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 Tepig

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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In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Black owns a Tepig.


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

Game Info

Game Locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Nuvema Town One

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
It can deftly dodge foe's attacks while shooting fireballs from its nose. It roasts berries before it eats them.
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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back


  • 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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