Essentials

Twineedle

Bug physical

Generation 1

Summary

Hits twice in the same turn. Has a 20% chance to poison the target.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 2
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy ½
  • Fighting ½
  • Fire ½
  • Flying ½
  • Ghost ½
  • Grass 2
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic 2
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
25; percentile 6.8
Accuracy
100%
PP
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
20
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 1
Not a TM
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. Hits twice in the same turn. Has a 20% chance to poison the target.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Jabs the foe twice using stingers.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Stingers on the forelegs jab the foe twice.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The foe is stabbed twice with foreleg stingers. It may poison the foe.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The foe is stabbed twice by a pair of stingers. It may also poison the target.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user damages the target twice in succession by jabbing it with two spikes. It may also poison the target.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user damages the target twice in succession by jabbing it with two spikes. This may also poison the target.

Foreign Names

Japanese
ダブルニードル (daburuniidoru)
Korean
더블니들
French
Double-Dard
German
Duonadel
Spanish
Doble Ataque
Italian
Doppio Ago
Czech
Dvojehla

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
♥♥♥
Flavor text
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Twineedle.

Pokémon

Bug Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Attack are more suited to Twineedle's physical damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
20 20 20 16 16 16 Beedrill Bug Poison Swarm
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 90 40 45 80 75 395
Escavalier Bug Steel Swarm
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • Shellder Water Shell Armor
Skill Link
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Water 3 30 65 100 45 25 40 305
• • Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
• • Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
40 50 90 30 55 65 330
• • Venipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 30 45 59 30 39 57 260

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