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[[File:Type Bug/Poison.gif|link=Bug/Poison type]]  
Species Cocoon Pokémon
Abilities Shed Skin
None ← 014 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From [[Weedle]]
Evolves Into [[Beedrill]]
(コクーン Kokuun)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Yellow>Yellow</font>
Shape Footprint

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



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.

In the anime

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.


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

Game info


Kakuna Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Route 24(Red only)
Viridian Forest, 25
Yellow Trade None
Gold/Silver Bug-Catching Contest(Gold only)
Ilex Forest, National Park, Route 2, 30, 31, Trees
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

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



Generation I

Main article: Kakuna/Learnset Generation I

Generation II

Main article: Kakuna/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Kakuna/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Kakuna/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Harden - -% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


7 Harden - -% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status 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.




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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