Combee (Pokémon)

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Mothim #414: Mothim
#416: Vespiquen Vespiquen
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
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Bug group 18 cycles
(4590 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.

It evolves into Vespiquen starting at level 21, but only if it is female.



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

Male Combee are incapable of evolution. 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. The latter point may indicate more developed emotional and intellectual capabilities although as of Pokémon Platinum male Combee can also exhibit this expression.

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 three moves total. Using its wings it can whip up fast winds to attack and can also distract Pokémon with the sweet smell of its honey. More recently Combee and other Template:Type2 Pokémon have been found to have the ability to bite opponents and eat a berry they may be holding.

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

Through specialized training Combee are capable of learning a wider selection of attacks including Mud-Slap and Ominous Wind. However, it is clear from the nature of many of these attacks that they are beyond the natural capabilities of wild Combee.

Combee also have abilities untapped by Trainers. Only through the orders of a Combee's queen can its powerful attacking skills, strong defensive maneuvers and expertise in healing be unlocked.


A wall of Combee

Combee are mostly sociable among their own kind. 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, 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 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 that Combee collect are used for multiple things, but its main use is to be eaten.

In the anime

Combee in the anime

Combee made an appearance in An Angry Combeenation.

Several Combee made minor appearances living in the gardens of Alamos Town in The Rise of Darkrai.

In the manga

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

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 The trio is together from birth. It constantly gathers honey from flowers to please Vespiquen.
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
Common Honey trees
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
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Apple Woods (6F-12F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Vien Forest
Chroma Road
My Pokémon Ranch Random trade with Hayley *

Combee will not appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness until a rescue mission involving it has been completed, using the following Wonder Mail code:

X5&F @YKQ 0-70
@FWH 0FX& P8Y9
Objective: Rescue Combee on floor 6 of Apple Woods.

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


By tutoring

Template:Tutor Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a Template:Mtentry4a

|- style="background:#C6D16E" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

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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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.
  • Combee has three heads like Magneton, Dodrio and Dugtrio; however, unlike the other three, it cannot learn Tri Attack.


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, 蜂蜜, hachimitsu, honey, 三つ mittsu, three, referring to the number of its honeycomb-like features, and the English honey.

In other languages

  • German: Wadribie - From Wabe (honeycomb), Drei (three), and Biene (bee).
  • French: Apitrini - From apis (Latin for bee) and trinity.
  • Korean: 세꿀버리 Se-ggul-bury - Combination of 셋 set (three), 꿀 ggul (honey), and 벌 bur (bee).
  • Chinese: 三頭小蜂

External links

Mothim #414: Mothim
#416: Vespiquen Vespiquen
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