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Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 1 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

29.50 kg Weight
1.00 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
1846
ATK 169
DEF 130
STA 163

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Bug Bite and Infestation have roughly similar performance, with Infestation having better damage and Bug Bite better energy gain, though the legacy Bug Bite pulls ahead just slightly as it's easier to dodge with, and Beedrill needs to dodge to be even sightly effective.
  • Poison Jab is good when paired with Sludge Bomb, though Sludge Bomb pairs with Bug Bite for Beedrill's highest performance against grass types and neutral targets.
  • X-Scissor is fast and furious, giving Beedrill a bug type set.
  • Aerial Ace is fairly slow, but if you've just started and are desperate for fighting-type counters, you can leverage Beedrill's double fighting-resistance and use this. However, even many neutral matchups can out-damage Beedrill on this metric.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Infestation outclasses Bug Bite hands down.
  • Poison Jab is acceptable as a defense quick-move.
  • Because Beedrill is so fragile, X-Scissor is probably Beedrill's best move on defense, followed by Aerial Ace. Being three-bar, they have the best chance of actually firing on something so frail
  • Sludge Bomb is the best option for pure damage, though it's less reliable due to having fewer bars than Beedrill's other moves.

PVE Overview

Beedrill lives up to its initial use in the original games flawlessly: an easily obtainable pokemon that's easy to raise and help bolster an early team. Sadly, its best role is nothing but a stepping stone to greater things in the game as any real collecting will yield better poison and bug types and leave Beedrill outclassed. On defense it's got a tiny bit of merit early on due to double-resisting Machamp's signature attacking set, but by that same token its entire moveset is hard-walled by Steel types.

In the main series, Beedrill does have the advantage of a mega evolution that is the very definition of a glass cannon, but without abilities it will likely lack the Adaptability needed to have any real success. It also has what was once a signature move in Twineedle, but unless it's released as something colossally powerful, it probably won't make a difference even if it does surface in the future.

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Poison Jab or Bug Bite* + X-Scissor and Sludge Bomb

When looking at stats, Poison Jab is superior to legacy Bug Bite, though they're different typings and cover slightly different roles. Infestation has the highest energy gains by a very small margin, but lacks raw damage output. 

X-Scissor and Sludge Bomb gain STAB with Beedrill and solidify its role as a Bug/Poison type. The former costs very little energy to use and can be spammed to bait shields, while the latter packs a harder punch with a higher 1.6 DPE rating. Aerial Ace is an inferior move that doesn't get STAB even if it would offer coverage against Fighting-type Pokemon.

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 2 / 5

Beedrill is a very niche specialist that's somewhat of an underdog in Great League. A slightly high ATK stat distribution decreases its bulk, while on offense the Bug/Poison typing is more often resisted. When utilized appropriately Beedrill gets the obvious wins against anything it has an advantage over including Medicham, Tropius, and Venusaur, but a longer list of losses against many meta Pokemon makes this bug more of a pest than a threat. 

Ultra League: 0 / 5

With a max CP of 1846 Beedrill is limited to Great League. 

Master League: 0 / 5

So I heard you like losing, you came to the right place. 

Fast Moves

10
More Info

Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
12.73
9.09
11.36
10
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.80
0.60
8.75
12.50
15.63

Charge Moves

55
More Info

Flying

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.40
0.30
0.00
1.67
22.92
28.65
38.19
80
More Info

Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.30
1.00
0.00
1.60
34.78
43.48
55.65
45
More Info

Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.60
0.20
0.00
1.36
28.13
35.16
38.35

Legacy Fast Moves

5
More Info

Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
12.00
10.00
12.50

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 25
Stardust 10,000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 6.0 %
Buddy Distance 1 km
Capture Rate12.5 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012126
2001.54453
20026881
2002.591109
4003114137
4003.5137165
4004160193
4004.5184221
6005207249
6005.5230276
6006253304
6006.5276332
8007300360
8007.5323388
8008346416
8008.5369444
10009392471
10009.5415499
100010439527
100010.5461554
130011483580
130011.5504606
130012526633
130012.5548659
160013570685
160013.5592712
160014614738
160014.5636764
190015658791
190015.5680817
190016702844
190016.5724870
220017746896
220017.5768923
220018790949
220018.5812975
2500198341002
250019.58561028
2500208771054
250020.58991081
3000219211107
300021.59431134
3000229651160
300022.59871186
35002310091213
350023.510311239
35002410531266
350024.510751292
40002510971318
400025.511191345
40002611411371
400026.511631397
45002711851424
450027.512071450
45002812291477
450028.512511503
50002912731529
500029.512951556
50003013171582
500030.513281595
60003113391608
600031.513501622
60003213601635
600032.513711648
70003313821661
700033.513931674
70003414041688
700034.514151701
80003514261714
800035.514371727
80003614481740
800036.514591754
90003714701767
900037.514811780
90003814921793
900038.515031806
100003915141819
1000039.515251833
100004015361846
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