Swellow

277.gif
Swellow
オオスバメ
Swellow.png

Taillow < Swellow > Wingull

Species Type
Swallow Pokémon Flying.pngNormal.png
Number Ability
#277 Guts
DW: Scrappy
Height Weight
2'4" (0.7m) 43.7 lbs. (19.8kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Taillow None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Flying 45
Tier EV Yield
NU/RU/UU 2 Speed Points

Swellow (オオスバメ) is the 26th Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Normal/Flying Type, and is classified as the Swallow Pokémon.

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.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

As its name implies, Swellow takes on the appearance of a fully-grown swallow.

[edit] Gender Differences

Swellow doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Swellow appears at Route 115 Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Swellow appears at Route 213 in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum when a PokéRadar is used.

Swellow can be obtained by evolving Taillow in Heart Gold and Soul Silver.

Swellow appears at Route 13 and outside the entrance to Giant Chasm in Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, Swellow appear at Route 13 during a Swarm.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Swellow is one of the Shadow Pokémon found in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. Snag it from Cipher Admin Ardos, a battle that occurs at Citadark Isle.

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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

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.

[edit] Movies

Ash's Swellow appeared in the films Destiny Deoxys, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. Wild Swellow also appeared in the film Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Ash's Swellow also appeared in the unaired Pikachu Short Pikachu's Summer Festival.

[edit] Manga

Swellow's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] 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.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Few Route 115
FireRed/LeafGreen None Trade
XD: Gale of Darkness Only One Citadark Isle (Snag from Cipher Admin Ardos)
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 12% Route 213 (Use PokéRadar)
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Evolve Taillow
Black/White 20% Route 13 (Regular & Double Grass)
Giant Chasm-Outside (Regular & Double Grass)
Black 2/White 2 40% Route 13 (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 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.
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.
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.
FireRed If its two tail feathers are standing at attention, it is proof of good health. It soars elegantly in the sky.
LeafGreen If its two tail feathers are standing at attention, it is proof of good health. It soars elegantly in the sky.
IV Diamond It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.
Pearl It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.
Platinum It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.
HeartGold It dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. It catches its prey with sharp claws.
SoulSilver It dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. It catches its prey with sharp claws.
V Black It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.
White It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.
Black 2 It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.
White 2 It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.
VI X If its two tail feathers are standing at attention, it is proof of good health. It soars elegantly in the sky.
Y It dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. It catches its prey with sharp claws.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

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

|speed = 3 |power = 3-5 |technique = 1-2 |stamina = 4 |jump = 5 }}

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
60
. 230 324 .
Atk
85
157 175 269 295
Def
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Atk
50
94 105 199 218
Sp. Def
50
94 105 199 218
Speed
125
229 255 349 383

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Pluck Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Start Peck Flying.gif 35 100 Physical.png
Start Growl Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start
4
Focus Energy Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start
8
Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
13 Wing Attack Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
19 Double Team Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
28 Endeavor Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
38 Aerial Ace Normal.gif 60 N/A Physical.png
49 Agility Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
61 Air Slash Flying.gif 75 95 Special.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.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
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Other.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM02 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Supersonic Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
Refresh Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Mirror Move Flying.gif  ?? ?? Other.png
Rage Normal.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Sky Attack Flying.gif 140 90 Physical.png
Whirlwind Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Brave Bird Flying.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Physical.png
Defog Flying.gif -- -- Other.png

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

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Heat Wave Fire.gif 100 90 Special.png
Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Sky Attack Flying.gif 140 90 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via Move Tutor (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] Via Purification

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Baton Pass Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Air Cutter Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Ominous Wind Ghost.gif 60 100 Special.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Twister Dragon.gif 40 100 Special.png

[edit] Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 22
277.gif
Swellow


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Normal.gif
Flying.gif
Bug.gif
Fighting.gif
Grass.gif
Ghost.gif
Rock.gif
Steel.gif
Ghost.gif
Bug.gif
Grass.gif
Ground.gif
Electric.gif
Ice.gif
Rock.gif

Related Threads

Swellow-Captions are for the weak - last post by @ Oct 5, 2007
Swellow - last post by @ Feb 25, 2006
Contest Swellow MS (formerly KUPO!!!!) - last post by @ Jan 14, 2004
Brave bird Swellow? - last post by @ Jan 12, 2014
need a good moveset for swellow - last post by @ Feb 28, 2012
Last edited by leDinx on 17 October 2014 at 01:53
This page has been accessed 4,510 times.