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 1′04″ (0.4 m)
Weight 14.3 lbs (6.5 kg)
Abilities Oblivious
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)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 225 (29.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 50
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 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

(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.

Moves learned by Swinub

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 SleuthNormal
1TackleNormal 40 100
5Mud SportGround
8Powder SnowIce 40 100
11Mud-SlapGround 20 100
14EndureNormal
18Mud BombGround 65 85
21Icy WindIce 55 95
24Ice ShardIce 40 100
28Take DownNormal 90 85
35MistIce
37EarthquakeGround 100 100
40FlailNormal 100
44BlizzardIce 110 70
48AmnesiaPsychic

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 PowerRock 60 100
AvalancheIce 60 100
BiteDark 60 100
Body SlamNormal 85 100
CurseGhost
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
FissureGround
Freeze-DryIce 70 100
Icicle CrashIce 85 90
Icicle SpearIce 25 100
Mud ShotGround 55 95
Stealth RockRock
Take DownNormal 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 PowerGround 90 100
EndeavorNormal 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
SuperpowerFighting 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

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
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Odor SleuthNormal
1TackleNormal 40 100
5Mud SportGround
8Powder SnowIce 40 100
11Mud-SlapGround 20 100
14EndureNormal
18Mud BombGround 65 85
21Icy WindIce 55 95
24Ice ShardIce 40 100
28Take DownNormal 90 85
35MistIce
37EarthquakeGround 100 100
40FlailNormal 100
44BlizzardIce 110 70
48AmnesiaPsychic

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
AvalancheIce 60 100
BiteDark 60 100
Body SlamNormal 85 100
CurseGhost
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
FissureGround
Freeze-DryIce 70 100
Icicle CrashIce 85 90
Icicle SpearIce 25 100
Mud ShotGround 55 95
Stealth RockRock
Take DownNormal 90 85

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

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 Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Swinub sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

Answers to Swinub questions

Other languages

English 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)