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Sawsbuck (Pokémon)

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Deerling #585: Deerling
Pokémon
#587: Emolga Emolga
Sawsbuck
メブキジカ Mebukijika
#586
586Sawsbuck-Spring.png
Spring Sawsbuck art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Normal Grass
Category
Season Pokémon
Abilities
Chlorophyll or Sap Sipper Serene Grace
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#092 #160
Regional Browser numbers
Height
6'03"
Imperial
1.9 m
Metric
Weight
203.9 lbs.
Imperial
92.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F586.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Field group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 166 Battle Exp.: 1661*

Sawsbuck (Japanese: メブキジカ Mebukijika) is a dual-type Normal/Grass Pokémon.

It evolves from Deerling starting at level 34.

Sawsbuck changes its appearance depending on the current season. However, this change in form does not occur after capture, unless it is present in the player's party at the time of a season change. This applies to Eggs as well.

  • When the month is January, May, or September, the season is Spring, and it becomes Spring Form.
  • When the month is February, June, or October, the season is Summer, and it becomes Summer Form.
  • When the month is March, July, or November, the season is Autumn, and it becomes Autumn Form.
  • When the month is April, August, or December, the season is Winter, and it becomes Winter Form.

Biology

Physiology

Sawsbuck is a deer-like Pokémon that is mainly brown and cream in coloration. In its Spring Form, blossoms with pink petals and yellow insides adorn its antlers, with some of the prongs being tipped with cream coloration. Its ears are rhombus-shaped with darker, also rhombus-shaped ear insides. Its eyes have light-orange markings that curve down to sides of its face. Its nose is dark-brown, and its chin, as well as the sides of its face, are cream in coloration. A large scruff of cream fur is present on the base of its neck, with its underbelly, as well as its lower legs, being cream-colored as well. Light-orange stripes rim its underbelly, and its back is decorated with sparse pink speckles. The limbs of Sawsbuck are slender, tipped with hooves and a dewclaw-like pointed feature on the underside of the lower legs, and its tail is low and pointed.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Sawsbuck change their appearance with the seasons, in the following ways:

  • Spring Form: Tuft of cream fur on chest, flowers on growing antlers, a little extra fur on limbs, tail pointed down.
  • Summer Form: No extra fur anywhere except back of head and tail which both curl up, antlers fully grown with green leaves, overall a more "alive" appearance, tail pointed up.
  • Autumn Form: Cream fur back on chest and limbs, antlers have red and brown leaves, tail pointed down.
  • Winter Form: Cream fur on chest and limbs has expanded and is white looking somewhat like a fur coat, antlers white and bare, tail pointed down.

Sawsbuck is the only known Pokémon able to learn Horn Leech.

Behavior

Sawsbuck live in herds. The herd is led by the Sawsbuck with the most splendid looking horns. The flowers on the horns change according to the seasons.

Habitat

Sawsbuck can live almost anywhere in the Unova region as they adapt to the season, but prefer to live away from humans.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Sawsbuck are herbivores.

In the anime

Spring Sawsbuck in the anime

Major appearances

Burgundy used her Spring Form Sawsbuck to battle Cilan's Pansage in A Connoisseur's Revenge!, but lost after being hit by a powerful SolarBeam.

All four forms of Sawsbuck appeared in The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!.

Minor appearances

Summer Form Sawsbuck appeared in both White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram while Autumn Form Sawsbuck appeared in Black—Victini and Reshiram.

Multiple Sawsbuck appeared in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 and Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2.

A Summer Form Sawsbuck owned by Cassie appeared in Jostling for the Junior Cup! participating in the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW019 Sawsbuck Ash's Pokédex Sawsbuck, the Season Pokémon, and the evolved form of Deerling. The plants on Sawsbuck's horns change depending on the time of year, and people often use them to measure the passing of the seasons.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Sawsbuck (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black They migrate according to the seasons. People can tell the season by looking at Sawsbuck's horns.
White The plants growing on its horns change according to the season. The leaders of the herd possess magnificent horns.
Black 2 They migrate according to seasons, so some people call Sawsbuck the harbingers of spring.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Outside Dragonspiral Tower
Black 2 White 2
Unknown Outside Dragonspiral Tower
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Echo Valley (post ending), Challenger's Ground (post ending) (Spring Form)
Forest: Misty Edgewater (post game) (Summer Form)
Autumnwood: Firebreathing Mountain (Autumn Form)
Glacier: Frozen Tundra (Winter Form)

