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Kakuna (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Weedle
Pokémon
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Kakuna
コクーン Cocoon
#014
014Kakuna.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Bug Poison
Category
Cocoon Pokémon
Ability
Shed Skin
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#014
Johto
#028
Hoenn
#216
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2′00″
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
22.0 lbs.
Imperial
10.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Body style
Body02.png
Footprint
 F014.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Bug group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 71 Battle Exp.: 711*

Kakuna (Japanese: コクーン Cocoon) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Kakuna is a yellow, cone-shaped cocoon Pokémon. Kakuna has a dome-shaped head and black, triangular eyes. When a Kakuna comes close to evolving, its body gives off heat that makes it warm to the touch.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Kakuna is usually only able to harden its shell in order to defend itself. However, Kakuna is capable of moving its poisonous barb if a situation calls for it.

Behavior

Kakuna mostly stay still and wait for evolution often hanging from tree branches by long strands of silk.

Habitat

Kakuna nest in forests and misty wooded areas. Occasionally they will also nest at the mouths of tunnels and caves.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Kakuna normally doesn't eat anything. It endures hunger until it is time for Kakuna to evolve.

In the anime

File:EP004 022.jpg
Kakuna in the anime.

Kakuna appeared a few times while Ash was in the Viridian Forest. When his Metapod was captured by Beedrill, it was kept near a hive of Kakuna.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

Kakuna's first appearance is a cameo in Bulbasaur, Come Home! as one of the Pokémon that escapes from Professor Oak's Laboratory. Also, Bugsy uses two Kakuna on his team.

In the TCG

Main article: Kakuna (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Almost incapable of moving, this Pokémon can only harden its shell to protect itself from predators.
Blue
Yellow Able to move only slightly. When endangered, it may stick out its stinger and poison its enemy.
Stadium Because it is virtually motionless, it may appear dead. Inside, however, a new body is being made.
Generation II
Gold Although it is a cocoon, it can move a little. It can extend its poison barb if it is attacked.
Silver From this form, it will grow into an adult. As its body becomes softer, the external shell hardens.
Crystal Nearly incapable of movement, it leans against stout trees while waiting for its evolution.
Stadium 2 Although it is a cocoon, it can move a little. It can extend its poison barb if it is attacked.
Generation III
Ruby Kakuna remains virtually immobile as it clings to a tree. However, on the inside, it is extremely busy as it prepares for its coming evolution. This is evident from how hot the shell becomes to the touch.
Sapphire Kakuna remains virtually immobile as it clings to a tree. However, on the inside, it is extremely busy as it prepares for its coming evolution. This is evident from how hot the shell becomes to the touch.
Emerald It remains virtually immobile while it clings to a tree. However, on the inside, it busily prepares for evolution. This is evident from how hot its shell becomes.
FireRed This Pokémon is in a temporary stage while making its body. It is almost completely unable to move on its own.
LeafGreen Almost incapable of moving, this Pokémon can only harden its shell to protect itself when it is in danger.
Generation IV
Diamond While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.
Pearl While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Alternate games

Pokémon Pinball, Pokémon Trading Card Game (Base Set, Base Set 2, Legendary Collection)
Almost incapable of moving, this Pokémon can only harden its shell to protect itself from predators.
Pokémon Trading Card Game (Neo Discovery)
Although it is a cocoon, it can move a little. It can extend its poison barb if it is attacked.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Red: Common
Blue: Uncommon
Red: Routes 24 and 25, Viridian Forest
Blue: Route 25, Viridian Forest
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Gold: Uncommon
Silver: Common
Gold: National Park during the Bug-Catching Contest
Silver: Routes 2, 30, and 31 Ilex Forest, National Park
Crystal
Common Routes 2, 30, and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Route 25, Viridian Forest, Pattern Bush
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Uncommon Eterna Forest (dongle method: LeafGreen)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
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 Snap Tunnel
Pokémon Trozei Secret Storage 5
Secret Storage 15
Endless Level 14
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Joyous Tower (9F-13F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Apple Woods (8F-12F)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Sp.Def: 25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Speed: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total: 205   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 25.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

In Generation I, the effectiveness of Template:Type2 moves is 2×, and of Template:Type2 is 1×.

Learnset

Template:Evolved learnset intro

By leveling up

Generation I
Level Move Type
Previous Poison Sting Poison
String Shot Bug
Harden Normal
7 Harden Normal
Generation II
Level Move Type
Previous Poison Sting Poison
String Shot Bug
Harden Normal
7 Harden Normal
Generation III
Level Move Type
Previous Poison Sting Poison
String Shot Bug
Harden Normal
7 Harden Normal
Generation IV
Level Move Type Cat.
Previous Poison Sting Poison Physical
String Shot Bug Status
Harden Normal Status
7 Harden Normal Status

By TM/HM

None

By breeding

None

TCG-only Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box

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Template:EvoChart Box

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 014.png Spr 1y 014.png Spr 1g 014.png Spr b g1 014.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 014.png Spr 2s 014.png Spr 2c 014.gif Spr b 2g 014.png
Spr 2g 014 s.png Spr 2s 014 s.png Spr 2c 014 s.gif Spr b 2g 014 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 014.png Spr 3e 014.png Spr 3f 014.png Spr b 3r 014.png
Spr 3r 014 s.png Spr 3e 014 s.png Spr 3f 014 s.png Spr b 3r 014 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 014.png Spr 4d 014.png Spr 4h 014.png Spr b 4d 014.png
Spr 4d 014 s.png Spr 4d 014 s.png Spr 4h 014 s.png Spr b 4d 014 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 014.png Spr 5b 014.png Spr b 5b 014.png
Spr 5b 014 s.png Spr 5b 014 s.png Spr b 5b 014 s.png
Kakuna For other sprites and images, please see Kakuna images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • "Kokoon" was the prototype English name for Kakuna, which would technically be the same as the Japanese name.
  • The arms on Kakuna on the Red and Blue sprite have not been seen again in any subsequent game.
  • Kakuna shares the same species name with Metapod, Silcoon, and Cascoon. They are all known as Cocoon Pokémon.

Origin

Its design appears to be based a chrysalis or the larval stage of a bee.

Name origin

Its name is just a corruption of the word cocoon, and in the case of its Japanese name, it is the word itself.

In other languages

External links

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