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[[File:Type Bug/Poison.gif|link=Bug/Poison type]]  
Species Curlipede Pokémon
Abilities Poison Point
Quick Feet (Dream World)
None ← 544 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Venipede]]
Evolves into [[Scolipede]]
(ホイーガ Hoiiga)
[[Generation V]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Gray>Gray</font>
Shape Footprint

Whirlipede (Japanese: ホイーガ Hoiiga) is a Bug/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It is used in-game by Gym Leader Burgh.


Whirlipede is a purple and black Pokémon with antenna on its face and lower body. In the center is a large yellow eye and around it is some black. It has light purple scales and on these scales are little red circles. Its curled-up body makes it look like a tire.


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

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Pinwheel Forest Common

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
Protected by a hard shell, it spins its body like a wheel and crashes furiously into its enemies.
It is usually motionless, but when attacked, it rotates at high speed and then crashes into its opponent.
Black 2
White 2
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Defense Curl - -% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


1 Rollout 30 90% 20 [[Rock type|Rock]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Screech - 85% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


5 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Physical Physical


8 Screech - 85% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


12 Pursuit 40 100% 20 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


15 Protect - -% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


19 Poison Tail 50 100% 25 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Physical Physical


22 Iron Defense - -% 15 [[Steel type|Steel]] [[Move#Status Status


23 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Physical Physical


28 Venoshock 65 100% 10 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Special Special


32 Agility - -% 30 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Status Status


37 Steamroller 65 100% 20 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Physical Physical


41 Toxic - 90% 10 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Status Status


46 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


50 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical 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.


Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


  • While it seems to be a counterpart to Swadloon, it evolves through leveling instead of friendship.
  • 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.
  • Whirlipede 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.


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