Excadrill • Generation VIII Pokédex

Excadrill
Pokédex Page for Excadrill

This is the Marriland Pokédex page for Excadrill, showing its information and moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Excadrill is not available in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl and cannot be used in or sent to those versions.

Excadrill

Excadrill
Sprite of Excadrill in Pokémon HOME

Excadrill's Type

GROUND
STEEL

Excadrill's Pokédex #s

National #
530
Galar #
167
Armor #
--
Crown #
--

Excadrill's Base Stats

HP:
110
Attack:
135
Defense:
60
Sp. Atk:
50
Sp. Def:
65
Speed:
88
Total:
508

Misc. Info

Height:
2'4" (0.7m)
Weight:
89.1 lbs. (40.4 kg)
Gender Ratio:
Egg Groups:
Field
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,000,000
EV Yield:
2 Attack
Base EXP:
178
Catch Rate:
60
Base Happiness:
70

Excadrill's Abilities

Here are what abilities Excadrill can possibly have, along with their effects.
Sand Rush
Doubles Excadrill's Speed while the weather is sandstorm. Prevents sandstorm damage to Excadrill.
Sand Force
Excadrill's Rock-, Ground-, and Steel-type moves do 30% more damage in a sandstorm. Prevents sandstorm damage to Excadrill.
Mold Breaker
Excadrill's moves are not affected or blocked by the target's Ability.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Excadrill's weakness and resistance is to various types.
FIRE
WATER
FIGHTING
GROUND
½
NORMAL
FLYING
PSYCHIC
BUG
DRAGON
STEEL
FAIRY
¼
ROCK
immune
ELECTRIC
POISON

Excadrill's Evolution Line

Below you'll find a list of all Pokémon Excadrill evolves from or into, along with its evolution method.
Drilbur
Drilbur
starting form
Excadrill
Excadrill
at level 31

Excadrill's Moves in Sword & Shield

Below is a list of all of the moves that Excadrill can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Excadrill learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
Evo.
Horn Drill
Knocks out the target. Fails against higher-level Pokémon.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
varies 30% 5 One Target
1
Horn Drill
Knocks out the target. Fails against higher-level Pokémon.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
varies 30% 5 One Target
1
Mud-Slap
100% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy by one stage.
GROUND
SPECIAL
20 100% 10 One Target
1
Rapid Spin
Does damage and removes entry hazards such as Spikes, Stealth Rock, etc.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
50 100% 40 One Target
1
Scratch
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
1
Hone Claws
Raises Excadrill's Attack and accuracy by one stage.
DARK
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
12
Fury Swipes
Hits the target two to five times in a row.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
18 80% 15 One Target
16
Metal Claw
Has a 10% chance of raising Excadrill's Attack by one stage.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
50 95% 35 One Target
20
Sandstorm
Changes the weather to a sandstorm for 5 turns.
ROCK
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
24
Crush Claw
50% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
75 95% 10 One Target
28
Rock Slide
Has a 30% chance of causing all nearby enemies to flinch.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
75 90% 10 Nearby Enemies
34
Dig
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target
40
Swords Dance
Raises Excadrill's Attack by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
46
Drill Run
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
GROUND
PHYSICAL
80 95% 10 One Target
52
Earthquake
Does double damage against targets using Dig.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
100 100% 10 All But Self
58
Fissure
Knocks out the target. Fails against higher-level Pokémon.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
varies 30% 5 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Excadrill can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM08
Hyper Beam
Requires a turn to recharge (unless it misses).
NORMAL
SPECIAL
150 90% 5 One Target
TM09
Giga Impact
Requires a turn to recharge (unless it misses).
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
150 90% 5 One Target
TM15
Dig
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target
TM21
Rest
Excadrill restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM22
Rock Slide
Has a 30% chance of causing all nearby enemies to flinch.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
75 90% 10 Nearby Enemies
TM24
Snore
Can only be used while asleep. 30% chance of making the target flinch.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Protect
Protects Excadrill from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM31
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM32
Sandstorm
Changes the weather to a sandstorm for 5 turns.
ROCK
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
TM39
Facade
Does double damage if Excadrill is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM43
Brick Break
Breaks the opponent's Light Screen or Reflect.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
75 100% 15 One Target
TM48
Rock Tomb
100% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
60 95% 15 One Target
TM49
Sand Tomb
Traps the target for 4–5 turns, preventing them from switching or fleeing and also doing 1/8 max HP after every turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
35 85% 15 One Target
TM53
Mud Shot
100% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.
GROUND
SPECIAL
55 95% 15 One Target
TM54
Rock Blast
Hits the target two to five times in a row.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
25 90% 10 One Target
TM59
Fling
Throws Excadrill's held item. Type and power depend on the item.
DARK
PHYSICAL
varies 100% 10 One Target
TM65
Shadow Claw
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
GHOST
PHYSICAL
70 100% 15 One Target
TM76
Round
Deals double damage if Round has already been used and causes any other Pokémon using Round to use it immediately afterward.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 100% 15 One Target
TM81
Bulldoze
100% chance of lowering all nearby Pokémon's Speed by one stage.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
60 100% 20 All But Self
TM96
Smart Strike
Doesn't miss the target.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
70 -- 10 One Target
TM97
Brutal Swing
Damages all nearby Pokémon.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 20 All But Self
TM98
Stomping Tantrum
Power is doubled if Excadrill missed the target last turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
75 100% 10 One Target

