Sawsbuck can have one of two Abilities: Chlorophyll, an Ability that doubles its Speed when the weather is Sunny, but the effect doesn't take place on the same turn in which the weather turns Sunny by way of either Sunny Day or Drought; or Sap Sipper, which increases its Attack by one level should it get hit by a Grass-Type attack, and the Ability also prevents damage from Grass-Type Attacks.
Deerling can evolve into a Sawsbuck starting at Level 34.
Sawsbuck is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Sawsbuck One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Sawsbuck is a deer-like Pokémon that is mainly brown and cream in coloration.
Sawsbuck doesn't have any differences that differentiate between male or female across all four forms.
In its spring form, blossoms with pink petals and yellow insides adorn its antlers, with some of the prongs being tipped with cream coloration. A large scruff of cream fur is present on the base of its neck, with its underbelly, as well as its lower legs, being cream-colored as well. Light-orange stripes rim its underbelly, and its back is decorated with sparse pink speckles. The limbs of Sawsbuck are slender, tipped with hooves and a dewclaw-like pointed feature on the underside of the lower legs, and its tail is low and pointed.
Sawsbuck's Summer Form features green leaves that have grown over the majority of its antlers. There is no scruff of fur on its neck, and its tail points slightly upward.
The Autumn Form still features the leaves, but they have become red-brown in appearance. The scruff of fur on its neck regrows, and the tail and hooves take the a similar appearance to the Spring Form.
The Winter Form features no plant-like growth on its antlers. Instead, the antlers appear as a deers' antlers would. The scruff of fur on the front of its neck has grown all around the neck, and extra fur has grown at its hooves, providing extra warmth.
Sawsbuck appears at the Arbor Area's Verdant Courts in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. To befriend it you'll need to win a tag race against it.
Trading Card Game
Sawsbuck is listed as a Rare Card in the Black&White and Emerging Powers sets.
Burgundy uses a Sawsbuck in the episodes A Connoisseur's Revenge! and Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!. Wild Sawsbuck were predominantly featured in the episode The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!, which featured all four of its forms.
Wild Sawsbuck appear in both versions of Pokémon Movie 14.
Sawsbuck's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Sawsbuck is in the PU tier of competitive battling. It has two great abilities in Sap Sipper and Chlorophyll, with the former allowing for it to switch into Grass moves and gain an Attack boost while the latter doubles its Speed stat in the Sun. Its best set is a Choice Scarf set that can act as a powerful revenge killer thanks to its solid STABs in Double-Edge and Horn Leech while having the ability to pivot with Baton Pass. It can also run a Swords Dance set with a Life Orb that can function as a powerful sweeping and wallbreaking threat. Sawsbuck faces a lot of competition from Leafeon as a physical Grass-type as Leafeon boasts much better physical bulk, but Sawsbuck can differentiate itself thanks to its Normal-typing which gives it a secondary STAB to hit Grass resists like Roselia especially hard. Sawsbuck also has six weaknesses and poor defenses, which leaves it susceptible to being revenge killed especially if it does not have Chlorophyll or a Choice Scarf to boost its Speed stat.
Sawsbuck is also viable in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. It distinguishes itself from other Grass-types thanks to its secondary Normal typing and ability in Sap Sipper. Sawsbuck's Speed stat puts it ahead a number of offensive threats like Vivillon, Rotom, Lilligant, and Zangoose, while tying with Jynx, Primeape, and Haunter. Sawsbucks' typing makes it a wonderful Rotom check as it can switch into both of its STABs comfortably. Sawsbuck has Swords Dance to boost its Attack stat, and with a powerful STAB in Double-Edge and STAB Horn Leech to replenish lost health through recoil and Life Orb damage, Sawsbuck can become quite the threatening sweeper. Unfortunately, Sawsbuck is frail and has numerous weaknesses to a number of common attacking types, leaving it vulnerable to being revenge killed by faster threats like Scyther, Archeops, Tauros, and Charizard. Sawsbuck also needs to have Steel- and Poison-types like Garbodor, Steelix, Ferroseed, Vileplume, and Weezing weakened before being able to set up for a potential sweep.