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Twineedle

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Bug 25 100% 20 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and always hits twice unless the opponent is KOed by the first hit. Each hit is treated as a separate attack, and thus abilities such as Weak Armor will activate twice, and this move can KO through Focus Sash and Sturdy. Each hit has a 20% chance to poison the target. This gives an overall chance to poison the target of 36%. If the first hit breaks a Substitute, the attack will continue to damage the target. Each hit has a separate flinch rate if used with King's Rock or Stench, and a separate critical hit chance. If the target holds a Tanga, Jaboca, or Enigma Berry, it will only affect the first hit of this move. However, the items Life Orb and Metronome treat both hits as a single attack, and Color Change will only activate on the second hit of the move.

Competitive Use

Twineedle is far too weak to use competitively, and is outclassed by stronger Bug-type moves, such as Megahorn and U-turn.

Related Moves

X-Scissor is a more powerful alternative with no added effect.

Megahorn is a much more powerful alternative with no added effect.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Ariados Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
Beedrill Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Sniper 65 80 40 45 80 75 385
Cloyster Water / Ice OU Shell Armor / Skill Link / Overcoat 50 95 180 85 45 70 525
Drapion Poison / Dark RU Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Escavalier Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Shell Armor / Overcoat 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
Scolipede Bug / Poison NU Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 60 90 89 55 69 112 475
Shellder Water LC Shell Armor / Skill Link / Overcoat 30 65 100 45 25 40 305
Skorupi Poison / Bug LC Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 40 50 90 30 55 65 330
Spinarak Bug / Poison LC Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
Venipede Bug / Poison LC Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 30 45 59 30 39 57 260