Swellow is a dual type Normal and Flying Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It evolves from Taillow starting at level 22. Take a look below for 24 fun and interesting facts about Swellow.
1. Swellow is a large, dark blue bird Pokemon with a red breast and face.
2. A crest of feathers sweeps back from the top of its head.
3. A blue stripe separates the red markings on its head and chest, and it has a white underside.
4. It has small, narrow eyes, a pointed, yellow beak, and red feet with black talons.
5. Each foot has three forward-facing toes and one pointed backward.
6. Two long, pointed feathers with red tips form its tail, and are an indication of good health when standing up straight.
7. Swellow’s wings taper to a sharp point.
8. An impressive dive-bomber, it will never miss its target.
9. Additionally, it takes great pride in its glossy plumage, and often cleans the wings of other Swellow.
10. It searches for warm meadows while in the air.
11. Swellow preys on Wurmple.
12. Swellow is based directly on swallows, specifically a barn swallow or welcome swallow. However, it shares characteristics with other types of birds as well.
13. In terms of behavior, its predatory habits and incredible speed suggest inspiration from falcons, or perhaps the swallow-tailed kite.
14. Its coloration, appearance, and crested head are similar to treeswifts, though its head also resembles that of a secretary bird.
15. Swellow’s Shiny colors of green, red, and white, combined with its two long tail feathers, also resemble the resplendent quetzal.
16. Swellow is a combination of swell (to grow larger) and swallow.
17. Ash’s Taillow evolved into Swellow in That’s Just Swellow during the final round of the Crossgate PokéRinger competition.
18. Swellow debuted in Candid Camerupt!. Vito of the Winstrate family used it to secretly protect his family.
19. Winona’s Shiny Swellow debuted in Sky High Gym Battle!. Winona used it during her Gym battle against Ash. It faced off against Grovyle, which it was able to defeat, but it was later defeated by Ash’s own Swellow.
20. A Swellow appeared in the Hoopa’s Surprise Ring Adventures short Flying in the Air. It was among the immense Flying-type Pokémon summoned by Hoopa to create wind for Ash and Pikachu, but their combined Gust was too much for them and sent them blasting off.
21. A Swellow appeared in Pursuing a Lofty Goal! as one of the participants of Squallville PokéRinger competition. It was used against a Wingull.
22. Multiple Swellow appeared in A Staravia Is Born!, where they were among the Flying-type Pokémon captured by Team Rocket.
23. Multiple Swellow made a brief cameo in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.
24. Multiple Swellow appeared in Butterfree and Me! as residents of Wayfarer Island.