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Type(s)
Type Bug  Type Poison
Species Hairy Bug Pokémon
Abilities Shield Dust
Run Away (DW)
Pokédex
Butterfree ← 013 → Kakuna
Kanto 013 Johto 027
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Central Kalos 026
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Kakuna
Weedle
013
ビードル Biidoru
013Weedle
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
013014015015M
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
7.1 lbs. 3.2 kg 1'00" 0.3 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Yellow Bug
Body Style Footprint
Body14
F013
Cry

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 tail 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.

Special abilities

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

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 are brightly colored so as to warn any 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

Weedle Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Viridian Forest, 25
Route 2, 24(Blue only)
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 Uncommon
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Viridian Forest, Pattern Bush, Route 2, 25 Common
Diamond/Pearl Route 204 Dongle (LeafGreen)
Platinum Eterna Forest, Route 204 Dongle (LeafGreen)
HeartGold/SoulSilver National Park, Bug-Catching Contest, Route 2, 30, 31, Ilex Forest, Headbutt trees, Viridian Forest Common
Black/White Breed Kakuna or Beedrill None
X/Y Santalune Forest Common


Spin-off game locations

Weedle Locations
Game(s) Location
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

Pokédex Entries
Red
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.
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.
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.
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.

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
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.

Leveling
Game Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
D P Pt HG SS 1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Smart 2
D P Pt HG SS 1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status Smart 2
D P Pt HG SS 15 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical 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.

Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Smart 2 3
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug 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.

Leveling Generation 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.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Poison Sting 100 60% 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.

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 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 013 front Y 013 front GR 013 front Redbluebackspr013
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 013 front S 013 front C 013 front Goldsilverbackspr013
Goldsprs013 Silversprs013 Crystalsprs013 Goldsilverbacksprs013
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 013 front E 013 front FRLG 013 front Rubysaphirebackspr013
Rubysaphiresprs013 Emeraldsprs013 Fireredleafgreensprs013 Rubysaphirebacksprs013
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Diamondpearlspr013 Diamondpearlspr013 HGSS 013 front Diamondpearlbackspr013
Diamondpearlsprs013 Diamondpearlsprs013 Heartgsoulssprs013 Diamondpearlbacksprs013
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Weedle BW Weedle BW Back
Shiny Weedle BW Shiny Weedle BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Weedle XY Weedle XY Back Sprite
Weedle XY Shiny Sprite Weedle XY Shiny Back Sprite

Appearances

Anime

Pokemon 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.

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 cannot learn any Normal type moves.
  • Weedle along with Caterpie evolve faster than any Bug type Pokémon.

Names in other languages

  • English: Weedle appears to be based off a caterpillar whilst its name may come from worm and needle or a mispronunciation of weevil.
  • Japanese: ビードル (biidoru in Romaji) came from "bee" and "needle".

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