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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
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
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Tepig
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
Tepig
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#498
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#004/#004
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
62
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Tepig
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
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Footprint
F498.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Tepig (Japanese: ポカブ Pokabu) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

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 its debut appearance in In the Shadow of Zekrom!, under the ownership of Professor Juniper, as one of the Starter Pokémon to be chosen by Trip, however he chose Snivy instead.

In New Places... Familiar Faces!, Nanette chose a Tepig as her starter Pokémon.

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!.

Five Trainer's Tepig appeared in SM034.

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

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 movie adaptations

Main article: Ash's Tepig

Ash's Tepig appeared in White—Victini and Zekrom.

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

A Tepig appeared in PNA6.

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". He first appeared in Fussing and Fighting.

White also has a Tepig in her possession called "Gigi" that is an actress for the BW Agency. Her and Tep get along very well and eventually Tep becomes an actor for the BW Agency as well. She first appeared in Lights, Camera...Action.

In the Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends manga

Main article: Bianca's Tepig

Bianca was seen with a Tepig in Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends.

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

Main article: Shin's Tepig

Shin owned a Tepig in Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Tepig appeared in PMBW01.

In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga

Tepig debuted in TA39.

In the TCG

Main article: Tepig (TCG)

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Tepig appears as a stage Pokémon in the Kalos Pokémon League stage. It appears in the Blazing Chamber along with other Fire-type Pokémon, namely Infernape, Blaziken, and Pyroar.

Trophy information

NA: Tepig, the Fire Pig Pokémon. Instead of breathing fire from its mouth or ears, Tepig does so from its nostrils. Powerful in battle, Tepig's fire is also great for roasting berries, though it can get carried away and char them. Even as clumsy as it can be, who could possibly resist such a cute Pokémon?

PAL: Tepig is a Fire Pig Pokémon. It blows fire through...its mouth? Nope... Its ears? That's not right either... Oh, of course - its nose! That skill's not just handy in battle - it also lets Tepig roast its favourite food, berries! Sadly, it sometimes gets a little too excited about the idea and accidentally burns them to a crisp. Ahh, Tepig, you're too adorable!

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 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.
Omega Ruby It can deftly dodge its foe's attacks while shooting fireballs from its nose. It roasts berries before it eats them.
Alpha Sapphire 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
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
From Professor Birch on Route 101 after completing the Delta Episode
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Breed Emboar

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Echo Valley, Lava: Volcanic Slope, Meadow: Trailhead Field
Conquest
Ignis
MD GTI
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Smoking Mountain (1F-24F), Slumbering Cave (B1-B99), Path of No Return (B1-B99), Mount Tepid (1F-14F), Magnagate dungeons
Rumble U
Variety Battle: Get 1,000 Combos!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Colossal Forest: Stage 2
Shuffle
Event: Tepig Trots onto Stage!
Rumble World
Black Realm: Blustery Grove (All Areas)
Picross
Area 03: Stage 02

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 VII, 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 VII
Other generations:
V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 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 —% 20
4343 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 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 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
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
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
TM61Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM74Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
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 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 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 Tepig 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 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 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 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 Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Conquest
PCP498.png HP: ★★★ Move: Ember
Attack: Ability 1: Blaze
Ability 2: Spirit
Ability 3: Celebrate
Defense:
Speed: ★★
Evolves into Pignite when its Attack is 41 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kazutoyo, Tatsuko, and Naomasa
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT498.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 70 Raise Max Level.png 0

#261
Shuffle498.png

Rock Break
Destroys one breakable-rock disruption without fail.


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 5b2 498.png Spr b 5b2 498.png
Spr 5b 498 s.png Spr b 5b 498 s.png Spr 5b2 498 s.png Spr b 5b2 498 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 498.png Spr b 6x 498.png Spr 6x 498.png Spr b 6x 498.png
Spr 6x 498 s.png Spr b 6x 498 s.png Spr 6x 498 s.png Spr b 6x 498 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Spr 7s 498.png Spr b 7s 498.png
Spr 7s 498 s.png Spr b 7s 498 s.png
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
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 暖暖豬 / 暖暖猪 Nuǎnnuǎnzhū From nuǎn and zhū.


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