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Swablu (Pokémon)

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Cacturne #332: Cacturne
Pokémon
#334: Altaria Altaria
Swablu
Cotton Bird Pokémon
チルット
Tyltto
#333
Swablu

Swablu

Swablu

Swablu
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Flying
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Natural Cure Cacophony
Cacophony
Cloud Nine
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Swablu

Mega Swablu Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Flying and Dragon
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 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
2.6 lbs. 1.2 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
#333
Kanto
#000
Johto
#121
Hoenn
#171
Sinnoh
#246
Unova
Mountain
#139
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-196
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
74
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
62
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F333.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves into Altaria starting at level 35.

Biology

Swablu is an avian Pokémon with a round, blue body. There are two long feathers on top of its head, and it has a short, rounded white beak. Its wings are fluffy and white, resembling cotton or clouds. Its tiny feet are white and it has two tail feathers. Swablu does not like dirty surroundings, so it cleans things with its cottony wings. It uses streams to wash its wings once they become dirty from cleaning things. It lives in forests. During the spring, it flies closer to human populated towns. Swablu is unafraid of people and frequently lands on their heads.

In the anime

Swablu in the anime

Major appearances

Swablu's first major role was in True Blue Swablu. A Swablu got separated from its flock when the tree its flock was nesting in was struck by lightning. May helped to care for Swablu, who had injured its wing, but the Pokémon was suddenly afraid to fly. After the wing was healed, it took Ash and his friends some time to help Swablu get the courage to fly again. At the end of the episode, Swablu was re-united with its flock.

A Swablu has also appeared in That's Just Swellow under the ownership of Shane. It participated in the PokéRinger competition, but lost to James and Dustox.

Minor appearances

Swablu made its debut appearance in Jirachi: Wish Maker.

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!.

Multiple Swablu appeared in Butterfree and Me!.

A Swablu appeared in SS027.

A Swablu appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Swablu appeared in Grooming Furfrou!.

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 For some reason, it likes to land on people's heads softly and act like it's a hat.
Y It constantly grooms its cotton-like wings. It takes a shower to clean itself if it becomes dirty.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 114 and 115
Emerald
Routes 114 and 115
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Pyrite Cave (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 211 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Route 210
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 45 (Swarm)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Breed Altaria
Black 2 White 2
Route 14 and Abundant Shrine
Abundant Shrine (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
Route 21 (Horde Encounter)

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 hide 5 May 30, 2003 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu English hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu French hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu German hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu Italian hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu Spanish hide 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 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:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
044 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
088 Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
1010 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
1313 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
1515 Mist Ice Status 0000 —% 30
1818 Round Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
2121 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
2525 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
2929 Refresh Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3434 Mirror Move Flying Status 0000 —% 20
3939 Cotton Guard Grass Status 0000 —% 10
4242 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
4848 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —% 5
5050 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Swablu obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
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 Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 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 Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 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 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 Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 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 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowFarfetch'd
DoduoDodrioHorseaSeadraKingdraAerodactyl
DratiniDragonairDragoniteSkarmoryTreeckoGrovyle
SceptileTaillowSwellowWingullPelipperStarly
StaraviaStaraptorArchenArcheopsFletchlingFletchinder
TalonflameNoibatNoivern
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
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Swablu 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 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 VI
Other generations:
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 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

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

333Swablu.png
Unevolved
Swablu
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 35
334Altaria.png
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.gif Spr 3r 333.png Spr b 3r 333.png
Spr 3r 333 s.png Spr 3e 333 s.gif 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

  • 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 From 파랑 parang and possibly a corruption of beak


External links

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