Deerling < Sawsbuck > Emolga
Season Pokémon
Normal.gif Grass.gif
6'3" (1.9m)
203.9 lbs (92.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield
2 Attack Points

Sawsbuck (メブキジカ) is the 92nd Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Normal/Grass Type, and it is known as the Season Pokémon.

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.

A third Ability is available to Sawsbuck that come from the Dream World, the Serene Grace Ability. This Ability doubles the chances of its Attacks having a secondary effect.

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.

Gender Differences

Sawsbuck doesn't have any differences that differentiate between male or female across all four forms.

Form Differences

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.

Game Information

Original Games

Sawsbuck appears at Dragonspiral Tower in Black, White, Black 2 and White 2.

Spin-off Games

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.

Anime/Manga Information


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.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

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.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White 30% Dragonspiral Tower: Entrance (Winter)
Dragonspiral Tower: Outside (All Seasons)
Black2/White2 30% Dragonspiral Tower: Entrance & Outside (Winter)
Black2/White2 35% Dragonspiral Tower: Entrance & Outside (Spring, Summer & Autumn)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black They migrate according to the seasons. People can tell the season by looking at Sawsbuck's horns.
White The plants growing on its horns change according to the season. The leaders of the herd possess magnificent horns.
Black 2 They migrate according to the seasons, so some people call Sawsbuck the harbingers of spring.
White 2 They migrate according to the seasons, so some people call Sawsbuck the harbingers of spring.
VI X They migrate according to the seasons. People can tell the season by looking at Sawsbuck's horns.
Y They migrate according to the seasons, so some people call Sawsbuck the harbingers of spring.
Omega Ruby They migrate according to the seasons. People can tell the season by looking at Sawsbuck's horns.
Alpha Sapphire They migrate according to the seasons, so some people call Sawsbuck the harbingers of spring.


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 270 364 .
184 205 299 328
130 145 239 262
Sp. Atk
112 125 219 240
Sp. Def
130 145 239 262
175 195 289 317


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Megahorn Bug.gif 120 85 Physical.png
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Start Camouflage Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Growl Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Sand-Attack Ground.gif N/A 100 Other.png
10 Double Kick Fighting.gif 30 100 Physical.png
13 Leech Seed Grass.gif N/A 90 Other.png
16 Faint Attack Dark.gif 60 N/A Physical.png
20 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
24 Jump Kick Fighting.gif 100 95 Physical.png
28 Aromatherapy Grass.gif N/A N/A Other.png
32 Energy Ball Grass.gif 80 100 Special.png
36 Charm Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
37 Horn Leech Grass.gif 75 100 Physical.png
44 Nature Power Normal.gif ?? ?? Other.png
52 Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
60 Solarbeam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM67 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Special.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fake Tears Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
Natural Gift Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Synthesis Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
Worry Seed Grass.gif -- 100 Other.png
Odor Sleuth Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif  ?? ?? Other.png
Baton Pass Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Grasswhistle Grass.gif -- 55 Other.png

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bounce Flying.gif 85 85 Physical.png
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
Last Resort Normal.gif 140 100 Physical.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Synthesis Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
Worry Seed Grass.gif -- 100 Other.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 34

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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