Sawsbuck (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Sawsbuck
Season Pokémon
メブキジカ
Mebukijika
#586
Spring Form
Spring Form
Summer Form
Summer Form
Autumn Form
Autumn Form
Winter Form
Winter Form
Winter Form
Winter Form


Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Grass
Unknown Unknown
Summer Form
Unknown Unknown
Autumn Form
Unknown Unknown
Winter Form
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Sap Sipper Cacophony
Summer Form
Cacophony
Autumn Form
Serene Grace
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Summer Form
Cacophony
Autumn Form
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
6'03" 1.9 m
Spring Form
0'0" 0 m
Summer Form
0'0" 0 m
Autumn Form
0'0" 0 m
Winter Form
Weight
203.9 lbs. 92.5 kg
Spring Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
Summer Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
Autumn Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
Winter Form
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
166
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Spring Form
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Summer Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Autumn Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Winter Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F586.png None.png
Summer Form
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Sawsbuck (Japanese: メブキジカ Mebukijika) is a dual-type Normal/Grass Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Deerling starting at level 34.

In Generation V, Sawsbuck changes its appearance depending on the current season. However, this change in form does not occur after capture, unless it is present in the player's party at the time of a season change. This applies to Eggs as well.

  • When the month is January, May, or September, the season is Spring, and it becomes Spring Form.
  • When the month is February, June, or October, the season is Summer, and it becomes Summer Form.
  • When the month is March, July, or November, the season is Autumn, and it becomes Autumn Form.
  • When the month is April, August, or December, the season is Winter, and it becomes Winter Form.

From Generation VI onwards, seasons are no longer a mechanic in the game, and only the Spring Form has been obtainable in the wild. However, its other forms are retained upon transferring from Generation V and can be passed down via breeding.

Biology

Sawsbuck is a brown and cream, deer-like Pokémon with rhomboid ears and darker ear insides. Its eyes have light-orange markings that curve down to the sides of its face. It has a dark-brown nose, and it sports cream fur on its chin and sides of its face. Light-orange stripes rim its underbelly, and its back is decorated with spots corresponding to the season: pink in spring, green in summer, orange in fall, and white in winter. Its limbs are slender and tipped with hooves. Unless it's summer, its brown tail points down. Sawsbuck lives in herds led by the Sawsbuck with the most splendid antlers. It can live almost anywhere as they adapt to the season but prefer to live away from humans. It is herbivorous.

Its appearance changes depending on the season. During the spring, a tuft of cream fur appears on its chest, and its antlers are adorned with pink flowers. During the summer, its tail points up, it grows tufts of fur on the back of its head, and its antlers sport green leaves. During the fall, it sports a cream tuft of fur on its chest, and the leaves on its antlers are red and brown. During the winter, the cream fur turns white, tufts of white fur appear on its chest and lower limbs, and its antlers are coated in white. Sawsbuck has been referred to as harbingers of spring,

In the anime

 
All four forms of Sawsbuck in the anime

Major appearances

Spring Form Sawsbuck debuted in A Connoisseur's Revenge!, under the ownership of Burgundy. She used it in her battle against Cilan, where it went up against Pansage. However, it lost after being hit by a powerful Solar Beam.

All four forms of Sawsbuck appeared in The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!, with Sawsbuck's Winter Form making its debut, and Sawsbuck's Summer and Autumn Forms making their main series debut. They resided at a secret lake that allowed the Sawsbuck to take on all four forms at the same time. Robert's aim was to photograph all four forms together, which he was able to do.

Minor appearances

Multiple Summer Form Sawsbuck appeared in the opening sequences and ending credits of both White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram, while Autumn Form Sawsbuck exclusively appeared in the opening sequence of Black—Victini and Reshiram. This also marked the debuts of both the Summer Form and Autumn Form Sawsbuck.

Multiple Sawsbuck appeared in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 and Part 2.

Multiple Summer Form Sawsbuck appeared in Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice. The Swords of Justice legend also featured their Summer and Autumn Forms.

In Jostling for the Junior Cup!, Cassie's Summer Form Sawsbuck competed in the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup, where it lost to Geraldo's Reuniclus in the first round.

