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[[File:Type Bug/Poison.gif|link=Bug/Poison type]]  
Species Poison Bee Pokémon
Abilities Swarm
Sniper (Dream World)
None ← 015 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Kakuna]]
Evolves into None
(スピアー Subiaa)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Yellow>Yellow</font>
Shape Footprint

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


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, spear-like stingers. A third stinger is located on its tail end. The shiny version of a Beedrill is a light green color with blue eyes instead of red.

Special 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.

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 tail being the most venomous.

In the anime

File:Casey Beedrill.JPG

Beedrill debuted in the episode 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.


Beedrill is the final evolution of Weedle and evolves from Kakuna at level 10.

Game info


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Evolve Kakuna None
Yellow Trade None
Gold/Silver Bug-Catching Contest(Gold only)
Bug-Catching Contest, Route 2, Trees
Crystal Bug-Catching Contest, Trees Uncommon
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Evolve Kakuna None
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Kakuna None
Platinum Evolve Kakuna None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 2, Bug-Catching Contest, Viridian Forest, Headbutt trees Rare
Black/White Route 12 (Black only) Rare

Spin-off game 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



Generation I

Main article: Beedrill/Learnset Generation I

Generation II

Main article: Beedrill/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Beedrill/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Beedrill/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


10 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


13 Focus Energy - -% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


16 Twineedle 25 100% 20 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Physical Physical


19 Rage 20 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


22 Pursuit 40 100% 20 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


25 Toxic Spikes - -% 20 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Status Status


28 Pin Missile 14 85% 20 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Physical Physical


31 Agility - -% 30 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Status Status


34 Assurance 50 100% 10 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


37 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Physical Physical


40 Endeavor - 100% 5 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical 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.


Beedrill appears to be based on a bee or wasp.

Name origins

  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Originally, Beedrill's name was supposed to have one letter "L", rather than two.
  • Despite not being affected by sleeping moves in the anime, Beedrill does not have the ability Soundproof.
  • 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.


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