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Clay's Excadrill
ヤーコンのドリュウズ Yakon's Doryuzu
Poké Ball
Clay Excadrill.png
Clay's Excadrill
Debuts in Battling the King of the Mines!
Caught at Unknown
Gender Male*
Ability Sand Rush*
Current location With Clay
Excadrill
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Excadrill Kensuke Satō Tom Wayland

Clay's Excadrill (Japanese: ヤーコンのドリュウズ Yakon's Doryuzu) is Clay's main battling Pokémon in the games, anime, and manga.

Contents

In the anime

In the main series

Sometime prior to the start of the series, Excadrill helped Clay with digging out and expanding the mine he was working on. It would eventually become the current form of the Driftveil Gym. It first appeared in Battling the King of the Mines!, where it was Clay's final Pokémon in his Gym battle against Ash. It first fought against Ash's Snivy and was able to easily block all of Snivy's attacks with Rapid Spin before knocking her out with Horn Drill. Excadrill next fought against Ash's Roggenrola. Roggenrola used Sandstorm creating a Sandstorm, but this did no visible damage to Excadrill being a part Ground-type and part Steel-type.

Excadrill then used Drill Run underground, hitting Roggenrola multiple times by going in and out of the ground. Excadrill then used its one-hit knockout move Horn Drill on Roggenrola, but Roggenrola endured it thanks to its Sturdy, but looked damaged. It then immediately evolved into a Boldore. Excadrill used Horn Drill again but was blocked by Sturdy once more, and then went for another Drill Run. Boldore caught this and used its red stones to communicate with Ash about its new move, Rock Blast. Using Rock Blast Boldore was able to deal damage to Excadrill and knock it back. It then communicated its other new move Rock Smash, which it immediately used. Excadrill used Rock Smash as well and whilst both were powerful, Boldore's Rock Smash overpowered Excadrill's, defeating the Subterrene Pokémon and winning Ash the Quake Badge.

It reappeared in a flashback in Curtain Up, Unova League! while Ash was recalling the Gym Leaders he faced in his Unova journey.

Personality and characteristics

Excadrill is a powerful and resourceful Pokémon, able to withstand many attacks due to its high defense and use of the move Rapid Spin. Like Clay, Excadrill is a hard worker and prefers taking challenges head on. It has an excellent relationship with its Trainer, having been with him since Clay was a young boy.

Moves used

Clay Excadrill Drill Run.png
Using Drill Run
Move First Used In
Rapid Spin Battling the King of the Mines!
Horn Drill Battling the King of the Mines!
Drill Run Battling the King of the Mines!
Rock Smash Battling the King of the Mines!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In Pokémon Generations

Excadrill appeared in The Uprising, where it was seen battling the Pokémon belonging to some Team Plasma Grunts.

Moves used

Clay Excadrill Drill Run PG.png
Using Drill Run
Move First Used In
Drill Run The Uprising
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

Excadrill has appeared as Clay's signature Pokémon in every game he has appeared in.

Pokémon Black and White Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Gym battle
Easy Mode/Normal Mode Challenge Mode
Spr 5b 530.png
Types:
Ground Steel
Ability:
Sand Rush
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Excadrill Lv.31
Hone Claws
Dark Status
Slash
Normal Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Bulldoze
Ground Physical
Spr 5b 530.png
Types:
Ground Steel
Ability:
Sand Force
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Excadrill Lv.30/33
Slash
Normal Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Metal Claw
Steel Physical
Bulldoze
Ground Physical
Spr 5b 530.png
Types:
Ground Steel
Ability:
Sand Force
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Excadrill Lv.36
Slash
Normal Physical
Bulldoze
Ground Physical
Metal Claw
Steel Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Pokémon World Tournament
Driftveil Tournament
Unova Leaders Tournament
Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament
Spr 5b 530.png
Types:
Ground Steel
Ability:
Sand Rush or Sand Force
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Excadrill/ Lv.25
Bulldoze
Ground Physical
Slash
Normal Physical
Metal Claw
Steel Physical
Hone Claws
Dark Status
Spr 5b 530.png
Types:
Ground Steel
Ability:
Sand Rush or Sand Force
Held item:
Bag Liechi Berry Sprite.png Liechi Berry
Excadrill/ Lv.50
Drill Run
Ground Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Submission
Fighting Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status
Spr 5b 530.png
Types:
Ground Steel
Ability:
Sand Rush or Sand Force
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png Focus Sash
Excadrill/ Lv.50
Drill Run
Ground Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Submission
Fighting Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Excadrill in Pokémon Adventures

Excadrill first appeared Lights, Camera...Action! digging up a mysterious stone at the Desert Resort. It was seen protecting the stone alongside Clay's other Pokémon in Defeating Stoutland.

In Mine Mayhem, Excadrill was used in Black's Gym battle against Clay, battling against Black's Costa. Excadrill attempted to hit Costa with a super effective Drill Run, but the attack did little damage. It was later sent out to battle Black's Nite. Having permission to wreck havoc on the Gym Excadrill used a strategy where it dug into the ground in order to hide where it was before popping back up and attacking. Deciding it was okay to do the same Black had Nite attack every hole that was made in order to find where Excadrill was. Nite soon found Excadrill and crashed into it, causing a rock to break the generator giving the mine light. Upon checking what happened it was shown that Excadrill and Nite were both defeated.

In The Battle Within, Excadrill battled alongside the other Gym Leaders against the Shadow Triad to protect the Dark Stone. During the battle it was attacked by their Lilligant's Mega Drain. The group is eventually defeated when Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus show up.

In Homecoming, Excadrill fought alongside the other Gym Leaders' Pokémon against the Seven Sages at the Pokémon League.

Personality and characteristics

Excadrill was relied on more often than Clay's other Pokémon as it was involved in the battle with the Seven Sages. It is powerful and fast, able to deal damage quickly.

Moves used

Clay Excadrill Drill Run Adventures.png
Using Drill Run
Move First Used In
Drill Run Homecoming
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Excadrill in Pocket Monsters BW

Excadrill makes an appearance in Pocket Monsters BW.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Excadrill.


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