Swalot (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Gulpin #316: Gulpin
Pokémon
#318: Carvanha Carvanha
Swalot
Poison Bag Pokémon
マルノーム
Marunoom
#317
Swalot



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Liquid Ooze or Sticky Hold Cacophony
Cacophony
Gluttony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Swalot
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Weight
176.4 lbs. 80.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
168
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
163
V+
Leveling rate
Fluctuating
EV yield
Total: 2
Swalot
2
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Swalot (Japanese: マルノーム Marunoom) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Gulpin starting at level 26.

Biology

Swalot is a tall, purple, amorphous Pokémon. It has red, beady eyes and yellow whiskers. A female Swalot has shorter whiskers than a male. It has puckered lips and can fit an automobile tire in its mouth. Its hands have three fingers. It has a single row of black rhombi running across its midsection, and it can expand and contract its body at will.

Swalot is capable of swallowing anything whole and can digest anything except its own stomach lining. It covers prey and opponents with a powerful poison. It likes eating poisoned and poisonous things. It lives in grasslands and savannas.

In the anime

 
Swalot in the anime

Major appearances

Swalot debuted in Deceit and Assist, under the ownership of Anthony. He had been training it since it was a Gulpin. It was used to compete in the Grand Festival, during which it battled May and lost.

In From Brags to Riches, Dominick used a Swalot and Tropius in a battle against Ash, where they battled Corphish and Torkoal. However, Corphish ultimately managed to defeat Swalot.

In Lost Leader Strategy!, Reggie used a Swalot in his battle against Ash. It battled Staravia and was able to defeat it.

Minor appearances

In All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go!, a Swalot competed in the Pokémon Dress-Up Contest, being painted to look like a Grimer.

A Trainer's Swalot appeared in Summer of Discovery!.

In Crowning the Chow Crusher!, a Sailor's Swalot competed in the Pokémon Grand Eating Contest.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG122 Swalot Ash's Pokédex Swalot, the Poison Bag Pokémon. Swalot has a body that can expand and contract at will, and can swallow anything whole.
AG127 Swalot May's Pokédex Swalot, the Poison Bag Pokémon. Swalot covers any prey it encounters in powerful poison, and then swallows it whole.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP066 Swalot Ash's Pokédex Swalot, the Poison Bag Pokémon, and the evolved form of Gulpin. Swalot sprays a powerful poison onto its opponents from its pores.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In Swanky Showdown with Swalot, a Swalot fought Lucy and Spenser. Although it seemingly won using a Hyper Beam after putting the former's Seviper to sleep, the serpent awoke using its Shed Skin ability and counterattacked with a Dig maneuver, defeating it.

The Battle Tower rented a Swalot, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII.

In a flashback in Innocent Scientist, a Swalot was trained by the International Police.

Team Flare Grunts own multiple Swalot, which first appeared in PS581.

In the TCG

Main article: Swalot (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#096
Kanto
#—
Ruby When Swalot spots prey, it spurts out a hideously toxic fluid from its pores and sprays the target. Once the prey has weakened, this Pokémon gulps it down whole with its cavernous mouth.
Sapphire Swalot has no teeth, so what it eats, it swallows whole, no matter what. Its cavernous mouth yawns widely. An automobile tire could easily fit inside this Pokémon's mouth.
Emerald Its powerful stomach acid is capable of digesting almost anything. The one thing in the whole world a Swalot can't digest is its own stomach.
FireRed It can swallow a tire whole in one gulp. It secretes a horribly toxic fluid from the pores on its body.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It gulps anything that fits in its mouth. Its special enzymes can dissolve anything.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
White
Black 2 It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #099
Hoenn
#101
X It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
Y It gulps anything that fits in its mouth. Its special enzymes can dissolve anything.
Omega Ruby When Swalot spots prey, it spurts out a hideously toxic fluid from its pores and sprays the target. Once the prey has weakened, this Pokémon gulps it down whole with its cavernous mouth.
Alpha Sapphire Swalot has no teeth, so what it eats, it swallows whole, no matter what. Its cavernous mouth yawns widely. An automobile tire could easily fit inside this Pokémon's mouth.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It swallows anything whole. It sweats toxic fluids from its follicles to douse foes.
Shining Pearl


