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Swinub (Pokémon)

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Magcargo #219: Magcargo
Pokémon
#221: Piloswine Piloswine
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Swinub (disambiguation).
Swinub
Pig Pokémon
ウリムー
Urimoo
#220
Swinub

Swinub

Swinub

Swinub
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ice Ground
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Oblivious or Snow Cloak Cacophony
Cacophony
Thick Fat
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Swinub

Mega Swinub Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
225 (29.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
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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
14.3 lbs. 6.5 kg
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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
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#220
Kanto
#195
Johto
#360
Hoenn
#203
Sinnoh
#258
Unova
Mountain
#076
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-172
Fiore
R-200
Almia
R-280/N-132
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
78
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
50
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
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
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F220.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves into Piloswine starting at level 33, which evolves into Mamoswine when leveled up while knowing Ancient Power.

Biology

Living in frigid temperatures, Swinub is covered in dense, brown, striped hair to keep it warm. The hair is so shaggy that it often covers its tuft-like small legs, making it appear like a legless lump. Swinub’s eyes appear as if they are perpetually closed. Swinub uses its pink, pig-like nose to dig through mud and snow, looking for anything edible. Occasionally, it will come across hot springs while scouring the ground. Its favorite food is a type of mushroom that grows beneath dead grass, though it also eats Berries. When a Swinub finds an attractive smell, it will run desperately to find out the source of the aroma. It inhabits cold places, such as icy caves, mountainous regions and frozen tundra.

In the anime

Swinub in the anime
A Swinub Egg in the anime

Major appearances

Dawn's Swinub

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

Other

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.

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

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

Minor appearances

Two Swinub were among the Pokémon resting in some hot springs in Entei at Your Own Risk.

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.

Swinub also made an appearance as one of the Pokémon owned by Nurse Joy in EP250 and in Drifloon on the Wind!.

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

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

A Swinub appeared in a flashback/fantasy in The Forest Champion!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP188 Swinub Ash's Pokédex Swinub, the Pig Pokémon. The Swinub has an extremely keen sense of smell, which it usually uses to find food.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Swinub is seen as one of the Pokémon under Pryce, and is often kept on his lap when he rides his wheelchair (and during battle). When Pryce becomes lost in time, the Swinub is trapped with him.

The same Swinub returned along with Pryce at Sinjoh Ruins, and it fought alongside with him against Dialgia.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures 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
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
Platinum It has a very sensitive nose. It can locate mushrooms, berries, and even hot springs buried under ice.
HeartGold It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
SoulSilver If it smells something enticing, it dashes headlong off to find the source of the aroma.
Generation V
Black It has a very sensitive nose. It can locate mushrooms, berries, and even hot springs buried under ice.
White
Black 2 Rooting the tip of its snout into the ground, it searches for food. Sometimes it even digs up a hot spring.
White 2
Generation VI
X It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
Y If it smells something enticing, it dashes off headlong to find the source of the aroma.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Ice Path
Crystal
Ice Path
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Icefall Cave
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Phenac City (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 217 (Swarm)
Platinum
Route 217, Acuity Lakefront
HeartGold SoulSilver
Ice Path
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Icy Mountain Rd.
Generation V
Black White
Breed Piloswine or Mamoswine
Black 2 White 2
Breed Piloswine or Mamoswine
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Piloswine

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 Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Mountain Pass, Breezy Meadow, Tempting Path, Crags of Lament, Magnagate dungeons,
Silent Tundra, Jaws of the Abyss (Golden Chamber), Smoking Mountain, Rusty Mountain (Golden Chamber),
Inflora Forest (Mapless Street)
Pokémon Ranger Panula Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Crysta Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Layuda Island
Ice Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Glacier: Frozen Tundra

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Whirlwind Swinub English United States 5 December 20 to 26, 2002

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Pokémon XD NeverMeltIce NeverMeltIce (100%)
FireRed LeafGreen Aspear Berry Aspear Berry (50%)