A Summer Form Sawsbuck appeared in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!.

A Summer Form Sawsbuck appeared in Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, multiple Summer Form Sawsbuck were living at Pokémon Hills. Two of them helped put a fire out there.

A Summer Form Sawsbuck appeared in a photo in Mending a Broken Spirit!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW019 Sawsbuck Ash's Pokédex Sawsbuck, the Season Pokémon, and the evolved form of Deerling. The plants on Sawsbuck's horns change depending on the time of year, and people often use them to measure the passing of the seasons.

In the manga

 
Winter Form Sawsbuck in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

In Choir Tournament, multiple Autumn Form Sawsbuck appeared at the Autumn Choir Tournament.

In Omega Alpha Adventure 15, Norman was revealed to own a Winter Form Sawsbuck. It was first used to break into the Pokémon Association's old research facility.


In the TCG

Main article: Sawsbuck (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #092
Unova
B2W2: #160
Black They migrate according to the seasons. People can tell the season by looking at Sawsbuck's horns.
White The plants growing on its horns change according to the season. The leaders of the herd possess magnificent horns.
Black 2 They migrate according to seasons, so some people call Sawsbuck the harbingers of spring.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X They migrate according to the seasons. People can tell the season by looking at Sawsbuck's horns.
Y They migrate according to seasons, so some people call Sawsbuck the harbingers of spring.
Omega Ruby They migrate according to the seasons. People can tell the season by looking at Sawsbuck's horns.
Alpha Sapphire They migrate according to seasons, so some people call Sawsbuck the harbingers of spring.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Dragonspiral Tower (dark grass)
Black 2 White 2
Dragonspiral Tower
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Grass)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Deerling
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Echo Valley (post ending), Challenger's Ground (post ending) (Spring Form)
Forest: Misty Edgewater (post game) (Summer Form)
Autumnwood: Firebreathing Mountain (Autumn Form)
Glacier: Frozen Tundra (Winter Form)
Rumble U
Verdant Plaza: Four Seasons in the Forest (all seasons)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 3
Shuffle
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 627 (Autumn Form)
Marron Trail: Stage 674 (Winter Form)
Event: Pokémon Safari (Eighth release; Spring Form)
Event: Pokémon Safari (22nd release; Summer Form)
Rumble World
White Ruins: Trailhead Field (Center Boss, Back)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Buzzwole SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Elsewhere Forest


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total:
475
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 VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Sawsbuck's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Spring Form

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.11 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is serious and grounded. He visited the Arcane Area, because his friends encouraged him to have a trip to relax. Now he likes it and lives there.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#502
 

Block Smash
Clears one unbreakable-block disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 198 Base Defense: 146
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Feint Attack, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Megahorn, Solar Beam, Wild Charge, Hyper Beam
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #066
This Pokémon’s appearance changes with the passing of the seasons. Normally, you could never see all four forms of Sawsbuck at the same time, but Elsewhere Forest seems to be the exception!

Summer Form

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.11 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#502
 

Barrier Shot
Removes two barrier-type disruptions and increases damage.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 198 Base Defense: 146
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Feint Attack, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Megahorn, Solar Beam, Wild Charge, Hyper Beam
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #066
This Pokémon’s appearance changes with the passing of the seasons. Normally, you could never see all four forms of Sawsbuck at the same time, but Elsewhere Forest seems to be the exception!

Autumn Form

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.11 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#502
 

Nap Time
Leaves the foe asleep.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 198 Base Defense: 146
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Feint Attack, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Megahorn, Solar Beam, Wild Charge, Hyper Beam
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #066
This Pokémon’s appearance changes with the passing of the seasons. Normally, you could never see all four forms of Sawsbuck at the same time, but Elsewhere Forest seems to be the exception!

Winter Form

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.11 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#502
 

Crowd Control+
Deals even more damage when there are more Sawsbuck in the puzzle area.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 198 Base Defense: 146
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Feint Attack, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Megahorn, Solar Beam, Wild Charge, Hyper Beam
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #066
This Pokémon’s appearance changes with the passing of the seasons. Normally, you could never see all four forms of Sawsbuck at the same time, but Elsewhere Forest seems to be the exception!

