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Scolipede (Pokémon)

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Whirlipede #544: Whirlipede
Pokémon
#546: Cottonee Cottonee
Scolipede
ペンドラー Pendror
#545
545Scolipede.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Bug Poison
Category
Megapede Pokémon
Abilities
Poison Point or Swarm Quick Feet
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#051 #045
Regional Browser numbers
Height
8'02"
Imperial
2.5 m
Metric
Weight
442 lbs.
Imperial
200.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body14.png
Footprint
 F545.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
3
Base Exp.: 214 Battle Exp.: 2141*

Scolipede (Japanese: ペンドラー Pendror) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves from Whirlipede starting at level 30. It is the final form of Venipede.

Biology

Physiology

Scolipede is a centipede-like Pokémon, with bright magenta coloration interspersed with purple rings spaced evenly along its segmented upper body. Its horns, extending from its head in a similar way to antennae, are long and slightly twisted. Purple banding decorates its horns, as well as its similarly-shaped dual tails. It has four pairs of purple-tipped forelegs, capable of injecting poison. Its legs further down its body are longer, with curved black patterns and black tipping on the extremities of the limb.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

The claws on its neck can inject powerful poison that could paralyze or kill any Pokémon who touch it. Scolipede is also extremely fast for its size.

Behavior

Scolipede are very aggressive and will not give up until victorious. They chase down enemies with their great speed then relentlessly attack with their horns until prevailing. They poison their opponents with the claws on their necks.

Habitat

They live in forests.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Scolipede in the anime

Major appearances

A wild Scolipede appeared in The Bloom Is on Axew!. Iris's Axew fell out of a tree and got caught in Scolipede's antennae. This startled Scolipede and caused it to go on a rampage, until Iris's Excadrill decided to defeat it with its Drill Run attack.

Another Scolipede appeared in Battling the Bully!.

A Scolipede appeared in Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 and Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2 under the ownership of Roxie.

Minor appearances

Another wild Scolipede appeared in Emolga the Irresistible!, attacking Ash, Cilan, and Bianca after Bianca accidentally enrages it by having her Pignite use Flamethrower on Scolipede when she thought it was the wild Emolga she was after. The three Trainers soon managed to escape from the angry Megapede Pokémon.

Emmanuel used a Scolipede in Reunion Battles In Nimbasa! for the Club Battle. However, they lost.

A wild Scolipede appeared again in A Maractus Musical!.

A Scolipede is appeared in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! as a test specimen of Colress.

A Scolipede appeared in Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation! as another test specimen of Colress.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW009 Scolipede Ash's Pokédex Scolipede, the Megapede Pokémon. Scolipede catches its opponents with great speed and attacks using horns on its head. Scolipede is highly aggressive and will not give up until victorious.
BW065 Scolipede Ash's Pokédex Scolipede, the Megapede Pokémon and the evolved form of Whirlipede. Scolipede moves quickly, chasing down its opponents while aggressively using its horns to attack them.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Scolipede (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black With quick movements, it chases down its foes, attacking relentlessly with its horns until it prevails.
White Highly aggressive, it uses the claws near its neck to dig into its opponents and poison them.
Black 2 It clasps its prey with the claws on its neck until it stops moving. Then it finishes it off with deadly poison.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Evolve Whirlipede
Black 2 White 2
Rare Pinwheel Forest (Rustling grass)
Dream World
Pleasant Forest*
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Withered Savanna, Holehills, Magnagate dungeons, Strongest Trail, Windy Shoreline,
Canyon Foot, Silent Tundra, Moonlit Forest, Cape at the Edge, Slumbering Cave
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: World Axle - B2F
Pokémon Conquest Evolve Whirlipede

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black 2 White 2 Pecha Berry Pecha Berry (50%) Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 89
84 - 155 164 - 304
Sp.Atk: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Def: 69
66 - 133 128 - 260
Speed: 112
105 - 180 206 - 355
Total: 475   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
00Start Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 —% 40
00Start Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
00Start Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
00Start Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
055 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
088 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
1212 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
1515 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1919 Poison Tail Poison Physical 05050 100100% 25
2323 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
2828 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
3030 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 —% 40
3333 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3939 Steamroller Bug Physical 06565 100100% 20
4444 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
5050 Rock Climb Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
5555 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Scolipede obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scolipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scolipede
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 03030 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scolipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scolipede

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BeedrillSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion Pin Missile Bug Physical 14 85% 20
VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
PinecoForretress Spikes Ground Status —% 20
PinecoForretressHeracrossKarrablastLarvesta Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
BeedrillEscavalier Twineedle Bug Physical 25 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Scolipede in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Scolipede in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scolipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scolipede

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snatch Dark Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Scolipede can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Scolipede cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scolipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scolipede

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
544 Iron DefenseBW Steel Status —% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scolipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scolipede
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
None
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Pleasant Forest Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
Pleasant Forest Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
  • A superscript level indicates that Scolipede can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scolipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scolipede

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2545.png Strong: Tepig icon.png Weak: Snivy icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
His main interest is his strength, but he is taking care of Venipede and Whirlipede in his own way.
PCP545.png HP: ★★ Move: Venoshock
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Poison Point
Defense: ★★★ Ability 2: Jagged Edge
Speed: ★★★★★ Ability 3: Vanguard
Evolves from Whirlipede when its Speed is 57 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Hideaki and Yasunaga

Evolution

Venipede
Unevolved
Venipede
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 22


Whirlipede
First evolution
Whirlipede
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 30


Scolipede
Second evolution
Scolipede
 Bug  Poison 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 545.png Spr 5b 545.png Spr b 5b 545.png
Spr 5b 545 s.png Spr 5b 545 s.png Spr b 5b 545 s.png
Scolipede For other sprites and images, please see Scolipede images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Scolipede's species shows that it was inspired by the centipede, most likely the Scolopendra gigantea. It could be based on Arthropleura, a prehistoric relative of centipedes that grew to 2 and a half metres. Scolipede also has a little in common with millipedes, and may also draw inspiration from a red Archispirostreptus gigas, a species of millipede often kept as a pet. Its appearance may also draw reference to scoliosis, a spinal condition in which the backbone curves abnormally. This may also draw reference to its major increase in height between its evolutionary forms. Scolipede's posture, and the fact that it stands on four 'main' legs, could be an indication that it draws some inspiration from centaurs.

Name origin

Scolipede is a combination of Scolopendra (genus of centipedes) and centipede or millipede. It may also involve scoliosis.

Pendror is derived from Scolopendra.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ペンドラー Pendror From Scolopendra
France Flag.png French Brutapode From brute and arthropod
Spain Flag.png Spanish Scolipede Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Cerapendra Possibly from keras and Scolopendra
Italy Flag.png Italian Scolipede Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 펜드라 Pendeura Corruption of Japanese name



External links

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Pokémon
#546: Cottonee Cottonee


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