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Twineedle (move)

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Twineedle
ダブルニードル Double Needle
Twineedle V.png
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Type  Bug
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  25
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Category  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Category  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.

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.

Effect

Generation I

Twineedle inflicts damage, hitting the target twice per use. Each strike has a 20% chance of poisoning the target. Although only the first strike can be a critical hit, the second one will deal the same amount of damage.

Twineedle will end immediately if the first strike breaks a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the second strike of this move.

Generation II

Each strike now does damage independently, consequently enabling either of them to be critical.

In this generation only, Twineedle can poison Steel- and Poison-type Pokémon.

Generations III and IV

Twineedle will now hit again if the first strike breaks a substitute.

Generation V and VI

If the first strike activates the target's Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy, the second one will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate again to prevent fainting, but this chance is independent of the previous one.

If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 An attack that strikes twice. The target may occasionally become poisoned.
GSC Jabs the foe twice using stingers.
RSE Stingers on the forelegs jab the foe twice.
FRLG The foe is stabbed twice with foreleg stingers. It may poison the foe.
Colo.XD Foreleg stingers jab twice and may poison.
DPPtHGSS The foe is stabbed twice by a pair of stingers. It may also poison the target.
BWB2W2 The user damages the target twice in succession by jabbing it with two spikes. It may also poison the target.
XY The user damages the target twice in succession by jabbing it with two spikes. This may also poison the target.
Conq The enemy is stabbed twice by a pair of stingers. It may also poison the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison 20 20 20 16 16 16
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel         --, 13 --, 13
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
090 Shellder Shellder* Water Water       Skorupi Skorupi
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison       BeedrillEscavalier BeedrillEscavalier
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug       BeedrillEscavalier BeedrillEscavalier
543 Venipede Venipede Bug Poison       BeedrillEscavalier BeedrillEscavalier
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

Pokémon Conquest

Twineedle is the only move of Beedrill.

In the anime

Jeanette Beedrill Twineedle 2.png Beedrill Twineedle.png Casey Beedrill Twineedle.png Cremini Town Beedrill.png
Jeanette's Beedrill Wild Beedrill Casey's Beedrill Beedrill
The foe is stabbed twice by a pair of stingers.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
015 Beedrill Beedrill charges at the opponent with the large stingers on its arms, or Beedrill repeatedly stabs the opponent with the arm stingers on its arms.
A wild Beedrill Challenge of the Samurai Debut
A wild Beedrill The Purr-fect Hero None
Jeanette Fisher's Beedrill The Fourth Round Rumble None
Unknown Trainer's Beedrill A Shipful of Shivers None
Jimmy's Beedrill The Legend of Thunder! None
Casey's Beedrill The Bug Stops Here None
Unknown Trainer's Beedrill In the Knicker of Time! None
Multiple wild Beedrill Cutting the Ties That Bind! None
Multiple wild Beedrill Three Jynx and a Baby! None
Multiple wild Beedrill Second Time's the Charm! None
589 Escavalier Escavalier's lances glow bright blue and it charges towards the opponent with them.
Dirk's two Escavalier Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Twineedle I.png Twineedle II.png Twineedle III.png Twineedle IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Twineedle Stad2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • 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

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 雙針 Shuāngzhēn
Croatia Flag.png Croatian Dvostruka Bodlja
Denmark Flag.png Danish Tvenål
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Dubbelnaald
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kaksoispistin (EP002)
Kaksoisneula (EP077)
France Flag.png French Double-Dard
Germany Flag.png German Duonadel
Greece Flag.png Greek Δίδυμα Κεντριά
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Jarum Ganda
Italy Flag.png Italian Doppio Ago
South Korea Flag.png Korean 더블니들 Double Needle
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Agulhas Gêmeas
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Agulhas Gêmeas
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Četnička Bodlja
Spain Flag.png Spanish Doble Ataque


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