Pignite is a dual type Fire and Fighting Pokemon introduced in Generation V. It evolves from Tepig starting at level 17 and evolves into Emboar starting at level 36. Take a look below for 24 amazing and interesting facts about Pignite.
1. Pignite is a bipedal, pig like Pokemon.
2. Its chubby body is orange with brown bands around its shoulders, sides, belly, hands, and from the back of its head down its snout.
3. Yellow bands encircle its wrists, and swirled yellow designs bulge from its chest.
4. It has a red pig-like nose, pointed ears, and two pointed teeth that protrude from its lower jaw.
5. Its hands have two claws each, while its feet have only a single nail.
6. Its tail is curled with a tuft of fur at the tip.
7. Pignite has a fire in its stomach, which it fuels with food.
8. The intensity of this flame increases as fuel is added or when Pignite is angered.
9. As the flame grows stronger, Pignite’s speed increases.
10. If in danger, it will blow out large smoke clouds in order to escape.
11. Pignite is the only known Pokémon that can learn Heat Crash.
12. Pignite was revealed internationally in the opening Black and White.
13. Pignite was a popular fan name given to Tepig before either Pokémon’s English name was officially revealed.
14. Pignite and its evolutionary relatives were created by Lee HyunJung.
15. Ken Sugimori has said that Tepig, Pignite, and Emboar were designed in a Chinese style. Because of this, they may be based on Zhu Bajie, a pig demon from the Chinese tale Journey to the West.
16. Pignite looks much like a British Saddleback or wild boar in a wrestling singlet. The swirls on its chest resemble the patterns on a ding or ancient Greek pottery.
17. Pignite is a combination of pig and ignite.
18. Pignite debuted in Minccino-Neat and Tidy!, under the ownership of Bianca. He later evolved into Emboar before Search for the Clubultimate!.
19. Ash’s Tepig evolved into a Pignite in Evolution by Fire! while battling his former Trainer, Shamus.
20. A Trainer’s Pignite appeared in A Venipede Stampede!, where it was used in an attempt to stop a swarm of Venipede.
21. A Pignite appeared in a fantasy in The Clubsplosion Begins!.
22. Two Trainers’ Pignite appeared in A Crowning Moment of Truth!, with one of them appearing in a flashback. They were among the Pokémon attending the Wela Fire Festival.
23. Shin owned a Pignite in Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder. It evolved into an Emboar in The King’s Identity…!!.
24. Black’s Tepig, nicknamed Tep, that he received from Professor Juniper evolved in The Case of the Missing Pokémon, while battling Burgh’s Dwebble. The day after finding and returning the missing Pokémon, Black renamed Tep to Nite. He has since evolved into an Emboar, and renamed Bo.