Mawile using Crunch by Nabhalim



“The user crunches up the target with sharp fangs. It may also lower the target’s Special Defense stat. “

To use the Dark-Type move Crunch on an opponent made it possible to not only inflict heavy damage, but also to lower the target’s Defense stats. There was a 20% chance of this happening.

Affecting Special Defense however was only possible in Generations II and III. From Generation IV and onward, it now affects regular Defense only.  Mawile can learn the move at level 36 (29 since Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire).



Mawile using Rain Dance by Hedgey

Rain Dance

Summons rain for five turns. While it is raining, the power of Water-type moves increases.

Rain Dance is a very interesting weather-based status move introduced in Generation II.  The user dances to summon a rain storm that rages for 2 to 5 turns and boosts the power of water-type moves.

Since Generation IV, Mawile can learn Rain Dance through TM18.

#303 Mawile

“Its giant jaws are actually steel horns that transformed. It fools foes into complacency with its adorable gestures, then chomps them with its huge jaws.”

Mawile is a dual steel / fairy type Pokémon (pure steel prior to Generation VI) and a Generation III / IV version exclusive, appearing in Pokémon Ruby and SoulSilver where Sableye would appear in other versions.  It doesn’t evolve into or from any other Pokémon and can be seen in caves.

Mawile’s steel horns had transformed over time to resemble a pair of vicious jaws.  It lures the foe with docile expressions from the front of its head, before sweeping in the jaws from the back to catch it off-guard.  These jaws can’t taste anything and are even known to chomp through thick chunks of iron.

Mawile’s main series debut was under the ownership of Samantha, a performer who uses ribbons as part of her act.  This Pokémon fell in love with Brock’s Lombre, but it appeared uninterested in her in return.  After Lombre evolved into Ludicolo, it returned its feelings back, but Mawile lost interest and moved onto pursuing a Psyduck, revealing a possibility of it preferring the absentminded type.


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