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.
Swellow doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to differentiate between male and female.
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.
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.
Swellow resides in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. Having the highest Speed of any Pokémon in NU and the ability to go on the special or physical side of attacking, Swellow is an incredible offensive threat that stands out as one of the tier's best Pokémon. While Swellow's low base 50 Special Attack may say otherwise in terms of a special attacking set being viable, Swellow's access to STAB Boomburst and having the ability Scrappy allows for it to function as one of the tier's best cleaners with Choice Specs. It has Heat Wave to get past certain Boomburst resists like Steelix and Ferroseed. Outside of its Choice Specs set, Swellow can use Guts to function as a powerful physical attacker thanks to its high powered STABs in Facade and Brave Bird. Swellow's main flaws are its lack of bulk and mediocre defensive typing, which limits its sweeping potential and often forces itself out. Its physical set struggles against Rock and Steel-types, and can be worn down easier than the Choice Specs set due to self-inflicted status through Toxic Orb and Brave Bird recoil.
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