ベベノム Bebenomu
Generation VII
Evolutionary line
Type Poison  
Species Poison Pin Pokémon
Abilities Beast Boost
Marshadow ← 803 → Naganadel
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola 261
Evolves from None
Evolves into Naganadel
Weight Height
4.0 lbs. 1.8 kg 2'00" 0.6 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Shape Footprint

Poipole (ベベノム Bebenomu) (codenamed UB Adhesive) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is one of the Ultra Beasts introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.



Poipole is a purple and dark pink alien-like creature with a big head. It has 3 lavender needle-like horns on its head and cyan eyes. Its mouth is small. It has small arms and its neck is extremely skinny. Poipole has stout, short legs with small feet and a very long tail.


Poipole are emotional and one can gain the ability to understand human languages if it lives with humans for a long period.

That Poipole are very curious not knowing about the human world, can be mischievous at times. They greet others by squirting ooze or spinning upside down on their heads.

They can use their ooze to make paintings of Pokémon they like as a sign of friendship or express how they feel.


Poipole evolves into Naganadel when leveled up after learning Dragon Pulse.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Gift from Ultra Recon Squad One

Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Ultra Sun
This Ultra Beast is well enough liked to be chosen as a first partner in its own world.
Ultra Moon
An Ultra Beast that lives in a different world, it cackles wildly as it sprays its opponents with poison from the needles on its head.
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Base Stats
Sp. Atk
Sp. Def



LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Acid 40 100% 30 Poison Special
1 Dragon Pulse 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
1 Peck 35 100% 35 Flying Physical
7 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
13 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
19 Charm 100% 20 Fairy Status
23 Venom Drench 100% 20 Poison Status
31 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
37 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
41 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
47 Fell Stinger 50 100% 25 Bug 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 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
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration —% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return —% 20 Normal Physical
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 80 100% 10 Poison Special
TM42 Facade 80 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest 80 100% 10 Psychic Physical
TM48 Round 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Poipole learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Dragon Pulse USUM 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
Gastro Acid USUM 100% 10 Poison Status
Gunk Shot USUM 120 80% 5 Poison Physical
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back
Poipole PoipoleSMBack
Poipole Shiny USUM ShinyPoipoleSMBack



  • Early leaks for Poipole and its evolution were leaked. An article can be found here.
  • Poipole is the first Ultra Beast to have an evolutionary line.
  • It is stated that, in its "own world", Poipole are used as a common Starter Pokémon.
  • Poipole has the lowest BST of all Ultra Beasts.
  • Poipole is one of the ten Pokémon that evolves upon knowing a move. In this case, it needs to know the move Dragon Pulse.


Poipole may be based off of a stereotypical alien as they are often shown to be one or two shades of color, have oval-shaped eyes with no pupils and a giant head. Its ability to sting and deliver toxic liquids may be a reference to wasps or syringes. Its head also slightly represents a blooming flower bulb, possibly referencing sci-fi plants that are known to shoot acid from their bulbs.


Poipole is a combination of the words poison (referring to its type) and pole (referring to its needle/pole-like shape on its head). Parts of its name also take letters from the word purple (referring to its color).

Its Japanese name, Bebenom is a combination word of the words bebe (a French name for baby) venom (another name for poison used by certain animals like reptiles and insects for most parts, which refers needle/pole-like shape on its head similar to bees and mosquitoes, and its dragonic-lineage which foreshadows its evolved form).