Swellow (EX Ruby & Sapphire 46)

オオスバメ Ohsubame
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage
Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Taillow
Card name Swellow
Type Colorless
HP 70
retreat cost
English expansion EX Ruby & Sapphire
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 46/109
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Rare
Japanese card no. 040/055
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Swellow.

Swellow (Japanese: オオスバメ Ohsubame) is a Colorless-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It is part of the EX Ruby & Sapphire expansion.

Card text

Drive Off
Once during your turn (before your attack), if Swellow is your Active Pokémon, you may switch 1 of the Defending Pokémon with 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokémon. Your opponent picks the Benched Pokémon to switch. This power can't be used if Swellow is affected by a Special Condition.
   Wing Attack

e-Reader data

Initial prints of this card have the ID H-32-#. The Dot Code strip contains Pokédex information, a TCG glossary snippet, and a brief area summary for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

Pokédex data

Swellow - Swallow Pokémon
No. Height Weight
026 2'04" (0.7 m) 44.0 lbs. (19.8 kg)
Pokédex entry
Swellow flies high above our heads, making graceful arcs in the sky. This Pokémon dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. The hapless prey is tightly grasped by Swellow's clawed feet, preventing escape.

Release information

Subsequent prints of this card included in the EX Battle Stadium Deck Kit, as well as the Gardevoir EX Master Trainer Deck, lack the e-Reader Dot Code strip and feature a normal border following the cessation of TCG support for the e-Reader starting with the EX Hidden Legends expansion.



Wing Attack is a move in the Pokémon games that Swellow can learn. This card's e-Reader Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Ruby.

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