Whirlipede < Scolipede > Cottonee
Megapede Pokémon
Bug.gif Poison.gif
8'2" (2.5m)
442 lbs (200.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Scolipede (ペンドラー) is the 51st Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Bug/Poison type, and is known as the Megapede Pokémon.

Scolipede can have one of two Abilities: Poison Point, which has a 30% chance of poisoning the opponent when its uses an attack that requires physical contact against this Pokémon with the exception of Pokémon with the Immunity ability and Poison-or-Steel-types, or Swarm, which increases the power of Bug-Type attacks by 1.5 times when this Pokémon's HP falls below one-third of its maximum. Scolipede's Hidden Ability is Speed Boost, which increases its Speed stat by one stage each turn.

Venipede can evolve into Whirlipede at Level 22, and can evolve into Scolipede at Level 30.

Scolipede is in the Bug Egg Group, and its Egg will take approximately 3,840 Steps to hatch. It takes Scolipede 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Scolipede take on the appearance similar to that of the Scolopendra gigantea, or the Amazonian giant centipede, albeit much larger.

Gender Differences

Scolipede doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to help differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

The only way to obtain a Scolipede in Black and White is through evolution. In Black 2 and White 2, Scolipede can be found at the Pinwheel Forest.

Spin-off Games

Scolipede appears at the Verdant Courts in the Arbor Area in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, but Scolipede won't appear here until after you defeat the game. It can be befriended by defeating it in battle, after which point you'll be able to call it into battle.

Scolipede can only be obtained by evolving Whirlipede in Pokémon Conquest.

Trading Card Game

Scolipede is listed as a Rare Card in the Black&White, Emerging Powers, Boundaries Crossed and XY sets.

Anime/Manga Information


Scolipede makes its debut in the episode The Bloom Is on Axew!. Other trainers have used Scolipede in the episode Reunion Battles In Nimbasa! and Battling the Bully!


Scolipede has yet to make an appearance in the Movies.


Scolipede's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Scolipede resides in the Borderline (BL) tier of competitive battling, meaning that it is banned from Underused (UU) and is only usable in Overused (OU) and the tiers above it, but not officially OU due to a lack of usage. While its primary niche at the start of Generation VI has been made null due to the changes in policy concerning Baton Pass chains, Scolipede is far from unviable in the OU tier, as it is a very usable offensive cleaner. Speed Boost allows for Scolipede to outpace the majority of the tier with one boost and dish out heavy damage with its Life Orb boosted Megahorn. Scolipede's overall coverage is great as it can cover its bases relatively well and nuke incoming switch-ins with the appropriate coverage move. Scolipede can also be used as an entry hazards lead, as its access to Spikes and Toxic Spikes can provide valuable team support. Scolipede does suffer from its relative frailty, proneness to getting worn down easily, and weakness to many top tier threats, but it is very usable when given the correct support.

Scolipede is also a viable option in the Uber tier of competitive battling. With Speed Boost and a great movepool to take advantage of the ability, Scolipede is an effective suicide lead that can outspeed the unboosted tier after one boost. Spikes and Toxic Spikes are both greatly valued, while Pin Missile allows for Scolipede to take out Deoxys-S and Darkrai. Scolipede also has Endeavor to heavily weaken Pokémon that bring it down to its Focus Sash. However, Scolipede is stopped cold by Magic Bounce users such as Mega Diancie and Mega Sableye and Taunt users, all of which are common on Ubers teams.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White None Evolve Whirlipede
Black2/White2 5% Pinwheel Forest: Inside (Shaking Spots)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black With quick movements, it chases down its foes, attacking relentlessly with its horns until it prevails.
White Highly aggressive, it uses the claws near its neck to dig into its opponents and poison them.
Black 2 It clasps its prey with the claws on its neck until it stops moving. Then it finishes it off with deadly poison.
White 2 It clasps its prey with the claws on its neck until it stops moving. Then it finishes it off with deadly poison.
VI X It clasps its prey with the claws on its neck until it stops moving. Then it finishes it off with deadly poison.
Y With quick movements, it chases down its foes, attacking relentlessly with its horns until it prevails.
Omega Ruby It clasps its prey with the claws on its neck until it stops moving. Then it finishes it off with deadly poison.
Alpha Sapphire With quick movements, it chases down its foes, attacking relentlessly with its horns until it prevails.


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 230 324 .
166 185 279 306
164 183 277 304
Sp. Atk
103 115 209 229
Sp. Def
128 143 237 260
206 229 323 355


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Megahorn Bug.gif 120 85 Physical.png
Start Defense Curl Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
Poison Sting Poison.gif 15 100 Physical.png
Screech Normal.gif N/A 85 Other.png
12 Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
15 Protect Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
19 Poison Tail Poison.gif 50 100 Special.png
23 Bug Bite Bug.gif 60 100 Physical.png
28 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
30 Baton Pass Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
33 Agility Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
39 Steamroller Bug.gif 65 100 Physical.png
44 Toxic Poison.gif N/A 90 Other.png
50 Rock Climb Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
55 Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png


TM/HM - Gen 6
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
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM74 Gyro Ball Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM76 Struggle Bug Bug.gif 50 100 Special.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Twineedle Bug.gif 25 100 Physical.png
Pin Missile Bug.gif 14 85 Physical.png
Toxic Spikes Poison.gif -- -- Other.png
Spikes Ground.gif -- -- Other.png
Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
Rock Climb Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Bug Bite Bug.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png

Whirlipede Exclusive Moves

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
22 Iron Defense Steel.gif N/A N/A Other.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 22
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 30

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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