Tepig

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Fire
Tepig
(ポカブ Pokabu)
498.png
498Tepig.png
Fire Pig Pokémon Pokémon
Pokédex
National
Serperior
498
Pignite
Unova
004/004
Kalos
Alola
Ability Gender
Blaze
Thick Fat (Hidden Ability)
87.5% ♂/12.5% ♀
Pokédex color Egg groups
'Red' Field
Weight Height
21.8 lbs. 9.9 kg 1'08" 0.5 m
Body style Footprint
Body08.png F498.png
Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
65 63 45
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
45 45 45
Total
308

Tepig (Japanese: ポカブ Pokabu) is a Fire-type Starter Pokémon of the Unova region, introduced in Generation V. It is classified as the Fire Pig Pokémon. It has the ability Blaze, like previous Fire-type starters. Tepig can learn three moves that were introduced in Generation V: Flame Charge, Fire Pledge and Heat Crash.

In the Anime

File:Ash Tepig.png
Ash's Tepig

Tepig made it's first appearance in BW001.

Ash's Pignite

See the main page:Ash's Pignite

In the Manga

Pokemon Adventures

Black's Tepig in the Pokémon Adventures Manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Black owns a Tepig.

Evolution

Tepig evolves into Pignite, a Fire/Fighting, at level 17. Pignite evolves into Emboar at level 36.

Game Info

Game Locations

Version(s) Location Rarity
Black/White Nuvema Town One
Black 2/White 2 Aspertia City One

Pokédex Entries

Generations I - IV
Tepig did not appear during the Generation I - IV games.
Black
It can deftly dodge 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
It loves to eat roasted berries, but sometimes it gets too excited and burns them to a crisp.
X
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Y
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Omega Ruby
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Alpha Sapphire
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Learnset

Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type Contest Type Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical


3 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status


7 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special


9 Odor Sleuth - -% 40 Normal Status


13 Defense Curl - -% 40 Normal Status


15 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical


19 Smog 20 70% 20 Poison Special


21 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical


25 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical


27 Heat Crash - 100% 10 Fire Physical


31 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical


33 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special


37 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical


39 Roar - 100% 20 Normal Status


43 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 Fire Physical


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Sprites

I Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Tepig did not appear in Generation I
II Gold Silver Crystal Back
Tepig did not appear in Generation II
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Tepig did not appear in Generation III
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Tepig did not appear in Generation IV
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Tepig BW.gif Tepig BW Back.gif
Shiny Tepig BW.gif Shiny Tepig BW Back.gif

Trivia

  • Tepig's Japanese name is derived from ぽかぽか pokapoka, warmth circulating through one's body, combined with 豚 buta, pig; or ブー , "oink". Its English name comes from "tepid" and "pig".
  • Tepig is the third starter Pokémon to be a mammalian, with the first two being Cyndaquil and Chimchar. It is also the third Fire-type Pokémon to be mammalian, continuing the trail, though it is broken by the Water-typed Otter Pokémon Oshawott, both in the same region.
  • A silhouette of Tepig, Snivy, and Oshawott was released on May 9, 2010 during an episode of Pokémon Sunday. An actual photo of the three starters was shown in an issue of Cocoro magazine on May 12. It was shown again on November 22 for the official English names.
  • Tepig is the only Unova region starter to be quadrapeded, being that Oshawott and Snivy both walk on two legs. When it evolves into Pignite and Emboar it walks around on two legs as well.
  • Tepig is the only Unova Starter to gain a second type as it evolves.

References