Sawyer (Masters)

Sawyer
ドリバル Drival
Spr Masters Sawyer.png
In-game render of Sawyer
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Gray
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Generation VII
Games Masters EX
Game animation debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
English voice actor Richard Epcar[1]
Japanese voice actor Takaya Kuroda[2]

Sawyer (Japanese: ドリバル Drival) is a character introduced in Pokémon Masters EX. He forms a sync pair with Honchkrow. The sync pair can be obtained through the limited sync pair scout, and was first available on July 30, 2021.

In the games

Sawyer, along with Rachel, is one of Lear's subordinates.


Honchkrow

  Type   Dark
Move type   Dark
Role Support
Base Potential ★★★★
Honchkrow Weakness   Electric
It will absolutely not forgive failure from or betrayal by its goons. It has no choice in this if it wants to maintain the order of the flock.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 527 222 233 228 233 287
Lv. 140, Max Potential 607 262 273 268 273 327
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Night Slash Dark
 
Physical 2 40 48 100% An opponent Critical hits land more easily.
Dire Hit All None Status 0
(2 uses)
All allies Raises the critical-hit rate of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank.
Dark Pulse Dark
 
Special 3 95 114 100% An opponent Has a chance (20%) of making the target flinch.
Forever Loyal! None Status 0
(1 use)
All allies Applies the Move Gauge Acceleration effect to the allied field of play. Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by two stat ranks. Raises the Defense and Sp. Def of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank.
Sync move
Staunch Ally Night Slash Dark
 
Physical 250 300 An opponent No additional effect.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Team Offensive Defense 2 Has a chance (30%) of raising the Defense of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank when the user's attack move is successful.
Team Mind Brace 2 Has a chance (30%) of raising the Sp. Def of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank when the user's attack move is successful.
Wide Awake Prevent the user from falling asleep.
Theme Skills
Dark Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 30.
Sunglasses Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.
Body Builder Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.

Sync Grid

Sawyer and Honchkrow's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available since the sync pair was first released.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +20 HP +20 4 48 2
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +10 Defense +10 4 48 2
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 2
Sp. Atk +10 Sp. Atk +10 4 48 2
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +10 Sp. Def +10 4 48 2
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 2
Night Slash: Power +3 Night Slash: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Night Slash: Power +3 Night Slash: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Night Slash: Power +3 Night Slash: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Night Slash: Power +3 Night Slash: Power ↑ +3 4 48 1
Night Slash: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 2
Dark Pulse: Power +2 Dark Pulse: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Dark Pulse: Power +2 Dark Pulse: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Dark Pulse: Power +2 Dark Pulse: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Dark Pulse: Power +2 Dark Pulse: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Dark Pulse: Power +2 Dark Pulse: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Dark Pulse: Power +2 Dark Pulse: Power ↑ +2 3 36 2
Dark Pulse: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 1
Dark Pulse: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 2
Dark Pulse: Aggravation 1 Raises the chance of inflicting the flinching, confused, or trapped condition with the additional effects of moves. 8 96 3
Dire Hit All: Move Gauge Refresh 4 Has a chance (50%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 1
Dire Hit All: MP Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 6 72 2
Forever Loyal!: Move Gauge Refresh 4 Has a chance (50%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 1
Forever Loyal!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 6 72 3
Endurance When the user enters battle with full HP, applies the Enduring effect to it. 8 96 2
Flag Bearer 1 Has a chance (20%) of raising the Attack of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank when the user's Pokémon uses a move. 9 108 2
Hype Up 1 Has a chance (20%) of raising the Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by one stat rank when the user's Pokémon uses a move. 9 108 3
Healthy Healing Applies the Gradual Healing effect to the user when its HP is full when it enters a battle. 9 108 3
Quick Cure Removes the confused, flinching, and trapped conditions from the user the first time they are inflicted each battle. 10 120 3
Sync Burst 1 Restores 1 MP for the user the first time its sync move is used each battle. 10 120 3
Sync Cure Removes all status conditions from the user after using its sync move. 10 120 3
Synchro Healing 1 Restores the HP of all allied sync pairs by approximately 20% of their maximum HP after using the user's sync move. 10 120 3
Staunch Ally Night Slash: Power +25 Staunch Ally Night Slash: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Staunch Ally Night Slash: Power +25 Staunch Ally Night Slash: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Story Mode

During Interlude 7: Shining Bonds, Sawyer forms a sync pair with Honchkrow. Honchkrow's moves and passive skills are different to the one that can be obtained by Sync Pair Scout.

