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Marshtomp #259: Marshtomp
Pokémon
#261: Poochyena Poochyena
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Swampert (disambiguation).
Swampert
Mud Fish Pokémon
ラグラージ
Laglarge
#260
Swampert
Swampert
Mega Swampert
Mega Swampert



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Ground
Unknown Unknown
Mega Swampert
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Torrent
Swampert
Cacophony
Mega Swampert
Cacophony
Damp
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Swift Swim
Mega Swampert
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Swampert
6'03" 1.9 m
Mega Swampert
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
180.6 lbs. 81.9 kg
Swampert
224.9 lbs. 102.0 kg
Mega Swampert
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Swampertite [[|]]
Base experience yield
210
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
241
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Swampert
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Swampert
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
Mega Swampert
Footprint
F260.png None.png
Mega Swampert
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Swampert (Japanese: ラグラージ Laglarge) is a dual-type Water/Ground Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Marshtomp starting at level 36. It is the final form of Mudkip.

Swampert can Mega Evolve into Mega Swampert using the Swampertite.

Contents

Biology

Swampert is a large amphibian-like creature with a primarily cobalt-blue body and four limbs, including two long forelimbs and short, thickset back legs. Swampert is nominally bipedal, able to stand on its three-toed feet, but on land, it generally assumes a posture crouched over on all fours. It has orange conical gills that protrude from round patches on either side of its face. Two large fan-like black fins extend from the top of its orange eyes to the back of its head. Similarly, a black fan-like tail fin extends upward from its tail-end. Swampert has a white underside as well as orange ridged padding on its forearms and thighs.

Swampert boasts the physical strength to easily drag a boulder weighing more than a ton, batter down opponents, and swim faster than a jet ski. It has keen eyesight, enabling it to see in murky waters. Swampert also has the ability to predict storms, sensing subtle differences in the sounds of waves and tidal winds with its fins. When a storm is approaching, Swampert will pile up boulders to protect its nest. It makes its nests on beautiful beaches.

As Mega Swampert, this Pokémon gains considerable bulk. Its upper body and arms become more muscular, bulging compared to its squat lower body. The orange padding on Swampert's thighs vanish, but it gains two additional patches of orange padding on each wrist and another patch on each shoulder. This padding and its gills become a darker, redder shade of orange, while the gills are now larger and bulbous, with filaments extending past its mouth. The black fins on its head are thicker and now extend down past its shoulders. The black tail fin is still shaped like an upward-turned fan, but it now forms a short ridge that extends up to this Pokémon's forehead, flanked on either side by the aforementioned head-fins. The digits on Mega Swampert's "hands" take on a black color and now feature better defined articulations. According to the anime, Mega Swampert fills the organs on its back with air before diving underwater or battling; it uses that pressure to increase the power of its punches.

In the anime

In the main series

Swampert in the anime

Major appearances

In Abandon Ship!, Tommy's Marshtomp was revealed to have evolved into a Swampert while living in an abandoned ship ever since it was accidentally separated from Tommy. Since then, it believed that Tommy had abandoned it. When Ash and his friends arrived on the abandoned ship and ran into Tommy, Swampert abducted them one by one and trapped them in the webbing of its Spinarak partner until only Ash, Brock, Tommy, and Pikachu were left. After Swampert's memory was rehabilitated, the two officially reunited.

In Saved by the Beldum, Morrison introduced his Swampert to Ash and his friends. He then used it in a battle against Ash's Corphish, which resulted in a tie.

In Tactics Theatrics!!, Tucker used a Swampert and an Arcanine to battle Ash's Corphish and Swellow in a Double Battle at the Battle Dome.

In Leading a Stray!, a Swampert was aggressively defending its territory while Ash and his friends helped a Wailmer trapped in the sewers. It was eventually defeated by Ash's Grotle.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Swampert that can Mega Evolve was under the control of Levi and Cherie's Mega Wave. Swampert battled Ash's Pikachu, Talonflame, and Clemont's Chespin. It was later freed from their control when Alva's Mega Wave Crystal was destroyed.

Minor appearances

In Delcatty Got Your Tongue, a Coordinator's Swampert competing in a past Grand Festival was defeated by Dr. Abby's Skitty.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, Brendan used a Swampert to battle Rebecca's Tyranitar.

A Coordinator's Swampert appeared in Deceit and Assist.

A Trainer's Swampert appeared in a fantasy in Like a Meowth to a Flame.

