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Taillow (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Taillow (disambiguation).
Taillow
Tiny Swallow Pokémon
スバメ
Subame
#276
Taillow

Taillow

Taillow

Taillow
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Flying
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Guts Cacophony
Cacophony
Scrappy
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Taillow

Mega Taillow Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
200 (26.1%)
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
5.1 lbs. 2.3 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
#276
Kanto
#000
Johto
#025
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#019
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-036
Fiore
R-006
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
59
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
54
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
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
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F276.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Taillow (Japanese: スバメ Subame) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves into Swellow starting at level 22.

Biology

Taillow is a small bird Pokémon with dark blue feathers and patches of red on its chest and forehead. The patch on its forehead has a triangular upper tip. It has narrow brown eyes and a short yellow beak. It has elongated wingtips, and the underside of the wings is white. It has two sharp tail feathers, and its black feet have yellow claws.

It flies over 180 miles per day when it migrates during the cold season to search for warm climates. It is very gutsy, and will stand up to powerful opponents without backing down. When it is hungry, it will weaken and cry loudly. It lives in areas that have warm climates. It hunts and eats Wurmple. It eats considerable amounts of crops in a flock as seen in the anime.

In the anime

Taillow in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Taillow

Taillow first appeared in You Can Never Taillow. The TinySwallow Pokémon was the first Pokémon that Ash captured in Hoenn. Ash's Taillow evolved into Swellow in That's Just Swellow during the final round of the PokéRinger competition.

Other

Team Rocket helped Professor Brown to stop a flock of Taillow from attacking the crops of a village in which the residents thought that the Rocket Trio were superheroes in We're No Angels.

Ritchie's Taillow, nicknamed "Rose", made an appearance in Oaknapped.

Minor appearances

A Taillow appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as a transformation of Mew.

A colony of Taillow appeared in A Staravia is Born!

Multiple Taillow made a brief cameo in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Taillow appeared in The Dream Continues!.

A Trainer's Taillow appeared in Day Three Blockbusters!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG004 Taillow Ash's Pokédex Taillow, the Tinyswallow Pokémon. Taillow has a fierce personality, never backing down, even against the most powerful opponents.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the TCG

Main article: Taillow (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

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 Taillow courageously stands its ground against foes, however strong they may be. This gutsy Pokémon will remain defiant even after a loss. On the other hand, it cries loudly if it becomes hungry.
Sapphire Taillow is young - it has only just left its nest. As a result, it sometimes becomes lonesome and cries at night. This Pokémon feeds on Wurmple that live in forests.
Emerald Although it is small, it is very courageous. It will take on a larger Skarmory on an equal footing. However, its will weakens if it becomes hungry.
FireRed It dislikes cold seasons. They migrate to other lands in search of warmth, flying over 180 miles a day.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It has a gutsy spirit that makes it bravely take on tough foes. It flies in search of warm climates.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold When it gets cold, they migrate, flying over 180 miles a day. It hunts for tasty prey.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It has a gutsy spirit that makes it bravely take on tough foes. It flies in search of warm climates.
White
Black 2 It has a gutsy spirit that makes it bravely take on tough foes. It flies in search of warm climates.
White 2
Generation VI
X It has a gutsy spirit that makes it bravely take on tough foes. It flies in search of warm climates.
Y It dislikes cold seasons. They migrate to other lands in search of warmth, flying over 180 miles a day.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 104, 115, and 116, Petalburg Woods
Emerald
Routes 104, 115, and 116, Petalburg Woods
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Breed Swellow
Platinum
Breed Swellow
HeartGold SoulSilver
Cherrygrove City (Headbutt Trees)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Breed Swellow
Black 2 White 2
Breed Swellow
Dream World
Pleasant Forest, Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
Route 8 (Horde Encounter)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Plains
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 3
Endless Level 19
Forever Level 19
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Joyous Tower (2F-4F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Concealed Ruins (B1-B15)
World Abyss (B1-B8)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
East Road
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Ranger School
School Road
Vientown
Vien Forest
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Challenger's Ground
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Beach Zone, Iceberg Zone,
Granite Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
FRLGE PokéPark Egg Taillow Japanese Japan 5 March 12 to May 8, 2005

