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Swallow (Japanese: のみこむ Swallow) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.
The Pokémon who are able to learn this move are also able to learn the related moves Stockpile and Spit Up, except Munchlax, Trubbish, Garbodor, and Guzzlord, which cannot learn Spit Up.
This move will fail if the user has not used Stockpile. If Swallow is used after stockpiling, it recovers the user's HP depending on the number of times Stockpile was used:
- 1× → 25% of the user's maximum HP
- 2× → 50% of the user's maximum HP
- 3× → 100% of the user's maximum HP
After Swallow is used, the stockpile count will be reset.
Swallow can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, giving an extra appeal point if Stockpile was used in the prior turn.
Swallow now removes any Defense and Special Defense boosts gained through Stockpile. However, it simply will say the effect wore off without showing stat changing, unlike Stockpile.
Generation V onwards
The boost removal is now shown as stat drops.
Swallow can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, giving an extra three appeal points if Stockpile was used in the prior turn.
If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Swallow, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.
|| Absorbs stockpiled power and restores HP.
|| The energy it built using Stockpile is absorbed to restore HP.
|| The power stored using the move Stockpile is absorbed by the user to heal its HP.
| The power stored using the move Stockpile is absorbed by the user to heal its HP. Storing more power heals more HP.
In other games
Swallow restores 20 HP for one Stockpile, 40 HP after two Stockpiles, and 80 HP after three Stockpiles.
|| Restores the user's HP. The HP recovered depends on how often the move Stockpile was used before.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
In other languages