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 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 2.0 kg (4.4 lbs)
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)
021 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 52
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Inept at flying high. However, it can fly around very fast to protect its territory.

Moves learned by Spearow

Moves learnt by level up

Spearow learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
3GrowlNormalStatus 100
8LeerNormalStatus 100
11Focus EnergyNormalStatus
16Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
19Mirror MoveFlyingStatus
24RoostFlyingStatus
27AgilityPsychicStatus
32Drill PeckFlyingPhysical 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Spearow is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
05RestPsychicStatus
07ProtectNormalStatus
08SubstituteNormalStatus
12FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
14FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95
18U-turnBugPhysical 70 100
27ToxicPoisonStatus 90
28Tri AttackNormalSpecial 80 100
50RoostFlyingStatus
58Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95

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.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
4LeerNormalStatus 100
8PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
11Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
15Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
18Mirror MoveFlyingStatus
22AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
25AgilityPsychicStatus
29Focus EnergyNormalStatus
32RoostFlyingStatus
36Drill PeckFlyingPhysical 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.
AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
Feather DanceFlyingStatus 100
Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
Razor WindNormalSpecial 80 100
Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
Steel WingSteelPhysical 70 90
Tri AttackNormalSpecial 80 100
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
WhirlwindNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlyingStatus
Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TailwindFlyingStatus
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
BideNormalPhysical Generation 1 — TM
RageNormalPhysical 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Spearow sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 3, 4, 9, 10, 22, 23
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

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

Name origin

spear
pointed weapon
sparrow
a species of bird