Competitive Information for Axew [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Axew axew
Base Stats for Axew

Dragon

Abilities:
Mold BreakerMold Breaker: This Pokemon's moves and their effects ignore the Abilities of other Pokemon.
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RivalryRivalry: This Pokemon's attacks do 1.25x on same gender targets; 0.75x on opposite gender.
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UnnerveUnnerve: While this Pokemon is active, it prevents opposing Pokemon from using their Berries.


Evolutions / Family:
Axew
Fraxure
Haxorus

Weakness Chart for Dragon-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
2x
0.5x
  
0.5x
  
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
2x
  
  
  
  
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Axew? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Axew is a notable Dragon-typed Pokemon. Axew is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Axew's only type-related weaknesses are Dragon and Ice.


Species: Axew
Item: Life Orb / Dragon Fang
Ability: Mold Breaker
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Dragon Claw
- Superpower
- Return / Frustration
- Aqua Tail

Physical Sweeper Axew (Mold Breaker)

Axew is popular Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. White Herb will reset Axew's negative stat changes once (specifically for when it uses Superpower). Focus Sash helps protect Axew from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Axew's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Mold Breaker, Axew's moves and their effects ignore the abilities of other pokemon.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Axew afterwards).
Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Axew's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Aqua Tail is a physical 90-base power Water-type move that deals a great amount of damage.


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Axew? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Species: Axew
Item: Life Orb / Dragon Fang
Ability: Mold Breaker
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Dragon Claw
- Superpower
- Return / Frustration
- Aqua Tail

Doubles Physical Sweeper Axew (Mold Breaker)

Axew is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. White Herb will reset Axew's negative stat changes once (specifically for when it uses Superpower). Focus Sash helps protect Axew from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Axew's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Mold Breaker, Axew's moves and their effects ignore the abilities of other pokemon.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Axew afterwards).
Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Axew's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Aqua Tail is a physical 90-base power Water-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Axew learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Draco Meteor
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Dragon Pulse
90
100%
10
No additional effect.
Dragon Rage
--
100%
10
Deals 40 HP of damage to the target.
Incinerate
30
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry.
Razor Wind
80
100%
10
Charges, then hits foe(s) turn 2. High crit ratio.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Assurance
50
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Dual Chop
40
90%
15
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Guillotine
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Dragon Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Speed by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Axew can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Axew

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