Beedrill

Beedrill
スピアー
15Beedrill.png
Kakuna < Beedrill > Mega Beedrill
Species
Type
Poison Bee Pokémon
Bug.gif Poison.gif
Number
Ability
#15
Height
Weight
3'03" (1m)
65 lbs. (29.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Beedrill (スピアー) is the 15th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Bug/Poison type, and is known as the Poison Bee Pokémon.

Beedrill uses the Swarm Ability, which increases the power of its Bug-Type attacks by 50% when its HP falls below one-third of its maximum. Its Hidden Ability is Sniper, whcich increases the power boost of Critical Hits from 50% to 100%; this Ability would triple the power of Critical Hits instead of doubling their power in Generations 3 through 5.

Weedle can evolve into Kakuna at Level 7 and can evolve into Beedrill at Level 10. Starting in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, a Beedrill holding a Beedrillite can Mega Evolve into Mega Beedrill.

Beedrill is in the Bug Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 3,840 Steps to hatch. It takes Beedrill One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

As its name implies, Beedrill takes on the form of a bee. It has three stingers: one on its tail and two on its forelegs.

Gender Differences

Beedrill doesn't have any gender differences.

Game Information

Original Games

Beedrill could only be obtained by evolution in Generation I games Red and Blue. Beedrill could only be obtained by trading for one-or one of its pre evolved forms-in Yellow. Beedrill would be available at the Bug Catching Competition in Generation II across all three games. In Silver and Crystal, however, Beedrill could also be obtained at Route 2 and at the Headbutt Trees.

Throughout the Generation III games, along with Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, the only way to obtain a Beedrill is to evolve. Beedrill can be obtained at the Bug Catching Contest in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, as well as Route 2 and the Headbutt Trees at Ilex Forest in Soul Silver.

Beedrill can be found at Route 12 in Pokémon Black. In Black 2, Beedrill inhabit a Hidden Grotto inside Pinwheel Forest. Obtaining a Beedrill in White and White 2 requires trading for one.

Beedrill can only be obtained by evolving a Kakuna in Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Spin-off Games

Beedrill is one of the Shadow Pokémon in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. Snag it from Cipher Peon Lok at the Cipher Key Lair to obtain it.

Beedrill appears at Endless Levels 2, 19 & 51 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

The only way to obtain a Beedrill is to evolve a Kakuna in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games and Explorers of Time. In Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Beedrill can be found at Apple Woods 8F and Midnight Forest B1-B21, which is known as Dark Night Forest in Explorers of Sky using the same floor range. Beedrill is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Cheerful Meadow 7F-11F.

Beedrill can be found at Lila Forest in Pokémon Ranger. Beedrill appear at Vien Forest and Chroma Highlands in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, but Beedrill doesn't appear in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs.

Beedrill can be found at Misty Edgewater Forest 2-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Beedrill appear at Pupa Nation and Viperia in Pokémon Conquest.

Trading Card Game

Beedrill appears in 14 different sets and the 9th Movie Halfdeck. The Beedrill from the VS (2) and Arceus sets are listed as Common Cards. Beedrill is listed as a Rare Card in the Base, Gym Challenge, Neo Discovery, Skyridge, EX FireRed and Leaf Green, EX Delta Species, Great Encounters, Rising Rivals, Unleashed, Plasma Freeze and XY sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Like its pre-evolved forms Weedle and Kakuna, the majority of Beedrill's Anime appearances are as Wild Kakuna, including its cameo debut at the end of the episode Ash Catches a Pokémon, and its featured debut in the episode Challenge of the Samurai. Despite this, it has appeared as the Pokémon of another Trainer from time to time.

Jeanette utilized a Beedrill that put up a good fight against Ash's Bulbasaur in the episode The Fourth Round Rumble before losing. Ash would also capture a Beedrill in the episode The Bug Stops Here, which won the Bug-Catching Contest, only to give the Beedrill to Casey, who would later use the same Beedrill in the Special episode Those Darn Electabuzz!

Movies

Wild Beedrill were featured in the Pikachu short Pikachu's Vacation, and in the films Heroes: Latios & Latias and Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

Manga

A swarm of wild Beedrill would be disturbed by Red on Route 11 in Chapter 12 because Red crashed the bike that he was riding, launching his Bulbasaur into a tree. Red, Bulbasaur and Pikachu would flee the area, but not without getting stung a number of times.

