Tepig (Japanese: ポカブ Pokabu) is a Generation V Fire-type Starter Pokémon, along with Oshawott and Snivy. 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

Ash's Tepig

Tepig made its first appearance in BW001.

Ash's Tepig

See the main page:Ash's Tepig

In the Manga

Pokemon Adventures

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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

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Nuvema Town One


Pokédex Entries

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Learnset

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

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3 Tail Whip 100% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

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7 Ember 40 100% 25 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Special Special

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9 Odor Sleuth - -% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

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13 Defense Curl - -% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

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15 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Physical Physical

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19 Smog 20 70% 20 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Special Special

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21 Rollout 30 90% 20 [[Rock type|Rock]] [[Move#Physical Physical

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25 Take Down 90 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical

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27 Heat Crash - 100% 10 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Physical Physical

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31 Assurance 50 100% 10 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical

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33 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Special Special

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37 Head Smash 150 80% 5 [[Rock type|Rock]] [[Move#Physical Physical

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39 Roar - 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

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43 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Physical Physical

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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

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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.

See also

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