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Iris's Excadrill
English Iris's Excadrill
Japanese アイリスのドリュウズ
Japanese (Romanized) Iris no Doryuzu
Bio
Iris's Excadrill was revealed when she was required to rescue her Axew from a raging Pendra. She called out Excadrill to help rescue Axew from between Pendra's horns but it stayed in its curled up drill state until after Axew was rescued. Pendra though was still raging and it kicked Excadrill and got it angry. It then drilled underneath Pendra and then set it flying. Excadrill didn't always want to obey Iris when its asked to do something. For awhile, it was stubborn but Iris's Excadrill was able to overcome the feelings of resentment and lost of trust it felt from the battle against Drayden's Haxorus. After relating her experience to Ash and Cilan, it became more clear to Iris that she was not fully understanding her Excadrill's feelings. Iris apologized to her Excadrill as she finally realized that her Excadrill knew after the first hit during the battle against Drayden's Haxorus that they couldn't win against it.

Battle against Drayden's Haxorus at Dragon Village Battle Tournament

Having watched Iris's Excadrill battle and defeat the Trainer's Crimgan at the battle tournament in the Dragon Village, Drayden came out of the tent to meet Iris and her Excadrill. Iris challenged Drayden to a battle and if they won the battle, it would be their 100th victory together. Drayden accepted and sent out his Haxorus. Iris's Excadrill was no match for Drayden's Haxorus and it was defeated with a powerful Rock Smash attack. After the battle it began to distrust Iris and hid itself in its drilling position.

Mastering Focus Blast

Iris eventually realized that her Excadrill didn't know any moves that it could use to fight with from a distance. She also realized that if it had known one at an earlier time, they would've had more options on how to construct our battles and would have been better prepared against Drayden's Haxorus which had strong counter defenses against close range attacks. The night Iris apologized to her Excadrill, it decided to go out into the forest to practice working on Focus Blast. Iris showed up and the two of them practiced all through the night until it was finally able to successfully launch the attack.

Battles against Langley's Beartic

After Iris's Axew was defeated by Georgia's Beartic, Iris was confident that her Excadrill was easily strong enough to defeat Georgia's Beartic. She called her Excadrill out to battle but it appeared in its drilling position to which Iris told Georgia that it was in that position because it needed motivation. Georgia's Beartic quickly attacked it with a Slash attack which was more than enough motivation for it to battle. Unfortunately, it wouldn't listen to Iris's commands and it ended up loosing the match when Georgia's Beartic used Rock Smash, the same move that caused it to loose its first Pokémon battle and began secluding itself. During the rematch battle, Iris's Excadrill listened to Iris's commands and they were able to have a more effective battle. Georgia's Beartic still proved to be a powerful opponent but this time the battle ended in a draw.

Donamite Tournament

Burgundy's Dewott entered the Donamite tournament and faced Iris's Excadrill in the first round. Iris's Excadrill was able to defend Burgundy's Dewott new move Ice Beam with its claws but when Iris's Excadrill dug a hole, Burgundy's Dewott used Water Pulse in the hole to deal some significant damage and get it back above ground. Iris's Excadrill fought back with another violent Metal Claw attack which struck its mark and looked like it had defeated Burgundy's Dewott. Burgundy's Dewott had another new move up its sleeve and it got up off the ground and used Revenge. Iris's Excadrill managed to withstand Revenge and counterattack with Dig while Burgundy's Dewott was still recovering. Iris's Excadrill won the match and eliminated Burgundy from the tournament.

Rematch Battle against Drayden's Haxorus at the Soryu Gym

During the battle, Drayden was evaluating how much Iris had grown and he noticed that Iris's Excadrill power certainly seemed to have improved. The matchup between Iris's Excadrill and Drayden's Haxorus ended up in a draw as the two of them knocked each other out.
Moveset
Move Type First Episode Used Notes
Drill Run Ground BW 9 Learned as a Drilbur
Dig Ground BW 9 Learned as a Drilbur
Fury Swipes Normal BW 36 Possibly learned as a Drilbur
Focus Blast Fighting BW 36 Practiced and trained with Iris all night to learn move
Mud-Slap Ground BW 36 Learned as a Drilbur
Metal Claw Steel BW 36 Learned as a Drilbur
Episodes (35)

