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Drilbur is available right after the first gym. Does Drilbur/Excadrill not work as well as it does in Black&White 2?

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I actually looked into Drilbur about a week ago.

When you first get it, it's level 13 at MAXIMUM, which by that stage it barely has a single good move and is a good bit away from getting Dig, that combined with N's Second battle having a really strong Tympole packing Bubblebeam does just over half of Tepigs heath, never mind Drilbur being a lower level at the time so it would do MORE to Drilbur. The fight is likely even more inconsistent than it is with Tepig.

Plus I have absolutely 0 ideas how you would beat Burgh with Drilbur.

If anyone else has more insight it would be helpful, but that's what I gather. Tepig would by far be faster than Drilbur/Excadrill

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Also I don’t think that Exca gets iron head in this game. It’s taught by move tutor in BW2