Weedle (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#014: Kakuna Kakuna
Weedle
Hairy Bug Pokémon
ビードル
Beedle
#013
Weedle



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Poison
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Shield Dust Cacophony
Cacophony
Run Away
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
2827 - 3083 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Weedle
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
7.1 lbs. 3.2 kg
Weedle
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#013
Kanto
#027
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#026
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-057
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
52
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
39
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Weedle
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F013.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Weedle (Japanese: ビードル Beedle) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves into Kakuna starting at level 7, which evolves into Beedrill starting at level 10.

Biology

Weedle is a small larva Pokémon with a segmented body ranging in color from yellow to reddish-brown. Combined with its red nose and feet, Weedle's bright coloration wards off its enemies. Weedle has a conical, two-inch (five centimeter) venomous stinger on its head and a barbed one on its tail, but its other body parts are spherical.

Weedle can retaliate against attackers and those who step on it with its strong toxin. It can distinguish its favorite kinds of leaves using its acute sense of smell. As a young Bug Pokémon, its daily appetite for leaves matches its weight. Weedle can be found in forests and usually hides in grass, bushes, and under the leaves it eats.

In the anime

Weedle in the anime

In the main series

Major appearances

In Challenge of the Samurai, Ash was very close to catching a Weedle. He used his newly caught Pidgeotto to battle, Weedle was knocked unconscious and when Ash was about to throw his Poké Ball, Samurai came up and asked Ash if he was a Trainer from Pallet Town. This distracted Ash from catching the Weedle, so it got away. This same Weedle later warned its kind and together, they tried to avenge its near capture by attacking his friends.

Casey captured a Weedle during the Bug-Catching Contest in The Bug Stops Here. She released it in accordance with Contest rules.

Minor appearances

A Weedle appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back, The Kangaskhan Kid, and Destiny Deoxys

Weedle appeared a few other times while Ash was in Viridian Forest, such as when a number of them ate Team Rocket's cardboard tank.

A Weedle appeared in The Ultimate Test under the ownership of a Trainer who allowed Todd to photograph it. Due to a coloring error, this Weedle was colored green like a Caterpie. Generation II revealed that Shiny Weedle are green as well.

Multiple pink Weedle resided on the Pinkan Island in In the Pink.

Weedle had a small cameo in Tracey Gets Bugged as one of the Bug Pokémon on Murcott Island.

A Weedle appeared in Illusion Confusion! as an illusion created by Haunter and Gengar.

Multiple Weedle appeared in For Crying Out Loud and were accidentally wet by Wilhomena's Marill.

Multiple Weedle also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

A Weedle was one of the inhabitants of a Pokémon oasis in Got Miltank?.

Multiple Weedle appeared in For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll! where they protected the Tin Tower after Team Rocket stole the crystal bells on the top floor.

In Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution, one of the Pokémon made ill by Team Rocket's experiments was a Weedle.

A Weedle was seen in a forest outside the Ice Path in EP250.

A Weedle was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

A Weedle appeared in The Saffron Con as a Pokémon owned by a Coordinator that was taken by Team Rocket.

An injured Weedle appeared in One Big Happiny Family! and was healed by Nurse Joy.

A Weedle appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Weedle appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit!, Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!, Day Three Blockbusters!, and Battling With a Clean Slate! at Professor Sycamore's lab.

Two Weedle appeared on the picture in the gallery museum in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!.

A Weedle made a brief appearance at the end in An Appetite for Battle!.

A Weedle appeared in a flashback in Garchomp's Mega Bond! at Professor Sycamore's lab.

A Weedle appeared in a flashback in A Watershed Moment!.

A Weedle appeared in a flashback in Seeing the Forest for the Trees!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP004 Weedle Ash's Pokédex Weedle. The stinger on this Pokémon's head guarantees that any attacker will get the point right where it hurts.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In Pokémon Origins

A Weedle appeared at the Silph Co. in File 3: Giovanni.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Weedle first appears in Bulbasaur, Come Home! as one of the Pokémon that escapes from Professor Oak's Laboratory.

A Weedle appeared reuniting with its trainer in Buzz Off, Electabuzz!.

Green caught a Weedle to try to trick people into trading better Pokémon for it at the Pokémon League tournament in Just a Spearow Carrier.

Gold owns a Weedle which he keeps at his house in Murkrow Row.

A Weedle later appeared in Absolutely Azumarill, where Crystal failed to catch it.

A Weedle appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shu befriended and caught a Weedle in Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All.

A Weedle appeared in GDZ21.

A Weedle appeared in GDZ23.

A Weedle appeared in GDZ48.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Weedle appeared in Big Battle in the Viridian Forest!!.

A Weedle appeared in Pikachu's Birthday Party.

A Weedle appeared in The Hardest Bug Pokémon Wins?!.

