Swallow (move)

Swallow
のみこむ Swallow
Swallow IX.png
Swallow IX 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled one time this turn.

Swallow (Japanese: のみこむ Swallow) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

The Pokémon who are able to learn this move are also able to learn the related moves Stockpile and Spit Up, except Snorlax, Munchlax, Trubbish, Garbodor, and Guzzlord, which cannot learn Spit Up.

Effect

Generation III

This move will fail if the user has not used Stockpile. If Swallow is used after stockpiling, it recovers the user's HP depending on the number of times Stockpile was used:

  • 1× → 25% of the user's maximum HP
  • 2× → 50% of the user's maximum HP
  • 3× → 100% of the user's maximum HP

After Swallow is used, the stockpile count will be reset.

Swallow can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 1 bonus appeal point if Stockpile was used in the previous turn.

Generation IV

Swallow now removes any Defense and Special Defense boosts gained through Stockpile. However, it simply will say the effect wore off without showing stat changing, unlike Stockpile.

Generation V onwards

The Stockpile removal is now shown as a stat change. For each Stockpile that successfully changed a defensive stat, that stat will drop by two stages if the Pokémon has Simple at the time of using Swallow, rise by one stage if the Pokémon has Contrary at that time, or drop by one stage with any other ability. Stockpiles that did not result in stat changes (most likely because the stat was already maxed out) are not taken into account for this adjustment, but Stockpiles that resulted in stat changes which were later erased by a move such as Haze or Clear Smog are.

Swallow can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, giving an extra three appeal points if Stockpile was used in the prior turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Swallow, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Absorbs stockpiled power and restores HP.
FRLG The energy it built using Stockpile is absorbed to restore HP.
DPPtHGSSPBR The power stored using the move Stockpile is absorbed by the user to heal its HP.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The power stored using the move Stockpile is absorbed by the user to heal its HP. Storing more power heals more HP.
SV The power stored using the move Stockpile is absorbed by the user to restore its own HP. The more power is stored, the more HP is restored.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0023     Field Dragon 37 25 25 25 25 25 25
0024     Field Dragon 46 28 27 27 27 27 25
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy - - - - 25 12 12 12
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy - - - - - 1 1 1
0071    
 
Grass Grass 1FRLG 1 1 1 1 1 Rem.
0143     Monster Monster - - - - - 1 1 1
0171    
 
Water 2 Water 2 - 27 27 27 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
0279    
 
Water 1 Flying 33 38 38BW
39B2W2
39XY
33ORAS
33 28 28 28
0303    
 
Field Fairy 46 51 51 50XY
41ORAS
41 16 16
0316     Amorphous Amorphous 34 34 39 39XY
28ORAS
28 28 28
0317     Amorphous Amorphous 40 38 45 45XY
30ORAS
30 30 30
0345    
 
Water 3 Water 3 50 57 57 57XY
46ORAS
46 41 41
0346    
 
Water 3 Water 3 60 66 66 1, 66XY
52ORAS
52 43 43
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 27 30BW
32B2W2
32 32 24 24 24
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 27 32BW
34B2W2
34 34 24 24 24
0446     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 28 33 33 33 20 20 20
0455     Grass Grass 31 37 37 37 37
0568     Mineral Mineral 23 23 23 21
0569     Mineral Mineral 23 23 23 21
0631     Field Field 56 50 56 20
0775     Field Field 6 6
0799    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 5
0819     Field Field 15 15
0820     Field Field 15 15
0845    
 
Water 1 Flying 1 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0019  
Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0086     Water 1 Field - HGSS
0088     Amorphous Amorphous -
0088  
Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous *
0109     Amorphous Amorphous - -
0194    
 
Water 1 Field
0194  
Wooper
Paldean Form
 
 
Water 1 Field
0218     Amorphous Amorphous - -
0322    
 
Field Field - HGSS
0336     Field Dragon
0363    
 
Water 1 Field
0387     Monster Grass HGSS -
0422  
Shellos
All forms
  Water 1 Amorphous
0449     Field Field
0747    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0769    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0915     Field Field
0940    
 
Water 1 Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0747    
 
Water 1 Water 1 Easter Egg Mareanie
Korean Egg Mareanie
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Swallow restores the user's HP depending on the number of Stockpile boosts. The Stockpile boosts are reset to 0 after using this move. It is affected by Snatch.

In the Rescue Team and Explorers series, Swallow restores 20 HP after one Stockpile, 40 HP after two Stockpile boosts, and 80 HP after three Stockpile boosts. From Gates to Infinity, Swallow restores 25% of the user's max HP after one Stockpile, 50% after two Stockpile boosts, and 75% after three Stockpile boosts.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 15 - —% - User User -
MDTDS - - 15 - —% - User User -
BSL - - 15 - —% - User User -
MDGtI - - 13 50 —% - User User -
SMD - - 13 30 —% - User User -
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Description

Games Description
MDRB Restores the user's HP. The HP recovered depends on how often the move Stockpile was used before.
MDTDS Restores the user's HP. The amount depends on how many times Stockpile was used in advance.
BSL じぶんの HPがかいふくする わざ『たくわえる』で ためただけ かいふくりょうが ふえる
MDGtI It restores your HP. The more you stockpile using Stockpile, the more HP you restore.
SMD It restores your HP, and the more you stockpile using Stockpile, the more HP you restore.
MDRTDX Only the power stored using the move Stockpile is absorbed by the user to heal its HP. Storing more power heals more HP.


In the anime

 
Swalot


The user swallows the foe and holds it in its stomach.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Swalot swallows the opponent and holds it in its stomach.
Anthony's Swalot Deceit and Assist Debut


In the manga

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


  • Red's Victreebel was revealed to know Swallow on the official website, but it was never shown using the move.

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 吞下 Tānhah
Mandarin 吞下 Tūnxià
  Dutch Doorslik
  Finnish Nielaisu
  French Avale
  German Verzehrer
  Greek Κατάποση Katáposi
  Italian Introenergia
  Korean 꿀꺽 Kkulkkeok
Portuguese   Brazil Engolir
  Portugal Engolir
  Serbian Gutanje
  Spanish Tragar
  Vietnamese Nuốt Chửng


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.