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

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
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Dec 11, 2010

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20 comments

  • xtremejosh - January 18, 2011 5:30 a.m.

    The bug pokemon in this generation look cool,awesome, and also BADASS!!! btw I use to love bug back in the days of Red and Blue, but people rarely use them cause they suck(not really if you know how to use them). But these bugs are great to use, sadly for me i want to use one but i need to trade with someone, but other than that i love to use it.
  • GameManiac - December 17, 2010 9:02 p.m.

    Pendora looks badASS! I don't think the series has done centipede yet. Imagine a millipede for Gen. 6
  • zalmute - December 14, 2010 3:34 a.m.

    I dig the design of the centipede pokemon. Its too bad its bug/poison. Random rant: If I had to chose what my least favorite part of pokemon was, some type weaknesses do not make sense. Why is poison weak to psychic? I mean, i would like to see a psychic work his tricks while convulsing
  • Pokefan8824ever - December 12, 2010 9:24 p.m.

    I like anykind of bug type pokemon i've always wanted to have an all bug type battle bc b4 it was only a handful of bugs and then there were more on the third gen and then a few on the fourth and then now there are a lot more I want to have an all bug battle when I get these games lol
  • onewingedantista - December 12, 2010 5:06 p.m.

    I think I may get a DS and play Pokemon for the first time since Emerald.
  • dragonofvn - December 12, 2010 8:56 a.m.

    What the hell...these design are so uncool. Why can't they come up with something like Scyther?
  • Abhikun - December 12, 2010 4:33 a.m.

    I love using Pendora simply for the awesomeness factor
  • AnalogKid - December 12, 2010 2:27 a.m.

    wouldn't poison jab be better than sludge bomb for pendora since his attack is much better than his special attack?
  • Nap1400 - December 12, 2010 2:22 a.m.

    I'd use Hahakomori on my team...that is, if I wasn't already getting Smugleaf for a grass type. (Screw Snivy!)
  • Robusken - December 12, 2010 1:42 a.m.

    Glad these two bug pokemon are actually pretty interesting. Pendora seems fun to just poison the heck out of things with, and watch them suffer.
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - December 12, 2010 12:47 a.m.

    Pendora is pretty damn cool. And the Quick Feet ability is gonna be useful.
  • Spartan11794 - December 11, 2010 11:10 p.m.

    Hahkurimo should use Leaf Blade/over razor leaf I hated to see my little leaf blanket man evolve, but it turned into an awesome killer soo...yea
  • 510BrotherPanda - December 11, 2010 11:07 p.m.

    Pendora is a centipede. Centipedes ARE pretty fast; and pretty poisonous sometimes, too. It looks like a decent Bug overall. I'd use it if I were to ever play.
  • Larinah - December 11, 2010 9:12 p.m.

    More things you can take advantage of with Pendoraa are the fact it learns spikes and, even more importantly, TOXIC spikes. He's the fastest user of Toxic Spikes in the game and with a focus sash you can be pretty sure you'll get the 2 required layers down before his crap defenses come back to... ahem, *bite* him. As for Hahakurimo, don't expect her to get too far into competitive battling with her stats, except for on a sun team. A swords dance boost with a Life Orb while sunny can turn her into a killer sweeper thanks to Chlorophyll! As for other things she's useful for, she can learn Agility and Swords Dance, along with Baton Pass, which means she could pass an agi boost to another slow pokemon. The problem with that is the prominence of the Speed Boost ability(especially since Blaziken got ahold of that ability in the Dream World) and of course the prominence of priority users(especially one you mentioned in a previous article, Roobooshin) Yet another good spotlight though Carolyn, I'm still looking for you to do the ice types for Christmas!
  • Mikaro - December 11, 2010 8:48 p.m.

    Can you cover Ulgamoth? I have a feeling it's the first ultra powerful bug type due to its evolution level and the fact you can find it like a legendary.
  • Ilyere - December 11, 2010 7:55 p.m.

    A two and a half metre long bug? That in itself is so cool!
  • codystovall - December 11, 2010 7:41 p.m.

    bug+grass= one shot FIRE FLYING PWNED
  • thedonut - December 11, 2010 7:11 p.m.

    FFFFFFUUUUUU! Stop making me want this game more! I'm usually not a bug type guy, but these look awesome. Especially the Fushide family.
  • elpurplemonkey - December 11, 2010 6:38 p.m.

    I can't help but find bug Pokemon inherently gross. That fact about Pendora's size makes it even grosser.
  • KrEid - December 11, 2010 6:17 p.m.

    Totally need the Pendora one!

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