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Pokemon Black and White Pokedex - Sawk

#045 Unova / #539 National
Species classification: Karate Pokemon
Sturdy – Leaves 1 HP when Pokemon would otherwise be one-hit KOed
Inner Focus – Prevents user from flinching
Dream World abilities: Mold Breaker – disables opponents' abilities
Location found (Black/White): Routes 10, 15, 18,Pinwheel Forest (more common in Black)
Wild hold items: Black Belt (rare)
Egg groups: Humanshape
Capture rate: 45
Gender ratio: Male only
Experience at lvl 100: 1,000,000
Base stats: 75 HP / 125 Atk / 75 Def / 30 SAtk / 75 SDef / 85 Spd / 465 Total
Effort values: 2 Attack
Evolution family: None

ThrohandSawkare theHitmonleeandHitmonchanof Black and White. Clearly meant as a physical attacker,Sawk is still a well-rounded Pokemon stats-wise except for his dismal special attack. Sawk's attack stat slightly edges out his twin Hitmonlee's (base 125 vs base 120), and his HP and defense are considerable higher too, althoughSawk lacks the ultra-high special defense of Hitmonlee. Like Throh, Sawk's level-up movepool is a smorgasbord of STAB physical attacks, so load him up with a few moves that will really take advantage ofhis natural talents. Speaking of nature, you really can't go wrong with Adamant (+Attack, -Special Attack) on any of the Fighting types mentioned in this article, since you won't be using any special attacks whatsoever with them.

Side note: Why so many pure Fighting-types based on manly humanshapes? I think it would have been cool if one of the Pokemon in the Throh/Sawk duo were based on a more feminine concept. Just a thought!

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