Spearow is a brown avian Pokémon that is very small. It has rough plumage on its head, with a beak shape similar to that of raptors, being short but hooked. Spearow’s underside is beige in coloration, with a patterning of two thin stripes. Spearow’s light-pink feet have three talons, and its wings are a pinkish-red with lighter edges. Spearow’s back is black in coloration, and it has three brown-colored tail feathers.
Although inept at other aspects of its flying, such as height and distance, Spearow is still capable of flying quickly to protect its territory. Spearow is described as being frail, but still allegedly capable of being a tough Pokémon due to its ability to use Mirror Move.
Spearow are easily angered and very protective of their territory, and may chase after foes in large flocks. Spearow is required to flap its wings at incredibly high speeds to stay airborne, and thus is inept at flying high or for long distances. However, it is still capable of flying very quickly to protect its territory, and while doing such, it makes a high-pitched cry. Spearow’s cry is very loud and can be heard half a mile (one kilometer) away, and if the cry is heard echoing all around, it is a sign that they are warning each other of danger. Spearow is also depicted to see in black and white.
Spearow are hardy and are usually found in rough terrain, such as desolate wastelands and fields. It is found in Kanto and Johto.