Swalot

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Swalot
マルノーム
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Gulpin < Swalot > Carvanha

Species Type
Poison Bag Pokémon Poison.png
Number Ability
#317 Liquid Ooze/Sticky Hold
Gluttony
Height Weight
5′7″ (1.7m) 176.4 lbs. (80kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Gulpin None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Amorphous 75
Tier EV Yield
NU 2 HP Points

Swalot (マルノーム) is the 96th Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Poison Type, and is known as the Poison Bag Pokémon.

Swalot can have one of two Abilities: Liquid Ooze, an Ability that affects HP-draining attacks used against it, causing the user of such moves as Drain Punch or Dream Eater to lose HP instead of recovering HP because the opponent absorbs the Liquid Ooze instead; or Sticky Hold, which prevents its Held Item from being stolen.

A third Ability is available to Swalot from the Dream World, the Gluttony Ability. This Ability allows it to consume a held Berry earlier than normal due to HP loss.

Gulpin receive the opportunity to evolve into Swalot starting at Level 26.

Swalot is in the Amorphous Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Swalot 1,600,000 Experience Points at the most to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Swalot resembles an amorphous blob similar to Grimer, albeit with shorter arms and a cleaner appearance--no sludge appears on its body. Instead, a diamond-like pattern runs along its midsection.

[edit] Gender Differences

The whiskers on a Male Swalot is longer than the short, mustache-like whiskers on a Female Swalot.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

In all Generation 3 and Generation 4 games that a Swalot can appear in, the only way to obtain one is to evolve a Gulpin. Wild Swalow can be found at Route 9 during a Swarm in Black 2 and White 2.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Swalot can also be obtained by evolving Gulpin in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, but the Gulpin must be Purified before it can evolve, let alone gain experience points.

Swalot appears at Secret Storage 16 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Swalot can only be obtained by evolving a Gulpin in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Swalot appears at Marine Resort B1-B19 and The Nightmare B1-B17 at Random; like its pre-evolved form Gulpin, Swalot Cannot Be Recruited in The Nightmare. Swalot is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the first 19 Floors of Mystery Plains.

Swalot appears at Fiore Temple in the first Pokémon Ranger game. This is the lone appearance for Swalot in the series, as it did not appear in either sequel.

Swalot can be found at Misty Edgewater Cave 2-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Swalot appears in a total of five sets. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the EX Hidden Legends, EX Emerald and Legends Awakened sets. Swalot is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Crystal Guardians and Arceus sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Ash's Corphish defeated another trainer's Swalot at the Evergrande Tournament (the Hoenn League) in the episode From Brags to Riches! by hitting a Bubblebeam directly into Swalot's mouth.

Paul's Brother Reggie also used a Swalot in a few epsiodes as well.

[edit] Movies

Swalot has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.

[edit] Manga

Swalot's Manga info is unknown at this time.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Swalot finds itself in the Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling. It has the HP and Defenses to act as a mixed wall. It can also be sent in to absorb Toxic Spikes, along with being an annoying presence with moves that could force substitutions, including Yawn.

Swalot doesn't have a very good Statistic spread offensively. Switching in a strong Psychic-Type is a great way of shutting down Swalot, as these Pokémon can bring it down quickly.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Evolve Gulpin
FireRed/Leaf Green None Trade
XD:Gale of Darkness None Evolve Gulpin
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Gulpin
Heart Gold None Trade
Soul Silver None Evolve Gulpin
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 40% Route 9 (Swarm)

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby When Swalot spots prey, it spurts out a hideously toxic fluid from its pores and sprays the target. Once the prey has weakened, this Pokémon gulps it down whole with its cavernous mouth.
Sapphire Swalot has no teeth, so what it eats, it swallows whole, no matter what. Its cavernous mouth yawns widely. An automobile tire could easily fit inside this Pokémon's mouth.
Emerald Its powerful stomach acid is capable of digesting almost anything. The one thing in the whole world a Swalot can't digest is its own stomach.
FireRed It can swallow a tire whole in one gulp. It secretes a horribly toxic fluid from the pores on its body.
LeafGreen It can swallow a tire whole in one gulp. It secretes a horribly toxic fluid from the pores on its body.
IV Diamond It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
Pearl It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
Platinum It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
HeartGold It gulps anything that fits in its mouth. Its special enzymes can dissolve anything.
SoulSilver It gulps anything that fits in its mouth. Its special enzymes can dissolve anything.
V Black It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
White It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
Black 2 It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
White 2 It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
VI X It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
Y It gulps anything that fits in its mouth. Its special enzymes can dissolve anything.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
Full.pngEmpty.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
100
. 310 404 .
Atk
73
135 151 245 269
Def
83
153 171 265 291
Sp. Atk
73
135 151 245 269
Sp. Def
83
153 171 265 291
Speed
55
103 115 209 229

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Pound Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start
6
Yawn Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start
9
Poison Gas Poison.gif N/A 80 Other.png
Start
14
Sludge Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
17 Amnesia Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
23 Encore Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
26 Body Slam Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
30 Toxic Poison.gif N/A 90 Other.png
38 Acid Spray Poison.gif 40 100 Special.png
45 Stockpile Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
45 Spit Up Normal.gif ?? 100 Special.png
45 Swallow Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
52 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
59 Gastro Acid Poison.gif N/A 100 Other.png
66 Wring Out Normal.gif ?? 100 Special.png
73 Gunk Shot Poison.gif 120 70 Physical.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM09 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM34 Sludge Wave Poison.gif 95 100 Special.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM64 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Acid Armor Poison.gif -- -- Other.png
Smog Poison.gif 20 70 Special.png
Pain Split Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Destiny Bond Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Gunk Shot Poison.gif 120 70 Physical.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Gastro Acid Poison.gif -- 70 Other.png
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Gunk Shot Poison.gif 120 70 Physical.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Pain Split Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via Purifying Gulpin

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Sing Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Emerald
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png
Defense Curl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
[edit] Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Nightmare Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Selfdestruct Normal.gif 200 100 Physical.png

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

[edit] Evolution Line

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Level 26
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Swalot


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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