Beedrill

Type Tier
Bug / Poison UU
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
65
26
Atk
80
17
Def
40
13
SpA
45
14
SpD
80
17
Spe
75
17
  • Overused

Overview

Utterly useless in OU play, and totally outclassed in UU as well. Keep this one on your fun teams, people.

Name Item

Swords Dance

Leftovers
Moveset
~ Sludge Bomb
~ Hidden Power Ground / Hidden Power Rock
~ Swords Dance
~ Agility / Return / Twineedle

Go, useless bee! Nice Attack and slightly below-average Speed. I wonder why no one uses Beedrill. Oh yeah, it can't really do much. With this set, just try to up your stats and attack like crazy until either you die, or a counter shows up, whichever comes first. Sludge Bomb gets STAB of course, and Hidden Power Ground covers most of its resistances, but Hidden Power Rock can hit enemy Bug-types. As for the last move, you can gamble with your Speed if you like. I doubt the bee will live long enough to do much with it anyway.

Other Options

What a plethora of options! Reflect can help those weak defenses. Substitute can help with your predictions. And to use Beedrill, you're going to have to be pretty good at prediction to make it work.

Checks and Counters

Steel-types such as Steelix, Forretress, and Skarmory all perpetually wall Beedrill. Rhydon sets up on it with Curse, and Suicune takes little damage from its attacks. Anything that knows a Rock, Psychic, Fire, or Flying move makes a pretty good counter.