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Excadrill can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area and other locations.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR00
Swords Dance
Raises Excadrill's Attack by two stages.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TR10
Earthquake
Does double damage against targets using Dig.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
100 100% 10 All But Self
TR20
Substitute
Costs 25% of Excadrill's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR22
Sludge Bomb
Has a 30% chance to poison the target.
POISON
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR26
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR27
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Excadrill's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR46
Iron Defense
Raises Excadrill's Defense by two stages.
STEEL
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
TR57
Poison Jab
Has a 30% chance to poison the target.
POISON
PHYSICAL
80 100% 20 One Target
TR60
X-Scissor
Damages the target.
BUG
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR64
Focus Blast
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
FIGHTING
SPECIAL
120 70% 5 One Target
TR67
Earth Power
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
GROUND
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR74
Iron Head
Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR76
Stealth Rock
Sets floating rocks on the enemy's field. Does 1/8 max HP to enemies that switch in. Weakness/resistance to Rock affects this damage.
ROCK
STATUS
-- -- 20 Enemy Field
TR87
Drill Run
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
GROUND
PHYSICAL
80 95% 10 One Target
TR94
High Horsepower
Damages the target.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
95 95% 10 One Target

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Excadrill can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage. Click the word EGG to find compatible breeding Pokémon to get that Egg Move onto Excadrill.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Metal Sound
Lowers the target's Special Defense by two stages.
STEEL
STATUS
-- 85% 40 One Target
EGG
Submission
Excadrill takes 25% of Submission's damage as recoil damage.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
80 80% 20 One Target
EGG
Slash
Has a higher critical hit rate. (+1 stage.)
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target

Move Tutor Moves

Here are all of the moves that Excadrill can learn from Move Tutors. Most of these require the Expansion Pass and can be found in the Isle of Armor's Dojo, costing some Armorite Ore to teach. However, there are a few moves that can be taught aside from this.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TUTOR
Scorching Sands
Has a 30% chance to burn the target.
GROUND
SPECIAL
70 100% 10 One Target

Excadrill's Detailed Stats

Below you'll find a more detailed table containing Excadrill's calculated stats, which are the stats that you actually see displayed in game. These are affected by a variety of things, such as level, Effort Values (EVs), Individual Values (IVs), and Excadrill's Nature.

By default, the stats you see in the table below show four different possibilities, all assuming Excadrill is level 100: its stats with 0 EVs, 252+ (max) EVs, 0 IVs, and 31 (max) IVs. Nature is not shown by default, so its maximum is 10% higher than shown here, and minium 10% lower.
Stats at
level 100
0 EVs 252+ EVs Base Stat
Min Max Min Max
HP
330 361 393 424 110
Attack
275 306 338 369 135
Defense
125 156 188 219 60
Sp. Atk
105 136 168 199 50
Sp. Def
135 166 198 229 65
Speed
181 212 244 275 88
Total
508

Where to Find Excadrill in Sword & Shield

If you're looking for where to find Excadrill, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Excadrill in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently this does not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Excadrill in the Wild

Giant's Mirror

On the Ground
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
Sword
30%
Shield
20%
Sword
30%
Shield
20%
Sword
30%
Shield
20%
Sword
30%
Shield
20%
Sword
60%
Shield
50%
Sword
60%
Shield
50%
Sword
60%
Shield
50%
Sword
60%
Shield
50%
Sword
30%
Shield
20%
Lv. 31-34 Lv. 31-34 Lv. 31-34 Lv. 31-34 Lv. 31-34 Lv. 31-34 Lv. 31-34 Lv. 31-34 Lv. 31-34

Lake of Outrage

Overworld Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- 35% --
Lv. 55-58

Getting Excadrill By Evolution

Evolves from Drilbur at level 31.

Pokédex Entries for Excadrill

Generation 8 Pokédex Entries

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.

Generation 6 Pokédex Entries

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.

Generation 5 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.
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