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Beedrill
Poison Bee Pokémon
スピアー
Spear
#015
Beedrill
Beedrill
Mega Beedrill
Mega Beedrill



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Type
Bug Poison
Unknown Unknown
Mega Beedrill
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swarm
Beedrill
Cacophony
Mega Beedrill
Cacophony
Sniper
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Adaptability
Mega Beedrill
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Beedrill
4'07" 1.4 m
Mega Beedrill
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
65.0 lbs. 29.5 kg
Beedrill
89.3 lbs. 40.5 kg
Mega Beedrill
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Beedrillite [[|]]
Base experience yield
159
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
178
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
Beedrill
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Beedrill
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body13.png
Footprint
F015.png None.png
Mega Beedrill
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
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Beedrill (Japanese: スピアー Spear) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Kakuna starting at level 10. It is the final form of Weedle.

Beedrill can Mega Evolve into Mega Beedrill using the Beedrillite.

Biology

Beedrill is an insect Pokémon which mostly resembles a bipedal, yellow wasp; however, it only has four legs instead of six and lacks pigment pits. Beedrill's head is round with a slightly pointed mouth, large, red eyes, and black antennae with a sharp bend in the middle. Its forelegs are tipped with long, conical stingers. It stands on its other two legs, which are long, segmented, and insectoid in shape. Beedrill has two pairs of rounded, veined wings, and another stinger on its yellow-and-black striped abdomen.

Beedrill is highly territorial and unlike real bees, Beedrill live in colonies rather than true "hives", and they work together to solve basic problems regarding food, territory and reproduction (behavior more similar to the behavior of wasps than to of the bees). As seen in the anime, Beedrill seems to be especially concerned with the welfare of Weedle and Kakuna and it will respond aggressively to those that disturb them. Disturbing one Beedrill will cause the whole colony to attack. It flies at high speed and attacks using the large venomous stingers on its forelegs and abdomen. Prior to Generation V, Twineedle was its signature move. It will take the victims of its attacks back to its nest for food. Beedrill nests in temperate forests and misty wooded areas.

As Mega Beedrill, it gains more defined features. The antennae are shorter and T-shaped. Its eyes become longer and sleeker. It now has three pairs of wings; the uppermost pair is larger with a black trim along the top. Its stingers become longer and larger, resembling lances. Additional conical, black-and-yellow stingers with white tips take the place of its legs. Its abdomen becomes larger, grooved and is attached to its thorax by a black structure. A similar black structure connects its head and thorax. The stinger on its abdomen is now a pale yellow, and it now has black stripes over its entire body. Fast-acting poison is stored in the stingers on its limbs, while the tail stinger produces a slow-acting poison that is used to finish opponents. The instantaneous poisons are instead used to prevent the foe from fleeing.[1]

In the anime

Main series

Beedrill in the anime
Mega Beedrill in the anime

Major appearances

Casey's Beedrill

Ash caught a Beedrill in the Bug-Catching Contest in The Bug Stops Here, but gave it to Casey because of her affinity for yellow and black Pokémon. It was one of several Beedrill that appeared in the episode.

Goh's Beedrill

In Working My Way Back to Mew!, Goh caught a Beedrill. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Other

In Challenge of the Samurai, multiple Beedrill stole Ash's Metapod after evolving from Kakuna. The reason for this was to avenge Ash for startling a Weedle while attempting to catch it. They reappeared in a flashback in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.

In The Fourth Round Rumble, Jeanette Fisher's Beedrill battled Ash's Bulbasaur but was defeated. It reappeared in a flashback in Friends to the End.

In The Lost Lapras, a punk used a Beedrill to attack a Lapras. When Ash and Pikachu came to Lapras's defense, Beedrill battled Pikachu, only for it and its Trainer to flee after Tracey appeared, sketched them, and began comparing them in terms of how they were trained. According to Tracey, Beedrill's coloring was poor.

In The Legend of Thunder!, Jimmy's Beedrill battled Marina's Jigglypuff, nicknamed Pink, which Beedrill won. It has exceptional speed and agility that Jimmy relies on for situations.

In Danger, Sweet as Honey!, multiple Beedrill evolved from a group of Kakuna at Honey Island.

