Swinub

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

Pokédex data

National № 220
Type Ice Ground
Species Pig Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 6.5 kg (14.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Oblivious
2. Snow Cloak
Thick Fat (hidden ability)
Local № 191 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
203 (Platinum)
195 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
258 (Black 2/White 2)
076 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
075 (Sword/Shield)
007 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 225 (29.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 50
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 50
94 218
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 30
58 174
Sp. Def 30
58 174
Speed 50
94 218
Total 250 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)

Swinub changes

Pokédex entries

Gold It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
Silver If it smells something enticing, it dashes headlong off to find the source of the aroma.
Crystal It uses the tip of its nose to dig for food. Its nose is so tough that even frozen ground poses no problem.
Ruby
Sapphire
SWINUB roots for food by rubbing its snout against the ground. Its favorite food is a mushroom that grows under the cover of dead grass. This POKéMON occasionally roots out hot springs.
FireRed If it smells something enticing, it dashes off headlong to find the source of the aroma.
LeafGreen It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
Emerald It roots for food by rubbing its snout against the ground. Its favorite food is a mushroom that grows under dried grass. It occasionally roots out hot springs.
Diamond
Pearl
It loves eating mushrooms that grow under dead grass. It also finds hot springs while foraging.
Platinum It has a very sensitive nose. It can locate mushrooms, berries, and even hot springs buried under ice.
HeartGold It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
SoulSilver If it smells something enticing, it dashes off headlong to find the source of the aroma.
Black
White
It has a very sensitive nose. It can locate mushrooms, berries, and even hot springs buried under ice.
Black 2
White 2
Rooting the tip of its snout into the ground, it searches for food. Sometimes it even digs up a hot spring.
X It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
Y If it smells something enticing, it dashes off headlong to find the source of the aroma.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Swinub roots for food by rubbing its snout against the ground. Its favorite food is a mushroom that grows under the cover of dead grass. This Pokémon occasionally roots out hot springs.
Sword It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
Shield If it smells something enticing, it dashes off headlong to find the source of the aroma.

Moves learned by Swinub

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Powder SnowIceSpecial 40 100
10FlailNormalPhysical 100
15Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100
20MistIceStatus
25EndureNormalStatus
30Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
35AmnesiaPsychicStatus
40Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
45EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
50BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70

Egg moves

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

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
05Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
06BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
10EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
17AmnesiaPsychicStatus
20SubstituteNormalStatus
26EndureNormalStatus
27Sleep TalkNormalStatus
39SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
67Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
76Stealth RockRockStatus

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Odor SleuthNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Mud SportGroundStatus
8Powder SnowIceSpecial 40 100
11Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
14EndureNormalStatus
18Mud BombGroundSpecial 65 85
21Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
24Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100
28Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
35MistIceStatus
37EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
40FlailNormalPhysical 100
44BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
48AmnesiaPsychicStatus

Egg moves

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

Swinub 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
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Swinub 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
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

Swinub sprites

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

Where to find Swinub

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Ice Path
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Icefall Cave
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Route 217
Platinum Route 217, Acuity Lakefront
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Ice Path
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Breed Piloswine/Mamoswine
X
Y
Breed Piloswine/Mamoswine
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Tapu Village
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Rolling Fields, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Slippery Slope
Shield Rolling Fields, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Slippery Slope

Answers to Swinub questions

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Swinub
Japanese ウリムー (Urimoo)
German Quiekel
French Marcacrin

Name origin

swine
of or relating to pigs
nub
lump/knob (referring to its nose)