Bianca's Emboar

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Bianca's Pignite
ベルのチャオブー Bel's Chaoboo
Poké Ball
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Bianca's Pignite
Debuts in Minccino-Neat and Tidy!
Caught at Nuvema Town
Evolves in Prior to Minccino-Neat and Tidy!
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Current location With Bianca
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This Pokémon spent an unknown number of episodes as Tepig.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Tepig Not Shown
As Pignite Akeno Watanabe Marc Thompson

Bianca's Pignite (Japanese: ベルのチャオブー Bel's Chaoboo) is the Pokémon Bianca started with in the anime.


Pignite made his debut 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 it with Take Down followed by a powerful Heat Crash attack. Despite him having 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 countinued his battle against her instead. He struggled in the battle, but the winner of the battle was not seen.

In BW039, 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 BW049. 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.

Personality and characteristics

Undoubtedly Pignite is the powerhouse of Bianca's team. He alone was able to earn Bianca her first two badges. His personality is a lot like his Trainer's as he can become pouty and throw a tantrum when his attacks fail to work.

Moves used

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Using Flame Charge
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!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Tepig and Pignite.

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