Taillow (Pokémon)

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Taillow
Tiny Swallow Pokémon
スバメ
Subame
#276
Taillow



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Flying
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Guts Cacophony
Cacophony
Scrappy
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
200 (36.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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Weight
5.1 lbs. 2.3 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
59
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
54
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
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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. Taillow evolved into Swellow in That's Just Swellow during the final round of the Crossgate PokéRinger competition.

Other

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

In Oaknapped!, Ritchie owns a Taillow nicknamed Rose. It was sent out to help Ritchie and his friends find the missing Professor Oak.

In a flashback in Rivals: Today and Tomorrow!, a wild Taillow attacked Sawyer's Treecko, only to be later defeated by it.

Minor appearances

In The Ribbon Cup Caper, a Taillow was at the S.S. St. Flower's Pokémon Center.

A Taillow appeared in a visualization in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, a Taillow was one of Mew's transformations.

A Coordinator's Taillow appeared in What I Did for Love!.

In A Staravia is Born!, Team Rocket captured multiple Taillow.

Multiple Taillow appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Taillow appeared in The Dream Continues!.

Multiple Taillow appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

In Day Three Blockbusters!, a Trainer's Taillow attended the Pokémon Summer Camp.

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

In Serving Up the Flute Cup!, Goh caught a Taillow while visiting the Hoenn Battle Frontier and used it to help him catch three Wurmple. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

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.

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, a wild Taillow landed on the roof of Brendan's house.

In Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, multiple Taillow were flying away from a storm that a Primal Kyogre was creating.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Taillow

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Taillow debuted as a wild Pokémon in Making Mirth with Mightyena.

A Taillow, nicknamed Lolotai (Japanese: スババ Subaba), appeared in Tripped Up by Torkoal, under the ownership of Russell (Japanese: タツキ Tatsuki). It was seen while Ruby was participating in a Pokémon Contest.

A Trainer's Taillow appeared in Plugging Past Electrike I.

Two Taillow appeared in Not So Fetching Feebas.

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

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 Hoenn
#025
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Coastal #019
Hoenn
#025
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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Swellow
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

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
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
270
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

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 VIII, 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Taillow's learnsets 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
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
MDP E 276.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 R-036
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 R-006
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
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Rock Break
Destroys one breakable-rock disruption without fail.
Skill Swapper: Rock Shot
Pokémon GO
GO276.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 106 Base Defense: 61
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Taillow Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Peck, Quick Attack
Charged Attacks: Aerial Ace

Evolution

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Unevolved
Taillow
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 22
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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 Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 276.png Spr b 7s 276.png Spr 7s 276.png Spr b 7s 276.png
Spr 7s 276 s.png Spr b 7s 276 s.png Spr 7s 276 s.png Spr b 7s 276 s.png
Front Back Front Back
276MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Taillow images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Taillow appears to be based on 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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