Ash's Fearow

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Ash's Fearow
サトシのオニドリル Satoshi's Onidrill
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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 that Ash caught in The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga.

In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Ash's Fearow is one of the major alterations from the anime in The Electric Tale of Pikachu. It is 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 defeated 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 attempts to have it battle against Misty at the Cerulean Gym (during which he had to get his hat back from her), but it comes out with a sign around its neck saying, "Sleeping. Do not disturb." Only when Ash threw its favorite food, a soy sauce-covered dumpling, at Misty did 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 You Bet Your Wife, though neither it nor Ash gets credit for that act.

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

オニドリル Onidrill
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Debuts in Pokémon - I Choose You!
Evolves in Prior to Pallet Party Panic
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Viridian Forest
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This Pokémon spent between 1 and 80 episodes as Spearow.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Spearow Unshō Ishizuka Justin Anselmi (M20)
As Fearow Unshō Ishizuka

Main 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 point 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 evolved into 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.

Fearow briefly reappeared in flashbacks in Fighting Flyer with Fire, Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered!, and The Same Moon, Now and Forever!.


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!

I Choose You!

Spearow in I Choose You!

Multiple Spearow attacked Ash and Pikachu in the alternate continuity of I Choose You!.


Spearow's Spearow (multiple)
Spearow (multiple)
Similar to the first episode, Spearow led a flock of other Spearow after Ash threw a rock at it.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!
Voice actors
English Justin Anselmi

In other manga

Spearow in I Choose You!

Movie adaptations

I Choose You!

Spearow appears in I Choose You!. When Ash throws a rock at a Pidgey, it dodges it and the rock hit Spearow instead. It calls forth the whole flock and they attack Ash and Pikachu. They chase the two until Pikachu uses an Electric-type move to defeat the flock.

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Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You! Remix

Spearow appears in Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You! Remix. When Ash throws a Poké Ball at Pidgey, attempting to catch it, Pikachu blocks the Poké Ball with its tail and it hits Spearow's head instead. This causes the whole flock of Spearow to attack Ash and Pikachu. Pikachu is later able to defeat the flock with an Electric-type move.

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Related articles

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

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