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Twineedle (Japanese: ダブルニードル Double Needle) is a damage-dealing Bug-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature move of Beedrill.
Twineedle inflicts damage, striking twice per use. Each hit has a 20% chance of poisoning the target. Although only the first hit can be a critical hit, the second hit will deal the same amount of damage.
Twineedle will not hit twice if the first hit breaks a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the second hit of this move.
Same as Generation I, except now it can poison Steel- and Poison-type Pokémon. Also, both hits will do damage independently, consequently enabling either of them to be critical.
Generations III and IV
Same as Generation II, but it cannot poison Steel- and Poison-type Pokémon.
Twineedle may continue attacking after a substitute is broken.
Unlike previous generations, if the first hit activates the target's Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy, the second hit will cause the defending Pokémon to faint; however, Focus Band can still activate again to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one. Each hit will cause Weak Armor to activate.
|| An attack that strikes twice. The target may occasionally become poisoned.
|| Jabs the foe twice using stingers.
|| Stingers on the forelegs jab the foe twice.
|| The foe is stabbed twice with foreleg stingers. It may poison the foe.
|| Foreleg stingers jab twice and may poison.
|| The foe is stabbed twice by a pair of stingers. It may also poison the target.
|| The user damages the target twice in succession by jabbing it with two spikes. It may also poison the target.
|| The enemy is stabbed twice by a pair of stingers. It may also poison the target.
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|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In other games
Twineedle is the only move of Beedrill.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
- Twineedle is the only non-Poison-type move that can poison under normal conditions.
- Twineedle is the only move that can poison a Steel-type Pokémon. However, this only occurs in Generation II.
In other languages