Bisharp is a dual-type Dark/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It evolves from Pawniard starting at level 52. Take a look below for 26 awesome and interesting facts about Bisharp.
1. Bisharp is a bipedal, humanoid Pokemon.
2. It has a round, red and black head, similar to a war helmet, topped with a golden, double-headed axe blade.
3. Its face is primarily yellow with a black outline.
4. The helmet shrouds most of its yellow-and-black face, although its triangular eyes are visible.
5. Resembling shoulder pads, its red shoulders project slightly over its arms and have a thin yellow line where they meet its black torso.
6. It has white, metallic hands that resemble gloves, with retractable, blades attached.
7. Encircling its torso are two blades, which create the impression of a ribcage.
8. Its thighs are red and become progressively thinner as they connect to the knee.
9. Both of its feet are metallic and split down the middle, resembling cloven hooves.
10. These hooves are also similar to steel war boots or possibly leggings.
11. In the wild, Bisharp rules over a pack of Pawniard, and fights other Bisharp to become the alpha of the pack. The loser of these fights is cast out.
12. It is notably pitiless, having no expression when finishing off prey.
13. When hunting, the Pawniard allow the leader Bisharp to perform the finishing blow.
14. Once a Bisharp’s head blade is chipped or damaged, it retires from its position as boss.
15. It has violent conflicts with Fraxure over the locations of sharping stones.
16. No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Bisharp and its pre-evolved form.
17. The types it has are also the two types that were introduced in Generation II.
18. Pawniard and Bisharp are the only Pokémon that can have Defiant as a non-Hidden Ability.
19. Bisharp looks and acts similar to a traditional Japanese bandit—specifically a leader—with features resembling samurai armor, while its behaviour and bipedal appearance are reminiscent of a soldier. It may also originate from kaijin, humanoid villains found in Japanese monster movies.
20. Bisharp is a combination of bishop (a piece in chess) and sharp (describing its metal blades). Akin to Pawniard evolving into Bisharp, a pawn in chess can be promoted into a bishop piece (among other chess piece classes) if it reaches the opponent’s side of the board. It may also involve to bisect (to cut or split into two), referring to Bisharp’s cutting abilities. Its name could also refer to the twin blades on its torso (derived from the numerical prefix bi-, meaning “two” in Latin).
21. Bisharp debuted in Search for the Clubultimate! and A Clubsplosion of Excitement!, under the ownership of Georgia, having evolved from Pawniard sometime prior. Georgia used Bisharp against Gail’s Druddigon and won before losing to Bianca and her Emboar.
22. A Bisharp appeared in Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!, under the ownership of Davy. It was used to break ice that was blocking a door.
23. A Bisharp debuted in From A to Z!, under the ownership of Bryony. It reappeared in Meeting at Terminus Cave!. In both episodes, it was used during Bryony’s attempts to capture Squishy, only to be defeated.
24. A Bisharp appeared in The Legend of the Ninja Hero! and A Festival of Decisions!, under the ownership of Heidayu. It was used to battle Ash’s Pikachu and Frogadier, and Sanpei’s Greninja during the villagers’ rescue operation. It was only defeated when Frogadier evolved. Another Bisharp appeared in the latter episode, under the ownership of the ninja army. It participated in the attack on Ninja Village.
25. A Bisharp appeared in Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!, under the ownership of Alain. It was used in the final round of the Lumiose Conference against Ash. Bisharp was able to defeat Hawlucha and Goodra before losing to Greninja.
26. A Bisharp appeared in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!, under the ownership of a Team Plasma Grunt. It was used during Team Plasma’s assault on the White Ruins.