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 2′04″ (0.7 m)
Weight 89.1 lbs (40.4 kg)
Abilities 1. Sand Rush
2. Sand Force
Mold Breaker (hidden ability)
Local № 036 (Black/White)
077 (Black 2/White 2)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (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)

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.

Moves learned by Excadrill

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 DrillNormal
1Mud-SlapGround 20 100
1Mud SportGround
1Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
1RototillerGround
1ScratchNormal 40 100
5Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
8Mud-SlapGround 20 100
12Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
15Metal ClawSteel 50 95
19DigGround 80 100
22Hone ClawsDark
26SlashNormal 70 100
29Rock SlideRock 75 90
36EarthquakeGround 100 100
42Swords DanceNormal
49SandstormRock
55Drill RunGround 80 95
62FissureGround

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 DrillNormal

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 ClawNormal 75 95
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Iron DefenseSteel
Metal SoundSteel 85
Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
Rock ClimbNormal 90 85
Skull BashNormal 130 100
SubmissionFighting 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 RunGround 80 95
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Iron DefenseSteel
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Magnet RiseElectric
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Stomping TantrumGround 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
67Smart StrikeSteel 70
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

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 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

Moves learnt by level up

Excadrill does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Excadrill does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Excadrill sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Excadrill  sprite from Black & White Excadrill  sprite from X & Y
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
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English 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