Pignite (Japanese: チャオブー Chaobuu) is a Fire/Fighting-type Generation V Pokémon which made its debut in Pokémon Black and White. It is known as the Fire Pig Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Pignite is a bipedal pig-like Pokémon that appears to be wearing black spandex tights, similar to a wrestler. Its body is chubby and ovular in shape, and mainly a fiery orange hue. It has brown bands encircling its shoulders, sides, belly, hands, and from the back of its head down its snout. It has yellow bands around its wrists and twisted yellow shapes on its chest. It has two large and brown floppy ears extending from its head and a small, twisted black tail. It has two sharp claws on its hands and one sharp claw on each foot. It has a large pig-like red nose and two sharp teeth that protrude from its lower jaw.

Natural abilities

Pignite has a blazing fire in its stomach, which it fuels with the food it consumes. As the flame inside its belly grows, Pignite becomes faster. When in trouble, Pignite emits smoke.

Evolution

Pignite evolves from Tepig, at level 17. It evolves into Emboar at level 36.

Game info

Pokédex Entries

  • Black

    When its internal fire flares up, its movements grow sharper and faster. When it trouble, it emits smoke.

  • White

    Whatever it eats becomes fuel for the flame in its stomach. When it is angered, the intensity of the flame increases.

  • Black 2

    The more it eats, the more fuel it has to make the fire in its stomach stronger. This fills it with even more power.

  • White 2

    The more it eats, the more fuel it has to make the fire in its stomach stronger. This fills it with even more power.

  • X

    The more it eats, the more fuel it has to make the fire in its stomach stronger. This fills it with even more power.

  • Y

    When its internal fire flares up, its movements grow sharper and faster. When in trouble, it emits smoke.

  • Omega Ruby

    The more it eats, the more fuel it has to make the fire in its stomach stronger. This fills it with even more power.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    When its internal fire flares up, its movements grow sharper and faster. When in trouble, it emits smoke.


Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Evolve Tepig None
Black 2 and White 2 Evolve Tepig. None
X and Y Transfer None


Stats

Pignite's Stats
HP
90
Attack
93
Defense
55
Sp. Atk
70
Sp. Def
55
Speed
55
Total
418

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Arm Thrust 15 100% 20 Fighting Physical
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
1 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status
Evo Arm Thrust 15 100% 20 Fighting 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
20 Smog 30 70% 20 Poison Special
23 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
28 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
31 Heat Crash 100% 10 Fire Physical
36 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical
39 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
44 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical
47 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
52 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Cute 4 0 ♥
1 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
3 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
7 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Cute 4 0 ♥
9 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
13 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
15 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
17 Arm Thrust 15 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
20 Smog 30 70% 20 Poison Special Tough 4 0 ♥
23 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
28 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
31 Heat Crash 100% 10 Fire Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
36 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
39 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
44 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
47 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
52 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 Fire Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
1 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status
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
17 Arm Thrust 15 100% 20 Fighting Physical
20 Smog 20 70% 20 Poison Special
23 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
28 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
31 Heat Crash 100% 10 Fire Physical
36 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
39 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
44 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical
47 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
52 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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM47 Low Sweep 60 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal 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.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Pignite can learn, refer to Tepig.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Fire Pledge SMUSUM 80 100% 10 Fire Special
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Low Kick USUM 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Superpower USUM 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Covet ORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Fire Pledge XYORAS 80 100% 10 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Fire Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Heat Wave ORAS 95 90% 10 Fire Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Low Kick ORAS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Superpower ORAS 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet B2W2 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Physical
Fire Pledge BWB2W2 50 100% 10 Fire Special
Fire Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Heat Wave B2W2 100 90% 10 Fire Special
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Low Kick B2W2 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Superpower B2W2 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
ThunderPunch B2W2 75 100% 15 Electric 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


Appearances

Anime

Ash's Pignite.

Pignite makes its debut in Minccino-Neat and Tidy!, as one of Bianca's Pokémon. In Emolga and the New Volt Switch! Bianca and Pignite battle Ash and Snivy before it evolves in later episodes as Emboar for the Unova League.

Ash's Tepig evolved into Pignite in Evolution by Fire! in a battle with Ash's Snivy against its previous trainer's Emboar and Heatmor.

Trivia

  • Pignite was first seen on September 1, 2010, when an image containing all of the evolutions of the starter Pokémon was shown on a Japanese forum. It was officially revealed on the October issue of CoroCoro on September 11, 2010. It was the only second evolution of a Generation V starter Pokémon not seen on the beta art of the Best Wishes series.
  • In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Pignite appears in the Cove Town as one of the trainers. After Tepig defeats him in battle, he becomes Tepig's teacher.
  • Pignite is the heaviest Fire-type mid-evolution starter Pokémon.

Origin

Pignite is based on a pig or wild boar in a wrestling singlet. As the Unova starters are based on historical empires, Pignite is based on the Chinese Empire.

Etymology

Pignite's English name is a combination of the words "pig" and "ignite."

Names in other languages

Its Japanese name, Chaobu, seems to come from the Chinese 超 chāo (super) or 炒 chǎo (sauté), and the Japanese 豚 buta (pig), ブー bū, (oink), or デブ debu or 太い butoi (both meaning "fat"). It may also derive from "chub" (body fat).


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See also

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