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[[File:Type Bug/Poison.gif|link=Bug/Poison type]]  
Species Hairy Bug Pokémon
Abilities Shield Dust
Run Away (Dream World)
None ← 013 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Kakuna]]
ビードル Biidoru'
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Yellow>Yellow</font>
Shape Footprint

Weedle is a Bug/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.


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.

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

Green owns a Weedle, and once offered it to Red in exchange for his Butterfree.


Weedle evolves into Kakuna once it reaches level 7, which can then further evolve at level 10 into Beedrill.

Game info


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Viridian Forest, 25
Route 2, 24(Blue only)
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 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

Spin-off game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
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



Generation I

Main article: Weedle/Learnset Generation I

Generation II

Main article: Weedle/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Weedle/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Weedle/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 String Shot 95% 40 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Status Status


15 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[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.


Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
File:Redbluespr013.png File:Yellowspr013.gif File:Greenspr013.png File:Redbluebackspr013.png
Gold Silver Crystal Back
File:Goldspr013.gif File:Silverspr013.gif File:Crystalspr013.gif File:Goldsilverbackspr013.png
File:Goldsprs013.png File:Silversprs013.png File:Crystalsprs013.gif File:Goldsilverbacksprs013.png
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
File:Rubysaphirespr013.gif File:Emeraldspr013.gif File:Fireredleafgreenspr013.png Rubysaphirebackspr013
Rubysaphiresprs013 Emeraldsprs013 Fireredleafgreensprs013 Rubysaphirebacksprs013
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
File:Diamondpearlspr013.png File:Diamondpearlspr013.png File:Heartgsoulsspr013.png 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


  • 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 brown Bug-type.
  • Weedle is the only Pokémon that cannot learn any Normal type moves.


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