In A Battle of Aerial Mobility!, multiple Beedrill chased Ash, Clemont, and Bonnie because Clemont's phonograph attracted the Poison Bee Pokémon instead of the Fletchling he was trying to attract.

In A Jolting Switcheroo!, multiple Beedrill chased Lyn and Dedenne, but they all were defeated by Pikachu and Dedenne.

In Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, Bonnie and Pikachu accidentally disturbed a Beedrill, the former of whom accidentally hit its head with a big twig. However, it quickly got away before Pikachu was about to attack it.

In Splitting Heirs!, three Beedrill tried to attack Clemont and Bonnie.

In Defending the Homeland! and Beyond the Rainbow!, multiple Beedrill were some of Florges's minions, who were ordered to attack Goodra's homeland. Two of them appeared again in Facing the Needs of the Many!, and then three of them appeared in the following episode.

In A Windswept Encounter!, three Beedrill were the followers of a wild male Breloom that was in love with an Orange Flower Floette.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Beedrill that can Mega Evolve was under the control of Levi and Cherie's Mega Wave. Beedrill was used to battle Ash's Noivern, Greninja, and Clemont's Chespin. It was later freed when Alva's Mega Wave Crystal was destroyed, and it escaped.

Minor appearances

Beedrill debuted in Ash Catches a Pokémon.

In The Path to the Pokémon League, A.J.'s Beedrill was training with his Butterfree in his Gym.

A Beedrill appeared in a fantasy in Dig Those Diglett!.

In a flashback in The Purr-fect Hero, it was revealed Timmy had been saved from a Beedrill by a Meowth.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, multiple Beedrill attacked Team Rocket.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Beedrill was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

A Trainer's Beedrill appeared in a flashback in A Shipful of Shivers.

In Tracey Gets Bugged, a Beedrill was one of the Bug-type Pokémon on Murcott Island. It approached and blew up Team Rocket's balloon.

In The Power of One, a Beedrill sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A Beedrill appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

A Beedrill appeared in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.

A Beedrill appeared in a fantasy in The Double Trouble Header.

In Illusion Confusion!, a group of Haunter and Gengar created a Beedrill illusion.

In For Crying Out Loud, multiple Beedrill attacked Ash and his friends.

In Going Apricorn!, multiple Beedrill attacked Ash and his friends while they were looking for Apricorns.

In Hot Matches!, multiple Beedrill attacked Ash and his friends.

In A Better Pill to Swallow, eight Beedrill were attracted by the Shuckle-made Berry Juice that Team Rocket drank. Three additional Beedrill appeared in Brock's fantasy.

In Mewtwo Returns, multiple Beedrill were residents of Mount Quena.

A Beedrill appeared in a fantasy in Control Freak!.

In Turning Over A New Bayleef, six Beedrill attacked Ash's Bayleef after she kicked a rock into the bush they were residing in.

Multiple Beedrill appeared in the opening scene of Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, which was reused for Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

In Got Miltank?, three Beedrill were inhabitants of a Pokémon-exclusive oasis.

A Beedrill appeared in Extreme Pokémon!, under the ownership of a participant in the Extreme Pokémon Race.

In In the Knicker of Time!, a Trainer's Beedrill battled Pikachu and was defeated with Thunderbolt.

In A Poached Ego!, multiple Beedrill attacked Team Rocket.

A Beedrill appeared in The Lotad Lowdown.

Multiple Beedrill appeared in All in a Day's Wurmple.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Beedrill to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

In That's Just Swellow, a Beedrill participated in the Crossgate PokéRinger competition.

Multiple Beedrill appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

In A Scare to Remember!, a Beedrill was scared off by Pikachu's Thunderbolt.

In A Real Cleffa-Hanger, three Beedrill scared Misty and caused her to run off with Max and the group's Pokémon.

In Hooked on Onix, multiple Beedrill chased Ash's Phanpy and May's Squirtle before being warded away by Pikachu and Corphish.

Three Beedrill appeared in Weekend Warrior.

A Beedrill appeared in The Green Guardian.

A Coordinator's Beedrill appeared in Harley Rides Again.

Multiple Beedrill appeared in Cutting the Ties that Bind!.

