Axew is a small reptilian dinosaur-like Pokémon. It is mainly deep greenish in color, with a light green collar around its neck. Axew has flat pale green tusks protruding from either side of its mouth. It has large scarlet red eyes and a dark-green pointed horn atop its head. It is a bipedal Pokémon with stubby legs, small feet and claws, and a short pointed tail.
Axew use their tusks to crush berries to eat. They leave gashes in trees with their tusks to mark their territory. If one of Axew's tusks breaks, a new one will grow back quickly.
Axew evolves into Fraxure at level 38, and evolves into Haxorus at level 48.
This Pokémon was first seen in beta art leaked onto the Internet on June 27, 2010 and then later confirmed by a silhouette for the female anime character on July 1, 2010. Also it was seen in a leaked image of Bandai toys along with Pansage on July 5, 2010. The official site then accidentally leaked an image of it while promoting the Daisuki Club pre-order bonuses for Black & White on July 8, 2010 and was later revealed within the August CoroCoro issue on July 11, 2010.
Axew possesses traits of dinosaurs and dragons.
Axew's name appears to be a combination of the words "ax" and "hew" (to chop or cut something with an ax, pick, or other tool).