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Swablu (Pokémon)

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Cacturne #332: Cacturne
Pokémon
#334: Altaria Altaria
Swablu
チルット Tyltto
#333
333Swablu.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Normal Flying
Category
Cotton Bird Pokémon
Abilities
Natural Cure Cloud Nine
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
600,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#121
Sinnoh
#171
Unova
#246
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-196
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
2.6 lbs.
Imperial
1.2 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F333.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Flying and
Dragon groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 74 Battle Exp.: 741*

Swablu (Japanese: チルット Tyltto) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves into Altaria starting at level 35.

Biology

Physiology

Swablu is a round, blue parrot-like creature with two long feathers on top of its head, and fluffy, white wings that resemble cotton or clouds. It has a short, rounded white beak, white feet, and small blue tail feathers.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Swablu can sing Pokémon and people to sleep, and cleans things with its cottony wings.

Behavior

Swablu have a low tolerance to dirty things; they love to rub their cottony wings onto dirty, dusty objects. Once their cleanup is made, they fly to a nearby river and wash their wings, removing all dirt and dust. They usually are not afraid of people, and tend to lie on their heads.

Habitat

During spring, Swablu flocks move closer to human populated towns. They use geomagnetic waves to know where to fly.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Swablu have been depicted to consume the acorn-like berries growing on the bushes of Grotle.

In the anime

Swablu in the anime

Major appearances

Swablu's first major role was in True Blue Swablu. A Swablu got lost from its flock and got its wing injured. After the wing was healed, it took Ash and his friends some time to give the Swablu the courage to fly again. At the end of the episode, Swablu was going to come with May until it was re-united with its flock.

Minor appearances

Swablu made its debut appearance in Jirachi: Wish Maker.

A Swablu has also appeared in That's Just Swellow under the ownership of Shane.

A Swablu also appeared in Clamperl of Wisdom.

Multiple Swablu appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew living in the Tree of Beginning.

A group of Swablu, Sentret, Furret, Altaria and Shroomish helped Pokémon Ranger Jack Walker when he was a young boy in a blizzard as seen in a flashback in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of Sea.

Multiple Swablu appeared in a brief cameo in Destiny Deoxys and Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

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

Several Swablu appeared in The Lonely Snover!.

A Swablu made a brief appearance in Coming Full-Festival Circle!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG064 Swablu Ash's Pokédex Swablu, the Cotton Bird Pokémon. Swablu loves cleanliness and is quick to wipe off any unclean surface with its cotton-like wings.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Pokémon Adventures, Winona, Brigette, and Lanette each own a Swablu.

In the TCG

Main article: Swablu (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Swablu has light and fluffy wings that are like cottony clouds. This Pokémon is not frightened of people. It lands on the heads of people and sits there like a cotton-fluff hat.
Sapphire Swablu loves to make things clean. If it spots something dirty, it will wipe and polish it with its cottony wings. If its wings become dirty, this Pokémon finds a stream and showers itself.
Emerald A Pokémon that has wings like cottony clouds. After enduring winter, in which little food is available, Swablu flocks move closer to towns in the spring.
FireRed It constantly grooms its cotton-like wings. It takes a shower to clean itself if it becomes dirty.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond Its wings are like cotton tufts. If it perches on someone's head, it looks like a cotton hat.
Pearl
Platinum It can't relax if it or its surroundings are not clean. It wipes off dirt with its wings.
HeartGold Its wings bring cottony clouds to mind. It grooms with springwater and loves to sit on heads.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It can't relax if it or its surroundings are not clean. It wipes off dirt with its wings.
White
Black 2 For some reason, it likes to land on people's heads softly and act like it's a hat.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common Routes 114 and 115
Emerald
Common Routes 114 and 115
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
One Pyrite Cave (Shadow)
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 211 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Uncommon Route 210
HeartGold SoulSilver
Swarm Route 45
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Breed Altaria
Black 2 White 2
Unknown
Unknown
Route 14 and Abundant Shrine
Abundant Shrine (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Wilderness (Sapphire Field)
Pokémon Box
Ruby & Sapphire
Gift at start*
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Jet
Endless Level 5
Forever Level 5
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Mt. Freeze (1F-6F)
Pitfall Valley (7F-12F)
Joyous Tower (53F-59F)
Remains Island (B7-B12)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Blizzard Island (1F-20F)
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger Sekra Range
Pokémon Rumble Blast Tower: Firebreathing Mountain

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Year of the Dragon Egg Swablu Japanese Japan 1 January 6 to February 5, 2012
BW Year of the Dragon Swablu Korean Wi-Fi 1 August 23 to October 4, 2012
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu Japanese Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire 5 May 30, 2003 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu English Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu French Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu German Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu Italian Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu Spanish Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire 5 May 4, 2004 onwards

