Swirlix (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Swirlix
Cotton Candy Pokémon
ペロッパフ
Peroppafu
#684
Swirlix



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fairy Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sweet Veil Cacophony
Cacophony
Unburden
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
200 (36.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Fairy
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
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Weight
7.7 lbs. 3.5 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
68
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
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0
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
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Swirlix (Japanese: ペロッパフ Peroppafu) is a Fairy-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves into Slurpuff when traded while holding a Whipped Dream.

Biology

 
Swirlix with both of its feet visible

Swirlix is a small, round Pokémon covered with fluffy white fur. It has reddish-pink eyes with white pupils, round ears with light pink tips, a tiny reddish pink nose, and is often seen with its tongue poking out of the corner of its mouth. In between its ears is a more prominent tuft of fur. Poking out of the bottom of its fur is its light pink tail. Its feet are usually tucked up in its fur, but when they are visible, they are seen to be a light pink and have three toes.

Swirlix only eats sweets, which makes its fur as sticky as cotton candy. Its fur is said to smell like cotton candy. It can entangle its opponents with white sticky thread. The amount of sugar it eats is equal to its weight. It is known to become grumpy if it doesn't eat enough sugar.

In the anime

Main series

 
Swirlix in the anime

Major appearances

Five Swirlix appeared in A Battle by Any Other Name!. They attacked Serena and Fennekin after believing they were the ones who stole all of the Berries in their forest. The misunderstanding was eventually resolved when Team Rocket was revealed to be the true culprits.

A Swirlix appeared in a flashback in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, under the ownership of Raleigh. It was revealed to have evolved into a Slurpuff prior to the events of the movie.

Minor appearances

Swirlix debuted in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Swirlix made a cameo appearance in A PokéVision of Things to Come!.

A Swirlix made a cameo appearance in The Bonds of Evolution!.

A Swirlix made a cameo appearance in The Cave of Trials!.

Two Swirlix appeared in Summer of Discovery!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer and the other under the ownership of Shauna. The former was one of the Pokémon that participated in the Pokémon Summer Camp, while the latter was only seen on a Pokévision video icon. The first Swirlix reappeared in Foggy Pokémon Orienteering! and Battling Into the Hall of Fame!.

A Performer's Swirlix appeared in A Showcase Debut!, where it participated in the Coumarine Showcase. It appeared again in Master Class Choices!, where it was used in the Fleurrh Showcase.

A Swirlix made a cameo appearance in The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination!.

A Trainer's Swirlix appeared in Confronting the Darkness!.

A Swirlix appeared in Lights! Camera! Pika!, under the ownership of Frank. Frank used Swirlix alongside Heliolisk and Magnemite to provide the lighting whilst filming his movies.

A Trainer's Swirlix appeared in Performing with Fiery Charm!.

A Trainer's Swirlix appeared in A Performance Pop Quiz!.

A Trainer's Swirlix appeared in Performing a Pathway to the Future!.

A Trainer's Swirlix appeared in The First Day of the Rest of Your Life!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY026 Swirlix Ash's Pokédex Swirlix, the Cotton Candy Pokémon. Swirlix only eats sweets, making its fur as sticky as cotton candy.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Swirlix appeared in The Gathering of Stars.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In PS550, a Trainer's Swirlix fled when Xerneas and Yveltal clashed in Vaniville Town.

In the TCG

Main article: Swirlix (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Swirlix appears as a Poké Ball summon in both versions of the game. It uses Cotton Spore to slow down nearby opponents.

 
Swirlix trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Swirlix also appears as a trophy in both versions of the game.

Trophy information

NA: Swirlix, a Fairy-type Pokémon, has a serious sweet tooth. However, all those sweets make its fur really sticky. If you trade a Swirlix while it holds Whipped Dream, it'll evolve into a Slurpuff. In Smash Bros., Swirlix likes to use Cotton Spore. Getting hit by this attack will seriously slow you down.

