Excadrill (Pokémon)

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Excadrill
Subterrene Pokémon
ドリュウズ
Doryuzu
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Excadrill



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Steel
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Sand Rush or Sand Force Cacophony
Cacophony
Mold Breaker
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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Weight
89.1 lbs. 40.4 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
178
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
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Excadrill (Japanese: ドリュウズ Doryuzu) is a dual-type Ground/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Drilbur starting at level 31.

Biology

 
Excadrill folded into a drill shape

Excadrill is a bipedal, mole-like Pokémon with a dark-brown body with diagonal, red splotches. Three markings are on its front, resembling scratch marks, 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 and it can dig at speeds of over 90 mph (150 km/h). Known as the "Drill King", it uses its excellent digging abilities to build a complex network of tunnels for its nest at more than 300 feet (100 meters) 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

Main series

 
Excadrill in the anime

Major appearances

Iris's Excadrill

Excadrill debuted in The Bloom Is on Axew!, under the ownership of Iris. He is a powerful Pokémon, but when he first appeared, Excadrill was disobedient. However, in Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!, the cause of the disobedience was discovered, and after some training with Iris, Excadrill became obedient once again.

Clay's Excadrill

In Battling the King of the Mines!, Clay used an Excadrill to battle Ash in a Gym battle, and it was able to defeat Snivy. It then battled Roggenrola, but it was defeated when Roggenrola evolved into Boldore.

Minor appearances

In Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice, the Swords of Justice legend featured an Excadrill.

In Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!", one of the Macro Cosmos employees used an Excadrill to confront Sonia, only for Raihan to appear and defeat it with his Duraludon in the next episode.

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.

Pokémon Generations

Clay's Excadrill

An Excadrill appeared in The Uprising, under the ownership of Clay.

GOTCHA!

Clay's Excadrill

An Excadrill briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Clay.

In the manga

 
Excadrill in Pokémon Adventures

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

In The Battle for More Friends!, Monta caught an Excadrill after battling it with his Snivy.

Pocket Monsters BW

An Excadrill appeared in PMBW17.

Main article: Clay's Excadrill

Clay owns an Excadrill in Pocket Monsters BW.

Pokémon Adventures

A Trainer's Excadrill appeared in a fantasy in Black's First Trainer Battle.

Main article: Clay's Excadrill

In Lights, Camera...Action!, Clay's Excadrill was digging up a mysterious stone at the Desert Resort.

An Excadrill appeared in a fantasy Hallway Hijinks.

Pokémon RéBURST

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

In the TCG

Main article: Excadrill (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #036
Unova
B2W2: #077
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby It can help in tunnel construction. Its drill has evolved into steel strong enough to bore through iron plates.
Alpha Sapphire More than 300 feet below the surface, they build mazelike nests. Their activity can be destructive to subway tunnels.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#167
Sword It's not uncommon for tunnels that appear to have formed naturally to actually be a result of Excadrill's rampant digging.
Shield Known as the Drill King, this Pokémon can tunnel through the terrain at speeds of over 90 mph.


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, Underground Ruins (Dust Cloud)
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Steel)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Caves (north of Fortree City, north of Route 132)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Giant's Mirror, Lake of Outrage
Rolling Fields, Bridge Field (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Shimmering Lake, World Axle - B2F
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Conquest
Terrera, Valora
MD GTI
Mountain Pass (5F), Tempting Path (7F), Crags of Lament (1F-9F), Freezing Pillar (3F, 9F), Moonlit Forest (Uncharted Road), Rusty Mountain (Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Poké Forest (6F-10F), Mount Tepid (1F-14F)
Rumble U
Magical Lake: In Need of Trees, Variety Battle: It's Drill Time!,
Challenge Battle: Open Entry Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 1
Shuffle
Pedra Valley: Stage 205
Marron Trail: Stage 683
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Dusty Desert (Back Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Entei Sea, Entei SeaFinal
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout (Ingo's)


Held items

Stats

Base stats

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


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Horn Drill Normal Physical 0000 03030% 5
011 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
011 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
Evo.Evo. Horn Drill Normal Physical 0000 03030% 5
1212 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1616 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
2020 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
2424 Crush Claw Normal Physical 07575 09595% 10
2828 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
3434 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
4040 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4646 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 09595% 10
5252 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
5858 Fissure Ground Physical 0000 03030% 5
  • 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49  TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM54  TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM96  TM96 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR60  TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR87  TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TR94  TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
    Metal Sound Steel Status 85% 40
      
      
      
     
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
  Submission Fighting Physical 80 80% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Excadrill in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
Sw Sh EP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
  • 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

For a portion of the first day of the round of the Wild Area News for April 28 to May 11, 2020, ★ Drilbur raids originating from Shield came with the illegal move Hydro Pump. The same raids for the rest of the event's duration, or from Sword, come with the correct move, Scratch. Players who caught a Drilbur with Hydro Pump cannot trade or battle online with it unless that move is deleted.
These erroneous Drilbur otherwise function like other Drilbur, and can evolve into Excadrill with Hydro Pump.

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
  Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
  • 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Mud Sport × Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Rock Climb × Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Rototiller × Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 61
Base Attack: 81 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
  Strong:    Weak:  
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.
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★★★★ Move: Drill Run
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Sand Pit
Ability 2: Stealth
Ability 3: Run Up
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Drilbur when its Attack is 97 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Asahi, Kei, Naka, and Ume
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ground
  Attack Power: 70 - 125   10

#207
 

Power of 5
Increases damage when you make a match of five.
Skill Swapper: Cross Attack
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 242 Base Attack: 255 Base Defense: 129
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Mud-Slap, Mud Shot*
Charged Attacks: Rock Slide, Earthquake, Drill Run, Iron Head

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Drilbur
 Ground 
 
Level 31
 
First evolution
Excadrill
 Ground  Steel 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Excadrill images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
A screenshot depicting Excadrill's earlier design

Origin

Excadrill seems to be based on a mole, though it also shares characteristics with digging tools such as shovels and drills. When it is folded up, the spikes on its claws and horn give it a resemblance to the drill of a roadheader, a mining vehicle used to bore tunnels underground.

Name origin

Excadrill might be a combination of excavate and drill.

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

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ドリュウズ Doryuzu From ドリル drill, ryu, and 渦 uzu
  French Minotaupe From mine, taupe, and minotaure
  Spanish Excadrill Same as English name
  German Stalobor From Stahl and Bohrer
  Italian Excadrill Same as English name
  Korean 몰드류 Moldryu From mole, drill, and screw
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 龍頭地鼠 / 龙头地鼠 Lóngtóudìshǔ From the Japanese 竜頭 ryūzu, , shǔ, and 地鼠 dìshǔ.


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