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total: 310   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Peck Flying Physical 03535 100}}100% 35
000Start 000Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 40
0055 0044 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100}}100% 15
0099 0088 Sing Normal Status 0000 055}}55% 15
01313 01010 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 20
01818 01313 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
02323 01515 Mist Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 30
N/AN/A 01818 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
03232 02121 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
02828 02525 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
04545 02929 Refresh Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
03636 03434 Mirror Move Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 20
04040 03939 Cotton Guard Grass Status 0000 —}}—% 10
05050 04242 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 09090 100}}100% 10
05555 04848 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Swablu obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swablu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swablu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swablu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swablu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowFarfetch'd
DoduoDodrioHorseaSeadraKingdraAerodactyl
DratiniDragonairDragoniteSkarmoryTreeckoGrovyle
SceptileTaillowSwellowWingullPelipperStarly
StaraviaStaraptorArchenArcheops
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchomp
DeinoZweilousHydreigon
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquill
UnfezantDucklettSwanna
FeatherDance Flying Status 100% 15
EkansArbokZubatGolbatCrobatMurkrow
HonchkrowSeviper
Haze Ice Status —% 30
ChatotDeinoZweilousHydreigon Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
NatuXatu Power Swap Psychic Status —% 10
SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrow
TreeckoGrovyleSceptileWingullPelipper
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
DoduoDodrioBagonShelgonSalamence Rage Normal Physical 20 100% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowHoothoot
NoctowlWingullPelipperChatotPidoveTranquill
UnfezantDucklettSwanna
Roost Flying Status —% 10
Skarmory Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Swablu in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Swablu in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swablu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swablu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Heal Bell Normal Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Swablu can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Swablu cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swablu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swablu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Windswept Sky FeatherDance Flying Status 100% 15
Windswept Sky Roost Flying Status —% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Swablu can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swablu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swablu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS333.png PinRS333.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani333.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP333.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.5%
Friend Area: Flyaway Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP They might look like cotton candy, but they're my wings.
26%-50% HP Oh, my goodness. There goes half my health already.
1%-25% HP No more... My pure white wings got filthy...
Level up I leveled up! My white wings are fluffier, too!
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! My white wings are fluffier, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP333.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: H
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Flying  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: Gust fm.png
(Gust ×1)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 40 Max. exp.: 60
Browser entry  
Swablu creates gusts to interfere with capture. It heads to whatever it notices.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
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
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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

Swablu
Unevolved
Swablu
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 35


Altaria
First evolution
Altaria
 Dragon  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 333.png Spr 3e 333.png Spr 3r 333.png Spr b 3r 333.png
Spr 3r 333 s.png Spr 3e 333 s.png Spr 3r 333 s.png Spr b 3r 333 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 333.png Spr 4p 333.png Spr 4p 333.png Spr b 4d 333.png
Spr 4d 333 s.png Spr 4p 333 s.png Spr 4p 333 s.png Spr b 4d 333 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 333.png Spr 5b 333.png Spr b 5b 333.png
Spr 5b 333 s.png Spr 5b 333 s.png Spr b 5b 333 s.png
Swablu For other sprites and images, please see Swablu images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Swablu and Onix are the only dual-type Pokémon whose evolved forms have a different primary type, but the same secondary type. All other dual-type Pokémon that evolve either evolve into a Pokémon with the same two types or have the secondary type change, with the exception of Gloom, which can evolve into Bellossom, losing its secondary type.
  • Although Swablu can know False Swipe if hatched from the Egg obtained in Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire, it is incompatible with the TM introduced in Generation IV which teaches the same move.
  • As of Generation V, no other Pokémon have same dual Egg Group as Swablu's family. In this case, both in Flying and Dragon are unique.
  • No other Pokémon evolve into their final Dragon-type stage as early as Swablu. It evolves into Altaria at Level 35.

Origin

Swablu is based on a Bluebird combined with cotton or a cloud. It also shares traits more specifically with the ultramarine lorikeet. Behaviorally, it is similar to the Grey Jay in that they are both given to sitting on people's heads.

Name origin

Swablu may be a combination of swab (referring to its cotton swab-like wings) and blue. Swa may also derive from swallow, a type of bird.

Tyltto may refer to Tyl—also known as Epsilon Draconis—a star in the constellation Draco, the Dragon. It may also be a reference to the play L'Oiseau Bleu (The Blue Bird) by Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck. The story is about two siblings, Mytyl and Tyltyl (ミチル Michiru and チルチル Chiruchiru in the Japanese translation of the play), who are tasked with finding the "blue bird of happiness."

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese チルット Tyltto From Tyl and Tyltyl
France Flag.png French Tylton From Tyl and cotton
Spain Flag.png Spanish Swablu Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Wablu From Watte and blue
Italy Flag.png Italian Swablu Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파비코 Pabiko


External links

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