Tarountula (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Tarountula
String Ball Pokémon
タマンチュラ
Tamantula
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Tarountula



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Insomnia Cacophony
Cacophony
Stakeout
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
15 cycles
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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Weight
8.8 lbs. 4.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
42
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 1
Tarountula
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HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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Atk
0
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
50
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Tarountula (Japanese: タマンチュラ Tamantula) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It evolves into Spidops starting at level 15.

Biology

 
A Tarountula hanging from a tree on Poco Path
 
A Tarountula's abdomen under its ball of threads

Tarountula is a lime-green arachnid Pokémon whose body is wrapped in a ball of white threads that it secretes from its rear. Its face has white patterns that flank its two eyes on either side, as well as two pairs of protrusions resembling chelicerae and pedipalps, which hides a tiny mouth on the bottom of its head. It has eight spindly legs tipped with a dark green color on the ends. Its abdomen can be seen when it willingly ejects its ball of white threads.

Tarountula can sometimes be found hanging upside down from trees using its thread. Tarountula's thread is elastic and strong as wire, being able to deflect even the attacks of its natural enemy, Scyther. Research into the secret behind the thread's strength is currently ongoing.

Evolution

Tarountula evolves into Spidops.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Tarountula
 Bug 

 
First evolution
Spidops
 Bug 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#12
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet The ball of threads wrapped around its body is elastic enough to deflect the scythes of Scyther, this Pokémon’s natural enemy.
Violet The thread it secretes from its rear is as strong as wire. The secret behind the thread's strength is the topic of ongoing research.


 
Tarountula in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
South Province: Area One, Area Two, Area Three, Area Four, Area Five, Cabo Poco, Poco Path, Pokémon League
North Province: Socarrat Trail
Tera Raid Battles (1★)


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
35
95 - 142 180 - 274
41
41 - 102 78 - 199
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
29
30 - 89 56 - 172
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Total:
210
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.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
055 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100100% 20
088 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
1111 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
1414 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
1818 Block Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
2222 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
2525 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2929 Sticky Web Bug Status 0000 00——% 20
3333 Gastro Acid Poison Status 0000 100100% 10
3636 Circle Throw Fighting Physical 06060 09090% 10
4040 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4444 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tarountula
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tarountula

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM015  TM015 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM021  TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM056  TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM057  TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM083  TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM090  TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM091  TM091 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM095  TM095 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM105  TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM111  TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM162  TM162 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM182  TM182 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM185  TM185 Lunge Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM219  TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tarountula
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Tarountula

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
First Impression Bug Physical 90 100% 10
Lunge Bug Physical 80 100% 15
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Tarountula
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Tarountula
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Tarountula

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO0917.png Base HP: 111 Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 77
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement:   25
Fast Attacks: Bug Bite, Struggle Bug
Charged Attacks: X-Scissor, Grass Knot, Lunge

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Tarountula
 Bug 
 
Level 15
 
First evolution
Spidops
 Bug 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
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  For other sprites and images, please see Tarountula images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

 
Tarountula in the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Two Tarountula made their main series debut in HZ047, under the ownership of two different Trainers each.

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

A Tarountula briefly appeared in Breathe Together, under the ownership of Katy.

In the manga

 
Tarountula in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Tarountula debuted in PASV05, under the ownership of Scarlet.

A Tarountula appeared in PASV06 under the ownership of Katy. It took on Scarlet's Tarountula in a Gym battle, only for the match to result in a tie.

In the TCG

Main article: Tarountula (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Tarountula may be based on the orb-weaver spider alongside members of the Uloboridae family, which are non-venomous and wrap their prey in bundles of silk. Its silk-covered abdomen evokes a yarn ball and may serve as a literal take on an "orb-weaver", although it may also be based on the spherical pods that Deinopis spiders create to shelter their eggs — especially as its evolution Spidops appears to be primarily based on these spiders. Tarountula's Shiny coloration resembles the Destiny Knot.

Name origin

Tarountula may be a combination of tarantula and round.

Tamantula may be a combination of 球 tama (sphere) and tarantula.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese タマンチュラ Tamantula From tama and tarantula
  French Tissenboule From tisse and boule
  Spanish Tarountula Same as English name
  German Tarundel From Tarantel and rund
  Italian Tarountula Same as English name
  Korean 타랜툴라 Taraentulla From 타래 tarae and 타란툴라 tarantulla
  Mandarin Chinese 團珠蛛 / 团珠蛛 Tuánzhūzhū From 團 / 团 tuán , zhū, and 蜘蛛 zhīzhū
  Cantonese Chinese 團珠蛛 Tyùhnjyūjyū From tyùhn, jyū, and 蜘蛛 jījyū


Related articles

External links

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