Pendror's Rampage! Rescue Kibago!!
ペンドラー暴走!キバゴを救え!!
The Bloom Is on Axew!
Pikachu VS Meguroco VS Koaruhie!!
ピカチュウvsメグロコvsコアルヒー!!
Dancing With the Ducklett Trio!
Emonga VS Tsutarja! The Great Volt Switch Mayhem!!
エモンガVSツタージャ!ボルトチェンジで大混乱!!
Emolga and the New Volt Switch!
Ash and Trip's Third Battle
ライバルバトル!バニプッチ、ドッコラー参戦!!
Rival Battle! Vanipeti and Dokkorer Participate!!
ドラゴンバスター登場!アイリスとドリュウズ!!
Enter the Dragon Buster! Iris and Doryuzu!!
Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!
Gotta Catch A Roggenrola!
Dangoro! Fire the Flash Cannon!!
ダンゴロ!ラスターカノン発射せよ!!
決戦ドンバトル!サトシ対アイリス!!
The Decisive Don Battle! Satoshi VS Iris!!
The Club Battle Finale: A Heroes Outcome!
Beware of Choroneko! Nyarth and Mijumaru!!
チョロネコに御用心!ニャースとミジュマル!!
Purrloin: Sweet or Sneaky?
激走!! バトルサブウェイ!! (後編)
Battle For The Underground!
A Mad Run!! The Battle Subway!! (Part Two)
Stopping the Rage of Legends! (Part 1)トルネロスVSボルトロスVSランドロス!(前編)Tornelos VS Voltolos VS Landlos! (Part 1)
Crisis at Chargestone Cave!バチュル、デンチュラ!電気石の洞穴!!Bachuru and Dentula! The Electric Stone Cave!!
Explorers of the Hero's Ruin!黒き英雄の遺跡!シンボラーとデスカーン!!The Ruins of the Dark Hero! Symboler and Deathkarn!!
Battling the Bully!ダブルバトル!ピカチュウ・ワルビルVSペンドラー・ガマゲロゲ!!Double Battle! Pikachu and Waruvile VS Pendror and Gamageroge!!
Baffling the Bouffalant!アフロでGO!バッフロンはNO!!Afro: Go! Buffron: No!!
The Clubsplosion Begins!ドンナマイト開幕! ズルッグVSヤナッキー!!The Donamite Begins! Zuruggu VS Yanakkie!!
Search for the Clubultimate!どんどん続くよドンナマイト!クリムガンVSキリキザン!!The Donamite Goes On and On! Crimgan VS Kirikizan!!
Commanding the Clubsplosion Crown!決戦ドンナマイト!ナゲキVSダゲキ!!The Decisive Donamite Battle! Nageki VS Dageki!!
Crisis at Ferroseed Research!テッシード研究所!アイリスとバイバニラ!!The Tesseed Laboratories! Iris and Baivanilla!!
An Epic Defense Force!映画対決!出撃イッシュ防衛隊!!Movie Showdown! The Isshu Defense Force Goes into Action!!
Piplup, Pansage and a Meeting of the Times!ポッチャマVSヤナップ!華麗なるバトル!!Pochama VS Yanappu! A Battle of Splendor!!
Expedition to Onix Island!イワークの島でサバイバル!Survival at Iwark Island!
Battling Authority Once Again!パワーバトル!アイリスVSヒカリ!!Power Battle! Iris VS Hikari!!
A Village Homecoming!アイリス、竜の里へ帰る!Iris Returns to the Dragon Village!
Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future!ソウリュウジム!アイリスVSシャガ!!Soryu Gym! Iris VS Shaga!!
The Name's N!トモダチ...その名はN!A 'Friend'... His Name is N!
Saving Braviary!N再び!ウォーグル救出作戦!!N Returns! Operation: Rescue Warrgle!!
The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!燃えよリザードン!VSカイリュー!!Get Fired Up, Lizardon! VS Kairyu!!
Secrets From Out of the Fog!Nの秘密…霧の彼方に!N's Secret... Beyond the Mist!
Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!ロケット団VSプラズマ団!ニャースとアクロマ!!The Rocket Gang VS the Plasma Gang! Nyarth and Achroma!!
Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!さらばイッシュ!新たなる船出!!Farewell, Isshu! Setting Sail Once Again!!
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