How to Beat Beedrill in Pokémon Go

Lits of Beedrill Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated: 24.09.2016.
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Rock Throw
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Wing Attack
Special Move:
Hurricane
Quick Move:
Wing Attack
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Fire Fang
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Wing Attack
Special Move:
Flamethrower
Quick Move:
Mud Shot
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Steel Wing
Special Move:
Hurricane
Quick Move:
Zen Headbutt
Special Move:
Body Slam
Quick Move:
Rock Smash
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Frost Breath
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Ice Shard
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Feint Attack
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Heat Wave



Beedrill is the only viable 'Bug / Poison' Type Gym Defender in Pokémon Go.

Beedrill is 'Bug / Poison' Type Pokémon with average amount of HP and average Attacks.
Beedrill counters 'Grass / Psychic' and Psychic Type Pokémon with it's Bug Type Attacks, therefore we have excluded them from Beedrill counters list.

List of Beedrill counters is filled up with Pokémon that have Fire, Ground, Rock, Flying and Psychic Type Attacks since all of them are super effective against Beedrill.

How Did We Select Pokémon Counterpicks?


There are 18 damage-type groups in Pokémon Go (like Water, Grass, Ice, Fire, Rock, etc...)
Every Pokémon has 1 or 2 Types.
Every Pokémon has 2 Attacks - Quick Move and Special Move.
Based on Pokémon Type and Attack Types it has - every Pokémon in Pokémon Go has it's strengths and weaknesses.

We developed ranking algorithms that create Pokémon counterpick lists based on:
1. Type(s) of Attacking Pokémon
2. Attack Types of Attacking Pokémon
3. Attacking Pokémon DPS (Damage per Second)
4. Type(s) of Defending Pokémon
5. Potential Attack Types of Defending Pokémon
6. Defending Pokémon DPS
* We have excluded legendary Pokémon (Mewtwo, Mew, Moltres, Articuno and Zapdos) from results because they are not available to all Pokémon Go players.

We spent over 2 month developing this tool (July and August 2016.)
The first algorithm we developed back in August was ok for the first version of tool but it wasn't what we really wanted...
Because of that algorithms were re-developed from scratch around September 1st 2016. and we are updating/improving counterpick lists on daily basis since then.