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)
367 (Scarlet/Violet)
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) (defeat 3 Bisharp that are holding Leader's Crest)

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.
Scarlet Pawniard will fearlessly challenge even powerful foes. In a pinch, it will cling to opponents and pierce them with the blades all over its body.
Violet Any chips in its blades would prove fatal for it. After each battle, it diligently maintains its blades using its favorite sharpening stone.

Moves learned by Pawniard

Moves learnt by level up

Pawniard learns the following moves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet 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
50RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100
55Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
60Swords DanceNormalStatus
65GuillotineNormalPhysical 30

Egg moves

Pawniard learns the following moves via breeding or picnics in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Pawniard gen 9 learnset page.

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

Moves learnt by TM

Pawniard is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:

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 gen 8 learnset 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:

Pawniard sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Pawniard  sprite from Black & White Pawniard  sprite from X & Y Pawniard  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Pawniard  sprite from Sword & Shield Pawniard  sprite from Scarlet & Violet
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
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus
Not available in this game
Scarlet
Violet
Tagtree Thicket, North Province (Area Two), East Province (Area Three), South Province (Area Five), The Great Crater of Paldea

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