Essentials

Whirlipede

The Curlipede Pokémon

Whirlipede

Bug Poison

Abilities

Poison Point

Has a 30% chance of poisoning attacking Pokémon on contact.

Swarm

Strengthens Bug moves to inflict 1.5× damage at 1/3 max HP or less.

Hidden Ability

Speed Boost

Raises Speed one stage after each turn.

Damage Taken

  • Bug ½
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy ½
  • Fighting ¼
  • Fire 2
  • Flying 2
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass ¼
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic 2
  • Rock 2
  • Steel 1
  • Water 1

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 5
National
544
Original Unova
50 Black, White
Updated Unova
44 Black 2, White 2
Central Kalos
121 X, Y

Names

Japanese
ホイーガ (hoiiga)
Korean
휠구
French
Scobolide
German
Rollum
Spanish
Whirlipede
Italian
Whirlipede

Breeding

Gender
½ male, ½ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Bug
Hatch counter
15 Search:
Steps to hatch
4080 / 2295

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
126 Search:
Effort points
  • 2 Defense
Capture rate
120 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium slow Search:

Wild held items

Black, White 50% Pecha Berry Pecha Berry
5% Poison Barb Poison Barb
Black 2, White 2 5% Poison Barb Poison Barb
Generation 6 5% Poison Barb Poison Barb

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Venipede Whirlipede Level up, starting at level 22 Scolipede Level up, starting at level 30

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
40
8.8 253 284
Attack
55
25.5 178 209
Defense
99
81.6 266 297
Special Attack
40
15.2 148 179
Special Defense
79
62.8 226 257
Speed
47
26.1 162 193
Total
360
33.0

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
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, White 2

Storing energy for evolution, it sits. But, when predators approach, it moves to stab them with poison spikes.

Generation 6
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.

Sprites

Whirlipede Whirlipede Whirlipede Whirlipede

Miscellany

Species
Curlipede Search:
Color
Gray Search:
Cry
Footprint
Whirlipede
Shape
Pomaceous Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Whirlipede
12

3'11.2"
1.2 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Whirlipede
585

129.0 lb
58.5 kg

Locations

Black Black
White White
Black 2 Black 2
White 2 White 2

Moves

Bug and Poison moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Physical moves better suit Whirlipede's higher Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Defense Curl Normal status 40

Raises user's Defense by one stage.

Rollout Rock physical 20 30 90%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, resetting after five turns.

Poison Sting Poison physical 35 15 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Screech Normal status 40 85%

Lowers the target's Defense by two stages.

5 5 Poison Sting Poison physical 35 15 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

8 8 Screech Normal status 40 85%

Lowers the target's Defense by two stages.

12 12 Pursuit Dark physical 20 40 100%

Has double power against, and can hit, Pokémon attempting to switch out.

15 15 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

19 19 Poison Tail Poison physical 25 50 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit and a 10% chance to poison the target.

22 22 Iron Defense Steel status 15

Raises the user's Defense by two stages.

23 23 Bug Bite Bug physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

28 28 Venoshock Poison special 10 65 100%

Inflicts double damage if the target is Poisoned.

32 32 Agility Psychic status 30

Raises the user's Speed by two stages.

37 37 Steamroller Bug physical 20 65 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

41 41 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

43 Venom Drench Poison status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Attack, Special Attack, and Speed by one stage if it is poisoned.

46 46 Rock Climb Normal physical 20 90 85%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

50 50 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
Egg, learned by Venipede but not Whirlipede
• • Pin Missile Bug physical 20 25 95%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

• • Rock Climb Normal physical 20 90 85%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

• • Spikes Ground status 20

Scatters Spikes, hurting opposing Pokémon that switch in.

• • Take Down Normal physical 20 90 85%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

• • Toxic Spikes Poison status 20

Scatters poisoned spikes, poisoning opposing Pokémon that switch in.

• • Twineedle Bug physical 20 25 100%

Hits twice in the same turn. Has a 20% chance to poison the target.

Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Black 2, White 2 Bug Bite Bug physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

Black 2, White 2 Endeavor Normal physical 5 * 100%

Lowers the target's HP to equal the user's.

Black 2, White 2 Iron Defense Steel status 15

Raises the user's Defense by two stages.

Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

09 09 Venoshock Poison special 10 65 100%

Inflicts double damage if the target is Poisoned.

10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

11 11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

22 22 Solar Beam Grass special 10 120 100%

Requires a turn to charge before attacking.

27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

36 36 Sludge Bomb Poison special 10 90 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

66 66 Payback Dark physical 10 50 100%

Power is doubled if the target has already moved this turn.

74 74 Gyro Ball Steel physical 5 * 100%

Power raises when the user has lower Speed, up to a maximum of 150.

76 76 Struggle Bug Bug special 20 50 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

83 Infestation Bug special 20 20 100%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

84 84 Poison Jab Poison physical 20 80 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

94 94 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

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