Swallow (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Swallow recovers a varying amount of HP depending on how many times the user has used Stockpile. It recovers 25%, 50% or 100% of the user's maximum HP if the user stockpiled one, two or three times respectively.

Swallow also removes the Defense and Special Defense boosts given through Stockpile.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Swallow turns into Z-Swallow and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Swallow
Japanese のみこむ (Nomikomu)
German Verzehrer
French Avale
Italian Intoenergia
Spanish Tragar

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Absorbs stockpiled power and restores HP.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The energy it built using STOCKPILE is absorbed to restore HP.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The power stored using the move Stockpile is absorbed by the user to heal its HP.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The power stored using the move Stockpile is absorbed by the user to heal its HP. Storing more power heals more HP.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The power stored using the move Stockpile is absorbed by the user to heal its HP. Storing more power heals more HP.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The power stored using the move Stockpile is absorbed by the user to heal its HP. Storing more power heals more HP.
Sword​/​Shield The power stored using the move Stockpile is absorbed by the user to heal its HP. Storing more power heals more HP.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Swallow at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Level 12
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Level 1
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 1
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 1
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 28
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 16
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 41
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 43
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 24
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 24
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 20
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 21
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 21
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 20
Guzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon
Level 5
Skwovet
#819 / Normal
Level 15
Greedent
#820 / Normal
Level 15
Cramorant
#845 / Flying · Water
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Swallow as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Amorphous