Multiple Beedrill appeared in Three Jynx and a Baby!.

In Talking a Good Game!, two Beedrill attacked Ash and Pikachu, but were calmed down by Anabel after she deduced they were protecting their offspring.

In Second Time's the Charm!, multiple Beedrill attacked Ash, Anabel, Pikachu, Corphish, and Tauros, eventually forcing them into a lake.

A Coordinator's Beedrill appeared in Thinning the Hoard!.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, Galen borrowed two Beedrill to chase Ash and his friends.

In Different Strokes for Different Blokes, multiple Beedrill were residents of Bewilder Forest.

In The Grass-Type Is Always Greener!, multiple Beedrill evolved from a hive of Kakuna.

A Beedrill appeared in An Angry Combeenation!.

Multiple Beedrill appeared in Ill-Will Hunting!.

In Tanks for the Memories!, multiple Beedrill tried to attack Autumn. However, she was protected by her Miltank, nicknamed Ilta.

In A Trainer and Child Reunion!, multiple Beedrill were disturbed by James and attacked Team Rocket as a result.

A Beedrill appeared in a flashback in Kindergarten Chaos!.

In A Conspiracy to Conquer!, a Beedrill was mind-controlled by an evil, psychopathic Malamar.

A Beedrill that can Mega Evolve into Mega Beedrill appeared in the ending segment of Mega Evolution Special II.

Multiple Beedrill appeared in a flashback in A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!.

Multiple Beedrill appeared in a flashback in Enter Pikachu!.

Multiple Beedrill appeared alongside Goh's in Working My Way Back to Mew!.

A Trainer's Beedrill appeared in Take My Thief! Please!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP004 Beedrill Ash's Pokédex Beedrill. This Pokémon is an evolved form of Weedle, following its Kakuna stage. Its sting is highly poisonous.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW124 Beedrill Ash's Pokédex Beedrill, the Poison Bee Pokémon. Beedrill fly quickly and attack using poison stingers on their forelegs and tail.

Pokémon Origins

In File 1: Red, a Beedrill was one of the Pokémon seen in Professor Oak's introduction.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

Mega Beedrill in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, a Mega Beedrill battled a Mega Camerupt.

In the manga

Mega Beedrill in Pokémon Adventures

Ash & Pikachu

A Beedrill appeared in Tale Of The Friendship Between Pikachu And Meowth.

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Ash caught a Beedrill in Kanto, and it was part of a swarm that he had disturbed when he caught a Mankey. He thought this Beedrill, along with Mankey, would help him to raise his Trainer level, but it couldn't.

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

Multiple Beedrill appeared in PDP07.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Giovanni's Beedrill

Giovanni owns a Beedrill that appeared in multiple chapters. This Beedrill debuted in Giovanni's battle against Red at the Viridian Gym in Golly, Golem! and Long Live the Nidoqueen!? of the Red, Green & Blue chapter. Giovanni has said it is one of his most treasured and strongest team members, as he caught him in his childhood at the Viridian Forest. Beedrill later helped Yellow when facing Lance at Cerise Island in the Yellow chapter. In PAORAS20, Giovanni's Beedrill was revealed to be able to Mega Evolve into Mega Beedrill. He is also one of the few members of Giovanni's team that isn't a Ground-type.

Red, Green & Blue chapter

In Wake Up—You're Snorlax!, multiple Beedrill attacked Red because Saur had accidentally hit their hive. Both the Trainer and his Pokémon were badly stung afterwards.

A Beedrill appeared as a silhouette when Green talks about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

In A Flaaffy Kerfuffle, a Beedrill appeared as one of the Pokémon in Professor Oak's fantasy when he explained that Trainers should only have six Pokémon with them.

A Beedrill appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

A Beedrill appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Beedrill appeared in GDZ19.

Multiple Beedrill appeared in GDZ27.

A Beedrill appeared in GDZ48.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Main article: Goh's Beedrill

Goh caught a Beedrill in Battle Frontier Challenge: The Flute Cup!, just like he does in the anime.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

A Beedrill appeared in The Blue Scroll: Mitsunari, Kiyomasa, and Masanori.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Beedrill appeared in Clefairy's New Power!.

