Spearow

Spearow is a Normal/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Tiny Bird Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 021
Type Normal Flying
Species Tiny Bird Pokémon
Height 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 4.4 lbs (2.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Keen Eye
Sniper (hidden ability)
Local № 021 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
013 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
021 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
013 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
109 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
073 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
087 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 52
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (base 3,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 40
190 284
Attack 60
112 240
Defense 30
58 174
Sp. Atk 31
60 177
Sp. Def 31
60 177
Speed 70
130 262
Total 262 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Spearow.

Evolution chart

(Level 20)

Spearow changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Eats bugs in grassy areas. It has to flap its short wings at high speed to stay airborne.
Yellow Inept at flying high. However, it can fly around very fast to protect its territory.
Gold It flaps its short wings to flush out insects from tall grass. It then plucks them with its stubby beak.
Silver Very protective of its territory, it flaps its short wings busily to dart around at high speed.
Crystal To protect its territory, it flies around ceaselessly, making high-pitched cries.
Ruby
Sapphire
SPEAROW has a very loud cry that can be heard over half a mile away. If its high, keening cry is heard echoing all around, it is a sign that they are warning each other of danger.
FireRed It busily flits around here and there. Even if it is frail, it can be a tough foe that uses MIRROR MOVE.
LeafGreen Eats bugs in grassy areas. It has to flap its short wings at high speed to stay airborne.
Emerald Its loud cry can be heard over half a mile away. If its high, keening cry is heard echoing all around, it is a sign that they are warning each other of danger.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It flaps its small wings busily to fly. Using its beak, it searches in grass for prey.
HeartGold It flaps its short wings to flush out insects from tall grass. It then plucks them with its stubby beak.
SoulSilver Very protective of its territory, it flaps its short wings busily to dart around at high speed.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It flaps its small wings busily to fly. Using its beak, it searches in grass for prey.
X Very protective of its territory, it flaps its short wings busily to dart around at high speed.
Y Eats bugs in grassy areas. It has to flap its short wings at high speed to stay airborne.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Spearow has a very loud cry that can be heard over half a mile away. If its high, keening cry is heard echoing all around, it is a sign that they are warning each other of danger.
Sun Its short wings make it inept at flying. It moves about hurriedly and pecks at Bug-type Pokémon in the tall grass.
Moon Farmers whose fields are troubled by bug Pokémon appreciate Spearow for its vigorous appetite and look after it.
Ultra Sun Its reckless nature leads it to stand up to others—even large Pokémon—if it has to protect its territory.
Ultra Moon Due to its short wings, it can’t fly long distances. It wanders about restlessly and pecks at bug Pokémon.

Moves learned by Spearow

Moves learnt by level up

Spearow learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
4LeerNormal 100
8PursuitDark 40 100
11Fury AttackNormal 15 85
15Aerial AceFlying 60
18Mirror MoveFlying
22AssuranceDark 60 100
25AgilityPsychic
29Focus EnergyNormal
32RoostFlying
36Drill PeckFlying 80 100

Egg moves

Spearow learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Spearow egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AstonishGhost 30 100
Feather DanceFlying 100
Feint AttackDark 60
Quick AttackNormal 40 100
Razor WindNormal 80 100
Scary FaceNormal 100
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
Steel WingSteel 70 90
Tri AttackNormal 80 100
UproarNormal 90 100
WhirlwindNormal

Move Tutor moves

Spearow can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlying
Drill RunGround 80 95
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

Spearow is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
76FlyFlying 90 95
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Spearow can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Spearow learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
4LeerNormal 100
8PursuitDark 40 100
11Fury AttackNormal 15 85
15Aerial AceFlying 60
18Mirror MoveFlying
22AssuranceDark 60 100
25AgilityPsychic
29Focus EnergyNormal
32RoostFlying
36Drill PeckFlying 80 100

Egg moves

Spearow learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Spearow egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AstonishGhost 30 100
Feather DanceFlying 100
Feint AttackDark 60
Quick AttackNormal 40 100
Razor WindNormal 80 100
Scary FaceNormal 100
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
Steel WingSteel 70 90
Tri AttackNormal 80 100
UproarNormal 90 100
WhirlwindNormal

Moves learnt by TM

Spearow is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
76FlyFlying 90 95
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Spearow can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Spearow sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Spearow  sprite from Red & Blue Spearow  sprite from Silver Spearow  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Spearow  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Spearow  sprite from Black & White Spearow  sprite from X & Y Spearow  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Spearow Shiny sprite from Silver Spearow Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Spearow Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Spearow Shiny sprite from Black & White Spearow Shiny sprite from X & Y Spearow Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Spearow

Red
Blue
Route 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23
Yellow Route 3, 4, 9, 16, 18, 22
Gold
Silver
Route 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 22, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46
Crystal Route 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 22, 33, 35, 42, 44, 46, Azalea Town
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, Canyon Entrance, Cape Brink, Kindle Road, Mt. Ember, Ruin Valley, Treasure Beach, Water Path
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Route 225, 226
Platinum Route 225
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 16, 22, 33, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, Azalea Town, Vermilion City
Black
White
Breed Fearow
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Breed Fearow
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Route 2, 3, Poké Pelago
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 2, 3

Other languages

English Spearow
Japanese オニスズメ (Onisuzume)
German Habitak
French Piafabec

Name origin

spear
pointed weapon
sparrow
a species of bird