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Spinarak (Pokémon)

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Ledian #166: Ledian
Pokémon
#168: Ariados Ariados
Spinarak
String Spit Pokémon
イトマル
Itomaru
#167
Spinarak

Spinarak

Spinarak

Spinarak
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Poison
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swarm or Insomnia Cacophony
Cacophony
Sniper
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Spinarak

Mega Spinarak Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
18.7 lbs. 8.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#167
Kanto
#032
Johto
#322
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#107
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-157
Fiore
R-155
Almia
R-034
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
54
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
50
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F167.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Spinarak (Japanese: イトマル Itomaru) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves into Ariados starting at level 22.

Biology

Spinarak is a green, arachnoid Pokémon. It has black eyes with white pupils, a white horn on its head, red mandibles, and six yellow legs. A greenish-black stripe encircles the middle of each leg and the end of its abdomen. The greenish-black spots on its abdomen resemble a face that has been shown to change expression in the anime. Spinarak is a patient hunter that can wait motionlessly for several days for unsuspecting prey to become trapped in its thin yet strong web, which it weaves in the forest. It is even said to be able to identify what kind of prey is in its web just by their vibrations.

In the anime

Spinarak in the anime
A Spinarak Egg in the anime

Major appearances

Spinarak first appeared in Spinarak Attack. Officer Jenny in Catallia City use Spinarak rather than Growlithe in order to honor the Spinarak that foiled a notorious cat burglar known as The Black Arachnid.

Bugsy's Spinarak debuted in Gettin' The Bugs Out.

In Ariados, Amigos, five Spinarak appeared at the Pokémon Jujitsu Academy, where their silk was being used as beauty masks.

One shared an antagonistic role with a Swampert in Abandon Ship!.

One belonging to Sebastian appeared in The Treasure Is All Mine!.

Minor appearances

Misty chased away a Spinarak in The Bug Stops Here after it scared her.

Dr. Anna had Spinarak make bandages for her patients in Hassle In The Castle.

A Spinarak owned by an unnamed Trainer briefly appeared in Imitation Confrontation.

A Spinarak dropped in front of Misty in UnBEARable.

Multiple Spinarak appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

Several Spinarak protected the Tin Tower after Team Rocket stole the crystal bells in For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!.

Three wild Spinarak appeared in The Legend of Thunder!.

In Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution, Team Rocket's experiments made Pokémon feel sick, including a Spinarak.

Three Spinarak covered Misty with strings in Hocus Pokémon.

A Spinarak was in a forest outside the Ice Path in EP250.

A Spinarak was in Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Oak Corral.

A Spinarak appeared in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

A picture of a Spinarak appeared in the gallery museum in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP123 Spinarak Ash's Pokédex Spinarak, the String Spit Pokémon. Spinarak can climb any surface easily, and shoot a strong web from both the front and back of its body. Its prey is caught and held tight in its web.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Spinarak debuted in The Legend where one was seen spinning its silk down from a tree when Green had finished her message to Silver in Johto.

During the Gold, Silver and Crystal saga, one of Team Rocket's elite operatives owns a Spinarak that uses its webs to trap its targets which it first appeared in Into the Unown.

Cyrstal mentions that she captured a Spinarak on her way to Professor Elm's Lab in Three Cheers for Chikorita.

A Spinarak was seen in a Poké Ball at Elm's Laboratory in Off Course with Corsola.

A Spinarak appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shu has a Spinarak.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Giovanni used a Spinarak in Showdown at the Radio Tower!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Spinarak (TCG)

In the TFG

One Spinarak figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold It lies still in the same pose for days in its web, waiting for its unsuspecting prey to wander close.
Silver It spins a web using fine--but durable--thread. It then waits patiently for prey to be trapped.
Crystal If prey becomes ensnared in its nest of spun string, it waits motionlessly until it becomes dark.
Stadium 2 It lies still in the same pose for days in its web, waiting for its unsuspecting prey to wander close.
Generation III
Ruby The web spun by Spinarak can be considered its second nervous system. It is said that this Pokémon can determine what kind of prey is touching its web just by the tiny vibrations it feels through the web's strands.
Sapphire
Emerald The web it spins can be considered its second nervous system. It is said that a Spinarak determines its prey by the tiny vibrations it feels through the web.
FireRed It spins a web using fine--but durable--thread. It then waits patiently for prey to be trapped.
LeafGreen It lies still in the same pose for days in its web, waiting for its unsuspecting prey to wander close.
Generation IV
Diamond It sets a trap by spinning a web with thin but strong silk. It waits motionlessly for prey to arrive.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It lies still in the same pose for days in its web, waiting for its unsuspecting prey to wander close.
SoulSilver It spins a web using fine--but durable--thread. It then waits patiently for prey to be trapped.
Generation V
Black It sets a trap by spinning a web with thin but strong silk. It waits motionlessly for prey to arrive.
White
Black 2 It sets a trap by spinning a web with thin but strong silk. It waits motionlessly for prey to arrive.
White 2
Generation VI
X It spins a web using fine--but durable--thread. It then waits patiently for prey to be trapped.
Y It lies still in the same pose for days in its web, waiting for its unsuspecting prey to wander close.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold
Routes 2, 30, 31, and 37Night
Headbutt trees
Silver
Trade
Crystal
Routes 2, 30, 31, 36, and 37, National ParkNight
Headbutt trees
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Safari Zone extension
FireRed LeafGreen
Pattern Bush
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Shadow PKMN Lab (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Breed Ariados
Platinum
Breed Ariados
HeartGold
Routes 30, 31, and 37Night
Route 2MorningNight
Headbutt trees
SoulSilver
Trade
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Breed Ariados
Black 2
Breed Ariados
White 2
Trade
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Ariados