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/16 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Odor Sleuth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
055 Mud Sport Ground Status 0000 —% 15
088 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
1111 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
1414 Endure Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1818 Mud Bomb Ground Special 06565 08585% 10
2121 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
2424 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
2828 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3535 Mist Ice Status 0000 —% 30
3737 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
4040 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
4444 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
4848 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Swinub obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swinub
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swinub
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 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 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 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 06060 095}}95% 15
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 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swinub
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swinub
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
NidokingDewgongRhydonRhyperiorGlaceonSneasel
WeavileUrsaringPiloswineMamoswineDelibirdExploud
WailmerWailordWalreinEmpoleon
Avalanche Ice Physical 60 100% 10
RattataRaticateEkansArbokMeowthPersian
GrowlitheArcanineEeveeFlareonSnubbullGranbull
HoundourMawilePoochyenaMightyenaElectrikeManectric
LoudredExploudSeviperAbsolShinxLuxio
LuxrayHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchogLillipup
HerdierStoutlandPansagePansearPanpourSandile
KrokorokKrookodile
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
TorkoalSphealSealeoWalreinPuruglyChespin
QuilladinChesnaughtPanchamPangoro
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
NumelCameruptTorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
RattataRaticateEeveeCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosion
PhanpySkittyNumelSpindaHippopotasHippowdon
DeerlingSawsbuckSkiddoGogoat
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
DiglettDugtrioCameruptHippopotasHippowdonDrilbur
Excadrill
Fissure Ground Physical —% 5
Delibird Freeze-Dry* Ice Special 70 100% 20
Beartic Icicle Crash Ice Physical 85 90% 10
Seel Icicle Spear* Ice Physical 25 100% 30
WooperQuagsireChespinQuilladinChesnaughtBunnelby
Diggersby
Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
SandshrewSandslashNidokingDiglettDugtrioRhyhorn
RhydonRhyperiorDunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswine
PhanpyDonphanMawileNumelCameruptTorkoal
KecleonChimcharMonfernoInfernapePiplupPrinplup
EmpoleonBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonDrilbur
ExcadrillSandileKrokorokKrookodile
Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
GrowlithePonytaRapidashSeelDewgongRhyhorn
RhydonRhyperiorTaurosEeveeMareepFlaaffy
AmpharosDunsparceSnubbullGranbullSwinubPiloswine
MamoswinePhanpyStantlerPoochyenaMightyenaNumel
CameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonTepig
PigniteEmboarLillipupHerdierStoutlandDeerling
SawsbuckChespinQuilladinChesnaughtBunnelbyDiggersby
LitleoPyroarSkiddoGogoatFurfrou
Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Swinub in Generation VI
  • 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 Swinub in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swinub
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swinub
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Swinub can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Swinub cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swinub
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swinub
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani220.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP220.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 10.9%
Friend Area: Frigid Cavern
Phrases
51%-100% HP Mmm... I smell something nice... It fills me with happiness!
26%-50% HP My HP's half gone already...
1%-25% HP I'm done... I can't distinguish aromas anymore...
Level up Oh, yes! I leveled up! It fills me with happiness!
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 Oh, yes! I leveled up! It fills me with happiness!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP220.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Ground  Poké Assist: Ice PA.png
( Ice )
Field move: Tackle fm.png
(Tackle ×1)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 25 Max. exp.: 29
Browser entry  
Swinub might appear cute, but it charges the unwary at wicked speed.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Ground  Poké Assist: Ice PA.png
( Ice )
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry  
It breathes powdered snow and rams to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Ground  Ground Assist.png
( Ground )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
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
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
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

220Swinub.png
Unevolved
Swinub
 Ice  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 33
221Piloswine.png
First evolution
Piloswine
 Ice  Ground 
Rare Candy + TM Rock
Level up
knowing Ancient Power
473Mamoswine.png
Second evolution
Mamoswine
 Ice  Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 220.png Spr b 2g 220.png Spr 2s 220.png Spr b 2g 220.png Spr 2c 220.gif Spr b 2c 220.png
Spr 2g 220 s.png Spr b 2g 220 s.png Spr 2s 220 s.png Spr b 2g 220 s.png Spr 2c 220 s.gif Spr b 2c 220 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 220.png Spr b 3r 220.png Spr 3e 220.gif Spr b 3r 220.png Spr 3r 220.png Spr b 3r 220.png
Spr 3r 220 s.png Spr b 3r 220 s.png Spr 3e 220 s.gif Spr b 3r 220 s.png Spr 3r 220 s.png Spr b 3r 220 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 220.png Spr b 4d 220.png Spr 4p 220.png Spr b 4p 220.png Spr 4h 220.png Spr b 4p 220.png
Spr 4d 220 s.png Spr b 4d 220 s.png Spr 4p 220 s.png Spr b 4p 220 s.png Spr 4h 220 s.png Spr b 4p 220 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 220.png Spr b 5b 220.png Spr 5b 220.png Spr b 5b 220.png
Spr 5b 220 s.png Spr b 5b 220 s.png Spr 5b 220 s.png Spr b 5b 220 s.png
Front Back Front Back
220MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Swinub images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Swinub's eyes in Pokémon Adventures
  • Swinub has the lowest base stat total of all Ice-type Pokémon.
  • The only time that Swinub's eyes have been seen open was during the battle between Pryce and Erika in the Round Bringing up Bellossom from Pokémon Adventures 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.
  • Swinub is the only Pokémon that can be resistant to damage from all types of weather effects, including Shadow Sky, without the aid of an Ability.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver coding, it is revealed that Swinub has Mud Shot listed as a "new HGSS" Egg move, but it could already learn this move by breeding since Generation III.
  • Swinub and its evolutions are the only Pokémon weak to the types of all three starter Pokémon.

Origin

Swinub's size and appearance seem to be based on 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, while "Ground hog" describes Swinub's type and species quite well.

Name origin

Swinub is a combination of swine and nub (referring to its lump-like nose).

Urimoo may be a combination of 瓜坊 uribō (a wild boar piglet) and ブーブー bū bū (an onomatopoeia for oinking).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ウリムー Urimoo From 瓜坊 uribō and ブーブー būbū
France Flag.png French Marcacrin From marcassin and crin
Spain Flag.png Spanish Swinub Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Quiekel From quieken and Ferkel
Italy Flag.png Italian Swinub Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꾸꾸리 Kkukkuri From 꿀꿀 kkulkkul


Related articles

External links

Magcargo #219: Magcargo
Pokémon
#221: Piloswine Piloswine


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