Swablu

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

Pokédex data

National № 333
Type Normal Flying
Species Cotton Bird Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 1.2 kg (2.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Natural Cure
Cloud Nine (hidden ability)
Local № 121 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
171 (Platinum)
246 (Black 2/White 2)
139 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
126 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
035 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 62
Growth Rate Erratic

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Flying
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 40
76 196
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 75
139 273
Speed 50
94 218
Total 310 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 Swablu.

Evolution chart

(Level 35)

Swablu changes

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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Sword Its cottony wings are full of air, making them light and fluffy to the touch. Swablu takes diligent care of its wings.
Shield Since Swablu looks like a cumulus cloud, foes can have a hard time finding it. Apparently its wings turned white over many generations.

Moves learned by Swablu

Moves learnt by level up

Swablu learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
4Disarming VoiceFairySpecial 40
8MistIceStatus
12Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
16RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
20Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
24SafeguardNormalStatus
28SingNormalStatus 55
32Cotton GuardGrassStatus
36Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
40MoonblastFairySpecial 95 100
44Perish SongNormalStatus

Egg moves

Swablu learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Swablu egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
DefogFlyingStatus
Dragon RushDragonPhysical 100 75
Feather DanceFlyingStatus 100
HazeIceStatus
RoostFlyingStatus
TailwindFlyingStatus

Move Tutor moves

Swablu can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlyingPhysical 40 90

Moves learnt by TM

Swablu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
06FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95
11Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
19SafeguardNormalStatus
21RestPsychicStatus
23ThiefDarkPhysical 60 100
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
30Steel WingSteelPhysical 70 90
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
34Sunny DayFireStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
40SwiftNormalSpecial 60
60Power SwapPsychicStatus
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
94False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100

Moves learnt by TR

Swablu is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Swablu 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
3AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
5SingNormalStatus 55
7Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
9SafeguardNormalStatus
11Disarming VoiceFairySpecial 40
14MistIceStatus
17RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
20Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100
23Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
26RefreshNormalStatus
30Mirror MoveFlyingStatus
34Cotton GuardGrassStatus
38Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
42Perish SongNormalStatus
46MoonblastFairySpecial 95 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychicStatus
Dragon RushDragonPhysical 100 75
Feather DanceFlyingStatus 100
HazeIceStatus
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
Power SwapPsychicStatus
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
RageNormalPhysical 20 100
RoostFlyingStatus
Steel WingSteelPhysical 70 90

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlyingStatus
Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
Heal BellNormalStatus
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TailwindFlyingStatus
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Swablu 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.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus 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

Swablu sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Swablu  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Swablu  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Swablu  sprite from Black & White Swablu  sprite from X & Y Swablu  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Swablu Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Swablu Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Swablu Shiny sprite from Black & White Swablu Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Swablu

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 114, 115
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 114, 115
Diamond
Pearl
Route 211
Platinum Route 210
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 45
Black
White
Breed Altaria
Black 2
White 2
Route 14, Abundant Shrine
X
Y
Route 21
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 114, 115, Sky Pillar
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Breed Altaria
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Slippery Slope, Frostpoint Field, Giant's Bed, Path to the Peak, Giant's Foot, Frigid Sea, Three-Point Pass, Ballimere Lake

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Swablu
Japanese チルット (Tyltto)
German Wablu
French Tylton

Name origin

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