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 2
Secret Storage 12
Endless Level 8
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Silent Chasm (6F-9F)
Northern Range (6F-11F)
Wish Cave (26F-32F)
Joyous Tower (27F-32F)
Remains Island (B16-B20)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mt. Bristle (1F-9F)
Final Maze (B1-B48)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Olive Jungle
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Cargo Ship
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Teakwood Forest
Pokémon Rumble Blast Tower: Soothing Shore
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Growth Spinarak English United States 5 February 28 to March 6, 2003

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total: 250   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
1/4 ☆☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
00Start String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
055 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
088 Constrict Normal Physical 01010 100100% 35
1212 Leech Life Bug Physical 02020 100100% 15
1515 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
1919 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
2222 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2626 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 5
2929 Spider Web Bug Status 0000 —% 10
3333 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3636 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
4040 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
4343 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
4747 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100100% 20
5050 Sticky Web Bug Status 0000 —% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Spinarak obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spinarak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spinarak
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
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 06060 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 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 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 Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 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 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 Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spinarak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spinarak
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
LedybaLedianSurskitMasquerainNinjaskScolipede Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
VenonatVenomoth Disable Normal Status 100% 20
JoltikGalvantula Electroweb Electric Special 55 95% 15
HeracrossScolipede Megahorn Bug Physical 120 85% 10
ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneSkorupiDrapion
YanmegaGliscor
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
ButterfreeVenonatVenomothDustoxMothimVivillon Psybeam Psychic Special 65 100% 20
BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaSkorupi
DrapionVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
ButterfreeParasParasectVolcarona Rage Powder Bug Status —% 20
VenonatVenomothVolbeatJoltikGalvantula Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
YanmaYanmegaVibravaFlygon SonicBoom Normal Special 90% 20
BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
BeedrillEscavalier Twineedle Bug Physical 25 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Spinarak in Generation VI
  • 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 Spinarak in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spinarak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spinarak
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Spinarak can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Spinarak cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spinarak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spinarak
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani167.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP167.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.8%
Friend Area: Secretive Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Don't get tangled up in the webbing I spit!
26%-50% HP Well, my health is down by about half now.
1%-25% HP It's rough... I can't even spit any webbing...
Level up I leveled up! My webbing is more durable!
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! My webbing is more durable!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP167.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Bug  Poké Assist: Bug PA.png
( Bug )
Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 18 Max. exp.: 31
Browser entry  
Spinarak spits silk to interfere with capture attempts.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Bug  Poké Assist: Bug PA.png
( Bug )
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry  
It spits gooey silk from its mouth. It also spins webs around itself.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Bug  Bug Assist.png
( Bug )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It shoots stingers that make Pokémon Tired.
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
PPW167.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Spinarak dwells in the Haunted House in the Haunted Zone. The thread he spins is thin but durable. You could use it for Piano Wire.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

167Spinarak.png
Unevolved
Spinarak
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 22
168Ariados.png
First evolution
Ariados
 Bug  Poison 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 167.png Spr b 2g 167.png Spr 2s 167.png Spr b 2g 167.png Spr 2c 167.gif Spr b 2c 167.png
Spr 2g 167 s.png Spr b 2g 167 s.png Spr 2s 167 s.png Spr b 2g 167 s.png Spr 2c 167 s.gif Spr b 2g 167 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 167.png Spr b 3r 167.png Spr 3e 167.gif Spr b 3r 167.png Spr 3r 167.png Spr b 3r 167.png
Spr 3r 167 s.png Spr b 3r 167 s.png Spr 3e 167 s.gif Spr b 3r 167 s.png Spr 3r 167 s.png Spr b 3r 167 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 167.png Spr b 4d 167.png Spr 4d 167.png Spr b 4p 167.png Spr 4h 167.png Spr b 4p 167.png
Spr 4d 167 s.png Spr b 4d 167 s.png Spr 4d 167 s.png Spr b 4p 167 s.png Spr 4h 167 s.png Spr b 4p 167 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 167.png Spr b 5b 167.png Spr 5b 167.png Spr b 5b 167.png
Spr 5b 167 s.png Spr b 5b 167 s.png Spr 5b 167 s.png Spr b 5b 167 s.png
Front Back Front Back
167MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Spinarak images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Spinarak shares coloring and appearance with the happy face spider, an arachnid from Hawaii with a face-like marking on its abdomen.

Name origin

Spinarak is a combination of spinneret or the verb spin and arachnid. Spinnerak is also the Afrikaans word for spider web.

Itomaru may be a combination of 糸 ito (thread) and 丸 maru (circle) or a shortening of 巻き上がる makiagaru (to roll up).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese イトマル Itomaru May be a combination of 糸 ito (thread) and 丸 maru (circle) or a shortening of 巻き上がる makiagaru (to roll up).
France Flag.png French Mimigal From mignon and mygale, referring to Mygalomorphae
Spain Flag.png Spanish Spinarak Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Webarak From web and arachnid
Italy Flag.png Italian Spinarak Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 페이검 Pe'igeom From 페이스 peiseu and 거미 geomi; referring to the face on its abdomen


External links

Ledian #166: Ledian
Pokémon
#168: Ariados Ariados


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