Venipede

Venipede is a Bug/Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Centipede Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 543
Type Bug Poison
Species Centipede Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 5.3 kg (11.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Poison Point
2. Swarm
Speed Boost (hidden ability)
Local № 049 (Black/White)
043 (Black 2/White 2)
120 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
074 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 52
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 30
170 264
Attack 45
85 207
Defense 59
110 238
Sp. Atk 30
58 174
Sp. Def 39
74 194
Speed 57
107 234
Total 260 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 Venipede.

Evolution chart

(Level 22) (Level 30)

Venipede changes

Pokédex entries

Black Its bite injects a potent poison, enough to paralyze large bird Pokémon that try to prey on it.
White It discovers what is going on around it by using the feelers on its head and tail. It is brutally aggressive.
Black 2
White 2
Using the feelers on its head and tail, it picks up vibrations in the air to determine its prey’s location and state.
X
Omega Ruby
It discovers what is going on around it by using the feelers on its head and tail. It is brutally aggressive.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Its bite injects a potent poison, enough to paralyze large bird Pokémon that try to prey on it.
Sword Venipede and Sizzlipede are similar species, but when the two meet, a huge fight ensues.
Shield Its fangs are highly venomous. If this Pokémon finds prey it thinks it can eat, it leaps for them without any thought of how things might turn out.

Moves learned by Venipede

Moves learnt by level up

Venipede learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Defense CurlNormalStatus
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
4RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
8ProtectNormalStatus
12Poison TailPoisonPhysical 50 100
16ScreechNormalStatus 85
20Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
24VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
28Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
32AgilityPsychicStatus
36ToxicPoisonStatus 90
40Venom DrenchPoisonStatus 100
44Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

Venipede learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Venipede egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95

Move Tutor moves

Venipede can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Skitter SmackBugPhysical 70 90
Steel RollerSteelPhysical 130 100

Moves learnt by TM

Venipede is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
07Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
11Solar BeamGrassSpecial 120 100
16ScreechNormalStatus 85
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
31AttractNormalStatus 100
34Sunny DayFireStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
57PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
74VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
77HexGhostSpecial 65 100

Moves learnt by TR

Venipede is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Defense CurlNormalStatus
1RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
5Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
8ScreechNormalStatus 85
12PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
15ProtectNormalStatus
19Poison TailPoisonPhysical 50 100
22Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
26VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
29AgilityPsychicStatus
33SteamrollerBugPhysical 65 100
36ToxicPoisonStatus 90
38Venom DrenchPoisonStatus 100
40Rock ClimbNormalPhysical 90 85
43Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
Rock ClimbNormalPhysical 90 85
SpikesGroundStatus
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
TwineedleBugPhysical 25 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Venipede 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.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM

Venipede sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Venipede  sprite from Black & White Venipede  sprite from X & Y Venipede  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Venipede Shiny sprite from Black & White Venipede Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Venipede

Black
White
Lostlorn Forest, Pinwheel Forest
Black 2
White 2
Route 20, Lostlorn Forest
X
Y
Route 6
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Route 4
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Forest of Focus

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Venipede
Japanese フシデ (Fushide)
German Toxiped
French Venipatte

Name origin

venom
poison
centipede
a species of insect