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Tepig (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Tepig (disambiguation).
Tepig
Fire Pig Pokémon
ポカブ
Pokabu
#498
Tepig

Tepig

Tepig

Tepig
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Blaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Thick Fat
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Tepig

Mega Tepig Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 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
21.8 lbs. 9.9 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
#498
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#004/#004
Unova
#000
Kalos
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
28
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F498.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Tepig (Japanese: ポカブ Pokabu) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Pignite starting at level 17, which evolves into Emboar starting at level 36.

Along with Snivy and Oshawott, Tepig is one of three starter Pokémon of Unova available at the beginning of Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2.

Biology

Tepig is a quadruped, pig-like Pokémon that is primarily orange. It has oval eyes, a pink nose, and a thick yellow stripe on its snout. The upper portion of its head is dark brown, and its long, pointed ears are positioned closely together. Tepig has short legs, and its front feet are dark brown. A dark brown band covers its lower back and rear. Its curly tail is tipped with a ruddy pink sphere.

Tepig is a nimble Pokémon capable of blowing fire from its snout. It will cloak itself in these flames in order to use its signature move, Heat Crash. However, it will spout thick, black smoke when ill. Tepig will roast berries before eating them, but occasionally gets overexcited and burns them.

In the anime

Tepig in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Tepig

Tepig appears in The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice!, who was previously owned by an arrogant Trainer, but was released because it lost against a Deerling during a battle. Ash caught it after gaining its trust. It later evolved in Evolution by Fire! during a battle with its previous Trainer.

Other

A Tepig makes an appearance in In the Shadow of Zekrom!, under the ownership of Professor Juniper, as one of the starter Pokémon to be chosen by Trip. In New Places... Familiar Faces!, Nanette chose this Tepig as her starter.

Minor appearances

In A Connoisseur's Revenge! multiple Trainers' Tepig were seen at a Poké Mart.

One also appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

A Tepig appeared in a fantasy in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!.

A Tepig appeared as a mask for the festival in Capacia Island UFO!.

A Tepig appeared as a plush toy in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

A Tepig appeared as a piggybank in XY043.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW004 Tepig Ash's Pokédex Tepig, the Fire Pig Pokémon. Normally, fire shoots out of Tepig's snout, but it shoots out smoke instead when it is feeling ill.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Tepig in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Tep
Main article: Gigi

Tepig, along with Oshawott and Snivy appear when Black accidentally drops his box containing the Pokémon. The Tepig eventually joins his team and is named "Tep". White also has a Tepig in her possession called "Gigi" that is an actress for the BW Agency. The two get along very well and eventually Tep becomes an actor for the BW Agency as well.

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

Tepig is Cheren's starter Pokémon in the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga series.

In the TCG

Main article: Tepig (TCG)

Game data

Tepig as seen in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond

As the player

Tepig appears as one of the player characters in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. He's very ambitious and has a big heart for a small Pokémon. His dream is to become strong and powerful like his mentor, Emboar, who watches over and protects the Crag Area. When he first meets Pikachu, Oshawott, and Snivy, he challenges them to a battle after having been fired out of a cannon. He later forgives them and decides to accompany them in saving the PokéPark to gain experience and skill to make himself stronger.

Tepig is also playable in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. The player may choose to be transformed into Tepig, or have the partner be one.

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 It can deftly dodge its foe's attacks while shooting fireballs from its nose. It roasts berries before it eats them.
White It blows fire through its nose. When it catches a cold, the fire becomes pitch-black smoke instead.
Black 2 It loves to eat roasted berries, but sometimes it gets too excited and burns them to a crisp.
White 2
Generation VI
X It can deftly dodge its foe's attacks while shooting fireballs from its nose. It roasts berries before it eats them.
Y It loves to eat roasted berries, but sometimes it gets too excited and burns them to a crisp.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Starter Pokémon from Professor Juniper in Nuvema Town
Black 2 White 2
Starter Pokémon from Bianca in Aspertia City
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Playable Pokémon, Mount Tepid, Smoking Mountain, Slumbering Cave, Magnagate dungeons,
Path of No Return
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Echo Valley
Lava: Volcanic Slope
Meadow: Trailhead Field
Pokémon Conquest Ignis

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 VI, 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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 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 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
1919 Smog Poison Special 03030 07070% 20
2121 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
2525 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
2727 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100100% 10
3131 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
3333 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 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 Tepig obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tepig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tepig
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 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 06060 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 Solar Beam 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
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 Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame 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 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM60 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM69 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
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 Tepig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tepig
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TorkoalSphealSealeoWalreinPuruglyChespin
QuilladinChesnaughtPanchamPangoro
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinoone
SlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
NumelCameruptTorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
RattataRaticateDunsparceWoobatSwoobat Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
WailmerWailord Heavy Slam Steel Physical 100% 10
SandshrewSandslashDiglettDugtrioDonphanNumel
Camerupt
Magnitude Ground Physical 100% 30
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurret
PoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsol
GlameowPurrloinLiepardFurfrou
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
BidoofBibarelDarumakaDarmanitanBeartic Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
NidokingMankeyPrimeapeTaurosTeddiursaUrsaring
PiloswineMamoswineSpindaBlitzleZebstrikaSandile
KrokorokDarumakaDarmanitanCubchooBearticBouffalant
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumel
CameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansear
Munna
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tepig 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 Tepig in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tepig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tepig
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Fire Pledge Fire Special 80 100% 10
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Tepig can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Tepig cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tepig
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tepig
  • 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!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
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 I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
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.
PCP498.png HP: ★★★ Move: Ember
Attack: Ability 1: Blaze
Defense: Ability 2: Spirit
Speed: ★★ Ability 3: Celebrate
Evolves into Pignite when its Attack is 41 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kazutoyo, Tatsuko, and Naomasa

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 498.png Spr b 5b 498.png Spr 5b 498.png Spr b 5b 498.png
Spr 5b 498 s.png Spr b 5b 498 s.png Spr 5b 498 s.png Spr b 5b 498 s.png
Front Back Front Back
498MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Tepig images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

The three silhouettes on Pokémon Sunday

Origin

Tepig is based on a British Saddleback piglet. Ken Sugimori has said that Tepig, Pignite, and Emboar were designed in a Chinese style. Because of this, Tepig may be based on Zhu Bajie, a pig demon from the Chinese tale Journey to the West.

Name origin

Tepig is a combination of tepid (lukewarm) and pig.

Pokabu is a combination of ぽかぽか pokapoka (warmth circulating through one's body) and 豚 buta (pig) or ブー (oink).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポカブ Pokabu From ぽかぽか pokapoka and buta or ブー
France Flag.png French Gruikui From gruik and cuit
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tepig Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Floink From Flamme and oink
Italy Flag.png Italian Tepig Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뚜꾸리 ttukkuri From 뜨거운 tteugeo-un or 뜨끈뜨끈 ddeukkeun-ddeukkeun and 꿀꿀 kkul-kkul


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