Swirlix

Swirlix is a Fairy type Pokémon introduced in Generation 6. It is known as the Cotton Candy Pokémon.

It loves sweets and eats nothing else, making its body as sweet and sticky as cotton candy.

Pokédex data

National № 684
Type Fairy
Species Cotton Candy Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sweet Veil
Unburden (hidden ability)
Local № 131 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
210 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 200 (26.1% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 68
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 62
234 328
Attack 48
90 214
Defense 66
123 254
Sp. Atk 59
110 238
Sp. Def 57
107 234
Speed 49
92 216
Total 341 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 Swirlix.

Evolution chart

(trade holding Whipped Dream)

Swirlix changes

Pokédex entries

X
Omega Ruby
To entangle its opponents in battle, it extrudes white threads as sweet and sticky as cotton candy.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Because it eats nothing but sweets, its fur is as sticky sweet as cotton candy.
Sword It eats its own weight in sugar every day. If it doesn’t get enough sugar, it becomes incredibly grumpy.
Shield The sweet smell of cotton candy perfumes Swirlix’s fluffy fur. This Pokémon spits out sticky string to tangle up its enemies.

Moves learned by Swirlix

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
3Play NiceNormalStatus
6Fairy WindFairySpecial 40 100
9AromatherapyGrassStatus
12Draining KissFairySpecial 50 100
15Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
18RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
21String ShotBugStatus 95
24Cotton SporeGrassStatus 100
27Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
30WishNormalStatus
33Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
36Cotton GuardGrassStatus
39EndeavorNormalPhysical 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormalStatus
CopycatNormalStatus
Sticky WebBugStatus
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Misty ExplosionFairySpecial 100 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
17Light ScreenPsychicStatus
19SafeguardNormalStatus
21RestPsychicStatus
23ThiefDarkPhysical 60 100
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
29CharmFairyStatus 100
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
34Sunny DayFireStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
41Helping HandNormalStatus
47Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
87Draining KissFairySpecial 50 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Sweet ScentNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Fairy WindFairySpecial 40 100
8Play NiceNormalStatus
10Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
13RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
17Cotton SporeGrassStatus 100
21EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
26AromatherapyGrassStatus
31Draining KissFairySpecial 50 100
36Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
41Cotton GuardGrassStatus
45WishNormalStatus
49Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
58Light ScreenPsychicStatus
67SafeguardNormalStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormalStatus
Belly DrumNormalStatus
CopycatNormalStatus
Sticky WebBugStatus
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormalStatus
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Gastro AcidPoisonStatus 100
Heal BellNormalStatus
Helping HandNormalStatus
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Swirlix 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
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Swirlix sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Swirlix  sprite from X & Y Swirlix  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Swirlix Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Swirlix

X Route 7
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Route 5, Glimwood Tangle, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness
Shield Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Swirlix
Japanese ペロッパフ (Peroppafu)
German Flauschling
French Sucroquin

Name origin

swirl
to move in a spiral shape
licks
to eat with the tongue