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Kakuna (the Cocoon Pokémon) is a relatively common Bug/Poison-type Pokémon found among the forested regions of the Kanto, Johto, Unova and Kalos regions as well as the Pattern Bush of the Sevii Islands and the Hoenn, Sinnoh and Alola regions on rare occasions. Virtually harmless but still rightfully feared, Kakuna are nearly immovable creatures that do little other than wait and gather energy for evolution, making them exceptionally easy targets in battle. That doesn't mean that they are completely defenseless, though; get too close, and you'll find out that these cocoons have more than just a frightening appearance for protection!

Like Caterpie, Weedle will cover themselves in a silk cocoon after acquiring enough energy to change into their adult forms and effectively evolve into their pupae stage, Kakuna, from which their adult form will eventually emerge. In the meantime, however, Kakuna remain hidden under leaves or within the nooks of tree branches, completely hidden from the view of all but the most determined predators. In order to increase their chances of survival, Kakuna will usually nest together in large communities in order to scare off potential predators before they can even get close. This is because, while Kakuna are nearly defenseless, it is exceptionally difficult to tell when they are near evolution without getting close to them; the possibility of facing an entire swarm of Beedrill is usually a risk that most predators prefer to avoid taking as much as possible. As Kakuna develop and change within, their semi-hard Weedle interiors gradually soften and grow into their adult forms; since their adult bodies are exceptionally weak before they are fully-formed, Kakuna gradually harden their exterior shells as their insides in turn gradually soften. While it is dangerous to do so, it is possible to tell how close a Kakuna is to evolution by touching their outer shells, as the incredible amount of energy being used to change their interior form is at least partially expended as thermal energy; if an individual's shell is exceptionally hot to the touch, it usually means that evolution will occur within the next day or so.

While in this stage of evolution, Kakuna are almost completely immobile and are able to do little other than use a Harden technique (which they gain access to immediately after evolution) to buffer their defense against physical strikes. However, if a predator gets within an inch or so of their bodies, Kakuna can unleash a nasty surprise on them by quickly extending a venomous barb from the lower portion of their shell, potentially harming and Poisoning those foolish enough to approach them. It should be noted, though, that Kakuna possess a lower base Attack stat than their pre-evolved form and are thus unable to deal as much damage as they could before evolution; since their primary means of defense lies in their ability to Poison attackers, however, this means relatively little outside of a battle.

Kakuna might not be anything special on their own, but that's fine for them; as long as they can survive relatively intact, their lives will be fulfilled upon reaching adulthood. Even so, Bug Catchers should find favor with these cocoons for their ability to battle effectively against weaker creatures with their decent durability and intoxicating Poison Sting attack. If you find yourself frustrated from trying to battle with these creatures with no success, though, don't feel too bad; after all, it won't be too long before you are able to exact a little revenge with a newly-evolved and combat-ready Beedrill!

Professor Wormwood
A report on the Cocoon Pokemon, Kakuna. Enjoy.
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tailskofan999 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
kakuna is an interesting pokemon for lack of better comment(though i do find it to be a bit of an interesting pokemon)
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Writer
Indeed...
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tailskofan999 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
^^
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CloneCaptainCacnea12 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Artist
ah yes very intresting i had an incident with these pokemon before .....though i vaporized them
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Writer
Indeed...
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Volcanix769 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Mutitus, I saw in some deviation that some person named RacieB made multilples of Beedrill(fully developed) transparent inside of Kakuna. But when it's fully formed, do the curl themselves up of they just try to stretch out?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Writer
Like most insects, Beedrill stretch out and crack open their Kakuna shells once they are fully formed. Before that, however, they are at least partially curled up.
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seadra147 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I touched a kakuna, and i burned my hand. Would you recommend and medications for it?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Writer
Just treat it as you would any other type of burn; it's not like there are any poisons contained within the shell itself.
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MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah...I remember having that experience in Viridian forest. Fortunately, I'm a FAST runner.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Writer
Indeed...
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MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
{shudders} I still have nightmares....
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Writer
I could only imagine.
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MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's a hint: Beedrill the size of the Battle Pike (the seviper-shaped building) from Hoenn's Battle Frontier!
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Writer
Yeesh........
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MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One of them, plus about 2,000,000 normal-sized ones, chasing me around a beehive!
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Yeesh.....
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