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Skyla's Swanna
フウロのスワンナ Huuro's Swanna
Poké Ball
Skyla Swanna.png
Skyla's Swanna
Debuts in Cilan Takes Flight!
Caught at Unova
Gender Female*
Ability Keen Eye*
Current location With Skyla
Swanna
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Swanna Chiaki Takahashi Chiaki Takahashi
Kana Ueda*

Skyla's Swanna (Japanese: フウロのスワンナ Huuro's Swanna) is a Pokémon owned by Skyla in the games, anime, and manga.

Contents

In the anime

In the main series

Swanna and Skyla

Swanna first appeared in Cilan Takes Flight!, where it was sent out alongside Skyla's other Pokémon during an Air Battle with a Trainer. During the Air Battle, it faced the Trainer's Zebstrika and lost. Since then, Swanna faced other challengers in the Air Battles and won some of them.

During an actual battle that Skyla had with Cilan, Swanna was the final Pokémon sent out, and it faced off against Cilan's Crustle. It first used Bubble Beam and then Brave Bird. After clashing Brave Bird with Rock Wrecker, Swanna defeated Crustle as she predicted in her Air Battle with him. Swanna faced Cilan's Stunfisk next. Swanna was unfazed by Stunfisk's Thunder Shock despite having a double type-disadvantage. After healing a burn caused by Stunfisk's Scald with Aqua Ring, Swanna went on to defeat it with Brave Bird, winning Skyla the battle.

In An Amazing Aerial Battle!, Swanna participated in an Air Battle with Ash's Pikachu. It ultimately achieved no result, as Skyla wanted Ash to come back to the Gym the next day. During Ash's Gym battle with Skyla, Swanna fought against Pikachu after defeating her Unfezant. It blocked Pikachu's Electric attacks with Aqua Ring, as well as dodging his Iron Tail and barely feeling his Quick Attack. With a combination of Hurricane and Brave Bird, Swanna managed to defeat Pikachu.

Swanna faced Tranquill next. It was hit by Tranquill's combination of Quick Attack and Air Cutter. Swanna used Hurricane which easily overpowered Tranquill's Gust and sent her falling to the ground. Tranquill evolved into Unfezant and got back up. Swanna chased Unfezant with Brave Bird but Unfezant easily dodges them all. Swanna was locked in by Unfezant and was finished by Unfezant's Aerial Ace, earning Ash the Jet Badge.

It reappeared in a flashback in Curtain Up, Unova League! while Ash was recalling the Gym Leaders he faced in his Unova journey.

It reappeared in another flashback in Survival of the Striaton Gym! while Cilan recalled many of the battles he had while traveling with Ash and Iris.

Personality and characteristics

Skyla would often save Swanna for last during her Air Battles and her battle against Cilan and Ash which shows that she has full trust in it compared to her Swoobat and Unfezant. Swanna takes after its Trainer as seen during Skyla's battle with Cilan where it mimicked her movements.

Moves used

Skyla Swanna Brave Bird.png
Using Brave Bird
Move First Used In
Bubble Beam Cilan Takes Flight!
Brave Bird Cilan Takes Flight!
Hurricane Cilan Takes Flight!
Aqua Ring Cilan Takes Flight!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In Pokémon Generations

Swanna appeared in The Uprising, where it was seen battling the Pokémon belonging to some Team Plasma Grunts.

Moves used

Skyla Swanna Air Slash PG.png
Using Air Slash
Move First Used In
Air Slash The Uprising
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Skyla's Swanna briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer. Alongside Flint's Infernape and Acerola's Palossand, it battled a female Trainer's Pikachu, Iris's Haxorus, and Barry's Piplup at a stadium. However, the outcome of the battle was left unknown.

In the games

Swanna has appeared as Skyla's signature Pokémon in every game she has appeared in.

Pokémon Black and White Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Gym battle
Easy Mode/Normal Mode Challenge Mode
Spr 5b 581.png
Types:
Water Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Swanna Lv.35
Aqua Ring
Water Status
Aerial Ace
Flying Physical
BubbleBeam
Water Special
Air Slash
Flying Special
Spr 5b 581.png
Types:
Water Flying
Ability:
Big Pecks
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Swanna Lv.36/39
FeatherDance
Flying Status
Roost
Flying Status
BubbleBeam
Water Special
Air Slash
Flying Special
Spr 5b 581.png
Types:
Water Flying
Ability:
Big Pecks
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Swanna Lv.42
Roost
Flying Status
FeatherDance
Flying Status
Surf
Water Special
Air Slash
Flying Special
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Pokémon World Tournament
Unova Leaders Tournament
Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament
Spr 5b 581.png
Types:
Water Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye or Big Pecks
Held item:
Bag Wacan Berry Sprite.png Wacan Berry
Swanna/ Lv.50
Hurricane
Flying Special
Tailwind
Flying Status
Scald
Water Special
Ice Beam
Ice Special
Spr 5b 581.png
Types:
Water Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye or Big Pecks
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png Focus Sash
Swanna/ Lv.50
Hurricane
Flying Special
Tailwind
Flying Status
Scald
Water Special
Ice Beam
Ice Special

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Swanna and Black

Swanna first appeared in Up in the Air, where Black landed on it after being pushed off of the Celestial Tower by Skyla. Arriving at the Mistralton Gym, it threw Black into one of the cannons as a part of Skyla's test.

During Black's Gym battle with Skyla, Swanna was up next to battle Black's Nite after defeating her Swoobat. Swanna easily defeated Nite using a combination of Water Sport and Bubble Beam. It faced Black's Costa next and one Ancient Power from Costa took Swanna out in one hit.

After Black defeated Skyla, Swanna went to the Celestial Tower to give Black the Jet Badge. He flew on Swanna to go with Skyla and the other Gym Leaders to Nacrene City so they can help Lenora fight the Shadow Triad and protect the Dark Stone. Swanna then dropped off Black at the Nacrene Museum.

In Homecoming, Swanna fought alongside the other Gym Leaders' Pokémon against the Seven Sages at the Pokémon League.

Personality and characteristics

Swanna was relied on more often than Skyla's other Pokémon as it was involved with Black, as well as the battle with the Seven Sages. After the Gym battle Black had, Swanna worked well with him.

Moves used

Skyla Swanna BubbleBeam Adventures.png
Using Bubble Beam
Move First Used In
Water Sport The Battle Within
Bubble Beam The Battle Within
Hurricane Homecoming*
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners manga

Swanna appeared in the Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners manga.

Trivia

  • In the English dub of the anime, Skyla's Japanese voice was occasionally used to voice her Swanna.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Swanna.


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