PAL: Swirlix has a serious sweet tooth - it eats so many sweets that even its fur is sticky and sweet. Not that you should try eating its fur. In this game, it'll use Cotton Spore to slow down all of the other fighters. See? Definitely not edible. Fun fact: if you trade Swirlix while it's holding a Whipped Dream, it'll evolve!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Swirlix returns as a Pokémon summoned from the Poké Ball, retaining the same behavior from the previous game.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Central #131
Hoenn
#—
X To entangle its opponents in battle, it extrudes white threads as sweet and sticky as cotton candy.
Y Because it eats nothing but sweets, its fur is as sticky sweet as cotton candy.
Omega Ruby To entangle its opponents in battle, it extrudes white threads as sweet and sticky as cotton candy.
Alpha Sapphire Because it eats nothing but sweets, its fur is as sticky sweet as cotton candy.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#210
Sword It eats its own weight in sugar every day. If it doesn't get enough sugar, it becomes incredibly grumpy.
Shield The sweet smell of cotton candy perfumes Swirlix's fluffy fur. This Pokémon spits out sticky string to tangle up its enemies.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X
Route 7, Friend Safari (Fairy)
Y
Friend Safari (Fairy)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword
Route 5, Glimwood Tangle, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness
Rolling Fields, Bridge Field, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage (Max Raid Battle)
Shield
Trade


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Blade-and-Shield Path: Stage 6
Shuffle
Night Festival: Stage 27
Event: Special Daily Pokémon (Third release; Winking)
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Pixie Glen (All Areas)
Picross
Area 09: Stage 01
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Snorlax Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Zygarde Sea, Greninja Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
62
122 - 169 234 - 328
48
47 - 110 90 - 214
66
63 - 129 123 - 254
59
57 - 122 110 - 238
57
55 - 119 107 - 234
49
48 - 111 92 - 216
Total:
341
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.


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
033 Play Nice Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
066 Fairy Wind Fairy Special 04040 100100% 30
099 Aromatherapy Grass Status 0000 00——% 5
1212 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100100% 10
1515 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
1818 Round Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
2121 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
2424 Cotton Spore Grass Status 0000 100100% 40
2727 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100100% 10
3030 Wish Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
3333 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
3636 Cotton Guard Grass Status 0000 00——% 10
3939 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swirlix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swirlix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM29  TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM47  TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM87  TM87 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR11  TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR17  TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR92  TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swirlix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swirlix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
       After You Normal Status —% 15
     Copycat Normal Status —% 20
  Sticky Web Bug Status —% 20
   Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Swirlix 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 Swirlix in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swirlix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swirlix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Misty Explosion Fairy Special 100 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swirlix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swirlix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VI VII Belly Drum Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Gastro Acid Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 10
VI VII Heal Bell Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VI VII Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swirlix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swirlix
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fairy
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Fairy
  Attack Power: 50 - 115   10

#070
 

Opportunist
Rarely increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Flash Mob
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Fairy
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#070
 

Block Smash+
Sometimes clears three unbreakable-block disruptions.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 158 Base Attack: 109 Base Defense: 119
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:  50
+   Give your buddy 25 treats
Fast Attacks: Tackle
Charged Attacks: Draining Kiss, Energy Ball

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Swirlix
 Fairy 
  +  
Trade
while holding Whipped Dream
 
First evolution
Slurpuff
 Fairy 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
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
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Swirlix images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Swirlix may be based on cotton candy, previously known as fairy floss (a name still used in Australia), which may be the inspiration for its type. The way Swirlix entangles foes in its sticky threads may be a reference to European folktales in which eating fairy food traps mortals in the fairy realm. Considering its lolling tongue, nose, ear-like circular "bumps" on its head, and its tail, it may also be based on a dog, more specifically a Bichon Frise or poodle. Its white body and pink, ear-like bumps may also reference folk beliefs that one can distinguish a fairy dog by its white fur and red ears.

Name origin

Swirlix may be a combination of swirl and a corruption of licks.

Peroppafu may be a combination of ペロペロ peropero (onomatopoeic sound for licking) and puff.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ペロッパフ Peroppafu From ペロペロ peropero and puff
  French Sucroquin From sucre and coquin
  Spanish Swirlix Same as English name
  German Flauschling From Flauschig and -ling
  Italian Swirlix Same as English name
  Korean 나룸퍼프 Narumpeopeu From 낼름낼름 naelleum'naelleum and puff
  Cantonese Chinese 綿綿泡芙 Mìhnmìhnpóuhfùh From 棉花糖 mìhnfātóng, 綿 mìhn, and 泡芙 póuhfùh
  Mandarin Chinese 綿綿泡芙 Miánmiánpàofú From 棉花糖 miánhuātáng, 綿 mián, and 泡芙 pàofú


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