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

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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.

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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.

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