Ariados is a dual type Bug and Poison Pokemon introduced in Generation II. It evolves from Spinarak starting at level 22. Take a look below for 25 awesome and interesting facts about Ariados.
1. Ariados is a red Pokemon that resembles a spider.
2. It has purple eyes, a pair of white mandibles, and a white horn on its forehead.
3. Around its abdomen are two black stripes and there are two black spots and a yellow spinneret on its rear.
4. The spots and spinneret together form a pattern similar to a face.
5. Thread can be produced from both its spinneret and its mouth.
6. It has four yellow legs with two purple bands each; on its back are yellow structures similar to its legs with a single purple stripe each.
7. Its feet are tipped with tiny hooks that allow it to climb ceilings and vertical walls.
8. Ariados makes its nest in the depths of temperate and tropical forests and leaves after dark to hunt prey.
9. While Ariados wanders in search of prey, it spins a single thread from its rear that leads back to its nest.
10. When prey is captured, it is wrapped in thread and then attacked by fangs.
11. Ariados then drinks the victim’s bodily fluids at leisure.
12. Sometimes, it will instead release prey with only a single thread attached.
13. The thread is then followed to both the caught prey and its friends.
14. Ariados and its pre-evolution Spinarak are the only known Pokémon that can learn Toxic Thread.
15. In the past, this was also true of Spider Web.
16. Ariados is one of the few Pokémon whose sprites in both Gold and Silver are the same.
17. Ariados’s appearance is based on the Myrmarachne formicaria spider, but with the prosoma (thorax and head area) and opisthosoma (abdominal area) reversed, fitting with its Pokédex entry.
18. Its ability to spin string from its mouth and its signature move likely refer to spitting spiders, which spit venomous silk from their chelicerae to capture prey.
19. Its Sun Pokédex entry and erect, spine-like “hind legs” suggest that it may also draw inspiration from various orb-weaver spiders (such as the Jorō spider and arrow-shaped micrathena).
20. Ariados may be named after the Greek myth of Theseus and Ariadne, wherein Ariadne gave Theseus a ball of twine before he entered the Labyrinth to slay the Minotaur, so that he may trail the strand behind him and find his route back to her. Ariados may also be a combination of arachnid (Latin for spider) and odosu (to threaten) or dos (Spanish for two, used possibly because it has two stingers, or because it is the second form in its evolutionary line).
21. Ariados debuted in Ariados, Amigos, under the ownership of Tōkichi. It was used to battle Aya in an effort to make her stronger. It later participated in the battle against Team Rocket, where it eventually wrapped them up in its web.
22. An Ariados appeared in Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, under the ownership of Oakley. It was her main Pokémon, and was often used in her mission to capture Latios and Latias.
23. An Ariados appeared in All in a Day’s Wurmple, under the ownership of Forrester Franklin. It battled alongside Yanma against Ash in a Double Battle, with the two going up against Pikachu and Treecko. After a long battle, Ash emerged victorious, with Ariados being knocked out by Treecko’s Pound.
24. Harley’s Ariados debuted in The Saffron Con. It made further appearances in Harley Rides Again and New Plot, Odd Lot!; in the latter episode, it was temporarily loaned to James and Meowth.
25. Multiple Ariados appeared in Following A Maiden’s Voyage!, where they attacked Dawn and her Piplup after the latter got caught in one of their webs. However, the two worked together to escape from them, and they were sent flying by Piplup’s Bide.