Pawniard (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Pawniard (disambiguation).
Pawniard
Sharp Blade Pokémon
コマタナ
Komatana
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Pawniard



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Steel
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Defiant or Inner Focus Cacophony
Cacophony
Pressure
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Pawniard
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Weight
22.5 lbs. 10.2 kg
Pawniard
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
68
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Pawniard
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
35
External Links

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

It evolves into Bisharp starting at level 52, which evolves into Kingambit upon leveling up after defeating three Bisharp that hold a Leader's Crest.

Biology

Pawniard is a small, bipedal Pokémon with a vaguely beetle-like appearance. It has a rounded red and black head with a silvery blade extending from the front. Its face is gray with yellow eyes. Two pairs of steel blades protrude from either side of its black torso, connected by steel ribs. It has red arms that end with knife-like blades instead of hands. It also has red legs with two white toes located on both sides of each feet.

When hunting, Pawniard immobilizes prey by repeated stabbing with its blades after clinging on to them. It then clangs its arm blades together afterwards. Any chips in Pawniard's blades would prove fatal for it; thus, Pawniard regularly sharpens its blades with its favorite sharpening stones found by rivers. Pawniard is noted to be an especially courageous fighter. In the wild, Pawniard lives in packs governed by Bisharp. The Pawniard will attack when commanded by Bisharp and will continue to do so even if they are injured. Each member of the pack trains diligently, hoping to one day take the lead. Tinkatuff is a natural enemy of Pawniard.

Evolution

Pawniard evolves into Bisharp, which evolves into Kingambit.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0624Pawniard.png
Unevolved
Pawniard
 Dark  Steel 

0625Bisharp.png
First evolution
Bisharp
 Dark  Steel 

0983Kingambit.png
Second evolution
Kingambit
 Dark  Steel 

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
 B  W : #130
Unova
 B2  W2 : #223
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
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #048
Hoenn
#—
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.
Generation VII Alola
 US  UM : #337
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
Ultra Sun After shredding its prey, it sharpens its blades on a stone by the river. Each Pawniard has its own favorite sharpening stone.
Ultra Moon It follows Bisharp's orders to a tee when it attacks enemies. After slashing an opponent, Pawniard clangs both of its blades together.
Generation VIII Galar
#246
Galar
Isle of Armor #029
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
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.
Generation IX Paldea
#367
Kitakami
#186
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet Pawniard will fearlessly challenge even powerful foes. In a pinch, it will cling to opponents and pierce them with the blades all over its body.
Violet Any chips in its blades would prove fatal for it. After each battle, it diligently maintains its blades using its favorite sharpening stone.


Pokédex Image Pawniard USUM.png Pokédex Image Pawniard SV.png Pokédex Image Pawniard SV Kitakami.png
Pawniard in the Alola PokédexUSUM Pawniard in the Paldea Pokédex Pawniard in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Routes 9 and 11
Black 2 White 2
Route 9
Dream World
Spooky Manor*
Generation VI
X Y
Route 15, Lost Hotel, Friend Safari (Dark)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 17 (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 8, Motostoke Outskirts, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness, Motostoke Riverbank
West Lake Axewell, Giant's Seat, Stony Wilderness, Giant's Mirror, Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Soothing Wetlands, Forest of Focus, Challenge Road, Potbottom Desert
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province: Area Five
East Province: Area Three
North Province: Area Two
Tera Raid Battles (2★)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Fellhorn Gorge, Oni Mountain, Wistful Fields, Kitakami Wilds, Timeless Woods


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: World Axle - B2F
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Conquest
Yaksha, Valora, Nixtorm
MD GTI
Glacier Palace (1F-13F), Kilionea Road (B1-B10), Rusty Mountain (Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Toy Collection: A Very Chaotic Battle!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 4
Rumble World
Black Realm: Grim Rendezvous (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Albens Town: Stage 235


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
340
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
1010 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
1515 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
2020 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2525 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
3030 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
3535 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4040 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
4545 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
5050 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
5555 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
6060 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
6565 Guillotine Normal Physical 0000 03030% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pawniard
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pawniard
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM030Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM031Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM039Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM057Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM065Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM083Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM093Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM105Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM150Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM170Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM170 Steel Beam Steel Special 140140 095}}95% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM177Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM199Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM223Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM223 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 085}}85% 40
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pawniard
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Pawniard
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
DrowzeeHypnoScorbunnyRabootCinderace
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
Sableye
Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
HitmonchanHitmontopLucarioGalladeMienfooMienshaoCeruledge
Quick Guard Fighting Status —% 15
HitmonleeHitmontopCacneaCacturneCroagunkToxicroakImpidimpMorgremGrimmsnarl
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Pawniard
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pawniard
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pawniard
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush624Body.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 71 Base Defense: 49 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2624.png Strong: Tepig icon.png Weak: Snivy icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
They are generally serious, but they sometimes slack off. They are street smart and cheerful guards. They complain about Bisharp, but they do like him.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP624.png HP: ★★ Move: Assurance
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Parry
Ability 2: Shackle
Ability 3: Inner Focus
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves into Bisharp when its Attack is 118 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Hatsume, Hidetada, and Mitsunari
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT624.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Dark
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#330
Shuffle624.png

Block Smash
Clears one unbreakable-block disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
GO624.png Base HP: 128 Base Attack: 154 Base Defense: 114
Egg Distance: 12 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Pawniard Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: Night Slash, Iron Head, X-Scissor

In Pokémon GO, Pawniard can be obtained by completing 1/4 of the Special Research, Level 43 Challenge.

