Talk:Twineedle (move)

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The animation used for the attack is WAY beyond outdated. Can someone at the very least upgrade it to a D/P/Pt picture? --Jonouchi 23:11, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Don't be generation-ist. It's fine. At least it shows the move. PH1RESTRIKE 23:14, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
We do need a new one though, the sprites are horrible. The Dark Fiddler - Nos hablamos? 23:15, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
I think Gen IV animations are horrible... anyways I'll upload an updated picture of the attack. hfc2X 06:45, 1 March 2009 (UTC)
Gen III good enough for you? — THE TROM — 09:37, 12 June 2009 (UTC)


In the trivia it says it is the only move that can poison steel types, but beforehand in the article it says since generation III, it cannot poison steel and poison types. Which one is it ?--Wowy 07:53, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

I'm guessing both: it can in GenII, but not in GenIII and beyond. Perhaps the trivia section needs a "In Generation II" qualifier. --DarkfireTaimatsu 07:59, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
The trivia states it can inflict poison despite being a bug-type move. the article above is stating that it could poison steel-types (despite the type), but was changed in Gen III.--FF(editstalk) 08:01, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
Or in other words: It can poison steel types because it is a bug type move. but couldn't from Gen III and beyond--FF(editstalk) 08:02, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Poison (Multihit)

Since Twineedle hits twice, does each hit have 20% chance of Poisoning, or is chance of Poisoning calculated once? --TintedLens 06:35, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Conflicting Information about Second Hit in Gen II and Gen IV

Recently, a large edit was made to the Substitute page, making it considerably more thorough about how it has changed between Generations. However, it mentioned some things about Twineedle that either aren't mentioned or contradict information on this page. Specifically, that in Generation II, the move will not end if the first hit breaks a Substitute (this article says this behavior began in Gen III). Additionally, it says that in both Generations II and IV (but not III), the poison check is performed only once "at the beginning of the move" (presumably this means the 1st hit but I'm not completely sure). Because of this, if Twineedle's first hit breaks a Substitute, the second hit will not cause poison in those games.

Would someone be able to help verify what the correct behavior is in these cases (potentially both with and without the target having a Substitute in the second case) so we can figure out the specifics? VioletPumpkin (talk) 23:52, 23 May 2016 (UTC)