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Excadrill (Pokémon)

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Drilbur #529: Drilbur
Pokémon
#531: Audino Audino
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Excadrill (disambiguation).
Excadrill
Subterrene Pokémon
ドリュウズ
Doryuzu
#530
Excadrill

Excadrill

Excadrill

Excadrill
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Steel
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sand Rush or Sand Force Cacophony
Cacophony
Mold Breaker
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Excadrill

Mega Excadrill Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
89.1 lbs. 40.4 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#530
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#036/#077
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
178
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F530.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Excadrill (Japanese: ドリュウズ Doryuzu) is a dual-type Ground/Steel Pokémon.

It evolves from Drilbur starting at level 31.

Biology

Excadrill has a dark brown body with diagonal, red splotches. Three markings are on its front, with two under each arm, and two on its back. It has short legs with small, narrow feet, each containing three toes. Its small white face is long and thin, tipped by its pink nose. Its eyes are set back, on either side of the bridge of the nose. Under them, on each side, are two thin, red stripes. A large blade roughly twice as large as its face extends from its forehead. The top of the blade contains two smaller blades, resembling fins. Its arms are thick and have three large blades instead of fingers, with two smaller blades on top of the middle ones. On its knees, halfway down its arm, and just behind where its forehead meets its face, are small red spots.

Excadrill can straighten its entire body, allowing it to spin like a drill. It has the ability to cut through iron and steel plating. It uses its excellent digging abilities to build complex tunnels for its nest at more than 300 feet below the surface. Its tunneling can be both beneficial and harmful to humans, as it can help workers with its swift digging prowess, but it can be detrimental to underground structures, such as Subway tunnels.

In the anime

Excadrill in the anime

Major appearances

Iris's Excadrill

Excadrill debuted in The Bloom Is on Axew! under the ownership of Iris. It is a powerful Pokémon. When it first appeared, Excadrill was disobedient. However, in Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!, the cause of the disobedience was discovered. When Iris battled Drayden with Excadrill, it was defeated by his Haxorus. The major loss changed him from an obedient and happy Pokémon to a disobedient one. After some training with Iris, Excadrill became obedient once again.

Other

An Excadrill appeared in Battling the King of the Mines! under the ownership of Clay. It defeated Ash's Snivy in a Gym battle, but was later defeated by Ash's newly-evolved Boldore.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW009 Excadrill Ash's Pokédex Excadrill, the Subterrene Pokémon, and the evolved form of Drilbur. Excadrill can dig maze-like underground tunnels for over 100 meters and is powerful enough to cut through thick iron plates using its steel claws.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

In PBW3, Monta captured one using his Snivy.

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Hilgreitz has an Excadrill which he can use as a Burst form.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Clay has an Excadrill which was first seen guarding the Dark Stone along with Clay's other Pokémon.

In the TCG

Main article: Excadrill (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black It can help in tunnel construction. Its drill has evolved into steel strong enough to bore through iron plates.
White More than 300 feet below the surface, they build mazelike nests. Their activity can be destructive to subway tunnels.
Black 2 Forming a drill with its steel claws and head, it can bore through a steel plate, no matter how thick it is.
White 2
Generation VI
X It can help in tunnel construction. Its drill has evolved into steel strong enough to bore through iron plates.
Y More than 300 feet below the surface they build mazelike nests. Their activity can be destructive to subway tunnels.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Challenger's Cave, Victory Road, Giant Chasm (Dust Cloud)
Black 2 White 2
Clay Tunnel, Twist Mountain, Victory Road, Reversal Mountain, Wellspring Cave, Seaside Cave, Giant Chasm (Dust Cloud)
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Steel)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Crags of Lament, Mountain Pass, Poké Forest, Strongest Trail, Mount Tepid, Freezing Pillar,
Rusty Mountain, Jaws of the Abyss (Golden Chamber), Smoking Mountain, Cape at the Edge,
Tempting Path, Magnagate dungeons, Moonlit Forest (Mapless Street)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Shimmering Lake, World Axle - B2F
Pokémon Conquest Terrera
Valora

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 110
170 - 217 330 - 424
Attack: 135
126 - 205 247 - 405
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 88
83 - 154 162 - 302
Total: 508   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Rototiller Ground Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Mud Sport Ground Status 0000 —% 15
00Start Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100100% 40
00Start Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
055 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100100% 40
088 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
1212 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1515 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
1919 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
2222 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —% 15
2626 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
2929 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
3131 Horn Drill Normal Physical 0000 —% 5
3636 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
4242 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 20
4949 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
5555 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 09595% 10
6262 Fissure Ground Physical 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Excadrill obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Excadrill
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Excadrill
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Cool 0   0  
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30 Cool 0   0  
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15 Cool 0   0  
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Excadrill
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Excadrill
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
SandslashZangoose Crush Claw Normal Physical 75 95% 10
NidokingDiglettDugtrioNumelCamerupt Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
MawileTorkoal Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
Lucario Metal Sound Steel Status 85% 40
SandshrewSandslashDonphanTorkoalDrilburExcadrill Rapid Spin Normal Physical 20 100% 40
ScraggyScrafty Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
RhyhornBidoof Skull Bash* Normal Physical 130 100% 10
Chimchar Submission* Fighting Physical 80 80% 25
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Excadrill in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Excadrill in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Excadrill
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Excadrill
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Excadrill can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Excadrill cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Excadrill
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Excadrill
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Excadrill
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Excadrill
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2530.png Strong: Oshawott icon.pngTepig icon.png Weak: Pikachu icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He likes the texture of the soil in the Arbor Area. He wants to let Drilbur in the Cove Area know about the soil.
PCP530.png HP: ★★★★★ Move: Drill Run
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Sand Pit
Defense: ★★ Ability 2: Stealth
Speed: ★★★★ Ability 3: Run Up
Evolves from Drilbur when its Attack is 97 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Asahi, Kei, Naka, and Ume

Evolution

529Drilbur.png
Unevolved
Drilbur
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 31
530Excadrill.png
First evolution
Excadrill
 Ground  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 530.png Spr b 5b 530.png Spr 5b 530.png Spr b 5b 530.png
Spr 5b 530 s.png Spr b 5b 530 s.png Spr 5b 530 s.png Spr b 5b 530 s.png
Front Back Front Back
530MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Excadrill images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

A screenshot depicting Excadrill's earlier design

Origin

Excadrill is based on a mole with characteristics of digging tools such as shovels and drills.

Name origin

Excadrill might be a combination of excavate and drill.

Doryuzu may be a combination of ドリル drill, meaning "drill", 竜 ryu as in on'yomi reading of 土竜 doryu, meaning "mole", and 渦 uzu, meaning "spiral" or "swirl".

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドリュウズ Doryuzu From ドリル drill, ryu, and 渦 uzu
France Flag.png French Minotaupe From mine, taupe, and minotaure
Spain Flag.png Spanish Excadrill Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Stalobor From Stahl and Bohrer
Italy Flag.png Italian Excadrill Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 몰드류 Moldrew From mole, drill, and screw


Related articles

External links

Drilbur #529: Drilbur
Pokémon
#531: Audino Audino


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