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.
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.
In the anime
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.
In the manga
|Red/Blue|| Viridian Forest, 25|
Route 2, 24(Blue only)
|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||Uncommon|
|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|
Spin-off game locations
|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|
- Main article: Weedle/Learnset Generation I
- Main article: Weedle/Learnset Generation II
- Main article: Weedle/Learnset Generation III
- Main article: Weedle/Learnset Generation IV
|Leveling Generation VI|
|1||Poison Sting||15||100%||35||[[Move#Physical||Physical ]]|
|1||String Shot||—||95%||40||[[Move#Status||Status ]]|
|15||Bug Bite||60||100%||20||[[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.
- 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".
- Despite its species being the Hairy Bug Pokémon, it lacks hair.
- Prior to Generation V, Weedle was the only yellow -type.
- Weedle is the only Pokémon that cannot learn any Normal type moves.
- Weedle along with Caterpie evolve faster than any bug type Pokémon.
- Pokémon.com Pokédex
- Serebii.net Pokédex data
- Legendary Pokémon data
- The Pokémon Database
- Pokémon Dream Pokédex data
- Psypokes Psydex data