Kakuna

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

Pokédex data

National № 014
Type Bug Poison
Species Cocoon Pokémon
Height 2′00″ (0.6 m)
Weight 22.0 lbs (10.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Shed Skin
Local № 014 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
028 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
014 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
028 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
027 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
014 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 72
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 25
49 163
Defense 50
94 218
Sp. Atk 25
49 163
Sp. Def 25
49 163
Speed 35
67 185
Total 205 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 Kakuna.

Evolution chart

(Level 7) (Level 10)

Kakuna changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Almost incapable of moving, this POKéMON can only harden its shell to protect itself from predators.
Yellow Able to move only slightly. When endangered, it may stick out its stinger and poison its enemy.
Gold Although it is a cocoon, it can move a little. It can extend its poison barb if it is attacked.
Silver From this form, it will grow into an adult. As its body becomes softer, the external shell hardens.
Crystal Nearly incapable of movement, it leans against stout trees while waiting for its evolution.
Ruby
Sapphire
KAKUNA remains virtually immobile as it clings to a tree. However, on the inside, it is extremely busy as it prepares for its coming evolution. This is evident from how hot the shell becomes to the touch.
FireRed This POKéMON is in a temporary stage while making its body. It is almost completely unable to move on its own.
LeafGreen Almost incapable of moving, this POKéMON can only harden its shell to protect itself when it is in danger.
Emerald It remains virtually immobile while it clings to a tree. However, on the inside, it busily prepares for evolution. This is evident from how hot its shell becomes.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.
HeartGold Although it is a cocoon, it can move a little. It can extend its poison barb if it is attacked.
SoulSilver From this form, it will grow into an adult. As its body becomes softer, the external shell hardens.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.
X Almost incapable of moving, this Pokémon can only harden its shell to protect itself when it is in danger.
Y While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Kakuna remains virtually immobile as it clings to a tree. However, on the inside, it is extremely busy as it prepares for its coming evolution. This is evident from how hot the shell becomes to the touch.

Moves learned by Kakuna

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormal

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
HardenNormal

Egg moves

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

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
ElectrowebElectric 55 95
Iron DefenseSteel

Pre-evolution moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Bug BiteBug 60 100 Level up
Poison StingPoison 15 100 Level up
String ShotBug 95 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Kakuna does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormal

Moves learnt on evolution

Kakuna 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.
HardenNormal

Moves learnt by TM

Kakuna does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Kakuna sprites

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

Where to find Kakuna

Red Route 24, 25, Viridian Forest
Blue Route 25, Viridian Forest
Yellow Trade/migrate from another game
Gold National Park
Silver Route 2, 26, 27, 30, 31, 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
Route 24, 25, Pattern Bush, Viridian Forest
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Eterna Forest
HeartGold National Park
SoulSilver Route 2, 30, 31, 47, Ilex Forest, National Park, Viridian Forest
Black Route 12
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X Santalune Forest
Y Evolve Weedle
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Safari Zone
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Weedle
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Viridian Forest

Other languages

English Kakuna
Japanese コクーン (Cocoon)
German Kokuna
French Coconfort

Name origin

cocoon
a pupal casing made by some insects