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Whirlipede
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ホイーガ Hoiiga
544Whirlipede
Generation V
Evolutionary line
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Type(s)
Type Bug  Type Poison
Species Curlipede Pokémon
Abilities Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost (DW)
Pokédex
Venipede ← 544 → Scolipede
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 050/044 Central Kalos 121
Alola N/A
Evolves from Venipede
Evolves into Scolipede
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
129.0 lbs. 58.6 kg 3'11" 0.9 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Gray Bug
Shape Footprint
Shape01
F544
Cry

Whirlipede (Japanese: ホイーガ Hoiiga) is a Bug/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Whirlipede is a large arthropod Pokémon that resembles a curled-up centipede. Its rolled-up body is segmented. It is mainly purple and black with long spine-like appendages on its front and lower body. Its body is covered in smaller purple spikes. In the center of its body is its large yellow eye. It has light purple scales; on these scales are small red circles. Its curled-up body gives it the appearance of a tire. Storing energy for evolution, it sits. But, when predators approach, it moves to stab then with poison spikes.

Evolution

Whirlipede is the middle evolution in the series of centipede like Pokémon, evolving from Venipede at level 22 then into Scolipede at level 30.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Pinwheel Forest Common
Black 2/White 2 Pinwheel Forest, Lostlorn Forest Common
OR/AS Trade None


Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
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
Storing energy for evolution, it sits. But, when predators approach, it moves to stab them with poison spikes.
X
Protected by a hard shell, it spins its body like a wheel and crashes furiously into its enemies.
Y
It is usually motionless, but when attacked, it rotates at high speed and then crashes into its opponent.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Stats

Base Stats
HP
40
Attack
55
Defense
99
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
79
Speed
47
Total
360

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
1 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status
1 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
1 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
Evo Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
5 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
8 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
12 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
15 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
19 Poison Tail 50 100% 25 Poison Physical
23 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
28 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
32 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
37 Steamroller 65 100% 20 Bug Physical
41 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
43 Venom Drench 100% 20 Poison Status
46 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
50 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
1 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Type Clever ♥♥ ♥♥♥
1 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
5 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical Type Clever ♥♥ ♥♥♥
8 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
12 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Clever ♥♥
15 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
19 Poison Tail 50 100% 25 Poison Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
22 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 0
23 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
28 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
32 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
37 Steamroller 65 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
41 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
43 Venom Drench 100% 20 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
46 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
50 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status
1 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
1 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
5 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
8 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
12 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
15 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
19 Poison Tail 50 100% 25 Poison Physical
22 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
23 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
28 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
32 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
37 Steamroller 65 100% 20 Bug Physical
41 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
46 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
50 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Cool 0
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM76 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Whirlipede BW Whirlipede BW Whirlipede BW Back
Shiny Whirlipede BW Shiny Whirlipede BW Shiny Whirlipede BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Whirlipede XY Whirlipede XY WhirlipedeBackXY
WhirlipedeShinyXY WhirlipedeShinyXY WhirlipedeBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Trivia

Although it's similar to Kakuna and Cascoon in nature, it does not evolve from its previous form nor into its final form quite as fast as them.

Origin

Whirlipede is based on a curled-up centipede. It looks similar to a wheel.

Whirlipede's appearance is somewhat related to what an ordinary insect will go through at its basic form, which is Venipede, which looks like a centipede, then Whirlipede, which is like Venipede coiling up to begin the stage of development in real life, then evolving to Scolipede, which is the mature centipede.

Etymology

Whirlipede's English name is derived from the words "whirl" and "centipede".

Gallery

See also