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Hippowdon #450: Hippowdon
Pokémon
#452: Drapion Drapion
Skorupi
Scorpion Pokémon
スコルピ
Scorupi
#451
Skorupi



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Bug
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Battle Armor or Sniper Cacophony
Cacophony
Keen Eye
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Bug and Water 3
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
Skorupi
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
26.5 lbs. 12.0 kg
Skorupi
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
114
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
66
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Skorupi
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body14.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F451.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Skorupi (Japanese: スコルピ Scorupi) is a dual-type Poison/Bug Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves into Drapion starting at level 40.

Contents

Biology

Skorupi resembles an oversized, pale purple scorpion. Its claws and tail have been swapped, giving it two stingers and a claw tail. The miniature jaws, claws, and tail claws are white. Its arms are attached directly to its head, close to its teal eyes. A pointed marking joins its eyes. The head, arms, two tail segments, and all four legs are light blue, while the body, tail end, and other two tail segments are a darker shade of blue.

It buries itself in sand and lies in wait for unsuspecting prey, gripping it with its tail claws and injecting poison; it will then hold on until the poison takes effect. Skorupi is related to Sizzlipede through a common descent. Skorupi is found in deserts and dry areas like Reversal Mountain, though it can be found in marshy areas such as the Great Marsh.

In the anime

Skorupi in the anime

Major appearances

Skorupi debuted in A Trainer and Child Reunion!, under the ownership of Aaron. It was commonly seen outside of its Poké Ball.

Multiple Skorupi appeared in From A to Z!, Meeting at Terminus Cave!, An Explosive Operation!, and A Towering Takeover!, all under the ownership of Team Flare Grunts.

Minor appearances

In Another One Gabites the Dust!, a Coordinator's Skorupi competed in the Performance Stage of the Chocovine Contest.

Un Battling a Cute Drama!, a Skorupi was at Shelter Town's Pokémon Center.

In Historical Mystery Tour!, Ash encountered a Skorupi in Xatu's Forest.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In A Skuffle with Skorupi, Platinum tried to catch a Skorupi in the Great Marsh, but she failed and it fled.

Ken's Skorupi first appeared in All About Arceus VI.

In the TCG

Main article: Skorupi (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky: In the Special Episode Igglybuff the Prodigy, Skorupi was a local bully that Wigglytuff, then an Igglybuff, befriended by giving him and his friend Banette the Gummis they demanded, and also going with them to explore the Murky Forest.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#127
Johto
#—
Diamond It grips prey with its tail claws and injects poison. It tenaciously hangs on until the poison takes.
Pearl It lives in arid lands. It buries itself in sand and lies in wait for unsuspecting prey.
Platinum As soon as the tail claws close, its needle tips secrete poison. It can survive a year without food.
HeartGold It burrows under the sand to lie in wait for prey. Its tail claws can inject its prey with a savage poison.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #201
Black As soon as the tail claws close, its needle tips secrete poison. It can survive a year without food.
White
Black 2 It lives in arid regions and can go without food for a year while waiting for prey.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #015
Hoenn
#—
X It grips prey with its tail claws and injects poison. It tenaciously hangs on until the poison takes.
Y It burrows under the sand to lie in wait for prey. Its tail claws can inject its prey with a savage poison.
Omega Ruby It grips prey with its tail claws and injects poison. It tenaciously hangs on until the poison takes.
Alpha Sapphire It burrows under the sand to lie in wait for prey. Its tail claws can inject its prey with a savage poison.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#285
Galar
Isle of Armor #050
Sword After burrowing into the sand, it waits patiently for prey to come near. This Pokémon and Sizzlipede share common descent.
Shield It attacks using the claws on its tail. Once locked in its grip, its prey is unable to move as this Pokémon's poison seeps in.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Great Marsh
Platinum
Great Marsh
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Reversal Mountain
Route 13 (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Routes 14, 15, and 16
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 114 (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Drapion
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 6, Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Riverbank
Expansion Pass
Soothing Wetlands

