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.
1LeerNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
3BiteDark 60 100
6False SwipeNormal 40 100
9AssuranceDark 60 100
12TauntDark 100
15SlashNormal 70 100
18Dragon ClawDragon 80 100
21Scary FaceNormal 100
24CrunchDark 80 100
27Dragon DanceDragon
30Dual ChopDragon 40 90
33Laser FocusNormal
36Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
39Swords DanceNormal
42OutrageDragon 120 100
45GuillotineNormal
48Giga ImpactNormal 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.
CounterFighting 100
EndeavorNormal 100
First ImpressionBug 90 100
HardenNormal
Night SlashDark 70 100

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.
1ScratchNormal 40 100
4LeerNormal 100
7AssuranceDark 60 100
10Dragon RageDragon 100
13Dual ChopDragon 40 90
16Scary FaceNormal 100
20SlashNormal 70 100
24False SwipeNormal 40 100
28Dragon ClawDragon 80 100
32Dragon DanceDragon
36TauntDark 100
41Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
46Swords DanceNormal
50GuillotineNormal
56OutrageDragon 120 100
61Giga ImpactNormal 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.
CounterFighting 100
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
EndeavorNormal 100
EndureNormal
Focus EnergyNormal
HardenNormal
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Night SlashDark 70 100
Razor WindNormal 80 100
ReversalFighting 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 TailWater 90 90
Draco MeteorDragon 130 90
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
Dual ChopDragon 40 90
EndeavorNormal 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
OutrageDragon 120 100
Shock WaveElectric 60
SnoreNormal 50 100
SuperpowerFighting 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
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 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
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
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword Route 6, Axew's Eye, Hammerlocke Hills
Shield Route 6, Axew's Eye

Other languages

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

Name origin

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