Ariados

Ariados
アリアドス
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Spinarak < Ariados > Crobat
Species
Type
Long Leg Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#168
Height
Weight
3′07″ (1.1m)
73.9 lbs. (33.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
90
Tier
EV Yield
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Ariados (アリアドス) is the 33rd Pokémon in the Johto Pokédex. It is a Bug/Poison type, and is known as the Long Leg Pokémon.

Ariados can possess one of two Abilities; Swarm, which increases the power of its Bug type moves by 50% when its HP falls below a third of its maximum, or Insomnia, which prevents it from being afflicted by the Sleep status condition. Its Hidden Ability is Sniper, which increases the power of critical hits to 2.25x the normal damage.

Spinarak evolves into Ariados starting at Level 22.

Ariados is part of the Bug Egg Group, and hatches after 3,840 steps. It takes Ariados 800,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Ariados is a red and black, spider-like Pokémon in appearance. It has an unhappy face on its abdomen. Ariados has four yellow legs with purple stripes. It appears to have two lookalike legs on its back. These could be Ariados' 5th and 6th legs.

Gender Differences

There are no distinguishing features that appear in the male and female version of this Pokémon.

Game Information

Original Games

Ariados is obtainable in Pokémon Gold in the wild at Route 2 during the night. In Pokémon Crystal, it can be caught in the wild at Route 2 and Route 37 during the night.

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Ariados can be obtained by evolving a Spinarak, as with Pokémon Emerald.

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, Ariados can be caught in the wild at Route 229 during the night. In Pokémon HeartGold, it can be caught in the wild at Route 2 and in trees using Heabutt in Viridian Forest.

In Pokémon Black and White, Ariados can be caught in the wild in the Dreamyard after completion of the game. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, it can be caught in the wild at Route 22 in a Swarm.

In Pokémon X and Y, Ariados can be caught in the wild at Terminus Cave and Victory Road in shadows, and in the Friend Safari. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can be caught in the wild at Sky Pillar.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Ariados can be caught in the wild at Route 10, Route 11, Route 17, Malie Garden and Ula'ula Meadow.

Spin-off Games

No Spin-off information available as of yet.

Trading Card Game

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

In Ariados, Amigos, Aya's sensei owns an Ariados.

Oakley has an Ariados in Pokémon Heroes.

An Ariados appeared in All in a Day's Wurmple, under the ownership of Forrester Franklin.

Harley's Ariados first appeared in The Saffron Con.

An Ariados owned by J appeared in Mutiny in the Bounty! As J proceeds to steal her victims' Pokémon, she has her Ariados tie up her victims with String Shot.

Movies

Ariados is yet to appear in a Pokémon movie.

Manga

Pokémon Adventures

Since Volume 11, Janine is seen with an Ariados. She uses its string to help her scale buildings. It appears once again in Volume 13, when she uses it to take on Falkner. She explains here that Ariados can spit string for making webs using its spinneret, as well as spit a different type of thread for attacking from its mouth. This second type of thread is so sharp, it even cracks the metal body of Falkner's Skarmory.

The Masked Man also has an Ariados, seen during his first appearance in Ilex Forest. He uses an Ariados to combat Celebi due to the type advantages it has over it.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Ariados is in the NU tier due to it's low speed and less than stellar typing.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Gold Rare Route 2 (Night)
Silver None Trade from Gold
Crystal Rare Routes 2 and 37 (Night)
Ruby/Sapphire None Trade
Emerald Evolve Evolve Spinarak
FireRed Evolve Evolve Spinarak
LeafGreen Evolve Evolve Spinarak
Diamond/Pearl Uncommon Route 229 (Night)
Platinum Uncommon Route 229 (Night)
HeartGold Uncommon Route 2 (Night), Viridian Forest (Headbutt)
SoulSilver None Trade or Transfer
Black/White Rare Dreamyard
Black 2 40% Route 22 (Swarm)
White 2 None Trade or Transfer
X/Y Common Terminus Cave, Victory Road and Friend Safari
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Rare Sky Pillar
Sun/Moon 20% Route 10, Route 11, Route 17, Malie Garden, Ula'ula Meadow

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
II 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.
III 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 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.
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.
IV Diamond It attaches silk to its prey and sets it free. Later, it tracks the silk to the prey and its friends.
Pearl It attaches silk to its prey and sets it free. Later, it tracks the silk to the prey and its friends.
Platinum It attaches silk to its prey and sets it free. Later, it tracks the silk to the prey and its friends.
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.
V Black It attaches silk to its prey and sets it free. Later, it tracks the silk to the prey and its friends.
White It attaches silk to its prey and sets it free. Later, it tracks the silk to the prey and its friends.
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 It attaches silk to its prey and sets it free. Later, it tracks the silk to the prey and its friends.
VI 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 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.
VII 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.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
70
. 250 344 .
Atk
90
166 185 279 306
Def
70
130 145 239 262
Sp. Atk
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Def
70
130 145 239 262
Speed
40
76 85 179 196

Moves

Via Level-up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Evolve Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Focus Energy Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Venom Drench Poison.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Fell Stinger Bug.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Start Bug Bite Bug.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Start Poison Sting Poison.gif 15 100 Physical.png
Start String Shot Bug.gif -- 95 Other.png
Start Constrict Normal.gif 10 100 Physical.png
Start Absorb Grass.gif 20 100 Special.png
5 Absorb Grass.gif 20 100 Special.png
8 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Special.png
12 Scary Face Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
15 Night Shade Ghost.gif ?? 100 Special.png
19 Shadow Sneak Ghost.gif 40 100 Physical.png
23 Fury Swipes Normal.gif 18 80 Physical.png
28 Sucker Punch Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
32 Spider Web Bug.gif -- -- Other.png
37 Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
41 Pin Missile Bug.gif 25 95 Physical.png
46 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
50 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
55 Cross Poison Poison.gif 70 100 Physical.png
58 Sticky Web Bug.gif -- -- Other.png
63 Toxic Thread Poison.gif -- 100 Other.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM09 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Leech Life Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM67 Smart Strike Steel.gif 70 -- Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Other.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Baton Pass Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Disable Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Electroweb Electric.gif 55 95 Special.png
Megahorn Bug.gif 120 85 Physical.png
Night Slash Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Psybeam Psychic.gif 65 100 Special.png
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Rage Powder Bug.gif -- -- Other.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Sonic Boom Normal.gif  ?? 90 Special.png
Toxic Spikes Poison.gif -- -- Other.png
Twineedle Bug.gif 25 100 Physical.png

Via Move Tutor (Generation VI & Earlier)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bounce Flying.gif 85 85 Physical.png
Bug Bite Bug.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
String Shot Bug.gif -- 95 Other.png
Sucker Punch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 160*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 190*/140* -- Physical.png Special.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 100*/100* -- Physical.png Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 190 -- Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 100 -- Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 175 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 140 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 175 -- Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Level 22
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Ariados

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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