Axew

Axew is a Dragon type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Tusk Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 610
Type Dragon
Species Tusk Pokémon
Height 0.6 m (2′00″)
Weight 18.0 kg (39.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Rivalry
2. Mold Breaker
Unnerve (hidden ability)
Local № 116 (Black/White)
183 (Black 2/White 2)
148 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
324 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 64
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Monster
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (10,024–10,280 steps)

Base stats

HP 46
202 296
Attack 87
161 300
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 30
58 174
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 57
107 234
Total 320 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Axew.

Evolution chart

(Level 38) (Level 48)

Pokédex entries

Black They use their tusks to crush the berries they eat. Repeated regrowth makes their tusks strong and sharp.
White They mark their territory by leaving gashes in trees with their tusks. If a tusk breaks, a new one grows in quickly.
Black 2
White 2
Its large tusks have a tendency to break, but each time they grow back, they grow in harder and sturdier.
X
Omega Ruby
They use their tusks to crush the berries they eat. Repeated regrowth makes their tusks strong and sharp.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
They mark their territory by leaving gashes in trees with their tusks. If a tusk breaks, a new one grows in quickly.
Sword These Pokémon nest in the ground and use their tusks to crush hard berries. Crushing berries is also how they test each other’s strength.
Shield They play with each other by knocking their large tusks together. Their tusks break sometimes, but they grow back so quickly that it isn’t a concern.

Moves learned by Axew

Moves learnt by level up

Axew learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
3BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
6False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
9AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
12TauntDarkStatus 100
15SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
18Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
21Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
24CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
27Dragon DanceDragonStatus
30Dual ChopDragonPhysical 40 90
33Laser FocusNormalStatus
36Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
39Swords DanceNormalStatus
42OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
45GuillotineNormalPhysical 30
48Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90

Egg moves

Axew learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Axew egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFightingPhysical 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
First ImpressionBugPhysical 90 100
HardenNormalStatus
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100

Move Tutor moves

Axew can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Scale ShotDragonPhysical 25 90

Moves learnt by TM

Axew is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Axew is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Axew learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
4LeerNormalStatus 100
7AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
10Dragon RageDragonSpecial 100
13Dual ChopDragonPhysical 40 90
16Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
20SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
24False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
28Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
32Dragon DanceDragonStatus
36TauntDarkStatus 100
41Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
46Swords DanceNormalStatus
50GuillotineNormalPhysical 30
56OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
61Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90

Egg moves

Axew learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Axew egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
EndureNormalStatus
Focus EnergyNormalStatus
HardenNormalStatus
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
Razor WindNormalSpecial 80 100
ReversalFightingPhysical 100

Move Tutor moves

Axew can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
Draco MeteorDragonSpecial 130 90
Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
Dual ChopDragonPhysical 40 90
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

Axew is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Axew can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Axew sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Axew  sprite from Black & White Axew  sprite from X & Y Axew  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Axew Shiny sprite from Black & White Axew Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Axew

Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Mistralton Cave
X
Y
Connecting Cave
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Granite Cave
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Mount Hokulani
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Route 6, Axew's Eye, Hammerlocke Hills
Shield Route 6, Axew's Eye
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Axew
Japanese キバゴ (Kibago)
German Milza
French Coupenotte

Name origin

axe
implement used for chopping
askew
out of line, off-center