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Quicksand Cave (B1F-B10F, Quicksand Pit B1F-B5F), Final Maze (B1F-B48F)
MD Sky
Quicksand Cave (B1F-B10F, Quicksand Pit B1F-B5F), Final Maze (B1F-B48F)
Ranger: SoA
Haruba Desert, Hippowdon Temple
Rumble
Eternal Tower
PokéPark Wii
Granite Zone, Meeting Place*
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble
Desert: Rugged Flats
Conquest
Chrysalia, Cragspur, Viperia
Rumble U
Model Train Room: All Aboard!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 1
Shuffle
Desert Umbra: Stage 343
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Sky Crest Range (All Areas)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
X Y Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)
Sword Shield Poison Barb Poison Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
330
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
2/2 ★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
14/17 ★★

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 VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
033 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
066 Fell Stinger Bug Physical 05050 100100% 25
099 Poison Fang Poison Physical 05050 100100% 15
1212 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1515 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
1818 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
2121 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
2424 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
2727 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
3030 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
3333 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
3636 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
3939 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100100% 20
4242 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
4545 Acupressure Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
4848 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skorupi
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skorupi
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM73Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM73 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM74Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM94Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR54Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR60Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR61Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR61 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skorupi
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skorupi
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Orbeetle Confuse Ray Ghost Status 100% 10
NincadaNinjaskTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebble
CrustleDurantWimpodGolisopod
Sand Attack Ground Status 100% 15
ScytherScizorNinjaskDwebbleCrustleKarrablast
EscavalierJoltikGalvantulaBinacleBarbaracleGolisopod
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
ButterfreeVolcarona Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Skorupi in Generation VIII
  • 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 Skorupi in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skorupi
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skorupi
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skorupi
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skorupi
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 451.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
Poison
Field move: Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-173
It spits poison needles and a poisonous fluid to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist:
(present)
Poison Assist.png
Poison
Field move:
(present)
Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Poison Assist.png
Poison
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-262/N-050
It releases poison that makes Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW451.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Skorupi guards the ruins in the Granite Zone. He gave you a tip on how to open the Secret Door.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP451.png HP: Move: Poison Jab
Attack: Ability 1: Battle Armor
Ability 2: Sniper
Ability 3: Shackle
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★★
Evolves into Drapion when its Defense is 90 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kashinkoji and Seikurō
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT451.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Poison
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#448
Shuffle451.png

Counterattack
Deals even more damage the more disruptions there are.


Pokémon GO
GO451.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 93 Base Defense: 151
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Skorupi Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Poison Sting, Infestation
Charged Attacks: Cross Poison, Aqua Tail, Sludge Bomb

Evolution

451Skorupi.png
Unevolved
Skorupi
 Poison  Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 40
452Drapion.png
First evolution
Drapion
 Poison  Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 451.png Spr b 4d 451.png Spr 4p 451.png Spr b 4p 451.png Spr 4p 451.png Spr b 4p 451.png
Spr 4d 451 s.png Spr b 4d 451 s.png Spr 4p 451 s.png Spr b 4d 451 s.png Spr 4p 451 s.png Spr b 4d 451 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 451.png Spr b 5b 451.png Spr 5b2 451.png Spr b 5b2 451.png
Spr 5b 451 s.png Spr b 5b 451 s.png Spr 5b2 451 s.png Spr b 5b2 451 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 451.png Spr b 6x 451.png Spr 6x 451.png Spr b 6x 451.png
Spr 6x 451 s.png Spr b 6x 451 s.png Spr 6x 451 s.png Spr b 6x 451 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 451.png Spr b 7s 451.png Spr 7s 451.png Spr b 7s 451.png
Spr 7s 451 s.png Spr b 7s 451 s.png Spr 7s 451 s.png Spr b 7s 451 s.png
Front Back Front Back
451MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Skorupi images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Skorupi is likely based on a scorpion. It has some characteristics that resemble a vinegarroon, a similar arachnid. Its Water 3 Egg Group designation may be a reference to the ancient group of arthropods known as sea scorpions that used to inhabit the oceans and may have been the ancestors of modern scorpions.

Name origin

Skorupi and Scorupi are a shortening of scorpion.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese スコルピ Scorupi From a shortening of scorpion.
France Flag.png French Rapion From scorpion.
Spain Flag.png Spanish Skorupi Same as English name.
Germany Flag.png German Pionskora From Skorpion.
Italy Flag.png Italian Skorupi Same as English name.
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스콜피 Skorupi Transliteration of Japanese name.
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 紫天蠍 Zǐ Tiān Xiē Literally "Purple sky scorpion". 天蠍 also refers to the constellation Scorpius.


External links


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