This Sawk is a Stephan.-type Pokémon owned by
Sawk first in The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk! where he was used to battle Iris' Emolga in the second round of the Don Battle Tournament. It was shown to be a skillful Pokémon with advanced martial arts using those abilities to deflect Emolga's Attract with Close Combat. But when Emolga's ability, Static, was activated Sawk started to paralyzed but still struck hard with Double Kick. However, Emolga used Attract, causing Sawk to block it with Close Combat. The paralysis took full effect, and Emolga used Volt Switch to knock out Sawk, because the Close Combat lowered his defenses.
It appeared again Climbing the Tower of Success! where he was used by Stephan in the Wishing Bell Festival and won.
Stephan also used Sawk for the Clubsplosion, and went against Edmund's Seismitoad. It proved to be a challenge at first since it was raining, and Seimitoad has the ability Swift Swim making it fast enough to dodge. But Sawk managed to pull through by using Low Sweep on Seismitoad, which slowed it down, and after taking a Brick Break to the face, Sawk uses Bulk Up and lands Close Combat, which faints the slowed Vibration Pokémon. Sawk battled Cilan's Pansage next I n the quarter-finals. Sawk used Karate Chop, but Pansage countered with Bite, avoiding damage and damaging Sawk. Sawk slams Pansage into the ground, and finishes him with Low Sweep. He defeats Bianca's Emboar effortlessly in the semi-finals, and battles against his rival, Throh, who had defeated Ash and Scraggy in the previous round before.
Sawk struggled against the powerful Throh, and got trappen in their hidden fourth move, Bind. Sawk loosens the grip with Bulk Up and breaks free. After exchanging some blows, Throh uses Seismic Toss, but Sawk gets free, but still takes a notable amount of damage. Both Pokémon are down, but Throh gets up quickly and is ordered to trap Sawk with Bind. Sawk, on the other hand, is not getting up, and as Throh walks toward him, Sawk struggles to get up, but cannot fully get up. It still, however, musters the little remaining strength he has and uses Close Combat, which knocks Throh out and crowns Stephan as the Clubsplosion winner.
In the Unova League, Sawk defeats a Gurdurr in the third round, advancing his Trainer to the fourth round. In Strong Strategy Steals the Show!, he is Stephan's final Pokémon to use against Ash after Palpitoad knocked out Zebstrika (while getting knocked out himself). Sawk first went up against Ash's Leavanny. It easily dodged all of Sawk's offensive moves, hit him with X-Scissor Razor Leaf, and knocked him down with Energy Ball. When the next X-Scissor came, Sawk caught it and uses Low Sweep, slowing Leavanny in a similar manner done with Seismitoad, then used Close Combat. Leavanny's Swarm ability was activated. Sawk quickly became trapped in a Swarm-powered String Shot, and was unable to escape. He used the barrage of Swarm-powered X-Scissors coming his way to cut the strings, but it didn't work for a long time, and by then Sawk was badly hurt. It jumped up and readied Karate Chop, only to be hit dead-on with Razor Leaf. However, it pulled through and landed Karate Chop, knocking Leavanny out. Krookodile was Ash's last hope, but his Dragon Claw was overpowered by Sawk's Close Combat. However, as he was about to finish him off with Karate Chop, Krookodile revealed an Aerial Ace, dodged the Karate Chop and struck Sawk with the super-effective move. Sawk struggled up, but was ultimately knocked out, advancing Ash to the Quarter-Finals, while eliminating Stephan from the tournament.
|Close Combat +||The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!|
|Bulk Up +||The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!|
|Double Kick||The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!|
|Low Sweep +||The Clubsplosion Begins!|
|Karate Chop +||The Clubsplosion Begins!|
|+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*|
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.