Ash's Fearow

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Ash's Fearow
サトシのオニドリル Satoshi's Onidrill
Poké Ball
Ash Fearow EToP.png
Ash's Fearow
Debuts in Pikachu, I See You!
Caught at Route 1
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Ash
This Pokémon is fully evolved.

Ash's Fearow (Japanese: サトシのオニドリル Satoshi's Onidrill) is a Pokémon which Ash caught in The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga.


Ash's Fearow was one of the major alterations from the anime in The Electric Tale of Pikachu. It was the first wild Pokémon Ash caught in this canon. It stays Ash's major Flying-type, as his Pidgeotto abandons him early on.

Fearow was a leader of a group of Spearow, which attacked and exhausted Ash's Pikachu. However, Pikachu beat Fearow with a Thunder Shock, so Ash was able to catch it, turning Fearow into one of his most used Pokémon in this manga, staying with him the entire way. In Play Misty For Me, Ash attempted to have it battle against Misty at the Cerulean Gym (during which he had to get his hat back from her), but it came out with a sign around its neck saying "Sleeping. Do not disturb." Only when Ash throws its favorite food, a soy sauce-covered dumpling, at Misty does it actually do anything.

Later, Ash uses Fearow against the Black Fog, a giant Haunter which is terrorizing Lavender Town.

Fearow is also used to rescue Mahri and her Dewgong in the chapter You Bet Your Wife, though neither it nor Ash gets credit for it.

Moves used

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Using Mirror Move
Move First Used In
Mirror Move Haunting My Dreams
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the anime

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オニドリル Onidrill
Ash Fearow.png
Debuts in Pokémon - I Choose You!
Evolves in Prior to Pallet Party Panic
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Viridian Forest
Spearow Fearow
This Pokémon spent between 1 and 80 episodes as Spearow.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Spearow Unknown Unknown
As Fearow Unknown Unknown

Original series


As a Spearow

In the first episode of the anime, Ash and Pikachu were attacked by a flock of wild Spearow. The leader of the flock evolved into Fearow at some time during Ash's journey through Kanto.

When Ash returned to Pallet Town in Pallet Party Panic, this Fearow was again causing trouble, this time for a flock of Pidgey and Pidgeotto. After his own Pidgeotto became a Pidgeot, Ash attempted to capture the Fearow while riding on Pidgeot's back. Despite its weakened state, he was still unable to capture it, and left Pidgeot behind to guard against any future attacks.


It was seen in a flashback in Fighting Flyer with Fire.

I Choose You!

Spearow reappeared in I Choose You!, which is set in a timeline separate from the main series. It fulfilled the same role it had in the debut episode of the main series.



Fearow's Spearow (multiple)
Spearow (multiple)
Fearow led a flock of Spearow sometime prior to evolution after Ash threw a rock at it. The leader Spearow called out its flock to attack Ash and Pikachu. It continued to do so even after evolving as shown by its next appearance.

The flock also appeared in the twentieth Pokémon movie.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Pokémon - I Choose You!

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Spearow and Fearow.

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