Living in frigid temperatures, these Pokémon are covered in dense, brown-colored, striped hair to keep them warm. The hair is so shaggy that it often covers their tuft-like small legs, making them appear like a legless lump in shape. They use their pink, pig-like noses to dig through mud and snow, looking for anything edible. Swinub’s eyes seem perpetually closed in appearance.
Swinub are known for their ability to find underground springs. As a dual Ice- and Ground-type Pokémon, Swinub can also use a variety of moves from both types.
This Pokémon is known to use its hardy and reliable nose to sniff out food. Occasionally, it will come across hot springs while scouring the ground. When a Swinub finds an attractive smell, it will run desperately to find out the source of the aroma.
Swinub has been known to be found in icy areas, notably Ice Path.
This Pokémon's favorite food is a certain type of mushroom that grows under dead grass, although it also eats berries that it finds.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.