Swellow

Swellow is a Normal/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Swallow Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Ruby SWELLOW flies high above our heads, making graceful arcs in the sky. This POKéMON dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. The hapless prey is tightly grasped by SWELLOW’s clawed feet, preventing escape.
Sapphire SWELLOW is very conscientious about the upkeep of its glossy wings. Once two SWELLOW are gathered, they diligently take care of cleaning each other’s wings.
FireRed
LeafGreen
If its two tail feathers are standing at attention, it is proof of good health. It soars elegantly in the sky.
Emerald A SWELLOW dives upon prey from far above. It never misses its targets. It takes to the skies in search of lands with a warm climate.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. It catches its prey with sharp claws.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It circles the sky in search of prey. When it spots one, it dives steeply to catch the prey.
X If its two tail feathers are standing at attention, it is proof of good health. It soars elegantly in the sky.
Y It dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. It catches its prey with sharp claws.
Omega Ruby Swellow flies high above our heads, making graceful arcs in the sky. This Pokémon dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. The hapless prey is tightly grasped by Swellow’s clawed feet, preventing escape.
Alpha Sapphire Swellow is very conscientious about the upkeep of its glossy wings. Once two Swellow are gathered, they diligently take care of cleaning each other’s wings.

Evolution chart

Taillow
#276
Taillow
Normal · Flying

(Level 22)
Swellow
#277
Swellow
Normal · Flying

Name origin

swell
expand
swallow
a species of bird

Moves learned by Swellow

Swellow sprites

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

See all Swellow sprites

Where to find Swellow

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 115
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 115
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 213
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Taillow
Black
White
Route 13, Giant Chasm
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Taillow
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds