Venipede #543


Venipede is an insectoid Pokémon with a prominent hump on its top torso. Its thorax and head are mostly magenta, with black patterns on its shoulders, a band around each antenna, and an upside-down ‘Y’ on its neck. The upper part of its skull is divided by a conspicuous ridge extending down to a pointed tip, and its lower jaw is black. It has round, heavy-lidded eyes that protrude somewhat from the head. The dark green belly of the venipede is segmented, and it has four pairs of stubby black legs. Two slender black-banded feelers protrude from its hindquarters, which it utilizes in conjunction with its antennae to explore its environment and identify prey by feeling air vibrations.

Venipedes are very hostile, and their bite contains a toxin potent enough to immobilize huge bird Pokémon. Its fangs are said to be very poisonous. It often engages in combat with Sizzlipede, a similar species. Venipede will prey on whatever Pokémon it believes it can devour without giving it any thought.

Evolution family

Venipede is part of a three-member family.


Venipede Venipede_shiny
#543 Venipede

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Whirlipede Whirlipede_shiny
#544 Whirlipede
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Scolipede Scolipede_shiny
#545 Scolipede


Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2020 Jan 10Increased spawns in:
Bug Out 2022: Aug 10 – 16
6th Anniversary: 2022 Jul 6 – 12
Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Jun 4 – 5
Team GO Rocket Celebration: 2021 Feb 2 – 7
Unova Celebration Event: 2021 Jan 5 – 10
Mega Battle Challenge: 2020 Sep 11 – 17
Pokémon Spotlight Hour: 2020 Aug 18
Team GO Rocket Event: 2020 Jul 10 – 15
Bug Out 2020: Jun 26 – Jul 1
Team GO Rocket Global Take-over: 2020 Mar 6 – 9
Lunar New Year 2020: Jan 24 – Feb 3
403 Increased chance/Previously in:
2-km – 2020 Jan 10 – Oct 19
5-km – Team GO Rocket Event: 2020 Jul 10 – 15
5-km – Bug Out 2020: Jun 26 – Jul 1
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 2,563Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
302 Field Research:
Catch 10 Pokémon: Bug Out 2022
Special Research/Timed Research:
Bug Out! Catch Challenge – 2nd part: Take snapshots of 5 different wild Bug-type Pokémon


Best moveset for Venipede

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Venipede’s greatest attacks are Bug Bite and Sludge Bomb. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Bug Bite 12 dps
  Sludge Bomb 41.7 dps


  Bug Bite 12 dps
  Sludge Bomb 41.7 dps