Sewaddle Pokémon: How to catch, Stats, Moves, Strength, Weakness, Trivia, FAQs

Last Modified Nov 18, 2021 09:42 GMT

Introduced in generation five, with the Pokemon Black and White games, Sewaddle is a dual type bug and grass Pokemon. It is the base evolution of its three stage evolution line and evolves into Swadloon once it reaches the level threshold, and then into Leavanny when leveled with high friendship. Sewaddle is classified by the Pokedex as the “Sewing Pokemon” which is likely a reference to its general design. This guide will showcase Sewaddle’s capabilities in battle, its appearances in the anime, as well as other general facts about Sewaddle.


About Sewaddle

As a generation five Pokemon, Sewaddle first appeared in the Black and White season of the anime in the episode Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!. In this episode, Ash found and caught a Sewaddle which eventually evolved later in the series. The Pokedex mentions that Leavanny takes care of its pre-evolutions and it will dress Sewaddle up in the clothes it made before Sewaddle hatched.

First appearance in animePokemon the Series: Black and White Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!
First appearance in gamePokemon Black and White
Region Unova
Evolution Base evolution of Leavanny, evolves into Swadloon
1st Evo level20
2nd Evo levelEvolves when leveled with high friendship
Pokedex EntryThis Pokémon makes clothes for itself. It chews up leaves and sews them with sticky thread extruded from its mouth.

Sewaddle Base Stats



Sewaddle is a small green Pokemon that resembles a caterpillar. Most of Sewaddle’s body is green, although its stubby legs are orange, its head is yellow and white, and its mouth is orange. There is a hood made from a leaf around Sewaddle’s head and you can see two pointed fangs pointing down from Sewaddle’s mouth. On top of Sewaddle’s head are two bulbous appendages that can protect its head. Sewaddle is a small Pokemon at only 1 foot, or 0.3 meters, tall.


In the wild, Sewaddle can be seen making itself clothes out of chewed up leaves. It produces a thread-like substance which can tie the leaves together. Typically, Leavanny can be found making Sewaddle’s first set of clothes, but eventually Sewaddle will make its own clothes as well as its own nest. While Sewaddle prefers to eat berries, it can be seen eating its own leafy clothes if food is scarce enough. The Pokedex mentions that fashion designers have adopted Sewaddle as their mascot since Sewaddle makes its own clothes.

Strengths and Weaknesses

As a base evolution Pokemon, Sewaddle does not have anything particularly impressive about its statline. Its strongest stat is in its defensive stats, but it lacks the health pool to take advantage of the stat. While its physical attack is stronger than its special attack, Sewaddle does not do well with offensive play given its slow speed stat. Not only that, as a dual type bug and grass Pokemon, Sewaddle takes 2x damage from poison, rock, bug, and ice type moves, while also taking 4x damage from flying and fire type moves. It has no immunities but is resistant to fighting, ground, water, grass, and electric type moves.

Best Moveset

In competitive play, Sewaddle can be utilized in the LC (Little Cup) bracket of competitive play. While it does not see too much usage, it can be used to set up Sticky Web on your opponent’s side of the field. Typically, Sewaddle is used as a defensive Pokemon with an Eviolite, as a held item, to give it more bulk. Its abilities are not too impressive and you will likely end up with Chlorophyll for the extra speed, or Overcoat to protect it from weather effects. Consider running Sticky Web, Energy Ball, Hidden Power Fire/Hidden Power Rock, and Air Slash. The most important move to consider is Sticky Web as this can slow down your opponent’s Pokemon. The other moves are to ensure you have the widest range of type coverage available.

Sticky WebEnergy Ball
Hidden Power Fire/Hidden Power RockAir Slash

How to Catch Sewaddle in Pokemon Go?

If you would like to obtain a Sewaddle in Pokemon Go, there are a few different ways of doing so. As a base evolution Pokemon, it is much easier to find Sewaddle than the evolved forms in its evolution line. You can find it in the wild, at a boosted rate, near farms, woodlands, forests, parks, hiking trails and other grassy areas. Sewaddle can also be hatched from 5 and 7 km eggs but unfortunately, none of the Pokemon in Sewaddle’s evolution line have been featured as raid bosses at Pokemon Gyms. You will need to hatch a Sewaddle or find one in the wild to obtain the Pokemon. To evolve Sewaddle you will need 25 candies to evolve into Swadloon and another 100 candies to evolve into Leavanny.


  1. Sewaddle was first teased on Yahoo’s official Pokemon site.
  2. The inspiration for Sewaddle’s design is based on a caterpillar, specifically the silver-spotted skipper.
  3. The name Sewaddle is a combination of the words sew and waddle.


Is Sewaddle rare?

While Sewaddle can typically only be found in one location in the games it has appeared in, Sewaddle has a high encounter rate. Sewaddle usually has a higher encounter rate than the other Pokemon that can be found in the same location. Therefore, Sewaddle is not a particularly rare or exclusive Pokemon.

Is Sewaddle good?

Sewaddle is not too impressive in terms of competitive play. In fact, many of the applications that Sewaddle can be used for can be better accomplished by other Pokemon. It can be difficult to find the perfect environment for Sewaddle to succeed in but at least it gets stronger with more investment.

How do you evolve Sewaddle?

To evolve Sewaddle into Swadloon, you just need to raise Sewaddle’s level up to 20. There are no special conditions for the first evolution and your Sewaddle will begin to evolve as long as it reaches the level threshold. To evolve Swadloon into Leavanny, you will need to raise Swadloon’s friendship value and then level it. Once its friendship value is high enough, Swadloon will evolve after leveling once.


Congratulations, you now know just about everything there is to know about this “Sewing Pokemon”. While Sewaddle’s impact on competitive play is limited, it grows to become a balanced Pokemon that does not have any particular weakness. Unfortunately, its weak defensive typing can hold it back from succeeding in competitive play. Regardless, it can offer a good amount of utility as well as hold its own in certain matchups. Reserve a slot on your team for Sewaddle if you want a useful bug and grass type Pokemon.