A Weedle appeared in The Exam Showdown!!.

A Weedle appeared in PMDP16.

In the TCG

Main article: Weedle (TCG)

In the TFG

One Weedle figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red Often found in forests, eating leaves. It has a sharp venomous stinger on its head.
Blue
Yellow Beware of the sharp stinger on its head. It hides in grass and bushes where it eats leaves.
Stadium A common sight in forests and grassy areas. Has a poison stinger on its head that may be used if you step on it.
Generation II
Gold Its poison stinger is very powerful. Its bright-colored body is intended to warn off its enemies.
Silver It attacks using a two-inch poison barb on its head. It can usually be found under the leaves it eats.
Crystal The barb on top of its head secretes a strong poison. It uses this toxic barb to protect itself.
Stadium 2 Its poison stinger is very powerful. Its bright-colored body is intended to warn off its enemies.
Generation III
Ruby Weedle has an extremely acute sense of smell. It is capable of distinguishing its favorite kinds of leaves from those it dislikes just by sniffing with its big red proboscis (nose).
Sapphire
Emerald A Weedle has an extremely acute sense of smell. It distinguishes its favorite kinds of leaves from those it dislikes by sniffing with its big red proboscis (nose).
FireRed Often found in forests and grasslands. It has a sharp, toxic barb of around two inches on top of its head.
LeafGreen Often found in forests, eating leaves. It has a sharp stinger on its head that injects poison.
Generation IV
Diamond It eats its weight in leaves every day. It fends off attackers with the needle on its head.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its poison stinger is very powerful. Its bright-colored body is intended to warn off its enemies.
SoulSilver It attacks using a two-inch poison barb on its head. It can usually be found under the leaves it eats.
Generation V
Black It eats its weight in leaves every day. It fends off attackers with the needle on its head.
White
Black 2 It eats its weight in leaves every day. It fends off attackers with the needle on its head.
White 2
Generation VI
X Often found in forests and grasslands. It has a sharp, toxic barb of around two inches on top of its head.
Y Its poison stinger is very powerful. Its bright-colored body is intended to warn off its enemies.
Omega Ruby Weedle has an extremely acute sense of smell. It is capable of distinguishing its favorite kinds of leaves from those it dislikes just by sniffing with its big red proboscis (nose).
Alpha Sapphire

Alternate games

Pokémon Pinball, Pokémon Trading Card Game (Base Set)
Often found in forests, eating leaves. It has a sharp, venomous stinger on its head.
Pokémon Trading Card Game (Neo Discovery)
Its poison stinger is very powerful. Its bright-colored is intended to warn off its enemies.

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Routes 2, 24, and 25, Viridian Forest
Blue
Route 25, Viridian Forest
Blue (Japan)
Route 25, Viridian Forest
Yellow
Trade
Generation II
Gold
Bug-Catching ContestTuThSa
Silver
Routes 2, 30, and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park
Bug-Catching ContestTuThSa
Azalea Town, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage, Route 26, 27, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 (Headbutt)
Crystal
Routes 30 and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park
Bug-Catching ContestTuThSa
Ilex Forest (Headbutt)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Routes 2, 24, and 25, Viridian Forest, Pattern Bush
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 204 (LeafGreen)
Platinum
Route 204, Eterna Forest (LeafGreen)
HeartGold
Bug-Catching Contest
SoulSilver
Routes 2, 30, and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park, Bug-Catching Contest, Viridian Forest
Ilex Forest (Headbutt)
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black
Breed Kakuna or Beedrill
White
Trade
Black 2
Breed Beedrill
White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X
Route 2, Santalune Forest
Y
Santalune Forest
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Breed Kakuna
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Transfer

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Viridian Forest, Cerulean City
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 9, Secret Storage 17, Endless Level 15, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silent Chasm (1F-6F), Mt. Thunder (1F-4F), Joyous Tower (28F-34F), Oddity Cave (B1-B4)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Apple Woods (4F-9F)
MD Sky
Apple Woods (4F-9F)
Ranger: SoA
Vien Forest
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode B)
PokéPark Wii
Meadow Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Misty Edgewater
Rumble U
Model Train Room: All Aboard!, Chill Battle: The Forest of Memories
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Blade-and-Shield Path: Stage 2
Shuffle
Desert Umbra: Stage 337
Rumble World
Dewdrop Bay: Dewdrop Bay: Castle Farm (All Areas)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Defense: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Atk: 20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Sp.Def: 20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Speed: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total: 195   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 20.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/3 ☆☆
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
9/16 ☆☆