In a flashback in Mutiny in the Bounty!, a Swampert became one of J's bounties.

In One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, a student used a Swampert provided by the Pokémon Summer Academy for the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.

A Swampert that can Mega Evolve into Mega Swampert appeared in the ending segment of Mega Evolution Special II.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG032 Swampert Ash's Pokédex Swampert, the Mud Fish Pokémon. Swampert is the evolved form of Marshtomp. It is able to easily drag large stone weighing over one ton. It is also able to see through cloudy waters and detect approaching storms with its fin.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP109 Swampert Ash's Pokédex Swampert, the Mud Fish Pokémon. Swampert is a powerful Pokémon that can drag even a large ship, as well as inflict critical damage to its enemies with one blow.

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

Swampert in the animated trailer
Mega Swampert in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, May's Swampert evolved from a Mudkip and Marshtomp. It was also capable of Mega Evolving.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Similar to his anime counterpart, Morrison owns a Swampert. It appeared in A Clash Of Wills!! Eternal Rivals?!.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Mumu

Ruby's Marshtomp evolved into Swampert in Master Class with Masquerain from his concussive battles throughout the Ruby & Sapphire chapter. With his increased strength and knowledge of the moves Muddy Water and the previously known Earthquake, he proved to be a formidable battler and driving force of the double team of the boy and Sapphire against Maxie and Archie. He also appeared on Ruby's active team in the Emerald chapter, but didn't participate in the battle with Emerald's Sceptile. In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter, he has obtained a Swampertite; with it he can Mega Evolve into Mega Swampert.

A Mega Swampert appeared in a fantasy in Omega Alpha Adventure 2.

Mega Swampert in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Tucker owns a Swampert, as seen in Introducing the Frontier Brains!.

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom manga

Omega's Marshtomp evolved into Swampert.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

A Swampert appeared in A Visitor From Outer Space?!, under the ownership of a Pokémon hunter.

In the Pokémon Ranger -The 1st Mission- manga

A Swampert appeared in Pokémon Ranger -The 1st Mission-.

In the TCG

Main article: Swampert (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#009
Kanto
#—
Ruby Swampert is very strong. It has enough power to easily drag a boulder weighing more than a ton. This Pokémon also has powerful vision that lets it see even in murky water.
Sapphire Swampert predicts storms by sensing subtle differences in the sounds of waves and tidal winds with its fins. If a storm is approaching, it piles up boulders to protect itself.
Emerald If it senses the approach of a storm and a tidal wave, it protects its seaside nest by piling up boulders. It swims as fast as a jet ski.
FireRed Its arms are rock-hard. With one swing, they can batter down its foe. It makes its nests at beautiful beaches.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It can swim while towing a large ship. It bashes down foes with a swing of its thick arms.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its arms are hard as rock. With one swing, it can break a boulder into pieces.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It can swim while towing a large ship. It bashes down foes with a swing of its thick arms.
White
Black 2 It can swim while towing a large ship. It bashes down foes with a swing of its thick arms.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#009
X Its arms are hard as rock. With one swing, it can break a boulder into pieces.
Y It can swim while towing a large ship. It bashes down foes with a swing of its thick arms.
Omega Ruby Swampert is very strong. It has enough power to easily drag a boulder weighing more than a ton. This Pokémon also has powerful vision that lets it see even in murky water.
Alpha Sapphire Swampert predicts storms by sensing subtle differences in the sounds of waves and tidal winds with its fins. If a storm is approaching, it piles up boulders to protect itself.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Marshtomp
Emerald
Evolve Marshtomp
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Marshtomp
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Marshtomp
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Marshtomp
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Marshtomp
Trozei!
Endless Level 56, Forever Level 6, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Western Cave (79F-88F)
Ranger
Lyra Forest
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Lake Afar (B20F-B24F)
MD Sky
Lake Afar (B20F-B24F)
MD Stormy
Evolve Marshtomp
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Soothing Shore (post-ending)
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected Land, Variety Battle: A Battle in the Tower,
Challenge Battle: Open Entry Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 2
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX13
Rumble World
Plasma Tundra: Misty Moor (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 27: Stage 07
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW JR Kyushu Train Station Swampert Japanese Japan 50 March 17 to April 1, 2012

Stats

Base stats

Swampert
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
535
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.

