Character Information:

Ash's Tepig


Character Names / Voice Actors:
Known As:
  • Flag Ash's Tepig
  • Flag サトシのポカブ
  • Flag Satoshi no Pokabu
  • Flag Satoshi's Pokabu
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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 Ketchum saw Pokabu on the security camera video and thought it was an Umbreon because it was all dirty. When Ash Ketchum finally spotted Pokabu, he cornered it in an alley and tried to be friendly with it. Ash Ketchum 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 Ketchum instead. Realizing that Pokabu wanted to travel with him, Ash Ketchum 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 Ketchum during his gym battle. Ash's Tepig was the first Pokémon that Ash Ketchum 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 Ketchum 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 Ketchum was not willing to part with it. Katharine made a deal with Ash Ketchum 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 Ketchum, 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 Ketchum 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 Ketchum and his friends, Shamus realized that this was the Tepig he'd let go. Ash Ketchum 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.
Known Moveset
Move Type First Ep Notes
Ember Type BW 4 It's first basic Fire type move
Tackle Type BW 5 Was used to take out Chili's Pansear
Flame Charge Type BW 16 While training for the battle with Aloe, it learned Flame Charge
Flamethrower Type BW 50 When Dangoro and Kibago were helping propel the train faster, Pokabu came up and helped and taught itself flamethrower
Series Title
BW 4 Battle Club! A Mysterious Pokémon Appears!!/The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice/バトルクラブ!謎のポケモン現る!!
BW 5 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!!
BW 6 The Dream Site! Munna and Musharna!!/夢の跡地!ムンナとムシャーナ!!/Dreams by the Yard Full
BW 7 Tsutarja - Attraction via Getting!?/Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!/ツタージャ・ ゲットでメロメロ!?
BW 8 Darumakka and Hihidaruma! The Secret of the Clock Tower!!/Saving Darmanitan From the Bell!/ダルマッカとヒヒダルマ!時計塔の秘密!!
BW 9 Pendror's Rampage! Rescue Kibago!!/ペンドラー暴走!キバゴを救え!!/The Bloom Is on Axew!
BW 10 Rival Battle! The Formidable Pururill!/ライバルバトル!強敵プルリル!/A Rival Battle for Club Champ!
BW 12 The Yabukuron Squadron and the Secret Base!?/Here Comes The Trubbish Squad/ヤブクロン戦隊と秘密基地!?
Movie 14 Pokémon The Movie White Victini and Zekrom / Pokémon The Movie Black Victini and Reshiramビクティニと白き英雄レシラム / ビクティニと黒き英雄ゼクロムVictini and the Light Hero - Reshiram / Victini and the Dark Hero - Zekrom
BW 15 Shippo Gym Match! VS Gym Leader Aloe!!/The Battle According to Lenora/シッポウジム戦!VSジムリーダー・アロエ!!
BW 16 再戦シッポウジム!新技炸裂!!/Rematch at Shippo Gym! New Move Explosion!!/Rematch at the Nacrene Gym
BW 17 The Roughneck Who Came From An Egg!/タマゴからかえったあばれん坊!/Scraggy-Hatched to Be Wild
BW 25 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!!
BW 19 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!
BW 28 Emonga VS Tsutarja! The Great Volt Switch Mayhem!!/エモンガVSツタージャ!ボルトチェンジで大混乱!!/Emolga and the New Volt Switch!
BW 30 The Road to Dragon Master! Kibago VS Crimgan!!/ドラゴンマスターへの道!キバゴVSクリムガン!!/Dragon Master's Path!
BW 34 Ash and Trip's Third Battle/ライバルバトル!バニプッチ、ドッコラー参戦!!/Rival Battle! Vanipeti and Dokkorer Participate!!
BW 35 Gamagaru and Muggyo! Battle at the Waterfront!!/ガマガル、マッギョ!水辺の戦い!!/Facing Fear With Eyes Wide Open!
BW 37 Gotta Catch A Roggenrola!/Dangoro! Fire the Flash Cannon!!/ダンゴロ!ラスターカノン発射せよ!!
BW 45 Meowth's Scrafty Tactics!/ニャゴシエーター・ニャース!ズルズキン説得作戦!!/Nyagotiator Nyarth! Operation: Persuade Zuruzukin!!
BW 48 ニャゴシエーター・ニャース!ツンベアーの森を突破せよ!!/Beartic Mountain Feud/Nyagotiator Nyarth! Break Through the Tunbear Forest!!
BW 50 激走!! バトルサブウェイ!! (後編)/Battle For The Underground!/A Mad Run!! The Battle Subway!! (Part Two)
BW 53 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!
BW 55 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!!
BW 59 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!
BW 57 Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!ズルッグとわがままゴチム!Zuruggu and the Selfish Gothimu!
BW 60 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
BW 66 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!!
BW 67 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!!
BW 68 Baffling the Bouffalant!アフロでGO!バッフロンはNO!!Afro: Go! Buffron: No!!