Evolution data

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Unevolved
Pawniard
 Dark  Steel 
Rare Candy
Level 52
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First evolution
Bisharp
 Dark  Steel 
Rare Candy + Bag Battle Items SwSh pocket icon.png
Level up
after defeating three Bisharp
that hold a Leader's Crest
0983Kingambit.png
Second evolution
Kingambit
 Dark  Steel 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 624.png Spr b 5b 624.png Spr 5b2 624.png Spr b 5b2 624.png
Spr 5b 624 s.png Spr b 5b 624 s.png Spr 5b2 624 s.png Spr b 5b2 624 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 624.png
Spr b 6x 624.png
Spr 6o 624.png
Spr b 6o 624.png
Spr 6x 624 s.png
Spr b 6x 624 s.png
Spr 6o 624 s.png
Spr b 6o 624 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 624.png
Spr b 7s 624.png
Spr 7s 624.png
Spr b 7s 624.png
Spr 7s 624 s.png
Spr b 7s 624 s.png
Spr 7s 624 s.png
Spr b 7s 624 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 624.png
Spr 8s 624 s.png
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0624.png HOME0624 s.png
624MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Pawniard images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Pawniard in the anime

Major appearances

Pawniard debuted in Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!, under the ownership of Georgia. She was used in Georgia's battle against Ash in the second round of the Club Battle tournament, where she went up against Snivy but was defeated. Pawniard was later revealed to have evolved into Bisharp by Search for the Clubultimate!.

A Pawniard appeared in A Festival of Decisions!, under the ownership of the ninja army. It participated in the attack on Ninja Village.

Minor appearances

A Pawniard appeared in a brief flashback in There's a New Gym Leader in Town!, under the ownership of a Youngster.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW040 Pawniard Ash's Pokédex Pawniard, the Sharp Blade Pokémon. Pawniard's entire body is made of blades which it uses to inflict damage on its opponent.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In The Case of the Missing Pokémon, a Pawniard was kidnapped by Team Plasma. It was later found in a stronghold and returned to its Trainer.

A Trainer's Pawniard appeared in Unraveling Mysteries.

A Pawniard appeared in a flashback in A Wretched Reunion.

In Movie Panic, a Pawniard starred in a Pokéstar Studios movie featuring Brycen-Man. It was easily defeated by Whitley's Foongy.

Team Skull Grunts were seen with a Pawniard in a flashback in Confusion and Monsters from Another World.

A Dynamax Pawniard appeared in Rumble!! The Horrific Darkest Day.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

A Pawniard appeared in The White Scroll: Oichi's Worries, under the ownership of Mitsunari. It reappeared in The Blue Scroll: Mitsunari, Kiyomasa, and Masanori.

In the TCG

Main article: Pawniard (TCG)

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Pawniard and its evolved forms.
    • The types it has are coincidentally the two types introduced in Generation II.
    • As Steel resisted Ghost in Generation V, Pawniard and Bisharp are the only Pokémon to have ever had a double resistance to Ghost.
    • Since Generation VI, they are the only dual-type Steel-type Pokémon without any double resistances.
  • Of all Pokémon who are the first stage in a three-stage evolutionary line, Pawniard evolves starting at the highest level, that being level 52.

Origin

Pawniard looks and acts similar to a traditional Japanese bandit—specifically a lackey or lower member—with features resembling ashigaru armor. It may also originate from samurai, due to its armor and blades; and kaijin, humanoid villains found in Japanese kaiju movies. Pawniard also has some traits of a pawn chess piece.

According to art director Ken Sugimori, Pawniard and Bisharp were created when the design team received orders for an urban Pokémon with a Dark/Steel typing, and that they are both designed to have humanoid and insectoid qualities.[1] The insectoid elements may reference the fact that Japanese rhinoceros beetles are called 甲虫 kabutomushi in Japanese, literally "Kabuto insect", where Kabuto is a type of samurai helmet.

Name origin

Pawniard may be a combination of pawn (the most basic piece in chess or a low-level operative in an organization) and poignard or poniard (a lightweight dagger). It may also involve palliard (beggar or thief).

Komatana may be a combination of 駒 koma (a piece in the board game Shogi), 細切れ komagire (small pieces), and 刀 katana (sword) or 小刀 kogatana (knife).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese コマタナ Komatana From koma and katana or 小刀 kogatana
France Flag.png French Scalpion From scalper or scalpel and pion
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pawniard Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Gladiantri From Gladiator and Triumph or Antritt
Italy Flag.png Italian Pawniard Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 자망칼 Jamangkal From 자망 (刺網) jamang and kal
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 駒刀小兵 / 驹刀小兵 Jūdāoxiǎobīng From the Japanese 駒 koma, dāo, xiǎo, and bīng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 駒刀小兵 Kēuidōusíubīng From the Japanese 駒 koma, dōu, síu, and bīng


Related articles

References

  1. Nintendo Dream Vol. 204, April 2011 (Shellspider's blog (Japanese), Translation by Dr. Lava)

External links

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