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Fearow (Pokémon)

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Spearow #021: Spearow
Pokémon
#023: Ekans Ekans
Fearow
オニドリル Onidrill
#022
022Fearow.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Normal Flying
Category
Beak Pokémon
Ability
Keen Eye
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#022
Johto
#014
Hoenn
#224
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-040
Almia
R-113
Height
3'11"
Imperial
1.2 m
Metric
Weight
83.8 lbs.
Imperial
38.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F022.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Flying group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
2
Base Exp.: 162 Battle Exp.: 1621*

Fearow (Japanese: オニドリル Onidrill) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves from Spearow starting at level 20.

Biology

Physiology

Fearow is a large, mostly brown cormorant-like bird with a vulturine neck. It has a large, long, pink pointed beak and a red coxcomb upon its head. It has shaggy feathers on the base of its neck and in a vaguely cape-like pattern between its two huge wings. The cape itself is cream in color, as are the tips of its wings. Its nailed talons are pink, with three toes pointing forward and one pointing backward.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

They have large, strong beaks, giving them strong attacks such as Drill Peck and Fury Attack. It also can fly very quickly and very elegantly when it senses danger.

Behavior

Fearow builds its nest on highly elevated areas; they are commonly seen on the peaks of rock spires near canyons. Very tall trees can make a useful substitute for their nests. They are highly territorial and quick to anger, often attacking those who tread too near to their nests.

Habitat

Fearow naturally live in badlands consisting of rough terrain, such as desolate wastelands and fields. Its natural range includes Kanto, Johto and Sinnoh.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Fearow are vicious predators and swoop down from above, grabbing their prey and taking it to their nests. They generally eat bugs and rodents, as they prefer to avoid any type of plant. Fearow have been known to attack Pichu, Rattata, and Pidgey, it is presumed that they may prey on these Pokémon. Fearow also eat Pokémon food.

In the anime

Fearow in the anime

Major appearances

The Spearow who attacked Ash in the first episode evolved before Pallet Party Panic. Pidgeotto evolved to Pidgeot to defeat it.

Two Fearow appeared under the ownership of Tyson in Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution and Rage Of Innocence.

Rico, the Pokémon poacher, owns a Fearow in A Poached Ego!.

Minor appearances

Fearow was first seen in a Pokémon Center in Sparks Fly for Magnemite.

A Fearow appears in The Battle of the Badge.

Gary owns a Fearow, as seen in his profile in The Ties That Bind.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, an unknown Trainer tried to ride a Fearow to Mewtwo's Island. This Trainer never turns up on the island, unlike the others who set out. Mewtwo also uses one to scout for powerful Trainers.

A Fearow attacks a Pidgey in Carrying On! and Fly Me to the Moon, Pichu in The Apple Corp! and Team Rocket in Freeze Frame and The Big Balloon Blow-Up.

A Fearow also appeared in Pinch Healing!.

Jack Walker used a nearby Fearow to help Pikachu recover the Manaphy Egg stolen by Team Rocket in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

A colony of Fearow appeared in A Staravia is Born!

Paul attempted to capture a Fearow in A Maze-ing Race! By the end of the episode, it is unclear whether or not he succeeds.

A Fearow appeared in Pursuing a Lofty Goal! as one of the participants of PokéRinger competition.

Several Fearow appeared in Frozen on Their Tracks!.

Another Fearow also appeared in Historical Mystery Tour!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP081 Fearow Ash's Pokédex Fearow, the Beak Pokémon. The evolved form of Spearow. Its large, powerful wings allow it to fly for an entire day. The crushing power of its beak is tremendous.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Ran has a pair of Fearow she used to attack Shū in Pokémon Get da ze!

Ash had a Fearow he caught in the Electric Tale of Pikachu. It was his first capture, and he gave it the nickname, "Fearless," although it wasn't very obedient towards him.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Fearow debuts in the Red, Green & Blue chapter in ...But Fearow Itself! when a wild one kidnaps a mutated Bill. After being stopped by an Ice attack from Poliwhirl, Red catches it. Its most powerful move is Drill Peck.

Professor Oak also owns a Fearow that evolved from a Spearow.

