Spinarak (Pokémon)

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Spinarak
String Spit Pokémon
イトマル
Itomaru
#167
Spinarak



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Poison
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swarm or Insomnia Cacophony
Cacophony
Sniper
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
4112 - 4368 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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Weight
18.7 lbs. 8.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
54
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
50
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
1
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Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
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Spinarak (Japanese: イトマル Itomaru) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves into Ariados starting at level 22.

Biology

Spinarak is a green, arachnoid Pokémon. It has black eyes with white pupils, a white horn on its head, red mandibles, and six yellow legs. A greenish-black stripe encircles the middle of each leg and the end of its abdomen. The greenish-black spots on its abdomen resemble a face that has been shown to change expression in the anime. Spinarak is a patient hunter that can wait motionlessly for several days for unsuspecting prey to become trapped in its thin yet strong web, which it weaves in the forest. It is even said to be able to identify what kind of prey is in its web just by their vibrations.

In the anime

 
Spinarak in the anime
 
A Spinarak Egg in the anime

Major appearances

Spinarak first appeared in Spinarak Attack. Officer Jenny in Catallia City use Spinarak rather than Growlithe in order to honor the Spinarak that foiled a notorious cat burglar known as The Black Arachnid.

Bugsy's Spinarak debuted in Gettin' The Bugs Out.

In Ariados, Amigos, five Spinarak appeared at the Pokémon Jujitsu Academy, where their silk was being used as beauty masks.

One shared an antagonistic role with a Swampert in Abandon Ship!.

One belonging to Sebastian appeared in The Treasure Is All Mine!.

Minor appearances

Misty chased away a Spinarak in The Bug Stops Here after it scared her.

Dr. Anna had Spinarak make bandages for her patients in Hassle In The Castle.

A Spinarak owned by an unnamed Trainer briefly appeared in Imitation Confrontation.

A Spinarak dropped in front of Misty in UnBEARable.

Multiple Spinarak appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

Several Spinarak protected the Tin Tower after Team Rocket stole the crystal bells in For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!.

Three wild Spinarak appeared in The Legend of Thunder!.

In Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution, Team Rocket's experiments made Pokémon feel sick, including a Spinarak.

Three Spinarak covered Misty with strings in Hocus Pokémon.

A Spinarak was in a forest outside the Ice Path in EP250.

A Spinarak was in Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Oak Corral.

A Spinarak appeared in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

A picture of a Spinarak appeared in the gallery museum in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!.

Two Spinarak appeared in A Full-Strength Battle Surprise!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP123 Spinarak Ash's Pokédex Spinarak, the String Spit Pokémon. Spinarak can climb any surface easily, and shoot a strong web from both the front and back of its body. Its prey is caught and held tight in its web.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Spinarak debuted in The Legend where one was seen spinning its silk down from a tree when Green had finished her message to Silver in Johto.

One of Team Rocket's elite operatives owns a Spinarak that uses its webs to trap its targets which it first appeared in Into the Unown. It appeared again in Miltank Melee where it was used in an attempt to capture Suicune.It temporarily fell asleep by Parasee's Spore in Iduibitably Ditto. It was later used to make a Spider Web surrounding Eusine and Harry in Great Girafarig, after Harry's Girafarig had been defeated it along with Ken's Elekid had quietly escaped.

A Spinarak is seen as one of the Pokémon at Earl's Pokémon Academy in Violet City in Slugging It Out With Slugma.

Cyrstal mentions that she captured a Spinarak on her way to Professor Elm's Lab in Three Cheers for Chikorita.

A Spinarak was seen in a Poké Ball at Elm's Laboratory in Off Course with Corsola.

A Spinarak appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shu has a Spinarak.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Giovanni used a Spinarak in Showdown at the Radio Tower!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Spinarak (TCG)

In the TFG

One Spinarak figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold It lies still in the same pose for days in its web, waiting for its unsuspecting prey to wander close.
Silver It spins a web using fine—but durable—thread. It then waits patiently for prey to be trapped.
Crystal If prey becomes ensnared in its nest of spun string, it waits motionlessly until it becomes dark.
Stadium 2 It lies still in the same pose for days in its web, waiting for its unsuspecting prey to wander close.
Generation III
Ruby The web spun by Spinarak can be considered its second nervous system. It is said that this Pokémon can determine what kind of prey is touching its web just by the tiny vibrations it feels through the web's strands.
Sapphire
Emerald The web it spins can be considered its second nervous system. It is said that a Spinarak determines its prey by the tiny vibrations it feels through the web.
FireRed It spins a web using fine--but durable--thread. It then waits patiently for prey to be trapped.
LeafGreen It lies still in the same pose for days in its web, waiting for its unsuspecting prey to wander close.
Generation IV
Diamond It sets a trap by spinning a web with thin but strong silk. It waits motionlessly for prey to arrive.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It lies still in the same pose for days in its web, waiting for its unsuspecting prey to wander close.
SoulSilver It spins a web using fine--but durable--thread. It then waits patiently for prey to be trapped.
Generation V
Black It sets a trap by spinning a web with thin but strong silk. It waits motionlessly for prey to arrive.
White
Black 2 It sets a trap by spinning a web with thin but strong silk. It waits motionlessly for prey to arrive.
White 2
Generation VI
X It spins a web using fine—but durable—thread. It then waits patiently for prey to be trapped.
Y It lies still in the same pose for days in its web, waiting for its unsuspecting prey to wander close.
Omega Ruby The web spun by Spinarak can be considered its second nervous system. It is said that this Pokémon can determine what kind of prey is touching its web just by the tiny vibrations it feels through the web's strands.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII
Sun It waits intently until its preferred prey, Cutiefly, gets caught in its web. In fact, it's quite a patient Pokémon.
Moon Some fishermen weave its sturdy thread into nets to catch fish Pokémon.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold
Routes 2, 30, 31, and 37Night
Silver
Trade
Crystal
Routes 2, 30, 31, 36, and 37Night
Routes 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 (Headbutt trees)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Safari Zone extension
FireRed LeafGreen
Pattern Bush
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Lab (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Breed Ariados
Platinum
Breed Ariados
HeartGold
Route 2MorningNight
Routes 30, 31, and 37Night
Routes 1, 2, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 42, 47, 48, New Bark Town, Cherrygrove City, National Park, Safari Zone Gate, Ecruteak City, Pallet Town, Viridian Forest, Viridian City, Fuchsia City (Headbutt trees)
SoulSilver
Trade
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Breed Ariados
Black 2
Breed Ariados
White 2
Trade
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Ariados
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Breed Ariados
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 1Night


