Kakuna

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Kakuna is a Bug/Poison-type Pokémon which originally appeared in Pocket Monsters Red and Green Versions (released as Pokémon Red and Blue Versions internationally). It is the first evolution of Weedle, who can evolve into Kakuna starting at level 7. Kakuna itself can evolve into Beedrill starting at level 10. They resemble a yellow chrysalis, and within their shell, Kakuna's large, black eyes are the only visible part of its body. Kakuna is one of several Pokémon to not appear in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Because Kakuna are cocoons, their movement and therefore their moveset is limited. The main move that Kakunas can use is Harden, which increases its Defense. If evolved from a Weedle, Kakuna can inherit some of its moves, including Poison Sting. Kakuna has Shed Skin as its ability, giving it 1/3 of a chance each turn to recover from any possible status effects.

Kakuna falls under the Cocoon Pokémon category, as well as Metapod, Silcoon, and Cascoon. Aside from being cocoons, a consistency between all four is that as Wild Pokémon they can only use Harden.

In the Pokémon anime, Kakuna made its debut in "Challenge of the Samurai".

Locations[edit]

Pokémon series[edit]

Game(s) Location
Pokémon Red Version Viridian Forest, Route 24, Route 25
Pokémon Blue Version Viridian Forest, Route 25
Pokémon Yellow Version Trade from either Pokémon Red or Blue
Pokémon Gold Version Bug-Catching Contest
Pokémon Silver Version Route 30, Route 31, Route 34, Route 35, Route 36, Route 37, Route 38, Route 39, Azalea Town, Ilex Forest, National Park (Bug-Catching Contest), Lake of Rage, Route 2, Route 26, Route 27, Trees
Pokémon Crystal Version Ilex Forest, National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)
Pokémon Ruby Version
Pokémon Sapphire Version
Trade
Pokémon FireRed Version
Pokémon LeafGreen Version
Viridian Forest, Route 25, Pattern Bush
Pokémon Emerald Version Trade
Pokémon Diamond Version
Pokémon Pearl Version
Eterna Forest, but only if Pokémon LeafGreen Version is in Slot-2 of the Nintendo DS

Learnset[edit]

Leveling[edit]

The learnset is the same throughout Generation I to Generation VII.

Level Attack Type
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7
Harden Normal

Profiles[edit]

Main article: List of Kakuna profiles

Pokédex entries[edit]

Game(s) Description
Pokémon Red Version
Pokémon Blue Version
Almost incapable of moving, this POKéMON can only harden its shell to protect itself from predators.
Pokémon Yellow Version Able to move only slightly. When endangered, it may stick out its stinger and poison its enemy.
Pokémon Gold Version
Pokémon HeartGold Version
Although it is a cocoon, it can move a little. It can extend its poison barb if it is attacked.
Pokémon Silver Version
Pokémon SoulSilver Version
From this form, it will grow into an adult. As its body becomes softer, the external shell hardens.
Pokémon Crystal Version Nearly incapable of movement, it leans against stout trees while waiting for its evolution.
Pokémon Ruby Version
Pokémon Sapphire Version
KAKUNA remains virtually immobile as it clings to a tree. However, on the inside, it is extremely busy as it prepares for its coming evolution. This is evident from how hot the shell becomes to the touch.
Pokémon FireRed Version This POKéMON is in a temporary stage while making its body. It is almost completely unable to move on its own.
Pokémon LeafGreen Version Almost incapable of moving, this POKéMON can only harden its shell to protect itself when it is in danger.
Pokémon Emerald Version It remains virtually immobile while it clings to a tree. However, on the inside, it busily prepares for evolution. This is evident from how hot its shell becomes.
Pokémon Diamond Version
Pokémon Pearl Version
Pokémon Platinum Version
While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches.
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General information[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kakuna's English and Japanese names are based on the word "cocoon," although the English word acts more as a misspelling.

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