Excadrill

Excadrill is a Ground/Steel type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Subterrene Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 530
Type Ground Steel
Species Subterrene Pokémon
Height 0.7 m (2′04″)
Weight 40.4 kg (89.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sand Rush
2. Sand Force
Mold Breaker (hidden ability)
Local № 036 (Black/White)
077 (Black 2/White 2)
167 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 178
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 110
330 424
Attack 135
247 405
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 88
162 302
Total 508 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 Excadrill.

Evolution chart

(Level 31)

Excadrill changes

Pokédex entries

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

Moves learned by Excadrill

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Hone ClawsDarkStatus
1Horn DrillNormalPhysical 30
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
12Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
16Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
20SandstormRockStatus
24Crush ClawNormalPhysical 75 95
28Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
34DigGroundPhysical 80 100
40Swords DanceNormalStatus
46Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95
52EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
58FissureGroundPhysical 30

Moves learnt on evolution

Excadrill learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Horn DrillNormalPhysical 30

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
SubmissionFightingPhysical 80 80

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Horn DrillNormalPhysical 30
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1Mud SportGroundStatus
1Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
1RototillerGroundStatus
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
5Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
8Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
12Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
15Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
19DigGroundPhysical 80 100
22Hone ClawsDarkStatus
26SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
29Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
36EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
42Swords DanceNormalStatus
49SandstormRockStatus
55Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95
62FissureGroundPhysical 30

Moves learnt on evolution

Excadrill learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Horn DrillNormalPhysical 30

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Crush ClawNormalPhysical 75 95
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
Rock ClimbNormalPhysical 90 85
Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100
SubmissionFightingPhysical 80 80

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Excadrill 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
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

Excadrill sprites

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

Where to find Excadrill

Black
White
Giant Chasm, Challenger's Cave, Victory Road
Black 2
White 2
Giant Chasm, Wellspring Cave, Twist Mountain, Victory Road, Clay Tunnel, Reversal Mountain, Seaside Cave, Underground Ruins
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Spots
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Giant's Mirror, Lake of Outrage

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Excadrill
Japanese ドリュウズ (Doryuzu)
German Stalobor
French Minotaupe

Name origin

excavate
make a hole or pit
drill
device for making holes