Pignite (Pokémon)

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Tepig #498: Tepig
Pokémon
#500: Emboar Emboar
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Pignite (disambiguation).
Pignite
Fire Pig Pokémon
チャオブー
Chaoboo
#499
Pignite



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Fighting
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Blaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Thick Fat
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5397 - 5653 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Pignite
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
122.4 lbs. 55.5 kg
Pignite
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#499
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#005/#005
Unova
#000
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
146
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Pignite
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F499.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Pignite (Japanese: チャオブー Chaoboo) is a dual-type Fire/Fighting Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Tepig starting at level 17 and evolves into Emboar starting at level 36.

Biology

Pignite is a bipedal, pig-like Pokémon. Its chubby body is orange with brown bands around its shoulders, sides, belly, hands, and from the back of its head down its snout. Yellow bands encircle its wrists, and swirled yellow designs bulge from its chest. It has a red pig-like nose, pointed ears, and two pointed teeth that protrude from its lower jaw. Its hands have two claws each, while its feet have only a single nail. Its tail is curled with a tuft of fur at the tip.

Pignite has a fire in its stomach, which it fuels with food. The intensity of this flame increases as fuel is added or when Pignite is angered. As the flame grows stronger, Pignite's speed increases. When in trouble, Pignite emits smoke. Its signature move is Heat Crash.

In the anime

Pignite in the anime

Major appearances

Bianca's Pignite

Pignite made its debut appearance in Minccino-Neat and Tidy! under the ownership of Bianca. It later evolved into Emboar before Search for the Clubultimate!.

Ash's Pignite

Ash's Tepig evolved into a Pignite in Evolution by Fire!.

Minor appearances

An unnamed Trainer in Castelia City used a Pignite to try to stop a swarm of Venipede in A Venipede Stampede!.

A Pignite appeared in a fantasy in The Clubsplosion Begins!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW013 Pignite Ash's Pokédex Pignite, the Fire Pig Pokémon and the evolved form of Tepig. Pignite's food converts into fuel for the flame that burns in its stomach, and when fuel burns in its stomach, its speed increases.
BW077 Pignite Ash's Pokédex Pignite, the Fire Pig Pokémon. Pignite moves faster when its internal flame becomes more intense. This also occurs when it gets angry.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Bo

Black's Tepig, nicknamed Tep, that he received from Professor Juniper evolved in The Case of the Missing Pokémon, while battling against Burgh's Dwebble. The day after finding and returning the missing Pokémon, Black renamed Tep to Nite. He has since evolved into an Emboar, and renamed Bo.

In the TCG

Main article: Pignite (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black When its internal fire flares up, its movements grow sharper and faster. When in trouble, it emits smoke.
White Whatever it eats becomes fuel for the flame in its stomach. When it is angered, the intensity of the flame increases.
Black 2 The more it eats, the more fuel it has to make the fire in its stomach stronger. This fills it with even more power.
White 2
Generation VI
X The more it eats, the more fuel it has to make the fire in its stomach stronger. This fills it with even more power.
Y When its internal fire flares up, its movements grow sharper and faster. When in trouble, it emits smoke.
Omega Ruby The more it eats, the more fuel it has to make the fire in its stomach stronger. This fills it with even more power.
Alpha Sapphire When its internal fire flares up, its movements grow sharper and faster. When in trouble, it emits smoke.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Tepig
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Tepig
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Tepig
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Breed Emboar

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: World Axle - B1F, Volcanic Slope; Meadow: Trailhead Field
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Conquest
Ignis, Pugilis
MD GTI
Smoking Mountain (1F-14F), Magnagate dungeons
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: Walking a Thin Line
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Colossal Forest: Stage 2
Shuffle
Event: Pignite Blazes onto Stage!
Rumble World
Black Realm: Blustery Grove (All Areas, Entrance Boss)

