Swablu (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Cacturne #332: Cacturne
Pokémon
#334: Altaria Altaria
Swablu
Cotton Bird Pokémon
チルット
Tyltto
#333
Swablu



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Natural Cure Cacophony
Cacophony
Cloud Nine
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Flying and Dragon
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Swablu
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Weight
2.6 lbs. 1.2 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
74
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
62
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 1
Swablu
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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Atk
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0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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Swablu (Japanese: チルット Tyltto) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Altaria starting at level 35.

Biology

Swablu is an avian Pokémon with a round, blue body. Since it has no discernible neck, its body appears to be all head. There are two long feathers on top of its head, and it has a short, rounded white beak and beady, black eyes. Its wings are fluffy and white, resembling cotton or clouds and are made of air. The wings have a light and fluffy feel. It has tiny, white feet and two pointed tail feathers.

Swablu does not like dirty surroundings, so it cleans things with its cottony wings diligently. It uses streams and freshwater springs to wash its wings when they become dirty from polishing. It is commonly found living in flocks in forested habitats, but often flies closer to towns during the spring. Swablu is very friendly and largely unafraid of humans. As a result, it frequently perches on people's heads like a fluffy hat. Swablu can easily hide from foes in clouds thanks to its appearance.

In the anime

Main series

 
Swablu in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Swablu made their main series debut in True Blue Swablu, where they played a major role. One of them got separated from its flock when the tree its flock was nesting in was struck by lightning. May helped take care of Swablu, who had injured its wing, but the Pokémon was suddenly afraid to fly. After the wing was healed, it took Ash and his friends some time to help Swablu get the courage to fly again. At the end of the episode, May offered Swablu a place on her team but ultimately chose to let it go when its flock returned.

In That's Just Swellow, Shane's Swablu participated in the Crossgate PokéRinger competition, where it was able to get Shane past the first round. However, it eventually lost to James and Dustox in the semifinals.

In the Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures short Flying in the Air, Hoopa summoned multiple Swablu to create wind for Ash and Pikachu, but their combined Gust was too much for them and sent them blasting off.

Minor appearances

Multiple Swablu debuted in Jirachi: Wish Maker as some of the residents of Forina, Jirachi's home.

In A Double Dilemma, a Swablu was living at North Petalburg.

Multiple Swablu appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

In Who's Flying Now?, a Swablu was featured in the Fortree City Feather Festival.

A Swablu appeared in PK13.

A Swablu appeared in Pokéblock, Stock, and Berry.

In Clamperl of Wisdom, a Swablu was living at Maisie Island.

A Coordinator's Swablu appeared in Mean With Envy.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, multiple Swablu were living in the Tree of Beginning.

Multiple Swablu appeared in Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis! (Part 1).

In a flashback in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, multiple Swablu helped Pokémon Ranger Jack Walker when he was a young boy lost in a blizzard.

In A Staravia Is Born!, Team Rocket captured multiple Swablu.

Multiple Swablu appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Swablu appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1). Two additional Swablu appeared in the follow-up episode.

In Pursuing a Lofty Goal!, a Trainer's Swablu participated in the Squallville PokéRinger competition. It was used against Ash and Staravia, but it was defeated.

Two Swablu appeared in The Lonely Snover!.

In Coming Full-Festival Circle!, a Swablu listened to Nando as he played his music.

In Butterfree and Me!, multiple Swablu were living at Wayfarer Island.

A Swablu appeared in BWS01.

A Swablu appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Swablu appeared in Grooming Furfrou!.

In Summer of Discovery!, Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, and Battling Into the Hall of Fame!, a Trainer's Swablu attended the Pokémon Summer Camp.

A Trainer's Swablu appeared in Confronting the Darkness!.

A Swablu appeared in A Fashionable Battle!.

A Trainer's Swablu appeared in A Performance Pop Quiz!.

A Trainer's Swablu appeared in Valuable Experience for All!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG064 Swablu Ash's Pokédex Swablu, the Cotton Bird Pokémon. Swablu loves cleanliness and is quick to wipe off any unclean surface with its cotton-like wings.

Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, two wild Swablu were flying away from a storm that a Primal Kyogre was creating.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners

Multiple Swablu appeared in a flashback in BWGP03.

Pokémon Adventures

Winona's Swablu first appeared in Master Class with Masquerain.

Brigette and Lanette each own a Swablu, who first appeared in Secrets from Sneasel.

Three Swablu appeared in a flashback in Rayquaza Redemption II.

A Swablu appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z, under the ownership of a Bird Keeper.

Multiple Swablu appeared in Choir Tournament at the Autumn Choir Tournament.

