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Pokemon - Tepig

Updated on April 30, 2011

Pokemon Guide - Tepig

Welcome to our guide to the Pokemon, Tepig. On this page, you'll find a background to Tepig, as well as notes on its appearances in the anime, console games and Trading Card Game. There's also a Tepig video segment and plenty of other goodies too. Don't forget to take our Tepig Poll and say 'hello' on our guestbook too. Enjoy!

Tepig is a fire type Pokemon, and one of the three new starter Pokemon (along with Snivy and Oshawatt) for the Nintendo DS game, Pokemon Black & White. In the anime, after a brief appearance in the first episode of Black & White, it makes its first main appearance in the fourth episode, when Ash befriends a Tepig released by its trainer. The Tepig eventually allows Ash to capture it.

KEY FACTS: Tepig is one of the three Starter Pokemon in Pokemon Black & White for the Nintendo DS, available from Professor Juniper.

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Tepig in the Console Games


Tepig is a Fire Type Pokemon which makes its console debut in Pokemon Black & White. It is a starter Pokemon in the Unovo region, available from Professor Juniper in Kanoko Town.


Tepig evolves into Pignite at Level 17

Pignite evolves into Emboar at Level 36


Blaze - When Tepig has less than a third of its hit points, Fire atacks deal 1.5 times damage.

Key Moves

Some of the moves learned by Tepig:

Level 1 - Tackle - Normal Type - Power 50 Accuracy 100%

Level 15 - Nitro Charge - Fire Type - Power 50 Accuracy 100% - can also raise the user's Speed stat.

Level 33 - Flamethrower - Fire Type - Power 95 Accuracy 100% - can also burn the target

Level 43 - Flare Blitz - Fire Type - Power 120 Accuracy 100% - user receives recoil damage, can also burn the target

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Tepig in the Trading Card Game

Tepig has now been seen four times in the Japanese Trading Card Game, most notably in the Black Collection.

In the English-Language TCG Tepig was first seen as one of the tin cards in the Black & White Sneak Peek Tins. It makes its first regular appearance in the first Black & White booster pack.

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Tepig in Video

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