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Beedrill (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Beedrill
スピアー Spear
#015
015Beedrill.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Bug Poison
Category
Poison Bee Pokémon
Ability
Swarm
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#015
Johto
#029
Hoenn
#217
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-025
Almia
R-058
Height
3'03"
Imperial
1.0 m
Metric
Weight
65.0 lbs.
Imperial
29.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body13.png
Footprint
 F015.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 11 cycles
(2805 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 159 Battle Exp.: 1591*

Beedrill (Japanese: スピアー Spear) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves from Kakuna starting at level 10. It is the final form of Weedle.

Biology

Physiology

Beedrill mostly resembles a bipedal wasp, however it only has four legs instead of six. Beedrill's head is round with a slightly pointed mouth, with large, shiny red eyes and antennae in the shape of the number 7. Its legs are connected to its body by its thorax, and the first two are tipped with long, conical stingers. It stands on its other two legs, which are long, segmented and insectoid in shape. Beedrill has rounded, veined wings, and another stinger on its striped abdomen.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

They have incredibly painful stings, and move extremely fast. They chase after intruders relentlessly in a swarm.

Beedrill is the only known Pokémon that learns Twineedle.

Behavior

They are highly territorial and normally live in colonies. Disturbing a swarm of Beedrill will cause the whole colony to attack. Beedrill is depicted as being very quick, so it's extremely difficult to avoid its attack after approaching its nest.

Habitat

Most Beedrill nest in forests and misty wooded areas. They can be encountered in Kanto and Johto.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Like bees, it might be possible that it collects nectar, but it is also described to use sharp, poisonous stings to defeat prey, then taking the victim back to its nest for food.

In the anime

File:Beedrill DP099.jpg
A swarm of Beedrill in the anime

Major appearances

Casey's Beedrill

Ash captured a Beedrill in the Bug-Catching Contest, but he gave it to Casey because she is a huge fan of yellow and black Pokémon.

Jimmy's Beedrill

Jimmy of New Bark Town owns a Beedrill which was seen in The Legend of Thunder!

Other

Beedrill's first non-cameo appearance was in Challenge of the Samurai, where a swarm of them stole Ash's Metapod after evolving from Kakuna. The reason for this was to avenge Ash for failing to capture the Weedle (and startling it), which subsequently fled after Samurai arrived.

In The Fourth Round Rumble a trainer named Jeanette Fisher used a Beedrill against Ash's Bulbasaur.

During Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, The Phantom used two of these Poison Bee Pokémon to chase Ash and friends.

Minor appearances

Beedrill has appeared in a lot of episodes, mostly having an antagonistic role to Ash and friends who are usually attacked by a swarm of Beedrill and end up running away.

In The Lost Lapras, an obnoxious trainer who was attacking a Lapras had a Beedrill.

A Beedrill was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

A Beedrill is used in the PokéRinger Contest in That's Just Swellow.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP004 Beedrill Ash's Pokédex Beedrill. This Pokémon is an evolved form of Weedle, following its Kakuna stage. Its sting is highly poisonous.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga, Ash caught a Beedrill in Kanto, and it was part of a swarm that he had disturbed when he caught a Mankey. He thought this Beedrill, along with Mankey, would help him to raise his Trainer level, but it couldn't.

Pokémon Adventures

One of Giovanni's most treasured and strongest team members is a Beedrill he caught in his childhood from Viridian Forest. It is also one of the few members of his team that isn't a Template:Type2.

In the TCG

Main article: Beedrill (TCG)

In the TFG

One Beedrill figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

Beedrill was in the first Super Smash Bros. game. When a Poké Ball was opened, one would come out and fly away. A few seconds later a whole swarm would fly by and attack everyone on the field except the user. It did not appear again in Super Smash Bros. Melee and its role was taken over by Unown.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Flies at high speed and attacks using its large venomous stingers on its forelegs and tail.
Blue
Yellow It has 3 poisonous stingers on its forelegs and its tail. They are used to jab its enemy repeatedly.
Stadium Flies at high speeds and attacks with three stingers: one on its rear and one on each of its two forelegs. May appear in swarms.
Generation II
Gold It can take down any opponent with its powerful poison stingers. It sometimes attacks in swarms.
Silver It has three poison barbs. The barb on its tail secretes the most powerful poison.
Crystal It uses sharp, poisonous stings to defeat prey, then takes the victim back to its nest for food.
Stadium 2 It can take down any opponent with its powerful poison stingers. It sometimes attacks in swarms.
Generation III
Ruby Beedrill is extremely territorial. No one should ever approach its nest - this is for their own safety. If angered, they will attack in a furious swarm.
Sapphire
Emerald A Beedrill is extremely territorial. For safety reasons, no one should ever approach its nest. If angered, they will attack in a swarm.
FireRed May appear in a swarm. Flies at violent speeds, all the while stabbing with the toxic stinger on its rear.
LeafGreen It flies at high speed and attacks using the large venomous stingers on its forelegs and tail.
Generation IV
Diamond Its best attack involves flying around at high speed, striking with poison needles, then flying off.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It can take down any opponent with its powerful poison stingers. It sometimes attacks in swarms.
SoulSilver It has three poison barbs. The barb on its tail secretes the most powerful poison.
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve Kakuna
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Bug-Catching Contest (Gold)
Route 2, Bug-Catching Contest, Headbutt trees (Silver)
Crystal
Rare Bug-Catching Contest, Headbutt trees
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Kakuna
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Kakuna
Platinum
None Evolve Kakuna
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Bug-Catching Contest (HeartGold)
Route 2, Bug-Catching Contest, Viridian Forest, Headbutt trees (SoulSilver)
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Viridian Forest
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 2
Endless Level 19
Forever Level 51
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Kakuna
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Apple Woods (8F) (Darkness)
Midnight Forest (B1-B21) (Darkness)
Evolve from Kakuna
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Vien Forest
Chroma Highlands
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Gold Silver Poison Barb Poison Barb (100%)
Crystal
Pokémon XD Poison Barb Poison Barb (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Total: 385   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 45.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
1/4 ☆☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
2/2 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
14/19 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