In the TCG

Main article: Swablu (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#121
Kanto
#—
Ruby Swablu has light and fluffy wings that are like cottony clouds. This Pokémon is not frightened of people. It lands on the heads of people and sits there like a cotton-fluff hat.
Sapphire Swablu loves to make things clean. If it spots something dirty, it will wipe and polish it with its cottony wings. If its wings become dirty, this Pokémon finds a stream and showers itself.
Emerald A Pokémon that has wings like cottony clouds. After enduring winter, in which little food is available, Swablu flocks move closer to towns in the spring.
FireRed It constantly grooms its cotton-like wings. It takes a shower to clean itself if it becomes dirty.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #171
Johto
#—
Diamond Its wings are like cotton tufts. If it perches on someone's head, it looks like a cotton hat.
Pearl
Platinum It can't relax if it or its surroundings are not clean. It wipes off dirt with its wings.
HeartGold Its wings bring cottony clouds to mind. It grooms with springwater and loves to sit on heads.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #246
Black It can't relax if it or its surroundings are not clean. It wipes off dirt with its wings.
White
Black 2 For some reason, it likes to land on people's heads softly and act like it's a hat.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #139
Hoenn
#126
X For some reason, it likes to land on people's heads softly and act like it's a hat.
Y It constantly grooms its cotton-like wings. It takes a shower to clean itself if it becomes dirty.
Omega Ruby Swablu has light and fluffy wings that are like cottony clouds. This Pokémon is not frightened of people. It lands on the heads of people and sits there like a cotton-fluff hat.
Alpha Sapphire Swablu loves to make things clean. If it spots something dirty, it will wipe and polish it with its cottony wings. If its wings become dirty, this Pokémon finds a stream and showers itself.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #035
Sword Its cottony wings are full of air, making them light and fluffy to the touch. Swablu takes diligent care of its wings.
Shield Since Swablu looks like a cumulus cloud, foes can have a hard time finding it. Apparently its wings turned white over many generations.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 114 and 115
Emerald
Routes 114 and 115
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Pyrite Cave (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 211* (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Route 210
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 45 (Swarm)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Breed Altaria
Black 2 White 2
Route 14 and Abundant Shrine
Abundant Shrine (Hidden Grotto)*
Transfer from Dream Radar
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
Route 21 (Horde Encounter)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 114 and 115, Soaring in the sky
Sky Pillar (Horde Encounter)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Altaria
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Slippery Slope, Frostpoint Field, Giant's Bed, Path to the Peak, Giant's Foot, Frigid Sea, Three-Point Pass, Ballimere Lake
Slippery Slope, Frostpoint Field, Giant's Bed (Wanderer)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Box R&S
Gift at start*
Pinball: R&S
Wilderness (Sapphire Field)
Trozei!
Phobos Jet, Endless Level 5, Forever Level 5, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Freeze (1F-6F), Pitfall Valley (7F-12F), Joyous Tower (53F-59F), Remains Island (B7-B12)
Ranger
Sekra Range
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Blizzard Island (1F-20F), Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Blizzard Island (1F-20F), Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: Firebreathing Mountain
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Sweet, Light, and Fluffy, Magical Lake: Let's Sing a Song
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Sa
Shuffle
Isla Asul: Stage 34
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Wishing Star Tower (All Areas), Legend Terrain: Meteorite Parkland (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Jirachi Sea, Castform Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
BW Year of the Dragon Swablu Egg Japanese Japan 1 January 6 to February 5, 2012
BW Year of the Dragon Swablu Egg Korean Wi-Fi 1 August 23 to October 4, 2012
ORAS Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo Swablu Egg Japanese Region Japan 1 January 17 to March 1, 2015
ORAS Pokémon Center Hiroshima Swablu Egg All Japan 1 April 1 to 30, 2016
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu Japanese hide 5 May 30, 2003 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu English hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu French hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu German hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu Italian hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Swablu Spanish hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
310
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
044 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00——% 15
088 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
1212 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
1616 Round Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
2020 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
2424 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
2828 Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
3232 Cotton Guard Grass Status 0000 00——% 10
3636 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4040 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
4444 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swablu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swablu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06  TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM30  TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM60  TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR36  TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR92  TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swablu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swablu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
   
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
     Defog Flying Status —% 15
      
      
  
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
      
 
Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
    Haze Ice Status —% 30
      
      
  
Roost Flying Status —% 10
      
      
    
Tailwind Flying Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Swablu in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Swablu in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swablu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swablu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swablu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swablu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Heal Bell Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Mirror Move × Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 06060 100}}100% 5
III IV V VI VII Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Refresh × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 090}}90% 5
III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
III IV V VI VII Twister Dragon Special 04040 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swablu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swablu
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Water Sport Swablu δ (EX Dragon Frontiers 65)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.5%
Friend Area: Flyaway Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP They might look like cotton candy, but they're my wings.
26%-50% HP Oh, my goodness. There goes half my health already.
1%-25% HP No more... My pure white wings got filthy...
Level up I leveled up! My white wings are fluffier, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: H
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Flying
Poké Assist:  
Flying
Field move:  
(Gust ×1)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 40 Max. exp.: 60
Browser entry R-196
Swablu creates gusts to interfere with capture. It heads to whatever it notices.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.45 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 67 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Flying
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Flying
  Attack Power: 50 - 115   10

#043
 

Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Mega Boost+
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 128 Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 132
Egg Distance: 2 km Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement:   400
Fast Attacks: Peck, Astonish
Charged Attacks: Disarming Voice, Aerial Ace, Ice Beam

In Pokémon GO, Swablu can be obtained by completing 1/4 of the Special Research, Cotton-Winged Bird.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Swablu
 Normal  Flying 
 
Level 35
 
First evolution
Altaria
 Dragon  Flying 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Swablu images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Swablu is based on a bluebird combined with cotton or a cloud. It also shares traits more specifically with the ultramarine lorikeet. Behaviorally, it is similar to the Canada jay in that they are both given to sitting on people's heads.

Name origin

Swablu may be a combination of swab (referring to its cotton swab-like wings) and blue. Swa may also derive from swallow, a type of bird.

Tyltto may refer to Tyl—also known as Epsilon Draconis—a star in the constellation Draco, the Dragon. It may also be a reference to the play L'Oiseau Bleu (The Blue Bird) by Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck. The story is about two siblings, Mytyl and Tyltyl (ミチル Michiru and チルチル Chiruchiru in the Japanese translation of the play), who are tasked with finding the "blue bird of happiness."

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese チルット Tyltto From Tyl and Tyltyl
  French Tylton From Tyl and coton
  Spanish Swablu Same as English name
  German Wablu From Watte and blue
  Italian Swablu Same as English name
  Korean 파비코 Pavico From 파랑 parang and possibly a corruption of beak
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 青綿鳥 / 青绵鸟 Qīngmiánniǎo Literally "Blue cotton-flossed bird"


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