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Vespiquen (Pokémon)

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Combee #415: Combee
Pokémon
#417: Pachirisu Pachirisu
Vespiquen
ビークイン Beequen
#416
416Vespiquen.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Diamond and Pearl
Type
Bug Flying
Category
Beehive Pokémon
Abilities
Pressure Unnerve
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#054
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-060
Oblivia
R-193 N-207
Height
3'11"
Imperial
1.2 m
Metric
Weight
84.9 lbs.
Imperial
38.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F416.png 
Gender ratio
100% female
Breeding
Bug group 16 cycles
(4080 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 188 Battle Exp.: 1881*

Vespiquen (Japanese: ビークイン Beequen) is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves from female Combee starting at level 21.

Biology

Physiology

Vespiquen are bee-like Pokémon with yellow and black striped abdomen resembling an elegant ballroom gown. On the underside of the expansive abdomen are honeycomb-like cells that serve as a nest for baby Combee. It does appear, however, that they have a slender, more insect-like abdomen in the centermost cell, which is inconspicuous as the ‘skirt’ usually obstructs the view of it. Vespiquen have black, skinny arms with two orange claws and fly with a pair of relatively small wings on her orange shoulders. Their yellow upper bodies are a nearly perfect sphere and their waists are black and slender. Vespiquen's orange faces have intimidating, red eyes, oversized, yellow, protruding mandibles, and a red gem on her forehead that has grown significantly since being a Combee. The top portion of the head is similar to a headpiece of sorts with yellow and black horn-like projections, resembling a hairstyle favored by early English queens.

Gender differences

Vespiquen is a female-only species.

Special abilities

Vespiquen have three separate signature moves that involve summoning a swarm of baby Combee, which are stores in the honeycomb-like lower abdomen. One is for attacking, the second is for defending and the third is for recovering.

Behavior

Vespiquen are queens of hives of Combee, controlling it and protecting it, as well as giving birth to young Combee. A Vespiquen is far more powerful than her followers, and will only take action if her Combee are unable to protect the hive. If outsiders prove themselves to the Vespiquen by defending her hive, she may repay their acts of kindness with a reward.

Habitat

Vespiquen live in huge hives in the forests with their Combee followers.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:AaronVespiquen.png
Vespiquen in the anime

Vespiquen made its first appearance in An Angry Combeenation as the ruler of a huge colony of Combee.

Vespiquen appeared again in A Trainer and Child Reunion! under Aaron's ownership.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP032 Vespiquen Dawn's Pokédex Vespiqueen, the Beehive Pokémon. Its body is a hive and it raises its offspring with the honey gathered by Combee.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the TCG

Main article: Vespiquen (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond Its abdomen is a honeycomb for grubs. It raises its grubs on honey collected by Combee.
Pearl When endangered, grubs from its six-cell honeycomb strike back. There is only one in a colony.
Platinum It releases various pheromones to make the grubs in its body do its bidding while fighting foes.
HeartGold It raises grubs in the holes in its body. It secretes pheromones to control Combee.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black さまざまな フェロモンを だして どうたいに いる こどもたちを じざいにあやつり てきとたたかう。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Combee
Platinum
None Evolve Combee
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Combee
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Route 12 (Shaking grass)
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Treeshroud Forest (10F-20F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Chroma Road
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Sophian Road
Dark Temple
Light Temple
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 102
96 - 169 188 - 333
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 102
96 - 169 188 - 333
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 474   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
17/21 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
00Start Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
033 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
077 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
099 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 02020 09595% 20
1313 Defend Order Bug Status 0000 —% 10
1515 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
1919 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2121 Power Gem Rock Special 07070 100100% 20
2525 Heal Order Bug Status 0000 —% 10
2727 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
3131 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3333 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
3737 Attack Order Bug Physical 09090 100100% 15
3939 Swagger Normal Status 0000 09090% 15
4343 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Vespiquen obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vespiquen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vespiquen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venom Shock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM60 Postpone Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 03030 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vespiquen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vespiquen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Vespiquen in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Vespiquen in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vespiquen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vespiquen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Vespiquen can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Vespiquen cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vespiquen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vespiquen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
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 I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP416.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Bug  Poké Assist: Bug PA.png
( Bug )
Field move: Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Browser entry  
It launches gooey blobs and poisonous needles to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Bug  Flying Assist.png
( Flying )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It shoots stingers that make Pokémon Tired.
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

Combee
Unevolved
Combee
 Bug  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 21
(Female)


Vespiquen
First evolution
Vespiquen
 Bug  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 416.png Spr 4p 416.png Spr 4p 416.png Spr b 4d 416.png
Spr 4d 416 s.png Spr 4p 416 s.png Spr 4p 416 s.png Spr b 4d 416 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 416.png Spr 5b 416.png Spr b 5b 416.png
Spr 5b 416 s.png Spr 5b 416 s.png Spr b 5b 416 s.png
Vespiquen For other sprites and images, please see Vespiquen images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Vespiquen is based on queen bees and beehives, along with a combination of real queens.

Name origin

Vespiquen is from the words vespa, both a genus name and Latin for wasp, and queen. Beequen is derived from the word bee and queen.

In other languages

Language Name Name Origin
French Apireine From apis, Latin for bee, and reine.
German Honweisel From Honig and Weisel.
Korean 비퀸 Beequeen The same as Japanese.
Chinese (Mandarin) 蜂后 Fēng Hòu Literally "bee queen".



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