Swallow (move)

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のみこむ Swallow
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Swallow (Japanese: のみこむ Swallow) is a non-damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation III. The Pokémon who are able to learn this move are also able to learn the related moves Stockpile and, with the exception of Munchlax, Trubbish, and Garbodor, Spit Up.


Generation III

This move will fail if the user has not used Stockpile.

Swallow will recover the user's HP depending on the amount of times the user has used Stockpile.

  • One Stockpile → 25% of the user's maximum HP
  • Two Stockpiles → 50% of the user's maximum HP
  • Three Stockpiles → 100% of the user's maximum HP

Generation IV and on

In addition to before, Swallow also removes any Defense and Special Defense boosts gained through Stockpile.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Swallow restores 20HP for one Stockpile, 40HP after two Stockpiles, and 80HP after three Stockpiles.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison 37 25 25 '
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison 46 28 27 '
071 Victreebel Victreebel Grass Poison   -- -- -- '
171 Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric   27 27 '
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying 33 38 38 '
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel 46 51 51 '
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison 34 34 39 '
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison 40 38 45 '
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass 50 57 57 '
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass 60 66 66 '
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying   27 30 '
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying   27 32 '
446 Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal   28 33 '
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass   31 37 '
568 Trubbish Trubbish Poison Poison     23 '
569 Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poison     23 '
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire     56 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
086 Seel Seel Water Water     EkansArbokPelipperMawile EkansArbokPelipperMawileHeatmor
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison   GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison     GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground EkansArbokPelipperMawile EkansArbokPelipperMawile EkansArbokPelipperMawileHeatmor
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire   GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim
322 Numel Numel Fire Ground     EkansArbokMawile EkansArbokMawileHeatmor
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison EkansArbokMawile EkansArbokMawile EkansArbokMawileHeatmor
363 Spheal Spheal Ice Water EkansArbokPelipperMawile EkansArbokPelipperMawile EkansArbokPelipperMawileHeatmor
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass     VictreebelCarnivine VictreebelCarnivine
422 Shellos Shellos Water Water   PelipperGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim PelipperGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim
422 Shellos Shellos Water Water   PelipperGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim PelipperGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas Ground Ground   EkansArbokMawile EkansArbokMawileHeatmor
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Anthony Swalot Swallow.png None.png None.png
The user swallows the foe and holds it in its stomach.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
317 Swalot Swalot swallows the opponent and holds it in its stomach.
Anthony's Swalot Deceit and Assist Debut

In the manga

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Swallow III.png Swallow IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • Munchlax and Trubbish's respective family are the only Pokémon that able to learn Stockpile and Swallow, but unable to learn Spit Up.

In other languages

Language Title
Finland Flag.png Finnish Nielaisu
France Flag.png French Avale
Germany Flag.png German Verzehrer
Greece Flag.png Greek Κατάποση
Italy Flag.png Italian Introenergia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꿀꺽 Kkulkkeok
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Engolir
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Gutanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tragar

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