The Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions concert tour is coming to Washington, D.C. on August 15th and Philadelphia on September 19th. Seats are limited, so be sure to book your tickets quick!
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have been announced!
Check BNN and Bulbanews for up-to-date Pokémon news and discuss it on the forums or in our IRC channel.

Iris's Axew

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
(Redirected from Iris' Axew)
Jump to: navigation, search
Iris's Axew
アイリスのキバゴ Iris's Kibago
?
Iris Axew.png
Iris's Axew
Egg obtained Prior to In The Shadow of Zekrom!
Hatches in Prior to In The Shadow of Zekrom!
Hatched at Village of Dragons
Gender Male
Ability Unknown*
Current location With Iris
Pokémon Egg Axew
This Pokémon spent an unknown number of episodes in its Egg.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Axew Minami Tsuda Kayzie Rogers

Iris's Axew (Japanese: アイリスのキバゴ Iris's Kibago) is the first Pokémon that Iris was known to have. He debuted alongside his Trainer in In The Shadow of Zekrom!.

History

Unova

Axew upon meeting Iris for the first time

Axew was the first Pokémon that Iris was known to have obtained. She obtained Axew from the Elder of her hometown when he was just a few days old. She was given the task of journeying with Axew in order to help raise him into a great Haxorus.

Axew was the first Pokémon that Ash scanned with his new Pokédex in Enter Iris and Axew!, though he was actually aiming it at Iris's hair and wondering why Axew looked nothing like what the Pokédex showed.

Like Pikachu and Dawn's Piplup, Axew appears to prefer being outside of his Poké Ball (if Axew even has a Poké Ball), but unlike them, he likes to travel inside Iris's long hair, while Pikachu and Piplup usually go on their Trainer's shoulder.

In Triple Leaders, Team Threats!, Cilan told Iris and Axew that they have perfect compatibility. He also added that Axew is a rather rare Pokémon. In Dreams by the Yard Full! it was revealed through the Dream Mist that Axew wants to evolve to his final stage, unlike most of the other walking Pokémon in the anime.

Iris and Axew in their official artwork

In The Bloom Is on Axew!, it was shown that Axew has not had much experience in battling, crying when he was hit by weakened Bullet Seed and SolarBeam attacks from Cilan's Pansage; however, he was shown to be able to produce an extremely powerful Dragon Rage that could cause massive destruction, but was uncontrollable and had a tendency to explode in all directions rather than beam at a specific target as it is meant to. Both Ash and Cilan playfully referred to it as a "Dragon Sneeze", much to Iris's annoyance. A pun exists where, as Axew says his name while using "Dragon Sneeze", it sounds rather like "achoo". Later in the episode, Axew was trapped in the horns of a wild Scolipede, and Iris and the others had to rescue him using their Pokémon.

In Scraggy-Hatched to be Wild!, Axew seemed excited about Ash's Pokémon Egg being ready to hatch; so much so that he accidentally sent it rolling down a hill. After it hatched into Scraggy, Axew became afraid of him after seeing how aggressive he was with the other Pokémon. Even so, he kept his eye on Scraggy and was the first to notice that he ran off in the middle of the night. Axew assisted Iris in finding a plant that would help Scraggy recover after he was paralyzed by a wild Galvantula. The next day when Scraggy felt better, Axew battled him. Both Pokémon ended up knocking each other out thanks to another failed Dragon Rage. The two had another battle in Dancing With the Ducklett Trio!, however he was stopped after Axew attempted, again, to use Dragon Rage.

In The Dragon Master's Path!, he sent Team Rocket's ship down with an exploding Dragon Rage. He then rode away on Druddigon's head and called out to Iris, letting her know where he was. When fighting Team Rocket alongside Pikachu and Emmy's Druddigon, Axew finally mastered Dragon Rage, sending out a stream of energy instead of exploding right on the spot, defeating Team Rocket. Later, in Cottonee in Love!, Axew had another battle with Ash's Scraggy, but this time he won thanks to his mastered Dragon Rage.

In Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!, Axew battled Georgia's Beartic briefly, but was defeated after a collision of Ice Beam and Dragon Rage.

In Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight!", Axew played the role of the Dragon Master's strongest Pokémon. She used Axew against Ash's Pikachu in order to bring out his inner strength. However, Pikachu defeated Axew with a powerful Thunderbolt/Electro Ball combination.

Iris used Axew in the semi-final round of the Club Battle in Club Battle Finale: A Hero's Outcome! against Luke. Axew struggled at first against Luke's Golett, but managed to win the battle after learning Outrage, allowing Iris to move on to the final round.

