Twineedle (move)

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Twineedle
ダブルニードル Double Needle
Twineedle V.png
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Type  Bug
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  25
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Twineedle (Japanese: ダブルニードル Double Needle) is a damage-dealing Bug-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature move of Beedrill.

Effect

Generation I

Twineedle inflicts damage, hitting the target twice per use. The second strike has a 20% chance of poisoning the target, unless the target is Poison-type. Although only the first strike can be a critical hit, the second one will deal the same amount of damage.

Twineedle will end immediately if the first strike breaks a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the second strike of this move.

Generation II

Each strike now does damage independently, and either of them can be a critical hit.

Twineedle can poison Poison- and Steel-type Pokémon.

Twineedle will now hit again if the first strike breaks a substitute. If the first strike breaks a substitute, the second strike can poison the target.

If the user is holding a King's Rock, the final strike has a chance to cause the target to flinch.

Generation III

Twineedle can no longer poison Poison- or Steel-type Pokémon.

Twineedle is no longer able to cause the target to flinch if the user is holding a King's Rock.

Generation IV

Both of Twineedle's strikes now have an independent 20% chance of poisoning the target.

Generation V onwards

If the first strike activates the target's Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy, the second one will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate again to prevent fainting, but this chance is independent of the previous one.

If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.

If the user is holding a King's Rock or Razor Fang, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the target to flinch.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 An attack that strikes twice. The target may occasionally become poisoned.
GSC Jabs the foe twice using stingers.
RSE Stingers on the forelegs jab the foe twice.
Colo.XD Foreleg stingers jab twice and may poison.
FRLG The foe is stabbed twice with foreleg stingers. It may poison the foe.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is stabbed twice by a pair of stingers. It may also poison the target.
BWB2W2 The user damages the target twice in succession by jabbing it with two spikes. It may also poison the target.
XYORAS
SM
The user damages the target twice in succession by jabbing it with two spikes. This may also poison the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 20 20 20 16 16 16 1, Evo.
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
090 Shellder Shellder
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
543 Venipede Venipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
★★
Power = 26 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Hits twice and has a 20% chance of poisoning each target with each hit.
Used by : Beedrill

Description

Games Description
MDRB Hits the target twice, even at a distance. It may also leave the target poisoned, damaging it over several turns.
Conq. The enemy is stabbed twice by a pair of stingers. It may also poison the target.

In the anime

Jeanette Beedrill Twineedle 2.png Beedrill Twineedle.png Casey Beedrill Twineedle.png Cremini Town Beedrill.png
Jeanette's Beedrill Wild Beedrill Casey's Beedrill Beedrill
The foe is stabbed twice by a pair of stingers.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
015 Beedrill Beedrill charges at the opponent with the large stingers on its arms, or Beedrill repeatedly stabs the opponent with the stingers on its arms.
A wild Beedrill Challenge of the Samurai Debut
A wild Beedrill The Purr-fect Hero None
Jeanette Fisher's Beedrill The Fourth Round Rumble None
A Trainer's Beedrill A Shipful of Shivers None
Jimmy's Beedrill The Legend of Thunder! None
Casey's Beedrill The Bug Stops Here None
A Trainer's Beedrill In the Knicker of Time! None
Multiple wild Beedrill Cutting the Ties That Bind! None
Multiple wild Beedrill Three Jynx and a Baby! None
Multiple wild Beedrill Second Time's the Charm! None
589 Escavalier Escavalier's lances glow bright blue and it charges towards the opponent with them.
Dirk's two Escavalier Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening None

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Twineedle I.png Twineedle II.png Twineedle III.png Twineedle IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Twineedle Stad.png Twineedle Stad2.png Twineedle Colo.png Twineedle XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Twineedle PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Twineedle PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Twineedle is the only non-Poison-type move that can poison under normal conditions.
    • In Generation II only, Twineedle is the only move that can poison a Steel-type Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 雙針 Sēungjām *
雙頭針 Sēungtàuhjām
Mandarin 雙針 / 双针 Shuāngzhēn
Croatia Flag.png Croatian Dvostruka Bodlja
Denmark Flag.png Danish Tvenål
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Dubbelnaald
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kaksoispistin (EP002)
Kaksoisneula (EP077)
France Flag.png French Double-Dard
Germany Flag.png German Duonadel
Greece Flag.png Greek Δίδυμα Κεντριά
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Jarum Ganda
Italy Flag.png Italian Doppio Ago
South Korea Flag.png Korean 더블니들 Double Needle
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Agulhas Gêmeas (anime)
Agulha Dupla (TCG, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Agulha Dupla
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Četnička Bodlja
Spain Flag.png Spanish Doble Ataque*
Dobleataque*
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Dubbelgaddattack
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Çifte İğne
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Mũi Kim Đôi


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