In the TCG

Main article: Fearow (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red With its huge and magnificent wings, it can keep aloft without ever having to land for rest.
Blue
Yellow A Pokémon that dates back many years. If it senses danger, it flies high and away, instantly.
Stadium A Pokémon that enjoys flying. It uses its broad wings to adroitly catch the wind to soar elegantly into the sky.
Generation II
Gold It shoots itself suddenly high into the sky, then plummets down in one fell swoop to strike its prey.
Silver It cleverly uses its thin, long beak to pluck and eat small insects that hide under the ground.
Crystal It uses its long beak to attack. It has a surprisingly long reach, so it must be treated with caution.
Stadium 2 It shoots itself suddenly high into the sky, then plummets down in one fell swoop to strike its prey.
Generation III
Ruby Fearow is recognized by its long neck and elongated beak. They are conveniently shaped for catching prey in soil or water. It deftly moves its long and skinny beak to pluck prey.
Sapphire Fearow is recognized by its long neck and elongated beak. They are conveniently shaped for catching prey in soil or water. It deftly moves its long and skinny beak to pluck prey.
Emerald Its long neck and elongated beak are ideal for catching prey in soil or water. It deftly moves this extended and skinny beak to pluck prey.
FireRed Its huge and magnificent wings can keep it aloft in the sky. It can remain flying a whole day without landing.
LeafGreen With its huge and magnificent wings, it can keep aloft without ever having to land for rest.
Generation IV
Diamond It has the stamina to fly all day on its broad wings. It fights using its sharp beak.
Pearl It has the stamina to keep flying all day on its broad wings. It fights using its sharp beak.
Platinum It has the stamina to fly all day on its broad wings. It fights using its sharp beak.
HeartGold It shoots itself suddenly high into the sky, then plummets down in one fell swoop to strike its prey.
SoulSilver It cleverly uses its thin, long beak to pluck and eat small insects that hide under the ground.
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Uncommon Routes 17, 18, and 23
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Uncommon Routes 16, 17, 18, and 23
Generation II
Gold Silver
Uncommon Routes 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, and 22
Crystal
Uncommon Routes 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 22, and 42
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Uncommon Routes 17, 18, and 23, Treasure Beach, Kindle Road, Mt. Ember, Cape Brink, Ruin Valley, Water Path, Canyon Entrance, Sevault Canyon
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Spearow
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Routes 225, 226, and 227, Stark Mountain
Platinum
Uncommon Routes 225, 226, and 227, Stark Mountain
HeartGold SoulSilver
Uncommon Routes 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 22, 47, 48, Safari Zone
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 18
Endless Level 23
Forever Level 23
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Spearow
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mt. Travail (1F-19F)
Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
Pokémon Ranger Kisara Plains
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Haruba Desert
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Sharp Beak Sharp Beak (8%)
Crystal
Ruby Sapphire Sharp Beak Sharp Beak (5%)
Emerald
FireRed LeafGreen Sharp Beak Sharp Beak (5%)
Diamond Pearl Sharp Beak Sharp Beak (5%)
Platinum

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 61
59 - 124 114 - 243
Sp.Def: 61
59 - 124 114 - 243
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 442   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 61.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
1/3 ☆☆
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
16/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#C6C6A7" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin022.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani022.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP022.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Ravaged Field
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm proud of these big wings.
26%-50% HP My HP's been reduced to half.
1%-25% HP No... These wings have taken too much damage.
Level up I leveled up! I feel newfound power in my wings!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up! I feel newfound power in my wings!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP022.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Flying  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: None
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: N/A Max. exp.: N/A
Browser entry  
Fearow flies about at high speed. It also whips up gusts to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Flying  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Browser entry  
It flies around at high speed and charges to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Spearow
Unevolved
Spearow
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 20


Fearow
First evolution
Fearow
 Normal  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 022.png Spr 1y 022.png Spr 1g 022.png Spr b g1 022.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 022.png Spr 2s 022.png Spr 2c 022.png Spr b 2g 022.png
Spr 2g 022 s.png Spr 2s 022 s.png Spr 2c 022 s.png Spr b 2g 022 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 022.png Spr 3e 022.png Spr 3f 022.png Spr b 3r 022.png
Spr 3r 022 s.png Spr 3e 022 s.png Spr 3f 022 s.png Spr b 3r 022 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 022.png Spr 4d 022.png Spr 4h 022.png Spr b 4d 022.png
Spr 4d 022 s.png Spr 4d 022 s.png Spr 4h 022 s.png Spr b 4d 022 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 022.png Spr 5b 022.png Spr b 5b 022.png
Spr 5b 022 s.png Spr 5b 022 s.png Spr b 5b 022 s.png
Fearow For other sprites and images, please see Fearow images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In Generation IV, Fearow weighs as much as the male protagonist of the game. It shares this characteristic with Skuntank, Togekiss, Sudowoodo, and Yanma.
  • In Generation III, it was the only Pokémon who could not learn Aerial Ace by leveling up while its pre-evolution could.
  • The English names of the Spearow family and Beedrill are almost reversed from the Japanese in that Beedrill is named Spear and Fearow, Spearow's evolution, is called Onidrill.
  • Fearow's cry is very similar to Cloyster, aside from some differences in pitch and volume.

Origin

Its appearance may be vaguely based off of the cormorant, or even more closely to that of an anhinga, despite being birds of the water. It also shares characteristics with chickens and snipe.

Name origin

Fearow's name is a combination of the words fear and sparrow. Its Japanese name can be taken to mean 鬼ドリル, demon drill, although it is worth noting that the first four syllables can be taken to mean 鬼鳥 onidori, demon bird.

In other languages

  • German: Ibitak - From Ibis and Attacke (attack).
  • French: Rapasdepic - From rapace (predatory) and piquer (to swoop). Effectively translates as "swooping predator".
  • Korean: 깨비드릴조 Kkaebideuriljo
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 大嘴雀 Dài Zűi Qîao - Means "big-mouthed sparrow".
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 魔雀 Mó Que - Means "monster (or devil) sparrow".

External links

Notes



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