Mega Swampert
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
635
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
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Swampert's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Bubble Swampert (POP Series 1 5)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS260.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani260.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -33.9%
Friend Area: Peanut Swamp
Phrases
51%-100% HP One swing of my arms will shatter foes!
26%-50% HP Watch out. So far, my health has slipped to half.
1%-25% HP I'm drained... There's not a bit of power left...
Level up Hah! I got my level up! My arms have turned harder!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 260.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: Soak fm.pngSoak fm.pngSoak fm.png
(Soak ×3)
Loops: 10 Min. exp.: 88 Max. exp.: 158
Browser entry R-013
Swampert attacks by gushing blasts of water from its mouth like a waterfall.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Soak 3 field move.png
(Soak ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ground Assist.png
Ground
Field move:
(past)
Soak 1 field move.png
(Soak ×1)
Browser entry R-097/N-137
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush260Body.png Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 59
Base Attack: 81 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT260.png

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Swampertite Sprite.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#097
Shuffle260.png
Shuffle260M.png

Hitting Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.
Skill Swapper: Swap++
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 6
Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Swampert.
Pokémon GO
GO260.png Base Stamina: 225 Base Attack: 208 Base Defense: 175
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Mud Shot, Water Gun
Charged Attacks: Earthquake, Sludge Wave, Surf, Muddy Water*, Hydro Cannon, Frustration, Return

Evolution

258Mudkip.png
Unevolved
Mudkip
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 16
259Marshtomp.png
First evolution
Marshtomp
 Water  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 36
260Swampert.png
Second evolution
Swampert
 Water  Ground 

Forms

Mega Evolutions

Default
Swampert
Swampert
Swampert
 Water  Ground 

Swampertite
Swampertite


Held Swampertite
Swampert
Mega Swampert
Swampert
 Water  Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 260.png Spr b 3r 260.png Spr 3e 260.png Spr b 3r 260.png Spr 3r 260.png Spr b 3r 260.png
Spr 3r 260 s.png Spr b 3r 260 s.png Spr 3e 260 s.png Spr b 3r 260 s.png Spr 3r 260 s.png Spr b 3r 260 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 260.png Spr b 4d 260.png Spr 4d 260.png Spr b 4p 260.png Spr 4d 260.png Spr b 4p 260.png
Spr 4d 260 s.png Spr b 4d 260 s.png Spr 4d 260 s.png Spr b 4d 260 s.png Spr 4d 260 s.png Spr b 4d 260 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 260.png Spr b 5b 260.png Spr 5b 260.png Spr b 5b 260.png
Spr 5b 260 s.png Spr b 5b 260 s.png Spr 5b 260 s.png Spr b 5b 260 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 260.png Spr b 6x 260.png Spr 6x 260.png Spr b 6x 260.png
Spr 6o 260M.png Spr b 6o 260M.png
Spr 6x 260 s.png Spr b 6x 260 s.png Spr 6x 260 s.png Spr b 6x 260 s.png
Front Back Spr 6o 260M s.png Spr b 6o 260M s.png
Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 260.png Spr b 7s 260.png Spr 7s 260.png Spr b 7s 260.png
Spr 7s 260M.png Spr b 7s 260M.png Spr 7s 260M.png Spr b 7s 260M.png
Spr 7s 260 s.png Spr b 7s 260 s.png Spr 7s 260 s.png Spr b 7s 260 s.png
Spr 7s 260M s.png Spr b 7s 260M s.png Spr 7s 260M s.png Spr b 7s 260M s.png
Front Back Front Back
260MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Swampert images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Swampert has the highest base stat total of all evolved starter Pokémon.
  • Mega Swampert is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 635.
  • Swampert and its pre-evolved form are the only starter Pokémon to have a 4× weakness against another starter type.

Origin

Like its pre-evolved forms, Swampert is based on the mudpuppy, axolotl, mudskipper, or possibly the gilled African lungfish.

Name origin

Swampert may be a combination of swamp and rampart or expert, or a corruption of the word earth.

Laglarge may be a combination of lagoon and large (referring to its size). It may also involve lag, as in "to lag behind," due to its size and weight.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ラグラージ Laglarge From lagoon and large
France Flag.png French Laggron From lagon and gronder, gros, or ground
Spain Flag.png Spanish Swampert Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Sumpex From Sumpf and Rex or expert
Italy Flag.png Italian Swampert Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 대짱이 Daejjangi Combination of and corruption of 장이
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 巨沼怪 Geuihjíugwaai Literally "Giant swamp monster"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 巨沼怪 Jùzhǎoguài Literally "Giant swamp monster"


Related articles

External links


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