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Weedle (#13) - Kakuna - Beedrill (#15)

Name (japanese), NumberKakuna (Kokuun), 14
StageStage 1
Evolves fromWeedle
Evolves toBeedrill
Hit points45
Special attack²25
Special defense²25
SpeciesCocoon Pokémon
TypesBug, Poison
Height2'0" (0.61 m)
Weight22 lb (9.9 kg)
Shiney colour 
Gender distribution50% male, 50% female
¹ Stats for trading card versions may vary.
² Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal
³ Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow
Kakuna (Kokuun in Romaji Japanese) is a Stage 1 bug-type Pokémon that evolves from Weedle at level 7 and further evolves into Beedrill at level 10. Kakuna is virtually motionless; it protects itself by means of its hard shell, and can also extend a poison stinger to defend itself against attackers.

Name Origin

Kakuna's name is under research at Its Japanese name, Kokuun, is probably a pronunciation of "Cocoon."


In Pokémon Red/Blue, Kakuna can be found in the Viridian Forest. In Yellow, Kakuna can only be obtained by trading from another cartridge. In Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal, Kakuna can be found in the National Park and - in Silver/Crystal - in Ilex Forest. In Pokémon Sapphire/Ruby, Kakuna is not available at all.

Kakuna also appears in the Nintendo 64 game Pokémon Snap.

Strengths / Weaknesses

Kakuna is vulnerable to Fire, Flying, Psychic, Rock and - in Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow - Bug, and strong against Grass, Fighting and - in Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal - Poison and Bug.

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