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
099 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Weedle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Weedle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by TM.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Weedle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Weedle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Weedle in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Weedle in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Weedle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Weedle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Weedle can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Weedle cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Weedle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Weedle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Fury Attack Weedle (Skyridge 114)
Peck Weedle (Vending S1)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin013.png Pinani013.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani013.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP013.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.4%
Friend Area: Mist-Rise Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP My horn's poisonous.
26%-50% HP My HP is down by half...
1%-25% HP I'm ready to collapse...
Level up I leveled! Yay!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP013.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist: Bug PA.png
Bug
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry
It attacks by spitting sticky silk.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW013.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Weedle fell out of the White Tree near a waterfall in the Meadow Zone! His favorite Attraction is Bulbasaur's Daring Dash.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT013.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Poison
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 55 Raise Max Level.png 0

#423
Shuffle013.png

Mind Zap
Can reset your opponent's disruption counter to maximum.


Pokémon GO
GO013.png Base Stamina: 80 Base Attack: 68 Base Defense: 64
Egg Distance: 2 km Evolution Requirement: GO Candy.png 12
Fast Attacks: Bug Bite, Poison Sting
Special Attacks: Struggle

Evolution

013Weedle.png
Unevolved
Weedle
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 7
014Kakuna.png
First evolution
Kakuna
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 10
015Beedrill.png
Second evolution
Beedrill
 Bug  Poison 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 013.png Spr b g1 013.png Spr 1y 013.png Spr b g1 013.png Spr 1g 013.png Spr b g1 013.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 013.png Spr b 2g 013.png Spr 2s 013.png Spr b 2g 013.png Spr 2c 013.png Spr b 2c 013.png
Spr 2g 013 s.png Spr b 2g 013 s.png Spr 2s 013 s.png Spr b 2g 013 s.png Spr 2c 013 s.png Spr b 2g 013 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 013.png Spr b 3r 013.png Spr 3e 013.png Spr b 3r 013.png Spr 3f 013.png Spr b 3f 013.png
Spr 3r 013 s.png Spr b 3r 013 s.png Spr 3e 013 s.png Spr b 3r 013 s.png Spr 3f 013 s.png Spr b 3f 013 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 013.png Spr b 4d 013.png Spr 4d 013.png Spr b 4d 013.png Spr 4h 013.png Spr b 4d 013.png
Spr 4d 013 s.png Spr b 4d 013 s.png Spr 4d 013 s.png Spr b 4p 013 s.png Spr 4h 013 s.png Spr b 4p 013 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 013.png Spr b 5b 013.png Spr 5b 013.png Spr b 5b 013.png
Spr 5b 013 s.png Spr b 5b 013 s.png Spr 5b 013 s.png Spr b 5b 013 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 013.png Spr b 6x 013.png Spr 6x 013.png Spr b 6x 013.png
Spr 6x 013 s.png Spr b 6x 013 s.png Spr 6x 013 s.png Spr b 6x 013 s.png
Front Back Front Back
013MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Weedle images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Weedle's early design, Kokana
  • Weedle has the lowest base stat total of all Poison-type Pokémon.
    • In addition, Weedle is tied with Caterpie for having the lowest Special Defense stat of all Bug-type Pokémon as well as the lowest Special Defense stat of all Poison-type Pokémon and is tied with five other Pokémon for having the lowest Special Defense stat of all Pokémon.
  • Until Platinum, Weedle was completely incapable of dealing damage to Steel-type Pokémon—outside of Struggle—because it could only learn Poison Sting, to which Steel types are immune. From Platinum onward, Weedle can learn Bug Bite.
  • An early design of Weedle's sprite was shown on Game Freak's official Japanese website.
  • Prior to Generation VI, Weedle's body style was Body02.png.
  • Weedle was the inspiration for the naming of Stentorceps weedlei, a species of wasps. Both Weedle and Stentorceps weedlei exhibit the distinctive feature of having a spine in the middle of the organism's head. [1]
  • Weedle is the only Pokémon that cannot legitimately know any Normal-type moves.

Origin

Weedle appears to be based on the larva of a wasp or hornet. Weedle's red nose and legs resemble spots that appear on the larvae of some species of wasp or hornet.

Name origin

Weedle is likely a combination of worm and needle, referring to the stingers on its body. It may also be a corruption of weevil, another sort of bug.

Beedle is a combination of bee and needle.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ビードル Beedle From ビー and ニードル nīdoru
France Flag.png French Aspicot From asticot, and vipère aspic, picot, or pic
Spain Flag.png Spanish Weedle Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Hornliu From Horn
Italy Flag.png Italian Weedle Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뿔충이 Ppulchungi Combination of ppul, chung and i
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 獨角蟲 Duhkgokchùhng Literally "Single-horned bug"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 獨角蟲 / 独角虫 Dújiǎochóng Literally "Single-horned bug"


Related articles

Notes

  1. Stentorceps weedlei Nielsen & Buffington

External links


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