Piloswine

Piloswine is an Ice/Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Swine Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 221
Type Ice Ground
Species Swine Pokémon
Height 1.1 m (3′07″)
Weight 55.8 kg (123.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Oblivious
2. Snow Cloak
Thick Fat (hidden ability)
Local № 192 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
204 (Platinum)
196 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
259 (Black 2/White 2)
077 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
076 (Sword/Shield)
008 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 HP, 1 Attack
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 158
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 100
310 404
Attack 100
184 328
Defense 80
148 284
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 60
112 240
Speed 50
94 218
Total 450 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Evolution chart

#220
Swinub
Ice · Ground
(Level 33) (after Ancient Power learned)

Piloswine changes

Pokédex entries

Gold Because the long hair all over its body obscures its sight, it just keeps charging repeatedly.
Silver If it charges at an enemy, the hairs on its back stand up straight. It is very sensitive to sound.
Crystal Although its legs are short, its rugged hooves prevent it from slipping, even on icy ground.
Ruby
Sapphire
PILOSWINE is covered by a thick coat of long hair that enables it to endure the freezing cold. This POKéMON uses its tusks to dig up food that has been buried under ice.
FireRed If it charges at an enemy, the hairs on its back stand up straight. It is very sensitive to sound.
LeafGreen Because the long hair all over its body obscures its sight, it just keeps charging repeatedly.
Emerald A PILOSWINE is covered by a thick coat of long hair for enduring freezing cold. It uses its tusks to dig up food that has been buried under ice.
Diamond
Pearl
Its shaggy coat makes it unable to see. It checks surroundings with its sensitive nose instead.
Platinum Covered by a shaggy coat, it is strong against the cold. Its tusks of ice thicken when it snows.
HeartGold Because the long hair all over its body obscures its sight, it just keeps charging repeatedly.
SoulSilver If it charges at an enemy, the hairs on its back stand up straight. It is very sensitive to sound.
Black
White
Covered by a shaggy coat, it is strong against the cold. Its tusks of ice thicken when it snows.
Black 2
White 2
With its excellent sense of smell, it’s even able to find mushrooms that are buried under frozen ground.
X Although its legs are short, its rugged hooves prevent it from slipping, even on icy ground.
Y Because the long hair all over its body obscures its sight, it just keeps charging repeatedly.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Piloswine is covered by a thick coat of long hair that enables it to endure the freezing cold. This Pokémon uses its tusks to dig up food that has been buried under ice.
Sword If it charges at an enemy, the hairs on its back stand up straight. It is very sensitive to sound.
Shield Although its legs are short, its rugged hooves prevent it from slipping, even on icy ground.

Moves learned by Piloswine

Moves learnt by level up

Piloswine learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
1FlailNormalPhysical 100
1Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1Powder SnowIceSpecial 40 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
15Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100
20MistIceStatus
25EndureNormalStatus
30Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
37AmnesiaPsychicStatus
44Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
51EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
58BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
65ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Piloswine learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95

Egg moves

Piloswine learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Piloswine egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
CurseGhostStatus
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
FissureGroundPhysical 30
Freeze-DryIceSpecial 70 100
Icicle CrashIcePhysical 85 90

Moves learnt by TM

Piloswine is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Piloswine is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Piloswine learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
1Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
1Mud SportGroundStatus
1Odor SleuthNormalStatus
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1Powder SnowIceSpecial 40 100
5Mud SportGroundStatus
8Powder SnowIceSpecial 40 100
11Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
14EndureNormalStatus
18Mud BombGroundSpecial 65 85
21Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
24Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
28Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
37MistIceStatus
41ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
46EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
52BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
58AmnesiaPsychicStatus

Moves learnt on evolution

Piloswine learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85

Egg moves

Piloswine learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Piloswine egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
AvalancheIcePhysical 60 100
BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
CurseGhostStatus
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
FissureGroundPhysical 30
Freeze-DryIceSpecial 70 100
Icicle CrashIcePhysical 85 90
Icicle SpearIcePhysical 25 100
Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
Stealth RockRockStatus
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85

Move Tutor moves

Piloswine can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Piloswine. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
FlailNormalPhysical 100 Level up
Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100 Level up
TackleNormalPhysical 40 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Piloswine is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Piloswine can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100 Generation 3 — Level up
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Piloswine sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Piloswine  sprite from Silver Piloswine  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Piloswine  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Piloswine  sprite from Black & White Piloswine  sprite from X & Y Piloswine  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Piloswine Shiny sprite from Silver Piloswine Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Piloswine Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Piloswine Shiny sprite from Black & White Piloswine Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Piloswine

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Swinub
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Icefall Cave
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Evolve Swinub
Platinum Route 217
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Swinub
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Giant Chasm
X
Y
Frost Cavern
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Swinub
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage, Slippery Slope, Roaring-Sea Caves

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Piloswine
Japanese イノムー (Inomoo)
German Keifel
French Cochignon

Name origin

pilose
covered with hair
swine
of or relating to pigs