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 475   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Camouflage Normal Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
044 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
077 Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
1010 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
1313 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
1616 Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
2020 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
2424 Jump Kick Fighting Physical 100100 09595% 10
2828 Aromatherapy Grass Status 0000 —% 5
3232 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100100% 10
3636 Charm Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
3737 Horn Leech Grass Physical 07575 100100% 10
4444 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —% 20
5252 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
6060 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Sawsbuck obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sawsbuck
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sawsbuck
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sawsbuck
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sawsbuck

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PikachuRaichuGrowlitheArcaninePonytaRapidash
Farfetch'dJolteonAipomAmbipomGirafarigSneasel
WeavileBuizelFloatzelBunearyLopunnyBlitzle
ZebstrikaZoruaZoroarkEmolga
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonSentretFurretAipomAmbipom
GirafarigMawileBunearyLopunnyPatratWatchog
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZoruaZoroark Fake Tears Dark Status 100% 20
Leafeon GrassWhistle Grass Status 55% 15
PhanpyDonphanPansageSimisagePansearSimisear
PanpourSimipour
Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswine
HoundourHoundoomPhanpyDonphanPoochyenaMightyena
ZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpig
TepigPigniteEmboarLillipupHerdierStoutland
WoobatSwoobatHeatmor
Odor Sleuth Normal Status 100% 40
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
SeedotNuzleafShiftryLeafeon Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
SeedotNuzleafShiftry Worry Seed* Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sawsbuck in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Sawsbuck in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sawsbuck
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sawsbuck

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Sawsbuck can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Sawsbuck cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sawsbuck
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sawsbuck

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sawsbuck
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sawsbuck
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2586.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is serious and grounded. He visited the Arcane Area, because his friends encouraged him to have a trip to relax. Now he likes it and lives there.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Spring Form

Spring Form
Deerling
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Spring Form
Sawsbuck
First evolution
Sawsbuck
 Normal  Grass 

Summer Form
Deerling
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Summer Form
Sawsbuck
First evolution
Sawsbuck
 Normal  Grass 

Autumn Form
Deerling
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Autumn Form
Sawsbuck
First evolution
Sawsbuck
 Normal  Grass 

Winter Form
Deerling
Unevolved
Deerling
 Normal  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Winter Form
Sawsbuck
First evolution
Sawsbuck
 Normal  Grass 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 586.png Spr 5b 586.png Spr b 5b 586.png
Spr 5b 586S.png Spr 5b 586S.png Spr b 5b 586S.png
Spr 5b 586A.png Spr 5b 586A.png Spr b 5b 586A.png
Spr 5b 586W.png Spr 5b 586W.png Spr b 5b 586W.png
Spr 5b 586 s.png Spr 5b 586 s.png Spr b 5b 586 s.png
Spr 5b 586S s.png Spr 5b 586S s.png Spr b 5b 586S s.png
Spr 5b 586A s.png Spr 5b 586A s.png Spr b 5b 586A s.png
Spr 5b 586W s.png Spr 5b 586W s.png Spr b 5b 586W s.png
SawsbuckSawsbuckSawsbuckSawsbuck For other sprites and images, please see Sawsbuck images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Sawsbuck may be based on a Père David's Deer, which is a species of deer that decorates its antlers with foliage during the breeding season. Its antlers may also be based on a deciduous tree.

Sawsbuck may also be based on one of the stories of Baron Münchhausen in which he tries to shoot a stag using cherry pits in his musket. The stag survives and escapes, and the next year he discovers a stag with a cherry tree growing out of its head.

Name origin

Sawsbuck is derived from sawbuck (a device for holding rough wood so that it may be sawn) and may be a combination of sawbuck and buck (male deer). Saws may also be an acronym for the names of the seasons (summer, autumn, winter, and spring).

Mebukijika may be a combination of 芽吹き mebuki (to bud) and 鹿 shika (deer).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese メブキジカ Mebukijika From 芽吹き mebuki and 鹿 shika
France Flag.png French Haydaim From Haydn, composer of "The Seasons", and daim
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sawsbuck Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kronjuwild From Kronjuwelen and Wild
Italy Flag.png Italian Sawsbuck Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바라철록 Baracheollok


External links

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