Pawniard is a small bipedal humanoid-looking warrior Pokémon. Its body appears to be metallic. It has a round head and appears to be wearing an armored red and gray helmet with a razor-sharp metal blade protruding from its forehead. Beneath its helmet, it has a light gray face, no visible mouth, and beady yellow eyes with small black pupils. Its round chest and abdomen are deep gray with three vertical segments and two sharp metal blades encircling its upper and lower body. It has metallic-red extremities with sharp blades on the ends of its hands and two round white toes on its feet.
Pawniard travel in groups with a Bisharp as their leader. From the first day of having a full exoskeleton, one Pawniard from a clutch will establish dominance over the others through battle. Once it evolves into Bisharp, the other Pawniard will follow its instructions, no matter how dangerous the instructions are.
Pawniard will, when not hunting, sleeping or eating, constantly sharpen their blades, polish their armor, and generally keep themselves in good condition, because their exoskeleton is their only natural defense.