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[[File:Type Fighting.gif|link=Fighting type]]  
Species Karate Pokémon
Abilities Sturdy
Inner Focus
Mold Breaker (Dream World)
None ← 539 → 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
(ダゲキ Dageki)
[[Generation V]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Blue>Blue</font>
Shape Footprint

Sawk (Japanese: ダゲキ Dageki) is a Pokémon that was first introduced in the fifth generation games Pokémon Black and White. It, along with Throh, seem to form a fighting type pair similar to Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan.


Sawk is a blue Pokémon with a blue Gi, a traditional uniform for training and contests in many martial arts. It has two, three-toed feet and it has a very big, bushy, eyebrow.


Sawk does not evolve.

Game Info

Game 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

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
The sound of Sawk punching boulders and trees can be heard all the way from the mountains where they train.
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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Leer 100% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


5 Bide - -% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


9 Focus Energy - -% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


13 Double Kick 30 100% 30 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Physical Physical


17 Low Sweep 60 100% 20 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Physical Physical


21 Counter - 100% 20 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Physical Physical


25 Karate Chop 50 100% 25 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Physical Physical


29 Brick Break 75 100% 15 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Physical Physical


33 Bulk Up - -% 20 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Status Status


37 Retaliate 70 100% 5 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


41 Endure - -% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


45 Quick Guard - -% 15 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Status Status


49 Close Combat 120 100% 5 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Physical Physical


53 Reversal - 100% 15 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Physical 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.


Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


  • Sawk is based on a master Karate Fighter.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sawk first appeared in M14, but its first appearance in the anime was BW043, where Stephan used it to battle Iris and her Emolga in the Battle Tournament.
  • Some People think that Sawk is the Evolved form of Throh,But is not.


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