Whirlipede

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

Pokédex data

National № 544
Type Bug Poison
Species Curlipede Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 58.5 kg (129.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Poison Point
2. Swarm
Speed Boost (hidden ability)
Local № 050 (Black/White)
044 (Black 2/White 2)
121 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
075 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 126
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 40
190 284
Attack 55
103 229
Defense 99
182 326
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 79
146 282
Speed 47
89 212
Total 360 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 Whirlipede.

Evolution chart

(Level 22) (Level 30)

Whirlipede changes

Pokédex entries

Black Protected by a hard shell, it spins its body like a wheel and crashes furiously into its enemies.
White It is usually motionless, but when attacked, it rotates at high speed and then crashes into its opponent.
Black 2
White 2
Storing energy for evolution, it sits. But, when predators approach, it moves to stab them with poison spikes.
X
Omega Ruby
Protected by a hard shell, it spins its body like a wheel and crashes furiously into its enemies.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It is usually motionless, but when attacked, it rotates at high speed and then crashes into its opponent.
Sword This Pokémon spins itself rapidly and charges into its opponents. Its top speed is just over 60 mph.
Shield Whirlipede protects itself with a sturdy shell and poisonous spikes while it stores up the energy it’ll need for evolution.

Moves learned by Whirlipede

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Defense CurlNormal
1Iron DefenseSteel
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1ProtectNormal
1RolloutRock 30 90
12Poison TailPoison 50 100
16ScreechNormal 85
20Bug BiteBug 60 100
26VenoshockPoison 65 100
32Take DownNormal 90 85
38AgilityPsychic
44ToxicPoison 90
50Venom DrenchPoison 100
56Double-EdgeNormal 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Whirlipede learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Iron DefenseSteel

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BiteDark 60 100
Fury CutterBug 40 95

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Skitter SmackBug 70 90
Steel RollerSteel 130 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
07Pin MissileBug 25 95
11Solar BeamGrass 120 100
16ScreechNormal 85
21RestPsychic
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
31AttractNormal 100
34Sunny DayFire
39FacadeNormal 70 100
57PaybackDark 50 100
74VenoshockPoison 65 100
76RoundNormal 60 100
77HexGhost 65 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Defense CurlNormal
1Iron DefenseSteel
1Poison StingPoison 15 100
1RolloutRock 30 90
1ScreechNormal 85
5Poison StingPoison 15 100
8ScreechNormal 85
12PursuitDark 40 100
15ProtectNormal
19Poison TailPoison 50 100
23Bug BiteBug 60 100
28VenoshockPoison 65 100
32AgilityPsychic
37SteamrollerBug 65 100
41ToxicPoison 90
43Venom DrenchPoison 100
46Rock ClimbNormal 90 85
50Double-EdgeNormal 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Whirlipede learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Iron DefenseSteel

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Pin MissileBug 25 95
Rock ClimbNormal 90 85
SpikesGround
Take DownNormal 90 85
Toxic SpikesPoison
TwineedleBug 25 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
EndeavorNormal 100
Iron DefenseSteel
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Whirlipede 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 SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM

Whirlipede sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Whirlipede  sprite from Black & White Whirlipede  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Whirlipede Shiny sprite from Black & White Whirlipede Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Whirlipede

Black
White
Pinwheel Forest
Black 2
White 2
Lostlorn Forest, Pinwheel Forest
X
Y
Evolve Venipede
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Evolve Venipede
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Venipede

Other languages

English Whirlipede
Japanese ホイーガ (Wheega)
German Rollum
French Scobolide

Name origin

whirl
spiral
centipede
a species of insect