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'''Stephan's Sawk''' (Japanese: '''ケニヤンのダゲキ''' ''Kenyan's Dageki'') is the second {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} [[Stephan]] was revealed to have on hand. He made his first appearance in ''[[BW041|The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga VS Sawk!]]''
 
==HistoryIn the anime==
[[File:Stephan and Sawk.png|thumb|left|250px|StephanSawk and SawkStephan]]
Sawk debuted in ''[[BW041|The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga VS Sawk!]]''. He was first used during the [[Club Battle]] tournament in where he battled against [[Iris's Emolga]]. Sawk proved a troublesome opponent for Emolga, as he could use his {{m|Close Combat}} to block Emolga's {{m|Attract}}. Stephan had stated that since Sawk is an [[Gender|all male species]], he trained him specifically to defend himself against gender based attacks. However, when attacking Emolga, her {{a|Static}} Ability kicked in, paralyzing Sawk. When Emolga launched a barrage of Attracts, Sawk was forced to block them all with Close Combat, lowering his defenses gradually. Eventually, Sawk's paralysis rendered him immobile, allowing Emolga to defeat him with a single {{m|Volt Switch}}.
 
In ''[[BW069|Climbing the Tower of Success!]]'', Stephan entered a competition for the [[Wishing Bell Festival]] and chose Sawk as his partner. His Trainer attempted to take his belt from him for the scavenger hunt portion of the contest as the item he needed was a [[Type-enhancing item#Black Belt{{i|Black Belt]]}}. However, he did not give it up so easily. Later, he cosplayed as [[Nurse Joy's Audino]] for the dress-up portion of the contest which helped the two get through to the next portion. During the final portion, he helped deflect the attacks of the Pokémon trying to blow out Stephan's Litwick candle as the two climbed [[Mistralton Tower]]. Thanks to their teamwork, and a little help from {{p|Litwick}}, Stephan was able to win the contest.
[[File:Stephan Sawk asMontgomery AudinoThroh.png|thumb|250px|Sawk disguised asand [[Nursehis Joy'srival, Audino]]Throh]]
Later,Sawk hewas cosplayedStephan's aschosen Pokémon for the [[NurseClubsplosion]] Joyin ''[[BW070|The Clubsplosion Begins!]]'' where his first opponent was [[Edmund]]'s {{TPp|Nurse Joy|AudinoSeismitoad}}. forDue to the dress-sudden rain, Sawk had a hard time keeping up portionwith ofSeismitoad thewho contesthad whichactivated helpedits the[[Ability]], two{{a|Swift getSwim}}. throughHowever he was able to theslow nextit portiondown using {{m|Low Sweep}} and finished it off with a powerful {{m|Close Combat}}. During the final portionbreak, he{{an|Bianca}} was admiring how strong Sawk was when they were helpedapproached deflectby the attacksprevious year's tournament winner, [[Montgomery]]. Sawk was then introduced to his tournament rival, a {{p|Throh}} that belonged to Montgomery. In a sign of disrespect, Throh pushed Sawk out of his way as he walked by which only made the Karate Pokémon tryingmore eager to blowbattle outhim. However Stephan's Litwickmanaged candleto ascalm him down. Sawk continued to watch the twofirst climbedround battles with his Trainer in the [[MistraltonBW071|next Towerepisode]]. ThanksDuring tothe theirbreak teamworkbetween battles, Stephan and aSawk littlevolunteered to help from{{Ash}} and {{pAP|LitwickScraggy}} perfect {{m|Focus Blast}} but they were interrupted by Bianca, Stephanwho was, ableagain, excitably admiring Sawk and feeling his muscles. In ''[[BW072|Search for the Clubultimate!]]'', Sawk was used to winbattle against [[Cilan's Pansage]]. Sawk used Close Combat first to block Pansage's {{m|Bullet Seed}} and then for a direct attack. As Sawk attacked with {{m|Karate Chop}}, Pansage countered by using {{m|Bite}} on Sawk's arm. While Pansage was still holding onto Sawk's arm, the contestKarate Pokémon smashed him into the ground. Pansage still stood up, but was then defeated with a Low Sweep.
[[File:Stephan and Sawk hug.png|thumb|left|250px|Sawk and Stephan hugging after winning the Clubsplosion]]
In ''[[BW073|Commanding the Clubsplosion Crown!]]'', Sawk faced [[Bianca's Emboar]] in the semi-final round of the Clubsplosion. He was able to defeat the Mega Fire Pig Pokémon with a dual Karate Chop attack which advanced Stephan to the final round where he would face Montgomery's Throh. Before the final round though, Sawk and his Trainer got to enjoy a special meal made for them put together by Cilan. At last the time for the final round came and Sawk met Throh on the battle field. Sawk started the battle off but Throh kept blocking his attacks. Each time Throh attempted to use a throw attack on Sawk, he would always regain his posture before he would hit the ground. It seemed that Throh finally had Sawk with {{m|Bind}} but he was able to escape it by using Bulk Up followed by Close Combat. Throh tried using {{m|Seismic Toss}} in a last ditch effort to bring down Sawk. Though he escaped, both Pokémon crashed to the ground taking serious damage. Throh got back up first and was going to use Bind on the still downed Sawk. Responding to Stephan's encouragement, he managed to at least sit up with his back facing Throh. When he got too close Sawk turned around and unleashed one final Close Combat. Throh remained standing afterwards but Sawk bowed his head then turned around, knowing the match was over. The Judo Pokémon fainted right after that. Stephan was now the Clubsplosion champion and Trainer and Pokémon hugged one another to celebrate their victory.
 