Pokémon Zensho

A Beedrill appeared in PZ03, under the ownership of a Team Rocket Grunt.

In the TCG

Main article: Beedrill (TCG)

In the TFG

One Beedrill figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

Beedrill was in the first Super Smash Bros. game. When a Poké Ball was opened, one would come out and fly away. A few seconds later, a whole swarm would fly by and attack everyone on the field with Take Down except the user. Its role was taken over by Unown in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Two Beedrill and three female Combee act as bosses of Nectar Meadow, having misinterpreted Budew, the player, and the partner as honey thieves. One of the Beedrill also helps guard Revelation Mountain against intruders.

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#015
Red Flies at high speed and attacks using its large venomous stingers on its forelegs and tail.
Blue
Yellow It has 3 poisonous stingers on its forelegs and its tail. They are used to jab its enemy repeatedly.
Stadium Flies at high speeds and attacks with three stingers: one on its rear and one on each of its two forelegs. May appear in swarms.
Generation II Johto
#029
Gold It can take down any opponent with its powerful poison stingers. It sometimes attacks in swarms.
Silver It has three poison barbs. The barb on its tail secretes the most powerful poison.
Crystal It uses sharp, poisonous stings to defeat prey, then takes the victim back to its nest for food.
Stadium 2 It can take down any opponent with its powerful poison stingers. It sometimes attacks in swarms.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#015
Ruby Beedrill is extremely territorial. No one should ever approach its nest - this is for their own safety. If angered, they will attack in a furious swarm.
Sapphire
Emerald A Beedrill is extremely territorial. For safety reasons, no one should ever approach its nest. If angered, they will attack in a swarm.
FireRed May appear in a swarm. Flies at violent speeds, all the while stabbing with the toxic stinger on its rear.
LeafGreen It flies at high speed and attacks using the large venomous stingers on its forelegs and tail.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#029
Diamond Its best attack involves flying around at high speed, striking with poison needles, then flying off.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It can take down any opponent with its powerful poison stingers. It sometimes attacks in swarms.
SoulSilver It has three poison barbs. The barb on its tail secretes the most powerful poison.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Its best attack involves flying around at high speed, striking with poison needles, then flying off.
White
Black 2 Its best attack involves flying around at high speed, striking with poison needles, then flying off.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #028
Hoenn
#—
X It has three poisonous stingers on its forelegs and its tail. They are used to jab its enemy repeatedly.
Y May appear in a swarm. Flies at violent speeds, all the while stabbing with the toxic stinger on its rear.
Omega Ruby Beedrill is extremely territorial. No one should ever approach its nest—this is for their own safety. If angered, they will attack in a furious swarm.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#015
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu It has three poisonous stingers on its forelegs and its tail. They are used to jab its enemy repeatedly.
Let's Go Eevee
Mega Beedrill
Let's Go Pikachu Its legs have become poison stingers. It stabs its prey repeatedly with the stingers on its limbs, dealing the final blow with the stinger on its rear.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond Its best attack involves flying around at high speed, striking with poison needles, then flying off.
Shining Pearl


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Kakuna
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Kakuna
Yellow
Trade
Generation II
Gold
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Silver
Route 2Morning
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Routes 26, 27, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39, Azalea Town, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage (Headbutt trees)
Crystal
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Ilex Forest (Headbutt trees)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Kakuna
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Kakuna
Platinum
Evolve Kakuna
HeartGold
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
SoulSilver
Route 2MorningNight
Viridian ForestMorning
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Route 47, Ilex Forest (Headbutt trees)
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black
Route 12 (rustling grass)
White
Trade
Black 2
Pinwheel Forest (Hidden Grotto)
White 2
Trade
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Kakuna
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Kakuna
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 4 (Island Scan)Th
Let's Go Pikachu
Evolve Kakuna
Let's Go Eevee
Viridian Forest
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond
Trade
Shining Pearl
Evolve Kakuna
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Kakuna
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Viridian Forest
Trozei!
Endless Level 2, Endless Level 19, Forever Level 51, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Kakuna
Ranger
Lyra Forest
Generation IV
MD Time
Evolve Kakuna
MD Darkness
Apple Woods (8F-12F), Midnight Forest (B1-B21)
MD Sky
Apple Woods (8F-12F), Midnight Forest (B1-B21)
Ranger: SoA
Vien Forest, Chroma Highlands
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode A & S)
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Misty Edgewater
Conquest
Chrysalia, Viperia
Rumble U
Model Train Room: All Aboard!, Variety Battle: It's Drill Time!,
Chill Battle: The Forest of Memories (First Boss)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Su
Shuffle
Event: Beedrill Appears
Rumble World
Dewdrop Bay: Castle Farm (All Areas)
Picross
Area 26: Stage 04
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mewtwo Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Masters EX
Sync pair scout (Bugsy's), Evolve Scottie/Bettie's Kakuna


