Sawk (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Sawk (disambiguation).
Sawk
Karate Pokémon
ダゲキ
Dageki
#539
Sawk



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fighting Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sturdy or Inner Focus Cacophony
Cacophony
Mold Breaker
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
5397 - 5653 steps
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
Sawk
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Weight
112.4 lbs. 51.0 kg
Sawk
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#539
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#045/#268
Unova
Coastal
#098
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
163
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Sawk
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F539.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Sawk (Japanese: ダゲキ Dageki) is a Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, but it is considered to be a counterpart of Throh.

Biology

Sawk is a bipedal, humanoid Pokémon with a lean, blue body and rocky skin. Its head is oblong-like and low on its shoulders, with an ornate sideways z-shaped black feature that forms its nose and its left brow. Its hands and feet each have three digits, with its feet and toes coming to a sharp point. It wears a light blue Karate gi with a black, v-neck collar that extends down to its black belt. Sawk will tie this black belt to increase its power. The gi has an intricate diamond pattern on its sleeves and a black, square patch on the bend of its knees. Sawk is found secluded in the mountains where it trains to increase its strength. It becomes angered if it is interrupted while training. This Pokémon is an all male species with no female counterpart.

In the anime

Sawk in the anime

Major appearances

Stephan's Sawk

Sawk made his anime debut during Don George's Battle Tournament as Stephan's Pokémon in The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!.

Sawk also appeared as Stephan's partner during the Wishing Bell Festival in Climbing the Tower of Success! and was used during the Clubsplosion defeating Flora's Gothorita, Cilan's Pansage, Bianca's Emboar and Montgomery and his Throh. Sawk was later used against Ash's Leavanny and Ash's Krookodile during the Vertress Conference having previously defeated a Gurdurr but was defeated by Krookodile.

Minor appearances

Sawk made a cameo appearance in the prologue scenes of Black—Victini and Reshiram.

A Sawk appeared in a fantasy in The Clubsplosion Begins!.

A Sawk appeared in a flashback/fantasy in The Forest Champion!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW041 Sawk Ash's Pokédex Sawk, the Karate Pokémon. Sawk ties its belt to get pumped up and give its punches an extra bit of power. Disturbing its training angers a Sawk.
BW069 Sawk Ash's Pokédex Sawk, the Karate Pokémon. Sawk train high up in the mountains by punching trees and rocks and the sound can be heard from far away.
BW106 Sawk Ash's Pokédex Sawk, the Karate Pokémon. Sawk's punches get more powerful when it ties its belt. It gets angry when its training is interrupted.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Trainer's Sawk appeared in a flashback in A Nickname for Tepig.

A Sawk was shown with his trainer, a male Ace Trainer, in An Odd Speech listening to Ghetsis's speech.

Marshal has a Sawk who fought against Black's Pokémon in Unraveling Mysteries.

In the TCG

Main article: Sawk (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
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
Generation VI
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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black
Routes 10, 15, and 18, Pinwheel Forest (outside) (tall grass)
White
Routes 10, 15, and 18, Pinwheel Forest (outside) (rustling grass)
Black 2
Routes 15, 18, and 23, Pinwheel Forest (outside) (tall grass)
Victory Road (rustling grass)
White 2
Routes 15, 18, and 23, Pinwheel Forest (outside), Victory Road (rustling grass)
Dream World
Dream Park*
Generation VI
X
Route 11, Friend Safari (Fighting)
Y
Friend Safari (Fighting)
Omega Ruby
Trade
Alpha Sapphire
Route 112 (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Volcanic Slope
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: Fighters on Ice
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Mo
Shuffle
Silbern Museum: Stage 99; Nacht Carnival: Stage 514
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Volcanic Ravine (All Areas)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Black Belt Black Belt (5%)
Black White Expert Belt Expert Belt (1%)
Black 2 White 2 Black Belt Black Belt (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Expert Belt Expert Belt (1%)
X Y Black Belt Black Belt (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Black Belt Black Belt (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 125
117 - 194 229 - 383
Defense: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Atk: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 465   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 15
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Bide Normal Physical 0000 —% 10
011 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
055 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
099 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100100% 20
1313 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
1717 Karate Chop Fighting Physical 05050 100100% 25
2121 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100100% 15
2525 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —% 20
2929 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
3333 Endure Normal Status 0000 —% 10
3737 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 —% 15
4141 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
4545 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sawk
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sawk
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM08Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM47Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM52Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM71Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM84Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sawk
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sawk
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sawk in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Sawk in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sawk
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sawk
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Sawk can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Sawk cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sawk
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sawk
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2539.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is training with Throh to master his moves. He treats strong opponents with respect and doesn't judge them by their appearance.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fighting
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT539.png

Flinch Attack
Briefly stops wild Pokémon from taking action.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fighting
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#142
Shuffle539.png

Power of 4
Attacks do more damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper: Rock Break+

Evolution

539Sawk.png
Unevolved
Sawk
 Fighting 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 539.png Spr b 5b 539.png Spr 5b 539.png Spr b 5b 539.png
Spr 5b 539 s.png Spr b 5b 539 s.png Spr 5b 539 s.png Spr b 5b 539 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 539.png Spr b 6x 539.png Spr 6x 539.png Spr b 6x 539.png
Spr 6x 539 s.png Spr b 6x 539 s.png Spr 6x 539 s.png Spr b 6x 539 s.png
Front Back Front Back
539MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Sawk images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Sawk is based on Mas Oyama, a well-known karate expert and the creator of Kyokushinkai karate, and oni.

According to interviews with Ken Sugimori in Nintendo Dream, in development, Sawk and Throh both had horns, making them look more like oni. However, they were replaced with eyebrows so as not to clash with Tornadus and Thundurus, who both were originally designed to be red and blue, like Throh and Sawk.

Name origin

Sawk is a corruption of to sock, meaning to punch.

Dageki may be derived from 打撃 dageki (blow, strike). It may also involve 鬼 ki (demon).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ダゲキ Dageki From 打撃 dageki. May also involve ki.
France Flag.png French Karaclée From karate and raclée
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sawk Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Karadonis From Karate and Adonis
Italy Flag.png Italian Sawk Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 타격귀 Tagyeokgwi From 타격 tagyeok and 귀 (鬼) gwi
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 打擊鬼 / 打击鬼 Dǎjíguǐ From 打擊 dǎjí and the Japanese 鬼 ki (oni).


Related articles

External links


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