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Weedle (Japanese: ビードル Biidoru) is a Bug/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Weedle is a small, insect-like Pokémon appearing as a brown caterpillar with large stingers on both its rear and head. Across Weedle's underside are small, pink nubs which it uses to move. On its head, Weedle has two beady, black eyes above a large, pink nose.

Natural abilities

Weedle has the ability Shield Dust, which will block any side effect caused by an opposing attack.

Weedle's sense of smell is excellent. With its large red nose, it can sniff out the leaves it likes best.

Weedle has a large stinger on its head. This stinger, according to the Pokédex, measures around two inches and is very toxic. Furthermore, the Pokédex states that Weedle is brightly colored, so as to ward off any and all potential predators.

Evolution

Weedle evolves into Kakuna once it reaches level 7, which can then further evolve at level 10 into Beedrill.

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Viridian Forest, 25
Route 2, 24(Blue only)
Common(Red)
Uncommon(Blue)
Yellow Trade None
Gold and Silver Bug-Catching Contest(Gold only)
Ilex Forest, National Park, Route 2, 30, 31, Trees
Uncommon(Gold)
Common(Silver)
Crystal Ilex Forest, National Park, Route 2, 30, 31 Uncommon
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Viridian Forest, Pattern Bush, Route 2, 25 Common
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Route 204 Dongle (LeafGreen)
Platinum Eterna Forest, Route 204 Dongle (LeafGreen)
HeartGold and SoulSilver National Park, Bug-Catching Contest, Route 2, 30, 31, Ilex Forest, Headbutt trees, Viridian Forest Common
Black and White Breed Kakuna or Beedrill (Black only)
Poké Transfer or Dream World (White only)
None
Black 2 and White 2 Breed Beedrill (Black 2 only)
Trade (White 2 only)
None
X and Y Santalune Forest Common
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Breed Kakuna or Beedrill None
Sun and Moon Trade from Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Breed Beedrill None
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Route 2, Viridian Forest Common
Sword and Shield Trade None


Spin-off game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 9, 17, Endless Level 15, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Silent Chasm (1-6F), Mt. Thunder (1-4F), Joyous Tower (28-34F), Oddity Cave (1-4BF)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Apple Woods (4-9F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Vien Forest
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone


Pokédex entries

  • Red and 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Let's Go Pikachu

    Beware of the sharp stinger on its head. It hides in grass and bushes where it eats leaves.

  • Let's Go Eevee

    Beware of the sharp stinger on its head. It hides in grass and bushes where it eats leaves.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
40
Attack
35
Defense
30
Sp. Atk
20
Sp. Def
20
Speed
50
Total
195

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status
9 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Type Clever 2 3 ♥
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status Type Clever 2 3 ♥
15 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
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 V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status
15 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 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.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Type Smart 2
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status Type Smart 2
15 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Tough 0
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 III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Type Smart 2 3 ♥
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Type Smart 2 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.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug
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 I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

Weedle learns no moves via TM/HM.

Egg moves

Weedle learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite USUM 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Electroweb USUM 55 95% 15 Electric 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bug Bite ORAS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Electroweb ORAS 55 95% 15 Electric Special Type Beautiful 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite B2W2 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Electroweb B2W2 55 95% 15 Electric 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.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Bug Bite HGSS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Tough 0
String Shot HGSS 95% 40 Bug Status Type Smart 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.

Sprites


Appearances

Anime

Goh Weedle

Goh's Weedle.

Weedle first appeared in the episode Challenge of the Samurai, where Ash Ketchum attempted to catch one in the Viridian Forest. Ash was preparing to throw a Poké Ball at this particular Weedle when a trainer distracted him, allowing the Pokémon to escape.

Goh owns a Weedle that he caught in Working My Way Back to Mew!.

Manga

Green owns a Weedle, and once offered it to Red in exchange for his Butterfree.

Trivia

  • Despite its species being the Hairy Bug Pokémon, it lacks hair.
  • Weedle is the only Pokémon that can't learn any Normal-type moves.
  • Weedle, along with Caterpie and Wurmple take the least amount of levels to evolve, with 7.
  • Weedle, along with Magikarp and Wobbuffet are some of the few Pokémon that cannot learn any moves via TM/HM.
  • Weedle's coloration in the Generation II games is what its shiny looks like today.

Origin

Weedle appears to be based on the larvae of a wasp or hornet. Its red nose and legs resemble spots that appear on the larvae of some species of wasp or hornet.

Etymology

Weedle may come from worm, wee, and needle or a mispronunciation of weevil.

Biidoru is a combination of ビー (bee) and ニードル nīdoru (needle).

Names in other languages

  • Turkish: Sevimlisolucan means "cute worm".

Gallery

See also

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