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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|Sawk and Stephan]]
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 ''[[BW105|Lost at the League!]]'', Sawk was seen defeating a {{p|Gurdurr}} and winning Stephan's third round battle of the [[Vertress Conference]]. In ''[[BW106|Strong Strategy Steals the Show!]]'', Sawk was used as Stephan's final Pokémon when he went up against {{Ash}}. Sawk's first opponent was {{AP|Leavanny}} where he proved himself to have grown even stronger than during the Clubsplosion, managing to defeat the Nurturing Pokémon despite him resisting all of Sawk's moves, his {{a|Swarm}} [[Ability]] being activated, managing to dodge Sawk's initial moves easily and using his powerful {{m|X-Scissor}} attack. Sawk's next opponent was [[Ash's Krookodile]], which had already suffered damage earlier in the match while battling with Stephan's {{p|Liepard}}. The battle was close-fought, however Sawk was defeated by Krookodile's newly learned, super effective {{m|Aerial Ace}}, which eliminated Stephan from the competition.
 
===Personality and 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.
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}}
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