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. To maintain their cutting edges, they use river stones to sharpen their blades.

Evolution

Pawniard evolves into Bisharp at Level 52.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Route 9, 11 Uncommon
X and Y Route 15, Lost Hotel Uncommon
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire 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.

  • Sword

    It uses river stones to maintain the cutting edges of the blades covering its body. These sharpened blades allow it to bring down opponents.

  • Shield

    A pack of these Pokémon forms to serve a Bisharp boss. Each Pawniard trains diligently, dreaming of one day taking the lead.


Stats

Pawniard's 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 Tough 4 0 ♥
6 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
9 Fury Cutter 40 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 60 100% 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 ♥
54 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
57 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
62 Guillotine —% 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 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 Cute 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 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 60 95% 15 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 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 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 ♥
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Tough 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 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 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 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 SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting 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
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 Tough 4 0 ♥
Mean Look Sableye —% 5 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Psycho Cut Kadabra, Alakazam 70 100% 20 Psychic Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Pursuit Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Croagunk, Toxicroak 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 1 ♥
Quick Guard Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Mr. Mime, Lucario, Sawk, Mienfoo —% 15 Fighting Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Revenge Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop, Cacturne, Croagunk, Toxicroak, Throh 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Stealth Rock Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Pawniard, Bisharp —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Sucker Punch Spinda, Cacnea, Cacturne, Croagunk, Toxicroak 80 100% 5 Dark Physical 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 Tough 2 1 ♥
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Low Kick ORAS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Role Play ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Tough 2 1 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status 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

Battle Animation Sprites

Pawniard-AttackAnimation-1-XY.gif Pawniard-AttackAnimation-2-XY.gif

Appearances

Anime

Georgia has revealed to own a female 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.
    • They are also currently the only Steel dual-type Pokémon without a double resistance.

Origin

Pawniard appears to be based on a samurai or bandit from Japanese culture, the latter possibly being the reason for its dark typing. Its thief inspiration may make it based on a lower-class thief due to hunting in groups and being commanded by Bisharp. Its body also resemble the types of armor that were worn by feudal Japan infantry. It also resembles a pawn chess piece.

Etymology

Pawniard is derived from the chess piece pawn, poniard (a small sharp dagger), and palliard (a thief).

Its Japanese name, Komatana, comes from 駒 (koma, a piece in the board game Shōgi) and 刀 (katana, sword).

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

Gallery

See also

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