Fearow is a large, mostly brown bird Pokémon with a vulturine neck and broad, powerful wings. It has a large wingspan, an elongated neck, and a thin, long beak: all characteristics being a radical departure from its short-winged, stubby-beaked pre-evolved form, Spearow.
Fearow uses its great wings to catch air currents and effortlessly glide over large distances for as long as a day without having to land or rest. It flies high into the sky, and swoops down at its prey. By using a combination of its neck and beak, it has a long reach, allowing it to pluck bugs from the ground or easily pluck prey from soil or water as it swoops down. If it senses danger, it avoids it if possible.
In the anime
In one of Ash's adventures, the trainer tries to catch a large and stubborn Fearow. After this Fearow is found to be a leader of a huge flock of Spearow, Ash's Pidgeotto tries to protect him. After several failed attempts to defeat the Fearow, Pidgeotto evolves into Pidgeot. Pidgeot quickly routes the Fearow and its brood, but Ash is unable to catch it.
Jessie's Fearow was used in multiple episodes, usually beside Seviper, Cacnea and Dustox but it had a habit of pecking at her and was only on her team for 16 episodes before it got the boot. It is unknown when she caught it.
Fearow evolves from Spearow at level 20.
|Red/Blue||Routes 17, 18, 23||Uncommon|
|Yellow||Routes 9, 16, 17, 18, 23||Uncommon|
|Gold/Silver||Routes 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 22||Uncommon|
|Crystal||Routes 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 42||Uncommon|
|FireRed/LeafGreen||Routes 17, 18, 23, Treasure Beach, Kindle Road, Mt. Ember, Cape Brink, Water Path, Ruin Valley, Canyon Entrance, Sevault Canyon||Uncommon|
|Diamond/Pearl||Routes 225, 226, 227, Stark Mountain||Common|
|Platinum||Routes 225, 226, 227, Stark Mountain||Uncommon|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Routes 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 22, 47, 48, Safari Zone||Uncommon|
Side game locations
|Pokémon Trozei!||Secret Storage 18, Endless Level 23, Forever Level 23, Mr. Who's Den|
|Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team||Evolve Spearow|
|Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness||Mt. Travail (1-19F), Mt. Mistral (1-19F)|
|Pokémon Ranger||Kisara Plains|
|Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia||Haruba Desert|
|Pokémon Rumble||Windy Prairie|
Main article: Fearow/Learnset Generation I.
Main article: Fearow/Learnset Generation II.
Main article: Fearow/Learnset Generation III.
Main article: Fearow/Learnset Generation IV.
|Leveling Generation VI|
|1||Fury Attack||15||85%||20||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
|9||Fury Attack||15||85%||20||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
|17||Aerial Ace||60||-%||20||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
|23||Mirror Move||-||-%||20||[[Move#Status||Status ]]|
|47||Drill Peck||80||100%||20||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
|47||Drill Run||80||95%||10||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
| Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.|
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Fearow appears to be based on a bird species.
- English: Its name comes from Fear and Sparrow.
- Japanese: オニドリル (Onidoriru in Romaji) from the Japanese words Oni (鬼) and "drill".
- Fearow is the only non-Drill Run. -type Pokémon to know
- In Generation III, Fearow's pre-evolution, Spearow, knew Aerial Ace via level up, while Fearow didn't.
- Fearow, Sudowoodo, Skuntank, and Yanma weigh as much as the male protagonist of Generation IV.
- In the anime, Ash never managed to catch a Fearow. In a manga, he did.
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