Beedrill mostly resembles a bipedal, yellow wasp; however, it only has four legs instead of six and lacks pigment pits. Beedrill's head is round with a slightly pointed mouth, large, red eyes, and black antennae with a sharp bend in the middle. Its forelegs are tipped with long, conical stingers. It stands on its other two legs, which are long, segmented, and insectoid in shape. Beedrill has two pairs of rounded, veined wings, and another stinger on its yellow-and-black striped abdomen.
Beedrill is highly territorial and unlike real bees, Beedrill live in colonies rather than true "hives", and they work together to solve basic problems regarding food, territory and reproduction. As seen in the anime, Beedrill seems to be especially concerned with the welfare of Weedle and Kakuna and it will respond aggressively to those that disturb them. Disturbing one Beedrill will cause the whole colony to attack. It flies at high speed and attacks using the large venomous stingers on its forelegs and abdomen. The two stingers on its forelimbs allow it to use its former signature move, Twineedle. It will take the victims of its attacks back to its nest for food. Beedrill nests in temperate forests and misty wooded areas.
As Mega Beedrill, it gains more defined features. The antennae are shorter and T-shaped. Its eyes become longer and sleeker. It now has three pairs of wings; the uppermost pair is larger with a black trim along the top. Its stingers become longer and larger, resembling javelins. Additional conical, black-and-yellow stingers with white tips take the place of its legs. Its abdomen becomes larger, grooved and is attached to its thorax by a black structure. A similar black structure connects its head and thorax. The stinger on its abdomen is now a pale yellow, and it now has black stripes over its entire body. Fast-acting poison is stored in the stingers on its limbs, while the tail stinger produces a slow-acting poison that is used to finish opponents. The instantaneous poisons are instead used to prevent the foe from fleeing.
In the main series
Mega Beedrill in the anime
Ash caught a Beedrill in the Bug-Catching Contest in The Bug Stops Here, but gave it to Casey because of her affinity for yellow and black Pokémon. It was one of several Beedrill that appeared in the episode.
In Working My Way Back to Mew!, Goh caught a Beedrill. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.
In Challenge of the Samurai, multiple Beedrill stole Ash's Metapod after evolving from Kakuna. The reason for this was to avenge Ash for startling a Weedle while attempting to catch it. They reappeared in a flashback in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.
In The Fourth Round Rumble, Jeanette Fisher's Beedrill battled Ash's Bulbasaur but was defeated. It reappeared in a flashback in Friends to the End.
In The Lost Lapras, a punk used a Beedrill to attack a Lapras. When Ash and Pikachu came to Lapras's defense, Beedrill battled Pikachu, only for it and its Trainer to flee after Tracey appeared, sketched them, and began comparing them in terms of how they were trained. According to Tracey, Beedrill's coloring was poor.
In The Legend of Thunder!, Jimmy's Beedrill battled Marina's Jigglypuff, nicknamed Pink, which Beedrill won. It has exceptional speed and agility that Jimmy relies on for situations.
In Danger, Sweet as Honey!, a swarm of Beedrill evolved from Kakuna at Honey Island.
In A Battle of Aerial Mobility!, a Beedrill swarm chased Ash, Clemont, and Bonnie because Clemont's phonograph attracted them instead of the Fletchling he was trying to attract.
In A Jolting Switcheroo!, a Beedrill swarm chased Lyn and Dedenne, but they all were defeated by Pikachu and Dedenne.
In Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, Bonnie and Pikachu accidentally disturbed a Beedrill, the former of whom accidentally hit its head with a big twig. However, it quickly got away before Pikachu was about to attack it.
In Splitting Heirs!, three Beedrill tried to attack Clemont and Bonnie.
In Defending the Homeland! and Beyond the Rainbow!, multiple Beedrill were the minions of a Florges, and they attacked Goodra's homeland under orders. Two of them appeared again in Facing the Needs of the Many!, and then three of them appeared in the following episode.
In A Windswept Encounter!, three Beedrill were the followers of a wild male Breloom that was in love with an Orange Flower Floette.
In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Beedrill that can Mega Evolve was under the control of Levi and Cherie's Mega Wave. Beedrill was used to battle Ash's Noivern, Greninja, and Clemont's Chespin. It was later freed when Alva's Mega Wave Crystal was destroyed, and it escaped.
Beedrill debuted in Ash Catches a Pokémon.
In The Path to the Pokémon League, A.J.'s Beedrill was training with his Butterfree in his Gym.
A Beedrill appeared in a fantasy in Dig Those Diglett!.
In a flashback in The Purr-fect Hero, it was revealed Timmy had been saved from a Beedrill by a Meowth.
In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, a swarm of Beedrill attacked Team Rocket.
In Pikachu's Vacation, a Beedrill was at the Pokémon Theme Park.
A Trainer's Beedrill appeared in a flashback in A Shipful of Shivers.
In Tracey Gets Bugged, a Beedrill was one of the Bug-type Pokémon on Murcott Island. It approached and blew up Team Rocket's balloon.
In The Power of One, a Beedrill sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.
A Beedrill appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.
A Beedrill appeared in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.
A Beedrill appeared in a fantasy in The Double Trouble Header.
In Illusion Confusion!, a group of Haunter and Gengar created a Beedrill illusion.
In For Crying Out Loud, another swarm of Beedrill attacked Ash and his friends.
In Going Apricorn!, Ash and his friends were swarmed by multiple Beedrill while looking for Apricorns.
In Hot Matches!, a swarm of Beedrill attacked Ash and his friends.
In A Better Pill to Swallow, eight Beedrill were attracted by the Shuckle-made Berry Juice that Team Rocket drank. Three additional Beedrill appeared in Brock's fantasy.
