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Swalot (Pokémon)

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Gulpin #316: Gulpin
Pokémon
#318: Carvanha Carvanha
Swalot
Poison Bag Pokémon
マルノーム
Marunoom
#317
Swalot

Swalot

Swalot

Swalot
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Liquid Ooze or Sticky Hold Cacophony
Cacophony
Gluttony
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Swalot

Mega Swalot Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
5'07" 1.7 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
176.4 lbs. 80.0 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
#317
Kanto
#000
Johto
#096
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#099
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-189
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
168
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
163
V+
Leveling rate
Fluctuating
EV yield
Total: 2
2
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F317.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Swalot (Japanese: マルノーム Marunoom) is a Poison-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Gulpin starting at level 26.

Biology

Swalot is a tall, purple, amorphous Pokémon. It has red, beady eyes and yellow whiskers. A female Swalot has shorter whiskers than a male. It has puckered lips and can fit an automobile tire its mouth. Its hands have three fingers. It has a single row of black rhombi running across its mid-section, and can expand and contract its body at will. It is capable of swallowing anything whole, and can digest anything expect its own stomach lining. It covers prey and opponents with powerful poison. It lives in grassy areas.

In the anime

Swalot in the anime

Major appearances

Swalot first appeared in Deceit and Assist. The Poison Bag Pokémon belong to a Coordinator named Anthony, who used it to compete in the Grand Festival.

In From Brags to Riches, a Trainer named Dominick used a Swalot and Tropius to battle Ash's Corphish and Torkoal. Corphish managed to defeat Dominick's Swalot.

Paul's brother, Reggie, also owns a Swalot which appeared in Lost Leader Strategy!

Minor appearances

A Swalot that was painted to look like a Grimer was shown at the Pokémon cosplay contest in All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go.

A Trainer's Swalot appeared in XY039.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG122 Swalot Ash's Pokédex Swalot, the Poison Bag Pokémon. Swalot has a body that can expand and contract at will, and can swallow anything whole.
AG127 Swalot May's Pokédex Swalot, the Poison Bag Pokémon. Swalot covers any prey it encounters in powerful poison, and then swallows it whole.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP066 Swalot Ash's Pokédex Swalot, the Poison Bag Pokémon, and the evolved form of Gulpin. Swalot sprays a powerful poison onto its opponents from its pores.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Unlike its pre-evolution, Swalot has only made one key appearance in the Pokémon Adventures manga, being one of the Factory Pokémon fighting Pike Queen Lucy and Palace Maven Spenser. Although it seemingly won using a Hyper Beam after putting the former's Seviper to sleep, the serpent awoke using its Shed Skin ability and counterattacked with a Dig maneuver, defeating it.

