Drilbur < Excadrill > Audino

Species Type
Subterrene Pokémon Ground.pngSteel.png
Number Ability
#530 Sand Rush/Sand Force
Mold Breaker
Height Weight
2′4″ (0.7m) 89.1 lbs. (40.4kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Drilbur None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field 60
Tier EV Yield
5th Gen: Uber
6th Gen: OU
2 Attack Points

Excadrill (ドリュウズ) is the 36th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Ground/Steel Type, and it is known as the Subterrene Pokémon.

Both of Excadrill's primary Abilities take effect during a Sandstorm; Sand Rush doubles its Speed, while Sand Force will increase the power of its Steel, Ground and Rock-Type moves by 33%/

A third Ability is available to Excadrill that come from the Dream World, the Mold Breaker Ability. This Ability allows its moves to work as they would normally without being affected by the Ability of the targeted Pokémon, allowing its Ground-type moves to hit a Pokémon with the Levitate Ability, for example.

Drilbur can evolve into Excadrill starting at Level 31.

Excadrill is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Drilbur One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Excadrill takes on the appearance of a mole with a metallic horn on its head, and metallic claws at the end of both hands.

[edit] Gender Differences

Excadrill doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Excadrill appears at the Challenger's Cave, Victory Road and Giant Chasm in Black and White, but it only appears at Shaking Spots in each area. In Black 2 and White 2, Excadrill appears at Wellspring Cave, Clay Road, Twist Mountain, Rebirth Mountain, the Seaside Cave, Giant Chasm and Victory Road, but it only appears at Shaking Spots, just like the first Generation V games.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Excadrill appears at the Verdant Courts in the Arbor Area in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. It can be befriended by defeating it in battle, after which it can be called into battle.

Excadrill appears within the Earth Nation and the Steel Nation in Pokémon Conquest.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Excadrill appears in four sets and the Black/White Promo set. It is listed as a Rare Card in the Emerging Powers (2) and Dark Explorers (2) sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Iris would first use her Excadrill in the episode Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!. It wouldn't obey Iris during her first battle against Georgia, but would rebound, obeying Iris in a rematch. Since then, it has been a staple on Iris' Pokémon team.

Clay would use his own Excadrill in his gym battle against Ash. It would defeat Snivy, and would have Roggenrola on the ropes until it evolved into Boldore. Boldore would defeat Excadrill to win the match.

[edit] Movies

Iris' Excadrill appears in both versions of Pokémon Movie 14.

[edit] Manga

Excadrill's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Excadrill has found itself into the Uber Tier due to a high Attack with a great HP and solid Speed Statistics, along with a typing that prevents Poisoning and an immunity to Thunder Wave. While Sandstorm isn't the easiest to maintain in the Uber Tier, if raised correctly can raise havoc within the tier with a Swords Dance under its belt. It won't last long if it takes a Burn however, even though Excadrill can blast through many common burn users.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White 100% Challenger's Cave, Victory Road, Giant Chasm (Dust Cloud)
Black 2/White 2 75%
Victory Road, Clay Tunnel, Twist Mountain (Dust Cloud)
Victory Road (Dust Cloud)
Reversal Mountain, Wellspring Cave, Seaside Cave, Giant Chasm(Dust Cloud)
X/Y TBD Friend Safari (Steel)

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A

II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A

III Pokémon Ruby N/A
III Pokémon Sapphire N/A
III Pokémon Emerald N/A
III Pokémon FireRed N/A
III Pokémon LeafGreen N/A

IV Pokémon Diamond N/A
IV Pokémon Pearl N/A
IV Pokémon Platinum N/A
IV Pokémon HeartGold N/A
IV Pokémon SoulSilver N/A

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

VI Pokémon X It can help in tunnel construction. Its drill has evolved into steel strong enough to bore through iron plates.
VI Pokémon Y More than 300 feet below the surface they build mazelike nests. Their activity can be destructive to subway tunnels.
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 330 424 -
247 275 369 405
112 125 219 240
Sp. Atk
94 105 199 218
Sp. Def
121 135 229 251
162 181 275 302

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Scratch Normal.png 40 100 Physical
Start Mud Sport Ground.png N/A N/A Status
Rapid Spin Normal.png 20 100 Physical
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100 Special
12 Fury Swipes Normal.png 18 80 Physical
15 Metal Claw Steel.png 50 95 Physical
19 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
22 Hone Claws Dark.png N/A N/A Status
26 Slash Normal.png 70 100 Physical
29 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
31 Horn Drill Normal.png ?? 30 Physical
36 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
42 Swords Dance Normal.png N/A N/A Status
49 Sandstorm Rock.png N/A N/A Status
55 Drill Run Ground.png 80 95 Physical
62 Fissure Ground.png ?? 30 Physical

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.png 75 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.png 90 100 Special
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.png 120 70 Special
TM56 Fling Dark.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.png 70 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.png -- -- Status
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.png 80 100 Physical
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.png 80 100 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.png -- -- Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Secret Power Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM100 Confide Normal.png -- -- Status
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Iron Defense Steel.png -- --% Status
Rapid Spin Normal.png 20 100% Physical
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special
Crush Claw Normal.png 75 95% Physical
Metal Sound Steel.png -- 85% Status
Submission Fighting.png 80 80% Physical
Skull Bash Normal.png 100 100% Physical
Rock Climb Normal.png 90 85% Physical

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black2/White2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Drill Run Ground.png 80 95% Physical
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special
Iron Defense Steel.png -- --% Status
Iron Head Steel.png 80 100% Physical
Magnet Rise Electric.png -- --% Status
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Stealth Rock Rock.png -- --% Status

[edit] Evolution Info

Evolution Line
Drilbur Excadrill
Level 31

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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