Axew and Scraggy playing

In Battle For The Underground!, Axew was used to propel the train cart Ash and friends were riding on to get away from Team Rocket; along with Tepig using Ember, which soon became Flamethrower, and Roggenrola using Flash Cannon.

He battled with Scraggy once more in Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!; however, seeing as Scraggy had learned Hi Jump Kick, they proved evenly matched. After the battle, he and Scraggy went off to play, until they ran into a Gothita that took a liking to Scraggy. Gothita's Trainer challenged Ash to a battle on the condition that if she won, he'd have to trade Scraggy away to her. Ash won the battle, but Axew still had a nightmare the following night about losing his best friend. He then awoke to find that Scraggy and Gothita had left. He pursued them and attempted to get Scraggy away from Gothita by hitting it with Dragon Rage. However, it ended up disturbing a wild Garbodor who attacked them, until Snivy showed up to protect them and Katharine, Gothita's Trainer, used her Deerling to calm the Trash Heap Pokémon. The next day, Axew was happy to see Gothita storm away after Snivy defeated it in battle.

Iris and her Axew

In Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1, Axew became friends with a Gothorita owned by Lewis, who expressed great interest in him. Axew admired Gothorita as it prayed at Landorus's shrine for it to rain on Milos Island, and later when Gothorita saved him and Iris from falling onto some sharp rocks. Later, Axew was able to hit Thundurus with Dragon Rage and would have been hit by his Thunder if Cilan's Stunfisk had not blocked the attack with Mud Bomb. Understanding the dire situation, Axew encouraged Gothorita when it was asked by Lewis to plead with Tornadus and Thundurus. In Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2, Axew helped rescue the Forces of Nature from Team Rocket; he used Dragon Rage on Dr. Zager's helicopter, joined by Ash's Pikachu, Ash's Roggenrola, Iris's Emolga and Cilan's Pansage to cause the forcefield prisons trapping the trio to break.

In All for the Love of Meloetta!, Iris used Axew in a battle against Cynthia's Garchomp. Axew's Scratch and Dragon Rage successfully hit Garchomp but seemed to do no damage. Garchomp then used her Dragon Rush and Draco Meteor attacks to cause a lot of damage to Axew. At the last second when it seemed like Axew was down, he got back up and ended up knocking Garchomp down with his newly learned Giga Impact and shocking everybody. Garchomp quickly recovered and was about to finish Axew off with a Brick Break but was called off by Cynthia at the last second.

In A Village Homecoming!, Axew was reunited with the Elder at the Village of Dragons, embracing her with open arms. She complimented his health and praised Iris for how he had been cared for. Later, when Shannon's newly evolved Hydreigon lost control of himself, Axew helped Excadrill corner the Brutal Pokémon after Emolga and Dragonite chased him to shore. He kept Hydreigon distracted with Dragon Rage while Iris attempted to leap on him from behind to calm him down.

In What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!, Axew frantically used Scratch to free Iris and Cilan from the metal cuffs Team Plasma had trapped them in. He later helped fight off the Pokémon controlled by Team Plasma.

Decolore Islands

In Team Rocket's Shocking Recruit!, Axew was playing with Emolga when he was attacked by a wild Galvantula using Electro Ball and sent rolling down a hill where he bumped his head on a large rock. Since Emolga had already gotten in to trouble for attacking Oshawott and Scraggy that morning, Iris scolded Emolga for attacking Axew, causing Emolga to become upset and fly away, worrying Axew. After being healed, Axew and the gang set off on their way to find Emolga, only to find that she had allied herself with Team Rocket. Under the shroud of Yamask's Haze, Emolga pulled Axew away. Later, Emolga shared her plan to get back in Iris's good books with Axew, unaware that Meowth was listening in. Axew acted as bait to lure in Pikachu for Emolga and called out to Charizard and Dragonite to make them bring Ash and his friends to him. Pikachu was captured by Team Rocket, but Iris was able to understand from Axew that the earlier accident was not Emolga's fault. However, Team Rocket trapped Axew and Emolga in a glass cage along with an angry Exploud. The Exploud attacked them both, but Emolga did her best to protect Axew from its attacks. Exploud picked Axew up and dropped him in its mouth, much to Iris's horror, though Axew was able to escape by using Dragon Rage. Eventually, Dragonite and Charizard were able to break the cage open, allowing Axew and Emolga to escape.