None.

By tutoring

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|- style="background:#C6D16E" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 30+ Purified moves
Shadow Blitz Shadow Box XD 015.png Baton Pass Normal
Shadow Hold Shadow Sludge Bomb Poison
-- Twineedle Bug
-- Swords Dance Normal

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin015.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani015.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP015.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mist-Rise Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Count on me for speediness!
26%-50% HP My health dropped to half...
1%-25% HP I'm about done. My Poison Sting might fail...
Level up Hah! Leveled up! My Poison Sting's gotten sharper!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Hah! Leveled up! My Poison Sting's gotten sharper!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP015.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 5%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Bug  Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
( Poison )
Field move: Crush fm.png
(Crush ×1)
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 32 Max. exp.: 46
Browser entry  
Beedrill shoots sharp needles that can shatter large rocks.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Bug  Poké Assist: Bug PA.png
( Bug )
Field move: Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry  
It attacks with poison stingers while flying around at high speed.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Weedle
Unevolved
Weedle
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 7


Kakuna
First evolution
Kakuna
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 10


Beedrill
Second evolution
Beedrill
 Bug  Poison 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 015.png Spr 1y 015.png Spr 1g 015.png Spr b g1 015.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 015.png Spr 2s 015.png Spr 2c 015.gif Spr b 2g 015.png
Spr 2g 015 s.png Spr 2s 015 s.png Spr 2c 015 s.gif Spr b 2g 015 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 015.png Spr 3e 015.png Spr 3f 015.png Spr b 3r 015.png
Spr 3r 015 s.png Spr 3e 015 s.png Spr 3f 015 s.png Spr b 3r 015 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 015.png Spr 4d 015.png Spr 4h 015.png Spr b 4d 015.png
Spr 4d 015 s.png Spr 4d 015 s.png Spr 4h 015 s.png Spr b 4d 015 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 015.png Spr 5b 015.png Spr b 5b 015.png
Spr 5b 015 s.png Spr 5b 015 s.png Spr b 5b 015 s.png
Beedrill For other sprites and images, please see Beedrill images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In The Legend of Thunder!, when Marina's Jigglypuff uses Sing, it has no affect on Beedrill. Jimmy states that its wings beat so fast that they blocks all sound waves before they reach its ears. Despite this statement, Beedrill cannot have the ability Soundproof.
  • Beedrill's English name was originally going to be spelled with only one "L" instead of two.
  • The English names of the Spearow family and Beedrill are almost reversed from the Japanese in that Fearow, Spearow's evolution, is named Onidrill and Beedrill is called Spear.
  • Although Beedrill clearly flies, it is not part Template:Type2 nor does it have the ability Levitate. It shares this trait with Venomoth and Dustox. All three are also dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon.
    • Out of those three, Beedrill is the only one not based on a moth.
  • While Beedrill cannot learn Iron Defense itself, it can be taught it as a Kakuna before evolving. It shares this trait with Butterfree, Dustox, Beautifly, Huntail, Gorebyss, and Salamence.
  • Beedrill is the first Pokémon in National Pokédex order that can learn a signature move, which is, in this case Twineedle.

Origin

Its design appears to simply be a stylized bee or wasp. However, it has a much closer resemblance to an Asian giant hornet. Its shiny variation is similar to blue hornets. Its Template:Shiny2 form may be based on the Agapostemon, as both are green in color.

Name origin

Beedrill's name is a combination of bee and drill, indicating the needle-like arms it wields. Spear also refers to its stingers. In addition, its Japanese name could contain a reversal of Apis, the name for the honey bee genus.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

Notes

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