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Stephan's Sawk

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[[File:Stephan and Sawk.png|thumb|left|250px|StephanSawk and SawkStephan]]
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}}.
[[File:Stephan Sawk Montgomery Throh.png|thumb|250px|Sawk and his rival, Throh]]
Sawk was Stephan's chosen Pokémon for the [[Clubsplosion]] 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|left|250px|StephanSawk and SawkStephan 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.