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[[File:Type Normal/Flying.gif|link=Normal/Flying type]]  
Species Tiny Bird Pokémon
Abilities Keen Eye
Sniper (Dream World)
None ← 021 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Fearow]]
(オニスズメ Onisuzume)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Brown>Brown</font>
Shape Footprint
Spearow (Japanese: オニスズメ Onisuzume) is a small Normal/Flying-type Bird Pokémon with short wings and a stubby beak. It is noted for being frail. It eats insects in grassy areas by flushing them out with its wings, and plucking at them with its beak.



Spearow are mostly brown, with slightly pinkish red wings. Its shoulders are black, but rarely visible due to its plumage. Spearow have a brown underbelly and noticeably large feet and talons. The feathers on its head are somewhat ruffled, giving Spearow what looks like a "spiky head." Its tail feathers and head plumage are both a dark shade of brown.


They eat insects in grassy areas by flushing them out with their stubby wings, and plucking at them with their beaks. Spearow are very territorial, constantly buzzing about and calling with a loud cry that can be heard from half a mile away. This cry serves to scare away predators and to keep in touch with other Spearow, though the latter is reserved as an alarm to its kind.

Special Abilities

They are noted for being frail, for which they make up for with their "Mirror Move" ability.


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In the anime

In the very first episode of the animated series (Pokémon, I Choose You!), series protagonist Ash Ketchum attempts to capture a Spearow right outside his hometown, Pallet Town, without his Pikachu's help; he only angers the Pokémon by hurling a pebble at it. Spearow calls out to its large flock, which pursue Ash and Pikachu. Pikachu eventually disperses the flock with massive Thunder, upon witnessing Ash's willingness to sacrifice his safety for Pikachu's.[50] Ash must deal with the flock once more when he returns to Pallet Town, and realizes the Fearow leading the flock had been the Spearow he tried to catch.[51] The flock reappeared in a flashback to that episode Ash had in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In the manga

Professor Oak had a Spearow in the Pokémon Adventures manga. He used it against Green in their Pokémon League battle. It later evolved into Fearow.


Spearow evolves into Fearow at level 20.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Routes 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23 Common
Yellow Routes 3, 4, 9, 16, 18, 22 Common
Gold/Silver Routes 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 22, 33, 42, 46, Trees, Randy Common
Crystal Routes 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 22, 33, 42, 46, Trees, Randy Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Routes 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, Treasure Beach, Mt. Ember, Cape Brink, Ruin Valley, Water Path, Canyon Entrance Common
Diamond/Pearl Route 225, 226 Common
Platinum Route 225 Common
HeartGold/SoulSilver Routes 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 22, 33, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, Trees, Safari Zone, Azalea Town Common
Black/White Breed Fearow None

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 49, Endless Level 80, Forever Level 8, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Mt. Steel (1F-4F), Pitfall Valley (4F-9F), Remains Island (B9F-B13F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F), Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F)
Pokémon Ranger Kisara Plains
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Union Road, Peril Cliffs
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎

Pokédex entries



Generation I

Main article: Spearow/Learnset Generation I

Generation II

Main article: Spearow/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Spearow/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Spearow/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Peck 35 100% 35 [[Flying type|Flying]] [[Move#Physical Physical


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


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


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


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


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


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


37 Drill Peck 80 100% 20 [[Flying type|Flying]] [[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.


Instead of looking like a sparrow, like its name suggests, it appears to be based more on a falcon.

Name origin

  • English: "Spearow" comes from "S-pear" and "Spar-row."
  • Japanese: オニスズメ (onisuzume in Romaji) from the Japanese words Oni (鬼) and Suzume (雀) which means sparrow.



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