Vespiquen (Pokémon)

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415Combee.png #415: Combee
Pokémon
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Vespiquen
Beehive Pokémon
ビークイン
Beequen
#416
Vespiquen



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure Cacophony
Cacophony
Unnerve
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Vespiquen
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Weight
84.9 lbs. 38.5 kg
Vespiquen
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
188
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
166
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Vespiquen
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HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Sp.Def
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HP
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Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
Body13.png
Footprint
F416.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Vespiquen (Japanese: ビークイン Beequen) is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from female Combee starting at level 21. Male Combee are not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Vespiquen's grubs

Vespiquen is a bee-like Pokémon with a typical insect-like, three-part body, i.e. divided into an abdomen, thorax, and head. It has a yellow- and black-striped abdomen, which flares out from a thin, waist-like protrusion under its thorax in a manner that resembles an elegant ballgown. Underneath the expansive abdomen are seven orange, honeycomb-like cells that serve as a nest for baby Combee; the centermost cell, however, surrounds what appears to be a slender, yellow, more insect-like abdomen, which is often obscured by the ‘gown’ part of its abdomen. Vespiquen has black arms that each consist of two thin, conical segments. Each arm ends in two small, orange claws. It flies with a pair of relatively small wings, each of which consists of two stacked, translucent teardrop segments. Vespiquen's arms and wings attach to its round thorax, which is yellow on the front, black on the back, and orange on each side where its arms attach. A curved line on its back, between its orange shoulders, separates its thorax and waist. Vespiquen's head consists of its face and horns. Its orange face has intimidating red eyes; yellow mandibles that protrude from its face and connect to its horns; and a large, red gem on its forehead. Vespiquen's horns are yellow near its face and black at the tips, and with the gem, they resemble historical headpieces or crowns worn by European royal and noble women in the Late Middle Ages, such as the escoffion.

Similar to queen bees in real life, Vespiquen is a female-only species. Vespiquen is the sole queen of a hive of Combee, which it commands by releasing pheromones. The more pheromones Vespiquen produces, the more Combee it will have in its hive. As queen, Vespiquen gives birth to and raises Combee grubs, feeding on flowers to make honey for its progeny; it also controls and protects its hive. It is far more powerful than its Combee, and it will only take direct action if its Combee are unable to protect the hive; even so, the Combee will defend their Vespiquen even to the point of death. Vespiquen will destroy and feed on any outsiders it catches sneaking into its hive. However, if outsiders prove themselves to a Vespiquen by defending its hive, it may repay these acts of kindness with a reward.

Vespiquen is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the moves Attack Order, Defend Order, and Heal Order.

In the anime

Vespiquen in the anime

Major appearances

Vespiquen debuted in An Angry Combeenation! as the ruler of a huge colony of Combee.

In A Trainer and Child Reunion!, Aaron used a Vespiquen alongside a Drapion during his power demonstration. She was later targeted by Team Rocket.

Minor appearances

A Vespiquen appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!, a Vespiquen scared Serena before being chased off by Fennekin's Ember.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP032 Vespiquen Dawn's Pokédex Vespiquen, the Beehive Pokémon. Its body is a hive and it raises its offspring with the honey gathered by Combee.

In the manga

Vespiquen in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

A Trainer's Vespiquen appeared in Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas.

A Vespiquen was used by a pair of Roughnecks on Iron Island in Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim I. It reappeared in a flashback in Cleaning Up Grimer.

A Vespiquen appeared in the Wild Area in Zap!! A Rising Beam of Light.

In the TCG

Main article: Vespiquen (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#054
Johto
#—
Diamond Its abdomen is a honeycomb for grubs. It raises its grubs on honey collected by Combee.
Pearl When endangered, grubs from its six-cell honeycomb strike back. There is only one in a colony.
Platinum It releases various pheromones to make the grubs in its body do its bidding while fighting foes.
HeartGold It raises grubs in the holes in its body. It secretes pheromones to control Combee.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #143
Black It releases various pheromones to make the grubs in its body do its bidding while fighting foes.
White
Black 2 It houses its colony in cells in its body and releases various pheromones to make those grubs do its bidding.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #077
Hoenn
#—
X It houses its colony in cells in its body and releases various pheromones to make those grubs do its bidding.
Y Its abdomen is a honeycomb for grubs. It raises its grubs on honey collected by Combee.
Omega Ruby It houses its colony in cells in its body and releases various pheromones to make those grubs do its bidding.
Alpha Sapphire Its abdomen is a honeycomb for grubs. It raises its grubs on honey collected by Combee.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#117
Galar
Isle of Armor #204
Sinnoh
#054
Hisui
#071
Sword It skillfully commands its grubs in battles with its enemies. The grubs are willing to risk their lives to defend Vespiquen.
Shield Vespiquen that give off more pheromones have larger swarms of Combee attendants.
Brilliant Diamond Its abdomen is a honeycomb for grubs. It raises its grubs on nectar collected by Combee.
Shining Pearl When it is in danger, grubs from its six-cell honeycomb strike back. There is only one in a colony.
Legends: Arceus Commands its subjects to build its hive. It will dispatch any interlopers who dare sneak into its nest and use them as nourishment for itself.
Generation IX Paldea
#39
Scarlet It houses its colony in cells in its body and releases various pheromones to make those grubs do its bidding.
Violet It raises grubs in the holes in its body. It secretes pheromones to control Combee.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Combee
Platinum
Evolve Combee
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Combee
Generation V
Black White
Route 12 (rustling grass)
Black 2 White 2
Route 12, Lostlorn Forest (rustling grass)
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Combee
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Rolling Fields (Wanderer)
Bridge Field, South Lake Miloch (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Honeycalm Island (Max Raid Battle)*
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Combee
Legends: Arceus
Grueling Grove (Alpha) (Only one)

