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Spinarak #167: Spinarak
Pokémon
#169: Crobat Crobat
Ariados
Long Leg Pokémon
アリアドス
Ariados
#168
Ariados



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Poison
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
3'07″ 1.1 m
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Weight
73.9 lbs. 33.5 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
134
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
140
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Speed
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F168.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Ariados (Japanese: アリアドス Ariados) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Spinarak starting at level 22.

Contents

Biology

Ariados is a red Pokémon that resembles a spider. It has purple eyes, a pair of white mandibles, and a white horn on its forehead. Around its abdomen are two black stripes and there are two black spots and a yellow spinneret on its rear. The spots and spinneret together form a pattern similar to a face. Ariados can produce thread from both its spinneret and its mouth. It has four yellow legs with two purple bands each; on its back are yellow structures similar to its legs with a single purple stripe each. Its feet are tipped with tiny hooks that allow it to climb ceilings and vertical walls.

Ariados makes its nest in the depths of temperate and tropical forests and leaves after dark to hunt prey. While Ariados wanders in search of prey, it spins a single thread from its rear that leads back to its nest. When prey is captured, it is wrapped in thread and then attacked by fangs. Ariados then drinks the victim's bodily fluids at leisure. Sometimes, it will instead release prey with only a single thread attached. The thread is then followed to both the caught prey and its friends. Ariados and its pre-evolution Spinarak are the only known Pokémon that can learn Toxic Thread. In the past, this was also true of Spider Web.

In the anime

Ariados in the anime

Major appearances

In Ariados, Amigos, Tōkichi used a Ariados to battle Aya in an effort to make her stronger. It later participated in the battle against Team Rocket, where it eventually wrapped them up in its web.

In Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, Oakley's Ariados is her main Pokémon in her mission to capture Latios and Latias.

In All in a Day's Wurmple, Forrester Franklin used an Ariados and a Yanma in a Double Battle against Ash. They went up against Pikachu and Treecko. After a long battle, Ash emerged victorious, with Ariados being knocked out by Treecko's Pound.

Harley's Ariados debuted in The Saffron Con. It reappeared in Harley Rides Again and New Plot, Odd Lot!; in the latter episode, it was temporarily loaned to James and Meowth.

In Following A Maiden's Voyage!, multiple Ariados attacked Dawn and her Piplup after the latter got caught in one of their webs. However, they worked together to escape them, and the Ariados were sent flying by Piplup's Bide.

Starting in Mutiny in the Bounty!, J's Ariados ties up her victims with String Shot as J steals their Pokémon. In Pillars of Friendship!, Ariados used String Shot, tying up Ash and his friends to prevent them from stopping the Legendary titans and Regigigas.

In Stopped in the Name of Love!, eight Ariados attacked Dawn and her Piplup, mimicking the first day of their journey. Just like the first time, they were sent flying by Piplup's Bide.

In DPS01, multiple Ariados led by a Shiny one attacked Dawn and Shinko, once again mimicking the attack at the start of Dawn's journey. This time, they were defeated when Dawn's Cyndaquil evolved into a Quilava and used Eruption.

In Diancie — Princess of the Diamond Domain, three Ariados surrounded Merrick, Bort, and Allotrope as they were searching for Diancie. However, they were warded off by a Pangoro trapped in a log.

In A Slippery Encounter!, an Ariados was agitated by Chespin's Pin Missile and attacked it before being fought off by Pikachu.

In Defending the Homeland!, multiple Ariados served as Florges's minions. They were ordered to attack Goodra's homeland sometime prior to the episode, and Goodra and its friends during the episode. They then made further appearances in Pokémon the Series: XY.

In The Legend of the Ninja Hero!, a ninja army used two Ariados during the attack on Ninja Village. They reappeared in the next episode.

In JN032, Goh caught an Ariados.

Minor appearances

Shiny Ariados in the anime

In UnBEARable, Misty's fantasy featured multiple Ariados.

In For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!, multiple Ariados were part of the team protecting the Tin Tower after Team Rocket stole the Crystal Bells on the top floor.

In From Cradle to Save, a student at the Pokémon Ninja School had an Ariados.

An Ariados appeared in a flashback in Oh Do You Know The Poffin Plan!.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1), Kellyn used his Capture Styler on an Ariados and then had it use String Shot on some Crobat that belonged to J's henchmen.

In One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, Angie used an Ariados provided by the Pokémon Summer Academy for the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.

In Historical Mystery Tour!, multiple Ariados attacked Dawn and Piplup in Xatu's Forest.

Multiple Ariados appeared in a flashback in A Slippery Encounter!.

Multiple Ariados appeared in a flashback in An Oasis of Hope!.

