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 50 (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 CurlNormalStatus
1Iron DefenseSteelStatus
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
1ProtectNormalStatus
1RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
12Poison TailPoisonPhysical 50 100
16ScreechNormalStatus 85
20Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
26VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
32Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
38AgilityPsychicStatus
44ToxicPoisonStatus 90
50Venom DrenchPoisonStatus 100
56Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 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 DefenseSteelStatus

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.
BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
Fury CutterBugPhysical 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 SmackBugPhysical 70 90
Steel RollerSteelPhysical 130 100

Moves learnt by TM

Whirlipede 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

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 CurlNormalStatus
1Iron DefenseSteelStatus
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
1RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
1ScreechNormalStatus 85
5Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
8ScreechNormalStatus 85
12PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
15ProtectNormalStatus
19Poison TailPoisonPhysical 50 100
23Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
28VenoshockPoisonSpecial 65 100
32AgilityPsychicStatus
37SteamrollerBugPhysical 65 100
41ToxicPoisonStatus 90
43Venom DrenchPoisonStatus 100
46Rock ClimbNormalPhysical 90 85
50Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 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 DefenseSteelStatus

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 MissileBugPhysical 25 95
Rock ClimbNormalPhysical 90 85
SpikesGroundStatus
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
Toxic SpikesPoisonStatus
TwineedleBugPhysical 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 BiteBugPhysical 60 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 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 SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 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 Whirlipede  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Venipede

Other languages

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

Name origin

whirl
spiral
centipede
a species of insect