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* Up until {{pkmn|Platinum}}, Weedle was completely incapable of dealing damage to {{type2|Steel}} Pokémon outside of {{m|Struggle}}. This was because Weedle could only learn {{m|Poison Sting}}, which Steel-types are immune to. In Platinum, Weedle can learn {{m|Bug Bite}}. However, Steel-types still resist moves of {{t|Bug|its type}}.
 
* Up until {{pkmn|Platinum}}, Weedle was completely incapable of dealing damage to {{type2|Steel}} Pokémon outside of {{m|Struggle}}. This was because Weedle could only learn {{m|Poison Sting}}, which Steel-types are immune to. In Platinum, Weedle can learn {{m|Bug Bite}}. However, Steel-types still resist moves of {{t|Bug|its type}}.
 
*Weedle, along with {{p|Caterpie}} and {{p|Wurmple}}, evolves at level 7, the lowest set level in the games (though Pokémon that evolve by level up with another method can evolve as low as level 2).
 
*Weedle, along with {{p|Caterpie}} and {{p|Wurmple}}, evolves at level 7, the lowest set level in the games (though Pokémon that evolve by level up with another method can evolve as low as level 2).
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* Weedle's {{3v2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}} Pokédex entry describe its red proboscis. However, its Sugimori artwork and anime appearances show it to be purple, like its shiny forms.
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===
 
Weedle appears to be based on a larva, the baby form of a bee.
 
Weedle appears to be based on a larva, the baby form of a bee.

Revision as of 20:11, 16 August 2009

Butterfree #012: Butterfree
Pokémon
#014: Kakuna Kakuna
Weedle
ビードル Beedle
#013
013Weedle.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Bug Poison
Category
Hairy Bug Pokémon
Ability
Shield Dust
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#013
Johto
#027
Hoenn
#215
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'00"
Imperial
0.3 m
Metric
Weight
7.1 lbs.
Imperial
3.2 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body02.png
Footprint
 F013.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 11 cycles
(2805 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 52 Battle Exp.: 521*

Weedle (Japanese: ビードル Beedle) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves into Kakuna starting at level 7, who evolves into Beedrill starting at level 10.

Biology

Physiology

Weedle is a small, yellow Larva Pokémon with a segmented body. Weedle has little pink feet and a pink, round nose. Weedle has a stinger on both its tail and head.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Weedle isn't very powerful, but it can spit a sticky thread to entangle its foes with String Shot. It can also use one of its stingers to poison a foe with Poison Sting.

Behavior

Habitat

Weedle can be found in forests and misty wooded areas.

Diet

Weedle primarily eat leaves. They appear to prefer some leaves over others, and they can distinguish between them by smelling them with their big red proboscis, or nose.

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:EP004 003.jpg
A Weedle in the anime

Major appearances

In Challenge of the Samurai, Ash was very close to catching a Weedle. He used his newly caught Pidgeotto to battle, Weedle was knocked unconscious and when Ash was about to throw his Poké Ball, Samurai came up and asked Ash if he was a trainer from Pallet Town. This distracted Ash from catching the Weedle, so it got away. This same Weedle later warns its kind and together, they try to avenge its near capture by attacking Ash and company.

Casey captured a Weedle during the Bug-Catching Contest in The Bug Stops Here. She released it in accordance with Contest rules.

Minor appearances

Weedle appeared a few other times while Ash was in the Viridian Forest, such as when a number of them ate Team Rocket's cardboard tank.

A Weedle was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

An injured Weedle appeared in One Big Happiny Family!. It was healed by Nurse Joy.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP004 Weedle Ash's Pokédex Weedle. The stinger on this Pokémon's head guarantees that any attacker will get the point right where it hurts.
This concludes the entries from the Original series.

In the manga

Shū befriended and caught a Weedle in Pokémon Get da ze!.

Pokémon Special

Weedle's first appearance is a cameo in Bulbasaur, Come Home! as one of the Pokémon that escapes from Professor Oak's Laboratory. Also, Blue caught a Weedle to try to use to trick people into trading better Pokémon for it at the Pokémon League tournament in Pokémon Special.

In the TCG

Main article: Weedle (TCG)

In the TFG

One Weedle figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Often found in forests, eating leaves. It has a sharp, venomous stinger on its head.
Blue
Yellow Beware of the sharp stinger on its head. It hides in grass and bushes where it eats leaves.
Stadium A common sight in forests and grassy areas. Has a poison stinger on its head that may be used if you step on it.
Generation II
Gold Its poison stinger is very powerful. Its bright-colored is intended to warn off its enemies.
Silver It attacks using a two-inch poison barb on its head. It can usually be found under the leaves it eats.
Crystal The barb on top of its head secretes a strong poison. It uses this toxic barb to protect itself.
Stadium 2 Its poison stinger is very powerful. Its bright-colored is intended to warn off its enemies.
Generation III
Ruby Weedle has an extremely acute sense of smell. It is capable of distinguishing its favorite kinds of leaves from those it dislikes just by sniffing with its big red proboscis nose.
Sapphire Weedle has an extremely acute sense of smell. It is capable of distinguishing its favorite kinds of leaves from those it dislikes just by sniffing with its big red proboscis nose.
Emerald A Weedle has an extremely acute sense of smell. It distinguishes its favorite kinds of leaves from those it dislikes by sniffing with its big red proboscis (nose).
FireRed Often found in forests and grasslands. It has a sharp, toxic barb of around two inches on top of its head.
LeafGreen Often found in forests, eating leaves. It has a sharp stinger on its head that injects poison.
Generation IV
Diamond It eats its weight in leaves every day. It fends off attackers with the needle on its head.
Pearl It eats its weight in leaves every day. It fends off attackers with the needle on its head.
Platinum It eats its weight in leaves every day. It fends off attackers with the needle on its head.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Alternate games

