Spinarak

Spinarak is a Bug/Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the String Spit Pokémon.

Spinarak artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 167
Type Bug Poison
Species String Spit Pokémon
Height 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 18.7 lbs (8.5 kg)
Abilities Insomnia
Swarm
Sniper (hidden ability)
Local № 032 (Gold/Silver)
032 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
107 (X/Y)
022 (Sun/Moon)
022 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
022 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
010 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
Japanese Itomaru

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 54
Growth Rate Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (base 3,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 40
190 284
Attack 60
112 240
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 30
58 174
Total 250 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Spinarak.

Pokédex entries

Gold It lies still in the same pose for days in its web, waiting for its unsuspecting prey to wander close.
Silver It spins a web using fine--but durable--thread. It then waits patiently for prey to be trapped.
Crystal If prey becomes ensnared in its nest of spun string, it waits motionlessly until it becomes dark.
Ruby
Sapphire
The web spun by SPINARAK can be considered its second nervous system. It is said that this POKéMON can determine what kind of prey is touching its web just by the tiny vibrations it feels through the web’s strands.
FireRed It spins a web using fine--but durable--thread. It then waits patiently for prey to be trapped.
LeafGreen It lies still in the same pose for days in its web, waiting for its unsuspecting prey to wander close.
Emerald The web it spins can be considered its second nervous system. It is said that a SPINARAK determines its prey by the tiny vibrations it feels through the web.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It sets a trap by spinning a web with thin but strong silk. It waits motionlessly for prey to arrive.
HeartGold It lies still in the same pose for days in its web, waiting for its unsuspecting prey to wander close.
SoulSilver It spins a web using fine--but durable--thread. It then waits patiently for prey to be trapped.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It sets a trap by spinning a web with thin but strong silk. It waits motionlessly for prey to arrive.
X It spins a web using fine--but durable--thread. It then waits patiently for prey to be trapped.
Y It lies still in the same pose for days in its web, waiting for its unsuspecting prey to wander close.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
The web spun by Spinarak can be considered its second nervous system. It is said that this Pokémon can determine what kind of prey is touching its web just by the tiny vibrations it feels through the web’s strands.
Sun It waits intently until its preferred prey, Cutiefly, gets caught in its web. In fact, it’s quite a patient Pokémon.
Moon Some fishermen weave its sturdy thread into nets to catch fish Pokémon.
Ultra Sun With threads from its mouth, it fashions sturdy webs that won’t break even if you set a rock on them.
Ultra Moon Although the poison from its fangs isn’t that strong, it’s potent enough to weaken prey that gets caught in its web.

Evolution chart

(Level 22)

Name origin

spinneret
spider silk secreter
arachnid
a spider

Moves learned by Spinarak

Moves learnt by level up

Spinarak learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConstrictNormal 10 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1String ShotBug 95
5AbsorbGrass 20 100
8InfestationBug 20 100
12Scary FaceNormal 100
15Night ShadeGhost 100
19Shadow SneakGhost 40 100
22Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
26Sucker PunchDark 70 100
29Spider WebBug
33AgilityPsychic
36Pin MissileBug 25 95
40PsychicPsychic 90 100
43Poison JabPoison 80 100
47Cross PoisonPoison 70 100
50Sticky WebBug
54Toxic ThreadPoison 100

Egg moves

Spinarak learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Spinarak egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Baton PassNormal
DisableNormal 100
ElectrowebElectric 55 95
LungeBug 80 100
MegahornBug 120 85
Night SlashDark 70 100
PsybeamPsychic 65 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Rage PowderBug
Signal BeamBug 75 100
Sonic BoomNormal 90
Toxic SpikesPoison
TwineedleBug 25 100

Move Tutor moves

Spinarak can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlying 85 85
Bug BiteBug 60 100
ElectrowebElectric 55 95
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

Spinarak is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
28Leech LifeBug 80 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
83InfestationBug 20 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Spinarak can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
ScreechNormal 85 Generation 2 — Level up
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Spinarak learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConstrictNormal 10 100
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1String ShotBug 95
5AbsorbGrass 20 100
8InfestationBug 20 100
12Scary FaceNormal 100
15Night ShadeGhost 100
19Shadow SneakGhost 40 100
22Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
26Sucker PunchDark 70 100
29Spider WebBug
33AgilityPsychic
36Pin MissileBug 25 95
40PsychicPsychic 90 100
43Poison JabPoison 80 100
47Cross PoisonPoison 70 100
50Sticky WebBug
54Toxic ThreadPoison 100

Egg moves

Spinarak learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Spinarak egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Baton PassNormal
DisableNormal 100
ElectrowebElectric 55 95
MegahornBug 120 85
Night SlashDark 70 100
PsybeamPsychic 65 100
PursuitDark 40 100
Rage PowderBug
Signal BeamBug 75 100
Sonic BoomNormal 90
Toxic SpikesPoison
TwineedleBug 25 100

Moves learnt by TM

Spinarak is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
28Leech LifeBug 80 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
83InfestationBug 20 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Spinarak can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
ScreechNormal 85 Generation 2 — Level up
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM

Spinarak sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Spinarak  sprite from Silver Spinarak  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Spinarak  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Spinarak  sprite from Black & White Spinarak  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Spinarak Shiny sprite from Silver Spinarak Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Spinarak Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Spinarak Shiny sprite from Black & White Spinarak Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Spinarak

Gold Route 2, 30, 31, 37
Silver Trade/migrate from another game
Crystal Route 2, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, National Park
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Pattern Bush
Emerald Safari Zone
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Breed Ariados
HeartGold Route 1, 2, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 47, 48, Cherrygrove City, Ecruteak City, Fuchsia City, National Park, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Safari Zone Gate, Viridian City, Viridian Forest
SoulSilver Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Breed Ariados
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Breed Ariados
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 1

Answers to Spinarak questions