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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 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
Sawk
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Weight
112.4 lbs. 51.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Atk
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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.

Contents

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 main series debut in The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!, under the ownership of Stephan. He first appeared during Don George's Battle Tournament.

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

Minor appearances

Sawk debuted in a cameo appearance in Black—Victini and Reshiram, where he faced off against Ash's Pikachu in the opening sequence.

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

A Sawk appeared in a flashback or a 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 in Accumula Town.

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

A Team Plasma Grunt's Sawk was seen in Flying Ship.

In the TCG

Main article: Sawk (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #045
Unova
B2W2: #268
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 Kalos
Coastal #098
Hoenn
#—
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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#249
Sword If you see a Sawk training in the mountains in its single-minded pursuit of strength, it's best to quietly pass by.
Shield The karate chops of a Sawk that's trained itself to the limit can cleave the ocean itself.

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
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Generation VIII
Sword
Route 8, Bridge Field, Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Outskirts, Motostoke Riverbank
Shield
Trade Vanillish in Circhester

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Volcanic Slope
PokéPark 2
Crag Area
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%)
Sword Shield Black Belt Black Belt (5%)

Stats

Base stats

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

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 VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 15
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1010 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
1515 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
2020 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100100% 20
2525 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00——% 20
3030 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
3535 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100100% 15
4040 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
4545 Endure Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
5050 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
5555 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
  • 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM03Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM04Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM75Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR07Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR39Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR48Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR53Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR95Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 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 VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 10

#142
Shuffle539.png

Power of 4
Increases damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper: Rock Break+
Pokémon GO
GO539.png Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 231 Base Defense: 153
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Low Kick, Poison Jab
Charged Attacks: Focus Blast, Low Sweep, Body Slam

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
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 539.png Spr b 7s 539.png Spr 7s 539.png Spr b 7s 539.png
Spr 7s 539 s.png Spr b 7s 539 s.png Spr 7s 539 s.png Spr b 7s 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 Kyokushin 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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