Weedle

Weedle
ビードル
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Butterfree < Weedle > Kakuna
Species
Type
Hairy Bug Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#13
Height
Weight
1' (0.3m)
7.1 lbs. (3.2kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
255
Tier
EV Yield
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Weedle (ビードル) is the 13th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Bug/Poison type, and is known as the Hairy Bug Pokémon.

Weedle uses the Shield Dust Ability, which nullifies the secondary effect of damaging moves used by the opponent. Its Hidden Ability is Run Away, which allows it to always run from a Wild Pokémon battle regardless the Speed stats, unless it is trapped by an opponent's move or Ability.

Weedle gain the opportunity to evolve into Kakuna at level 7, and can evolve a second time into Beedrill at level 10.

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

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Weedle takes on the appearance of a yellow larva with a stinger on its head and tail. Its nose and feet take on a reddish-pink appearance.

Gender Differences

Weedle doesn't have any gender differences.

Game Information

Original Games

Weedle can be found at Viridian Forest and Routes 24 and 25 in Generation I games Red and Blue. Weedle could only be obtained by trading for one in Yellow. Weedle would be available at the Bug Catching Competition in Generation II across all three games. In Silver and Crystal, however, Weedle could also be obtained at the National Park, Ilex Forest, Routes 2, 30, 31, and at the Headbutt Trees.

Weedle would be available at Viridian Forest, Route 25 and Pattern Bush in the Generation III games FireRed and LeafGreen. With LeafGreen Inserted into the Nintendo DS, Weedle could also be obtained at Route 204-South in Diamond and Pearl after the National Pokédex is obtained. In addition to Route 204, in Pokémon Platinum, Weedle can also be found at Eterna Forest with LeafGreen inserted into the DS with the aforementioned stipulation of having the National Pokédex.

Weedle can be obtained at the Bug Catching Contest in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, as well as Routes 2, 30, 31, Ilex Forest, National Park, Viridian Forest, and the Headbutt Trees at Ilex Forest in Soul Silver.

Weedle can be tricky to obtain in Generation V, as it isn't available, so the only way to obtain one is via PokéTransfer or Dream World, or to breed a Kakuna or Beedrill in Pokémon Black and Pokémon Black 2.

Weedle can be found at Santalune Forest in Pokémon and Y, and Route 2 in Pokémon X. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the only way to obtain one is to breed a Kakuna or Beedrill.

Spin-off Games

Weedle appears in Secret Storage 9 & 17, Endless Level 15 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Weedle can be found at Silent Chasm 1F-6F, Mt. Thunder 1F-4F, Joyous Tower 28F-34F and Odity Cave B1-B4 in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. Weedle appears in Apple Woods 4F-9F in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Weedle is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Dubious Forest 1F-6F.

The only Pokémon Ranger game that Weedle appears in is Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia at Vien Forest.

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

Trading Card Game

Weedle appears in the Base, Gym Challenge, Neo Discovery, Skyridge (2), EX FireRed and Leaf Green, EX Delta Species, Great Encounters, Rising Rivals, Unleashed and XY sets. All 11 are listed as Common cards.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

The majority of Weedle's appearances in the Anime are in the wild, including the one that Ash failed to capture in the episode Challenge of the Samurai because he allowed himself to get distracted.

Casey captured a Weedle in the episode The Bug Stops Here.

Movies

A wild Weedle appeared in the Pikachu Short Pikachu's Rescue Adventure, which accounts for Weedle's lone Movie appearance.

Manga

A Weedle owned by Professor Oak was accidentally freed by Red in Chapter 2, which he would successfully recapture.

Green would try to charm another trainer into trading a Butterfree for her Weedle in Chapter 39, but it didn't happen.

Gold keeps a Weedle at home as a pet; a Pokémon that he grew up with. This Weedle makes appearances in Chapters 91-96.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Weedle is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as a first-stage Pokémon.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red Many Viridian Forest, Route 24, Route 25
Blue Few Viridian Forest, Route 24, Route 25
Yellow None Trade
Gold Few Bug Catching Contest
Silver Many National Park, Ilex Forest, Route 2, 30, 31, Headbutt Trees
Crystal Few National Park, Ilex Forest, Route 2, 30, 31, Headbutt Trees
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed/LeafGreen Common Viridian Forest, Route 25, Pattern Bush
Diamond/Pearl 8% Route 204-South (Leaf Green Inserted into DS)
Platinum 8% Route 204 (Leaf Green Inserted into DS)
Platinum 4% Eterna Forest (Leaf Green Inserted into DS)
HeartGold/SoulSilver 20% National Park (Bug Catching Contest)
SoulSilver 11% Route 2 (Morning & Night)
SoulSilver 30% Route 31 (Morning), National Park (Day)
SoulSilver 31% Route 2 (Day)
SoulSilver 35% Route 30 (Day), Route 31 (Day)
SoulSilver 40% Viridian Forest (Morning & Day)
SoulSilver 50% Route 30 (Morning), Ilex Forest (Morning), National Park (Morning)
SoulSilver 60% Ilex Forest (Day)
Black None Breed Kakuna/Beedrill
White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2 None Breed Beedrill
White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X Common Santalune Forest
X Rare Route 2
Y Rare Santalune Forest
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Breed Kakuna
Sun/Moon None Transfer or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Often found in forests, eating leaves. It has a sharp, venomous stinger on its head.
Blue Often found in forests, eating leaves. It has a sharp, venomous stinger on its head.
Yellow Beware of the sharp stinger on its head. It hides in grass and bushes where it eats leaves.
II Gold Its poison stinger is very powerful. Its bright-colored body 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.
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.
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 Its poison stinger is very powerful. Its bright-colored body is intended to warn off its enemies.
SoulSilver It attacks using a two-inch poison barb on its head. It can usually be found under the leaves it eats.
V Black It eats its weight in leaves every day. It fends off attackers with the needle on its head.
White It eats its weight in leaves every day. It fends off attackers with the needle on its head.
Black 2 It eats its weight in leaves every day. It fends off attackers with the needle on its head.
White 2 It eats its weight in leaves every day. It fends off attackers with the needle on its head.
VI X Often found in forests and grasslands. It has a sharp, toxic barb of around two inches on top of its head.
Y Its poison stinger is very powerful. Its bright-colored body is intended to warn off its enemies.
Omega 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).
Alpha 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).

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

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
40
. 190 240 .
Atk
35
67 75 169 185
Def
30
58 65 159 174
Sp. Atk
20
40 45 139 152
Sp. Def
20
40 45 139 152
Speed
50
94 105 199 218

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

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

Via TM/HM

Weedle cannot learn any moves by using a TM or HM.

Via Breeding

Weedle cannot learn any moves by way of breeding.

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
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Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 120 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 100 -- Special.png

Evolution Line

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Level 7
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Level 10

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Trivia

  • Weedle is the counterpart of Caterpie. The next two Generations would feature Bug-Type counterparts, but Generation 4 would not, as Kricketot doesn't have a Bug-Type counterpart.

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Last edited by Squiggle on 26 March 2017 at 21:43
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