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Swarm (Ability)

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Swarm むしのしらせ
Bug Notification
Flavor text
Generation III
Ups Bug moves in a pinch.
Generation IV
Powers up Bug-type moves in a pinch.
Generation V
Currently unknown
Generation VI
Currently unknown

Swarm (Japanese: むしのしらせ Bug Notification) is an ability introduced in Generation III. Twelve Pokémon have this ability, all of which are Template:Type2.

Effect

In battle

Swarm strengthens Template:Type2 moves in a pinch. When a Template:Type2 move is used, it will do 1.5× its usual damage if the user has less than one third of its HP remaining. It can be considered the Bug-type variation of Blaze, Overgrow, and Torrent.

Outside of battle

If the Pokémon leading the party has Swarm, the chance of encountering wild Pokémon increases. In Pokémon Emerald, this ability also increases the rate in which the cries of wild Pokémon could be heard on the field.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Swarm will do double the damage if the Pokémon using it is below 25% of its HP.

Pokémon with Swarm

Single ability

# Pokémon Type
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison
Beedrill
Beedrill
Beedrill
Beedrill
Beedrill
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying
Beautifly
Beautifly
Beautifly
Beautifly
Beautifly
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Poison
Kricketune
Kricketune
Kricketune
Kricketune
Kricketune
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
Mothim
Mothim
Mothim
Mothim
Mothim

Dual ability

# Pokémon Type Other ability

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See also

In other languages

  • French: Essaim
  • Spanish: Enjambre
  • Italian: Aiutinsetto
  • German: Hexaplaga