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[[File:Type Steel.gif|link=Steel type]]  
Species Deceiver Pokémon
Abilities Hyper Cutter
Sheer Force (Dream World)
None ← 303 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
(クチート Kucheat)
[[Generation III]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Yellow>Yellow</font>
Shape Footprint

Mawile (Japanese: クチート Kucheat) is a Steel-Type Pokémon.


Mawile are small Pokémon with a yellow and black color combination. It has a round, cute face and small red eyes. Its legs are covered by yellow flaps, with its black feet visible. Its most noticeable feature though, is its giant jaws on the back of its head. These jaws are actually a pair of horns, able to "bite" down on prey or enemies.

Special abilities

Mawile is capable of keeping its attack power at its best against enemies with the abilities Hyper Cutter and Intimidate. Hyper Cutter will prevent any decrease in its attack, while Intimidate lowers the opponents attack at the start of a battle.

In the anime


Mawile's first, and only main appearance was in the Advanced Generation episode Once in a Mawile. In the episode a Mawile fell in love with Brock's Lombre, however his Lombre did not feel the same way. By the end of the episode, Lombre evolved into Ludicolo and then shared the same feelings toward the Mawile, but Mawile, not liking Lombre's new form, rejected it. Ludicolo later figured out that it has happened before and Mawile is always falling in and out of love.


Mawile has no forms of evolution.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Granite Cave, Cave of Origin, Victory Road, Sky Pillar (Ruby Only) Common
Emerald Victory Road Rare
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Iron Island (Ruby inserted) Dongle
Platinum Iron Island (Ruby inserted) Dongle
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 9 (SoulSilver Only) Swarm
Black/White Challenger's Cave Rare

Pokédex entries



Mawile is based on the Japanese legend of the futakuchi-onna. This legend tells of a woman that had a mouth on the back of her head.

Mawile's name comes from combining the word maw, meaning an animal's mouth, and wile, meaning to lure or entice. The Japanese name Kucheat combines the words kuchi, also meaning mouth, and the word eat.


  • The introduction of Klink and its evolutions make Mawile the only non-legendary pure Steel-type Pokémon before Generation V.
    • However Mawile is still the only pure Steel-type Pokémon that has genders.

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