Beedrill

Type Tier
Bug / Poison UU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
65
333
Atk
80
258
Def
40
178
Spc
45
188
Spe
75
248
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Overview

Beedrill is really, really weak, but it just might work as a late-game sweeper if Rhydon/Golem are gone and the other Pokemon are paralyzed or weak enough for Beedrill to KO. However, that can be said about almost any Pokemon. In the end, Beedrill's all around low stats, poor typing, and poor movepool condemn it to being very rarely seen in any sort of competitive play, even UU.

Name Moveset

Agility + Swords Dance

~ Twineedle
~ Hyper Beam
~ Swords Dance
~ Agility

The goal of this set is to switch in when you predict the opponent is about to use Rest on a Pokemon that either has a weak Defense stat or is weak to Bug-type attacks. Use one Agility to increase Beedrill's Speed so it'll go first, and follow up with a single Swords Dance. Finally, use either Twineedle or Hyper Beam, depending on which you think has the best chance of wiping out the opponent. A prepared Beedrill can, on occasion, wipe out a full HP Alakazam.

Other Options

Mega Drain can be used to surprise Golem/Rhydon. Focus Energy also becomes a viable move choice if you're playing on Stadium.

Checks and Counters

Pretty much everything that doesn't have a quadruple weakness to Bug-type attacks. Beedrill is a weak Pokemon in Attack, Defense, and Special, so it doesn't scare much off and can't take many hits.