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What is a good moveset for Sawk?

3 votes

Counterpart to Throh with better Attack and Speed. (Is it just me, or do these two look like "The Thing" from the Fantastic Four?)

Sawk pokedex

asked Oct 14, 2010 by Pokemaster
edited Aug 12, 2012 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Neverused
sawk is good as i have one in my team
They kinda do like "The Thing", except he was an earthy brown color, and without the Judogi and/or the Karategi.
me too
Likly tier borderline.:-)
Lawl. Actual tier: NU

13 Answers

4 votes

I think Nageki has morepromise than this guy. However, this guy is okay.

Ability: Mold Breaker

EVs: Attack, Speed, HP Nature: Adamant

Earthquake: A classic way to make use of Mold Breaker.

Stone Edge: Deal with Flying types.

Endure: You'll see why soon.

Reversal: For massive power with Endure. Make sure to hold a Salac Berry.

answered Oct 14, 2010 by trachy
3 votes

Sawk (M) @ Salac Berry

Role: 1 HP Sweeper

Trait: Sturdy

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Atk, -SDef)

  • Work Up
  • Reversal
  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge

Okay, I want to start by noting that I drained all of his IV's in Defense and Special Defense.

Use Work Up on the First turn to get an Attack boost ( The Defense boost would hinder the strategy from bulk up, so I used work up ) And Then Get down to 1 Hp with Sturdy, Salac Berry Increases your Speed, and you have a 200 Power Reversal, plus STAB is like 250. With Earthquake and Stone Edge as Coverage, Although this Sawk is easily bested by priority, he rocks for some late game Sweeping.

answered Jul 30, 2011 by Josh
jolly nature...
so wrong
jolly= +speed - spattk
200+STAB would be 300. Even better
3 votes

Sawk (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Mold Breaker
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Close Combat
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Poison Jab

It major sucks that I had to settle for Poison Jab on the last move, but this guy rocks as a scarfer with that 383 attack stat and only decent speed.

Close Combat is STAB and you just have to hope that Scarf does it's job well after you use it -- Edge-Quake coverage. ( E-quake also can cover more with Mold Breaker )
And Poison Jab is a filler slot.

answered Apr 17, 2012 by 10%
0 votes

Hmm, I've never played Pokemon Black and White and we haven't realize all move ability yet. Anyway due to our current information, I think

Stone Egde is good against Flying type pokemon
Payback for physic type pokemon
close combat (the powerful fighting move)
the last move I don't know :p maybe you should use Vengeance ( the new move)

Sorry about if I'm wrong, please let me know :) thanks

answered Oct 14, 2010 by banemu
In a single battle, Vegeance won't be very useful. I think it will work on the first turn you switch in (assuming one of your pokemon fainted) but after that regular power.
0 votes

Sawk (M) @ Salac Berry
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 4 HP / 248 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SDef / 248 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Reversal
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Counter

answered Apr 28, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 16, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Abilty: Sturdy
Nature: Adamant
Rock slide/stone edge
Brick break
Bulk up

answered May 1, 2011 by BlackHaxorus
0 votes

Sawk (M) @Salac Berry

Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge
- Reversal
- Earthquake

Sweeper and 1HP Sweeper.

answered Dec 5, 2011 by Tysonyoshi
edited Apr 24, 2012 by Speed freak
Focus Sash on a pokemon that could have Sturdy?
You'd be better off using Study and something like a Muscle band, as Mold Break only supports Earthquake.
oh I though it also lets fighting types hit ghosttypes :P
That's Scrappy, Tysonyoshi.
0 votes

Physical Sweeper
Sawk (M) @ Leftovers or Expert Belt
Nature: Any nature the Sawk has when you caught it.
Ability: Inner Focus
-Close Combat/Giga (Good moves. Even in spite of the Defence and Sp. Def decrease on C.C.)
-Poison Jab (To poison enemies)
-Rock tomb (Covers Flying weakness. Also slows down your enemy)
-Payback (Covers Phsychic weakness)
The best stats to raise would be: Attack (To do even more damage), Defence (To last Against Brave Bird, Wing Attack and so on) and Sp. Def. (To last against those psychic moves. Also to last aganst Air slash) Wow this was a big answer in my opinion.

answered Oct 27, 2012 by L@Z0RStaraptor
0 votes

untouchable sub-punch

Nature adamant
trait sturdy
evs 252 atk 252 speed 6 atk

double team


focus punch

stone edge

answered Jan 14, 2013 by Bayranoxes
low sweep a good move if to scared close combat will miss
close combat a super effective move
bulk up raises attack
payback good for ghost type pokemon
My sawk has  
Focus Energy
Close combat
Ice punch
Focus Blast
Are this moves ok or not ?
Replace pritect with earthquake and replace focus blast with... idk stone edge maybe?
0 votes

Sawk the Swepper
Nature - Adamant
Ability - Mold Breaker
Item - Choice Scarf
Close Combat - Against dark types, steel types, rock types, ground types etc...
Stone Edge - Against flying types, fire types, psychic types, Bug types, Ghost types etc..
Ice Punch - Against grass types, Dragon Types.
Earthquake - Kills almoust everything.
The strategy is after you use Close combat you have to switch because your stats goes down but a very well played strategy with this moveset you can clean almost every team.

answered Jun 2, 2013 by JoaoMoradas
0 votes

I think Sawk is one of the best type-coverage Pokemon that is reliable in every case (in his tier). It can learn and use really good Electric/Ground/Ice/Fighting moves at the same time. Plus it has Mold Breaker! That gives him even more coverage + he can hit Shedinja, too! (It was the only weakness of the moveset. )
Only Pokemons in his tier those cause problem to him are some pure Psychic Pokemons. That can be solved with a dark Pokemon if you need. So here's the obvious moveset:

Sawk @ Shell Bell
Trait: Mold Breaker
EVs: Atk, Speed, Hp
Adamant (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Close Combat (Powerful STAB, it's okay to lower defenses since your aim is not to take hits)
- Earthquake (Mold breaker does the job)
- Ice Punch (Extra coverage + has a chance to hit 4x to some flyings those were problematic)
- Thunder Punch (Extra coverage + Water/Flying may heal you completely, he outspeeds all except Swanna)

I chose Shell Bell over Leftovers because Sawk doesnt have high HP and he hits hard almost everything. I think Shell bell is better if you'll go with this set. Still dont expect him much since it's not that good in terms of stats. It's a fighting type with low hp&defs and okay speed thus any super effective moves or some powerful STABs by faster opponents can 1H-KO him.

answered Aug 7, 2013 by adilazimdegilx
edited Aug 8, 2013 by adilazimdegilx
0 votes

Sawk @ Choice Band
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Trait: Mold Breaker
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature

  • Close Combet
  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
  • Ice Punch

...Do I need to explain at all?

answered Aug 8, 2013 by JarJar~
0 votes


sawk (M) @black belt
trait: sturdy

ice punch
brick break
endure (even though you have sturdy endure is for when you are not on full HP)

answered Dec 1, 2013 by the cool heracross
What good blast move could sawk learn because it sucks that he does not get a blast move like Lucario has aura sphere and he has to relay only in physical moves