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Combee #415: Combee
Pokémon
#417: Pachirisu Pachirisu
Vespiquen
Beehive Pokémon
ビークイン
Beequen
#416
Vespiquen



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure Cacophony
Cacophony
Unnerve
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Vespiquen
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
84.9 lbs. 38.5 kg
Vespiquen
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
188
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
166
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Vespiquen
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body13.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F416.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Vespiquen (Japanese: ビークイン Beequen) is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from a female Combee starting at level 21.

Contents

Biology

Vespiquen's grubs

Vespiquen is a bee-like Pokémon with yellow and black striped abdomen resembling an elegant ballroom gown. Underneath the expansive abdomen are honeycomb-like cells that serve as a nest for baby Combee. However, it appears to have a slender, more insect-like abdomen in the centermost cell, which is inconspicuous as the ‘dress’ usually obstructs the view of it. Vespiquen has black, skinny arms with two orange claws and flies with a pair of relatively small wings on its back. Its yellow upper body is a nearly perfect sphere and its waist is black and slender. A curved line on its back between its shoulders separates its thorax and waist. Vespiquen's orange face has intimidating red eyes, oversized, yellow, protruding mandibles, and a red gem on its forehead. The top portion of its head is similar to a headpiece with yellow and black horn-like projections, resembling a hairstyle historically favored by early medieval-period English queens. Vespiquen is a female-only species.

Vespiquen is a queen of a hive of Combee, controlling it and protecting it, as well as giving birth to young Combee. The Combee will defend their queen even to the point of death. A Vespiquen is far more powerful than its followers, and will only take action if its Combee are unable to protect the hive. It is known to skillfully command Combee in battle. The more pheromones Vespiquen produces, the more Combee it will have. If outsiders prove themselves to it by defending its hive, it may repay these acts of kindness with a reward. It feeds on flowers to make honey. It then uses it to bring up other Combee. Being a queen, it can command other Combee in order to use Attack Order, Defend Order, and Heal Order, her signature moves.

In the anime

Vespiquen in the anime

Major appearances

Vespiquen debuted in An Angry Combeenation! as the ruler of a huge colony of Combee.

A Vespiquen appeared in A Trainer and Child Reunion!, under the ownership of Aaron. Vespiquen was used alongside Drapion during his power demonstration, but she was later temporarily captured by Team Rocket.

Minor appearances

A Vespiquen appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A Vespiquen appeared in A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!, where she managed to scare Serena before being chased off by Fennekin's Ember.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP032 Vespiquen Dawn's Pokédex Vespiquen, the Beehive Pokémon. Its body is a hive and it raises its offspring with the honey gathered by Combee.

In the manga

Vespiquen in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Trainer's Vespiquen appeared in Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas.

A Vespiquen was used by a pair of Roughnecks on Iron Island in Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim I. It reappeared in a flashback in Cleaning Up Grimer.

A Vespiquen appeared in the Wild Area in the Sword & Shield chapter.

In the TCG

Main article: Vespiquen (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#054
Johto
#—
Diamond Its abdomen is a honeycomb for grubs. It raises its grubs on honey collected by Combee.
Pearl When endangered, grubs from its six-cell honeycomb strike back. There is only one in a colony.
Platinum It releases various pheromones to make the grubs in its body do its bidding while fighting foes.
HeartGold It raises grubs in the holes in its body. It secretes pheromones to control Combee.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #143
Black It releases various pheromones to make the grubs in its body do its bidding while fighting foes.
White
Black 2 It houses its colony in cells in its body and releases various pheromones to make those grubs do its bidding.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #077
Hoenn
#—
X It houses its colony in cells in its body and releases various pheromones to make those grubs do its bidding.
Y Its abdomen is a honeycomb for grubs. It raises its grubs on honey collected by Combee.
Omega Ruby It houses its colony in cells in its body and releases various pheromones to make those grubs do its bidding.
Alpha Sapphire Its abdomen is a honeycomb for grubs. It raises its grubs on honey collected by Combee.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#117
Galar
Isle of Armor #204
Sword It skillfully commands its grubs in battles with its enemies. The grubs are willing to risk their lives to defend Vespiquen.
Shield Vespiquen that give off more pheromones have larger swarms of Combee attendants.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Combee
Platinum
Evolve Combee
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Combee
Generation V
Black White
Route 12 (rustling grass)
Black 2 White 2
Route 12, Lostlorn Forest (rustling grass)
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Combee
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Evolve Combee

