Beedrill (Japanese: スピアー Supiaa) is a Bug/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Beedrill is an insect-like Pokémon with the appearance of a very large wasp. However, unlike a wasp, Beedrill only has four limbs, with the front-most limbs featuring two large, lance-like stingers. A third stinger is located on its rear end. The shiny version of a Beedrill is a light green color with blue eyes instead of red.

A Mega evolved Beedrill's antennae now resemble the letter 'T', and its eyes become longer and sleeker. It gains a third pair of wings with black markings on top. Its stingers now resemble javelins now, and its only 2 legs were also turned into conical stingers with the same pattern as its abdomen. A similar structure joins its head and thorax and its third stinger has turned pale yellow.

Behavior

Beedrill is extremely territorial and will attack anyone who gets too close to their hive. They are aggressive Pokémon and collectively attack the people around them. As seen in "Challenge of the Samurai", they are also concerned with the welfare of their previous forms.


Natural abilities

Beedrill has the ability Swarm, which increases any Bug-type attacks by 1.5 if the user's HP drops below 1/3 its max amount.

Its hidden ability, Sniper, makes critical hits dealt by it stronger.

According to the Pokédex, Beedrill can fly at great speeds and can attack in swarms. Additionally, its three stingers all secrete a toxic poison, with the stinger on its rear being the most venomous.

Mega Beedril's arms secrete fast acting poison, used to immobilize foes, then finishes them off with its long acting poison from its abdomen.

Evolution

Beedrill is the final evolution of Weedle and evolves from Kakuna at level 10. Beedrill gains a Mega Evolution in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Evolve Kakuna None
Yellow Trade None
Gold and Silver Bug-Catching Contest(Gold only)
Bug-Catching Contest, Route 2, Trees
Rare(Gold)
Uncommon(Silver)
Crystal Bug-Catching Contest, Trees Uncommon
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Evolve Kakuna None
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Evolve Kakuna None
Platinum Evolve Kakuna None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Route 2, Bug-Catching Contest, Viridian Forest, Headbutt trees Rare
Black and White Route 12 (Black only) Rare
X and Y Evolve Kakuna None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Evolve Kakuna None
Sun and Moon Trade from Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Alola Route 4 - Island Scan None
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Evolve Kakuna Common
Sword and Shield Trade None


Spin-off game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Channel Viridian Forest
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 2,
Endless Level 19,
Forever Level 51,
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Kakuna
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Apple Woods (8F) (Darkness)
Midnight Forest (B1F-B21F) (Darkness)
Evolve Kakuna
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Vien Forest
Chroma Highlands
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest


Pokédex entries

  • Red and 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Emerald

    A Beedrill is extremely territorial. For safety reasons, no one should ever approach its nest. If angered, they will attack in a swarm.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Let's Go, Pikachu!

    It has three poisonous stingers on its forelegs and its tail. They are used to jab its enemy repeatedly.
    Mega Evolution: 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!

    It has three poisonous stingers on its forelegs and its tail. They are used to jab its enemy repeatedly.
    Mega Evolution: 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.


Stats

Beedrill

Beedrill's Stats
HP
65
Attack
90
Defense
40
Sp. Atk
45
Sp. Def
80
Speed
75
Total
395

Beedrill's Stats
HP
65
Attack
80
Defense
40
Sp. Atk
45
Sp. Def
80
Speed
75
Total
385

Mega Beedrill

Beedrill's Stats
HP
65
Attack
150
Defense
40
Sp. Atk
15
Sp. Def
80
Speed
145
Total
495

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Twineedle 25 100% 20 Bug Physical
1 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
11 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
14 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical
17 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
20 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
23 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
26 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical
29 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status
32 Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical
35 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
38 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
41 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical
44 Fell Stinger 50 100% 25 Bug Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
10 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
13 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
16 Twineedle 25 100% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
19 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical Tough 1 3 ♥
22 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 1 ♥
25 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status Clever 2 0 ♥
28 Pin Missile 14 85% 20 Bug Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
31 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 3 0 ♥
34 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
37 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
40 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
45 Fell Stinger 30 100% 25 Bug Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
10 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
13 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
16 Twineedle 25 100% 20 Bug Physical
19 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical
22 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
25 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status
28 Pin Missile 14 85% 20 Bug Physical
31 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
34 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
37 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
40 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
10 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 2
13 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Cool 0
16 Twineedle 25 100% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
19 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 0
22 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 1
25 Toxic Spikes —% 20 Poison Status Smart 2
28 Pin Missile 14 85% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
31 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 2
34 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Beauty 2
37 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
40 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
10 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
15 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Cool 1 3 ♥
20 Twineedle 25 100% 20 Bug Cool 2 3 ♥
25 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
30 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Smart 2 1 ♥
35 Pin Missile 14 85% 20 Bug Cool 2 1 ♥
40 Agility —% 30 Psychic Cool 3 0 ♥
45 Endeavor 100% 5 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
10 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal
15 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal
20 Twineedle 25 100% 20 Bug
25 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
30 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark
35 Pin Missile 14 85% 20 Bug
40 Agility —% 30 Psychic
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
12 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal
16 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal
20 Twineedle 25 100% 20 Bug
25 Rage 25 100% 20 Normal
30 Pin Missile 14 85% 20 Bug
35 Agility —% 30 Psychic
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Cute 2 0 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special Cute 3 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94XY Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94ORAS Secret Power 10 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM06ORAS Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM76 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Smart 1
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 1
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Cool 0
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM62 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special Beauty 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 20 Bug Physical Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Beauty 2
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Smart 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Cool 4 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Tough 2 1 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 3 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM12 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM03 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM21 Mega Drain 40 100% 10 Grass
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bind —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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Egg Moves

