Tepig

Tepig
ポカブ
Pokabu.png
Serperior < Tepig > Pignite
Species
Type
Fire Pig Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#498
Height
Weight
1'8" (0.5m)
21.8 lbs (9.9kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Pignite
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Tepig (ポカブ) is the fourth Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Fire Type, and it is known as the Fire Pig Pokémon.

Tepig's ability Blaze increases the power of its Fire type attacks when its HP is below a third, while its other ability Thick Fat cuts the damage of Fire and Ice attacks in half.

Tepig gains the opportunity to evolve into Pignite starting at Level 17, and can evolve a second time into Emboar starting at Level 36.

Tepig is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Tepig 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Tepig bears a striking resemblance to a pig; it's primarily orange with distinctive black markings on its head, waist and feet, as well as orange and red colorings placed around other parts of its body. It has large, oval shaped eyes and a pig-like snout with a thick yellow stripe. Tepig's long, black, oblong ears are close together at the top of its head and it has short legs with black extremities. Tepig's tail dons a plump red sphere at the end.

Gender Differences

Tepig has no distinguished features that make it appear male or female.

Game Information

Original Games

Tepig is one of the three Starter Pokémon available to the player in Nuvema Town of the Unova region when they begin the game, given by Professor Juniper. Tepig is also a Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2.

Spin-Off Games

Tepig is one of the four Pokémon that the player controls throughout the game PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. The other three Pokémon are Snivy, Oshawott and Pikachu.

Tepig also appears as a playable character in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, alongside Pikachu, Snivy, Oshawott, and Axew.

Trading Card Game

Two Tepig cards are listed as a Common Card in the Black&White set. Five other Tepig cards are listed as Promotional Cards: the Journey Friends promotional set (Japanese), a McDonalds Promo, two Black/White Promo Cards in English and three Black/White Promo Cards in Japanese.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Tepig appears early on in Pokémon Black and White being offered to Trip as one of the region's Starter Pokémon. Trip ends up choosing Snivy instead. In the episode The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice! a Tepig fools everyone into believing it's a rare Umbreon when it tries to steal food from the Battle Club storage room - it does so only because it is malnourished and hungry after its Trainer left it tied up after losing at the Battle Club.

Ash's Tepig

Ash takes care of Tepig and unties the rope from its snout. Tepig appreciates Ash's help and joins his team from that point forward. Tepig is a male, as seen in the episode Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!, when Tepig helps Ash battle and capture a Snivy.

Movies

Ash's Tepig appears in both versions of Pokémon Movie 14.

Manga

Tepig's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Tepig is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Black/White Only One Starter Pokémon
Black 2/White 2 Only One Starter Pokémon

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black It can deftly dodge foe's attacks while shooting fireballs from its nose. It roasts berries before it eats them.
White 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.
VI X It can deftly dodge its foe's attacks while shooting fireballs from its nose. It roasts berries before it eats them.
Y It loves to eat roasted berries, but sometimes it gets too excited and burns them to a crisp.
Omega Ruby It can deftly dodge its foe's attacks while shooting fireballs from its nose. It roasts berries before it eats them.
Alpha Sapphire It loves to eat roasted berries, but sometimes it gets too excited and burns them to a crisp.

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
65
. 240 334 .
Atk
63
117 131 225 247
Def
45
85 95 189 207
Sp. Atk
45
85 95 189 207
Sp. Def
45
85 95 189 207
Speed
45
85 95 189 207

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
3 Tail Whip Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
7 Ember Fire.gif 40 100 Special.png
9 Odor Sleuth Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
13 Defense Curl Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
15 Flame Charge Fire.gif 50 100 Physical.png
19 Smog Poison.gif 20 70 Special.png
21 Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
25 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
27 Heat Crash Fire.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
31 Assurance Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
33 Flamethrower Fire.gif 95 100 Special.png
37 Head Smash Rock.gif 150 80 Physical.png
39 Roar Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
43 Flare Blitz Fire.gif 120 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM43 Flame Charge Fire.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM50 Overheat Fire.gif 130 90 Special.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM74 Gyro Ball Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Thrash Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Magnitude Ground.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Yawn Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Heavy Slam Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png

Via Move Tutor

All Generation 5 Games

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fire Pledge Fire.gif 50 100 Special.png

Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Heat Wave Fire.gif 100 90 Special.png
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Tepig
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 17
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 36

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Steel.gif
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Fire.gif
Rock.gif
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Bug.gif
Fairy.gif
Fire.gif
Grass.gif
Ice.gif
Steel.gif
Ground.gif
Rock.gif
Water.gif

Trivia

Tepig is one of the three Starter Pokémon of the Unova region. The other two Starter Pokémon featured in this region are Snivy and Oshawott.

Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott were first revealed as silhouettes on the May 9, 2010's Pokémon Sunday episode. The starter trio were later revealed in full in the June 2010 issue of CoroCoro.

Tepig is the third Fire Starter Pokémon, following Torchic of Hoenn and Chimchar of Sinnoh to evolve into a dual Fire/Fighting type.

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Last edited by leDinx on 12 September 2016 at 00:40
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