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Spearow (Pokémon)

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Raticate #020: Raticate
Pokémon
#022: Fearow Fearow
Spearow
Tiny Bird Pokémon
オニスズメ
Onisuzume
#021
Spearow

Spearow

Spearow

Spearow
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Flying
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Keen Eye Cacophony
Cacophony
Sniper
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Spearow

Mega Spearow Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
4.4 lbs. 2.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#021
Kanto
#013
Johto
#223
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#109
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-039
Fiore
R-112
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
58
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
52
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F021.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Spearow (Japanese: オニスズメ Onisuzume) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves into Fearow starting at level 20.

Biology

Spearow is a brown avian Pokémon that is very small. It has rough, brown plumage on its head with a short, hooked beak. Spearow's underside is beige with two thin stripes. Spearow's light pink feet have three talons, and its wings are a pinkish red with lighter edges. Spearow's back is black, and it has three brown tail feathers.

Although inept at other aspects of its flying, such as height and distance, Spearow is still capable of flying quickly to protect its territory. However, it must flap its wings at high speeds to stay aloft. Spearow's loud shrieks can be heard over half a mile away, and are used to warn other of its kind of danger. The anime has shown that Spearow sees in black and white and will chase its foes in a large flock. Spearow is usually found in desolate wastelands and fields, where it hunts for insects.

In the anime

Spearow in the anime

Major appearances

Ash was attacked by a large flock of Spearow in Pokémon - I Choose You! after he hit one Spearow on the head with a rock to weaken it (because Pikachu refused to obey and battle), thinking it was a Pidgey. The flock of Spearow returned, with the leader, the very same Spearow that Ash had hit in the first episode, as a Fearow in Pallet Party Panic!. The flock reappeared in flashbacks in Pokémon Emergency!, Challenge of the Samurai, Pikachu's Goodbye, Historical Mystery Tour!, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew and The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!.

A flock of Spearow appeared in Pallet Party Panic where they attacked flock of Pidgey and Pidgeotto.

A Trainer that attacked a Lapras had a Spearow in The Lost Lapras. In the same episode, one appeared in a flashback.

Minor appearances

Ash's Charmander was attacked by a flock of Spearow in Charmander – The Stray Pokémon.

A Spearow appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

A Spearow made an appearance in The Breeding Center Secret.

A Spearow was among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

A Spearow under the ownership of an unnamed Trainer was treated by Nurse Joy in The Joy of Pokémon.

A flock of Spearow appeared in Fighting Flyer with Fire where they attacked Team Rocket.

A Spearow was one of the Pokémon stolen by Butch and Cassidy in The Fortune Hunters.

Multiple Spearow also appeared in The Power of One, Celebi: Voice of the Forest and Pokémon Heroes.

Five Spearow appeared in A Better Pill to Swallow as part of Brock's fantasy.

Skyler mentioned in The Big Balloon Blow-Up of training multiple Spearow in the past, helping them grow and evolve, but they were never seen during the entire episode.

A small flock of Spearow attacked Orville in Fly Me to the Moon.

Several Spearow were among the inhabitants of the Dragon Holy Land in Great Bowls of Fire!.

A Spearow appeared under the possession of a Coordinator in Hi Ho Silver Wind!

It also appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One.

Another flock of Spearow appeared in Historical Mystery Tour!, similar to the first episode.

A Spearow made a brief appearance under the ownership of a Trainer in the Lily of the Valley Conference in An Old Family Blend!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP001 Spearow Ash's Pokédex Unlike Pidgey, Spearow has a terrible attitude. It is very wild and will sometimes attack other Pokémon and humans.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Like in the first episode of the anime, Ash defended his Pikachu from a violent herd of wild Spearow in Pikachu, I See You!. In the manga, he also captures their leader, Fearow.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Professor Oak had a Spearow in Pokémon Adventures. It was powerful enough to take down even a powerful Blastoise with its Mirror Move, and later evolved into a Fearow prior to the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Tomio has a Spearow in the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga.

In the TCG

Main article: Spearow (TCG)

