Whirlipede #544


Whirlipede is an insectoid Pokémon encased in a hard, segmented shell. It has two pairs of gray, horn-like feelers with dark gray stripes, with one pair extended upward from its front and the other pointing downward from its lower rear. Two poisonous barbs flank either side of each segment of its shell. The shell itself is gray, with red rings in the middle of each segment and a darker gray border circling its open center. Whirlipede’s eyes can be seen within the center, and have slitted pupils, yellow sclerae, and thick, gray eyelids.

Whirlipede remains motionless while storing energy for evolution, but will move to stab approaching predators with its poisonous spikes. If attacked, it can quickly spin its body like a wheel and crash furiously into opponents. It can move to about the speed of 60 mph.

Evolution family

Whirlipede 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
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 2 CP 6,689Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance


 Best moveset for Whirlipede

The greatest moves for Whirlipede are Bug Bite and Sludge Bomb when fighting Pokémon in Gyms. 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


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Bug Bite 5 12 12
  Poison Sting 5 11.7 10
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Sludge Bomb 80 -21.7 41.7
  Signal Beam 75 -17.2 31
  Gyro Ball 80 -15.2 24.2

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.