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(ダゲキ Dageki)
Karate Pokémon Pokémon
Ability Gender
Inner Focus
Mold Breaker (Dream World)
0% ♀/100% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
'Blue' Unknown
Weight Height
51.0 kg ??? 1.4 m ???
Body style Footprint
BodyUnknown.png F539.png
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
75 125 75
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
30 75 85

Sawk (Japanese: ダゲキ Dageki) is a Pokémon that was first introduced in the fifth generation games Pokémon Black and White. It, along with Throh, seem to form a fighting type pair similar to Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan. It is easier to find in Pokémon Black than Throh. Its name may be a play on the word "Sock" as in to punch.


Sawk is a blue Pokémon with a blue Gi, a traditional uniform for training and contests in many martial arts. It has two, three-toed feet and it has a very big, bushy, eyebrow.


Sawk does not evolve.

Game Info

Game Locations

Version(s) Location
Black/White Route 10, Route 16, Route 18, Pinwheel Forest

Pokédex Entries

Generations I - IV
Sawk did not appear during the Generation I - IV games.
The sound of Sawk punching boulders and trees can be heard all the way from the mountains where they train.
Tying their belts gets them pumped and makes their punches more destructive. Disturbing their training angers them.
Black 2
White 2
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type Contest Type Appeal Jam
1 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical

1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status

5 Bide - -% 10 Normal Physical

9 Focus Energy - -% 30 Normal Status

13 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical

17 Low Sweep 60 100% 20 Fighting Physical

21 Counter - 100% 20 Fighting Physical

25 Karate Chop 50 100% 25 Fighting Physical

29 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical

33 Bulk Up - -% 20 Fighting Status

37 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical

41 Endure - -% 10 Normal Status

45 Quick Guard - -% 15 Fighting Status

49 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical

53 Reversal - 100% 15 Fighting Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


I Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Sawk did not appear in Generation I
II Gold Silver Crystal Back
Sawk did not appear in Generation II
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Sawk did not appear in Generation III
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Sawk did not appear in Generation IV
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Sawk BW.gif Sawk BW Back.gif
Shiny Sawk BW.gif Shiny Sawk BW Back.gif


  • Sawk is based on a master Karate Fighter.
  • Sawk and Throh can be viewed as the "Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan" of the Unova Region.
  • Sawk's english name was originally going to be 'Sawkem', but was changed late in the process of english localization as a result of possible copyright infringement. Sawk's counterpart (Throh) was to have the english name 'Rawkem' (which, when read in Pokédex order, would read 'Rawkem Sawkem'). This is a play on the famous 80's toy franchise Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots. Even more of a coincidence, are the matching red and blue colors shared between the Pokémon and the game's characters.
  • Sawk along with Throh may be based on the Ashinaga-tenaga, a pair of yokai one of which has long arms and the other has long legs with Sawk representing the longed legged of the pair.
  • Sawk first appeared in M14, but its first appearence in the anime was BW043, where Stephan used it to battle Iris and her Emolga in the Battle Tournament.