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 93
88 - 159 171 - 313
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total: 418   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 VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Arm Thrust Fighting Physical 01515 100100% 20
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Odor Sleuth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
Evo.Evo. Arm Thrust Fighting Physical 01515 100100% 20
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 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
2020 Smog Poison Special 03030 07070% 20
2323 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
2828 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3131 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100100% 10
3636 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
3939 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
4444 Head Smash Rock Physical 150150 08080% 5
4747 Roar Normal Status 0000 —% 20
5252 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pignite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pignite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM22Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM47Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM50Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM52Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM61Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM71Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM74Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM84Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pignite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pignite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
DunsparceTorkoalSphealSealeoWalreinPurugly
ChespinQuilladinChesnaughtPanchamPangoro
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinoone
SlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
NumelCameruptTorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateDunsparceWoobat
SwoobatLitleoPyroar
Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
WailmerWailordMudbrayMudsdale Heavy Slam Steel Physical 100% 10
SandshrewSandslashDiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrio
DonphanNumelCamerupt
Magnitude Ground Physical 100% 30
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateDiglettDiglett
DugtrioDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyena
MawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowStunky
SkuntankPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowsticKomala
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
BidoofBibarelDarumakaDarmanitanBearticMudbray
MudsdaleStuffulBewear
Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
NidokingMankeyPrimeapeTaurosTeddiursaUrsaring
PiloswineMamoswineSpindaBlitzleZebstrikaSandile
KrokorokDarumakaDarmanitanCubchooBearticBouffalant
LittenTorracatIncineroarYungoosGumshoosStufful
BewearPassimianKomala
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
WooperQuagsireDunsparcePoochyenaMightyenaSlakoth
SlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotas
HippowdonPansearMunnaYungoosGumshoosKomala
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pignite in Generation VII
  • 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 Pignite in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pignite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pignite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M Fire Pledge Fire Special 80 100% 10
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Pignite can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Pignite cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pignite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pignite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VII
Other generations:
V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pignite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pignite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2499.png Strong: Oshawott icon.png Weak: Snivy icon.pngTepig icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He was looking for a Pokémon to teach Fire-type moves. He was impressed by Tepig's fire and made him his apprentice.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP499.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Heat Crash
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Blaze
Ability 2: Spirit
Ability 3: Celebrate
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves from Tepig when its Attack is 41 or higher
Evolves into Emboar when its Attack is 115 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kazutoyo, Tatsuko, and Naomasa
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT499.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 80 Raise Max Level.png 0

#262
Shuffle499.png

Heavy Hitter
Attacks sometimes deal greater damage than usual.


Evolution

498Tepig.png
Unevolved
Tepig
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 17
499Pignite.png
First evolution
Pignite
 Fire  Fighting 
Rare Candy
Level 36
500Emboar.png
Second evolution
Emboar
 Fire  Fighting 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 499.png Spr b 5b 499.png Spr 5b2 499.png Spr b 5b 499.png
Spr 5b 499 s.png Spr b 5b 499 s.png Spr 5b 499 s.png Spr b 5b 499 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 499.png Spr b 6x 499.png Spr 6x 499.png Spr b 6x 499.png
Spr 6x 499 s.png Spr b 6x 499 s.png Spr 6x 499 s.png Spr b 6x 499 s.png
Front Back Front Back
499MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Pignite images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Pignite was revealed internationally in the opening Black and White.
  • Pignite was a popular fan name given to Tepig before either Pokémon's English name was officially revealed.
  • Pignite and its evolutionary relatives were created by Lee HyunJung.

Origin

Ken Sugimori has said that Tepig, Pignite, and Emboar were designed in a Chinese style. Because of this, they may be based on Zhu Bajie, a pig demon from the Chinese tale Journey to the West. Infernape is also based on a character from the novel, Sun Wukong, and has a similar design. Pignite looks much like a British Saddleback or wild boar in a wrestling singlet. The swirls on its chest resemble the patterns on a ding or ancient Greek pottery.

Name origin

Pignite is a combination of pig and ignite.

Chaoboo may be a combination of 超 chāo (Chinese for super) or 炒 chǎo (Chinese for stir frying) and 豚 buta (pig) or ブー (oink).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese チャオブー Chaoboo From chāo or chǎo and buta or ブー
France Flag.png French Grotichon From gros, rôti, and cochon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pignite Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Ferkokel From Ferkel and kokeln
Italy Flag.png Italian Pignite Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 차오꿀 Chaokkul From chāo or chǎo and 꿀꿀 kkul-kkul
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 炒炒豬 / 炒炒猪 Chǎochǎozhū From chǎo and zhū.


Related articles

External links


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