Iris's Axew is Iris's first Pokemon. She received him from the Dragon Village leader.
Axew was first seen with his trainer when she watching the dark clouds. Axew was then seen again with Iris when meeting Ash. Team Rocket tries to steal him many times, but he is saved by his trainer. Once Team Rocket attempted to kill Axew and Iris's Emolga by leaving them in a cage with a Exploud, but they were saved by their trainer.
Like Ash's Pikachu, Axew hates riding in a Poke Ball and prefers riding on Iris's shoulder.