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How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Stats

Unlock Energy Cost
100 20
40.50 kg Weight
1.40 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
3383
ATK 303
DEF 148
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. 
  • 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.
  • Fell Stinger has a higher attack rating than X-Scissor, but it's substantially slower which makes it weaker in practice.
  • Beedrill is a bad Bug-type attacker. It's an even worse Ground-type. Leave Drill Run alone.

PVE Overview

One of the first Mega Pokemon introduced to Pokemon Go, Mega Beedrill looks absolutely terrifying with its high ATK stat. While Bug and Poison typings are typically not as valuable as other typings, the early accessibility makes it a good entry option. It should be noted while Mega Beedrill packs a big punch (or sting), it's also very fragile and likely won't last long as an attacker. Stronger Bug-type Mega Pokemon will likely be introduced in the future to replace Mega Beedrill, but for now this is a cool addition to any player's collection. Also worth noting is that Mega Beedrill packs the highest Poison DPS of any of the Mega Evolutions, though Poison is still a less than useful type in raids generally speaking.

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
A-
A-
B

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 Mega 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 Mega 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.

Fast Moves

10
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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

Elite Fast Moves

5
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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

Charge Moves

55
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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
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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
50
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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
2.20
0.20
0.00
1.52
22.73
28.41
34.44

Elite Charge Moves

80
More Info

Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.80
0.90
0.00
1.60
28.57
35.71
45.71

Purified Charge Moves

35
More Info

Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
0.70
0.25
0.00
1.06
50.00
62.50
53.03

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 25
Stardust 10,000

Purification Cost

Candy 1
Stardust 1000

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
20014147
2001.58598
2002130149
2002.5174201
4003219252
4003.5263303
4004307354
4004.5352405
6005396456
6005.5440507
6006485558
6006.5529609
8007573660
8007.5618711
8008662762
8008.5706813
10009751864
10009.5795915
100010840966
100010.58821015
1300119241063
130011.59661111
13001210071160
130012.510491208
16001310911256
160013.511331305
16001411751353
160014.512171401
19001512591450
190015.513011498
19001613431546
190016.513851594
22001714271643
220017.514691691
22001815111739
220018.515531788
25001915951836
250019.516371884
25002016791933
250020.517211981
30002117632029
300021.518052078
30002218472126
300022.518892174
35002319312223
350023.519732271
35002420152319
350024.520572368
40002520992416
400025.521412464
40002621832513
400026.522252561
45002722672609
450027.523092658
45002823512706
450028.523932754
50002924352803
500029.524772851
50003025192899
500030.525402924
60003125612948
600031.525822972
60003226032996
600032.526243020
70003326453044
700033.526663069
70003426873093
700034.527083117
80003527293141
800035.527503165
80003627713189
800036.527923214
90003728133238
900037.528343262
90003828553286
900038.528763310
100003928973334
1000039.529183358
100004029393383
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