen at the beginning of Pokémon Black and White.

Biology

Physiology

Pokabu is a pig-like Pokémon, primarily orange in coloration with the additional colors of black, pink, and yellow on various portions of its body. It has large, ovular eyes, an archetypically piglike ruddy-pink nose, and a thick stripe of yellow over its snout. Much of its face has black coloration, and its ears, long and oblong, are positioned closely together on the top of its head. Pokabu has short legs, with the extremities of its forefeet being black in coloration. There is a band of black on its lower back and rear, from which extends its coiled tail, topped with a ruddy-red bauble-like adornment.

Gender differences

Special abilities

It can blow fire from its snout. When it's sick, this fire becomes smoke.

Behavior

Pokabu uses its fire-breathing abilities to cook its food. It will nimbly dodge opponents in a fight.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Pokabu anime.png
Pokabu in the anime

A Pokabu makes an appearance in BW001, under the ownership of Professor Araragi.

Another Pokabu will appear in BW004.

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Pokabu is the starter choice of Black, one of the protagonists of the Black & White chapter.

File:Cheren MPBW.png
Cheren and Pokabu

In the Pokémon Master Black & White manga

Pokabu is Cheren's starter Pokémon in the Pokémon Master Black & White manga series.

In the TCG

Main article: Pokabu (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black てきの こうげきを みがるに よけて はなから ひのたまを うちだす。ほのおで きのみを やいて たべる。
White はなの あなから ほのおを ふく。カゼを ひくと ほのおでは なく まっくろな けむりに なってしまう。
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Araragi in Kanoko Town.
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 63
61 - 126 117 - 247
Defense: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total: 308   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
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
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
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
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
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
033 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
099 Odor Sleuth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
1313 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 —% 40
1515 Nitro Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
1919 Smog Poison Special 02020 07070% 20
2121 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
2525 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
2727 Heat Stamp Fire Physical 0000 100100% 10
3131 Assurance Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
3333 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100100% 15
3737 Head Smash Rock Physical 150150 08080% 5
3939 Roar Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
4343 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Pokabu obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pokabu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pokabu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
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 Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
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 Fire Sprite.png TM43 Nitro Charge Fire Physical 05050 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 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echo Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140140 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Devastate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
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 Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Bolt Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
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 Pokabu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pokabu

By breeding

  • Covet
  • Body Slam
  • Thrash
  • Magnitude
  • Superpower
  • Curse
  • Endeavor
  • Yawn
  • Sleep Talk

By tutoring

Special moves

TCG-only moves

Side game data

Evolution

Pokabu
Unevolved
Pokabu
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 17


Chaobu
First evolution
Chaobu
 Fire  Fighting 
Rare Candy
Level 36


Enbuoo
Second evolution
Enbuoo
 Fire  Fighting 

Sprites

Trivia

The three silhouettes on Pokémon Sunday
  • Pokabu and its fellow Black and White starters were first revealed as silhouettes on the May 9, 2010 episode of Pokémon Sunday. They were later revealed in full in the June 2010 issue of CoroCoro.
  • Pokabu has the higher HP stat of the other two Isshu starters.

Origin

Ken Sugimori said that Pokabu and its evolutions were meant to evoke a Chinese feel. It appears to be based on a saddleback piglet. Its typing and appearance are reminiscent of Zhu Bajie, a pig demon from the Chinese tale, Journey to the West. Infernape is also based on another character from the novel, Sun Wukong, and has a similar design.

Name origin

Pokabu is derived from ぽかぽか pokapoka, warmth circulating through one's body, combined with 豚 buta, pig; or ブー , "oink".

In other languages

External links

Notes

Starter Pokémon
Kanto
Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur
Charmander
Charmander
Squirtle
Squirtle
Johto
Chikorita
Chikorita
Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
Totodile
Totodile
Hoenn
Treecko
Treecko
Torchic
Torchic
Mudkip
Mudkip
Sinnoh
Turtwig
Turtwig
Chimchar
Chimchar
Piplup
Piplup
Unova
Snivy
Snivy
Tepig
Tepig
Oshawott
Oshawott
Kalos
Chespin
Chespin
Fennekin
Fennekin
Froakie
Froakie
Yellow
Pikachu
Pikachu (player)
Eevee
Eevee (rival)
Colosseum
EspeonUmbreon
Espeon and Umbreon
XD
Eevee
Eevee
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