Taillow

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

Taillow artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 276
Type Normal Flying
Species TinySwallow Pokémon
Height 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 5.1 lbs (2.3 kg)
Abilities Guts
Scrappy (hidden ability)
Local № 025 (Ruby/Sapphire)
019 (X/Y)
025 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
Japanese Subame

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 200 (26.1% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 59
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 40
190 284
Attack 55
103 229
Defense 30
58 174
Sp. Atk 30
58 174
Sp. Def 30
58 174
Speed 85
157 295
Total 270 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 Taillow.

Pokédex entries

Ruby TAILLOW courageously stands its ground against foes, however strong they may be. This gutsy POKéMON will remain defiant even after a loss. On the other hand, it cries loudly if it becomes hungry.
Sapphire TAILLOW is young - it has only just left its nest. As a result, it sometimes becomes lonesome and cries at night. This POKéMON feeds on WURMPLE that live in forests.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It dislikes cold seasons. They migrate to other lands in search of warmth, flying over 180 miles a day.
Emerald Although it is small, it is very courageous. It will take on a larger SKARMORY on an equal footing. However, its will weakens if it becomes hungry.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It has a gutsy spirit that makes it bravely take on tough foes. It flies in search of warm climates.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
When it gets cold, they migrate, flying over 180 miles a day. It hunts for tasty prey.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It has a gutsy spirit that makes it bravely take on tough foes. It flies in search of warm climates.
X It has a gutsy spirit that makes it bravely take on tough foes. It flies in search of warm climates.
Y It dislikes cold seasons. They migrate to other lands in search of warmth, flying over 180 miles a day.
Omega Ruby Taillow courageously stands its ground against foes, however strong they may be. This gutsy Pokémon will remain defiant even after a loss. On the other hand, it cries loudly if it becomes hungry.
Alpha Sapphire Taillow is young—it has only just left its nest. As a result, it sometimes becomes lonesome and cries at night. This Pokémon feeds on Wurmple that live in forests.

Evolution chart

(Level 22)

Name origin

tail
hindmost part of an animal
swallow
a species of bird

Moves learned by Taillow

Moves learnt by level up

Taillow 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
5Focus EnergyNormal
9Quick AttackNormal 40 100
13Wing AttackFlying 60 100
17Double TeamNormal
21Aerial AceFlying 60
25Quick GuardFighting
29AgilityPsychic
33Air SlashFlying 75 95
37EndeavorNormal 100
41Brave BirdFlying 120 100
45ReversalFighting 100

Egg moves

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

Taillow 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
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying

Moves learnt by TM

Taillow 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
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
76FlyFlying 90 95
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Taillow 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
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1PeckFlying 35 100
5Focus EnergyNormal
9Quick AttackNormal 40 100
13Wing AttackFlying 60 100
17Double TeamNormal
21Aerial AceFlying 60
25Quick GuardFighting
29AgilityPsychic
33Air SlashFlying 75 95
37EndeavorNormal 100
41Brave BirdFlying 120 100
45ReversalFighting 100

Egg moves

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

Taillow 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
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
76FlyFlying 90 95
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Taillow 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
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Taillow sprites

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

Where to find Taillow

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 104, 115, 116, Petalburg Woods
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 104, 115, 116, Petalburg Woods
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Breed Swellow
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Cherrygrove City
Black
White
Breed Swellow
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 8
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 104, 115, 116, Petalburg Woods
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Breed Swellow