|2'4" (0.7m)||43.7 lbs. (19.8kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NU/RU/UU||2 Speed Points|
Swellow uses the Guts Ability. This Ability increases its attack by 50% when this Pokémon is afflicted by one of the five status conditions, and the side-effect of a Burn decreasing its Attack stat does not get applied. A second Ability is avaliable to Swellow from the Dream World, the Scrappy Ability. This Ability allows the Pokémon to strike a Ghost-Type opponent with a Normal-Type attack without having to use Foresight or Odor Sleuth.
Taillow can evolve into a Swellow starting at Level 22.
Swellow is in the Flying Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 3,840 Steps to hatch. It takes Swellow 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
As its name implies, Swellow takes on the appearance of a fully-grown swallow.
 Gender Differences
Swellow doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
 Spin-off Games
Swellow appears at Secret Storage 4 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Swellow can only be obtained by evolving a Taillow in the first Mystery Dungeon game. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Swellow appears at the Concealed Ruins B16-B29 and World Abyss B9-B29. Swellow also appears at Mt. Mistral 1F-19F in Dungeon Time & Darkness, and at Mt. Wind 1F-19F in Explorers of Sky. Swellow is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Mystery Meadow 1F-10F.
Swellow appears at the Lila Forest in Pokémon Ranger. Swellow appears at the Union Road and Peril Cliff-side in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, but does not appear in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs.
Swellow can be found at Challengers' Ground Forest 1-4 in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.
 Trading Card Game
Swellow appears in seven different sets, the 8th Movie Halfdeck, and Pokémon Organized Play Series 1 as a Common Card. Swellow is listed as an Uncommon card in the EX Ruby and Sapphire, EX Dragon, EX Deoxys, EX Emerald, EX Dragon Frontiers (Delta Species card), and Legends Awakened sets. Swellow's lone listing as a Rare card is in the EX Delta Species set.
 Anime/Manga Information
Ash's Taillow evolved into a Swellow in the episode That's Just Swellow. It would not be long before Ash's Swellow would be put to the test, as it would go against another Swellow, this one belonging to Fortree City Gym Leader Winona, which happened to be a Shiny Swellow. Ash's Swellow would defeat Winona's earning him his sixth Hoenn League badge.
Swellow also appeared in Ash's Sinnoh League Semi-Final match against Tobias. Swellow was the second Pokémon defeated by Tobias's Latios.
Ash's Swellow also appeared in the unaired Pikachu Short Pikachu's Summer Festival.
Swellow's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Swellow is a viable option in the Never-Utilized, Rarely-Utilized and Under-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. Its very high Speed makes it tough to go against, and its mediocre Attack gets a major boost once the Guts Ability is activated, making Facade hit even harder. Brave Bird will also cause a lot of damage as well.
Despite its strengths, it has a few glaringly big flaws: Steel-Type and Rock-Type Pokémon will be able to wall it, as it doesn't learn Close Combat, and its Defenses are very low, making the Pokémon that can wall it viable counters.
 Area Location
|XD: Gale of Darkness||Only One||Citadark Isle (Snag from Cipher Admin Ardos)|
|Diamond/Pearl/Platinum||12%||Route 213 (Use PokéRadar)|
|Black/White||20%||Route 13 (Regular & Double Grass)|
Giant Chasm-Outside (Regular & Double Grass)
|Black 2/White 2||40%||Route 13 (Swarm)|
 Pokédex Entries
|III||Pokémon Ruby||Swellow flies high above our heads, making graceful arcs in the sky. This Pokémon dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. The hapless prey is tightly grasped by Swellow's clawed feet, preventing escape.|
|III||Pokémon Sapphire||Swellow is very conscientious about the upkeep of its glossy wings. Once two Swellow are gathered, they diligently take care of cleaning each other's wings.|
|III||Pokémon Emerald||A Swellow dives upon prey from far above. It never misses its targets. It takes to the skies in search of lands with a warm climate.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||If its two tail feathers are standing at attention, it is proof of good health. It soars elegantly in the sky.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||If its two tail feathers are standing at attention, it is proof of good health. It soars elegantly in the sky.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||It dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. It catches its prey with sharp claws.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||It dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. It catches its prey with sharp claws.|
|V||Pokémon Black||It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.|
|V||Pokémon White||It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.|
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Moves
 Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
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