Pokémon Pinball, Pokémon Trading Card Game (Base Set)
Often found in forests, eating leaves. It has a sharp, venomous stinger on its head.
Pokémon Trading Card Game (Neo Discovery)
Its poison stinger is very powerful. Its bright-colored is intended to warn off its enemies.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Red: Common
Blue: Uncommon
Red: Routes 2, 24, and 25, Viridian Forest
Blue: Route 25, Viridian Forest
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Gold: Uncommon
Silver: Common
Gold: National Park during the Bug-Catching Contest
Silver: Routes 2, 30, and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park and Headbutt trees
Crystal
Uncommon Routes 2, 30, and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Routes 2, 25, Viridian Forest, Pattern Bush
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Dongle Route 204 (LeafGreen)
Platinum
Dongle Route 204, Eterna Forest (LeafGreen)
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 9
Secret Storage 17
Endless Level 15
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Silent Chasm (1F-6F)
Mt. Thunder (1F-4F)
Joyous Tower (28F-34F)
Oddity Cave (B1-B4)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Apple Woods (4F-9F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Vien Forest
Pokémon Rumble Quiet Forest

Held items

Game Items
Gold, Silver, and Crystal Berry (trade from Generation I)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
195
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 20.

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

|- style="text-align:center" | style="text-align:left" | bug | style="background:#A040A0" |  poison 

| style=" background:#FFF" | 4 | style=" background:#FFF" | 1 | style=" background:#FFF" | Weedle | style="display:none; background:#FFF" | {{{6}}} Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Mlentry4 Template:Movelist/note

By TM/HM

None

By breeding

None

By tutoring

None

TCG-only moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 013.png Spr 1y 013.png Spr 1g 013.png Spr b g1 013.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 013.png Spr 2s 013.png Spr 2c 013.png Spr b 2g 013.png
Spr 2g 013 s.png Spr 2s 013 s.png Spr 2c 013 s.png Spr b 2g 013 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 013.png Spr 3e 013.png Spr 3f 013.png Spr b 3r 013.png
Spr 3r 013 s.png Spr 3e 013 s.png Spr 3f 013 s.png Spr b 3r 013 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 013.png Spr 4d 013.png Spr 4h 013.png Spr b 4d 013.png
Spr 4d 013 s.png Spr 4d 013 s.png Spr 4h 013 s.png Spr b 4d 013 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 013.png Spr 5b 013.png Spr b 5b 013.png
Spr 5b 013 s.png Spr 5b 013 s.png Spr b 5b 013 s.png
Weedle For other sprites and images, please see Weedle images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Weedle is the only Pokémon incapable of learning Normal moves, if Hidden Power's inability to be a Normal move in practice is not considered in Unown's case.
  • Despite being classified as the Hairy Bug Pokémon, no artwork of it depicts it having any hair at all.
  • Up until Platinum, Weedle was completely incapable of dealing damage to Template:Type2 Pokémon outside of Struggle. This was because Weedle could only learn Poison Sting, which Steel-types are immune to. In Platinum, Weedle can learn Bug Bite. However, Steel-types still resist moves of its type.
  • Weedle, along with Caterpie and Wurmple, evolves at level 7, the lowest set level in the games (though Pokémon that evolve by level up with another method can evolve as low as level 2).
  • Weedle's Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Pokédex entry describe its red proboscis. However, its Sugimori artwork and anime appearances show it to be purple, like its shiny forms.

Origin

Weedle appears to be based on a larva, the baby form of a bee.

Name origin

Weedle's name appears to be a misspelling of weevil, but this is not likely, considering the difference between the two. Its name is more likely a combination of worm and needle, which refers to the stingers on its body. Beedle is similar, but refers to bees instead.

In other languages

  • German: Hornliu - From horn, referring to the stinger on Weedle's head.
  • French: Aspicot - From asticot (maggot), and picot (dot, referring to the circles on its body) or pic (point, referring to the horn on its head).
  • Korean: 뿔충이 Ppulchungi - "Horned Insect' in an affectionate manner ('i' at the end).
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 獨角蟲 Dú Jîau Chóng - "Single-horned bug".
  • Chinese (Hong Kong): 獨角蟲 Dú Jîa Chóng - "Single-horned bug".

External links

Notes



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