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Pokemon Sword and Shield – Where to Find and How to Evolve Axew

Where to catch the tiny dragon Pokemon

by Kyle Hanson


Every good Pokemon team needs a solid dragon type to cement its power. Sword and Shield is no different, and thankfully you have a lot of options in this regard. Sure, you can’t get the always popular Dragonite or some others from previous generations, but lots made it in. This includes Axew and his evolved forms of Fraxure and Haxorus. In fact, not only is this one of the strongest dragons in the game, it’s also one of the easiest to get on your team. But only if you know where to find and how to evolve Axew in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Where to Find Axew

If you’ve been scanning your Sword and Shield map closely you probably already have an idea where to find Axew. Axew’s Eye is a small island in the middle of the first section of the Wild Area. You may think this is a good place to hunt for the little green dragon, and if the weather is just right, you’ll be correct. Under normal conditions along with overcast, raining, and heavy fog you’ll find Axew hidden among the tall grass about 10% of the time.

You’ll need to know how to get to the island, of course, but once you’re there you should start seeing him appear. If you want alternatives during other weather patterns just head to Hammerlocke Hills during a sandstorm or Route 6, but Axew is much rarer here, so likely best to change the weather instead. Catch a few and you’ll start to wonder how to evolve Axew, though if you’re lucky enough a Haxorus may spawn on the island by itself.

How to Evolve Axew into Fraxure and Haxorus

Thankfully evolving Axew is pretty easy. To evolve Axew into Fraxure you just need to get him to level 38. Then to evolve Fraxure into Haxorus you need it to reach level 48. There’s no special items or stones needed, and you can get here through any method available. Use them in combat, give them special XP boosting items, or whatever you want to do. Just raise their level and you’ll have your very own Haxorus to dominate all the other creatures.

And that’s where to find and how to evolve Axew in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

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