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
HeartGold SoulSilver Charti Berry Charti Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Atk: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Def: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 270   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
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
15/20 ★★★

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:
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 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
077 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1313 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
1919 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —% 15
2626 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
3434 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —% 20
4343 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
5353 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Taillow obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Taillow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Taillow
  • 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 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 TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 Taillow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Taillow
  • 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 
Noivern Boomburst Normal Special 140 100% 10
Farfetch'dStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwanna
RuffletBraviaryTalonflame
Brave Bird Flying Physical 120 100% 15
DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary Defog Flying Status —% 15
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwablu
AltariaChatotSigilyph
Mirror Move Flying Status —% 20
SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrow
Wingull
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
DoduoDodrio Rage Normal Physical 20 100% 20
SwabluAltaria Refresh Normal Status —% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowHoothoot
NoctowlWingullPelipperChatotPidoveTranquill
UnfezantDucklettSwannaFletchlingFletchinderTalonflame
NoibatNoivern
Roost Flying Status —% 10
NoctowlAltariaTogekissPidoveTranquillUnfezant
Sigilyph
Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
SkarmoryFletchlingFletchinderTalonflame Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
ZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactylWingullPelipper Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
SigilyphRuffletBraviaryNoibatNoivern
Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Taillow 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 Taillow in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Taillow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Taillow
  • 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 Taillow can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Taillow cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Taillow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Taillow
  • 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
 PinRS276.png PinRS276.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani276.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP276.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.5%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP What I lack in size, I make up with guts!
26%-50% HP My HP is down halfway...
1%-25% HP I can't do this anymore... My wings won't move...
Level up All right! I leveled up! Good times!
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 All right! I leveled up! Good times!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP276.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Flying  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: Gust fm.png
(Gust ×1)
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 14 Max. exp.: 18
Browser entry  
Taillow flits about busily. Capture it when it grows tired and rests.
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 whips up gusts with its wings to attack.
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
PPW276.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Taillow often play in the Beach Zone and the Granite Zone. They enjoy Pelipper's Circle Circuit more than all other Attractions, but they play Salamence's Air Ace, too!
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

276Taillow.png
Unevolved
Taillow
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 22
277Swellow.png
First evolution
Swellow
 Normal  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 276.png Spr b 3r 276.png Spr 3e 276.gif Spr b 3r 276.png Spr 3r 276.png Spr b 3r 276.png
Spr 3r 276 s.png Spr b 3r 276 s.png Spr 3e 276 s.gif Spr b 3r 276 s.png Spr 3r 276 s.png Spr b 3r 276 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 276.png Spr b 4d 276.png Spr 4d 276.png Spr b 4d 276.png Spr 4d 276.png Spr b 4d 276.png
Spr 4d 276 s.png Spr b 4d 276 s.png Spr 4d 276 s.png Spr b 4d 276 s.png Spr 4d 276 s.png Spr b 4d 276 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 276.png Spr b 5b 276.png Spr 5b 276.png Spr b 5b 276.png
Spr 5b 276 s.png Spr b 5b 276 s.png Spr 5b 276 s.png Spr b 5b 276 s.png
Front Back Front Back
276MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Tailow images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

This bird Pokémon resembles a barn swallow or a welcome swallow.

Name origin

Taillow is a combination of tail and swallow.

Subame is a corruption of 燕 tsubame (swallow).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese スバメ Subame Corruption of tsubame
France Flag.png French Nirondelle From nid and hirondelle
Spain Flag.png Spanish Taillow Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Schwalbini From Schwalbe and mini
Italy Flag.png Italian Taillow Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 테일로 Te'illo Transliteration of English name


Related articles

External links

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#277: Swellow Swellow


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