Swellow

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

Pokédex data

National № 277
Type Normal Flying
Species Swallow Pokémon
Height 2′04″ (0.7 m)
Weight 43.7 lbs (19.8 kg)
Abilities Guts
Scrappy (hidden ability)
Local № 026 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
020 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
026 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 159
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 85
157 295
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 75
139 273
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 125
229 383
Total 455 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 Swellow.

Evolution chart

(Level 22)

Swellow changes

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.

Moves learned by Swellow

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Air SlashFlying 75 95
1Brave BirdFlying 120 100
1Focus EnergyNormal
1GrowlNormal 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
1PluckFlying 60 100
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
5Focus EnergyNormal
9Quick AttackNormal 40 100
13Wing AttackFlying 60 100
17Double TeamNormal
21Aerial AceFlying 60
27Quick GuardFighting
33AgilityPsychic
39Air SlashFlying 75 95
45EndeavorNormal 100
51Brave BirdFlying 120 100
57ReversalFighting 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BoomburstNormal 140 100
Brave BirdFlying 120 100
DefogFlying
HurricaneFlying 110 70
Mirror MoveFlying
PursuitDark 40 100
RageNormal 20 100
RefreshNormal
RoostFlying
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
Steel WingSteel 70 90
SupersonicNormal 55
WhirlwindNormal

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlying
EndeavorNormal 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Laser FocusNormal
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying

Moves learnt by TM

Swellow 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
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
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
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Swellow 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
CounterFighting 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
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
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Air SlashFlying 75 95
1Brave BirdFlying 120 100
1Focus EnergyNormal
1GrowlNormal 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
1PluckFlying 60 100
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
5Focus EnergyNormal
9Quick AttackNormal 40 100
13Wing AttackFlying 60 100
17Double TeamNormal
21Aerial AceFlying 60
27Quick GuardFighting
33AgilityPsychic
39Air SlashFlying 75 95
45EndeavorNormal 100
51Brave BirdFlying 120 100
57ReversalFighting 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BoomburstNormal 140 100
Brave BirdFlying 120 100
DefogFlying
HurricaneFlying 110 70
Mirror MoveFlying
PursuitDark 40 100
RageNormal 20 100
RefreshNormal
RoostFlying
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
Steel WingSteel 70 90
SupersonicNormal 55
WhirlwindNormal

Moves learnt by TM

Swellow 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
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
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
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Swellow 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
CounterFighting 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
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
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

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

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

Other languages

English Swellow
Japanese オオスバメ (Ohsubame)
German Schwalboss
French Hélédelle

Name origin

swell
expand
swallow
a species of bird