|#539|| Sturdy/Inner Focus|
|4'3" (1.3m)||122.4 lbs (55.5kg)|
|Male: 100%||Female: 0%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|BL3||2 Attack Points|
Sawk (Unova Pokédex. He is a Fighting Type, and is known as the Karate Pokémon.) is the 45th Pokémon in the
Sawk's two abilities are Sturdy, which makes this Pokémon immune to One-Hit KO moves such as Fissure and Horn Drill, and starting with Generation V, Pokémon with Sturdy cannot be KO'd when its HP is full; and Inner Focus, which prevents the Pokémon from flinching except when attempting to use Focus Punch. A third ability, exclusive to Sawk from the Dream World, called Mold Breaker, which nullifies the effect of the foe's abilities on this Pokémon in battle.
Sawk cannot evolve, nor does he have a pre-evolved form
Sawk is in the Human-Like Egg Group, and it will take approximately 5,120 steps for his Egg to hatch. It takes Sawk One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Sawk takes on the appearance of a blue karate master.
Sawk are exclusively male. Because of this, the only way to breed a Sawk egg is for it to breed with a Ditto.
Sawk appear at Routes 10, 15, 18, and Pinwheel Forest in Black and White. Despite the rarity percentages, Sawk is more likely to appear in Pokémon Black than in Pokémon White. This also holds true in Black 2 and White 2; while Sawk will appear on Routes 15, 18, 23, outside the Pinwheel Forest and the Cliffside section of Victory Road in both Generation V sequels, Sawk are easier to find in Pokémon Black 2.
Sawk appears at Volcanic Slope Canyon 3-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Sawk appears at the Crag Area's Colosseum in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, but won't appear until Boldore has been befriended. Befriending it is a unique challenge unto itself: you have to defeat it and Throh in battle at the same time, after which you'll be able to call for Sawk's assistance in battle.
Trading Card Game
Sawk is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Emerging Powers set, and as a Rare Card in the Black&White set.
A trainer named Stephen uses Sawk during the Don Battle Tournament, losing to Iris and her Emolga in the episode The Club Battle Hearts of Fury, Emolga Versus Sawk!. Stephen would return with Sawk during the Donamite Tournament.
Another trainer uses Sawk during the Black version of Pokémon Movie 14.
Sawk's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Sawk is a part of the Borderline 3 (BL3) tier of competitive battling, meaning that it is banned from the Neverused (NU) tier but not used enough to be a part of the Rarelyused (RU) tier. With a strong STAB attack in Close Combat and great coverage options in Knock Off, Poison Jab, and Zen Headbutt, Sawk can be very difficult to wall. Its ability Sturdy gives it the ability to live any hit from full health and retaliate with a hard hitting attack, meaning that it does not fail to pull its weight against offensive teams. Its best set is a Choice Band set that gives it maximum power to work with and can act as a brutal wallbreaker of sorts. Sawk's biggest flaws are its frailty and average Speed stat that leave it rather easy to revenge kill, especially after Sturdy has been broken. It also faces stiff competition from other offensive Fighting-types like Medicham and Hitmonlee.
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
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