Venipede (Pokémon)

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Leavanny #542: Leavanny
Pokémon
#544: Whirlipede Whirlipede
Venipede
フシデ Fushide
#543
543Venipede.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Bug Poison
Category
Centipede Pokémon
Abilities
Poison Point or Swarm Quick Feet
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#049
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
11.7 lbs.
Imperial
5.3 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F543.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 16 cycles
(4080 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 52 Battle Exp.: 521*

Venipede (Japanese: フシデ Fushide) is a Bug/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves into Whirlipede starting at level 22, which evolves into Scolipede starting at level 30.

Biology

Physiology

Venipede is an insectoid, larvae-like Pokémon, with a pronounced bend or hump on the upper part of its body. The upper part of its body is mainly magenta, with black circles and markings on its 'shoulders', neck, and antennae. Its eyes have pronounced eyelids and yellow scleras. The lower part of a Venipede’s body is segmented, and colored a slightly bluish green. Venipede have four pairs of stubby black legs, and their two magenta tails have black banding.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

It possesses a deadly poison that seeps from its fangs. It's so strong that bird Pokémon, their natural enemies, will be rendered motionless.

Behavior

Venipede is extremely brutal.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Venipede are set to appear in BW022.

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Venipede (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 Its bite injects a potent poison, enough to paralyze large bird Pokémon that try to prey on it.
White あたまと しっぽの しょっかくで まわりの ようすを さぐる。ひじょうに きょうぼうな せいかく。
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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, Lostlorn Forest
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
30
90 - 137 170 - 264
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
59
57 - 122 110 - 238
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
39
39 - 100 74 - 194
57
55 - 119 107 - 234
Total:
260
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

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 - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 —% 40
00Start Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
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 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
2626 Venom Shock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
2929 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3333 Hard Roller Bug Physical 06565 100100% 20
3636 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
4040 Rock Climb Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4343 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Venipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Venipede
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI - VII
 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 Venom Shock 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 Venipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Venipede

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BeedrillSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion Pin Missile Bug Physical 14 85% 20
VenipedeWhirlipedePendra Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
PinecoForretress Spikes Ground Status —% 20
PinecoForretressHeracrossKaburumoMeraruba Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
BeedrillShubarugo Twineedle Bug Physical 25 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Venipede 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 Venipede in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Venipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Venipede

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Venipede can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Venipede cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Venipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Venipede

Special moves

TCG-only moves

Side game data

Evolution

Venipede
Unevolved
Venipede
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 22


Whirlipede
First evolution
Whirlipede
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 30


Pendra
Second evolution
Pendra
 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 543.png Spr 5b 543.png Spr b 5b 543.png
Spr 5b 543 s.png Spr 5b 543 s.png Spr b 5b 543 s.png
Venipede For other sprites and images, please see Venipede images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Venipede, like its species states, is based on a centipede. However, it is more similar in appearance to an arthropod in the Oniscidea suborder or of the Oniscomorpha superorder, like a pill bug or a pill millipede, respectively. More specifically, it was most likely based on a green Glomeris marginata (North American pill millipede).

Name origin

Venipede is a combination of venom and centipede or millipede. Fushide is most likely a combination of 節 fushi, joint/segment and ムカデ mukade, centipede.

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