Pawniard

Pawniard is a Dark/Steel type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Sharp Blade Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 624
Type Dark Steel
Species Sharp Blade Pokémon
Height 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 22.5 lbs (10.2 kg)
Abilities Defiant
Inner Focus
Pressure (hidden ability)
Local № 130 (Black/White)
223 (Black 2/White 2)
048 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
337 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 68
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Human-Like
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 85
157 295
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 60
112 240
Total 340 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Pawniard.

Evolution chart

(Level 52)

Pokédex entries

Black Blades comprise this Pokémon’s entire body. If battling dulls the blades, it sharpens them on stones by the river.
White They fight at Bisharp’s command. They cling to their prey and inflict damage by sinking their blades into it.
Black 2
White 2
Ignoring their injuries, groups attack by sinking the blades that cover their bodies into their prey.
X
Omega Ruby
Blades comprise this Pokémon’s entire body. If battling dulls the blades, it sharpens them on stones by the river.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Ignoring their injuries, groups attack by sinking the blades that cover their bodies into their prey.
Ultra Sun After shredding its prey, it sharpens its blades on a stone by the river. Each Pawniard has its own favorite sharpening stone.
Ultra Moon It follows Bisharp’s orders to a tee when it attacks enemies. After slashing an opponent, Pawniard clangs both of its blades together.

Moves learned by Pawniard

Moves learnt by level up

Pawniard learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ScratchNormal 40 100
6LeerNormal 100
9Fury CutterBug 40 95
14TormentDark 100
17Feint AttackDark 60
22Scary FaceNormal 100
25Metal ClawSteel 50 95
30SlashNormal 70 100
33AssuranceDark 60 100
38Metal SoundSteel 85
41EmbargoDark 100
46Iron DefenseSteel
49Night SlashDark 70 100
54Iron HeadSteel 80 100
57Swords DanceNormal
62GuillotineNormal

Egg moves

Pawniard learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pawniard egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
HeadbuttNormal 70 100
Mean LookNormal
Psycho CutPsychic 70 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Quick GuardFighting
RevengeFighting 60 100
Stealth RockRock
Sucker PunchDark 70 100

Move Tutor moves

Pawniard can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual ChopDragon 40 90
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Iron DefenseSteel
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Knock OffDark 65 100
Low KickFighting 100
Magnet RiseElectric
Role PlayPsychic
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Stealth RockRock

Moves learnt by TM

Pawniard is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
69Rock PolishRock
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
75Swords DanceNormal
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Pawniard can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Pawniard learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ScratchNormal 40 100
6LeerNormal 100
9Fury CutterBug 40 95
14TormentDark 100
17Feint AttackDark 60
22Scary FaceNormal 100
25Metal ClawSteel 50 95
30SlashNormal 70 100
33AssuranceDark 60 100
38Metal SoundSteel 85
41EmbargoDark 100
46Iron DefenseSteel
49Night SlashDark 70 100
54Iron HeadSteel 80 100
57Swords DanceNormal
62GuillotineNormal

Egg moves

Pawniard learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pawniard egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
HeadbuttNormal 70 100
Mean LookNormal
Psycho CutPsychic 70 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Quick GuardFighting
RevengeFighting 60 100
Stealth RockRock
Sucker PunchDark 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pawniard is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
69Rock PolishRock
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
75Swords DanceNormal
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Pawniard can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Pawniard sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Pawniard  sprite from Black & White Pawniard  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Pawniard Shiny sprite from Black & White Pawniard Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Pawniard

Black
White
Route 9, 11
Black 2
White 2
Route 9
X
Y
Route 15, Lost Hotel
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 17

Other languages

English Pawniard
Japanese コマタナ (Komatana)
German Gladiantri
French Scalpion

Name origin

pawn
the least important chess piece
poniard
a dagger