Beedrill

Beedrill is a Bug/Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Poison Bee Pokémon.

Beedrill has a Mega Evolution, available from Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 015
Type Bug Poison
Species Poison Bee Pokémon
Height 1.0 m (3′03″)
Weight 29.5 kg (65.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Swarm
Sniper (hidden ability)
Local № 015 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
029 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
015 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
029 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
028 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
015 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack, 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 178
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 45
85 207
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 75
139 273
Total 395 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Beedrill.

Pokédex data

National № 015
Type Bug Poison
Species Poison Bee Pokémon
Height 1.4 m (4′07″)
Weight 40.5 kg (89.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Adaptability
Local № 015 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
029 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
015 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
029 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
028 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
015 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack, 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 223
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 150
274 438
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 15
31 141
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 145
265 427
Total 495 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Beedrill.

Evolution chart

#013
Weedle
Bug · Poison
(Level 7)
#014
Kakuna
Bug · Poison
(Level 10)

Beedrill changes

Pokédex entries

Beedrill

Red
Blue
Flies at high speed and attacks using its large venomous stingers on its forelegs and tail.
Yellow It has 3 poisonous stingers on its forelegs and its tail. They are used to jab its enemy repeatedly.
Gold It can take down any opponent with its powerful poison stingers. It sometimes attacks in swarms.
Silver It has three poison barbs. The barb on its tail secretes the most powerful poison.
Crystal It uses sharp, poisonous stings to defeat prey, then takes the victim back to its nest for food.
Ruby
Sapphire
BEEDRILL is extremely territorial. No one should ever approach its nest - this is for their own safety. If angered, they will attack in a furious swarm.
FireRed May appear in a swarm. Flies at violent speeds, all the while stabbing with the toxic stinger on its rear.
LeafGreen It flies at high speed and attacks using the large venomous stingers on its forelegs and tail.
Emerald A BEEDRILL is extremely territorial. For safety reasons, no one should ever approach its nest. If angered, they will attack in a swarm.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Its best attack involves flying around at high speed, striking with poison needles, then flying off.
HeartGold It can take down any opponent with its powerful poison stingers. It sometimes attacks in swarms.
SoulSilver It has three poison barbs. The barb on its tail secretes the most powerful poison.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Its best attack involves flying around at high speed, striking with poison needles, then flying off.
X It has three poisonous stingers on its forelegs and its tail. They are used to jab its enemy repeatedly.
Y May appear in a swarm. Flies at violent speeds, all the while stabbing with the toxic stinger on its rear.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Beedrill is extremely territorial. No one should ever approach its nest—this is for their own safety. If angered, they will attack in a furious swarm.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
It has three poisonous stingers on its forelegs and its tail. They are used to jab its enemy repeatedly.

Mega Beedrill

Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Its legs have become poison stingers. It stabs its prey repeatedly with the stingers on its limbs, dealing the final blow with the stinger on its rear.

Moves learned by Beedrill

Moves learnt by level up

Beedrill learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1PeckFlying 35 100
1TwineedleBug 25 100
13RageNormal 20 100
16Fury AttackNormal 15 85
19Focus EnergyNormal
22Poison JabPoison 80 100
25AgilityPsychic
28Pin MissileBug 25 95
31OutrageDragon 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Beedrill learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
TwineedleBug 25 100

Moves learnt by TM

Beedrill is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Moves learnt by level up

Beedrill learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fury AttackNormal 15 85
1TwineedleBug 25 100
11Fury AttackNormal 15 85
14RageNormal 20 100
17PursuitDark 40 100
20Focus EnergyNormal
23VenoshockPoison 65 100
26AssuranceDark 60 100
29Toxic SpikesPoison
32Pin MissileBug 25 95
35Poison JabPoison 80 100
38AgilityPsychic
41EndeavorNormal 100
44Fell StingerBug 50 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Beedrill learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
TwineedleBug 25 100

Egg moves

Beedrill does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Beedrill can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
DefogFlying
Drill RunGround 80 95
ElectrowebElectric 55 95
EndeavorNormal 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Knock OffDark 65 100
Laser FocusNormal
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying
Throat ChopDark 80 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Beedrill. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Bug BiteBug 60 100 Level up
HardenNormal Level up
Poison StingPoison 15 100 Level up
String ShotBug 95 Level up
Iron DefenseSteel Move tutor
HardenNormal Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

Beedrill is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Beedrill can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Mega DrainGrass 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Sweet ScentNormal Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Silver WindBug 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Beedrill sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Beedrill  sprite from Red & Blue Beedrill  sprite from Silver Beedrill  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Beedrill  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Beedrill  sprite from Black & White Beedrill  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Beedrill Shiny sprite from Silver Beedrill Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Beedrill Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Beedrill Shiny sprite from Black & White Beedrill Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Beedrill

Red
Blue
Evolve Weedle/Kakuna
Yellow Trade/migrate from another game
Gold National Park
Silver Route 2, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, Azalea Town, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage, National Park
Crystal Ilex Forest, National Park
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Weedle/Kakuna
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Weedle/Kakuna
HeartGold National Park
SoulSilver Route 2, 47, Ilex Forest, National Park, Viridian Forest
Black Route 12
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Weedle/Kakuna
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 4
Let's Go Pikachu Evolve Weedle/Kakuna
Let's Go Eevee Viridian Forest

Other languages

English Beedrill
Japanese スピアー (Spear)
German Bibor
French Dardargnan

Name origin

bee
a species of flying insect
drill
pointed tool