Vespiquen is a dual type Bug and Flying Pokemon introduced in Generation IV. It evolves from a female Combee starting at level 21. Take a look below for 23 fun and interesting facts about Vespiquen.
1. Vespiquen is a bee-like Pokemon with yellow and black striped abdomen resembling an elegant ballroom gown.
2. 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.
3. Vespiquen has black, skinny arms with two orange claws and flies with a pair of relatively small wings on its back.
4. Its yellow upper body is a nearly perfect sphere and its waist is black and slender.
5. A curved line on its back between its shoulders separates its thorax and waist.
6. Vespiquen’s orange face has intimidating red eyes, oversized, yellow, protruding mandibles, and a red gem on its forehead.
7. 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.
8. Vespiquen is a female-only species.
9. Vespiquen is a queen of a hive of Combee, controlling it and protecting it, as well as giving birth to young Combee.
10. The Combee will defend their queen even to the point of death.
11. A Vespiquen is far more powerful than its followers, and will only take action if its Combee are unable to protect the hive.
12. It is known to skillfully command Combee in battle.
13. The more pheromones Vespiquen produces, the more Combee it will have.
14. If outsiders prove themselves to it by defending its hive, it may repay these acts of kindness with a reward.
15. It feeds on flowers to make honey. It then uses it to bring up other Combee.
16. Being a queen, it can command other Combee in order to use Attack Order, Defend Order, and Heal Order, her signature moves.
17. Vespiquen is tied with Togetic for the lowest base Speed stat of all Flying-type Pokémon.
18. Vespiquen is based on queen bees and beehives, along with a combination of real queens.
19. Vespiquen is a combination of vespa (Latin for wasp and a genus of wasps, specifically hornets) and queen.
20. Vespiquen debuted in An Angry Combeenation! as the ruler of a huge colony of Combee.
21. 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.
22. A Vespiquen appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
23. A Vespiquen appeared in A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!, where she managed to scare Serena before being chased off by Fennekin’s Ember.