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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 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 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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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
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
Shape
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F013.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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

Contents

Biology

Weedle is a larval Pokémon with a segmented body ranging in color from yellow to reddish-brown. Each segment of its body is a sphere. It has a bulbous red nose on its face and two spherical feet on each body segment. The combination of red and yellow in its color scheme creates a bright warning to predators that it is poisonous. Weedle has a conical, two-inch (five centimeter) venomous stinger on its head and a barbed one on its tail. 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-type Pokémon, its daily appetite for leaves matches its weight. Weedle can be found in temperate forests and usually hides in grass, bushes, and under the leaves it eats.

In the anime

In the main series

Weedle in the anime

Major appearances

In Challenge of the Samurai, Ash was very close to catching a Weedle. He used his newly caught Pidgeotto to battle it, which resulted in Weedle being knocked unconscious. However, 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 Weedle, allowing it to escape. This same Weedle later warned its brethren, and together, they tried to avenge its attempted capture by attacking his friends.

In The Bug Stops Here, Casey caught a Weedle during the Bug-Catching Contest, and later released it in accordance with the Contest rules.

Minor appearances

A Weedle appeared in The Kangaskhan Kid.

In The Ultimate Test, a Trainer allowed Todd to photograph his Weedle. Due to a coloring error, this Weedle was colored green like a Caterpie. Generation II revealed that Shiny Weedle are green as well.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Trainer's Weedle was defeated by Mewtwo while it was serving for Giovanni.

In In the Pink, multiple pink Weedle were residents of Pinkan Island.

In Tracey Gets Bugged, a Weedle was one of the Bug-type Pokémon on Murcott Island.

A wild Weedle appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Illusion Confusion!, a Weedle was one of the illusions created by a group of Haunter and Gengar.

In For Crying Out Loud, multiple Weedle were accidentally soaked by Wilhomena's Marill.

In Gettin' The Bugs Out, multiple Weedle were residents of Azalea Gym. They assisted in tying Team Rocket up with silk.

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

In Got Miltank?, a Weedle was an inhabitant of a Pokémon-exclusive oasis.

In For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!, multiple Weedle protected the Tin Tower after Team Rocket stole the Crystal Bells on the top floor.

In Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution, a Weedle fell sick due to Team Rocket's experiments.

In the banned episode EP250, a Weedle was a forest outside the Ice Path.

A Weedle appeared in All in a Day's Wurmple.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Weedle to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

A Weedle appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

In The Saffron Con, a Coordinator's Weedle was stolen by Team Rocket. After being returned, it competed in the Saffron City Pokémon Contest in the the next episode.

A Weedle appeared in The Green Guardian.

Two Weedle appeared in Three Jynx and a Baby!.

Two Weedle appeared in Talking a Good Game!.

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's Weedle competed in the Terracotta Contest.

A Weedle appeared in Following A Maiden's Voyage!.

In One Big Happiny Family!, Nurse Joy healed an injured Weedle.

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

A Weedle living in Professor Sycamore's lab appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit!, Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!, Day Three Blockbusters!, and Battling With a Clean Slate!; as well as in a flashback in Garchomp's Mega Bond!.

A Weedle appeared in An Appetite for Battle!.

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

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

Two Weedle appeared in I Choose You!.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a Trainer at Old Shore Wharf was seen with a Weedle.

A Weedle appeared in a flashback in Enter Pikachu!.

In Working My Way Back to Mew!, Goh caught a Weedle. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

A Trainer's Weedle appeared in Caring for a Mystery!.

Two Weedle appeared in JN033, with one under the ownership of a Trainer and the other being wild.

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.

In Pokémon Origins

In File 1: Red, a Weedle was one of the Pokémon seen in Professor Oak's introduction.

In File 3: Giovanni, a Weedle was at Silph Co.

In the manga

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

A Weedle appeared in How Do You Do, Pikachu?.

In the Pocket Monsters manga

Goh caught a Weedle in JNM03, just like he does in the anime.

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

A Weedle appeared in PMDP16.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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

A Weedle appeared in Buzz Off, Electabuzz!, where it reunited with its Trainer.

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

A Weedle appeared in Murkrow Row as one of the residents of Gold's house.

A Weedle 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 participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Trainer's Weedle appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Weedle appeared in GDZ15.

Shu befriended and caught a Weedle in GDZ19.

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!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Weedle (TCG)

In the TFG

One Weedle figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#013
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 Johto
#027
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#013
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#027
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Central #026
Hoenn
#—
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
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#013
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu Beware of the sharp stinger on its head. It hides in grass and bushes where it eats leaves.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Silver
Routes 2, 30, and 31, Ilex Forest, National ParkMorningDay
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Routes 26, 27, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39, Azalea Town, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage (Headbutt trees)
Crystal
Routes 30 and 31, Ilex Forest, National ParkMorningDay
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Ilex Forest (Headbutt trees)
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
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
SoulSilver
Routes 2, 30, and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park, Viridian ForestMorningDay
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Ilex Forest (Headbutt trees)
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 or Beedrill
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Beedrill
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Route 2, Viridian Forest
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Red and Blue Field: 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 (B1F-B6F), Mt. Thunder (1F-4F), Joyous Tower (28F-34F), Oddity Cave (B1F-B4F)
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)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Tutorial, Charizard Sea2019, Mewtwo Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Masters
Pokémon Egg (Scottie/Bettie's)

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
195
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.
  • 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 VIII, 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Weedle's learnsets 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
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
MDP E 013.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 R-057
It attacks by spitting sticky silk.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush013Body.png Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 60 Base Defense: 39 Base Speed: 60
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 - 85 Raise Max Level.png 5

#423
Shuffle013.png

Mind Zap
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO013.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 63 Base Defense: 50
Egg Distance: N/A* Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Weedle Candy 12
Fast Attacks: Bug Bite, Poison Sting
Charged Attacks: Struggle, Frustration, Return

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
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 013.png Spr b 7s 013.png Spr 7s 013.png Spr b 7s 013.png
Spr 7s 013 s.png Spr b 7s 013 s.png Spr 7s 013 s.png Spr b 7s 013 s.png
Front Back Front Back
013MSPE.png For other sprites and images, please see Weedle images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Weedle's early design, Kokana

Origin

Weedle appears to combine elements of wasp larvae and, as suggested by its Japanese Pokémon category, stinging caterpillars.

Name origin

Weedle may be 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 picot
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 From duhk, gok, and chùhng
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 獨角蟲 / 独角虫 Dújiǎochóng From 獨 / 独 , jiǎo, and 蟲 / 虫 chóng


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Notes

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