Taillow (Pokémon)

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Taillow
Tiny Swallow Pokémon
スバメ
Subame
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Taillow



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Guts Cacophony
Cacophony
Scrappy
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
200 (26.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Taillow
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
5.1 lbs. 2.3 kg
Taillow
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#276
Kanto
#000
Johto
#025
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#019
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-036
Fiore
R-006
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
59
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
54
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Taillow
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F276.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Taillow (Japanese: スバメ Subame) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Swellow starting at level 22.

Biology

Taillow is a small bird Pokémon with dark blue feathers. A red marking with pointed tips stretches from its chest to its forehead, and it has a white underside. It has narrow brown eyes and a short yellow beak. It has elongated wingtips and black feet with yellow talons. Each foot has three toes facing forward and one backward. Two sharply pointed feathers form its tail.

Taillow is very gutsy, and will stand up to powerful opponents without backing down. During the cold season, this Pokémon will fly over 180 miles (300 kilometers) per day to search for areas that have warm climates. It typically hunts Wurmple, but flocks have also been shown eating crops in the anime. When it is hungry, it will weaken and cry loudly.

In the anime

In the main series

Taillow in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Taillow

Taillow debuted in You Never Can Taillow as the leader of a flock of Taillow in Petalburg Woods. The Tiny Swallow Pokémon was the first Pokémon that Ash caught in Hoenn. Ash's Taillow evolved into Swellow in That's Just Swellow during the final round of the PokéRinger held in Crossgate Town.

Other

A flock of Taillow appeared in We're No Angels!. In the episode, Team Rocket helped Professor Brown stop them from attacking the crops of a village whose residents thought the trio were superheroes.

A Taillow nicknamed "Rose" appeared in Oaknapped!, under the ownership of Ritchie.

A wild Taillow appeared in a flashback in Rivals: Today and Tomorrow!, where it was seen attacking Sawyer's Treecko, only to later be defeated by it.

Minor appearances

A Taillow appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as a transformation of Mew.

A colony of Taillow appeared in A Staravia is Born!

Multiple Taillow made a brief cameo in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Taillow appeared in The Dream Continues!.

Multiple Taillow appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

A Trainer's Taillow appeared in Day Three Blockbusters!.

A wild Taillow appeared in Love Strikes! Eevee, Yikes!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG004 Taillow Ash's Pokédex Taillow, the Tinyswallow Pokémon. Taillow has a fierce personality, never backing down, even against the most powerful opponents.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

A wild Taillow appeared in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer. It was seen flying onto Brendan's house.

In Pokémon Generations

Multiple wild Taillow appeared in The Cavern, where they were flying away from a storm which a Primal Kyogre was creating.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Taillow

Ash owns a Taillow in the Ash & Pikachu manga, similar to the anime.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Taillow first appeared as a wild Pokémon in Making Mirth with Mightyena.

Another Taillow, nicknamed Wings, under the ownership of Mr. Togs appeared while Ruby was participating in a Pokémon Contest in Tripped Up by Torkoal.

A Trainer's Taillow appeared in Plugging Past Electrike I and A Royal Rumble with Regirock, Regice and Registeel I.

Two Taillow appeared in Not So Fetching Feebas.

The Battle Factory rented a Taillow which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Facing Gulpin Is Hard to Swallow.

In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga

Taillow appeared in TA02.

In the TCG

Main article: Taillow (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Taillow courageously stands its ground against foes, however strong they may be. This gutsy Pokémon will remain defiant even after a loss. On the other hand, it cries loudly if it becomes hungry.
Sapphire Taillow is young - it has only just left its nest. As a result, it sometimes becomes lonesome and cries at night. This Pokémon feeds on Wurmple that live in forests.
Emerald Although it is small, it is very courageous. It will take on a larger Skarmory on an equal footing. However, its will weakens if it becomes hungry.
FireRed It dislikes cold seasons. They migrate to other lands in search of warmth, flying over 180 miles a day.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It has a gutsy spirit that makes it bravely take on tough foes. It flies in search of warm climates.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold When it gets cold, they migrate, flying over 180 miles a day. It hunts for tasty prey.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It has a gutsy spirit that makes it bravely take on tough foes. It flies in search of warm climates.
White
Black 2 It has a gutsy spirit that makes it bravely take on tough foes. It flies in search of warm climates.
White 2
Generation VI
X It has a gutsy spirit that makes it bravely take on tough foes. It flies in search of warm climates.
Y It dislikes cold seasons. They migrate to other lands in search of warmth, flying over 180 miles a day.
Omega Ruby Taillow courageously stands its ground against foes, however strong they may be. This gutsy Pokémon will remain defiant even after a loss. On the other hand, it cries loudly if it becomes hungry.
Alpha Sapphire Taillow is young—it has only just left its nest. As a result, it sometimes becomes lonesome and cries at night. This Pokémon feeds on Wurmple that live in forests.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 104, 115, and 116, Petalburg Woods
Emerald
Routes 104, 115, and 116, Petalburg Woods
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Breed Swellow
Platinum
Breed Swellow
HeartGold SoulSilver
Cherrygrove City (Headbutt trees*; post-National Dex)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Breed Swellow
Black 2 White 2
Breed Swellow
Dream World
Pleasant Forest, Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
Route 8 (Horde Encounter)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 104, 115, and 116, Petalburg Woods, Soaring in the sky
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Plains (Both Fields)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 3, Endless Level 19, Forever Level 19, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Joyous Tower (2F-4F)
Ranger
Lyra Forest, East Road
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Concealed Ruins (B1F-B15F), World Abyss (B1F-B8F)
MD Sky
Concealed Ruins (B1F-B15F), World Abyss (B1F-B8F)
Ranger: SoA
Ranger School, School Road, Vientown, Vien Forest
PokéPark Wii
Beach Zone, Iceberg Zone, Granite Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Challenger's Ground
Rumble U
Conductor Room: King of the Sky, Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 5
Shuffle
Isla Asul: Stage 36
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Time-Leap Plains (All Areas)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG PokéPark Egg Taillow Japanese Japan 5 March 12 to May 8, 2005

