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[[File:Type Normal/Flying.gif|link=Normal/Flying type]]  
Species Beak Pokémon
Abilities Keen Eye
Sniper (Dream World)
None ← 022 → None
Kanto N/A Johto 014
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From [[Spearow]]
Evolves Into None
(オニドリル Onidoriru)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Brown>Brown</font>
Shape Footprint

Fearow (Japanese: オニドリル Onidoriru) is a Normal/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.


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.

Special abilities

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

Rico&#039;s Fearow

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.

Gary's Fearow was seen in The Ties That Bind, however, this was on a screen, and not in person.

Skyler's Fearow was seen in The Big Balloon Blow-up.

Tyson's Fearow was seen in Talkin' Bout an Evolution and Rage of Innocence.

Rico's Fearow was seen in A Poached Ego!.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, Mewtwo used a Fearow to scout out strong trainers.


Fearow evolves from Spearow at level 20.

Game info

Game locations

Fearow Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
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
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
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
Black/White Route 15 Uncommon

Side game locations

Fearow Locations
Game(s) Location
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

Pokédex entries



Generation I

Main article: Fearow/Learnset Generation I.

Generation II

Main article: Fearow/Learnset Generation II.

Generation III

Main article: Fearow/Learnset Generation III.

Generation IV

Main article: Fearow/Learnset Generation IV.

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Pluck 60 100% 20 [[Flying type|Flying]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Peck 35 100% 35 [[Flying type|Flying]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Growl - 100% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


1 Leer - 100% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


1 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


5 Leer - 100% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


9 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


13 Pursuit 40 100% 20 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


17 Aerial Ace 60 -% 20 [[Flying type|Flying]] [[Move#Physical Physical


23 Mirror Move - -% 20 [[Flying type|Flying]] [[Move#Status Status


29 Agility - -% 30 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Status Status


35 Assurance 50 100% 10 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


41 Roost - -% 10 [[Flying type|Flying]] [[Move#Status Status


47 Drill Peck 80 100% 20 [[Flying type|Flying]] [[Move#Physical Physical


47 Drill Run 80 95% 10 [[Ground type|Ground]] [[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.

Name Origins

  • 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".




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