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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Swellow

Swellow
Swallow Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Swellow is a Normal and Flying Type Swallow Pokémon, with a 5.9% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Swellow can be found with Guts as an Ability and has a Medium Slow growth rate with a 2 Speed EV Yield. We recommend the Naive Nature, based on 455 combined Base Stats.

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Swellow Stats and Abilities

Based on Swellow Base IVs we consider this pokemon C-Tier choice. Swellow Highest IV Stat is Speed 125 and the Lowest being Special Defense 50.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP60230324
D
Attack85157295
F
Defense60112240
D
Special Attack75139273
F
Special Defense5094218
B
Speed125229383
C
Total455
Swellow Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Naive
+10% Speed
-10% Special Defense
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sweet
Dislikes: Bitter
EV Yield2 Speed
Growth RateMedium Slow
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsFlying
Egg Cycles15 (3,599–3,855 steps)
Abilities Description
Guts
Ability 1
Guts raises the ability-bearer's Attack by 50% when inflicted by a major status ailment (poison, burn, paralysis, freeze or sleep). If burnt, the Pokémon does not suffer the usual drop in Attack.
Scrappy
Hidden Ability
Enables moves to hit Ghost-type Pokémon.

How To Evolve Swellow in BDSP

Taillow requires (Level 22) to evolve into Swellow.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Taillow
Level 22
Swellow

Where To Find Swellow in BDSP

Swellow has 1 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 22 Swellow, within the Route 213 location using the PokeRadar method.

Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Route 213
20 - 5%
Swellow
Lv. 22

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Swellow Weakness

Swellow is a Normal and Flying Type pokemon. This will cause Swellow to take More Damage from Rock, Electric, Ice Type Moves, and Less Damage from Bug, Grass, Ghost, Ground Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Rock
Electric
Ice
0.5x
Less Damage
Bug
Grass
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage
Ghost
Ground

What pokemon is Swellow Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Tyranitar
S
Articuno
S
Zapdos
S
Raikou
S
Regirock

What pokemon is Swellow Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Groudon
S
Celebi
S
Garchomp
A
Swampert
A
Tangrowth
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Best Moves Swellow in BDSP

Best Moveset for Swellow Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
51
Brave Bird
Physical
180
100 15 User receives recoil damage.
39
Air Slash
Special
112.5
95 20 May cause flinching.
21
Aerial Ace
Physical
90
20 Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
1
Pluck
Physical
90
100 20 If the opponent is holding a berry, its effect is stolen by user.

Best Moveset for Swellow TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM68
Giga Impact
Physical
225
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Special
225
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM94
Fly
Physical
135
95 15 Flies up on first turn, attacks on second turn.
TM42
Facade
Physical
105
100 20 Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
.

Swellow Level Up Moves

List of Moves Swellow can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
51
Brave Bird
Power:
180
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
39
Air Slash
Power:
112.5
Acc: 95
PP: 20
Special

May cause flinching.
1
Pluck
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

If the opponent is holding a berry, its effect is stolen by user.
1
Peck
Power:
52.5
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

1
Growl
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Status

Lowers opponent's Attack.
5
Focus Energy
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Increases critical hit ratio.
9
Quick Attack
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 30
Physical

User attacks first.
13
Wing Attack
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

17
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
21
Aerial Ace
Power:
90
Acc: —
PP: 20
Physical

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
27
Quick Guard
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Protects the user's team from high-priority moves.
33
Agility
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
45
Endeavor
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

Reduces opponent's HP to same as user's.
57
Reversal
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.
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Swellow TM Moves

List of Moves Swellow can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM10
Work Up
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Raises user's Attack and Special Attack.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Power:
225
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM40
Aerial Ace
Power:
90
Acc: —
PP: 20
Physical

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM42
Facade
Power:
105
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM46
Thief
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Also steals opponent's held item.
TM47
Steel Wing
Power: 70
Acc: 90
PP: 25
Physical

May raise user's Defense.
TM51
Roost
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User recovers half of its max HP and loses the Flying type temporarily.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM68
Giga Impact
Power:
225
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM88
Pluck
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

If the opponent is holding a berry, its effect is stolen by user.
TM89
U-turn
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

User switches out immediately after attacking.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM94
Fly
Power:
135
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Flies up on first turn, attacks on second turn.
TM97
Defog
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Lowers opponent's Evasiveness and clears fog.
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