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Gulpin
Emerald
Evolve Gulpin
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Gulpin
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Gulpin
Platinum
Evolve Gulpin
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Evolve Gulpin
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Route 9 (Swarm)
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Poison)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Gulpin
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Gulpin
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Gulpin
Trozei!
Secret Storage 16, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Gulpin
Ranger
Fiore Temple
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Marine Resort (9F-19F)
MD Sky
Marine Resort (9F-19F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Misty Edgewater (post-ending)
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Launch to Victory!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Fr
Shuffle
Castle Noapte: Stage 124
Blau Salon: Stage 429
Rumble World
Black Realm: Obsidian Shrine (All Areas), Plasma Tundra: Endless Cave (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal, Mimikyu SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Barren Badlands


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black 2 White 2   Big Pearl (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
73
70 - 137 135 - 269
83
79 - 148 153 - 291
73
70 - 137 135 - 269
83
79 - 148 153 - 291
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total:
467
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
1/2
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/16 ★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Swalot is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
011 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 08080% 5
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
011 Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 09090% 40
011 Sludge Poison Special 06565 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
055 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
088 Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 09090% 40
1010 Sludge Poison Special 06565 100100% 20
1212 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
1717 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100100% 20
2020 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
2525 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
3030 Stockpile Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3030 Spit Up Normal Special 0000 100100% 10
3030 Swallow Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3737 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100100% 10
4242 Gastro Acid Poison Status 0000 100100% 10
4949 Belch Poison Special 120120 09090% 10
5454 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 —% 20
6161 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swalot
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swalot
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03  TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM06  TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM09  TM09 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM13  TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM26  TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM36  TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM64  TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83  TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM85  TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swalot
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swalot
  • 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 
   Acid Armor Poison Status —% 20
      
   
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
      
   
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
     Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120 80% 5
     Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
       Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
       Smog Poison Special 30 70% 20
   Venom Drench Poison Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Swalot 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 Swalot in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swalot
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swalot
  • 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 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swalot
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swalot
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swalot
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swalot
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Poison Swamp
Phrases
51%-100% HP I eat everything in one gulp. It doesn't matter how big!
26%-50% HP I'm getting worried. My health is down about halfway.
1%-25% HP I'm exhausted... There isn't any poison left in me...
Level up I leveled up! My toxins grew more powerful, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist:  
Poison
Field move: None
Loops: 11 Min. exp.: 68 Max. exp.: 98
Browser entry R-189
When Swalot cries and opens its mouth wide, it spits up a huge volume of poison.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.98 seconds Base HP: 59
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Poison
  Attack Power: 60 - 125   15

#128
 

Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Relentless
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 225 Base Attack: 140 Base Defense: 159
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Rock Smash, Infestation
Charged Attacks: Gunk Shot, Sludge Bomb, Ice Beam, Acid Spray*
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #233
This greedy glutton can swallow almost anything whole—and digest it, too. Swalot loves to eat poisonous things, so a toxic swamp is like an endless buffet to it.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Gulpin
 Poison 
 
Level 26
 
First evolution
Swalot
 Poison 


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
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Swalot images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Swalot is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 467.
  • The illustrator of Pokémon Adventures, Satoshi Yamamoto, uses Swalot to represent himself in the volume's comment boxes.

Origin

Swalot may be based on a myriad of various organs or glands, such as a stomach, a gallbladder, or a single, giant poison gland. It may also be based upon a generic organism that uses pseudopodia. Its general shape resembles a slug.

Name origin

Swalot may be a combination of swallow and a lot.

Marunoom may be derived from 丸呑み marunomi (swallowing whole).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese マルノーム Marunoom From 丸呑み marunomi
  French Avaltout From avale tout
  Spanish Swalot Same as English name
  German Schlukwech From schlucken and weg
  Italian Swalot Same as English name
  Korean 꿀꺽몬 Koolkkokmon From 꿀꺽꿀꺽 kkulkkeok-kkulkkeok and monster
  Mandarin Chinese 吞食獸 / 吞食兽 Tūnshíshòu From 吞食 tūnshí and 獸 / 兽 shòu
  Cantonese Chinese 吞食獸 Tānsihksau From 吞食 tānsihk and sau


External links


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