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.
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.
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.
Beedrill doesn't have any gender differences.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
- For learnsets from previous generations, see here
Beedrill cannot learn any moves by way of breeding.
Pre-Evolution Exclusive Moves
Transfer Only Z-Moves
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