Kakuna #014

Best moveset for Kakuna

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Kakuna’s greatest moves are Bug Bite and Return. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Bug Bite 12 dps
  Return Purified 50 dps


  Bug Bite 12 dps
  Struggle 15.9 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Bug Bite 5 12 12
 Poison Sting 5 11.7 10
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Struggle 35 0 15.9
 Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
 Return Purified 35 -47.1 50


The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

The Pokemon Kakuna is one of the numerous monsters that may be captured in Pokemon Go.
It may also be developed from Weedle by feeding it 12 Weedle Candies.

#014 Kakuna Info

Type Candy Needed to Evolve
Bug / Poison 50 Weedle Candy

Combat Moves

To use combat moves, touch the screen while in battle, and the pokemon will release their attacks as quickly as they can. Attacks that are repeated will fill the bars on their specific meter. When any or all of the bars are full, press and hold the screen for a few seconds to unleash a special move.
Possible Attack Moves
Name Type Damage
Bug Bite Bug 5
Poison Sting Poison 5
Possible Special Moves
Name Type Damage Number of Special Bars
Struggle Normal 35 2
  • Evolves From: Weedle
  • Evolves Into: Beedrill

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Evolution family

Kakuna is part of a three-member family.

Regular Version


Weedle Kakuna #014
#013 Weedle

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Kakuna Kakuna #014
#014 Kakuna
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Beedrill Kakuna #014
#015 Beedrill
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Beedrill mega Kakuna #014
Mega Beedrill


Shiny Version



Weedle shiny Kakuna #014
#013 Weedle

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Kakuna shiny Kakuna #014
#014 Kakuna
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Beedrill shiny Kakuna #014
#015 Beedrill
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Beedrill mega shiny Kakuna #014
Mega Beedrill



  • Kakuna was released along with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Kakuna was released at the start of the June 2020 Community Day on June 20th, 2020.
  • Icon_Shadow_Pokemon Shadow form of Kakuna was released on Halloween 2019 on October 17th, 2019.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6
Research tasks
185 Field Research:Send 3 Gifts to friends: 2021 Jul



Kakuna is a yellow, insect-like Pokémon. Kakuna has a dome-shaped head and black, triangular eyes with white pupils that shine. In the centre of its body, it bears two scythe-like arms. When it is on the verge of developing, its body emits heat, making it warm to the touch. Kakuna sits still and waits for evolution, frequently dangling from tree branches by long threads of silk. When struck, it may, however, expand its poison barbs. Kakunas build their nests in temperate woods and foggy forested places. It will also nest near the mouths of tunnels and caverns on occasion, as shown in Pokémon Snap.

 What counters Kakuna?

Kakuna is a Bug/Poison type Pokémon, which makes it weak against FlyingRockFire and Psychic moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Kakuna are:

  • Calyrex (Shadow Rider),
  • Mewtwo,
  • Hoopa (Unbound),
  • Deoxys (Attack),
  • Reshiram.