Pokemon Black and White Pokedex - Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede

Stats, screens and discussion on every Pokemon in the Unova Pokedex

Scolipede
#051 Unova / #545 National
Type:
Bug/Poison
Species classification: Megapede Pokemon
Abilities:
Poison Point – 30% chance of poisoning opponent when opponent uses a moves that makes contact with user
Swarm – Increases power of Bug-type moves by 1.5 if user has less than 1/3 HP remaining
Dream World ability: Quick Feet – Boosts speed by 50% when user has a status ailment
Location found (Black/White): Evolve Whirlipede
Egg groups: Bug
Gender ratio: 50/50
Experience at lvl 100: 1,059,860
Base stats: 60 HP / 90 Atk / 89 Def / 55 SAtk / 69 SDef / 112 Spd / 475 Total
Effort values: 3 Speed
Evolution family:Venipede>Whirlipedeat level 22 >Scolipede at level 30

Ifwe may veer slightly off topic for a second,we're super excited for Venipede's final evolution, Scolipede, because it looks eerily similar to the gigantic red worm creatures inthe criminally underappreciatedscience fiction series The War Against the Chtorr by David Gerrold. Aside from the Chtorrans not being quadrupeds (they have two skinny but powerful and dexterous appendages on the front of their bodies, but no legs), the similarities are striking. In fact,Scolipede has the distinction of being the largest Bug-type Pokemon to date at two and a half meters long.

As far as moveset goes, you might want to give the new Bug-type attack Hard Roller a try, since it takes advantage of this family's physical attack and it's the only evolutionary family that can learn the move besidesGolem(weird, huh?). As usual,we recommend Sludge Bomb as another STAB too. Make sure to also use Scolipede's awesome speed to your advantage when you're planning your team – it's easy to forget about it becauseit doesn't look like it should be fast because of its size, but don't be fooled!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Life is nature's way of keeping meat fresh.
We recommend