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
HeartGold SoulSilver Charti Berry Charti Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Atk: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Def: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 270   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
15/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
055 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
099 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1313 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
1717 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —% 15
2121 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —% 20
2525 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 —% 15
2929 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3333 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
3737 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
4141 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100100% 15
4545 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Taillow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Taillow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM19Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM49Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
TM51Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM76Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM76 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM89Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Taillow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Taillow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Noivern Boomburst Normal Special 140 100% 10
Farfetch'dTaillowSwellowStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviaryTalonflameRowlet
DartrixDecidueye
Brave Bird Flying Physical 120 100% 15
DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary Defog Flying Status —% 15
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotWingullPelipperDucklett
SwannaNoibatNoivernOricorio
Hurricane Flying Special 110 70% 10
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwablu
ChatotSigilyphOricorio
Mirror Move Flying Status —% 20
SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrow
Wingull
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
DoduoDodrio Rage Normal Physical 20 100% 20
SwabluAltaria Refresh Normal Status —% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowHoothoot
NoctowlWingullPelipperChatotPidoveTranquill
UnfezantDucklettSwannaFletchlingFletchinderTalonflame
NoibatNoivernPikipekTrumbeakToucannonOricorio
Roost Flying Status —% 10
NoctowlAltariaTogekissPidoveTranquillUnfezant
Sigilyph
Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
SkarmoryFletchlingFletchinderTalonflame Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
ZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactylWingullPelipper
NoibatNoivernPikipekTrumbeakToucannon
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
SigilyphRuffletBraviaryNoibatNoivern
Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Taillow in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Taillow in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Taillow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Taillow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M US UM Defog Flying Status —% 15
S M US UM Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
S M US UM Heat Wave Fire Special 95 90% 10
S M US UM Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
S M US UM Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
S M US UM Tailwind Flying Status —% 15
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Taillow can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Taillow cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Taillow
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Taillow
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Razor Wind Taillow (EX Emerald 68)

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Gust  Flying  Oaknapped!

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS276.png PinRSani276.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani276.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP276.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.5%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP What I lack in size, I make up with guts!
26%-50% HP My HP is down halfway...
1%-25% HP I can't do this anymore... My wings won't move...
Level up All right! I leveled up! Good times!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP276.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Flying
Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
Flying
Field move: Gust fm.png
(Gust ×1)
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 14 Max. exp.: 18
Browser entry
Taillow flits about busily. Capture it when it grows tired and rests.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Flying
Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
Flying
Field move: Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry
It whips up gusts with its wings to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW276.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Taillow often play in the Beach Zone and the Granite Zone. They enjoy Pelipper's Circle Circuit more than all other Attractions, but they play Salamence's Air Ace, too!
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Flying
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT276.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Flying
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 10

#079
Shuffle276.png

Rock Break
Destroys one breakable-rock disruption without fail.
Skill Swapper: Rock Shot

Evolution

276Taillow.png
Unevolved
Taillow
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 22
277Swellow.png
First evolution
Swellow
 Normal  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 276.png Spr b 3r 276.png Spr 3e 276.png Spr b 3r 276.png Spr 3r 276.png Spr b 3r 276.png
Spr 3r 276 s.png Spr b 3r 276 s.png Spr 3e 276 s.png Spr b 3r 276 s.png Spr 3r 276 s.png Spr b 3r 276 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 276.png Spr b 4d 276.png Spr 4d 276.png Spr b 4d 276.png Spr 4d 276.png Spr b 4d 276.png
Spr 4d 276 s.png Spr b 4d 276 s.png Spr 4d 276 s.png Spr b 4d 276 s.png Spr 4d 276 s.png Spr b 4d 276 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 276.png Spr b 5b 276.png Spr 5b 276.png Spr b 5b 276.png
Spr 5b 276 s.png Spr b 5b 276 s.png Spr 5b 276 s.png Spr b 5b 276 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 276.png Spr b 6x 276.png Spr 6x 276.png Spr b 6x 276.png
Spr 6x 276 s.png Spr b 6x 276 s.png Spr 6x 276 s.png Spr b 6x 276 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Spr 7s 276.png Spr b 7s 276.png
Spr 7s 276 s.png Spr b 7s 276 s.png
Front Back
276MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Taillow images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Taillow has exactly the same base stats as Wingull with only their Attack and Special Attack swapped.

Origin

This bird Pokémon resembles a barn swallow or a welcome swallow.

Name origin

Taillow is a combination of tail and swallow.

Subame is a corruption of 燕 tsubame (swallow).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese スバメ Subame Corruption of tsubame
France Flag.png French Nirondelle From nid and hirondelle
Spain Flag.png Spanish Taillow Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Schwalbini From Schwalbe and mini
Italy Flag.png Italian Taillow Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 테일로 Tailow Transliteration of English name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 傲骨燕 Àogǔyàn Means "Lofty, unyielding swallow"


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