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Swellow (Japanese: オオスバメ Oosubame) is a Normal/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

Evolution

Swellow evolves from Taillow at level 22.

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Route 115 Rare
Emerald Route 115 Rare
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Route 213 (Poké Radar) Uncommon
Platinum Route 213 (Poké Radar) Uncommon
HeartGold/SoulSilver Trade None
Black/White Route 13, Giant Chasm Uncommon
Black 2/White 2 Outbreak at Route 13 None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 4,
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Taillow
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Concealed Ruins (B16F-B29F)
World Abyss (B9F-B29F)
Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Union Road


Pokédex entries

  • Ruby

    Swellow flies high above our heads, making graceful arcs in the sky. This Pokémon dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. The hapless prey is tightly grasped by Swellow's clawed feet, preventing escape.

  • Sapphire

    Swellow is very conscientious about the upkeep of its glossy wings. Once two Swellow are gathered, they diligently take care of cleaning each other's wings.

  • FireRed

    If its two tail feathers are standing at attention, it is proof of good health. It soars elegantly in the sky.

  • LeafGreen

    If its two tail feathers are standing at attention, it is proof of good health. It soars elegantly in the sky.

  • Emerald

    A Swellow dives upon prey from far above. It never misses its targets. It takes to the skies in search of lands with a warm climate.

  • Diamond

    It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.

  • Pearl

    It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.

  • Platinum

    It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.

  • HeartGold

    It dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. It catches its prey with sharp claws.

  • SoulSilver

    It dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. It catches its prey with sharp claws.

  • Black

    It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.

  • White

    It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.

  • Black 2

    It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.

  • White 2

    It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.

  • X

    If its two tail feathers are standing at attention, it is proof of good health. It soars elegantly in the sky.

  • Y

    It dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. It catches its prey with sharp claws.

  • Omega Ruby

    Swellow flies high above our heads, making graceful arcs in the sky. This Pokémon dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. The hapless prey is tightly grasped by Swellow’s clawed feet, preventing escape.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Swellow is very conscientious about the upkeep of its glossy wings. Once two Swellow are gathered, they diligently take care of cleaning each other’s wings.


Side game data

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
No. Pokémon Group Field Move Poké Assist
R-007 PR Swellow Sprite Swellow Flying SOA Cut 2 Cut 2 PA Flying SofA Flying
Capture Points* On Sight**
600 No reaction.
Browser Entry
It whips up gusts with its wings to attack. It also rams targets.
* - This is the amount of points required to capture the Pokémon (excluding boss Pokémon).
** - This is the reaction of the Pokémon when players approach it.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
60
Attack
85
Defense
60
Sp. Atk
75
Sp. Def
50
Speed
125
Total
455

Base Stats
HP
60
Attack
85
Defense
60
Sp. Atk
50
Sp. Def
50
Speed
125
Total
430

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Brave Bird 120 100% 15 Flying Physical
1 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special
1 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
5 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
9 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
13 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical
17 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
21 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
27 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status
33 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
39 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special
45 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical
51 Brave Bird 120 100% 15 Flying Physical
57 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
N/AXY
1ORAS
Brave Bird 120 100% 15 Flying Physical Type Cool 6 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special Type Cool 1 4 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
4XY
5ORAS
Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
7XY
9ORAS
Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
13XY
13ORAS
Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
19XY
17ORAS
Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
38XY
21ORAS
Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
N/AXY
27ORAS
Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status Type Cool 2 0 ♥
49XY
33ORAS
Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
28XY
39ORAS
Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
61XY
45ORAS
Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special Type Cool 1 4 ♥
N/AXY
51ORAS
Brave Bird 120 100% 15 Flying Physical Type Cool 6 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
4 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
8 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
13 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical
19 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
28 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical
38 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
49 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
61 Air Slash 75 95% 20 Flying Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Type Cute 0
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical Type Cool 3
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute 2
1 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 0
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
4 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 0
8 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
13 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical Type Cool 3
19 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
28 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 2
38 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2
49 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Type Cool 2
61 Air Slash 75 95% 20 Flying Special Type Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Type Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
1 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Type Cool 1 3 ♥
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Type Cool 3 0 ♥
4 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Type Cool 1 3 ♥
8 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Type Cool 3 0 ♥
13 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Type Cool 2 0 ♥
19 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
28 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Type Tough 2 0 ♥
38 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool 2 0 ♥
49 Agility —% 30 Psychic Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 4 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool 3
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Type Cute 0
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 1
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Smart 1
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Type Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Type Cool 2 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying Type Smart 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Swellow can learn, refer to Taillow.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Sky Attack USUM 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Heat Wave ORAS 95 90% 10 Fire Special Type Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Sky Attack ORAS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Physical
Heat Wave B2W2 100 90% 10 Fire Special
Roost B2W2 —% 10 Flying Status
Sky Attack B2W2 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind B2W2 —% 30 Flying Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Air Cutter HGSSPt 55 95% 25 Flying Special Type Cool 3
Endeavor HGSSPt 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 2
Heat Wave HGSSPt 100 90% 10 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute 3
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Type Smart 0
Sky Attack HGSS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Type Cool 1
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool 2
Tailwind HGSS —% 30 Flying Status Type Smart 2
Twister HGSSPt 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Type Cool 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Type Cute 2 1 ♥
Sky Attack XD 140 90% 5 Flying Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 277 front E 277 front RS 277 front SwellowBackGENIII
ShinySwellowGENIII Swellow Shiny E ShinySwellowGENIII GENIIIBackSwellow
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 277 front DP 277 front DP 277 front Swellow(Back)Sprite
SwellowShinySprite SwellowShinySprite SwellowShinySprite ShinyBackSwellow
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Swellow BW Swellow BW Swellow Back Gen V
Shiny Swellow BW Shiny Swellow BW Shiny Swellow Back Gen V
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Swellow XY Swellow XY
Swellow Shiny XY Swellow Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Ash Swellow

Ash's Swellow

Main article: Ash's Swellow

Ash had a Taillow which evolved into Swellow in Poké-Ring Tournament.

A shiny Swellow appeared in the episode Sky High Gym Battle!, belonging to the Fortree City gym leader Winona.

Known trainers with a Swellow

Trivia

  • Swellow and it's pre-evolution Taillow are based on swallows.
  • Swellow and Noctowl are the only regional bird Pokémon caught by Ash that have a two-stage evolution. Coincidentally, both of them had their shiny forms appeared in the anime

Gallery

See also

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