In Mewtwo Returns, multiple Beedrill lived in a hive on Mount Quena.
A Beedrill appeared in a fantasy in Control Freak!.
In Turning Over A New Bayleef, six Beedrill attacked Ash's Bayleef after she kicked a rock into the bush they were residing in.
Multiple Beedrill appeared in the opening scene of Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, which was reused for Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.
In Got Miltank?, three Beedrill were inhabitants of a Pokémon-exclusive oasis.
A Beedrill appeared in Extreme Pokémon!, under the ownership of a participant in the Extreme Pokémon Race.
In In the Knicker of Time!, a Trainer's Beedrill battled Pikachu and was defeated with Thunderbolt.
In A Poached Ego!, a Beedrill swarm attacked Team Rocket.
A Beedrill appeared in The Lotad Lowdown.
Multiple Beedrill appeared in All in a Day's Wurmple.
In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Beedrill to the school's underage students for use in lessons.
In That's Just Swellow, a Beedrill participated in the Crossgate PokéRinger competition.
Multiple Beedrill appeared in Destiny Deoxys.
In A Scare to Remember!, a Beedrill was scared off by Pikachu's Thunderbolt.
In A Real Cleffa-Hanger, three Beedrill scared Misty and caused her to run off with Max and the group's Pokémon.
In Hooked on Onix, multiple Beedrill chased Ash's Phanpy and May's Squirtle before being warded away by Pikachu and Corphish.
Three Beedrill appeared in Weekend Warrior.
A Beedrill appeared in The Green Guardian.
A Coordinator's Beedrill appeared in Harley Rides Again.
Multiple Beedrill appeared in Cutting the Ties that Bind!.
Multiple Beedrill appeared in Three Jynx and a Baby!.
In Talking a Good Game!, two Beedrill attacked Ash and Pikachu, but were calmed down by Salon Maiden Anabel after she deduced they were protecting their offspring.
In Second Time's the Charm!, multiple Beedrill attacked Ash, Anabel, Pikachu, Corphish, and Tauros, eventually forcing them into a lake.
A Coordinator's Beedrill appeared in Thinning the Hoard!.
In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, Galen borrowed two Beedrill to chase Ash and his friends.
In Different Strokes for Different Blokes, a number of Beedrill were seen in Bewilder Forest.
In The Grass-Type Is Always Greener!, multiple Beedrill evolved from a hive of Kakuna.
A Beedrill appeared in An Angry Combeenation!.
Multiple Beedrill appeared in Ill-Will Hunting!.
In Tanks for the Memories!, multiple Beedrill tried to attack Autumn. However, she was protected by her Miltank, nicknamed Ilta.
In A Trainer and Child Reunion!, James disturbed a Beedrill hive, and they attacked Team Rocket as a result.
A Beedrill appeared in a flashback in Kindergarten Chaos!.
In A Conspiracy to Conquer!, a Beedrill was mind-controlled by an evil, psychopathic Malamar.
A Beedrill that can Mega Evolve into Mega Beedrill appeared in the ending segment of Mega Evolution Special II.
Multiple Beedrill appeared in a flashback in A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!.
Multiple Beedrill appeared in a flashback in Enter Pikachu!.
Multiple Beedrill appeared alongside Goh's in Working My Way Back to Mew!.
|| Ash's Pokédex
|| Beedrill, the Poison Bee Pokémon. Beedrill fly quickly and attack using poison stingers on their forelegs and tail.
In Pokémon Origins
In File 1: Red, a Beedrill was one of the Pokémon seen in Professor Oak's introduction.
In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer
Mega Beedrill in the animated trailer
In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, a Mega Beedrill battled a Mega Camerupt.
In the Ash & Pikachu manga
A Beedrill appeared in Tale Of The Friendship Between Pikachu And Meowth.
In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga
In The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Ash caught a Beedrill in Kanto, and it was part of a swarm that he had disturbed when he caught a Mankey. He thought this Beedrill, along with Mankey, would help him to raise his Trainer level, but it couldn't.
In the Pocket Monsters manga
- Main article: Goh's Beedrill
Goh caught a Beedrill in JNM03, just like he does in the anime.
In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga
Multiple Beedrill appeared in PDP07.
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
- Main article: Giovanni's Beedrill
In Wake Up—You're Snorlax!, multiple Beedrill attacked Red because Saur had accidentally hit their hive. Both the Trainer and his Pokémon were badly stung afterwards.
A Beedrill appeared as a silhouette when Green talks about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.
Giovanni owns a Beedrill that first appeared at the Viridian Gym in Golly, Golem! and Long Live the Nidoqueen!?, fighting Red. Giovanni has said it is one of his most treasured and strongest team members, as he caught him in his childhood at the Viridian Forest. Beedrill later helped Yellow when facing Lance at Cerise Island. He is also one of the few members of Giovanni's team that isn't a Ground-type. In PAORAS20, Beedrill was revealed to be able to Mega Evolve into Mega Beedrill.
In A Flaaffy Kerfuffle, a Beedrill appeared as one of the Pokémon in Professor Oak's fantasy when he explained that Trainers should only have six Pokémon with them.
A Beedrill appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.
A Beedrill appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.
In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga
A Beedrill appeared in GDZ19.
Multiple Beedrill appeared in GDZ27.
A Beedrill appeared in GDZ48.
In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga
A Beedrill appeared in The Blue Scroll: Mitsunari, Kiyomasa, and Masanori.
In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga
A Beedrill appeared in Clefairy's New Power!.
In the Pokémon Zensho manga
A Beedrill appeared in PZ03, under the ownership of a Team Rocket Grunt.