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Poison Barb Poison Barb (2%)
Crystal
Pokémon XD Poison Barb Poison Barb (100%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Black White Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Generations I-V
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Total:
385
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 45.
Generation VI onward
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Total:
395
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.
Mega Beedrill
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
15
18 - 73 31 - 141
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
Total:
495
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
1/4 ☆☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
2/2 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
14/19 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

Beedrill is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
011 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
1111 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
1414 Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 —% 30
1717 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
2020 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
2323 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
2626 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2929 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 —% 20
3232 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
3535 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
3838 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
4141 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
4444 Fell Stinger Bug Physical 05050 100100% 25
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Beedrill
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Beedrill
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM19Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM22Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM36Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM51Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM51 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM54Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM58Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM70Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM75Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM81Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM82Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM84Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM89Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM97Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM97 Defog Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM98Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Beedrill
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Beedrill
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By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Beedrill in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Beedrill in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Beedrill
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Beedrill
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By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Beedrill
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Beedrill
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Beedrill
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Beedrill
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Tackle  Normal  The Fourth Round Rumble

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin015.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani015.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mist-Rise Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Count on me for speediness!
26%-50% HP My health dropped to half...
1%-25% HP I'm about done. My Poison Sting might fail...
Level up Hah! Leveled up! My Poison Sting's gotten sharper!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 015.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 5%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
Poison
Field move: Crush fm.png
(Crush ×1)
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 32 Max. exp.: 46
Browser entry R-025
Beedrill shoots sharp needles that can shatter large rocks.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist: Bug PA.png
Bug
Field move: Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry R-058
It attacks with poison stingers while flying around at high speed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush015Body.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
PCP015.png HP: ★★★ Move: Twineedle
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Vanguard
Ability 2: Mountaineer
Ability 3: Swarm
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★
Does not evolve into or from anything in this game
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Masatsuna, Omi, and Sena
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT015.png

Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Beedrillite Sprite.png
Poison
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#425
Shuffle015.png
Shuffle015M.png

Block Smash
Clears one unbreakable-block disruption without fail.
Skill Swapper: Swap++
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 12
Erases Pokémon and disruptions around a spot you tap.
Pokémon GO
GO015.png Base Stamina: 163 Base Attack: 169 Base Defense: 130
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Beedrill Mega Energy100/20/10/5
Fast Attacks: Infestation*, Poison Jab, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Sludge Bomb, Aerial Ace, X-Scissor, Fell Stinger*, Drill Run, Frustration, Return

Mega Beedrill

Pokémon GO
GO015M.png Base Stamina: 163 Base Attack: 303 Base Defense: 148
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Infestation*, Poison Jab, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Sludge Bomb, Aerial Ace, X-Scissor, Fell Stinger*, Drill Run, Return

Evolution

013Weedle.png
Unevolved
Weedle
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 7
014Kakuna.png
First evolution
Kakuna
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 10
015Beedrill.png
Second evolution
Beedrill
 Bug  Poison 


