Essentials

Swellow

Swellow

Normal Flying

Abilities

Guts

Increases Attack to 1.5× with a major status ailment.

Hidden Ability

Scrappy

Lets the Pokémon's Normal and Fighting moves hit Ghost Pokémon.

Damage Taken

  • Bug ½
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 2
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass ½
  • Ground 0
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 2
  • Steel 1
  • Water 1

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 3
National
277
Hoenn
26 Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald
Coastal Kalos
20 X, Y

Names

German
Schwalboss
Korean
스왈로
Spanish
Swellow
Chinese
大王燕
Italian
Swellow
French
Hélédelle
Japanese
オオスバメ (oosubame)
Official roomaji
Ohsubame

Breeding

Gender
½ male, ½ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Flying
Hatch counter
15 Search:
Steps to hatch
4080 / 2295

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
151 Search:
Effort points
  • 2 Speed
Capture rate
45 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium slow Search:

Wild held items

Generation 3 nothing
Generation 4 5% Charti Berry Charti Berry
Generation 5 5% Charti Berry Charti Berry
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Taillow Swellow Level up, starting at level 22

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
60
39.0 293 324
Attack
85
63.3 238 269
Defense
60
37.1 188 219
Special Attack
50
28.0 168 199
Special Defense
50
23.7 168 199
Speed
125
97.4 318 349
Total
430
48.6

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★✯✯
Power
★✯✯☆☆
Skill
★☆
Stamina
★✯✯✯
Jump
★★★★✯
Total
8/16/19

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.

Generation 6
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.

Sprites

Swellow Swellow Swellow Swellow

Miscellany

Species
Swallow Search:
Color
Blue Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
grassland Search:
Footprint
Swellow
Shape
Alar Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Swellow
7

2'3.6"
0.7 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Swellow
198

43.7 lb
19.8 kg

Locations

Ruby Ruby
Sapphire Sapphire
Emerald Emerald
Diamond Diamond
Pearl Pearl
Platinum Platinum
Black Black
White White

Pal Park

Area
Field
Score
50
Rate
30

Moves

Normal and Flying moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Physical moves better suit Swellow's higher Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Air Slash Flying special 15 75 95%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Peck Flying physical 35 35 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Growl Normal status 40 100%

Lowers the target's Attack by one stage.

Focus Energy Normal status 30

Increases the user's chance to score a critical hit.

Pluck Flying physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

Peck Flying physical 35 35 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Growl Normal status 40 100%

Lowers the target's Attack by one stage.

Focus Energy Normal status 30

Increases the user's chance to score a critical hit.

Quick Attack Normal physical 30 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

4 4 4 4 4 Focus Energy Normal status 30

Increases the user's chance to score a critical hit.

8 8 8 8 8 Quick Attack Normal physical 30 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

13 13 13 13 13 Wing Attack Flying physical 35 60 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

19 19 19 19 19 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

28 28 28 28 28 Endeavor Normal physical 5 * 100%

Lowers the target's HP to equal the user's.

38 38 38 38 38 Aerial Ace Flying physical 20 60

Never misses.

49 49 49 49 49 Agility Psychic status 30

Raises the user's Speed by two stages.

61 61 61 61 Air Slash Flying special 15 75 95%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
Egg, learned by Taillow but not Swellow
• Boomburst Normal special 10 140 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

• • • • Brave Bird Flying physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

• • Defog Flying status 15

Lowers the target's evasion by one stage. Removes field effects from the enemy field.

• • • • • Mirror Move Flying status 20

Uses the target's last used move.

• • • • • Pursuit Dark physical 20 40 100%

Has double power against, and can hit, Pokémon attempting to switch out.

• • • • • Rage Normal physical 20 20 100%

If the user is hit after using this move, its Attack rises by one stage.

• • • • • Refresh Normal status 20

Cleanses the user of a burn, paralysis, or poison.

• • Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

• • • • • Sky Attack Flying physical 5 140 90%

User charges for one turn before attacking. Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

• • Steel Wing Steel physical 25 70 90%

Has a 10% chance to raise the user's Defense by one stage.

• • • • • Supersonic Normal status 20 55%

Confuses the target.

• • • • Whirlwind Normal status 20 -6

Immediately ends wild battles. Forces trainers to switch Pokémon.

Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Air Cutter Flying special 25 60 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Counter Fighting physical 20 * 100% -5

Inflicts twice the damage the user received from the last physical hit it took.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endeavor Normal physical 5 * 100%

Lowers the target's HP to equal the user's.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Heat Wave Fire special 10 95 90%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ominous Wind Ghost special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sky Attack Flying physical 5 140 90%

User charges for one turn before attacking. Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swift Normal special 20 60

Never misses.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Tailwind Flying status 15

For three turns, friendly Pokémon have doubled Speed.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Twister Dragon special 20 40 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
06 06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

10 10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

11 11 11 11 11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

15 15 15 15 15 Hyper Beam Normal special 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

17 17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

18 18 18 18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

19 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

21 21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

27 27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

32 32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

40 40 40 40 40 Aerial Ace Flying physical 20 60

Never misses.

42 42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

44 44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 45 45 45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

46 46 46 46 46 Thief Dark physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

49 49 Echoed Voice Normal special 15 40 100%

Power increases by 100% for each consecutive use by any friendly Pokémon, to a maximum of 200.

47 47 47 51 Steel Wing Steel physical 25 70 90%

Has a 10% chance to raise the user's Defense by one stage.

51 51 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

58 58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

68 68 68 68 Giga Impact Normal physical 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

83 Work Up Normal status 30

Raises the user's Attack and Special Attack by one stage each.

78 78 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

82 82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

88 88 88 Pluck Flying physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

89 89 89 89 U-turn Bug physical 20 70 100%

User must switch out after attacking.

90 90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 Fly Flying physical 15 90 95%

User flies high into the air, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

H5 Defog Flying status 15

Lowers the target's evasion by one stage. Removes field effects from the enemy field.

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