Sawyer (Japanese: ショータ Shōta) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. He is a Pokémon Trainer who first appeared in Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!.


Sawyer is a dark-tanned boy, with dark-green hair and and blue eyes. He wears a white shirt with an orange tie, a black sleeveless jacket with yellow buttons, brown short pants with large pockets, a black underjeans and green shoes. He wears a brown backpack and is often seen carrying a notebook, in which he writes his experiences, mostly about the battles.


Despite being a relatively new trainer, Sawyer sometimes makes mistakes, but seeing others battle makes him envious and respects such trainers. He also wishes to learn, taking his notebook and writing the experiences of the battle he had seen or just finished fighting in.



  • Sawyer and his Treecko were first shown in Mad-Paced Getter, the second opening song of the XY series.
  • Sawyer is the first recurring human character to be voiced by Ikue Ohtani, the voice actress for Pikachu.
  • The episode Sawyer met Ash, Serena and Bonnie aired in the same week as the episode where he debuted in the English dub.
  • In Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!, the closed captions show Sawyer's name as Scottie in the dub.


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