Beedrill were first seen when they were disturbed by the battle between Ash and Samurai. They stole Ash's Metapod and carried it to their nest. Later on, they were disturbed by the noises made by Team Rocket and started chasing after them. One of the Beedrill attacked Ash with Twineedle, who was saved by Metapod. They fell asleep after Butterfree, who had recently evolved, used Sleep Powder on them.