Pokemon Black and White spotlight: Kurumiru, Fushide and their evolutions

Continuing our journey through the Unova Pokedex with two triple-stage dual-type bugs

Fushide
#049 Unova / #543 National
Type:
Bug/Poison
Species classification: Centipede 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 abilities:
Quick Feet – Boosts speed by 50% when user has a status ailment
Location found (Black/White): Yaguruma Forest, Lost Forest
Wild hold items: Pecha Berry (common), Poison Barb (rare)
Egg groups: Bug
Capture rate: 255
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 1 Defense
Evolution family: Fushide > Hoiiga at level 22 > Pendora at level 30


Hoiiga
#050 Unova / #544 National
Type:
Bug/Poison
Species classification: Cocoon Centipede 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 abilities:
Quick Feet – Boosts speed by 50% when user has a status ailment
Location found (Black/White): Yaguruma Forest
Wild hold items: Pecha Berry (common), Poison Barb (rare)
Egg groups: Bug
Capture rate: 120
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 2 Defense
Evolution family: Fushide > Hoiiga at level 22 > Pendora at level 30


Pendora
#051 Unova / #545 National
Type:
Bug/Poison
Species classification: Mega Centipede 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 abilities:
Quick Feet – Boosts speed by 50% when user has a status ailment
Location found (Black/White): Evolve Hoiiga
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: Fushide > Hoiiga at level 22 > Pendora at level 30

If I may veer slightly off topic for a second, I'm personally super excited for Fushide's final evolution, Pendora, because it looks eerily similar to the gigantic red worm creatures in one of my favorite science fiction series of all time, 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, Pendora 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 besides Golem (weird, huh?). As usual I have to recommend Sludge Bomb as another STAB too. Make sure to also use Pendora's awesome speed to your advantage when you're planning your team – it's easy to forget about it because Pendora doesn't look like it should be fast because of its size, but don't be fooled!

Previous Pokemon B&W spotlights:
The starters and their evolutions
Minezumi, Yorterii, Choroneko and their evolutions.
The monkey trio and their evolutions
Munna, Mamepato, Shimama and their evolutions
The ghosts of Isshu
Victini
Dangoro, Koromori and their evolutions
Tabunne, Moguryuu and and Doryuuzu
Otamaro, Dokkora and their evolutions
Pokemon Black and White spotlight: Nageki and Dageki

Dec 11, 2010

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