Combee (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Mothim
#{{{nextnum}}}: Vespiquen 000
ミツハニー Mitsuhoney
Artwork from Diamond/Pearl
Bug Flying
Tiny Bee Pokémon
Honey Gather
Exp. at Lv. 100
Regional Pokédex numbers
Regional Browser numbers
0.3 m
12.1 lbs.
5.5 kg
Dex color
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Body style
Gender ratio
Bug group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
Base Exp.: 63 Battle Exp.: 631*

Combee (Japanese: ミツハニー Mitsuhoney) is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon.



Combee is a small insectoid Pokémon that resembles three pieces of orange, hexagonal honeycomb stuck together. Each hexagon has a round yellow face. The bottom-center face being the main thinker of the three is also the only one ‘bee’ to have a full abdomen. The top two hexagons have a single antenna and a wing.

Since Combee is a Bee Pokémon, it has been considered as a distant cousin of the Weedle family, mainly Beedrill.

Gender differences

The lower face of a female Combee has a red spot on its forehead (which would become the red jewel on the head of a Vespiquen) and an open-mouth, smiling expression. Also, a male Combee is incapable of evolving.

Special abilities

Combee can fly with its two wings as long as the top two ‘bees’ co-ordinate their flapping. Combee's skills in battle are very limited, since it is only capable of learning two moves. Using its wings it can Template:M2 to attack and can also distract Pokémon with the Template:M2 of its honey. However, Combee is the only Pokémon that can have Honey Gather as its ability.

Another prominent talent of Combee is honey gathering; finding a way to collect the sugary syrup from almost anywhere.

Combee also have abilities untapped by Pokémon trainers. Only through the orders of a Combee’s queen can its Template:M2, Template:M2 and Template:M2 be unlocked.

Combee can also gather together to form a wall.


Combee are mostly sociable among their own kind only. They are generally harmless and when threatened will usually run away. A Combee will almost always be found collecting honey wherever they can.

The rare times they are not gathering honey, they are sleeping or protecting their queen Vespiquen. The former is done by creating a hive out of themselves and other Combee’s, locking together and feeling safe in larger numbers.

Combee are very suggestible creatures and will never defy the orders of its queen. When a Vespiquen feels threatened, its subject Combee’s will not think twice about risking their own lives and forming a ‘Combee wall’ to protect the queen, then attacking and even killing the threat in an aggressive manner.


Combee will commonly make residence in caves and hollow trees of forests and other natural, secluded areas with their queen Vespiquen. When a group of Combee aren’t being led by a queen, they will usually create a make-shift hive (out of their own bodies) anywhere they feel safe.


Main article: Pokémon food

The honey Combee’s collect are used for multiple things but just like humans its main use is to be eaten.

File:Combee Wall.JPG
A Combee wall.

In the anime

File:Combee anime.JPG
A male Combee in the anime

Combee make an appearance in An Angry Combeenation.

In the manga

A girl ordered her multiple Combee to attack Diamond, Pearl, and Berlitz.

In the TCG

Main article: Combee (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
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 A Pokémon formed by three others. It busily carries sweet floral honey to Vespiquen.
Pearl It collects and delivers honey to its colony. At night, they cluster to form a beehive and sleep.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
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
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
None Trade
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Honey trees
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
Generation VI
None Trade

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Apple Woods (6F-12F)
(Time only)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Vien Forest
Nurue Highway
My Pokémon Ranch Random trade with Hayley *

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 30
90 - 137 170 - 264
Attack: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Defense: 42
42 - 103 80 - 201
Sp.Atk: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Def: 42
42 - 103 80 - 201
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 244   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.

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness


Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By breeding


Side game data

Template:Side game




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
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Spr 4d 415 f s.png Spr 4p 415 f s.png Spr 4p 415 f s.png Spr b 4d 415 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
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Combee For other sprites and images, please see Combee images on Bulbagarden Archives.


  • Combee is the only Pokémon species in which two genders exist where only the female can evolve.
  • In the anime, Combee is more angular than the official artwork.
  • In its first anime appearance, it was rendered via CGI (most likely to avoid having to hand draw so many Combees), which would explain why they are drawn so angular.
  • Combee's speed is higher than its evolved form, but all of Combee's other stats are lower.


Combee is based on honeycombs, and honeybees.

Name origin

Combee's English name is derived from honeycomb and bee. Its name also bears a similarity to "combination", possibly referring to the fact that it is made of three parts. Its Japanese name may derive from 蜜蜂 mitsubachi, honey bee, 三つ mittsu, three, referring to the number of its honeycomb-like features, and the English honey. Its German name, Wadribie, comes from Wabe, Drei and Biene. Its French name, Apitrini, comes from apis, latin for bee, and trinity. Korean name is a combination of 'three' (셋, set), 'honey' (꿀, ggul), and 'bee' (벌, bur).

In other languages

External links

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