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Swarm (Ability)

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Swarm redirects here. For the method of obtaining rare Pokémon introduced in Generation II, see Mass Outbreak.

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. Twenty-four Pokémon have this ability, all of which are Template:Type2.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with Swarm uses a Bug-type move, the power will increase by 1.5x if the user has less than or equal to 33% of its maximum HP remaining.

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

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison Swarm None Sniper
Scyther Scyther Bug Flying Swarm Technician Steadfast
Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying Swarm Early Bird Jitter
Ledian Ledian Bug Flying Swarm Early Bird Iron Fist
Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm Insomnia Sniper
Ariados Ariados Bug Poison Swarm Insomnia Sniper
Scizor Scizor Bug Steel Swarm Technician Light Metal
Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm Guts Overconfident
Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying Swarm None Rivalry
Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug Illuminate Swarm Teasing Heart
Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug Swarm None Technician
Mothim Mothim Bug Flying Swarm None Tinted Lens
Kurumiru Kurumiru Bug Grass Swarm Chlorophyll Dust Proof
Hahakomori Hahakomori Bug Grass Swarm Chlorophyll Dust Proof
Fushide Fushide Bug Poison Poison Point Swarm Quick Feet
Hoiiga Hoiiga Bug Poison Poison Point Swarm Quick Feet
Pendra Pendra Bug Poison Poison Point Swarm Quick Feet
Kaburumo Kaburumo Bug Bug Swarm Shed Skin No Guard
Shubarugo Shubarugo Bug Steel Swarm Shell Armor Dust Proof
Bachuru Bachuru Bug Electric Compoundeyes Tension Swarm
Denchura Denchura Bug Electric Compoundeyes Tension Swarm
Aianto Aianto Bug Steel Swarm Hustle Truant
Meraruba Meraruba Bug Fire Flame Body None Swarm
Ulgamoth Ulgamoth Bug Fire Flame Body None Swarm
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In other languages

  • French: Essaim
  • German: Hexaplaga
  • Italian: Aiutinsetto
  • Korean: 벌레의 알림 Beolle-yi Allim
  • Portuguese: Enxame
  • Spanish: Enjambre


Variations of the Ability Overgrow
OvergrowBlazeTorrentSwarm
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