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The Pokémon franchise has 719 (as of the release of Pokémon X and Y) distinctive fictional species classified as the titular Pokémon. This is a selected listing of 53 of the Pokémon species, originally found in the Black and White versions, arranged as they are in the main game series' National Pokédex.
|Number: 546||Type: Grass/Fairy||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Whimsicott|
Cottonee (モンメン Monmen?), known as the Cotton Puff Pokémon. Cottonee is a small, white Pokémon with cotton-like puffs on the top and bottom of its head. It has two leafy figures on its sides. When attacked, it escapes by shooting cotton from its body, which distracts the attacker. They take shelter beneath big trees on rainy days. It evolves into Whimsicott when exposed to a Sun Stone.
A version exclusive Pokémon in Black version, it must be obtained from a trade with an NPC known as Dye in White version (nicknamed Fluffee) or from another player with Pokémon Black.
|Number: 547||Type: Grass/Fairy||Evolves from: Cottonee||Evolves into: None|
Whimsicott (エルフーン Erefūn?, Elfuun), known as the Windveiled Pokémon, evolves from Cottonee when exposed to a Sun Stone. It resembles a plant-like creature with a large puff of cotton on its head. It not only drifts with the wind, but can also slip through cracks like the breeze can. It can therefore enter homes and pull pranks on the inhabitants
Whimsicott can be found rarely in the wild in Black version. Whimsicott made its debut anime appearance in Pokémon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram and White - Victini and Zekrom. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Whimsicott is seen being released by its Trainer after Ghetsis's speech in Accumula Town and holding the leg of its Trainer, wanting to stay.
|Number: 548||Type: Grass||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Lilligant|
Petilil (チュリネ Churine?), known as the Bulb Pokémon, is a light green plant-like Pokémon with three leaves on top of its head. The leaves on its head are very bitter, but are known to refresh a tired body. Petilil prefer to live in places with moist, nutrient-rich soil, which is good for growing plants.
A common Pokémon in White version, in Black version it can only be obtained from a trade with an NPC known as Dye or from another player. The Petilil's nickname is Lillil.
|Number: 549||Type: Grass||Evolves from: Petilil||Evolves into: None|
Lilligant (ドレディア Doredia?, Dredear), known as the Flowering Pokémon, evolves from Petilil when exposed to a Sun Stone. It has pollen on its head, and resembles a flowering plant. A Lilligant will wither when it is not treated well. Lilligant is a female-only species.
Lilligant can be found rarely in White version.
|Number: 550||Type: Water||Does not evolve|
Basculin (バスラオ Basurao?, Bassrao), known as the Hostile Pokémon, is a green and black colored fish. It has two forms which main difference is a colored stripe and the player encounters one form more commonly depending on the game version; red-striped Basculin are more common in Black, while the blue-striped variety is more common in White.
|Number: 551||Type: Ground/Dark||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Krokorok|
Sandile (メグロコ Meguroko?, Meguroco), known as the Desert Croc Pokémon, is a mainly tan colored crocodile-like Pokémon with a pink underbelly, black stripes, and black rimmed eyes. To prevent their body temperature from dropping, they bury in the sands of the desert, akin to some real desert dwelling species. It moves along below the sand's surface, with its nose and eyes sticking out. The dark membrane in its eyes shields them from the sun.
In the anime, a group of Sandile appeared in A Sandile Gusher of Change!, trying to lead a bunch of Pokémon to safety. The leader of the group, which has a pair of sunglasses, has since become a reoccurring character, and evolves into a Krokorok. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, a Sandile is one of the Pokémon employed by White in her BW Agency.
|Number: 552||Type: Ground/Dark||Evolves from: Sandile||Evolves into: Krookodile|
Krokorok (ワルビル Warubiru?, Waruvile), known as the Desert Croc Pokémon, is the evolved form of Sandile. They live in small groups. Because the special membrance covering its eyeballs can sense the warmth from objects, it can see its surroundings even in the dark.
In the anime, a Krokorok with sunglasses is currently a recurring character which was originally introduced as a Sandile that evolves in a battle with Ash's Pikachu. It was later caught by Ash, and evolves into a Krookodile much later.
|Number: 553||Type: Ground/Dark||Evolves from: Krokorok||Evolves into: None|
Krookodile (ワルビアル Warubiaru?, Waruvial), known as the Menace Pokémon, is a large brick-colored crocodile. It has black stripes with pointed ends. It has large teeth and claws. Around its eyes, there is a black area resembling a bandit's mask, or a stylized pair of sunglasses. Its belly has gray scales. With powerful jaws that can bite the body off an automobile, it doesn't let any prey escape. With eyes like binoculars, they can see things magnified at a distance.