Giovanni captured a Beedrill in the Viridian Forest that he would use in Chapters 37, 38, 88, 89, 282 & 283.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Beedrill finds itself in the Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling. While its Attack, Special Defense and Speed are relatively average, a weakness to Stealth Rock and a low Defense severely hinder its potential. But its best use is utilizing Toxic Spikes as an entry hazard and Knock Off for removing hold items, especially Eviolite, which isn't uncommon to see in this Tier.

Priority moves from a strong attacker will dispose of Beedrill in a hurry, as will Fire, Rock, and Steel-Type Pokémon.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue None Evolve Kakuna
Yellow None Trade
Gold Rare Bug Catching Contest
Silver/Crystal Rare Bug Catching Competition, Route 2, Headbutt Trees: Forest Areas
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed/LeafGreen None Evolve Kakuna
XD: Gale of Darkness Only One Cipher Key Lair (Snag from Cipher Peon Lok)
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Kakuna)
HeartGold/SoulSilver 5% National Park (Bug Catching Contest)
SoulSilver 4% Route 2 (Night)
SoulSilver 10% Route 2 (Morning), Viridian Forest (Morning)
Black 5% Route 12 (Shaking Spots)
White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2 Unknown% Pinwheel Forest: Inside (Hidden Grotto)
White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y None Evolve Kakuna
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Evolve Kakuna
Sun/Moon None Transfer or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Flies at high speed and attacks using its large venomous stingers on its forelegs and tail.
Blue Flies at high speed and attacks using its large venomous stingers on its forelegs and tail.
Yellow It has 3 poisonous stingers on its forelegs and its tail. They are used to jab its enemy repeatedly.
II 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.
III 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 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.
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 stiners on its forelegs and tail.
IV Diamond Its best attack involves flying around at high speed, striking with poison needles, then flying off.
Pearl Its best attack involves flying around at high speed, striking with poison needles, then flying off.
Platinum Its best attack involves flying around at high speed, striking with poison needles, then flying off.
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.
V Black Its best attack involves flying around at high speed, striking with poison needles, then flying off.
White Its best attack involves flying around at high speed, striking with poison needles, then flying off.
Black 2 Its best attack involves flying around at high speed, striking with poison needles, then flying off.
White 2 Its best attack involves flying around at high speed, striking with poison needles, then flying off.
VI 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 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.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Generations I-V

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
65
. 240 334 .
Atk
80
148 165 259 284
Def
40
76 85 179 196
Sp. Atk
45
85 95 189 207
Sp. Def
80
148 165 259 284
Speed
75
139 155 249 273

Generation VI

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
65
. 240 334 .
Atk
90
166 185 279 306
Def
40
76 85 179 196
Sp. Atk
45
85 95 189 207
Sp. Def
80
148 165 259 284
Speed
75
139 155 249 273

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Evolve Twineedle Bug.gif 25 100 Physical.png
Start Fury Attack Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
11 Fury Attack Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
14 Rage Normal.gif 20 100 Physical.png
17 Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
20 Focus Energy Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
23 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
26 Assurance Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
29 Toxic Spikes Poison.gif -- -- Other.png
32 Pin Missile Bug.gif 25 95 Physical.png
35 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
38 Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
41 Endeavor Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
44 Fell Stinger Bug.gif 50 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM09 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM19 Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM54 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM59 Brutal Swing Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Other.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Beedrill cannot learn any moves by way of breeding.

Pre-Evolution Exclusive Moves

Weedle

Via Level-Up
Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Poison Sting Poison.gif 15 100 Physical.png
Start String Shot Bug.gif -- 95 Other.png
9 Bug Bite Bug.gif 60 100 Physical.png

Kakuna

Via Level-Up
Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Harden Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 160*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 160*/100* -- Physical.png Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 190 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 120 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 120 -- Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 120 -- Special.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 120 -- Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 100 -- Special.png

Evolution Line

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Level 7
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Level 10
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Beedrill

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Ghost.gif
Ground.gif
Poison.gif
Rock.gif
Steel.gif
Bug.gif
Fairy.gif
Fighting.gif
Grass.gif
Poison.gif
Fire.gif
Flying.gif
Psychic.gif
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