Bisharp (Japanese: キリキザン Kirikizan) is a Dark/Steel-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It is the evolved form of Pawniard.

Biology

Physiology

Bisharp is a tall humanoid-looking warrior-like Pokémon. Its body is heavily armored and appears to be made of metal. Like its pre-evolution, Pawniard, Bisharp has a helmet-like red and gray dome on its forehead with a large and very sharp double-edged yellow blade protruding from its forehead and extending down the back of its head. It has small, glaring eyes with black pupils and a yellow face with a visible frowning mouth. Its torso and abdomen are deep gray with three vertical segments and two sharp, crescent-shaped blades encircling its chest and abdominal sections. It has armored red shoulders with thin black arms and glove-like white hands with two fingers and blades on its elbows. Its legs are powerfully-built and red in color, and its feet (which look like armored boots) are white with a vertical segment running through each.

Behavior

A Bisharp is always the leader of a pack of Pawniard, challenging another Bisharp to become the alpha of the pack. The loser (either the pack leader or the newly evolved one) gets casted off. After a Bisharp becomes leader, it will closely monitor and inspect every Pawniard in its pack so that none of its Pawniard dare to betray it. However, no matter how strong a Bisharp is, it will have to forcibly retired if its head blade is chipped.

The alpha Bisharp will always take command of a pack of Pawniard to track down and subdue prey before finishing it off without mercy.

In the wild, Bisharp and Fraxure are sworn enemies of each other, as they conflict over sharpening stones whenever they find one in their territories.

Evolution

Bisharp is the evolved form of Pawniard, as of level 52.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Route 11 Rare
X and Y Trade, evolve Pawniard One
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Transfer None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Route 17 Rare
Sword and Shield Giant's Seat, Lake of OutrageMotostoke Riverbank
Max Raid Battles: Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness, West Lake Axewell
Rare
SWSH
The Isle of Armor
Challenge Road, Training Lowlands
Max Raid Battles: Brawlers' Cave, Challenge Road, Courageous Cavern, Honeycalm Sea, Soothing Wetlands, Stepping-Stone Sea, Workout Sea
One
Rare
SWSH
The Crown Tundra
Dynamax Adventures None


Pokédex entries

  • Black

    It leads a group of Pawniard. It battles to become the boss, but will be driven from the group if it loses.

  • White

    Bisharp pursues prey in the company of a large group of Pawniard. Then Bisharp finishes off the prey.

  • Black 2

    This pitiless Pokémon commands a group of Pawniard to hound prey into immobility. It then moves in to finish the prey off.

  • White 2

    This pitiless Pokémon commands a group of Pawniard to hound prey into immobility. It then moves in to finish the prey off.

  • X

    This pitiless Pokémon commands a group of Pawniard to hound prey into immobility. It then moves in to finish the prey off.

  • Y

    Bisharp pursues prey in the company of a large group of Pawniard. Then Bisharp finishes off the prey.

  • Omega Ruby

    This pitiless Pokémon commands a group of Pawniard to hound prey into immobility. It then moves in to finish the prey off.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Bisharp pursues prey in the company of a large group of Pawniard. Then Bisharp finishes off the prey.

  • Ultra Sun

    It leads a group of Pawniard. Bisharp doesn't even change its expression when it deals the finishing blow to an opponent.

  • Ultra Moon

    No matter how strong the Bisharp, it's said that if the blade on its head is chipped, it will retire from its position as the boss.

  • Sword

    It's accompanied by a large retinue of Pawniard. Bisharp keeps a keen eye on its minions, ensuring none of them even think of double-crossing it.

  • Shield

    Violent conflicts erupt between Bisharp and Fraxure over places where sharpening stones can be found.


Stats

Bisharp's Stats
HP
65
Attack
125
Defense
100
Sp. Atk
60
Sp. Def
70
Speed
70
Total
490

Learnset

By leveling up

LevelingGeneration VIII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Guillotine 30% 5 Normal Physical
1 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leer —% 30 Normal Status
1 Fury Cutter 20 95% 20 Bug Physical
1 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
15 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
20 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
25 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
30 Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status
35 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
40 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
45 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
50 Laser Focus —% 30 Normal Status
57 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
64 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
71 Guillotine 30% 5 Normal 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.

