Swallow (move)

Swallow
のみこむ Swallow
Swallow VIII.png
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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 part of a Pokémon Contest combination, giving an extra appeal point if Stockpile was used in the prior 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
SwSh
The power stored using the move Stockpile is absorbed by the user to heal its HP. Storing more power heals more HP.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon 37 25 25 25 25
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon 46 28 27 27 27
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy 25 12
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy 1
071   Victreebel
 
 
Grass Grass 1FRLG 1 1 1 1
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster 1
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 27 27 27 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying 33 38 38BW
39B2W2
39XY
33ORAS
33 28
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy 46 51 51 50XY
41ORAS
41 16
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous 34 34 39 39XY
28ORAS
28
317   Swalot
  Amorphous Amorphous 40 38 45 45XY
30ORAS
30
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 50 57 57 57XY
46ORAS
46 41
346   Cradily
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 60 66 66 1, 66XY
52ORAS
52 43
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 27 30BW
32B2W2
32 32 24
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 27 32BW
34B2W2
34 34 24
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 28 33 33 33 20
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass 31 37 37 37
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral 23 23 23 21
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral 23 23 23 21
631   Heatmor
  Field Field 56 50 56 20
775   Komala
  Field Field 6
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 5
819   Skwovet
  Field Field 15
820   Greedent
  Field Field 15
845   Cramorant
 
 
Water 1 Flying 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 Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field HGSS
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field HGSS
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon
363   Spheal
 
 
Water 1 Field
387   Turtwig
  Monster Grass HGSS
422   Shellos
  Water 1 Amorphous
449   Hippopotas
  Field Field
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
769   Sandygast
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
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
747   Mareanie
 
 
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Swallow has 15PP. The move restores 20 HP after one Stockpile, 40 HP after two Stockpile boosts, and 80 HP after three Stockpile boosts. The Stockpile boosts are reset to 0 after using this move. It is affected by Snatch and Taunt.

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.

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 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 were revealed to know Swallow on the official web site, but they were 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



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