Cottonsedge Prairie, Droning Meadow


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Treeshroud Forest (10F-20F)
MD Sky
Treeshroud Forest (10F-20F)
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Road
Rumble
Silent Forest
Ranger: GS
Sophian Road, Dark Temple, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Soothing Shore
Rumble U
Flower Garden: Guardians of the Flower Patch
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Su
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 371
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Time-Leap Plains (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Snorlax Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Arceus Sea, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Florio Nature ParkNight Level 2, Secret Side PathNight


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Sword Shield Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
102
96 - 169 188 - 333
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
102
96 - 169 188 - 333
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
474
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
3/3 ★★★
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
17/21 ★★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100100% 20
011 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
011 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
Evo.Evo. Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
044 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
088 Aromatic Mist Fairy Status 0000 00——% 20
1212 Fell Stinger Bug Physical 05050 100100% 25
1616 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2020 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
2424 Roost Flying Status 0000 00——% 5
2828 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
3232 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
3636 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
4040 Attack Order Bug Physical 09090 100100% 15
4040 Defend Order Bug Status 0000 00——% 10
4444 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vespiquen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vespiquen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM014Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM015Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM015 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM021Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM045Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM065Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM090Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM091Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM091 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM101Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM105Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM131Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM131 Pollen Puff Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM134Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM148Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM160Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM160 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM162Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM162 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vespiquen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vespiquen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Vespiquen in Generation IX
  • 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 Vespiquen in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vespiquen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vespiquen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 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 Vespiquen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vespiquen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 416.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist: Bug PA.png
Bug
Field move: Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Browser entry R-060
It launches gooey blobs and poisonous needles to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:
(present)
Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(present)
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-193/N-207
It shoots stingers that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush416Body.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 60 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT416.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#555
Shuffle416.png

Stabilize+
Sometimes erases two of the foe's disruptions on the board.


Pokémon GO
GO416.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 149 Base Defense: 190
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bug Bite, Poison Sting, Fury Cutter*, Air Slash*
Charged Attacks: Bug Buzz, Power Gem, X-Scissor, Fell Stinger*
New Pokémon Snap
NPS416.png
Photodex entry #025
Vespiquen gives orders to Combee by releasing various pheromones. It looks almost like an orchestra conductor as it commands them.

Evolution

415Combee.png
Unevolved
Combee
 Bug  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 21
(female)
416Vespiquen.png
First evolution
Vespiquen
 Bug  Flying 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 416.png Spr b 4d 416.png Spr 4p 416.png Spr b 4p 416.png Spr 4p 416.png Spr b 4p 416.png
Spr 4d 416 s.png Spr b 4d 416 s.png Spr 4p 416 s.png Spr b 4d 416 s.png Spr 4p 416 s.png Spr b 4d 416 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 416.png Spr b 5b 416.png Spr 5b 416.png Spr b 5b 416.png
Spr 5b 416 s.png Spr b 5b 416 s.png Spr 5b 416 s.png Spr b 5b 416 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 416.png Spr b 6x 416.png Spr 6x 416.png Spr b 6x 416.png
Spr 6x 416 s.png Spr b 6x 416 s.png Spr 6x 416 s.png Spr b 6x 416 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 416.png Spr b 7s 416.png Spr 7s 416.png Spr b 7s 416.png
Spr 7s 416 s.png Spr b 7s 416 s.png Spr 7s 416 s.png Spr b 7s 416 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 416.png Spr 8s 416 s.png
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 416.png Spr 8a 416 s.png
HOME
HOME416.png HOME416 s.png
416MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Vespiquen images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Vespiquen appears to be based on a combination of queen bees, beehives, and real-world queens.

Name origin

Vespiquen may be a combination of vespa (Latin for wasp) and queen.

Beequen may be a combination of bee and queen.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ビークイン Beequen From bee and queen
France Flag.png French Apireine From apis and reine
Spain Flag.png Spanish Vespiquen Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Honweisel From Honig and Weisel
Italy Flag.png Italian Vespiquen Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비퀸 Beequein Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 蜂女王 Fēngnǚwáng*
蜂后 Fēnghòu*
From fēng and 女王 nǚwáng
From fēng and hòu
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 蜂女王 Fūngnéuihwòhng*
蜂后 Fūnghauh*
From fūng and 女王 néuihwòhng
From fūng and hauh


External links


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