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

Evolution

Swellow evolves from Taillow at level 22.

Game info

Game locations

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.


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
File:SwellowSprite.png File:SwellowSprite.png File:SwellowSprite.png 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
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

File:Ash's Swellow.jpg
Main article: Ash's Swellow

Ash had a Taillow which evolved into Swellow in Poke-Ring Tournament. A shiny Swellow appeared in the episode Sky High Gym Battle!, belonging to the Fortree City gym leader Winona. Ash also possesses a Swellow.

Gallery

See also

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