In Meeting at Terminus Cave!, an Ariados was living inside Terminus Cave.

In A Little Rocket R & R!, two Trainers' Ariados were captured by the Matori Matrix but later freed by Ash and his friends.

An Ariados appeared in a flashback in JN032.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP176 Ariados Ash's Pokédex Ariados, the Long Leg Pokémon. The evolved form of Spinarak. Ariados is able to spin extremely strong, sticky webs to trap its adversaries.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DPS01 Ariados Dawn's Pokédex Ariados, the Long Leg Pokémon, and the evolved form of Spinarak. It is said to attach string to its prey and intentionally set it free, only to recapture it along with its companions.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

An Ariados appeared in Tale Of The Friendship Between Pikachu And Meowth.

In the Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic manga

An Ariados appeared in Team Dim Sun as one of the Pokémon Heath controlled.

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga

Multiple Ariados appeared in PW38.

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga

An Ariados appeared as a silhouette in JBA5, under the ownership of Janine.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Masked Man has an Ariados, seen during his first appearance in Ilex Forest in You Ain't Nothin' but a Houndour. He uses an Ariados to combat Celebi due to the type advantages it has over it.

Janine owns an Ariados which first appeared in Crossing Crobat, where she used him to scale from a building to Goldenrod Museum. She uses him to battle and for her job as a ninja.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS156 It can produce spider webs from both its mouth and spinneret. It's difficult to even differentiate the head from its back, where the spinneret is located.*

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

An Ariados appeared in Pokémon to the Rescue!.

In the TCG

Main article: Ariados (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#033
Gold It spins string not only from its rear but also from its mouth. It is hard to tell which end is which.
Silver A single strand of a special string is endlessly spun out of its rear. The string leads back to its nest.
Crystal Rather than making a nest in one specific spot, it wanders in search of food after darkness falls.
Stadium 2 It spins string not only from its rear but also from its mouth. It is hard to tell which end is which.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Ariados's feet are tipped with tiny hooked claws that enable it to scuttle on ceilings and vertical walls. This Pokémon constricts the foe with thin and strong silk webbing.
Sapphire
Emerald Its feet are tipped with tiny hooked claws that enable it to scuttle on ceilings and vertical walls. It constricts its foe with thin and strong silk webbing.
FireRed A single strand of a special string is endlessly spun out of its rear. The string leads back to its nest.
LeafGreen It spins string not only from its rear but also from its mouth. It is hard to tell which end is which.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#033
Diamond It attaches silk to its prey and sets it free. Later, it tracks the silk to the prey and its friends.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It spins string not only from its rear but also from its mouth. It is hard to tell which end is which.
SoulSilver A single strand of a special string is endlessly spun out of its rear. The string leads back to its nest.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It attaches silk to its prey and sets it free. Later, it tracks the silk to the prey and its friends.
White
Black 2 It attaches silk to its prey and sets it free. Later, it tracks the silk to the prey and its friends.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #108
Hoenn
#—
X It spins string not only from its rear but also from its mouth. It's hard to tell which end is which.
Y It attaches silk to its prey and sets it free. Later, it tracks the silk to the prey and its friends.
Omega Ruby Ariados's feet are tipped with tiny hooked claws that enable it to scuttle on ceilings and vertical walls. This Pokémon constricts the foe with thin and strong silk webbing.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#023
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun There are some areas where people use the string Ariados spins for their own weaving. The resulting cloth is popular for its strength.
Moon It spins thread from both its rear and its mouth. Then it wraps its prey up in thread and sips their bodily fluids at its leisure.
Ultra Sun Every night, it wanders around in search of prey, whose movements it restrains by spewing threads before it bites into them with its fangs.
Ultra Moon It spews threads from its mouth to catch its prey. When night falls, it leaves its web to go hunt aggressively.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold
Route 2
Silver
Trade
Crystal
Routes 2 and 37Night
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Evolve Spinarak
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Spinarak
Colosseum
Shadow PKMN Lab (Shadow)
XD
Evolve Spinarak
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 229Night
Platinum
Route 229Night
HeartGold
Route 2Night
Viridian Forest (Headbutt trees)
SoulSilver
Trade
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Dreamyard (dark grass)
Black 2
Route 22 (Swarm)
White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Victory Road, Terminus Cave (swooping)
Friend Safari (Poison)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Sky Pillar
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Routes 10, 11, and 17, Malie Garden, Ula'ula MeadowNight
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Routes 10, 11, and 17, Malie Garden, Ula'ula MeadowNight
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

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!
Phobos Train, Endless Level 16, Forever Level 16, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Spinarak
Ranger
Olive Jungle, Fiore Temple
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Horn (1F-7F)
MD Sky
Mt. Horn (1F-7F)
Ranger: SoA
Hippowdon Temple, Altru Building
Ranger: GS
Old Mansion
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: Soothing Shore
Rumble U
Model Train Room: All Aboard!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Su
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 277
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Halloween Village (All Areas), Distortion Land: Withered Cemetery (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Entei Sea, Rowlet Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal
Masters
Sync Pair Scout (Janine's)

Stats

Base stats

Generations II-VI
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
390
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.

