015 Beedrill

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    82.4
  • Main moves:
    Poison Jab, X-Scissor, Drill Run*
  • Type
    BUG
    POISON
  • Level:
    28-38
  • Rank:
    Lvl 32.5 0/13/14CP 1499
  • Buddy Distance:
    1km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    10,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    127.6
  • Defense:
    106.2
  • Stamina:
    129
  • Overall:
    1749

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • - Less Bulky
    Below average defensive stats and may struggle to take hits.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Poison Jab 3.5 4.2 2 General
2 Fast Infestation 4 2.4 3 Fast Charge
3 Fast Bug Bite* 3 3.6 1 General
4 Charged Drill Run* 45 80 1.78 7 - 6 - 7 Coverage
5 Charged X-Scissor 35 54 1.54 5 - 5 - 5 Spam/Bait
6 Charged Sludge Bomb 50 96 1.92 8 - 7 - 7 General
7 Charged Aerial Ace 45 55 1.22 7 - 6 - 7 Coverage
8 Charged Return† 70 130 1.86 10 - 10 - 10 Neutral Nuke
9 Charged Fell Stinger 100% chance +1 Atk self 35 24 0.69 5 - 5 - 5 Boost Spam/Bait
Weaknesses
fire
x1.6
flying
x1.6
psychic
x1.6
rock
x1.6
Resistances
grass
x0.39
fighting
x0.39
poison
x0.625
fairy
x0.625
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Beedrill is a Bug & Poison Pokémon which evolves from Kakuna. It is vulnerable to Flying, Rock, Fire and Psychic moves. Beedrill's strongest moveset is Poison Jab & Sludge Bomb and it has a Max CP of 1,846.

About

"Beedrill is extremely territorial. No one should ever approach its nest—this is for their own safety. If angered, they will attack in a furious swarm."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Poison Jab or Bug Bite* + X-Scissor or Fell Stinger or Sludge Bomb and Drill Run

When looking at stats, Poison Jab is superior to legacy Bug Bite, though they're different typings and cover slightly different roles. Poison Jab has recently  become a stronger choice than it once was thanks to the presence of Charm users such as Wigglytuff and Clefable. Infestation has the highest 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. The addition of Fell Stinger following the Dec 11, 2019 rebalance is interesting for Beedrill, but isn't very impactful if it doesn't bait a shield due to its pitiful damage output. Beedrill's Community Day move, Drill Run, gives it the much needed coverage against Steel-types that it's STAB moves lack. It's also quite a powerful move, with 1.78 DPE.

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 3 / 5

Beedrill can now use Drill Run to score wins against Registeel, while remaining a threat to the things it's supposed to beat, like Fairy, Grass, and Fighting-types. In the meta at large, Poison-type attacks are largely resisted, making this slightly Attack-weighted Pokemon still feel somewhat out of place.

Ultra League: 0 / 5

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

Master League: 0 / 5

Playing Beedrill is asking to get squashed.

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