Learn everything about Swellow in Pokemon GO. Find out which are best Swellow movesets, its strongest Raid and Gym counters, what are its type advantages and weaknesses, and more.
|Max CP||2170 CP|
|Buddy distance||1 km|
|Region||Hoenn (Gen 3)|
|Base Catch Rate||5.0%|
|Charge Move unlock cost|
|Transfer to Pokémon Home||Allowed|
Swellow type chart
Swellow is a Normal and Flying-type Pokémon. It is weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock type moves. It takes reduced damage from Bug, Grass, Ghost, and Ground type moves.
Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.
List of best Swellow moves and movesets in Pokémon GO. You can use the moveset controls below to see how different moves perform versus different Pokémon and weather conditions.
|Wing Attack||Sky Attack||13.26||217.52||26.7|
|Wing Attack||Brave Bird||12.85||210.71||25.9|
|Steel Wing||Sky Attack||12.68||207.92||25.5|
|Steel Wing||Brave Bird||12.12||198.67||24.4|
|Wing Attack||Aerial Ace||10.80||177.14||21.7|
|Steel Wing||Aerial Ace||10.74||176.16||21.6|
The table above provides information on different moves Swellow has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (damage per second) and TDO (total damage output). The table is sorted by the Score column, which is an overall rating of the move's effectiveness. Each move's type is indicated by an icon beside its name. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*).
A guide to Swellow Combat Power values in Pokémon GO. Includes a complete Swellow CP per level chart. You can use the level controls below to customize the chart.
Useful Combat Power values
|Research||776 CP - 823 CP|
|Level 15, |
10/10/10 minimum IVs
|Eggs||1034 CP - 1097 CP|
10/10/10 minimum IVs
|Raids||1034 CP - 1097 CP|
10/10/10 minimum IVs
|RaidsWeather boost||1293 CP - 1371 CP|
|Weather boosted, Level 25,|
10/10/10 minimum IVs
Max Combat Power per Level chart
This table shows maximum Combat Power values that Swellow can have from Level 1 to Level 50.
|1||27 CP||2||85 CP||3||143 CP|
|4||201 CP||5||259 CP||6||316 CP|
|7||374 CP||8||432 CP||9||490 CP|
|10||548 CP||11||603 CP||12||658 CP|
|13||713 CP||14||768 CP||15||823 CP|
|16||877 CP||17||932 CP||18||987 CP|
|19||1042 CP||20||1097 CP||21||1152 CP|
|22||1206 CP||23||1261 CP||24||1316 CP|
|25||1371 CP||26||1426 CP||27||1481 CP|
|28||1536 CP||29||1591 CP||30||1645 CP|
|31||1673 CP||32||1700 CP||33||1728 CP|
|34||1755 CP||35||1783 CP||36||1810 CP|
|37||1837 CP||38||1865 CP||39||1892 CP|
|40||1920 CP||41||1944 CP||42||1969 CP|
|43||1993 CP||44||2018 CP||45||2043 CP|
|46||2068 CP||47||2094 CP||48||2119 CP|
|49||2145 CP||50||2170 CP|
- Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
- Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
- Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
- Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
- Pokémon encountered in Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
- Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.
Catch Rates for Swellow in Pokémon GO, calculated for catching a Level 20 Swellow by default. Catching lower level Swellow is easier than catching higher level ones - try playing around with the controls above to see how it changes.
Silver Pinap Berry
Golden Razz Berry
Catch probability with multiple throws
In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Swellow, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.
To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart
Catch rate formula
Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:
CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)
There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.
Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.
Catch rate multipliers
The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:
|Silver Pinap Berry||1.8|
|Golden Razz Berry||2.5|
Swellow can be evolved using the following methods:
A list of Pokémon that are somehow related to Swellow. Includes evolutions, regional, and form variations.
Hoenn Pokédex – 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.
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- Shiny Swellow
|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.|
|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.|
|FireRed, LeafGreen||If its two tail feathers are standing at attention, it is proof of good health. It soars elegantly in the sky.|
|Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, 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.|
|HeartGold, SoulSilver||It dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. It catches its prey with sharp claws.|
|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.|