Evolution

Spring Form

Spring Form
 
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
 
Level 34


Spring Form
 
First evolution
Sawsbuck
 Normal  Grass 


Summer Form

Summer Form
 
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
 
Level 34


Summer Form
 
First evolution
Sawsbuck
 Normal  Grass 


Autumn Form

Autumn Form
 
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
 
Level 34


Autumn Form
 
First evolution
Sawsbuck
 Normal  Grass 


Winter Form

Winter Form
 
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
 
Level 34


Winter Form
 
First evolution
Sawsbuck
 Normal  Grass 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
   
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Sawsbuck images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Autumn Sawsbuck is, to date, the only form of Sawsbuck that has never been released on a card in the Trading Card Game.
 
Early concept art for Sawsbuck

Origin

Sawsbuck may be based on a Père David's deer, which is a species of deer that decorates its antlers with foliage during the breeding season. Its antlers may also be based on a deciduous tree. It may also be based on one of the stories of Baron Munchausen, in which he tries to shoot a stag using cherry pits in his musket. The stag survives and escapes, and the next year he discovers a stag with a cherry tree growing out of its head.

Name origin

Sawsbuck is derived from sawbuck (a device for holding rough wood so that it may be sawn) and may be a combination of sawbuck and buck (male deer). Saws may also be an acronym for the names of the seasons (summer, autumn, winter, and spring).

Mebukijika may be a combination of 芽吹き mebuki (to bud) and 鹿 shika (deer).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese メブキジカ Mebukijika From 芽吹き mebuki and 鹿 shika
  French Haydaim From Haydn, composer of The Seasons, and daim
  Spanish Sawsbuck Same as English name
  German Kronjuwild From Krone, Baumkrone or Kronjuwelen and Wild
  Italian Sawsbuck Same as English name
  Korean 바라철록 Baracheolrok From 발아 (發芽) bara, cheol and 록 (鹿) rok
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 芽吹鹿 Yáchuīlù From the Japanese 芽吹き mebuki and 鹿


Spring Form

Language Title
  Japanese はるのすがた Spring Form
Chinese Cantonese 春天的樣子 Chēuntīn-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 春天的樣子 / 春天的样子 Chūntiān-de Yàngzi
  French Forme Printemps
  German Frühlingsform
  Italian Forma Primavera
  Korean 봄의 모습 Spring Form
  Polish Forma Wiosenna
  Brazilian Portuguese Forma Primavera
  Spanish Forma Primavera
  Thai ร่างฤดูใบไม้ผลิ

Summer Form

Language Title
  Japanese なつのすがた Summer Form
Chinese Cantonese 夏天的樣子 Hahtīn-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 夏天的樣子 / 夏天的样子 Xiàtiān-de Yàngzi
  French Forme Été
  German Sommerform
  Italian Forma Estate
  Korean 여름의 모습 Summer Form
  Polish Forma Letnia
  Brazilian Portuguese Forma Verão
  Spanish Forma Verano
  Thai ร่างฤดูร้อน

Autumn Form

Language Title
  Japanese あきのすがた Autumn Form
Chinese Cantonese 秋天的樣子 Chāutīn-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 秋天的樣子 / 秋天的样子 Qiūtiān-de Yàngzi
  French Forme Automne
  German Herbstform
  Italian Forma Autunno
  Korean 가을의 모습 Autumn Form
  Polish Forma Jesienna
  Brazilian Portuguese Forma Outono
  Spanish Forma Otoño
  Thai ร่างฤดูใบไม้ร่วง

Winter Form

Language Title
  Japanese ふゆのすがた Winter Form
Chinese Cantonese 冬天的樣子 Dūngtīn-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 冬天的樣子 / 冬天的样子 Dōngtiān-de Yàngzi
  French Forme Hiver
  German Winterform
  Italian Forma Inverno
  Korean 겨울의 모습 Winter Form
  Polish Forma Zimowa
  Brazilian Portuguese Forma Inverno
  Spanish Forma Invierno
  Thai ร่างฤดูหนาว


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External links


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