Scolipede is a centipede-like
Pokémon that usually stands with the front half of its body raised vertically off the ground. Its segmented body is dark magenta, except for its smooth, dark gray underside. Long, slightly bent horns similar to antennae extend from its head, as well as an identical pair of horns on its rear. Purple bands decorate these horns, and teardrop-shaped rings of the same color mark each body segment, one on each side of its body. It possesses four pairs of short, purple fore-claws on the body segments that make up its neck, which is used to inject poison. The four hind legs are longer, thicker, and spaced farther apart. Each hind limb has curved dark gray bands around the middle.
Scolipede lives in lush forests. It is very aggressive and will not give up until victorious. This Pokémon chases down enemies with great speed and then attacks relentlessly with its horns until it prevails. It latches onto the prey with the claw's toxic spikes and then slams it into the ground for the deadly poison effect.
Centiskorch is the natural predator or prey of Scolipede, depending on who wins the territorial fight.
Scolipede debuted in
. The Bloom Is on Axew! Iris's Axew fell out of a tree and got caught in Scolipede's antennae. This startled Scolipede and caused it to go on a rampage, until Iris's Excadrill decided to defeat it with Drill Run.
, Bianca accidentally enraged a Scolipede by having her Emolga the Irresistible! Pignite use Flamethrower on Scolipede when she thought it was the wild Emolga she was after. As such, it attacked Ash, Cilan, and Bianca. The three Trainers soon managed to escape from the angry Megapede Pokémon.
, a A Maractus Musical! wild Scolipede attacked one of Toby's Maractus. However, it was distracted by Pikachu's Electro Ball, giving Toby and his Maractus enough time to flee.
, Battling the Bully! Sean's father lent a Scolipede to his son and Glenn to use in a battle with Mick. However, it and the Seismitoad that Sean's father also loaned to the pair lost to Pikachu and the Sunglasses Krokorok while under Mick's control.
and Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 , Part 2 Roxie used a Scolipede in a Gym battle against Ash. It battled Leavanny and won, but it lost to Pignite's Fire Pledge.
, a Scolipede was a test specimen of Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! Colress's. It was forced to fight Pikachu, but it was eventually released from Colress' control when Team Rocket stole his data.
, another Scolipede was a test specimen of Colress's. It was released by him as soon as it fired off an attack, however.
Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!
, three Scolipede pursued A Cellular Connection! Bonnie as she searched for Squishy. They were then warded away by Pikachu's Electro Ball and Serena's Braixen's Flamethrower.
, Trade, Borrow, and Steal! Jessie pulled a Scolipede from the Rocket Prize Master. It was used to battle Goh, only for Scolipede to be distracted by the honey and not battle. It was later sent blasting off by Heracross.
, Reunion Battles In Nimbasa! Emmanuel used a Scolipede during the Club Battle tournament. However, they lost in a battle against Antonio and his Tranquill during the first round.
In a flashback in
, a wild Meowth's Scrafty Tactics! Scrafty tried to recruit a Scolipede in an effort to reclaim its den.
, the Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice Swords of Justice legend featured a Scolipede.
A Scolipede appeared in a fantasy in
Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!
A Scolipede appeared in a flashback in
A Pokémon of a Different Color!
, a Scolipede was mind-controlled by an evil, psychopathic A Conspiracy to Conquer! Malamar.
Scolipede, the Megapede Pokémon. Scolipede catches its opponents with great speed and attacks using horns on its head. Scolipede is highly aggressive and will not give up until victorious.
Scolipede, the Megapede Pokémon and the evolved form of Whirlipede. Scolipede moves quickly, chasing down its opponents while aggressively using its horns to attack them.
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer
Scolipede in the animated trailer
Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, a Team Plasma Grunt's Scolipede surrounded Nate, Hugh, and Cheren aboard the Plasma Frigate.
, The Uprising Team Plasma Grunts used multiple Scolipede to battle Iris and the Unova Gym Leaders at N's Castle.
November in the Unova horoscope. Despite the Scolipede and Centiskorch evolutionary families living in different parts of the Galar region, both Venipede and Scolipede's Pokédex entries speak of their hostile relationship with the latter family.
Scolipede's species shows that it was inspired by the
centipede, most likely the , while its horns resemble that of Scolopendra gigantea . It could also be based on Scolopendra cingulata , a prehistoric relative of centipedes that grew to two-and-a-half meters. Additionally, Scolipede has a little in common with Arthropleura millipedes, and may also draw inspiration from a red , a species of millipede often kept as a pet.
Scolipede is a combination of
(genus of Scolopendra centipedes) and centipede or millipede. Skolo- is an Ancient Greek principle part meaning "pointed" or "impaling".
Pendror is derived from