In the TFG

One Spearow figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Eats bugs in grassy areas. It has to flap its short wings at high speed to stay airborne.
Blue
Yellow Inept at flying high. However, it can fly around very fast to protect its territory.
Stadium Its wings are short, so it can't fly a long distance. If it's not eating, it darts around in a hurry.
Generation II
Gold It flaps its short wings to flush out insects from tall grass. It then plucks them with its stubby beak.
Silver Very protective of its territory, it flaps its short wings busily to dart around at high speed.
Crystal To protect its territory, it flies around ceaselessly, making high-pitched cries.
Stadium 2 It flaps its short wings to flush out insects from tall grass. It then plucks them with its stubby beak.
Generation III
Ruby Spearow has a very loud cry that can be heard over half a mile away. If its high, keening cry is heard echoing all around, it is a sign that they are warning each other of danger.
Sapphire
Emerald Its loud cry can be heard over half a mile away. If its high, keening cry is heard echoing all around, it is a sign that they are warning each other of danger.
FireRed It busily flits around here and there. Even if it is frail, it can be a tough foe that uses Mirror Move.
LeafGreen Eats bugs in grassy areas. It has to flap its short wings at high speed to stay airborne.
Generation IV
Diamond It flaps its small wings busily to fly. Using its beak, it searches in grass for prey.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It flaps its short wings to flush out insects from tall grass. It then plucks them with its stubby beak.
SoulSilver Very protective of its territory, it flaps its short wings busily to dart around at high speed.
Generation V
Black It flaps its small wings busily to fly. Using its beak, it searches in grass for prey.
White
Black 2 It flaps its small wings busily to fly. Using its beak, it searches in grass for prey.
White 2
Generation VI
X Very protective of its territory, it flaps its short wings busily to dart around at high speed.
Y Eats bugs in grassy areas. It has to flap its short wings at high speed to stay airborne.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Routes 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, and 23
Blue (Japan)
Routes 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, and 23
Yellow
Routes 3, 4, 9, 16, 18, and 22
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 22, 33, 42, and 46
Headbutt trees
Received from Randy
Crystal
Routes 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 22, 33, 42, and 46
Headbutt trees
Received from Randy
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Routes 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, and 23, Treasure Beach, Mt. Ember, Cape Brink, Ruin Valley, Water Path, Canyon Entrance
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Phenac City (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 225 and 226
Platinum
Route 225
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 22, 33, 42, 46, and 47
Safari ZoneMorningDay
Headbutt trees
Received from Webster
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Noisy Forest
Generation V
Black White
Breed Fearow
Black 2 White 2
Breed Fearow
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Flying)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Viridian City
Pewter City
Mt. Moon
Vermilion City Seaside
Vermilion City Streets
Rock Mountain
Cycling Road
Indigo Plateau
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 49
Endless Level 80
Forever Level 8
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Mt. Steel (1F-4F)
Pitfall Valley (4F-9F)
Remains Island (B9-B13)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13)
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Pokémon Ranger Kisara Plains
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Union Road
Peril Cliffs
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎ Normal Mode C
Pokémon Rumble Blast Meadow: Seabreeze Trail, Everspring Valley
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! SonicBoom Spearow English United States 5 August 30 to September 26, 2002

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Pokémon XD Sharp Beak Sharp Beak (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Defense: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Atk: 31
32 - 91 60 - 177
Sp.Def: 31
32 - 91 60 - 177
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 262   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 31.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
1/3 ☆☆
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Total
10/20 ★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
055 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
099 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
1313 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
1717 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —% 20
2121 Mirror Move Flying Status 0000 —% 20
2525 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
2929 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
3333 Roost Flying Status 0000 —% 10
3737 Drill Peck Flying Physical 08080 100100% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Spearow obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spearow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spearow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
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 Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
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 06060 100}}100% 25
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 Steel Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spearow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spearow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Dodrio Tri Attack Normal Special 80 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Spearow in Generation VI
  • 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 Spearow in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spearow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spearow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Spearow can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Spearow cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spearow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spearow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Gust Spearow (Vending S2)
Wing Attack Spearow (Squirtle Deck 13)
Spearow (Majestic Dawn 74)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin021.png Pin021.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani021.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP021.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.9%
Friend Area: Ravaged Field
Phrases
51%-100% HP I might be small, but I'm quick!
26%-50% HP My health is down to half...
1%-25% HP I can't do this... I'm having trouble flying...
Level up Oh, yeah! Leveled up!
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 Oh, yeah! Leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP021.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Flying  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: Gust fm.png
(Gust ×1)
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: N/A Max. exp.: N/A
Browser entry  
Spearow can whip up gusts by busily flapping its small wings.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Flying  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by whipping up twisters with its wings.
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.
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack 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
PPW021.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Two Spearow that are brother and sister guard the Meadow Zone! Their favorite Attraction is Pelipper's Circle Circuit.
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

021Spearow.png
Unevolved
Spearow
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 20
022Fearow.png
First evolution
Fearow
 Normal  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 021.png Spr 1y 021.png Spr 1g 021.png Spr b g1 021.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 021.png Spr 2s 021.png Spr 2c 021.gif Spr b 2g 021.png
Spr 2g 021 s.png Spr 2s 021 s.png Spr 2c 021 s.gif Spr b 2g 021 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 021.png Spr 3e 021.gif Spr 3f 021.png Spr b 3r 021.png
Spr 3r 021 s.png Spr 3e 021 s.gif Spr 3f 021 s.png Spr b 3r 021 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 021.png Spr 4d 021.png Spr 4h 021.png Spr b 4d 021.png
Spr 4d 021 s.png Spr 4d 021 s.png Spr 4h 021 s.png Spr b 4d 021 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 021.png Spr 5b 021.png Spr b 5b 021.png
Spr 5b 021 s.png Spr 5b 021 s.png Spr b 5b 021 s.png
Spearow For other sprites and images, please see Spearow images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

Spr b 2c 021.pngSpr b 2c 021 s.png Spr b 3f 021.png Spr b 4p 021.png
Crystal back FireRed/LeafGreen back Platinum/HeartGold/
SoulSilver back

Trivia

  • According to the anime episode Pokémon, I Choose You!, Spearow cannot see color.
  • Spearow shares its species name with Pidgey and Natu. They are all known as the Tiny Bird Pokémon, though Natu has also been called a Little Bird Pokémon.

Origin

Spearow resembles a sparrow with characteristics of a falcon, including a hooked beak. Its name and appearance may reference the sparrow hawk.

Name origin

Spearow is a combination of spear and sparrow or arrow.

Onisuzume is a combination of 鬼 oni (demon) and 雀 suzume (sparrow).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese オニスズメ Onisuzume From oni and suzume
France Flag.png French Piafabec From piaf and bec
Spain Flag.png Spanish Spearow Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Habitak From Habicht and Attacke. Also a possible allusion to Habitat
Italy Flag.png Italian Spearow Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깨비참 Kkaebicham From 도깨비 dokkaebi and 참새 chamsae


External links

Notes



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