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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Tepig (disambiguation).
Tepig
ポカブ Pokabu
#498
498Tepig
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black 2 and White 2
Type
 Fire 
Species
Fire Pig Pokémon
Abilities
Blaze Thick Fat
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#004 #004
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'08"
Imperial
0.5m
Metric
Weight
21.8lbs
Imperial
9.9kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body08
Footprint
 F498 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Field group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 28 Battle Exp.: 281*

Tepig (Japanese: ポカブ Pokabu) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

Tepig 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 and White and Black 2 and White 2.

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

Tepig is a pig-like Pokémon, primarily orange in coloration with the additional colors of black, pink, and yellow on various portions of its body. It has large, ovular eyes, an archetypically piglike ruddy-pink nose, and a thick stripe of yellow over its snout. Much of its face has black coloration, and its ears, long and oblong, are positioned closely together on the top of its head. Tepig has short legs, with the extremities of its forefeet being black in coloration. There is a band of black on its lower back and rear, from which extends its coiled tail, topped with a ruddy-red bauble-like adornment.

Gender differencesEdit

None.

Special abilitiesEdit

It can blow fire from its snout. Tepig are very nimble, so can dodge attacks with ease. Tepig and its evolutionary relatives are the only Pokémon that can learn Heat Crash.


BehaviorEdit

Tepig uses its fire-breathing abilities to cook its food, though occasionally it will burn it in excitement. Tepig will blow smoke from its nose instead of embers if it becomes sick. It has been shown to wag its tail when happy.

HabitatEdit

DietEdit

Main article: Pokémon food

It cooks berries with its flames then eats them.

In the animeEdit

Ash Tepig

Tepig in the anime

Major appearancesEdit

Ash's TepigEdit

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 during a battle with its previous Trainer.

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