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Stephan's Sawk

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In the anime: replaced: {{OBP|Black Belt|item}} → {{i|Black Belt}}
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 {{OBPi|Black Belt|item}}. 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 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.