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 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 10.2 kg (22.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Defiant
2. 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)
246 (Sword/Shield)
029 (The Isle of Armor)

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 (4,884–5,140 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.
Sword It uses river stones to maintain the cutting edges of the blades covering its body. These sharpened blades allow it to bring down opponents.
Shield A pack of these Pokémon forms to serve a Bisharp boss. Each Pawniard trains diligently, dreaming of one day taking the lead.

Moves learned by Pawniard

Moves learnt by level up

Pawniard learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
5Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
10Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
15TormentDarkStatus 100
20Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
25AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
30Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
35SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
40Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
45Iron DefenseSteelStatus
50Laser FocusNormalStatus
55Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
60Swords DanceNormalStatus
65GuillotineNormalPhysical 30

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
Mean LookNormalStatus
Quick GuardFightingStatus
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100

Move Tutor moves

Pawniard can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

Pawniard is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Pawniard is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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.
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
6LeerNormalStatus 100
9Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
14TormentDarkStatus 100
17Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
22Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
25Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
30SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
33AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
38Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
41EmbargoDarkStatus 100
46Iron DefenseSteelStatus
49Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
54Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
57Swords DanceNormalStatus
62GuillotineNormalPhysical 30

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.
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
Mean LookNormalStatus
Psycho CutPsychicPhysical 70 100
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
Quick GuardFightingStatus
RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 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 ChopDragonPhysical 40 90
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Low KickFightingPhysical 100
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Role PlayPsychicStatus
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Stealth RockRockStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Pawniard sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Pawniard  sprite from Black & White Pawniard  sprite from X & Y Pawniard  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Pawniard  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Pawniard Shiny sprite from Black & White Pawniard Shiny sprite from X & Y Pawniard Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 8, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Outskirts, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness, Challenge Road, Forest of Focus, Potbottom Desert, Soothing Wetlands

Other languages

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

Name origin

pawn
the least important chess piece
poniard
a dagger