Scolipede is a dual type Bug and Poison Pokemon introduced in Generation V. It evolves from Whirlipede starting at level 30. It is the final form of Venipede. Take a look below for 24 fun and amazing facts about Scolipede.
1. Scolipede is a centipede like Pokemon that usually stands with the front half of its body raised vertically off the ground.
2. Its segmented body is dark magenta, except for its smooth, dark gray underside.
3. Long, slightly bent horns similar to antennae extend from its head, as well as an identical pair of horns on its rear.
4. Purple bands decorate these horns, and teardrop-shaped rings of the same color mark each body segment, one on each side of its body.
5. It possesses four pairs of short, purple fore-claws on the body segments that make up its neck, which are used to inject poison.
6. The four hind legs are longer, thicker and spaced farther apart.
7. Each hind limb has curved dark gray bands around the middle.
8. Scolipede lives in lush forests.
9. It is very aggressive and will not give up until victorious.
10. This Pokémon chases down enemies with great speed, and then attacks relentlessly with its horns until it prevails.
11. Scolipede represents November in the Unova horoscope.
12. Scolipede’s species shows that it was inspired by the centipede, most likely the Scolopendra gigantea. It could be based on Arthropleura, a prehistoric relative of centipedes that grew to two and a half meters.
13. Scolipede also has a little in common with millipedes, and may also draw inspiration from a red Archispirostreptus gigas, a species of millipede often kept as a pet.
14. Scolipede is a combination of Scolopendra (genus of centipedes) and centipede or millipede. Skolo- is an Ancient Greek principle part meaning “pointed” or “impaling”.
15. Scolipede debuted in The Bloom Is on Axew!. Iris’s Axew fell out of a tree and got caught in Scolipede’s antennae. This startled Scolipede and caused it to go on a rampage, until Iris’s Excadrill decided to defeat it with Drill Run.
16. A wild Scolipede appeared in A Maractus Musical!, where it attacked one of Toby’s Maractus. However, it was distracted by Pikachu‘s Electro Ball, giving Toby and his Maractus enough time to flee.
17. A Scolipede appeared in Battling the Bully!. It was a Pokémon owned by Sean’s father, which he loaned to his son and Glenn to use in a battle with Mick. However, it and the Seismitoad that Sean’s father also loaned to the pair lost to Pikachu and the Sunglasses Krokorok while under Mick’s control.
18. A Scolipede appeared in Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 and Part 2, under the ownership of Roxie. It was used in a Gym battle against Ash, where it battled Leavanny and won, but lost to Pignite’s Fire Pledge.
19. A Scolipede appeared in Team Plasma’s Pokémon Power Plot! as a test specimen of Colress’s. It was forced to fight Pikachu, and was eventually released from Colress’ control when Team Rocket stole his data.
20. A Scolipede appeared in Team Plasma’s Pokémon Manipulation! as another test specimen of Colress’s. It was released by him as soon as it fired off an attack, however.
21. Three Scolipede appeared in A Cellular Connection!, where they pursued Bonnie as she searched for Squishy. They were then warded away by Pikachu’s Electro Ball and Serena’s Braixen’s Flamethrower.
22. A Scolipede appeared in Emolga the Irresistible!. It attacked Ash, Cilan, and Bianca after Bianca accidentally enraged it by having her Pignite use Flamethrower on Scolipede when she thought it was the wild Emolga she was after. The three Trainers soon managed to escape from the angry Megapede Pokémon.
23. A Scolipede in Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!, under the ownership of Emmanuel. He used it during the Club Battle tournament. However, they lost in a battle against Antonio and his Tranquill during the first round.
24. A Scolipede appeared in a flashback in Meowth’s Scrafty Tactics!, where it was one of the Pokémon a wild Scrafty tried to recruit in an effort to reclaim its den.