How to Evolve Axew into Fraxure and Haxorus in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

How to Evolve Axew into Fraxure and Haxorus in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
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The Paldea Region is home to 400 unique Pokémons, and trainers are bound to meet familiar faces from previous installments. This includes Axew which was once introduced in the Generation V. This pocket monster has a seaweed green horn at the back of its head, and a pair of tusks protruding on either side of its head. Despite being a dragon-type Pokémon, its appearance is deemed to be hardly scary. However, this is not the case for the rest of its evolutionary family. After a few battles and candies, you’ll be witnessing Axew turn into its frightening form.

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Adding Axew, Fraxure, and Haxorus into your Paldean Pokédex does not require any other condition to be evolved aside from simply leveling it up with the usual methods. But surely, you’ll need a lot of patience to get your hands on one of these. And with that, let’s jump right into ways on how to evolve Axew into Fraxure and Haxorus, along with their locations and stats.

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Where to get Axew in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The small and lovely Axew can be seen lurking around these two biomes; mountain and river, at any time of the day. Hop on to your Koraidon (Pokémon Scarlet) or Miraidon (Pokémon Violet) and head to the following areas:

  1. Glaseado Mountain
  2. North Province (Area One)
  3. South Province (Area

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Make sure to bring the right team if you’re planning to catch Axew. Axew is much more vulnerable to Ice, Fairy and Dragon-type attacks, and using it against it might make it faint, completely removing your chances of getting one of those. Ideally, you will want to use attacks that won’t kill Axew in one hit and try to lower its HP before tossing your Pokeball. This also applies to its evolutionary successors.

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How to Evolve Axew into Fraxure and Haxorus in Scarlet and Violet

Evolving Axew into Fraxure requires nothing more than just leveling it up. It may seem easy at first glance, but it surely will take a lot of time and grinding. Nevertheless, it is worth the wait as its final evolution holds one of the highest ATK stats in the game, making it a valuable member of your team.

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Axew can be evolved into Fraxure upon reaching Level 38, while Fraxure is bound to transform into a Haxorus only after leveling up to Level 48. There’s no need to meet several requirements similar to that of Special Evolutions, so all you have to do is continue joining battles, Tera Raid Battles, and using rare candies or EXP candies.

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Can you get Fraxure and Haxorus without evolving Axew?

The answer is yes and no.

If you’re not a fan of Axew’s charming appearance and want to go straight into having Fraxure on your team, you can find these in the colder areas of the map; the northern part and at the foot of Glaseado Mountain, and North Province (Area One). Fraxure also shares the same weakness as the Axew, so use the same types of attack to catch one of these.

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On the other hand, there is no other way to get Haxorus. Trainers can get Haxorus only by evolving it from Fraxure.

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Stats Comparison of Axew, Fraxure and Haxorus

Axew undergoes evolution twice, turning it into Fraxure into a terrifying Haxorus. Here’s a comparison of all of their stats.

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Haxorus has the third highest base ATK in the game. This makes a lot of sense as Axew receives the highest stat gain in his ATK for each evolution.

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StatsAxewFraxureHaxorus
HP466676
Attack87117147
Defense607090
Special Attack304060
Special Defense405070
Speed576797
Sub-total320410540

Final Thoughts

By having Fraxure and Haxorus, best believe you’ll become the very best, like no one ever was. Without a doubt, they do live up to their menacing form by having one of the best stats in the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Evolving Axew into Fraxure and Haxorus may take long, but it’s definitely worth the effort.