Essentials

Swarm

Generation 3

Summary

Strengthens Bug moves to inflict 1.5× damage at 1/3 max HP or less.

Effect

When this Pokémon has 1/3 or less of its HP remaining, its Bug-type moves inflict 1.5× as much regular damage.

Overworld: If the lead Pokémon has this ability, the wild encounter rate is increased.

History

Before Diamond, Pearl

Increases the frequency of cries heard on the overworld if any party Pokémon has this ability.

Before Emerald

Has no overworld effect.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen

Ups BUG moves in a pinch.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

Powers up Bug-type moves in a pinch.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

Powers up Bug-type moves in a pinch.

Generation 6
X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

Powers up Bug-type moves when the Pokémon is in trouble.

Generation 7
Sun, Moon

Powers up Bug-type moves when the Pokémon’s HP is low.

Foreign Names

Japanese
むしのしらせ (mushinoshirase)
むしのしらせ
Korean
벌레의알림
Chinese
蟲之預感
虫之预感
French
Essaim
German
Hexaplaga
Spanish
Enjambre
Italian
Aiutinsetto
Czech
Rojení

Pokémon

Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Normal: May be found normally on Pokémon.
Beedrill Bug Poison Swarm
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 90 40 45 80 75 395
Scyther Bug Flying Swarm
Technician
Steadfast
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
Scizor Bug Steel Swarm
Technician
Light Metal
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
Ledyba Bug Flying Swarm
Early Bird
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 20 30 40 80 55 265
Ledian Bug Flying Swarm
Early Bird
Iron Fist
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 35 50 55 110 85 390
Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
Ariados Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 90 70 60 70 40 400
Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm
Guts
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
Beautifly Bug Flying Swarm
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 70 50 100 50 65 395
Volbeat Bug Illuminate
Swarm
Prankster
always male Bug
Human-Like
65 73 75 47 85 85 430
Kricketune Bug Swarm
Technician
½ male, ½ female Bug 77 85 51 55 51 65 384
Mothim Bug Flying Swarm
Tinted Lens
always male Bug 70 94 50 94 50 66 424
Sewaddle Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
Leavanny Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 103 80 70 80 92 500
Venipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
Whirlipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 55 99 40 79 47 360
Scolipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 100 89 55 69 112 485
Karrablast Bug Swarm
Shed Skin
No Guard
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 75 45 40 45 60 315
Escavalier Bug Steel Swarm
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
Durant Bug Steel Swarm
Hustle
Truant
½ male, ½ female Bug 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
Grubbin Bug Swarm ½ male, ½ female Bug 47 62 45 55 45 46 300
Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Hidden: Found on Pokémon from the Dream World and Dream Radar, as well as a few Pokémon from specific in-game encounters.
Joltik Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
Galvantula Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
Larvesta Bug Fire Flame Body
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 85 55 50 55 60 360
Volcarona Bug Fire Flame Body
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 85 60 65 135 105 100 550

25 Pokémon

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