|PP||20 (max. 32)|
Twineedle deals damage and will strike twice (with 25 base power each time). It has a 20% chance of poisoning the target. Poison or Steel type Pokémon, those with the ability Immunity or those behind a Substitute cannot be poisoned. Each strike of Twineedle is treated like a separate attack:
- Each strike can get a critical hit independently.
- Abilities that activate on contact (Static, Weak Armor, Iron Barbs etc.) activate for each strike.
- If the Sturdy ability, Focus Sash, or Focus Band activates before the final hit, the subsequent hit will still deal damage and therefore cause the opponent to faint.
- If the first hit breaks a Substitute, the second hit will deal damage to the target Pokémon.
In Generations 1-3, Twineedle ends immediately if any hit breaks a Substitute.
In Generation 1, each hit will always deal the same damage - if the first critical hits, so will the rest.
Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.
|Jabs the foe twice using stingers.|
|Stingers on the forelegs jab the foe twice.|
|FireRed/LeafGreen||The foe is stabbed twice with foreleg stingers. It may poison the foe.|
|The foe is stabbed twice by a pair of stingers. It may also poison the target.|
Black 2/White 2
|The user damages the target twice in succession by jabbing it with two spikes. It may also poison the target.|
|X/Y||The user damages the target twice in succession by jabbing it with two spikes. This may also poison the target.|
Learnt by level up
These Pokémon learn Twineedle at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.
#015 / Bug · Poison
Level 16 Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 1 Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Learnt by breeding
These Pokémon can learn Twineedle as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.
#090 / Water
Water 3 Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Water 3 Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
#168 / Bug · Poison
#451 / Poison · Bug
Bug, Water 3 Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Bug, Water 3 Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
#544 / Bug · Poison
#545 / Bug · Poison