Piloswine (Johto Pokédex. It is an Ice/Ground Type, and is known as the Swine Pokémon.) is the 196th Pokémon in the
Piloswine can use one of two Abilities: Oblivious, which prevent it from becoming infatuated with an opposing Pokémon of the opposite gender; or Snow Cloak, which increases its Evasion by one stage during a Hailstorm. A third Ability is available to Piloswine from the Dream World, the Thick Fat Ability. This Ability reduces the damage that it takes from Fire-Type and Ice-Type moves by 50%.
Piloswine is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Mamoswine 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Piloswine's body is completely covered in its brown fur, other than its two husks that are made out of ice. It has a very big hump on it's back, and two floppy ears. Piloswine also has eyes that are, for the most part, hidden by its fur. Also, similar to Swinub, its legs are hidden from view due to its long fur.
Male Piloswine have longer tusks than females.
The only way to obtain a Piloswine in Gold, Silver, Crystal, Fire Red, Leaf Green, Diamond, Pearl, Heart Gold and Soul Silver is to evolve a Swinub. Piloswine can be found on Route 217 in Pokémon Platinum by using the PokéRadar.
Piloswine is a Shadow Pokémon obtainable in Pokémon Colosseum. It can be Snagged at The Under Subway from Bodybuilder Lonia. In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, a Piloswine can be obtained by Purifying the Shadow Swinub, then leveling it up to evolve.
Piloswine can be found at Secret Storage 6 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
The only way to obtain a Piloswine in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve a Swinub. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Piloswine can be found at Blizzard Island 1F-20F, Crevice Cave B1-B10 & DPB1-B4 and Mt. Avalanche B1-B19. Piloswine is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Valley B20-B24.
Piloswine appears at Panulla Cave and the Sekra Mountain Range in Pokémon Ranger. Piloswine inhabit The Crysta Lake and Hia Valley in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Piloswine appears at Mt. Layuda in the Interior room on the right in the Present, and in the Ice Temple missions "Time, Time, Time!" and "Rush Ahead! Don't Look Back!" by defeating it and obtaining its Slate.
Piloswine can be found at Frozen Tundra Glacier 4-1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Piloswine is listed as a Common Card in the Versus set; as an Uncommon Card in the Neo Genesis, Neo Revelation, Skyridge, Legends Awakened, Stormfront and Triumphant sets; and as a Rare Card in the Neo Destiny (Light), Skyridge and EX Team Rocket Returns sets.
Pryce would reunite with his Piloswine after being separated from it for a number of years in the episode Cold as Pryce!, then would use it in the episode Nice Pryce Baby in Ash's Gym Battle. It quickly defeated Cyndaquil and put up a heck of a fight against Pikachu, only for Pryce to throw in the towel to protect his long-lost friend, winning the match on a TKO.
Dawn would obtain a Piloswine after it evolved from a Swinub in Sleepless in Pre-Battle, but after evolving it developed a stubborn streak and wouldn't listen to Dawn's commands. Despite this, it would evolve into a Mamoswine in A Breed Stampede.
Piloswine's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Piloswine finds itself in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. Thanks to Eviolite, Piloswine finds itself as a bulky and reliable Stealth Rock setter. It can beat common answers to entry hazard users like Claydol and Xatu thanks to its access to an Ice STAB in Icicle Crash. It performs the bulky tank role well due to a good base 100 Attack and a great STAB combination in Earthquake and Icicle Crash. Thick Fat gives Piloswine a resistance to Ice attacks and can soften the blows it takes from Fire attacks. However, Piloswine has a low Speed stat and is weak to numerous common attacking types, diminishing its defensive capabilities somewhat.
Piloswine is also viable in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With good Eviolite boosted bulk and a unique typing, Piloswine can act as a reliable Stealth Rock setter capable of beating some common entry hazard removers like Flygon and Togetic. Piloswine has a great STAB combination that allows for it to hit the majority of the tier for neutral or super effective damage. It can check Electric-types very well, as their coverage attacks to hit Piloswine are usually not powerful enough to take it out. Even though Piloswine is very slow, it can remedy this issue somewhat with priority Ice Shard, which can pick off weakened foes. However, Piloswine is heavily reliant on Eviolite, so if it takes a Knock Off, it will be very much crippled. Piloswine also has some common weaknesses to Water and Fighting, which can be exploited rather easily.
Black 2/White 2
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Swinub Exclusive Moves
Black 2/White 2
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
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