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Guillotine 30% 5 Normal Physical
1 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
1 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leer —% 30 Normal Status
1 Fury Cutter 20 95% 20 Bug Physical
1 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
6 Leer —% 30 Normal Status
9 Fury Cutter 20 95% 20 Bug Physical
14 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
17 Feint Attack 60 –% 20 Dark Physical
22 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
25 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
30 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
38 Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status
41 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
46 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
49 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
57 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
63 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
71 Guillotine 30% 5 Normal 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Guillotine 30% 5 Normal Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
1 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Leer —% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
1 Fury Cutter 20 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
6 Leer —% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
9 Fury Cutter 20 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
14 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
17 Feint Attack 60 –% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
22 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
25 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
30 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
33 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
38 Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status Clever 1 3 ♥
41 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
46 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
49 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
57 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
63 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 1 0 ♥
71 Guillotine 30% 5 Normal Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leer —% 30 Normal Status
1 Fury Cutter 20 95% 20 Bug Physical
1 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
6 Leer —% 30 Normal Status
9 Fury Cutter 20 95% 20 Bug Physical
14 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
17 Faint Attack 60 –% 20 Dark Physical
22 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
25 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
30 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
38 Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status
41 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
46 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
49 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
57 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
63 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
71 Guillotine 30% 5 Normal 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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM47 Low Sweep 60 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 100% 20 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM47 Low Sweep 60 100% 20 Fighting Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beauty 2 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Tough 3 0 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock Smash (XY) 40 100% 15 Rock Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret Power (ORAS) 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Tough 4 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash (ORAS) 40 100% 15 Rock Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM47 Low Sweep 60 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 100% 20 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal 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.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Bisharp can learn, refer to Pawniard.


Sprites

Appearances

Anime

Trivia

  • Bisharp, along with its pre-evolution, is the first and only Pokémon to have a Dark/Steel-type combination.
    • Interestingly, the Dark and Steel types were both introduced in Generation II.
    • Bisharp and its pre-evolution were the only Pokémon to have ever double resisted Ghost-type moves. As of Pokémon X&Y, this is no longer possible since Steel no longer resists that type.
    • They are also currently the only Steel dual-type Pokémon without a double resistance.
  • Bisharp appears in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, where he's a chief guard of the road to Verdant Court and has at least four Pawniard in his squadron.
  • Out of all the Steel-type Pokémon to evolve from a certain level, Bisharp evolves from its pre-evolved form at the highest level (Level 52).

Origin

Bisharp appears to be based on a samurai, knight, or bandit from Japanese culture, the latter possibly being the reason for its dark typing. Its thief inspiration may make it based on a higher-class thief or gang leader due to hunting in groups and commanding Pawniard. Its body also resemble the types of armor that were worn by feudal Japan infantry. It also resembles a bishop chess piece with its evolution from Pawniard possibly deriving from pawn promotion, a technique in chess where a player can replace a pawn they've moved all the way to the back row of the board with a higher-ranking piece their opponent has captured.

Since many Game Freak staff are self-confessed huge fans of the Godzilla movies, they created Bisharp with the inspiration from Jet Jaguar, a heroic gigantic mecha robot who fought alongside Godzilla in the 1973 film "Godzilla vs Megalon".

Bisharp also originates from various Japanese monster movie villains known as kaijin.

Etymology

Bisharp comes from the chess piece bishop and sharp. It may also come from bisect (to cut something in two).

Its Japanese name, Kirikizan, likely comes from 切り刻む (kirikizamu, to chop up), 斬 (zan, to kill), and possibly 残酷 (zankoku, cruel).

Names in other languages

  • English, Italian and Spanish: Bisharp
  • French: Scalproie
  • German: Caesurio
  • Chinese: 劈斩司令 (mainland, official) / 劈斬司令 (HK & Taiwan)
  • Korean: 절각참

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