Beedrill learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite USUM 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Drill Run USUM 80 95% 10 Ground Physical
Electroweb USUM 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Status
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Throat Chop USUM 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bug Bite ORAS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
Drill Run ORAS 80 95% 10 Ground Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Electroweb ORAS 55 95% 15 Electric Special Beautiful 2 1 ♥
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Status Tough 2 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Cool 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite B2W2 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Drill Run B2W2 80 95% 10 Ground Physical
Electroweb B2W2 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Status
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Roost B2W2 —% 10 Flying Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind B2W2 —% 30 Flying Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Air Cutter HGSSPt 55 95% 25 Flying Special Cool 3
Bug Bite HGSS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Tough 0
Endure HGSSPt —% 10 Normal Physical Tough 2
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
String Shot HGSS 95% 40 Bug Status Smart 2
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
Tailwind HGSS —% 30 Flying Status Smart 2
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Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Double-Edge  120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Fury Cutter E 10 95% 20 Bug Cool 3 0 ♥
Mimic  —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute  —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Swords Dance FRLGE —% 30 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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Sprites

Mega Evolution Sprites

MBeedrill ORAS.gif
Front
MBeedrill Back ORAS.gif
Back
MBeedrill Shiny ORAS.gif
Front (Shiny)
MBeedrill Back Shiny ORAS.gif
Back (Shiny)

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Casey's Beedrill

Beedrill first appeared at the end of Ash Catches a Pokemon where one flies right by Misty's head, and she freaks out and hurries after Ash. Their first feature episode was Challenge of the Samurai, where a number of Beedrill evolved from Kakuna and took Ash Ketchum's Metapod.

A running gag throughout the course of the series features characters disturbing a Beedrill's hive and then being chased by the swarm of Beedrill.

Ash owned a Beedrill for one episode in The Bug Stops Here. He caught this Pokémon during a Bug-Catching Contest. It was then given to Casey, since she is a fan of yellow-black striped Pokémon. Casey is seen using this Beedrill in the episode Those Darn Electabuzz.

Trivia

  • Originally, Beedrill's name was supposed to have one letter "L", rather than two.
  • Despite being able to fly, Beedrill is not a Flying-type nor does it have the ability Levitate, making it susceptible to Ground-type moves.
  • Beedrill is the only member of its evolution family to be featured in the spin-off crossover game Pokémon Conquest.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Beedrill is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Poké Balls. During this time, it uses the move Take Down.
  • Beedrill can be seen as a parallel to Butterfree. Both of their unevolved stages evolve at the same levels, and have metamorphosis-like evolution.
    • Also, while Beedrill is a version exclusive of Black and Black 2, Butterfree is exclusive to White and White 2.
  • The both share a base stat total of 395.
  • Despite having "bee" in its name, Beedrill more closely resembles a wasp.
  • Mega Beedrill has the highest Attack and Speed base stats of all Poison-type Pokémon. It also has the lowest Special Attack base stat of all Poison-type and Mega Evolved Pokémon, the lowest Defense of all Mega Evolved Pokémon, and the lowest single base stat of any Mega Evolved Pokémon.
  • Mega Beedrill is the only Mega Evolved Pokémon whose base Special Attack is lower than that of its base form.

Origin

Beedrill is based on different types of stinging insects, namely bees, hornets, or wasps. It most resembles the Asian Giant Hornet. It's arms resembles lances or spears (with the latter being it's Japanese name). The lance-like appearance is also more noticeable in it's Mega Evolution. It's Mega Evolution also gains a more mecha-like designs, possibly making it appear like a construction machine given it's yellow, black, and red coloration and the 'drill' part of it's English name.

Etymology

  • English: Beedrill's English name is a combination of the words "Bee" and "Drill".
  • Japanese: Its Japanese name, "Spear", is in reference to its spear-like stingers. By reversing the name without romanization, it is pronounced similar to Apis, the genus for the honey bee.
  • French: "Dardargnan" is a combination of the word "dard" (sting) and the name "D'artagnan" from the famous fencer appearing in Alexandre Dumas' novel The Three Musqueteers.
  • German: "Bibor" comes from "Biene" (bee) and "Bohrer" (drill).

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