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Swellow (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Taillow
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Wingull 000
Swellow
オオスバメ Ohsubame
#277
277Swellow.png
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Normal Flying
Category
Swallow Pokémon
Ability
Guts
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#026
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2′04″
Imperial
0.7 m
Metric
Weight
43.7 lbs.
Imperial
19.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F277.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Flying group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 162 Battle Exp.: 1621*

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

Biology

Physiology

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Behavior

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Ash Swellow.jpg
Ash's Swellow
Swellow first appeared in Candid Camerupt. Vito of the Winstrate Family used it to secretly protect his family.

Ash's Taillow evolved into Swellow in That's Just Swellow during the final round of the PokéRinger tournament. Unlike Pidgeotto and Noctowl, Swellow was a main competitor on Ash's team.

Winona's Shiny Swellow debuted in Sky High Gym Battle. Ash battled against it during the Gym battle.

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 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.
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.
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.
Generation IV
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 {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
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 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
Rare Route 115
Emerald
Rare Route 115
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
PokéRadar Route 213
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
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 Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Evolve from Taillow
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 4
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Evolve from Taillow
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 125
117 - 194 229 - 383
Total: 430   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.


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

Learnset

By leveling up

Game Generation III Generation IV
28 Endeavor Endeavor
38 Aerial Ace Aerial Ace
49 Agility Agility
61 Air Slash

By TM/HM

Game Generation III Generation IV
TM06 Toxic Toxic
TM10 Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM17 Protect Protect
TM18 Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM21 Frustration Frustration
TM27 Return Return
TM32 Double Team Double Team
TM40 Aerial Ace Aerial Ace
TM42 Facade Facade
TM43 Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest
TM45 Attract Attract
TM46 Thief Thief
TM47 Steel Wing Steel Wing
TM51 Roost
TM58 Endure
TM68 Giga Impact
TM78 Captivate
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Natural Gift
TM87 Swagger
TM88 Pluck
TM89 U-Turn
TM90 Substitute
HM02 Fly Fly
HM05 Defog

By breeding

Special moves

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Swellow knows Shadow Break, Shadow Half, Shadow Mist and Shadow Sky as a Shadow Pokémon, and learns Baton Pass after being purified.

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

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Trivia

Swellow has the highest speed stat of all Normal/Flying-type Pokémon.

Origin

Swellow resembles a barn swallow.

Name origin

Swellow's name is a combination of swell and swallow. Ohsubame is a corruption of 大燕 ōtsubame, large swallow.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

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