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Whirlipede (Pokémon)

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Venipede #543: Venipede
Pokémon
#545: Scolipede Scolipede
Whirlipede
ホイーガ Wheega
#544
544Whirlipede.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Bug Poison
Category
Curlipede Pokémon
Abilities
Poison Point or Swarm Quick Feet
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#050 #044
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3'11"
Imperial
1.2 m
Metric
Weight
129 lbs.
Imperial
58.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Body style
Body01.png
Footprint
 F544.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 16 cycles
(4080 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 126 Battle Exp.: 1261*

Whirlipede (Japanese: ホイーガ Wheega) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves from Venipede starting at level 22 and evolves into Scolipede starting at level 30.

Biology

Physiology

Whirlipede is a gray, hard-shelled, curled tire-like Pokémon, with various spikes projecting out of the shell. Magenta rings adorn the various segments of its round body, with two especially long spikes or antennae-like extensions, as well as an extension on the opposite side of its body, banded with a darker shade of gray. The inner portion of its body is also dark gray. Its yellow eyes have pronounced gray eyelids.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

It has a hard, sturdy shell that protects its body. It slams powerfully into its opponents while rotating its body like a tire.

Behavior

It does not move at all unless it is attacked. If bothered it will fight back.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Whirlipede in the anime

Major appearances

Whirlipede made its debut in Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! under the ownership of Burgh. It battled against Ash, but was defeated by his newly-evolved Swadloon.

Minor appearances

A group of Whirlipede appeared in A Restoration Confrontation! Part 2.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW023 Whirlipede Ash's Pokédex Whirlipede, the Curlipede Pokémon and the evolved form of Venipede. Whirlipede can spin its hard shelled body like a tire to smash into opponents.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

Venipede in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Burgh has a Whirlipede which he used to battle Gorm in The Mystery of the Missing Fossil.

In the TCG

Main article: Whirlipede (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 Protected by a hard shell, it spins its body like a wheel and crashes furiously into its enemies.
White It is usually motionless, but when attacked, it rotates at high speed and then crashes into its opponent.
Black 2 Storing energy for evolution, it sits. But, when predators approach, it moves to stab them with poison spikes.
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
Common Pinwheel Forest
Black 2 White 2
Common(Dark Grass) Pinwheel Forest and Lostlorn Forest
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Glacier Palace - East Tower, Glacier Palace - West Tower, Magnagate dungeons
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Sun-Dappled Bank, World Axle - B2F
Pokémon Conquest Chrysalia, Viperia

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Pecha Berry Pecha Berry (50%) Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
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: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 99
93 - 166 182 - 326
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 79
75 - 144 146 - 282
Speed: 47
46 - 108 89 - 212
Total: 360   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 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
2222 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
2323 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
2828 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
3232 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3737 Steamroller Bug Physical 06565 100100% 20
4141 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
4646 Rock Climb Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
5050 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Whirlipede obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whirlipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whirlipede
  • 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 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 Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
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 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 Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 03030 100}}100% 20
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
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whirlipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whirlipede

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 Whirlipede 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 Whirlipede in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whirlipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whirlipede

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
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 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Whirlipede can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Whirlipede cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whirlipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whirlipede

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
PP2544.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He rolls around as he likes. Other Pokémon are annoyed when he rolls around them, but Whirlipede doesn't mind.
PCP544.png HP: Move: Poison Tail
Attack: Ability 1: Poison Point
Defense: ★★★★ Ability 2: Jagged Edge
Speed: ★★ Ability 3: Hero
Evolves from Venipede when Defense reaches 50
Evolves into Scolipede when Speed reaches 57
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Hideaki, 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 544.png Spr 5b 544.png Spr b 5b 544.png
Spr 5b 544 s.png Spr 5b 544 s.png Spr b 5b 544 s.png
Whirlipede For other sprites and images, please see Whirlipede images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Whirlipede, like its species states, is based on a centipede. However, its rolled up appearance and color scheme is more similar to that of an oniscidea or oniscomorpha. When in danger, these arthropods in these two orders will curl up into a ball. It also resembles a car tire.

Name origin

Whirlipede is a combination of whirl and centipede or millipede.

Wheega is a combination of wheel and 毬 iga (sphere).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ホイーガ Wheega From wheel and iga
France Flag.png French Scobolide From Scolopendridae and bolide
Spain Flag.png Spanish Whirlipede Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Rollum From herumrollen
Italy Flag.png Italian Whirlipede Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 휠구 Hwilgu



External links

Venipede #543: Venipede
Pokémon
#545: Scolipede Scolipede


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