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Sawk
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ダゲキ Dageki
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Generation V
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Fighting  
Species Karate Pokémon
Abilities Sturdy
Inner Focus
Mold Breaker (DW)
Pokédex
Throh ← 539 → Sewaddle
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 045/268 Coastal Kalos 098
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
100% ♂ / 0 % ♀
Weight Height
112.4 lbs. 51.1 kg 4'07" 1.4 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Blue Human-Like
Shape Footprint
Shape12
F539
Cry

Sawk (Japanese: ダゲキ Dageki) is a Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V. He is Throh's counterpart.

Biology

Physiology

Sawk is a humanoid Pokémon with blue skin. He sports a light blue Gi, a traditional uniform for training and contests in many martial arts. He has two, three-toed feet and he has a very big, bushy, eyebrow on the left side of his face.

Behavior

Sawk is a very stern, secluded Pokémon that is takes his martial arts training very seriously. He will become angered if disturbed in the midst of his training. They tend to seclude themselves in mountains and train without even stopping to rest.

Evolution

Sawk does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Route 10, Route 16, Route 18, Pinwheel Forest Common
Black 2/White 2 Route 15, Route 18, Route 23, Pinwheel Forest, Victory Road Common
X/Y Kalos Route 11 (X Version); Trade from X Version (Y Version); Friend Safari Common


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Black
The sound of Sawk punching boulders and trees can be heard all the way from the mountains where they train.
White
Tying their belts gets them pumped and makes their punches more destructive. Disturbing their training angers them.
Black 2
Desiring the strongest karate chop, they seclude themselves in mountains and train without sleeping.
White 2
Desiring the strongest karate chop, they seclude themselves in mountains and train without sleeping.
X
Desiring the strongest karate chop, they seclude themselves in mountains and train without sleeping.
Y
Tying their belts gets them pumped and makes their punches more destructive. Disturbing their training angers them.
Omega Ruby
Desiring the strongest karate chop, they seclude themselves in mountains and train without sleeping.
Alpha Sapphire
Tying their belts gets them pumped and makes their punches more destructive. Disturbing their training angers them.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Stats

Base Stats
HP
75
Attack
125
Defense
75
Sp. Atk
30
Sp. Def
75
Speed
85
Total
465

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical
1 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
5 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
9 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
13 Counter 100% 20 Fighting Physical
17 Karate Chop 50 100% 25 Fighting Physical
21 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
25 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
29 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
33 Endure —% 10 Normal Status
37 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status
41 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
45 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
5 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
9 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 0
13 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥
17 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Clever ♥♥ ♥♥♥
21 Counter 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
25 Karate Chop 50 100% 25 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
29 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
33 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Type Cool 0
37 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
41 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
45 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status Type Cool ♥♥ 0
48 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
50 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
5 Bide —% 10 Normal Physical
9 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
13 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
17 Low Sweep 60 100% 20 Fighting Physical
21 Counter 100% 20 Fighting Physical
25 Karate Chop 50 100% 25 Fighting Physical
29 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
33 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
37 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
41 Endure —% 10 Normal Status
45 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status
49 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
53 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Type Cool 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Clever ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM47 Low Sweep 60 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Acc. PP Type Cat.

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Acc. PP Type Cat.

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Block USUM —% 5 Normal Status
Dual Chop USUM 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Ice Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Low Kick USUM 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Superpower USUM 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Throat Chop USUM 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Block ORAS —% 5 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
Dual Chop ORAS 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical Type Tough ♥♥
Fire Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
Ice Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Clever ♥♥ ♥♥♥
Low Kick ORAS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 0
Pain Split ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 0
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
Superpower ORAS 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 0
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Block B2W2 —% 5 Normal Status
Dual Chop B2W2 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
Fire Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Ice Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Low Kick B2W2 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Pain Split B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Superpower B2W2 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
ThunderPunch B2W2 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Sawk BW Sawk BW Sawk BW Back
Shiny Sawk BW Shiny Sawk BW Shiny Sawk BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Sawk XY Sawk XY SawkBackXY
SawkShinyXY SawkShinyXY SawkBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Anime

Main article: Stephan's Sawk

Stephan's Sawk made its anime debut in The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!.

Trivia

  • Sawk and Throh can be viewed as the "Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan" of the Unova Region.
  • Sawk's English name was originally going to be 'Sawkem', but was changed late in the process of English localization as a result of possible copyright infringement. Sawk's counterpart (Throh) was to have the English name 'Rawkem' (which, when read in Pokédex order, would read 'Rawkem Sawkem'). This is a play on the famous 80's toy franchise Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots. Even more of a coincidence, are the matching red and blue colors shared between the Pokémon and the game's characters.

Origin

Sawk is based on a Karate Master. Sawk along with Throh may be based on the Ashinaga-tenaga, a pair of yokai one of which has long arms and the other has long legs with Sawk representing the longed legged of the pair.

Etymology

Sawk's English name is a corruption of the word "sock", meaning to punch.

Gallery

See also