Venipede is a Bug and Poison Pokemon introduced in Generation V. It evolves into Whirlipede starting at level 22, which evolves into Scolipede starting at level 30. Take a look below for 21 fun and fascinating facts about Venipede.
1. Venipede is an insectoid Pokemon with a pronounced hump on the upper portion of its body.
2. Its thorax and head are mainly magenta with black markings that consist of rings on its shoulders, a band around each antenna, and an upside-down ‘Y’ on its neck.
3. A prominent ridge leading down to a pointed tip splits the top half of its head, and its lower jaw is black.
4. It has round, heavy-lidded eyes that bulge away from the head slightly.
5. Venipede’s dark green abdomen is segmented, and it has four pairs of stubby black legs.
6. Two short feelers banded with black extend from its hindquarters, which it uses in addition to its antennae to explore its surroundings and detect prey by sensing air vibrations.
7. Venipede is brutally aggressive, and its bite injects a poison strong enough to paralyze large bird Pokémon.
8. Venipede is tied with Gastly for the lowest HP of all Poison-type Pokémon.
9. Venipede, like its category states, is based on a centipede. However, it is more similar in appearance to an arthropod such as a woodlouse, pill bug, or pill millipede. More specifically, it is most likely based on a green Glomeris marginata.
10. Venipede is a combination of venom and centipede or millipede.
11. Multiple Venipede debuted in A Venipede Stampede!, where they swarmed Castelia City and attacked it. Professor Juniper found out that they were disturbed from their nest by a mysterious force in Desert Resort and ended up in Castelia City. The Mayor of Castelia City was dealing with them the wrong way, so Burgh stepped in. With the help of Ash, his friends, Nurse Joy, and Trip, they were able to round all of the Venipede up. One reappeared in a flashback in Explorers of the Hero’s Ruin!.
12. Two Venipede appeared in Gotta Catch A Roggenrola!.
13. A Trainer’s Venipede made a cameo appearance in Climbing the Tower of Success!.
14. A Venipede appeared in Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice during the Swords of Justice legend.
15. A Venipede appeared in A Pokémon of a Different Color!.
16. Multiple Venipede appeared in Celebrating the Hero’s Comet! as residents of an unnamed island in the Decolore Islands.
17. Two Venipede appeared in A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!.
18. A Venipede appeared in a flashback in Splitting Heirs!.
19. Burgh owns a Venipede that usually sits on his shoulder, as seen in The Mystery of the Missing Fossil.
20. A Venipede appeared in The Yellow Scroll: Hanbei vs Kanbei.
21. A Venipede appeared in The Black Scroll: Nobunaga’s Ambition.