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Treeshroud Forest (10F-20F)
MD Sky
Treeshroud Forest (10F-20F)
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Road
Rumble
Silent Forest
Ranger: GS
Sophian Road, Dark Temple, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Soothing Shore
Rumble U
Flower Garden: Guardians of the Flower Patch
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Su
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 371
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Time-Leap Plains (All Areas, Entrance Boss)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Sword Shield Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
102
96 - 169 188 - 333
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
102
96 - 169 188 - 333
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
474
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
17/21 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
011 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100100% 20
011 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
011 Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
Evo.Evo. Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
044 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
088 Aromatic Mist Fairy Status 0000 00——% 20
1212 Fell Stinger Bug Physical 05050 100100% 25
1616 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2020 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
2424 Aromatherapy Grass Status 0000 00——% 5
2828 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
3232 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
3636 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
4040 Attack Order Bug Physical 09090 100100% 15
4040 Defend Order Bug Status 0000 00——% 10
4444 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vespiquen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vespiquen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM37Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM56Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM73Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM73 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM74Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM78Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR54Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR60Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR61Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR61 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR63Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR63 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vespiquen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vespiquen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

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

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vespiquen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vespiquen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vespiquen
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vespiquen
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 416.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist: Bug PA.png
Bug
Field move: Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Browser entry R-060
It launches gooey blobs and poisonous needles to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:
(present)
Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(present)
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-193/N-207
It shoots stingers that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT416.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#555
Shuffle416.png

Stabilize+
Sometimes erases two of the foe's disruptions on the board.


Pokémon GO
GO416.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 149 Base Defense: 190
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bug Bite, Poison Sting, Fury Cutter*, Air Slash*
Charged Attacks: Bug Buzz, Power Gem, X-Scissor, Fell Stinger*

Evolution

415Combee.png
Unevolved
Combee
 Bug  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 21
(female)

416Vespiquen.png
First evolution
Vespiquen
 Bug  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 416.png Spr b 4d 416.png Spr 4p 416.png Spr b 4p 416.png Spr 4p 416.png Spr b 4p 416.png
Spr 4d 416 s.png Spr b 4d 416 s.png Spr 4p 416 s.png Spr b 4d 416 s.png Spr 4p 416 s.png Spr b 4d 416 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 416.png Spr b 5b 416.png Spr 5b 416.png Spr b 5b 416.png
Spr 5b 416 s.png Spr b 5b 416 s.png Spr 5b 416 s.png Spr b 5b 416 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 416.png Spr b 6x 416.png Spr 6x 416.png Spr b 6x 416.png
Spr 6x 416 s.png Spr b 6x 416 s.png Spr 6x 416 s.png Spr b 6x 416 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 416.png Spr b 7s 416.png Spr 7s 416.png Spr b 7s 416.png
Spr 7s 416 s.png Spr b 7s 416 s.png Spr 7s 416 s.png Spr b 7s 416 s.png
Front Back Front Back
416MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Vespiquen images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Vespiquen is tied with Togetic for the lowest base Speed stat of all Flying-type Pokémon.
    • Among all Pokémon to be the slowest of their respective types, Vespiquen (and Togetic) are the fastest.

Origin

Vespiquen is based on queen bees and beehives, along with a combination of real queens.

Name origin

Vespiquen is a combination of vespa (Latin for wasp and a genus of wasps, specifically hornets) and queen.

Beequen is a combination of bee and queen.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ビークイン Beequen From bee and queen
France Flag.png French Apireine From apis and reine
Spain Flag.png Spanish Vespiquen Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Honweisel From Honig and Weisel
Italy Flag.png Italian Vespiquen Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비퀸 Beequein Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 蜂后 Fūng Hauh Literally "Bee queen"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 蜂后 Fēng Hòu Literally "Bee queen"


External links


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