Sawk

Sawk is a Fighting type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Karate Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 539
Type Fighting
Species Karate Pokémon
Height 1.4 m (4′07″)
Weight 51.0 kg (112.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sturdy
2. Inner Focus
Mold Breaker (hidden ability)
Local № 045 (Black/White)
268 (Black 2/White 2)
098 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
249 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 163
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Human-Like
Gender 100% male, 0% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 75
260 354
Attack 125
229 383
Defense 75
139 273
Sp. Atk 30
58 174
Sp. Def 75
139 273
Speed 85
157 295
Total 465 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 Sawk.

Evolution chart

Sawk changes

Pokédex entries

Black The sound of Sawk punching boulders and trees can be heard all the way from the mountains where they train.
White Tying their belts gets them pumped and makes their punches more destructive. Disturbing their training angers them.
Black 2
White 2
Desiring the strongest karate chop, they seclude themselves in mountains and train without sleeping.
X
Omega Ruby
Desiring the strongest karate chop, they seclude themselves in mountains and train without sleeping.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Tying their belts gets them pumped and makes their punches more destructive. Disturbing their training angers them.
Sword If you see a Sawk training in the mountains in its single-minded pursuit of strength, it’s best to quietly pass by.
Shield The karate chops of a Sawk that’s trained itself to the limit can cleave the ocean itself.

Moves learned by Sawk

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
5Focus EnergyNormalStatus
10Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
15Quick GuardFightingStatus
20Low SweepFightingPhysical 65 100
25Bulk UpFightingStatus
30RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100
35Brick BreakFightingPhysical 75 100
40CounterFightingPhysical 100
45EndureNormalStatus
50ReversalFightingPhysical 100
55Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

Sawk does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CoachingFightingStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BideNormalPhysical
1Focus EnergyNormalStatus
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
5Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
9Low SweepFightingPhysical 65 100
13CounterFightingPhysical 100
17Karate ChopFightingPhysical 50 100
21Brick BreakFightingPhysical 75 100
25Bulk UpFightingStatus
29RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100
33EndureNormalStatus
37Quick GuardFightingStatus
41Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100
45ReversalFightingPhysical 100

Egg moves

Sawk does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Sawk 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
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Sawk sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Sawk  sprite from Black & White Sawk  sprite from X & Y Sawk  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Sawk Shiny sprite from Black & White Sawk Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Sawk

Black
White
Route 10, 15, 18, Pinwheel Forest
Black 2
White 2
Route 15, 18, 23, Victory Road, Pinwheel Forest
X Route 11
Y
Omega Ruby
Trade/migrate from another game
Alpha Sapphire Route 112
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Route 8, Bridge Field, Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Outskirts, Motostoke Riverbank
Shield Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Sawk
Japanese ダゲキ (Dageki)
German Karadonis
French Karaclée

Name origin

sock
to punch