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Pawniard (Japanese: コマタナ Komatana) is a Dark/Steel-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Pawniard is a small bipedal humanoid-looking warrior Pokémon. Its body appears to be metallic. It has a round head and appears to be wearing an armored red and gray helmet with a razor-sharp metal blade protruding from its forehead. Beneath its helmet, it has a light gray face, no visible mouth, and beady yellow eyes with small black pupils. Its round chest and abdomen are deep gray with three vertical segments and two sharp metal blades encircling its upper and lower body. It has metallic-red extremities with sharp blades on the ends of its hands and two round white toes on its feet.

Behavior

Pawniard travel in groups with a Bisharp as their leader. From the first day of having a full exoskeleton, one Pawniard from a clutch will establish dominance over the others through battle. Once it evolves into Bisharp, the other Pawniard will follow its instructions, no matter how dangerous the instructions are.

Pawniard will, when not hunting, sleeping or eating, constantly sharpen their blades, polish their armor, and generally keep themselves in good condition, because their exoskeleton is their only natural defense.

Evolution

Pawniard evolves into Bisharp at Level 52.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Route 9, 11 Uncommon
X/Y Route 15, Lost Hotel Uncommon
OR/AS Trade None


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

    Ignoring their injuries, groups attack by sinking the blades that cover their bodies into their prey.

  • White 2

    Ignoring their injuries, groups attack by sinking the blades that cover their bodies into their prey.

  • X

    Blades comprise this Pokémon's entire body. If battling dulls the blades, it sharpens them on stones by the river.

  • Y

    Ignoring their injuries, groups attack by sinking the blades that cover their bodies into their prey.

  • Omega Ruby

    Blades comprise this Pokémon's entire body. If battling dulls the blades, it sharpens them on stones by the river.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Ignoring their injuries, groups attack by sinking the blades that cover their bodies into their prey.

  • Ultra Sun

    It follows Bisharp's orders to a tee when it attacks enemies. After slashing an opponent, Pawniard clangs both of its blades together.

  • Ultra Moon

    After shredding its prey, it sharpens its blades on a stone by the river. Each Pawniard has its own favorite sharpening stone.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
45
Attack
85
Defense
70
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
40
Speed
60
Total
340

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
6 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
9 Fury Cutter 40 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 60 100% 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
54 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
57 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
62 Guillotine —% 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 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
6 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 2 1 ♥
9 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
14 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 2 0 ♥
17 Feint Attack 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 0 ♥
22 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
25 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
30 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
33 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
38 Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status Type Clever 1 3 ♥
41 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
46 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
49 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
54 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
57 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
62 Guillotine —% 5 Normal Physical Type 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 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
6 Leer 100% 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
54 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
57 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
62 Guillotine —% 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 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
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 60 95% 15 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 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal 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
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 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 85% 15 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
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 VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Clever 2 3 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 1 3 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Cool 2 1 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type 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
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
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
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
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 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting 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

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Headbutt Drowzee, Hypno, Elgyem, Beheeyem 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
Mean Look Sableye —% 5 Normal Status
Psycho Cut Kadabra, Alakazam 70 100% 20 Psychic Physical
Pursuit Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Croagunk, Toxicroak 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
Quick Guard Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Mr. Mime, Lucario, Sawk, Mienfoo —% 15 Fighting Status
Revenge Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Cacturne, Croagunk, Toxicroak, Throh 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Stealth Rock Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Pawniard, Bisharp —% 20 Rock Status
Sucker Punch Spinda, Cacnea, Cacturne, Croagunk, Toxicroak 70 100% 5 Dark 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Headbutt Drowzee, Hypno, Elgyem, Beheeyem 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Mean Look Sableye —% 5 Normal Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Psycho Cut Kadabra, Alakazam 70 100% 20 Psychic Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Pursuit Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Croagunk, Toxicroak 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 1 ♥
Quick Guard Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Mr. Mime, Lucario, Sawk, Mienfoo —% 15 Fighting Status Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Revenge Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Cacturne, Croagunk, Toxicroak, Throh 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Stealth Rock Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Pawniard, Bisharp —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Sucker Punch Spinda, Cacnea, Cacturne, Croagunk, Toxicroak 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Type Clever 3 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Headbutt Drowzee, Hypno, Elgyem, Beheeyem 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
Mean Look Sableye —% 5 Normal Status
Psycho Cut Kadabra, Alakazam 70 100% 20 Psychic Physical
Pursuit Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Croagunk, Toxicroak 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
Revenge Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Cacturne, Croagunk, Toxicroak, Throh 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Stealth Rock Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape —% 20 Rock Status
Sucker Punch Spinda, Cacnea, Cacturne, Croagunk, Toxicroak 80 100% 5 Dark 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Dual Chop USUM 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Low Kick USUM 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Magnet Rise USUM —% 10 Electric Status
Role Play USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Dual Chop ORAS 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical Type Tough 2 1 ♥
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 3 ♥
Low Kick ORAS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Role Play ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 2 1 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool 2 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.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Dual Chop B2W2 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
Foul Play B2W2 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Iron Defense B2W2 —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head B2W2 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Low Kick B2W2 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Magnet Rise B2W2 —% 10 Electric Status
Role Play B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snatch B2W2 —% 10 Dark Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite B2W2 100% 10 Ghost Status
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Pawniard BW Pawniard BW PawniardBackBW
Shiny Pawniard BW Shiny Pawniard BW PawniardBackShinyBW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Pawniard XY Pawniard XY PawniardBackXY
PawniardShinyXY PawniardShinyXY PawniardBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Battle Animation Sprites

Pawniard-AttackAnimation-1-XY Pawniard-AttackAnimation-2-XY

Appearances

Anime

Georgia has revealed to own a Pawniard; as seen in the episodes Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia! and The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!. She later evovled into a Bisharp.

Trivia

  • Pawniard, along with its evolution Bisharp are the first Pokémon to have a Dark/Steel-type combination.
    • They are currently the only Pokémon to have this type combination.

Origin

Pawniard appears to be based on a samurai from Japanese pre-gunpowder warfare.

Etymology

Pawniard's name is derived from the chess piece "pawn" and a "poniard" (a small sharp dagger) or "poignard" (dagger in French).

Names in other languages

  • English, Italian and Spainish: Pawniard
  • French: Scalpion
  • German: Gladiantri
  • Chinese: 驹刀小兵 (mainland, official) / 駒刀小兵 (HK & Taiwan)
  • Korean: 자망칼

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See also

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