Generation VII onward
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
400
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
4/4 ★★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
2/4 ★★☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/18 ★★

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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Ariados's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Poison Fang Janine's Ariados (VS 65)

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Shadow Ball  Ghost  New Plot, Odd Lot!

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani168.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Secretive Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Don't get my head and rear end mixed up!
26%-50% HP Darn... My HP's gone down half already?
1%-25% HP It's bad... I'm out of silk and poison, too.
Level up Yes! That's my level! I can feel the power coursing through me!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 168.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist: Bug PA.png
Bug
Field move: None
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: 40 Max. exp.: 50
Browser entry R-158
Ariados is quick and nimble on its feet. It spits silk to interfere with capture.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist: Bug PA.png
Bug
Field move: Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Browser entry R-156
It spins webs around itself while moving about.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:
(present)
Bug Assist.png
Bug
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-035
It shoots stingers that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush168Body.png Walking Speed: 2.67 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT168.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 10

#402
Shuffle168.png

Power of 5
Increases damage when you make a match of five.
Skill Swapper: Block Shot
Pokémon GO
GO168.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 161 Base Defense: 124
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Poison Sting, Infestation
Charged Attacks: Shadow Sneak, Megahorn, Cross Poison

Evolution

167Spinarak.png
Unevolved
Spinarak
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 22
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First evolution
Ariados
 Bug  Poison 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 168.png Spr b 2g 168.png Spr 2s 168.png Spr b 2g 168.png Spr 2c 168.png Spr b 2g 168.png
Spr 2g 168 s.png Spr b 2g 168 s.png Spr 2s 168 s.png Spr b 2g 168 s.png Spr 2c 168 s.png Spr b 2g 168 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 168.png Spr b 3r 168.png Spr 3e 168.png Spr b 3r 168.png Spr 3r 168.png Spr b 3r 168.png
Spr 3r 168 s.png Spr b 3r 168 s.png Spr 3e 168 s.png Spr b 3r 168 s.png Spr 3r 168 s.png Spr b 3r 168 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 168.png Spr b 4d 168.png Spr 4d 168.png Spr b 4p 168.png Spr 4h 168.png Spr b 4h 168.png
Spr 4d 168 s.png Spr b 4d 168 s.png Spr 4d 168 s.png Spr b 4p 168 s.png Spr 4h 168 s.png Spr b 4p 168 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 168.png Spr b 5b 168.png Spr 5b 168.png Spr b 5b 168.png
Spr 5b 168 s.png Spr b 5b 168 s.png Spr 5b 168 s.png Spr b 5b 168 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 168.png Spr b 6x 168.png Spr 6x 168.png Spr b 6x 168.png
Spr 6x 168 s.png Spr b 6x 168 s.png Spr 6x 168 s.png Spr b 6x 168 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 168.png Spr b 7s 168.png Spr 7s 168.png Spr b 7s 168.png
Spr 7s 168 s.png Spr b 7s 168 s.png Spr 7s 168 s.png Spr b 7s 168 s.png
Front Back Front Back
168MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Ariados images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Ariados's appearance seems to be based on the Myrmarachne formicaria spider, but with the prosoma (thorax and head area) and opisthosoma (abdominal area) reversed, fitting with its Pokédex entry. Its ability to spin string from its mouth and its signature move likely refer to spitting spiders, which spit venomous silk from their chelicerae to capture prey. Its Sun Pokédex entry and erect, spine-like "hind legs" suggest that it may also draw inspiration from various orb-weaver spiders (such as the Jorō spider and arrow-shaped micrathena).

Name origin

Ariados may be named after the Greek myth of Theseus and Ariadne, wherein Ariadne gave Theseus a ball of twine before he entered the Labyrinth to slay the Minotaur, so that he may trail the strand behind him and find his route back to her. Ariados may also be a combination of arachnid (Latin for spider) and 脅す odosu (to threaten) or dos (Spanish for two, used possibly because it has two stingers, or because it is the second form in its evolutionary line).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese アリアドス Ariados Named after the Greek myth of Theseus and Ariadne and the Spanish "dos" for two.
France Flag.png French Migalos From mygale
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ariados Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Ariados Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Ariados Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아리아도스 Ariados Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 阿利多斯 Ālìduōsī Transliteration of its Japanese name


External links

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