Giovanni's Beedrill

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Giovanni's Beedrill
サカキのスピアー Sakaki's Spear
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Giovanni's Beedrill
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As a Mega Beedrill
Debuts in Golly, Golem!
Caught at Viridian Forest
Evolves in Prior to A Glimpse of the Glow
Prior to A Glimpse of the Glow
Gender Male
Ability Swarm
Nature Brave
Current location With Giovanni
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This Pokémon spent an unknown number of chapters as Weedle and an unknown number of chapters as Kakuna.

Giovanni's Beedrill (Japanese: サカキのスピアー Sakaki's Spear) is Giovanni's first Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga. He is at level 70 and his Characteristic is that he is "quick tempered."


Red, Green & Blue arc

Beedrill pinning Red down

Prior to the start of the series, Giovanni caught Beedrill when he was a Weedle at Viridian Forest when he was a young Pokémon Trainer. Sometime after this he evolved into a Kakuna and then into Beedrill. Since then, Giovanni has used Beedrill as a reliable partner in many situations as the boss of Team Rocket. He notes that while he prefers to use Pokémon of his specialty type, his origins have given him a profound significance in his heart.

Beedrill first appeared in Golly, Golem!, battling in Giovanni's Gym battle against Red. After Giovanni's Golem defeated Red's Snorlax, Snor, he sent out Beedrill to corner Red with his stinger. Having Red trapped, Giovanni took the time to explain that he had read through each and every one of Red's decisions, ensuring that he would win. Asking Red to give up, Giovanni was surprised as Red released Aero from behind himself. Aero attacked with Hyper Beam and defeated Beedrill with a single hit.

Yellow arc

In The Beedrill All and End All, Beedrill participated in Giovanni's battle against Lance at Cerise Island. Due to Lance surrounding himself and his Pokémon in an impenetrable bubble, Giovanni rolled Beedrill's Poké Ball underneath the main bubble. Beedrill came out of his ball and pierced the bubble with Twineedle, dropping Lance into the middle of a String Shot net made by Yellow's Caterpie, Kitty, and entangling him. Beedrill then used his stinger to hold Lance at bay while Giovanni interrogated him. Despite this, Lance soon revealed that he had lured Giovanni into the center of the island on purpose in order to use his Earth Badge to activate his final plan.

Beedrill and Giovanni

Ruby & Sapphire arc

At the end of the Ruby & Sapphire arc, as revealed in a flashback in Beedrill Prepares, Blaise witnessed Giovanni taking the gems formed from the shattered Red and Blue Orbs. While Blaise intended to take them back, Giovanni sensed his presence and sent out Beedrill. He did not order him to attack, however, as Blaise had retreated, having realized that he'd stand no chance against Giovanni.

FireRed & LeafGreen arc

In It Takes Patience, Knowledge and a Really Quick Beedrill, Beedrill helped Giovanni capture Organism No. 2. Using his Agility, Beedrill quickly backed Organism No. 2 into a corner, causing its Delta Shield to quickly lose energy. Thanks to this, Giovanni's Aggron was able to break the shield with Brick Break, allowing Giovanni to capture it.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

In PS613, Beedrill appeared alongside Giovanni aboard his airship. In PS616, Beedrill was revealed to be able to Mega Evolve. Giovanni used his Mega Evolution to reveal that the meteoroid headed for Hoenn may be housing a Pokémon inside of it since Mega Evolution can only be used in battle with another Pokémon. In Omega Alpha Adventure 21, Beedrill assisted in stopping the Grand Meteor Delta.

Personality and characteristics

Being Giovanni's first Pokémon, he and Beedrill have developed a strong bond that has lasted for years and he is often seen standing beside Giovanni. Despite not being Giovanni's specialty type, he prefers to use Beedrill, as he gives him a profound significance in his heart. He is fairly strong and is often used in Giovanni's battles, primarily as a way to pin down his opponents.

Moves used

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Using Twineedle
Move First Used In
Twineedle The Beedrill All and End All
Agility It Takes Patience, Knowledge and a Really Quick Beedrill
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Weedle, Kakuna, and Beedrill.

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