Swablu

Swablu is a Normal/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Cotton Bird Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Ruby SWABLU has light and fluffy wings that are like cottony clouds. This POKéMON is not frightened of people. It lands on the heads of people and sits there like a cotton-fluff hat.
Sapphire SWABLU loves to make things clean. If it spots something dirty, it will wipe and polish it with its cottony wings. If its wings become dirty, this POKéMON finds a stream and showers itself.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It constantly grooms its cotton-like wings. It takes a shower to clean itself if it becomes dirty.
Emerald A POKéMON that has wings like cottony clouds. After enduring winter, in which little food is available, SWABLU flocks move closer to towns in the spring.
Diamond
Pearl
Its wings are like cotton tufts. If it perches on someone’s head, it looks like a cotton hat.
Platinum It can’t relax if it or its surroundings are not clean. It wipes off dirt with its wings.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Its wings bring cottony clouds to mind. It grooms with springwater and loves to sit on heads.
Black
White
It can’t relax if it or its surroundings are not clean. It wipes off dirt with its wings.
Black 2
White 2
For some reason, it likes to land on people’s heads softly and act like it’s a hat.
X For some reason, it likes to land on people’s heads softly and act like it’s a hat.
Y It constantly grooms its cotton-like wings. It takes a shower to clean itself if it becomes dirty.

Evolution chart

Swablu
#333
Swablu
Normal · Flying

(Level 35)
Altaria
#334
Altaria
Dragon · Flying

Name origin

swab
a piece of cotton (referring to Swablu’s wings)
blue
a color

Moves learned by Swablu

Swablu sprites

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
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Where to find Swablu

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 114, 115
Emerald Route 114, 115
Diamond
Pearl
Route 211
Platinum Route 210
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 45
Black 2
White 2
Route 14, Abundant Shrine
X
Y
Route 21 (Dernière Way)