Swoobat's artwork for Pokémon Black and White.
Category Courting Pokémon
Original Region Unova
Generation 5
Pokémon Color Blue
Type(s) Psychic/Flying
Ability/ies Unaware, Klutz
(Hidden: Simple)
Average Height 2'11"
Average Weight 23.1 lbs.
Evolves From Woobat

Swoobat (Japanese: ココロモリ Kokoromori) is a dual-type Psychic/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Woobat when leveled up with high friendship.


Swoobat is a blue, bat-like Pokémon. It has fused, pointed ears with striated, lighter colored insides and a pink, heart-shaped snout with a single nostril. Two wide, rounded teeth are visible in its lower jaw. A mane of shaggy, light blue fur surrounds its neck. Its black wings have a claw at the joint, and its small black feet have three toes each. It has a bare, pink tail that is twisted with two short prongs at the tip.

Swoobat's nose can produce many different ultrasonic waves. When it shakes its tail vigorously, it is producing sound waves powerful enough to destroy concrete. In contrast, it produces waves during courtship that can gladden any who hear it. However using the powerful sound waves can leave Swoobat exhausted, being unable to fly for a period of time. In the anime, it is seen to hang from this tail rather than its feet as it sleeps. Swoobat's nose is considered be a symbol of good luck in certain regions. Swoobat and its pre-evolved form Woobat are the only known Pokémon capable of learning Simple Beam.


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  • Swoobat's evolutionary line has several similarities with Crobat's. All of the members of the lines are based on bats and reach their respective final evolutionary form by friendship.


Swoobat appears to based on a fruit bat and a heart-nosed bat.

Name origin

Swoobat may be a combination of swoon or swoop and bat. Its English name containing the English name of its pre-evolved form (Woobat) mirrors how its Japanese name (Kokoromori) contains the Japanese name of its pre-evolved form (Koromori).

Kokoromori may be a combination of 心 kokoro (heart) and コウモリ kōmori (bat).

Names in other Languages

Language Name Meaning
From ココロモリ Kokoromori and Bat.


National Pokédex
← #527: Woobat
#528: Swoobat
#529: Drilbur →
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