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[[File:Stephan and Sawk hug.png|thumb|250px|Stephan and Sawk hugging after winning the Clubsplosion]]
In ''[[BW073|Commanding the Clubsplosion Crown!]]'', Sawk faced {{an|Bianca}}'s {{TP|Bianca|Emboar}} in the semi-final round of the Clubsplosion. He was able to defeat the Mega Fire Pig Pokémon with a dual Karate Chop attack which advanced Stephan to the final round where he would face Montgomery's Throh. Before the final round though, Sawk and his Trainer got to enjoy a special meal made for them put together by Cilan. At last the time for the final round came and Sawk met Throh on the battle field. Sawk started the battle off but Throh kept blocking his attacks. Each time Throh attempted to use a throw attack on Sawk, he would always regain his posture before he would hit the ground. It seemed that Throh finally had Sawk with {{m|Bind}} but he was able to escape it by using Bulk Up followed by Close Combat. Throh tried using {{m|Seismic Toss}} in a last ditch effort to bring down Sawk. Though he escaped, both Pokémon crashed to the ground taking serious damage. Throh got back up first and was going to use Bind on the still downed Sawk. Responding to Stephan's encouragement, he managed to at least sit up with his back facing Throh. When he got too close Sawk turned around and unleashed one final Close Combat. Throh remained standing afterwards but Sawk bowed his head then turned around, knowing the match was over. The Judo Pokémon fainted right after that. Stephan was now the Clubsplosion champion and Trainer and Pokémon hugged one another to celebrate their victory.
 
In [[BW105]], Sawk was seen defeating a {{p|Gurdurr}}===Personality and winning Stephan's third round battle of the [[Higaki Conference]].characteristics===
[[File:Sawk Audino.png|thumb|250px|Sawk cosplaying as Nurse Joy's Audino]]
True to his species norm, Sawk is a dedicated fighter and always takes a {{pkmn|battle}} seriously. Outside of battle, Sawk is usually calm and collective even when watching other Pokémon battle as seen in ''[[BW070|The Clubsplosion Begins!]]''. He seems to be protective of his black belt as he wasn't so willing to give it to Stephan for the scavenger hunt portion of the [[Wishing Bell Festival]] contest, though he most likely could've given in later on in order to help out his Trainer because when the scavenger hunt portion ended, Stephan had a black belt with him. He doesn't seem to mind acting or dressing up as he looked quite content dressed as [[Nurse Joy's Audino]] and did a good imitation of it for another portion of the same contest.
 
==PersonalitySawk can also become flustered when he feels another Pokémon is being disrespectful towards him, as seen in ''[[BW070|The Clubsplosion Begins!]]''. when Montgomery's Throh bumped shoulders with him. Despite his tough front, Sawk is also patient and characteristics==kind to friends of his Trainer. He allows {{an|Bianca}} to admire his strength and show affection to him, and has no problem embracing Stephan in a hug during times of celebration. He is very respectful when he is battling, as shown in ''[[BW073|Commanding the Clubsplosion Crown!]]'', when he bowed to Throh prior to him passing out. He meditates just prior to every battle, as he comes out of his {{i|Poké Ball}}.
True to his species norm, Sawk is a dedicated fighter and always takes a battle seriously. Outside of battle, Sawk is usually calm and collective even when watching other Pokémon battle as seen in ''[[BW070|The Clubsplosion Begins!]]''. He seems to be protective of his black belt as he wasn't so willing to give it to Stephan for the scavenger hunt portion of the Wishing Bell Festival contest. He doesn't seem to mind acting or dressing up as he looked quite content dressed as [[Nurse Joy's Audino]] and did a good imitation of it for another portion of the same contest. Sawk can also become flustered when he feels another Pokémon is being disrespectful towards him, as seen in ''[[BW070|The Clubsplosion Begins!]]'' when Montgomery's Throh bumped shoulders with him. Despite his tough front, Sawk is also patient and kind to friends of his Trainer. He allows {{an|Bianca}} to admire his strength and show affection to him, and has no problem embracing Stephan in a hug during times of celebration. He is very respectful when he is battling, as shown in ''[[BW073|Commanding the Clubsplosion Crown!]]'' when he bowed to Throh prior to him passing out. He meditates just prior to every battle, as he comes out of his Poké Ball.
 
===Moves used===
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{{anmov|fighting|Close Combat|BW041|The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!|rec=yes}}
 
==In the games==
[[File:PWT Stephan Sawk 01.png|thumb|right|200px|A {{p|Snivy}} battling against Stephan's Sawk]]
==={{gamen|Next PWT download for Japanese Black 2 and White 2 announced|Stephan's Sawk made an appearance}} in the [[Pokémon World Tournament]] [[You Challenge the Isshu League Too!|download]] that was available for players of the Japanese [[Pokémon Black 2 and White Versions 2|Pokémon Black 2}}=== and White 2]] games from December 3, 2012 to January 31, 2013. The tournament was based on the [[Vertress Conference]] in the anime, which was conducted under Single Battle rules.
{{n|Next PWT download for Japanese Black 2 and White 2 announced|Stephan's Sawk makes an appearance in}} the [[Pokémon World Tournament]] [[Unova League Tournament|download]] that has been announced for players of the Japanese [[Pokémon Black and White Versions 2|Pokémon Black 2 and White 2]] games. The tournament is based on the [[Higaki Conference]] in the anime, which is conducted under Single Battle rules.
 
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