Beedrill Raid Counters Guide

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Beedrill is a Tier 3 raid boss. The ideal recommended group size is 1-3 for well-prepared trainers. Make sure you are armed with the correct movesets for your counters.

Beedrill can be shiny from raids.

Beedrill can be caught in the following CP range:

  • 994 CP to 1054 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 1242 CP to 1318 CP at Level 25, weather boosted during Rainy and Cloudy weather

Beedrill is a dual Bug Poison-type Pokémon. Beedrill is weak to Fire, Flying, Psychic and Rock-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Fighting, Grass, Bug, Fairy, and Poison-type moves.

Top Beedrill Counters Raid icon

Reminder: Mega-Evolved Pokémon give other Pokémon special bonuses when brought to a Raid Battle. While a Mega-Evolved Pokémon is on the battlefield, all Trainers’ Pokémon receive an attack boost to all their attacks and gain an additional attack boost if their attack types match the Mega-Evolved Pokémon’s type(s).

1. Rayquaza (Mega) Air Slash Flying Dragon Ascent Flying 1 55s
2. Mewtwo (Shadow) Confusion Psychic Psystrike Psychic 2 61s
3. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 1 72s
4. Rayquaza Air Slash Flying Dragon Ascent Flying 1 71s
5. Blaziken (Mega) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 2 69s
6. Alakazam (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 3 68s
7. Moltres (Shadow) Fire Spin Fire Sky Attack Flying 2 75s
8. Mewtwo Confusion Psychic Psystrike Psychic 2 74s
9. Latios (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 2 76s
10. Ho-Oh (Shadow) Incinerate Fire Brave Bird Flying 1 83s
11. Ho-Oh (Apex Shadow) Incinerate Fire Brave Bird Flying 1 83s
12. Gardevoir (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 2 75s
13. Diancie (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 2 77s
14. Rampardos (Shadow) Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 3 71s
15. Reshiram Fire Fang Fire Fusion Flare Fire 2 80s
16. Chandelure (Shadow) Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 2 76s
17. Rhyperior (Shadow) Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock 2 81s
18. Staraptor (Shadow) Gust Flying Fly Flying 2 77s
19. Darmanitan (Standard Shadow) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 3 74s
20. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 1 88s
21. Metagross (Shadow) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 2 82s
22. Pidgeot (Mega) Gust Flying Brave Bird Flying 2 83s
23. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 2 82s
24. Blaziken (Shadow) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 3 76s
25. Entei (Shadow) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 2 82s
26. Latios (Shadow) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 3 77s
27. Yveltal Gust Flying Oblivion Wing Flying 2 86s
28. Charizard (Shadow) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 2 83s
29. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot Ground Fire Punch Fire 1 92s
30. Lugia (Shadow) Extrasensory Psychic Aeroblast Flying 1 92s

Beedrill Overview General icon

Beedrill BugPoison
Max CP at Level 40 1846| Max CP at Level 50 2087
ATK 169 DEF 130 HP 163
Weak To: Strong Against:
Fire Flying Psychic Rock Fighting Grass Bug Fairy Poison


Beedrill Move Sets Attack icon

Beedrill has access to this set of moves as a raid boss:

Fast Moves Charge Moves
Bug Bite* Bug Arial Ace Flying
Poison Jab Poison Drill Run* Ground
Infestation Bug Sludge Bomb Poison
  X-Scissor Bug
  Fell Stinger Bug

Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*).

Beedrill’s best moveset is Bug Bite and Sludge Bomb, with 12.30 DPS (damage per second) and 220.4 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Rain and Cloudy weather. You need an Elite Fast TM to teach Beedrill Bug Bite.

Weather Effects

Weather Pro Attacker Pro Beedrill
Sunny/Sunny Boosts Super Effective Fire type attacks
Partly Cloudy Boosts Super Effective Rock type attacks
Cloudy LVL 25 Beedrill encounter Boosts Poison type moves
Rainy LVL 25 Beedrill encounter Boosts Bug type moves
Windy Boosts Super Effective Flying and Psychic type attacks Boosts Flying type moves

As this is a Tier 3 raid, the weather will not be crucial to defeating Beedrill. If you’re looking for the Level 25 encounter you will need Rainy or Cloudy weather. Otherwise, any weather other than Snow or Fog will boost your moves, so you should defeat Beedrill with no issues!

Shiny Beedrill

Beedrill can be shiny from T3 raids, let’s take a look at the shiny! It is an awesome green colour with some stand-out blue. Definitely a shiny worth looking for.

Normal Sprite Shiny Sprite

Happy raiding!

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