Taillow is the very first Pokémon that Ash caught in the Hoenn Region. In Pokemon GO Taillow has dual typing: normal and . It’s evolved form, Swellow shares the same type, but unfortunately comes with a laughable Max CP of 1747.
Its stats are low in all fields. Therefore, Taillow and Swellow are your typical catch-and-transfer Pokémon in Pokemon GO, just another Pokémon to fill in entries on the Pokédex.
Those birdies love both Partly Cloudy and Wind weather.
Position in the meta game
Swellow is not a great addition to Pokemon GO, and it wont appear in any of the tier lists. Its Max CP of 1747 is too low for pretty much anything, and has a rather low STA (120) and DEF (130) stats. Its mediocre ATK (185) does not really add much to its performance, especially due to it’s easily countered typing. It is not good for attacking almost any Raid Boss (Caterpie maybe).
So Swellow is basically yet another other Pokédex filler that have been oversold by the cartoon series.
Swellow Moves in Pokémon Go
Best moveset: Wing Attack/ Sky Attack
Swellow best moveset is a solid one, benefiting from STAB and with above average DPS. However, due to weak stats its another wasted potential.
Best quick move is Wing Attack since Steel Wing doesn’t benefit from STAB.
When it comes to charged moves Sky Attack outranks others simply because of very high DPS even though they all benefit from STAB.
Here are Swellow moves in Pokémon GO:
- Steel Wing steel (quick)
- Wing Attack (quick)
- Aerial Ace (charged, 3 bars)
- Sky Attack (charged, 2 bars)
- Brave Bird (charged, 1 bar)
Shiny Taillow and Swellow in Pokemon GO
A normal Taillow has dark blue feathers, red colored marking from its chest to its forehead, and a white belly. A normal Swellow also has dark blue feathers, red colored markings on its face down to its chest and a white belly.
In contrast, a shiny Taillow has green feathers, bright orange marking from its chest to its forehead, and a white belly. A shiny Swellow has green feathers, orange colored markings on its face down to its chest and a white belly.
In the Pokémon series, a shiny Swellow made a television appearance on the 359th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 85) titled, “Sky High Gym Battle!” When Ash battled with Fortree City Gym Leader Winona for his Feather Badge.
In the Anime
Taillow made its television debut on the 278th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 4) titled, “You can never Taillow”. Swellow was first seen it’s on the 320th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 46) titled, “Candid Camerupt”. On the other, Ash’s own Taillow evolved into a Swellow on the 354th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 80) titled, “That’s just Swellow”.