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 2, Secret Storage 12, Endless Level 8, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silent Chasm (6F-9F), Northern Range (6F-11F), Wish Cave (26F-32F), Joyous Tower (27F-32F), Remains Island (B16-B20)
Ranger
Lyra Forest, Olive Jungle
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Bristle (1F-9F), Final Maze (B1-B48)
MD Sky
Mt. Bristle (1F-9F), Final Maze (B1-B48)
Ranger: SoA
Cargo Ship
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Ranger: GS
Teakwood Forest
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: Soothing Shore
Rumble U
Model Train Room: All Aboard!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Su
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 275
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Halloween Village (All Areas), Distortion Land: Withered Cemetery (All Areas)
Picross
Area 11: Stage 01


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Growth Spinarak English United States 5 February 28 to March 6, 2003

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
250
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
1/4 ☆☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
011 Constrict Normal Physical 01010 100100% 35
055 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
088 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100100% 20
1212 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
1919 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
2222 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2626 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
2929 Spider Web Bug Status 0000 —% 10
3333 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3636 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
4040 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
4343 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100100% 20
4747 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100100% 20
5050 Sticky Web Bug Status 0000 —% 20
5454 Toxic Thread Poison Status 0000 100100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spinarak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spinarak
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06  TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM09  TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM10  TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM21  TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM27  TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM28  TM28 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM29  TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM36  TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46  TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48  TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM83  TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
TM84  TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88  TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
XTM100  TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spinarak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spinarak
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
   Disable Normal Status 100% 20
   Electroweb Electric Special 55 95% 15
   Megahorn Bug Physical 120 85% 10
      
  
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
       Psybeam Psychic Special 65 100% 20
      
    
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
     Rage Powder Bug Status —% 20
      Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
     Sonic Boom Normal Special 90% 20
     Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
   Twineedle Bug Physical 25 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Spinarak in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Spinarak in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spinarak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spinarak
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VIII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Spinarak can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Spinarak cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Spinarak
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Spinarak
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.8%
Friend Area: Secretive Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Don't get tangled up in the webbing I spit!
26%-50% HP Well, my health is down by about half now.
1%-25% HP It's rough... I can't even spit any webbing...
Level up I leveled up! My webbing is more durable!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:  
Bug
Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 18 Max. exp.: 31
Browser entry R-000
Spinarak spits silk to interfere with capture attempts.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:  
Bug
Field move:  
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-000
It spits gooey silk from its mouth. It also spins webs around itself.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Bug
Field move:
(present)
 
(Tackle ×1)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry [[List of Pokémon by Oblivia Browser number|]]
It shoots stingers that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Spinarak dwells in the Haunted House in the Haunted Zone. The thread he spins is thin but durable. You could use it for Piano Wire.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 30 - 55   0

#401
 

Rock Break
Destroys one breakable-rock disruption without fail.


Evolution

 
Unevolved
Spinarak
 Bug  Poison 
 
Level 22
 
First evolution
Ariados
 Bug  Poison 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
  For other sprites and images, please see Spinarak images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Spinarak shares coloring and appearance with the happy face spider, an arachnid from Hawaii with a face-like marking on its abdomen.

Name origin

Spinarak is a combination of spinneret or the verb spin and arachnid. Spinnerak is also the Afrikaans word for spider web.

Itomaru may be a combination of 糸 ito (thread) and 丸 maru (circle) or a shortening of 巻き上がる makiagaru (to roll up).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese イトマル Itomaru May be a combination of 糸 ito (thread) and 丸 maru (circle) or a shortening of 巻き上がる makiagaru (to roll up).
  French Mimigal From mignon and mygale, referring to Mygalomorphae
  Spanish Spinarak Same as English name
  German Webarak From web and arachnid
  Italian Spinarak Same as English name
  Korean 페이검 Peigeom From 페이스 peiseu and 거미 geomi; referring to the face on its abdomen
  Mandarin Chinese 線球 / 线球 Xiànqiú Literally means "Thread ball"
  Cantonese Chinese


External links

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