Whirlipede (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Venipede #543: Venipede
Pokémon
#545: Scolipede Scolipede
Whirlipede
Curlipede Pokémon
ホイーガ
Wheega
#544
Whirlipede



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Poison
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Poison Point or Swarm Cacophony
Cacophony
Speed Boost
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Quick Feet
Hidden Ability Gen. V*
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Whirlipede
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Weight
129.0 lbs. 58.5 kg
Whirlipede
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
126
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Whirlipede
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HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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Sp.Def
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
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Whirlipede (Japanese: ホイーガ Wheega) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Venipede starting at level 22 and evolves into Scolipede starting at level 30.

Biology

Whirlipede is an insectoid Pokémon encased in a hard, segmented shell. It has two pairs of gray, horn-like feelers with dark gray stripes, with one pair extended upward from its front and the other pointing downward from its lower rear. Two poisonous barbs flank either side of each segment of its shell. The shell itself is gray, with red rings in the middle of each segment and a darker gray border circling its open center. Whirlipede's eyes can be seen within the center, and have slitted pupils, yellow sclerae, and thick, gray eyelids. Whirlipede remains motionless while storing energy for evolution, but will move to stab approaching predators with its poisonous spikes. If attacked, it can quickly spin its body like a wheel and crash furiously into opponents. It can move to about the speed of 60 mph.

In the anime

Main series

 
Whirlipede in the anime

Major appearances

Whirlipede debuted in Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!, under the ownership of Burgh. It battled Ash during a Gym battle, but it was defeated by his newly evolved Swadloon.

In A Restoration Confrontation! Part 2, multiple Whirlipede attacked Ash, Ferris, and a Tirtouga that Ferris had befriended.

A Whirlipede appeared in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!.

Minor appearances

In Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice, the Swords of Justice legend featured a Whirlipede.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW023 Whirlipede Ash's Pokédex Whirlipede, the Curlipede Pokémon and the evolved form of Venipede. Whirlipede can spin its hard shelled body like a tire to smash into opponents.

Pokémon Generations

 
Whirlipede in Pokémon Generations

In The Uprising, Team Plasma Grunts used multiple Whirlipede to battle Iris and the Unova Gym Leaders at N's Castle.

In the manga

 
Whirlipede in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Burgh has a Whirlipede which he used to battle Gorm in The Mystery of the Missing Fossil.

Roxie has a Whirlipede that first appeared in Angry Boy. She used it to battle against a group of Team Plasma Grunts at Castelia Sewers.

A Team Plasma Grunt's Whirlipede was seen in Deduction Time.

In the TCG

Main article: Whirlipede (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #050
Unova
B2W2: #044
Black Protected by a hard shell, it spins its body like a wheel and crashes furiously into its enemies.
White It is usually motionless, but when attacked, it rotates at high speed and then crashes into its opponent.
Black 2 Storing energy for evolution, it sits. But, when predators approach, it moves to stab them with poison spikes.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #121
Hoenn
#—
X Protected by a hard shell, it spins its body like a wheel and crashes furiously into its enemies.
Y It is usually motionless, but when attacked, it rotates at high speed and then crashes into its opponent.
Omega Ruby Protected by a hard shell, it spins its body like a wheel and crashes furiously into its enemies.
Alpha Sapphire It is usually motionless, but when attacked, it rotates at high speed and then crashes into its opponent.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #075
Sword This Pokémon spins itself rapidly and charges into its opponents. Its top speed is just over 60 mph.
Shield Whirlipede protects itself with a sturdy shell and poisonous spikes while it stores up the energy it'll need for evolution.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Pinwheel Forest (inner) (dark grass)
Black 2 White 2
Pinwheel Forest (inner)
Lostlorn Forest (dark grass)
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Poison)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Venipede
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Fields of Honor (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Sun-Dappled Bank, World Axle - B2F
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Conquest
Chrysalia, Viperia
MD GTI
Glacier Palace - Eastern Spire (1F-12F main story-line only), Glacier Palace - Western Spire (1F-12F), Worldcore (1F-13F), Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Flower Garden: Guardians of the Flower Patch, Variety Battle: Pokémon on a Roll,
Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 4
Shuffle
Blau Salon: Stage 439
Rumble World
Dark Land: Murky Cavern (All Areas), Plasma Tundra: Endless Cave (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mewtwo Sea, Zygarde Sea, Mewtwo SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Roxie's)


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White   Pecha Berry (50%)   Poison Barb (5%)
Black 2 White 2   Poison Barb (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
99
93 - 166 182 - 326
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
79
75 - 144 146 - 282
47
46 - 108 89 - 212
Total:
360
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 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:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
011 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
Evo.Evo. Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
1212 Poison Tail Poison Physical 05050 100100% 25
1616 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2020 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
2626 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
3232 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3838 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
4444 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
5050 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100100% 20
5656 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whirlipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whirlipede
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07  TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM74  TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77  TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR23  TR23 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR52  TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR54  TR54 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR91  TR91 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whirlipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whirlipede
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
 
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
      
     
Fury Cutter Bug Physical 40 95% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Whirlipede 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 Whirlipede in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whirlipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whirlipede
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Steel Roller Steel Physical 130 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whirlipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whirlipede
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whirlipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whirlipede
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Rock Climb × Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Steamroller × Bug Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Twineedle × Bug Physical 02525 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Whirlipede
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Whirlipede
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.33 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 71 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
PokéPark Pad entry:
He rolls around as he likes. Other Pokémon are annoyed when he rolls around them, but Whirlipede doesn't mind.
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: Move: Poison Tail
Attack: Ability 1: Poison Point
Ability 2: Jagged Edge
Ability 3: Hero
Defense: ★★★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves from Venipede when its Defense is 50 or higher
Evolves into Scolipede when its Speed is 57 or higher
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Hideaki and Yasunaga
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#599
 

Damage Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 100 Base Defense: 173
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement:   100
Fast Attacks: Bug Bite, Poison Sting
Charged Attacks: Signal Beam, Sludge Bomb, Gyro Ball

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Venipede
 Bug  Poison 
 
Level 22
 
First evolution
Whirlipede
 Bug  Poison 
 
Level 30
 
Second evolution
Scolipede
 Bug  Poison 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Whirlipede images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Like Spinda, its base stat total might be based on the fact that it and Spinda usually spin in circles, which are 360 degrees.
  • 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.

Origin

Whirlipede may be based on centipedes and on curled up pill millipedes, roly poly like arthropods that curl up into a ball when in danger. It also resembles a rubber tire.

Name origin

Whirlipede is a combination of whirl and centipede or millipede.

Wheega is a combination of wheel and 毬 iga (sphere).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ホイーガ Wheega From wheel and iga
  French Scobolide From scolopendre and bolide
  Spanish Whirlipede Same as English name
  German Rollum From herumrollen
  Italian Whirlipede Same as English name
  Korean 휠구 Hwilgu From wheel and 구(球) gu
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 車輪毬 / 车轮毬 Chēlúnqiú From 車輪 chēlún and qiú.


External links


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