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Stephan's Sawk

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Sawk 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|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, AudinoThroh]]
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 Montgomery Throh.png|thumb|left|Sawk and his rival, Throh]]
Sawk was Stephan's chosen Pokémon for the [[Clubsplosion]] tournament in ''[[BW070|The Clubsplosion Begins!]]'' where his first opponent was [[Edmund]]'s {{p|Seismitoad}}. Due to the sudden rain, Sawk had a hard time keeping up with Seismitoad who had activated its Ability, {{a|Swift Swim}}. However he was able to slow it down using {{m|Low Sweep}} and finished it off with a powerful {{m|Close Combat}}. During the break, {{an|Bianca}} was admiring how strong Sawk was when they were approached by the previous 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 more eager to battle him. However Stephan managed to calm him down. Sawk continued to watch the first round battles with his Trainer in the [[BW071|next episode]]. During the break between battles, Stephan and Sawk volunteered to help {{Ash}} and {{AP|Scraggy}} perfect {{m|Focus Blast}} but they were interrupted by Bianca, who was, again, excitably admiring Sawk and feeling his muscles. In ''[[BW072|Search for the Clubultimate!]]'', Sawk was used to battle 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 Karate 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|250px|Stephan and Sawk hugging after winning the Clubsplosion]]
 
==Personality and characteristics==
[[File:Sawk as 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 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.
 
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