In the TCG

Main article: Swalot (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 When Swalot spots prey, it spurts out a hideously toxic fluid from its pores and sprays the target. Once the prey has weakened, this Pokémon gulps it down whole with its cavernous mouth.
Sapphire Swalot has no teeth, so what it eats, it swallows whole, no matter what. Its cavernous mouth yawns widely. An automobile tire could easily fit inside this Pokémon's mouth.
Emerald Its powerful stomach acid is capable of digesting almost anything. The one thing in the whole world a Swalot can't digest is its own stomach.
FireRed It can swallow a tire whole in one gulp. It secretes a horribly toxic fluid from the pores on its body.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It gulps anything that fits in its mouth. Its special enzymes can dissolve anything.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
White
Black 2 It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
White 2
Generation VI
X It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
Y It gulps anything that fits in its mouth. Its special enzymes can dissolve anything.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Gulpin
Emerald
Evolve Gulpin
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Gulpin
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Gulpin
Platinum
Evolve Gulpin
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Evolve Gulpin
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Route 9 (Swarm)
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Poison)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Gulpin
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 16
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Gulpin
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Marine Resort (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger Fiore Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Misty Edgewater (Post-ending)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black 2 White 2 Big Pearl Big Pearl (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 73
70 - 137 135 - 269
Defense: 83
79 - 148 153 - 291
Sp.Atk: 73
70 - 137 135 - 269
Sp.Def: 83
79 - 148 153 - 291
Speed: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total: 467   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
1/2
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/16 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 08080% 5
00Start Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100100% 5
00Start Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 09090% 40
00Start Sludge Poison Special 06565 100100% 20
066 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
099 Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 09090% 40
1414 Sludge Poison Special 06565 100100% 20
1717 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
2323 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
2626 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
3030 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
3838 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100100% 20
4545 Stockpile Normal Status 0000 —% 20
4545 Spit Up Normal Special 0000 100100% 10
4545 Swallow Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4646 Belch Poison Special 120120 09090% 10
5252 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100100% 10
5959 Gastro Acid Poison Status 0000 100100% 10
6666 Wring Out Normal Special 0000 100100% 5
7373 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Swalot obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swalot
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swalot
  • 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 Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 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 TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 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 Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
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 Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
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 Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swalot
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swalot
  • 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 
GrimerMuk Acid Armor Poison Status —% 20
GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteDuskull
DusclopsDusknoirSpiritombYamaskCofagrigusLitwick
LampentChandelurePhantumpTrevenant
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
GastlyHaunterGengarKoffingWeezingWobbuffet
YamaskCofagrigusPhantumpTrevenant
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
GrimerMukGulpinSwalot Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120 80% 5
GrimerMukShellosGastrodonStunfisk Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
MisdreavusSolosisDuosionReuniclusLitwickLampent
ChandelurePumpkabooGourgeist
Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
KoffingWeezingSlugmaMagcargoLitwickLampent
Chandelure
Smog Poison Special 20 70% 20
Phantump Venom Drench* Poison Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Swalot 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 Swalot in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swalot
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swalot
  • 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 Swalot can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Swalot cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swalot
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swalot
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swalot
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swalot
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS317.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani317.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP317.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Poison Swamp
Phrases
51%-100% HP I eat everything in one gulp. It doesn't matter how big!
26%-50% HP I'm getting worried. My health is down about halfway.
1%-25% HP I'm exhausted... There isn't any poison left in me...
Level up I leveled up! My toxins grew more powerful, 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 toxins grew more powerful, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP317.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Poison  Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
( Poison )
Field move: None
Loops: 11 Min. exp.: 68 Max. exp.: 98
Browser entry  
When Swalot cries and opens its mouth wide, it spits up a huge volume of poison.
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

316Gulpin.png
Unevolved
Gulpin
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 26
317Swalot.png
First evolution
Swalot
 Poison 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 317.png Spr b 3r 317.png Spr 3e 317.gif Spr b 3r 317.png Spr 3r 317.png Spr b 3r 317.png
Spr 3r 317 s.png Spr b 3r 317 s.png Spr 3e 317 s.gif Spr b 3r 317 s.png Spr 3r 317 s.png Spr b 3r 317 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
317MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Swalot images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Swalot is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 467.

Origin

Swalot's appearance may be based on a single, giant poison gland. Swalot might be based upon a generic organism that uses pseudopodia.

It has been compared to a blobfish by many fans, but the popular blobfish photograph is copyright 2003, which is shortly after the Generation III games was released, and shows a front view of a heavily damaged specimen. Healthy blobfish bear no resemblance to Gulpin or Swalot.

Name origin

Swalot may be a play on the phrase, "swallow a lot," as in consuming a large amount of food or drink.

Marunoom may be a combination of 丸呑み marunomi (swallowing whole) and nomu (swallow or gulp).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese マルノーム Marunoom From 丸呑み marunomi and 呑む nomu
France Flag.png French Avaltout A corruption of avale tout
Spain Flag.png Spanish Swalot Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Schlukwech From schlucken and weg
Italy Flag.png Italian Swalot Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꿀꺽몬 Kkulkkeokmon From 꿀꺽꿀꺽 kkul-kkeok-kkul-kkeok and mon


External links

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