Forms

Mega Evolution

Default
Beedrill
Beedrill
Beedrill
 Bug  Poison 

Beedrillite
Beedrillite


Held Beedrillite
Beedrill
Mega Beedrill
Beedrill
 Bug  Poison 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 015.png Spr b g1 015.png Spr 1y 015.png Spr b g1 015.png Spr 1g 015.png Spr b g1 015.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 015.png Spr b 2g 015.png Spr 2s 015.png Spr b 2g 015.png Spr 2c 015.png Spr b 2c 015.png
Spr 2g 015 s.png Spr b 2g 015 s.png Spr 2s 015 s.png Spr b 2g 015 s.png Spr 2c 015 s.png Spr b 2g 015 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 015.png Spr b 3r 015.png Spr 3e 015.png Spr b 3r 015.png Spr 3f 015.png Spr b 3f 015.png
Spr 3r 015 s.png Spr b 3r 015 s.png Spr 3e 015 s.png Spr b 3r 015 s.png Spr 3f 015 s.png Spr b 3r 015 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 015.png Spr b 4d 015.png Spr 4d 015.png Spr b 4d 015.png Spr 4h 015.png Spr b 4d 015.png
Spr 4d 015 s.png Spr b 4d 015 s.png Spr 4d 015 s.png Spr b 4d 015 s.png Spr 4h 015 s.png Spr b 4d 015 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 015.png Spr b 5b 015.png Spr 5b 015.png Spr b 5b 015.png
Spr 5b 015 s.png Spr b 5b 015 s.png Spr 5b 015 s.png Spr b 5b 015 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 015.png Spr b 6x 015.png Spr 6x 015.png Spr b 6x 015.png
Spr 6o 015M.png Spr b 6o 015M.png
Spr 6x 015 s.png Spr b 6x 015 s.png Spr 6x 015 s.png Spr b 6x 015 s.png
Front Back Spr 6o 015M s.png Spr b 6o 015M s.png
Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 015.png Spr b 7s 015.png Spr 7s 015.png Spr b 7s 015.png
Spr 7s 015M.png Spr b 7s 015M.png Spr 7s 015M.png Spr b 7s 015M.png
Spr 7s 015 s.png Spr b 7s 015 s.png Spr 7s 015 s.png Spr b 7s 015 s.png
Spr 7s 015M s.png Spr b 7s 015M s.png Spr 7s 015M s.png Spr b 7s 015M s.png
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 015.png Spr 7p 015 s.png
Spr 7p 015M.png Spr 7p 015M s.png
Generation VIII
HOME
HOME015.png HOME015 s.png
HOME015M.png HOME015M s.png
015MSPE.png For other sprites and images, please see Beedrill images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Beedrill's English name was originally going to be spelled Beedril.
  • Beedrill can be seen as a parallel to Butterfree. Both of their unevolved stages evolve into their respective first evolutionary stages at level 7, which then evolve into their respective final forms at level 10. They both also go through metamorphosis-like evolution and share a base stat total of 395. Also, while Beedrill is a version exclusive of Black and Black 2, Butterfree is exclusive to White and White 2. Both also have an alternate form only available in-battle (Mega Beedrill and Gigantamax Butterfree, respectively).
  • In Pokémon Conquest, Beedrill is the only Pokémon that is featured without its evolutionary relatives.
  • Beedrill was designed by Atsuko Nishida,[2] while Mega Beedrill was designed by Hitoshi Ariga.[3]
  • Mega Beedrill has the highest base Attack and Speed stats of all Poison-type Pokémon. It also has the lowest base Special Attack stat of all Poison-type Pokémon.

Origin

Beedrill seems to be based on a bee or wasp, possibly the Japanese honey bee, Asian giant hornet, or yellowjacket. Its pointed arms resemble spears, while Mega Beedrill swaps them for lances. Its Shiny color scheme is similar to metallic green sweat bees.

Name origin

Beedrill may be a combination of bee and drill.

Spear is literally spear. It may also be derived from アピス Apis (the genus name of the honey bee) spelled backwards.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese スピアー Spear From spear and possibly Apis spelled backwards
France Flag.png French Dardargnan From d'Artagnan, dard, and dare-dare
Spain Flag.png Spanish Beedrill Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Bibor From Biene and Bohrer
Italy Flag.png Italian Beedrill Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 독침붕 Tokchimbung From 독침 (毒針) dokchim and bung or 봉 (蜂) bong
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 大針蜂 / 大针蜂 Dàzhēnfēng From , 蜂針 / 蜂针 fēngzhēn, and 蜜蜂 mìfēng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 大針蜂 Daaihjāmfūng From daaih, 蜂針 fūngjām, and 蜜蜂 mahtfūng


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