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Kakuna (Pokémon)

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Weedle #013: Weedle
Pokémon
#015: Beedrill Beedrill
Kakuna
Cocoon Pokémon
コクーン
Cocoon
#014
Kakuna

Kakuna

Kakuna

Kakuna
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Poison
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Shed Skin Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Kakuna

Mega Kakuna Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
2805 - 3059 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
22.0 lbs. 10.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#014
Kanto
#028
Johto
#216
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#027
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
71
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
72
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F014.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Weedle starting at level 7 and evolves into Beedrill starting at level 10.

Biology

Kakuna is a yellow, cocoon Pokémon. Kakuna has a dome-shaped head and black, triangular eyes. It has two scythe-like arms in the middle of its body. When it comes close to evolving, its body gives off heat that makes it warm to the touch. Kakuna remains virtually immobile and waits for evolution often hanging from tree branches by long strands of silk. When attacked, however, it can extend its poison barbs. Kakuna nests in forests and misty wooded areas. Occasionally, it will also nest at the mouths of tunnels and caves as seen in Pokémon Snap.

In the anime

Kakuna in the anime
Kakuna's original evolution method

Major appearances

Kakuna appeared when Ash was in Viridian Forest in Challenge of the Samurai. When his Metapod was captured by Beedrill, it was kept near a hive of Kakuna. The Kakuna then evolved into Beedrill in defense of their hive.

Minor appearances

Kakuna also appeared in A Chansey Operation.

Multiple Kakuna appeared in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

A Kakuna appeared in Illusion Confusion! as an illusion created by Haunter and Gengar.

Multiple Kakuna appeared in Mewtwo Returns.

Multiple Kakuna were seen in the Azalea Gym in Gettin' The Bugs Out.

Multiple Kakuna appeared in A Poached Ego!.

A Kakuna appeared in All in a Day's Wurmple.

A Kakuna appeared in The Green Guardian.

Multiple Kakuna appeared in Cutting the Ties that Bind!.

A Kakuna appeared in The Grass-Type Is Always Greener!.

A Kakuna dressed up as a Crawdaunt was seen in All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go!.

A Kakuna appeared in a photograph in A Trainer and Child Reunion!.

Multiple Kakuna appeared in Danger, Sweet as Honey!, instantly evolving into a swarm of Beedrill.

A Kakuna appeared as a mask for the festival in Capacia Island UFO!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP004 Kakuna Ash's Pokédex Kakuna, a transitional stage between Weedle and Beedrill. Kakunas remain inactive until they evolve into deadly Beedrills and hatch.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Kakuna in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Kakuna's first appearance is a cameo in Bulbasaur, Come Home! as one of the Pokémon that escapes from Professor Oak's Laboratory. Another Kakuna appeared as one of the Pokémon in Gold's house, also known as the House of Pokémon. Also, Bugsy uses two Kakuna on his team. Cyrstal captured a Kakuna on her way to Professor Elm's Lab in Three Cheers for Chikorita. Later another Kakuna appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Bugsy has a Kakuna that was first seen in Let's Aim For The Goal.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Kakuna is seen in Bugsy's team in The Hardest Insect Pokémon Wins?!.

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
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
Platinum
HeartGold Although it is a cocoon, it can move a little. It can extend its poison barb if it is attacked.
SoulSilver From this form, it will grow into an adult. As its body becomes softer, the external shell hardens.
Generation V
Black While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.
White
Black 2 While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.
White 2
Generation VI
X Almost incapable of moving, this Pokémon can only harden its shell to protect itself when it is in danger.
Y While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Routes 24 and 25, Viridian Forest
Blue
Route 25, Viridian Forest
Blue (Japan)
Route 25, Viridian Forest
Yellow
Trade
Generation II
Gold
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Silver
Routes 2, 30, and 31, Ilex Forest
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Crystal
Ilex Forest
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Routes 24 and 25, Viridian Forest, Pattern Bush
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Eterna Forest (LeafGreen)
Platinum
Eterna Forest (LeafGreen)
HeartGold
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)
SoulSilver
Routes 2, 30, and 31, Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)
Headbutt trees
Parl Park
Forest
Generation V
Black
Route 12
White
Trade
Black 2
Evolve Weedle
White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X
Santalune Forest, Friend Safari (Poison)
Y
Friend Safari (Poison)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Tunnel
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Weedle
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 5
Secret Storage 15
Endless Level 14
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Joyous Tower (9F-13F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Apple Woods (8F-12F)
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest Normal Mode B & A
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Misty Edgewater
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/3 ☆☆
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
1/1
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
9/15 ☆☆

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
077 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Kakuna obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kakuna
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kakuna
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by TM.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kakuna
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kakuna
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

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

By tutoring

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

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
013 Poison Sting Poison Physical 15 100% 35
013 String Shot Bug Status 95% 40
013 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kakuna
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kakuna
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
PoisonPowder Kakuna (Base Set 33)
Kakuna (Skyridge 70)
Rollout Kakuna (Vending S1)
Kakuna (EX Delta Species 46)
Headbutt Kakuna (EX FireRed & LeafGreen 36)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin014.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani014.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP014.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Mist-Rise Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll use Harden and ride it out.
26%-50% HP I have only half my HP left.
1%-25% HP I have almost no HP left...
Level up Oh! I guess 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 Oh! I guess I leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP014.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 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:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
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.
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW014.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Kakuna fell off the White Tree at the entrance to the Haunted House in the Haunted Zone.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2014.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
Kakuna don't do anything particular when they are together, but they feel safe being together.
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

013Weedle.png
Unevolved
Weedle
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 7
014Kakuna.png
First evolution
Kakuna
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 10
015Beedrill.png
Second evolution
Beedrill
 Bug  Poison 

Sprites

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

Trivia

Kakuna's arms extended in Ken Sugimori artwork
  • Kakuna shares its species name with Metapod, Silcoon, and Cascoon. They are all known as the Cocoon Pokémon.
    • They also share the same base stat total, learnset, Ability, and EV yield.
      • This ties them as the evolved Pokémon with the lowest base stat total.
  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, "Kokoon" was the prototype English name for Kakuna. This is the same as its romanized Japanese name.
  • The "arms" on Kakuna seen in its Red and Blue sprite are commonly mistaken to be a sprite error, as they are rarely shown in any other media. They have so far only been shown on its Red and Blue sprite and a Pocket Monsters Bandai card.

Origin

Its design appears to be based on the pupa stage of a bee (more specifically, the common honeybee pupa).

Name origin

Kakuna is a corruption of cocoon.

Cocoon is literally cocoon.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese コクーン Cocoon From cocoon
France Flag.png French Coconfort From cocon, confort, and possibly fort or château-fort
Spain Flag.png Spanish Kakuna Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kokuna From Kokon
Italy Flag.png Italian Kakuna Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 딱충이 Ttakchung'i From 딱딱하다 ddak-ddakhada, 충(蟲) chung and i


Related articles

External links

Notes



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Pokémon
#015: Beedrill Beedrill


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