Swablu

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

Swablu artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

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

Training

EV yield 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 74
Growth Rate Erratic

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Flying
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 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.

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.

Evolution chart

(Level 35)

Name origin

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

Moves learned by Swablu

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.
1GrowlNormal 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
3AstonishGhost 30 100
5SingNormal 55
7Fury AttackNormal 15 85
9SafeguardNormal
11Disarming VoiceFairy 40
14MistIce
17RoundNormal 60 100
20Natural GiftNormal 100
23Take DownNormal 90 85
26RefreshNormal
30Mirror MoveFlying
34Cotton GuardGrass
38Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
42Perish SongNormal
46MoonblastFairy 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.
AgilityPsychic
Dragon RushDragon 100 75
Feather DanceFlying 100
HazeIce
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Play RoughFairy 90 90
Power SwapPsychic
PursuitDark 40 100
RageNormal 20 100
RoostFlying
Steel WingSteel 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.
DefogFlying
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
Heal BellNormal
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
OutrageDragon 120 100
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
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
76FlyFlying 90 95
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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 SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal 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

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
3AstonishGhost 30 100
5SingNormal 55
7Fury AttackNormal 15 85
9SafeguardNormal
11Disarming VoiceFairy 40
14MistIce
17RoundNormal 60 100
20Natural GiftNormal 100
23Take DownNormal 90 85
26RefreshNormal
30Mirror MoveFlying
34Cotton GuardGrass
38Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
42Perish SongNormal
46MoonblastFairy 95 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
Dragon RushDragon 100 75
Feather DanceFlying 100
HazeIce
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Power SwapPsychic
PursuitDark 40 100
RageNormal 20 100
RoostFlying
Steel WingSteel 70 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
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
76FlyFlying 90 95
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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 Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal 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

Swablu sprites

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