A Swallow in Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut.

The Swallow is a recurring creature in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a breed of swallow Animals used for raising Chao.

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog CD


The Swallows made their appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog CD, where they are shown to inhabit Little Planet. In this game, Swallows will appear and happily fly around in Wacky Workbench alongside other Animals after certain conditions are met. The players can either ensure a good future for this Round by collecting its Time Stone or destroying the robot teleporter hosted there to make the Swallows appear in the good future, or they can destroy a Zone's Metal Sonic Projector to make the Swallows appear in every timeframe of said Zone.

Sonic Adventure/Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut

In Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, Swallows can alter the stats, appearance and personality of a Chao in gameplay. These animals are found inside Badniks. Simply destroy the Badnik to release the Swallow inside, and then touch it to pick it up. When released, the Swallows have a green sphere around them, which disappears shortly afterwards. They are found in the following Action Stages:

Upon entering a Chao Garden with a Swallow, it will leave the playable character and run around the garden. The Swallow will sparkle if it has not given them to a Chao in the garden. Should the player give a Swallow to a Chao, the Chao will embrace it, attaining its appearance and behavior and raising its stats according to the Swallow's. The Swallow will then lose its sparkle and disappear shortly after.

Sonic Pinball Party

In Sonic Pinball Party, the Swallows played a role in the game's Story mode. In this game, the Swallows were among the Animals that came to Casinopolis, only to get kidnapped by Dr. Eggman and turned into robotic slaves. To save the Swallows and his other Animal friends, Sonic entered the Egg Cup Tournament. Once Sonic completes the game's Story mode, a shot of a Swallow leaving Casinopolis together with Sonic's friends and the other Animals is shown.

Sonic Rush


In Sonic Rush, the Swallows appeared as victims of Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega, who used them as organic batteries for their Badniks. The Swallows can be found in Altitude Limit where they pop out of destroyed Badniks.


Sonic Adventure

Icon Group Color Parts Acquired Learned Behavior Stat Boosts
Swallow Fly Purple Feet, tail, wings Spinning around +2 Fly for every four Swallows given[1]

Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut

Icon Group Color Parts Acquired Learned Behavior Stat Boosts
Swim Fly Run Power Intelligence Luck
Swallow Fly Purple Feet, tail, wings Flapping wings +20%[2] +60%[2] -24%[2] +16%[2] +20%[2] +20%[2]


  1. Sonic Adventure - Animals. Chao Island. Retrieved on 26 May 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Sonic Adventure DX - Animals. Chao Island. Retrieved on 26 May 2016.

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