Scolipede is an enormous quadrupedal arthropod-based Pokémon that resembles a centipede. Its large, segmented body is mainly a deep ruby-red color with purple teardrop-shaped markings lining each segment from the back of its head to its backside. Its underside is black, and it has a plump, rounded belly. It has two long, curved purple and red striped spine-like horns on top of its head, and on its rear. It has various small purple spikes lining the segments of its upper body. Its four legs are relatively short but powerfully-built, and lined with black stripes. The tips of its feet are black. It has piercing yellow eyes with narrowed black eyelids, and black slit pupils, giving it a fierce and aggressive appearance.
Scolipede is an extremely aggressive and dangerous predatory Pokémon. It will chase and attack its prey relentlessly, using the stinging spines on its neck to poison its victim until it is paralyzed. It will then finish off its prey with a powerful and fatal poison.
Scolipede uses its powerful toxins to severely weaken its opponents by stinging them until they are paralyzed.
Although centipedes have a hundred legs and walk on most of them most of the time, Scolipede is quadrupedal.
This Pokémon is November on the Pokémon Horoscope in Pokémon Black and White.
Scolipede is the both the largest and heaviest Bug-type Pokémon.
Scolipede is based on a centipede. Scolipede may have been loosely based on Arthropluera, a prehistoric relative of centipedes and millipedes, that could grow to two and a half meters in length. This also ties in with Scolipede's length of 2.5 m. However, Arthropluera lived in swamps, as opposed to Scolipede and its pre-evolutions living in forests.
Scolipede's name comes from the words "scolipendra", a large species of centipede, and "centipede".