Fearow is a large, mostly brown avian Pokémon with a vulturine neck and broad, powerful wings. It has a long, pointed, pink beak and a decorative red coxcomb on top of its head. Its narrow eyes have very small pupils and do not appear to have colored irises. It has shaggy, feathers at the base of its neck and covering the upper portion of its wings. These feathers are cream-colored, as are the tips of its flight feathers. Its sharp-clawed talons are pink, with three toes pointing forward and one pointing backward.
Fearow has been around mostly unchanged for many years, as a Pokémon resembling it has been seen on ancient murals. Its large wings and stamina allow it to fly for an entire day without landing. Its long neck and beak allow it to pluck prey from both land and water, and it has even been known to steal from unwary humans. It will shoot upward, and then dive down to catch prey. It will also catch tiny insects that hide underground and circle the ocean for fish. Fearow are found naturally in open habitats with warmer climates, mainly wastelands and desolate fields.
Fearow evolves from Spearow.
(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)
The Spearow who attacked Ash in the first episode evolved sometime before the events of Pallet Party Panic. Ash's Pidgeotto was forced to evolve into Pidgeot in order to defeat it. Ash also tried to catch it, but was unsuccessful.
In The Big Balloon Blow-Up, Skyler has a Fearow that helped him pull his balloon in the Pokémon Balloon Race and drive Team Rocket away.
In Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution and Rage Of Innocence, Tyson has two Fearow that were his main battling Pokémon.
In A Poached Ego!, Rico's Fearow battled James's Weezing and Jessie's Arbok twice. It lost the first time due to Arbok shutting its beak with Wrap, while it was badly hurt the second time by Arbok's Headbutt. Soon afterwards, it was defeated by Ash's Pikachu's Thunderbolt.
In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, Pokémon Ranger Jack Walker used his Capture Styler to capture a Fearow and have it help Pikachu recover the Manaphy Egg stolen by Team Rocket.
In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2), J's client used a Fearow in an attempt to escape from Officer Jenny, Ash, and his friends. However, this effort became unsuccessful when Fearow was attacked by a Dodrio that Kellyn had captured.
In Adventures in Running Errands!, a Fearow stole Clemont's Chespin's purse. Later on, it chased Chespin and Bunnelby in an attempt to steal the purse again, but they took care of it while digging up a hole to flee.
In I Choose You!, a Fearow chased a pink Butterfree, but Ash saved it with his own Butterfree.
In Finding a Legend!, Chad used a Fearow alongside his Cyndaquil to create a fake Ho-Oh for his grandfather Jaye. However, their ruse was exposed when Pikachu attacked it with Thunderbolt.
In A Snow Day for Searching!, a Fearow directed Ash and Goh to a lake where a trio of Mankey had accidentally dropped a Cubone's bone in.
Fearow debuted in Sparks Fly for Magnemite, where it was seen in Gringey City's Pokémon Center.
In Princess vs. Princess, a Fearow competed in the Queen of the Princess Festival.
In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Trainer tried to use a Fearow to travel to New Island, but ultimately never arrived there, unlike the others who had set out. Mewtwo also used a Fearow to scout for powerful Trainers. Mewtwo's Fearow served the same role in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, the film's remake.
A Fearow appeared in The Battle of the Badge.
A Fearow appeared in Lights, Camera, Quack-tion.
In The Power of One, multiple Fearow sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.
A wild Fearow appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.
Multiple Fearow appeared in Don't Touch That 'dile.
In The Psychic Sidekicks!, three Fearow abruptly appeared and unintentionally scared Ash and his friends.
In Carrying On!, a Fearow attacked and injured a Pidgey nicknamed Ken. Ash's Noctowl then drove it away by hypnotizing it into believing Noctowl was a Charizard.
In The Apple Corp!, a Fearow attacked a group of Pichu. Ash's Pikachu then drove it away after zapping it.
In Freeze Frame, a Fearow attacked Team Rocket.
In Fly Me to the Moon, a Fearow and multiple Spearow attacked a Pidgey nicknamed Orville.
A Fearow appeared in a flashback in Pop Goes The Sneasel.
In Who's Flying Now?, a Fearow was featured in the Fortree City Feather Festival.
A Coordinator's Fearow appeared in Deceit and Assist.
In Pinch Healing!, a Fearow was a resident of Fennel Valley.
In A Staravia is Born!, multiple Fearow were captured by Team Rocket.
In A Maze-ing Race!, Paul attempted to catch a Fearow, but he kept getting distracted by Ash and his friends.
Multiple Fearow appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.
In Pursuing a Lofty Goal!, a Fearow participated in the Squallville PokéRinger competition. It was used against a Noctowl.
Five Fearow appeared in Frozen on Their Tracks!.
In Historical Mystery Tour!, Dawn encountered a Fearow in Xatu's Forest.
Two Fearow appeared in Grooming Furfrou!.
Four Fearow appeared in The Guardian's Challenge!.
In Rocking Clawmark Hill!, two Fearow were training on Clawmark Hill.
A Fearow appeared in I Choose You!.
A Fearow appeared in Rising from the Ruins!.
A Trainer's Fearow appeared in We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!.
In A Recipe for Success!, six Fearow were customers at Oranguru's place. Two of them reappeared in a flashback in Dreams of the Sun and Moon!.
Multiple Fearow appeared in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!.
A Fearow appeared in There's a New Kid in Town!.
Multiple Fearow appeared in How Are You Gonna Keep 'Em Off of the Farm?.
Multiple Fearow appeared in The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One, one under the ownership of a student of Indigo Academy.
||Fearow, the Beak Pokémon. The evolved form of Spearow. Its large, powerful wings allow it to fly for an entire day. The crushing power of its beak is tremendous.
In File 1: Red, a Fearow was one of the Pokémon seen in Professor Oak's introduction.
In File 4: Charizard, Red caught a Fearow.
In The Legacy, a wild Fearow was near the Indigo Plateau.
In The Show, two Fearow were used to provide special effects for the Kimono Girls' performance.
Ash & Pikachu
A Fearow appeared in Catch The Wobbuffet!!.
The Electric Tale of Pikachu
- Main article: Ash's Fearow
Ash caught a Fearow in Pikachu, I See You!. In the manga, it was the first Pokémon he obtained after Pikachu, as well as one of the few Pokémon he owns in the manga but not in the anime.
Magical Pokémon Journey
A Fearow appeared in How Do You Do, Pikachu?.
A Fearow appeared in Tangela's Secret.
Fearow debuted in ...But Fearow Itself!, when a wild one kidnaps a mutated Bill. It was a tough old bird, able to swiftly dodge Pika's Thunder Wave and Poli's Ice Beam, and even survived a Thunder from the former, after which it uses Drill Peck. Poli, however, was narrowly able to counter the move by using Double Team and subsequently froze it. Red caught it afterwards, much to the shock of Bill.
In The Coming of Slowpoke (Eventually), the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman was revealed to own a Fearow. It is notable for knowing Pay Day.
A wild Fearow appeared flying over New Bark Town in Number One Donphan.
Crystal mentioned that she caught a Fearow on her way to Professor Elm's Lab in Three Cheers for Chikorita.
Professor Oak owns a Fearow that evolved from his Spearow sometime prior to Going Green.
A Fearow appeared at the Battle Pike in Moving Past Milotic.
A Trainer's Fearow appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z.
Pokémon anime novelization series
Jet's Fearow appeared in Race to Danger.
Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All
A Fearow appeared in The Terrible Twins, Rin & Ran, under the ownership of Ran. It reappeared in GDZ20.
Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission
Much like the games, Fearow is Spenser's Partner Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission.