Mawile is a dual type Steel and Fairy Pokemon introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation VI, it was a pure Steel type Pokemon. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokemon. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Mawile using the Mawilite. Take a look below for 27 fun and fascinating facts about Mawile.
1. Mawile is a short, bipedal Pokemon with a pale yellow body and black arms and feet.
2. Its legs have a thick, fur-like covering resembling hakama or a skirt.
3. Its most notable feature is a pair of large black jaws emerging from the back of its head.
4. These jaws have an oval yellow spot on their top surface and contain ten pointed teeth – six on the top row and four on the bottom.
5. While the jaws are said to actually be transformed steel horns, Mawile can articulate them at will, using them to bite enemies and chew through iron beams.
6. These jaws are also incapable of tasting, and can be used by Mawile to eat food it does not like.
7. It has red eyes and two black ear-like extensions on either side of its head.
8. Mega Mawile has a second set of jaws protruding from the back of its head, and both sets now have a spiky tuft of hair.
9. It also seems to be able to control each jaw independently of each other.
10. The ear-like extensions on its head are longer and have tips with two points.
11. The fur on its legs is now magenta, and it now has longer fur on its arms with magenta markings around its wrists.
12. Mawile is typically found in caves.
13. It uses its non-threatening appearance to make foes underestimate it, then attacks with its giant jaws or swallows prey whole; when engaged in battle, Mawile usually has its back turned on the enemy to better use its jaws.
14. Mega Mawile can use both its jaws to grip on prey and tear them apart.
15. These jaws thrash around violently.
16. In the 1.0 release of the English version of Pokémon Ruby, Mawile’s Pokédex entry incorrectly spells its name twice as MAWHILE, not MAWILE. This typo was corrected in version 1.1.
17. Mawile seems to be the counterpart of Sableye. Both of them are game-exclusive between Ruby and Sapphire, HeartGold and SoulSilver and Sword and Shield. They also have the same base stat total (with the same base HP and Speed stats), and both have Mega Evolutions.
18. Mega Mawile has the highest Attack stat of any Pokémon, with a maximum of 678 (105 base Attack plus Huge Power). This is higher than the limit of 669 Attack (255 base Attack, as 255 is the highest possible 8-digit binary number), and would equal a Pokémon with 259 base Attack.
19. Mega Mawile is tied with Mega Sableye for having the lowest base stat total of all Mega Evolved Pokémon, at 480.
20. Mawile may have been based on the Japanese legend of the futakuchi-onna, a woman with a mouth in the back of her head.
21. Mawile is a combination of maw (the mouth of a voracious animal) and wile (a stratagem or trick intended to deceive or ensnare).
22. Mawile made its main series debut in Once in a Mawile, under the ownership of Samantha. It had a crush on Brock’s Lombre, but Lombre didn’t reciprocate its feelings. After the Jolly Pokémon evolved into a Ludicolo by finding a Water Stone in Samantha’s backpack, it finally reciprocated, but Mawile decided it didn’t like the fully evolved Ludicolo and moved on to another boy’s Psyduck. It was always seen outside its Poké Ball.
23. A Mawile that can Mega Evolve into Mega Mawile appeared in The Bonds of Mega Evolution!, under the ownership of Mabel. Mabel used Mawile in a fight against Korrina’s Lucario. Due to Mega Lucario not listening and raging out of control, Mega Mawile was easily able to win.
24. A Mawile appeared in A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell?, under the ownership of Count Pumpka. It was later traded to Jessie for her Pumpkaboo. After Pumpkaboo evolved into Gourgeist, Mawile was traded back to Count Pumpka.
25. Mawile debuted in a cameo during the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.
26. A Coordinator’s Mawile appeared in Harley Rides Again.
27. A Coordinator’s Mawile appeared in What I Did for Love!.