I've been arguing with my friend for a while about this. But is Beedrill classified as a wasp or a bee Pokemon?

Its name is indeed "Bee"drill, but its shape is one of a wasps'.

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    Its "species" is identified as "Poison Bee Pokemon" in both English and Japanese for what that's worth. See its Bulbapedia article for more details.
    – senshin
    Oct 23 '13 at 15:00
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    If you are trying to relate this to real life, then surely we must go back to the roots en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weevil
    – krikara
    Oct 24 '13 at 1:47

Beedrill is a bee. It's classified as such in the Pokedex and its in the name as well.


Beedrill is called Poison Bee Pokemon, but Kingdra is called Dragon Pokemon when it's clearly a seahorse. I'd say it's based off a wasp, due to the fact that its main feature is a sting. Bees sting once then die, but wasps can sting as many times as they want, just like Beedrill. Hence the 3 stingers.

  • Kingdra isn't a seahorse, but a close relative called the seadragon. Dragalge is also based on one (specifically, the leafy seadragon).
    – F1Krazy
    Oct 27 '21 at 13:33

Beedrill is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokemon. In your form of question of if he is a Bee or a Wasp, he is indeed a Bee.


its design is a wasp, but beedrill sounds better than waspdrill, so i guess they went with bee due to that


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