Personality and characteristics

Axew in Iris's hair

Axew appears to be a friendly Pokémon, making quick friends with Ash's Pikachu in Enter Iris and Axew! and with other Pokémon. He and Iris are shown to have a strong relationship such as in A Sandile Gusher of Change! where a Sandile had caught him in his jaws, Iris tried everything to get him out. Though lacking superior battle skills, Axew makes up for it with a kind personality as mentioned by Cilan. If Iris feels sad, he will go off to collect fruit in order to cheer her up. Axew is also somewhat of a pacifist and often hides or panics when the other Pokémon who accompany him start to fight each other as seen in Emolga and the New Volt Switch!, when he was seen running around in circles when Oshawott, Tepig, Scraggy and Swadloon started fighting over food. Though he has been shown to have some childish traits, such as in Saving Darmanitan From the Bell!, where he fought with Pikachu when he thought Pikachu was the one who ate all the food.

Axew will often express concern for other Pokémon. In Emolga the Irresistible!, he was grateful when an Emolga stopped his apple from rolling down a hill and wanted to share some of it with her. When she left after being smothered by Bianca, he was desperate to find her again. However, this could be because Axew has a little crush on Emolga, as confirmed by Iris in the same episode.

Axew also seems to see Scraggy as a little brother, since Scraggy-Hatched to be Wild! when Iris told him he was Scraggy's big brother. Since then, Axew always had kept a close eye on Scraggy to keep him out of trouble, and the two have become training partners, and best friends, most likely due to the fact that they're the youngest. In Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita! he was horrified that he might never see him again if Scraggy was given to Katharine, even having a nightmare about it.

Moves used

Iris Axew Scratch.png
Using Scratch
Move First Used In
Scratch The Bloom Is on Axew!
Dragon Rage The Bloom Is on Axew!
Outrage Club Battle Finale: A Hero's Outcome!
Giga Impact All for the Love of Meloetta!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Mystery Egg

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:
Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:
Main article: Secret Eggs

A Japanese event randomly distributed an Egg that contained an in-game representation of Iris's Axew, Ash's Pidove, or Cilan's Pansage via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Like its anime counterpart, this Axew knows Scratch and Dragon Rage and is male. It also, interestingly, always has Mold Breaker as its Ability. This event started on December 17, 2010, and ended on January 11, 2011. This Egg was also distributed at participating American Toys 'R' Us locations from April 27 to May 31, 2011.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Poké Ball Axew Dex No. 610 Naive nature. Normal Scratch None
Lv. 1 Type   Dragon Dragon Rage
Spr 5b 610.png Dragon Unknown Pokémon Event -- --
OT (Hatcher's)
(Hatcher's)
Egg obtained. -- --
ID No. (Hatcher's)   This Pokémon was available in the United States
from April 27 to May 31, 2011.
Item Ability (Place hatched)
None None Mold Breaker Egg apparently hatched.
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when it was hatched by its original Trainer.
This may differ for every Pokémon.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
This Pokémon was distributed as an Egg. The other date depends on when this Pokémon was hatched.
The OT and ID No. of this Pokémon is the same as its hatcher's.
This Pokémon can be Shiny if hatched in a different game to the game it was received in.
Can be obtained with: B W B2 W2
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Pokémon Center Best Wishes Pokémon

Bulbanews

From August 10 to September 6, 2013, Japanese Pokémon Centers will distribute an in-game representation of Iris's Axew. The distribution will be split into four one-week periods; each week, players can receive one of four Best Wishes-themed Pokémon at random. The other three Pokémon distributed alongside Iris's Axew will be Ash's Pikachu, Cilan's Pansage and Professor Oak's Rotom.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball キバゴ Dex No. 610 Naive nature. Dragon Dragon Rage Wishing Ribbon
Lv. 30 Type   Normal Scratch
Spr 5b 610.png Dragon Unknown Pokémon Cartoon Dragon Outrage
OT アイリス Apparently had a Normal Giga Impact
ID No. 08103 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in Japan
from August 10 to September 6, 2013.
Item Ability Lv. 30.
None None Rivalry  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: B W B2 W2
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

In the manga

In the White—Victini and Zekrom manga

Axew makes a brief appearance in the manga adaptation of the fourteenth movie, serving the same role as he does in the movie.

In the Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice manga

Axew appears in the manga adaptation of the fifteenth movie, serving the same role as he does in the movie.

In the TCG

Axew was featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards featuring Iris's Axew.

Iris's Axew
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Axew Colorless BW Black Star Promos   BW10 BW-P Promotional cards   003/BW-P
BW Black Star Promos   BW16 BW-P Promotional cards   006/BW-P
 

Trivia

  • Axew is the first Dragon-type Pokémon to be owned by a main character other than Ash.
  • Axew is Iris's only pure-type Pokémon.

Related articles



Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplup
IrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKenny
ConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgil
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchie
TabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Lysandre
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor Rowan
Professor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCress
GraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceMr. SukizoRaoul Contesta
Vivian MeridianScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlder
LukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaAlainMairin
Gurkinn
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

Project Anime logo.png This article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.