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Type(s)
Type Bug  Type Poison
Species Cocoon Pokémon
Abilities Shed Skin
Pokédex
Weedle ← 014 → Beedrill
Kanto 014 Johto 028
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Central Kalos 027
Evolves From Weedle
Evolves Into Beedrill
Kakuna
014
コクーン Kokuun
014Kakuna
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
013014015015M
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
22.0 lbs. 10.0 kg 2'00" 0.6 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Yellow Bug
Body Style Footprint
Body02
F014
Cry

Kakuna (Japanese: コクーン Kokuun) is a Bug/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Kakuna is an insect-like Pokémon with an appearance similar to that of a yellow chrysalis. As a chrysalis, the interior of Kakuna's very hard shell is unseen, with no limbs or other features being shown. Only Kakuna's eyes, jet black in color, are visible from the shell, which are somewhat large in proportion to its body. In Pokémon Red and Blue Versions, Kakuna had arm-like limbs, which were never seen afterwards.

Special abilities

All Kakuna have the ability Shed Skin, which allows for a 1/3 chance that a status effect will be dropped each turn.

As Kakuna are inside of a shell, they have little or no movement and almost no offensive capabilities. As a defensive measure, they can harden their shells against an attacker and may even be able to use Poison Sting.

Evolution

Kakuna evolves from Weedle as of level 7 and evolves into Beedrill at level 10.

Game info

Locations

Kakuna Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Route 24(Red only)
Viridian Forest, 25
Common(Red)
Uncommon(Blue)
Yellow Trade None
Gold/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 Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Viridian Forest, Pattern Bush, Route 24, 25 Common
Diamond/Pearl Eterna Forest Dongle (LeafGreen)
Platinum Eterna Forest Dongle (LeafGreen)
HeartGold/SoulSilver National Park, Bug-Catching Contest, Route 2, 30, 31, Ilex Forest, Headbutt trees, Viridian Forest Common
Black/White Route 12 (Black only) Rare
X/Y Santalune Forest Unknown


Spin-off game locations

Kakuna Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Snap Tunnel
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 5, 15, Endless Level 14, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Joyous Tower (9-13F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Apple Woods (8-12F)
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Almost incapable of moving, this Pokémon can only harden its shell to protect itself from predators.
Yellow
Able to move only slightly. When endangered, it may stick out its stinger and poison its enemy.
Gold
Although it is a cocoon, it can move a little. It can extend its poison barb if it is attacked.
Silver
From this form, it will grow into an adult. As its body becomes softer, the external shell hardens.
Crystal
Nearly incapable of movement, it leans against stout trees while waiting for its evolution.
Ruby
Kakuna remains virtually immobile as it clings to a tree. However, on the inside, it is extremely busy as it prepares for its coming evolution. This is evident from how hot the shell becomes to the touch.
Sapphire
Kakuna remains virtually immobile as it clings to a tree. However, on the inside, it is extremely busy as it prepares for its coming evolution. This is evident from how hot the shell becomes to the touch.
Emerald
It remains virtually immobile while it clings to a tree. However, on the inside, it busily prepares for evolution. This is evident from how hot its shell becomes.
FireRed
This Pokémon is in a temporary stage while making its body. It is almost completely unable to move on its own.
LeafGreen
Almost incapable of moving, this Pokémon can only harden its shell to protect itself when it is in danger.
Diamond
While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.
Pearl
While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.
Platinum
While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.
HeartGold
Although it is a cocoon, it can move a little. It can extend its poison barb if it is attacked.
SoulSilver
From this form, it will grow into an adult. As its body becomes softer, the external shell hardens.
Black
While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.
White
While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.
Black 2
While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.
White 2
While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.
X
Almost incapable of moving, this Pokémon can only harden its shell to protect itself when it is in danger.
Y
While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.
Omega Ruby
Kakuna remains virtually immobile as it clings to a tree. However, on the inside, it is extremely busy as it prepares for its coming evolution. This is evident from how hot the shell becomes to the touch.
Alpha Sapphire
Kakuna remains virtually immobile as it clings to a tree. However, on the inside, it is extremely busy as it prepares for its coming evolution. This is evident from how hot the shell becomes to the touch.


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status


7 Harden —% 30 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.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status


7 Harden —% 30 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.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Cat. Appeal
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status


7 Harden —% 30 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.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Harden —% 30 Normal


7 Harden —% 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.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Harden —% 30 Normal


7 Harden —% 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.

Leveling Generation I
Game Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Harden —% 30 Normal


7 Harden —% 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.

Tutoring

Tutor
Game Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
D P Pt HG SS Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Tough 0
D P Pt HG SS Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status Tough 2
D P Pt HG SS String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status 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

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 014 front Y 014 front GR 014 front Kakuna(GenI)Back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 014 front S 014 front C 014 front Kakuna(GenII)Back
Kakuna(G)ShinySprite Kakuna(S)ShinySprite Kakuna(C)ShinySprite Kakuna(GenII)BackShiny
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 014 front E 014 front FRLG 014 front Kakuna(GenIII)Back
Kakuna(RS)ShinySprite Kakuna(E)ShinySprite Kakuna(FrLg)ShinySprite Kakuna(GenIII)ShinyBack
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Kakuna(DPPt)Sprite Kakuna(DPPt)Sprite HGSS 014 front Kakuna(GenIV)Back
Kakuna(DPPt)ShinySprite Kakuna(DPPt)ShinySprite Kakuna(HGSS)ShinySprite Kakuna(GenIV)ShinyBack
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Kakuna BW Kakuna BW Back
Shiny Kakuna BW Shiny Kakuna BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Kakuna XY Kakuna XY Back Sprite
Kakuna XY Shiny Sprite Kakuna XY Shiny Back Sprite

Appearances

Anime

Kakuna

Kakuna first appeared in the anime series in the episode Challenge of the Samurai, where they were being protected by their evolved form, Beedrill.

Kakuna have made various minor appearances throughout the series in a similar fashion to that of their debut appearance.Though many of them seen evolving into Beedrill.

Trivia

  • Kakuna, Metapod, Silcoon, and Cascoon are all known as the Cocoon Pokémon.
    • Consistently all of them can only use Harden when caught in wild.
  • Despite its mouth not being outside, it can still learn Bug Bite via the Move Tutor in Pokémon Platinum.
  • Kokoon was the original prototype name for Kakuna.
  • Kakuna seems to have a shape that resembles a necktie under its head.

Etymology

Kakuna's English and Japanese names are based on the word "cocoon", though the English name is more of a distorted version of the word. This applies for the species of Kakuna being a cocoon.

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