Sawk first appeared battling Iris' Emolga. It is a skillful Pokémon with advanced martial arts which make him able to avoid Emolga's Attract. But when Emolga's ability, Static, was activated Sawk started to paralyze and then Emolga used the move Volt Switch made Sawk unable to continue the battle. It appeared later against Edmund's Seismitoad. It proved to be a challenge at first since it was raining, and Sawk's attacks didn't land any damage. But after using Bulk Up, Sawk managed to boost its attacks, and land Close Combat as the final hit defeating Seismitoad.