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Ash's Tepig
English Ash's Tepig
Japanese サトシのポカブ
Japanese (Romanized) Satoshi no Pokabu
Ash's Tepig was first seen by Don George at his Battle Club when it original trainer came to battle. Pokabu lost to a Shikijika during the battle and its trainer tied it to a pole and left it. The Pokabu ended up getting the string tied around its snout making it impossible for it to eat. Ash saw Pokabu on the security camera video and thought it was an Umbreon because it was all dirty. When Ash finally spotted Pokabu, he cornered it in an alley and tried to be friendly with it. Ash noticed the rope tied around its snout and loosened it. Pokabu then helped rescue Pikachu from Team Rocket. Iris wanted to get Pokabu but it wanted to be caught by Ash instead. Realizing that Pokabu wanted to travel with him, Ash captured Pokabu just outside the Battle Club in Karakusa Town.

Gym Battle Against Burgh's Dwebble

Burgh's Dwebble was the first Pokémon that Burgh sent out to battle Ash during his gym battle. Ash's Tepig was the first Pokémon that Ash sent out to battle Burgh's Dwebble. Burgh's Dwebble is very fast and combined with Dig, it proved to be a powerful opponent for Ash's Tepig. Ash's Tepig wasn't able to break through Burgh's Dwebble's Protect with its Flame Charge and got knocked back. Burgh's Dwebble quickly knocked out Ash's Tepig with Rock Wrecker right after that.

Battle Against Trip's Vanillite

Ash's Tepig was sent out and Trip's Vanillite was sent out to battle it. Trip's Vanillite had a major disadvantage against a Fire type like Ash's Tepig but Trip had intentionally paired them up because he wanted to win against Ash by using his nonsensical battling style. Trip's Vanillite proved to have high defense as it was able to endure a direct Ember attack. It then countered with while Ash's Tepig used Flame Charge but they both ended up knocking each other out leaving the battle at a draw.

Battle against Katharine's Mandibuzz

Katharine's Mandibuzz battled against Ash's Tepig because Katharine's Gothita liked Ash's Scraggy but Ash was not willing to part with it. Katharine made a deal with Ash that if she won in a battle against him, he would be forced to trade his Zuruggu. Katharine's Gothita chose Katharine's Mandibuzz to battle against Ash, while Ash's Tepig was sent out to battle against it. Ash's Tepig proved to be the stronger Pokémon as it was able to endure Katharine's Mandibuzz's Brave Bird after it hit it directly the first time but on the second attempt Ash's Tepig countered the Brave Bird attack with its Flame Charge and knocked it out to give Ash the victory so he didn't have to trade his Zuruggu.

Original Trainer Shamus

Shamus is Ash's Tepig's original owner. Shamus realized most Pokémon give up if he acted like the farewell pained him too so he abandoned Tepig because he thought it was a weak Pokémon battle and pretended to suffer as well by having to give Tepig up. Shamus was actually relieved when he was finally rid of Tepig. Shamus had tied Tepig up but while Tepig was trying to go after him, the rope got wrapped around its mouth.

Battle against Shamus

While at the Astilbe Town Pokémon Center, Ash's Tepig noticed Shamus and came up to it. After talking with Ash and his friends, Shamus realized that this was the Tepig he'd let go. Ash wanted to prove to Shamus that Tepig was a strong Pokémon and they decided to have a battle with Ash's Tepig as the focus. During the battle, Ash's Tepig evolved into Ash's Pignite.
Move Type First Episode Used Notes
Ember Fire BW 4 It's first basic Fire type move
Tackle Normal BW 5 Was used to take out Chili's Pansear
Flame Charge Fire BW 16 While training for the battle with Aloe, it learned Flame Charge
Flamethrower Fire BW 50 When Dangoro and Kibago were helping propel the train faster, Pokabu came up and helped and taught itself flamethrower
Episodes (36)

Battle Club! A Mysterious Pokémon Appears!!
The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice
Triple Leaders, Team Threats
Sanyo Gym! VS Baoppu, Hiyappu and Yanappu!!
サンヨウジム! VSバオップ、ヒヤップ、ヤナップ!!
The Dream Site! Munna and Musharna!!
Dreams by the Yard Full
Tsutarja - Attraction via Getting!?
Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!
ツタージャ・ ゲットでメロメロ!?
Darumakka and Hihidaruma! The Secret of the Clock Tower!!
Saving Darmanitan From the Bell!
Pendror's Rampage! Rescue Kibago!!
The Bloom Is on Axew!
Rival Battle! The Formidable Pururill!
A Rival Battle for Club Champ!
The Yabukuron Squadron and the Secret Base!?
Here Comes The Trubbish Squad
Shippo Gym Match! VS Gym Leader Aloe!!
The Battle According to Lenora
Rematch at Shippo Gym! New Move Explosion!!
Rematch at the Nacrene Gym
The Roughneck Who Came From An Egg!
Scraggy-Hatched to Be Wild
ソムリエ対決! イシズマイVSフタチマル!!
Sommelier Showdown! Ishizumai VS Futachimaru!!
A Connoisseur's Revenge!
Hiun Gym Match! Purehearted Bug Pokémon Battle!!
Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!
ヒウンジム戦! 純情ハートの虫ポケモンバトル!!
Emonga VS Tsutarja! The Great Volt Switch Mayhem!!
Emolga and the New Volt Switch!
The Road to Dragon Master! Kibago VS Crimgan!!
Dragon Master's Path!
Ash and Trip's Third Battle
Rival Battle! Vanipeti and Dokkorer Participate!!
Gamagaru and Muggyo! Battle at the Waterfront!!
Facing Fear With Eyes Wide Open!
Gotta Catch A Roggenrola!
Dangoro! Fire the Flash Cannon!!
Meowth's Scrafty Tactics!
Nyagotiator Nyarth! Operation: Persuade Zuruzukin!!
Beartic Mountain Feud
Nyagotiator Nyarth! Break Through the Tunbear Forest!!
激走!! バトルサブウェイ!! (後編)
Battle For The Underground!
A Mad Run!! The Battle Subway!! (Part Two)
Lost at the Stamp Rally!サトシ、デントVSサブウェイマスター!Satoshi and Dent VS the Subway Masters!
A Maractus Musical!虹の彼方へ!マラカッチでミュージカル!!Go Over the Rainbow! A Maracacchi Musical!!
Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!ズルッグとわがままゴチム!Zuruggu and the Selfish Gothimu!
The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue!快傑ア☆ギルダー VS フリージ男!Swift Hero A-Gilder VS Mr. Freege!
A Call for Brotherly Love!デントとポッド兄弟バトル!バオップVSヤナップA Battle Between the Brothers Dent and Pod! Baoppu VS Yanappu
Explorers of the Hero's Ruin!黒き英雄の遺跡!シンボラーとデスカーン!!The Ruins of the Dark Hero! Symboler and Deathkarn!!
Battling the Bully!ダブルバトル!ピカチュウ・ワルビルVSペンドラー・ガマゲロゲ!!Double Battle! Pikachu and Waruvile VS Pendror and Gamageroge!!
Baffling the Bouffalant!アフロでGO!バッフロンはNO!!Afro: Go! Buffron: No!!
Battling the Leaf Thieves!キバゴ救出!アイアントの巣窟!!The Rescue of Kibago! An Aiant Nest!!

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