Ash's Leavanny

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Revision as of 18:55, 28 October 2011 by Gilgamesh37 (talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search
Ash's Swadloon
サトシのクルマユ Satoshi's Kurumayu
Poké Ball
Ash Swadloon.png
Ash's Swadloon
Debuts in Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!
Caught at Pinwheel Forest
Evolves in Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!
Gender Male
Ability Swarm*
Current location In rotation
Sewaddle Swadloon
This Pokémon spent 5 episodes as Sewaddle.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Sewaddle Inuko Inuyama Kayzie Rogers
As Swadloon Inuko Inuyama Erica Schroeder

Ash's Swadloon (Japanese: サトシのクルマユ Satoshi's Kurumayu) is the sixth Pokémon that Ash obtained in the Unova region.


As a Sewaddle

Swadloon first appeared as a Sewaddle while Ash and friends were in Pinwheel Forest. He randomly attacked Ash's Pikachu, and Ash tried to catch him but was not successful since Sewaddle ran away. He later reappeared and knocked Ash to the ground when the trio met Burgh, the Gym Leader of the Castelia Gym, who revealed that he was accompanying Sewaddle through the forest even though he was not his Pokémon. When Ash and his friends tried to say hello to Sewaddle by using the two sensory knobs on the top of his head, he Tackled Ash, while he kindly said hello to Iris, Pikachu, Axew and Burgh. Ash, Iris and Burgh then followed Sewaddle throughout the forest, watching he was eating as well as his sleeping habits.

Sewaddle sleeping

When Sewaddle started eating some fruit, two Woobat started to attack him. Ash protected Sewaddle from an Air Slash attack. Pikachu and Sewaddle then scared off the Woobat. Sewaddle then offered Ash some fruit, showing that he was slowly beginning to like him. Later that night, Sewaddle even went into Ash's sleeping bag with him. The next day, a Patrat kidnapped Sewaddle in order to heal its sick friend, as a leaf from a Sewaddle has healing properties. However, Sewaddle got away, just to get stuck on a Deerling's neck and to get thrown over a cliff into a river with Ash diving in to save him. Burgh then used his Leavanny to save both Sewaddle and Ash from going over a waterfall. Sewaddle was very thankful but his "clothes" got messed up during the fall, but Burgh's Leavanny made him new clothes. Ash asked Sewaddle if he wanted to join him and Sewaddle happily allowed Ash to capture him. But once he was captured, his Poké Ball became sealed as Ash had seven Pokémon on him at the time. This meant Ash had to send over one of his Pokémon to Professor Juniper in order to retain Sewaddle in his party, to which he chose his Pidove.

In A Connoisseur's Revenge!, Ash wanted to have Sewaddle examined by a Pokémon Connoisseur so he would know how compatible he was with him. He showed him to a C-class Connaisseuse by the name of Burgundy. She confirmed that his ability is Swarm which she thought was a bad thing as she thought Ash would be better off with a Sewaddle with Chlorophyll, with no reason to back it up. When she said he should replace Sewaddle, he fired a String Shot at her in anger.

In Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!, he was used against Burgh, where he fought against and defeated Burgh's Dwebble, who had previously defeated Ash's Tepig. Later, while battling his Whirlipede, Sewaddle evolved into Swadloon, while learning Energy Ball in the process. However, he lost to Burgh's Leavanny after being hit by a Leaf Storm and a Hyper Beam.

Personality and characteristics

Swadloon sewing

As a Sewaddle, Swadloon was childish, often doing things without warning when Ash first met him, such as attacking Pikachu for no reason other than to battle. He was stubborn and wouldn't admit to his feelings for Ash right away, but after he had been saved a few times, he became more comfortable with Ash and snuggled up to him. Since then, he had been very caring towards his Trainer, even to go so far as to wrap Burgundy's head in a String Shot web when she suggested Ash get rid of him.

Swadloon has also been competitive since his debut and has a strong passion for battling. He always tries his hardest, even when he was at a strong disadvantage during his battle against Burgh's Whirlipede where he still refused to give up and eventually evolved. Since he has evolved, Swadloon is a bit more mature, although he still got a bit childish when he believed Oshawott, Tepig and Scraggy took his food in Emolga and the New Volt Switch!. However, he still has a passion for battling. Swadloon also has some sewing skills as seen in Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"! where he helped make costumes for Luke's movie with his Leavanny.

Moves used

Ash Swadloon String Shot.png
Using String Shot
Ash Sewaddle Razor Leaf.png
Using Razor Leaf as
a Sewaddle
Move First Used In
String Shot  Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!
Razor Leaf Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!
Tackle Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!
Bug Bite Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!
Energy Ball Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • Swadloon is Ash's first Grass-type Pokémon that is not a starter Pokémon.
    • It is also the first time he caught two Grass types in the same region.
  • Swadloon is the first of Ash's Pokémon since his Krabby which he caught when he already had a full party of six Pokémon.
    • It also marks the first time Ash has rotated his seventh Pokémon into his main team.
  • As a Sewaddle, Swadloon was the first Pokémon in the anime to have its ability confirmed without using it.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Sewaddle and Swadloon.

Project Anime logo.png This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.