Beedrill is a dual type Bug and Poison Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Kakuna starting at level 10. It is the final form of Weedle. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Beedrill using the Beedrillite. Take a look below for 26 awesome and fascinating facts about Beedrill.
1. Beedrill mostly resembles a bipedal, yellow wasp; however, it only has four legs instead of six and lacks pigment pits.
2. Beedrill’s head is round with a slightly pointed mouth, large, red eyes, and black antennae with a sharp bend in the middle.
3. Its forelegs are tipped with long, conical stingers.
4. It stands on its other two legs, which are long, segmented, and insectoid in shape.
5. Beedrill has two pairs of rounded, veined wings, and another stinger on its yellow-and-black striped abdomen.
6. As Mega Beedrill, its 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.
7. 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.
8. Beedrill is highly territorial and normally lives in colonies.
9. 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.
10. Disturbing a swarm of Beedrill will cause the whole colony to attack.
11. It flies at high speed and attacks using the large venomous stingers on its forelegs and abdomen.
12. The two stingers on its forelimbs allow it to use its former signature move, Twineedle.
13. It will take the victims of its attacks back to its nest for food.
14. Beedrill nests in temperate forests and misty wooded areas.
15. Beedrill’s English name was originally going to be spelled Beedril.
16. Beedrill’s effort value yield of 2 Attack and 1 Special Defense is unique.
17. Beedrill can be seen as a parallel to Butterfree. Both of their unevolved stages evolve into their respective first evolutionary stages at level 7, which then evolve into their respective final forms at level 10. They both also go through metamorphosis-like evolution and share a base stat total of 395. Also, while Beedrill is a version exclusive of Black and Black 2, Butterfree is exclusive to White and White 2.
18. In Pokémon Conquest, Beedrill is the only Pokémon that is featured without its evolutionary relatives.
19. Mega Beedrill was designed by Hitoshi Ariga.
20. Beedrill’s design appears to simply be a stylized bee or wasp. However, it has a much closer resemblance to an Asian giant hornet.
21. Beedrill is a combination of bee and drill (indicating its needle-like arms).
22. Ash caught a Beedrill in the Bug-Catching Contest in The Bug Stops Here, but he gave it to Casey because she is a huge fan of yellow and black Pokémon. Multiple Beedrill also appeared in the same episode.
23. Multiple Beedrill appeared in Challenge of the Samurai, where they 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.
24. A Beedrill appeared in The Fourth Round Rumble, under the ownership of Jeanette Fisher. She used it during her battle against Ash; it battled Bulbasaur but was defeated. It reappeared in a flashback in Friends to the End.
25. A Beedrill appeared in The Lost Lapras, under the ownership of a Trainer who ordered it 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.
26. A Beedrill appeared in The Legend of Thunder!, under the ownership of Jimmy. He used it in a battle against Marina’s Jigglypuff, nicknamed Pink, which Beedrill won. It has exceptional speed and agility that Jimmy relies on for situations.