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Bianca's Emboar

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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 Search for the Clubultimate!
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 Marc Thompson

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

History

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 towards him with Take Down followed by a powerful Heat Crash attack.  Despite him gaining 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 Search for the Clubultimate! it was revealed that Pignite had evolved into an Emboar sometime before the Clubsplosion 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 attacked him with a Bulk Up powered Strength, 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 Flamethrower before Georgia could finish her lecture. Flamethrower did a lot of damage to the Steel-type Pokémon. He collided with Bisharp's Guillotine attack with Hammer Arm and after enduring a Metal Sound-Iron Head combo, Emboar won the match with a second Flamethrower. In the next episode, Emboar faced off against Stephan's Sawk. After Emboar missed with a Hammer Arm attack, he was hit hard by a Bulk Up powered Karate Chop. Emboar's attacks continued to prove too slow for Sawk's speedy movements and he was defeated by a Bulk Up powered Close Combat attack and a double Karate Chop, eliminating him and Bianca from the tournament.

Emboar was sent out to battle against Mikael's Watchog in the first round of the Vertress Conference in Curtain Up, Unova League!, and was able to easily defeat the Normal-type Pokémon. In the second round, Emboar was the second Pokémon Bianca sent out to face Cameron's Samurott in her two on two battle against him. Despite the type-disadvantage, Emboar was able to withstand an Aqua Jet attack and a Hydro Cannon before infatuating Samurott with Attract. Emboar then easily beat Samurott with a rapid Arm Thrust and a powerful Hammer Arm. Emboar then had to face Cameron's Riolu. He started with an Arm Thrust attack, however Riolu dodged it and when Emboar attempted a Hammer Arm, Riolu countered with Circle Throw. Emboar stood up, only to be knocked down by multiple Force Palm attacks. He then grabbed the much smaller Riolu and threw it across the battle field, although Riolu was able to recover and land on its feet. Emboar then used Flamethrower, only for it to be dodged and then used back at him through the use of Riolu's Copycat. Emboar was finally knocked out by Vacuum Wave; eliminating Bianca from the Vertress Conference.

Personality and characteristics

Emboar is, undoubtedly, the powerhouse of Bianca's team. He alone was able to earn Bianca her first two Badges. As a Pignite, his personality was 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!. However, ever since he evolved into Emboar, he has shown to grow out of this behavior. He is now proud of his power, obedient to his Trainer, and able to take hits and defeats calmly, almost in the same way as Bianca has developed in her journey. He also has been shown to be clumsy like Bianca, seen in Search for the Clubultimate! when Bianca tripped on the battlefield and Emboar tried to catch her from falling, but to no avail.

Moves used

Bianca Pignite Tackle.png
Using Tackle
as a Pignite
Bianca Emboar Flamethrower.png
Using Flamethrower
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  Search for the Clubultimate!
Hammer Arm  Search for the Clubultimate!
Fling A Clubsplosion of Excitement!
Attract  Mission: Defeat Your Rival!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Bianca's game counterpart uses Tepig and its evolutions in Pokémon Black and White and Black 2 and White 2, in case the player chose Oshawott as their starter. It also appears in the Pokémon World Tournament, regardless of the choice.

Pokémon Black and White
First battle
(Nuvema Town)
Second battle
(Route 2)
Third battle
(Castelia Gate)
Spr 5b 498.png
Type:
  Fire  
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Tepig Lv.5
Tackle
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
  --  
   
  --  
   
Spr 5b 498.png
Type:
  Fire  
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Tepig Lv.7
Tackle
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Ember
Fire Special
  --  
   
Spr 5b 499.png
Types:
  Fire     Fighting  
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Pignite Lv.20
Defense Curl
Normal Status
Flame Charge
Fire Physical
Arm Thrust
Fighting Physical
Smog
Poison Special
Fourth battle
(Driftveil City)
Fifth battle
(Route 8)
Post-game
rematches
Spr 5b 499.png
Types:
  Fire     Fighting  
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Pignite Lv.28
Arm Thrust
Fighting Physical
Smog
Poison Special
Rollout
Rock Physical
Take Down
Normal Physical
Spr 5b 500.png
Types:
  Fire     Fighting  
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Emboar Lv.40
Rollout
Rock Physical
Take Down
Normal Physical
Heat Crash
Fire Physical
Assurance
Dark Physical
Spr 5b 500.png
Types:
  Fire     Fighting  
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Emboar Lv.65
Return
Normal Physical
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Wild Charge
Electric Physical


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Pokémon World Tournament Memory Link
Driftveil Tournament World Leaders Tournament (Nuvema Town)
Spr 5b 499.png
Types:
  Fire     Fighting  
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Pignite/ Lv.25
Attract
Normal Status
Arm Thrust
Fighting Physical
Flame Charge
Fire Physical
Assurance
Dark Physical
Spr 5b 500.png
Types:
  Fire     Fighting  
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
Bag Life Orb Sprite.png Life Orb
Emboar/ Lv.50
Scald
Water Special
Superpower
Fighting Physical
Overheat
Fire Special
Grass Knot
Grass Special
Spr 5b 500.png
Types:
  Fire     Fighting  
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Emboar Lv.65
Return
Normal Physical
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Wild Charge
Electric Physical

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends manga

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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