Taillow

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

Pokédex data

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

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 200 (26.1% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 54
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 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.

Evolution chart

(Level 22)

Taillow changes

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.

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.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
5Focus EnergyNormalStatus
9Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
13Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
17Double TeamNormalStatus
21Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
25Quick GuardFightingStatus
29AgilityPsychicStatus
33Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
37EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
41Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100
45ReversalFightingPhysical 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.
BoomburstNormalSpecial 140 100
Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100
DefogFlyingStatus
HurricaneFlyingSpecial 110 70
Mirror MoveFlyingStatus
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
RageNormalPhysical 20 100
RefreshNormalStatus
RoostFlyingStatus
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
Steel WingSteelPhysical 70 90
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
WhirlwindNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlyingStatus
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TailwindFlyingStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 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.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
5Focus EnergyNormalStatus
9Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
13Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
17Double TeamNormalStatus
21Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
25Quick GuardFightingStatus
29AgilityPsychicStatus
33Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
37EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
41Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100
45ReversalFightingPhysical 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.
BoomburstNormalSpecial 140 100
Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100
DefogFlyingStatus
HurricaneFlyingSpecial 110 70
Mirror MoveFlyingStatus
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
RageNormalPhysical 20 100
RefreshNormalStatus
RoostFlyingStatus
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
Steel WingSteelPhysical 70 90
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
WhirlwindNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Taillow sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Taillow
Japanese スバメ (Subame)
German Schwalbini
French Nirondelle

Name origin

tail
hindmost part of an animal
swallow
a species of bird