USER GUIDE | Submitted by JovJov14I first saw Swinub on social media. It was posted in one of the groups that I joined about Pokemon go. When I saw the post, I really wanted to have one. Then I realized that living in a tropical country would make it difficult for me to catch those. Then I realized that doesn’t work like that all the time with Pokémon Go.
In all honesty, it wasn’t easy finding Swinub around my area. I had plenty to catch only because of the lures I place whenever I had time. I managed to collect enough and evolve on into a Piloswine. I didn’t even realize that I had enough Swinub candies until earlier today. I was scrolling for a decent one to keep them I saw I had 50 or so candies. And like any other excited trainer, I checked for the best one and transferred everything else.
Piloswine just being awesome
Consider these things if you’re thinking about putting Piloswine on your team:
- A Piloswine with a great set of IV can have up to 2283 CP
- That should put your Piloswine on the upper tier of the gym.
- Naturally, Piloswine is built with high HP and high ATK.
- Having those good stats, it should be able to keep your Pokémon on that gym for a while, and it can definitely take care of it self up there.
- Piloswine is an Ice-type and a Ground-type. Which means it very effective against Poison, Steel, Rock, and Electric-type Pokémon. (Already cancelled those opposing types due to having 2 types)
Now, let me tell you some negative observation I had with Piloswine:
- The difficulty of finding and collecting Swinub candies in my area makes is challenging to even find one with a good set of IV.
- The scarcity of Swinub makes it difficult to collect candies, thus having difficulty upgrading as well.
- Piloswine is weak against Flying, Bug, and Water-type Pokémon. (Also cancelled those opposing types)
Piloswine battle experience
Like I said, it was not easy collecting Swinub candies, resulting in my 88.1 IV Piloswine not being upgraded completely. For this article, I had to walk around a park to find a gym with defenders in this particular CP range as well. This was crazy difficult!
Eventually, we did find some gyms and tested Piloswine. Here’s what I can share with you guys:
- Yes, Piloswine had a good ATK, but it doesn’t really show how great the damage is in actual battle.
- The execution of the fast and charge moves took longer than expected, thus Piloswine actually continued to received damage.
- Dodging is pretty useless. (it’s not my phone. I tested it with other Pokémon)
- It’s hard to find matches where Piloswine has type advantage
- We did manage to battle a Dragonite with slightly higher CP, the battle actually yielded a great win for us. I think Piloswine might be a good match for them. (I’ll do more research on it, I’ll get back to you guys)
It’s highly recommended for Piloswine to be used as a gym defender. Using Piloswine in battles would only work great if matched with an opponent of type disadvantage. Since Piloswine has 2 types, I think being a defender makes use of those types more effectively.
As an example, I put Piloswine as a defender and battled it myself. Note that for this purpose, I attacked with Pokémon that has a higher CP. As a defender, Piloswine can take down challengers that don’t have direct type advantage rather easy!
If there’s abundance of Swinub in your area, take advantage of it. Find one with a great IV, power it up and place him in a gym. It may not have the highest CP out there, but it can definitely be a good addition to your defending team.
Piloswine and Swinub moves
|220||SwinubICE GROUND||TACKLE5ROCK SLIDE80
|221||PiloswineICE GROUND||ICE SHARD12STONE EDGE100
Best of luck trainers!