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Snarl Dark
 
Special 2 39 46 95% All opponents Lowers the target's Sp. Atk. by one stat rank.
X Sp. Atk All None Status 0
(2 uses)
All allies Raises the Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by two stat ranks.
Potion None Status 0
(2 uses)
An ally Restores an ally's HP by approximately 40% of its maximum HP.
Sync move
Dark Sync Impact Dark
 
Physical 200 240 An opponent No additional effect.


Name Description
Passive Skills
Stamina Reserves 6 Charges the user's move gauge by six the first time it is in a pinch each battle.

Other

 
Bewear


Availability

Sawyer was first available in the Triple Feature Poké Fair Scout from July 30 to August 13, 2021.

One copy of this sync pair was available as a reward for "Log in to the game x1" mission as a part of PML Arc Conclusion Special Missions from July 30 to August 13, 2021.

Sawyer was available in the New Year's Poké Fair Ticket Scout from January 1 to 23, 2022.

Quotes

Main article: Sawyer (Masters)/Quotes

Gallery

   
VS model from
Masters EX
Sawyer's sync move mindscape
(Centra City)
       
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
       
Medal
1★ Lear Takes the Lead
Medal
2★ Lear Takes the Lead
Medal
3★ Lear Takes the Lead
Medal
Honorary Retainer

In the anime

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Sawyer briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer in a montage.

Trivia

  • The time between Sawyer, Lear, and Rachel's debut as NPCs and their status as playable characters is the longest in Pokémon Masters EX at 702 days. They first appeared as NPCs when the game was first released (on August 28, 2019), and they became playable on July 30, 2021.
  • Along with Rachel and Umbreon, Sawyer and Honchkrow are the only non-5★ sync pair to be featured in a limited-time sync-pair scout.
  • Sawyer and Honchkrow are the only time-limited, scout-exclusive sync pair also to be available to players for free (as a short-term log-in reward).
  • In his Sync Pair Story, Sawyer reveals that he's owned Honchkrow ever since it was a Murkrow.

Origin

Honchkrow's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ultra Sun.

In other languages

Language Name Origin
Japanese ドリバル Drival From ドライバー driver, short for screwdriver
English Sawyer From saw
German Drival From his Japanese name
Spanish Néstor From destornillador (screwdriver)
French Elvis From tournevis (screwdriver)
Italian Ravi From giravite (screwdriver)
Korean 드리버 Driver From 드라이버 driver, short for screwdriver
Chinese (Mandarin) 螺伯 Luóbó From 螺絲刀 luósīdāo / lòhsīdōu (screwdriver) and 伯 bó / baak (respectful term for an older man)
Chinese (Cantonese) 螺伯 Lòhbaak


Forever Loyal!

Language Title
  Japanese 我らの結束は固いぞ Warera no Kessoku wa Katai zo
Mandarin Chinese 我們是非常團結的 Wǒmen Shì Fēicháng Tuánjié de
  French L'union fait la force !
  German Unsere Bindung ist stark!
  Italian Il nostro legame è saldo!
  Korean 우리결속은견고하다 Uri Gyeolsogeun Gyeon-go Hada
  Spanish ¡Somos una piña!

Staunch Ally Night Slash

Language Title
  Japanese 質実剛健の つじぎり Shichijitsugōken no Tsujigiri
Mandarin Chinese 樸實剛毅之 暗襲要害 Pǔshí Gāngyì zhī Ànxí Yàohài
  French Tout pour Son Altesse ! Tranche-Nuit !
  German Nachthieb der Loyalität
  Italian Nottesferza sobria e vigorosa
  Korean 충실강건한 깜짝베기 Chungsilganggeonhan Kkamjjakbegi
  Spanish Tajo Umbrío Fuerte y Firme


References



Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyer
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJames
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalkner
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucian
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmet
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelyn
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked Royal
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSonia
NPCs PauloProfessor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaTina
MeowthRyukiCourtneyTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnLookerCilanChiliCressTeam Break


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