In the anime, Krookodile appears in the episode Ash, Iris, and Trip: Then There Were Three! Ash's Krokorok evolves into Krookodile and defeats Iris' Dragonite, eliminating her from the Junior Cup.
|Number: 554||Type: Fire||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Darmanitan|
Darumaka (ダルマッカ Darumakka?) is known as the Zen Charm Pokémon. If this Pokémon is found sleeping, one would not be able to wake it up nor make it fall. It is said to have fortitude in never giving up, and are fortunate of good luck.
|Number: 555||Type: Fire, Fire/Psychic (Zen/Daruma Mode)||Evolves from: Darumaka||Evolves into: None|
Darmanitan (ヒヒダルマ Hihidaruma?) is known as the Herb Blazing Pokémon. It is the only Pokémon that can acquire the ability Zen Mode (Daruma Mode (ダルマモード Daruma Mōdo?) in Japan), which changes its appearance to a stone statue with whitened out eyes, adds the type Psychic, swaps its special attack and attack stats, and doubles its defense.
|Number: 556||Type: Grass||Does not evolve|
Maractus (マラカッチ Marakatchi?, Maracacchi) is a cacti-like Pokémon. On its head, two branches grow, forming ear-like structures. These branches have dark-green colored spiked arrangements at the base, and further have yellow spikes on the surface. At the end of these branches is a pink-colored flower with a yellow center. Most of its body part is light green in color, while the lowest part of the body & some other areas are in dark green color. It has two hands, with three yellow spikes at the end, looking like three fingers. It has a yellow horn and two yellow-colored eyes. It make produce music by moving its body rhythmically, and it can also sing and dance. It can use these songs & dance to scare away any bird Pokémon that may feed on its flower seeds. Its habitat is in dry, arid desert regions, like most Cacti.
|Number: 557||Type: Bug/Rock||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Crustle|
Dwebble (イシズマイ Ishizumai?) is known as the Rock Inn Pokémon. It searches for moderate looking rocks and overtakes it to the core. It will protect the shell with its own body if needed. It is able to spit out a special liquid from its mouth that allows it to cut through rocks steadily.
In the 11th episode (A Home for Dwebble!) of the Best Wishes! anime series, Cilan captures a Dwebble. Cilan's Dwebble later evolves into a Crustle in "Crisis at Chargestone Cave" during a battle against Jessie's Woobat.
|Number: 558||Type: Bug/Rock||Evolves from: Dwebble||Evolves into: None|
Crustle makes its anime debut in "Crisis at Chargestone Cave" where Cilan's Dwebble evolves into one while it was enduring Jessie's Woobat's Gust attack.
|Number: 559||Type: Dark/Fighting||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Scrafty|
Scraggy (ズルッグ Zuruggu?), known as the Shedding Pokémon. Once it locks eyes with an opponent, it launches a Headbutt attack without warning. It often pulls its pelt up to its neck, because the pelt protects it with its rubber-like elasticity. It will suddenly headbutt opponents that meet its gaze with a very thick cranium.
|Number: 560||Type: Dark/Fighting||Evolves from: Scraggy||Evolves into: None|
|Number: 561||Type: Psychic/Flying||Does not evolve|
Sigilyph (シンボラー Shinborā?, Symboler), known as the Avianoid Pokémon, is a spherical Pokémon that is green and black with blue eyes, and yellow wings and tail that are tipped with red and blue. It has black fork-like figures coming out of its side, and a black figure with an eye coming out of the top of its body. It bears a resemblance to The Hummingbird of the Nazca lines. Sigilyph used to guard an ancient city, and still fly in the same route as they once did. They use their psychic power to attack enemies that invade their territory.
|Number: 562||Type: Ghost||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Cofagrigus|
Yamask (デスマス Desumasu?, Deathmas), known as the Spirit Pokémon, is a shadow-like Pokémon emanating from a stone face. Created from the spirits of ancient people, it holds a mask of the face of when it used to be a human. Because it still has memories of its former life, they are sometimes found crying.
Yamask first appeared in the anime, where it was caused trouble at the Nacrene City Museum because when it accidentally dropped its mask, the museum put it up on display. James later caught a Yamask at Castelia City.
|Number: 563||Type: Ghost||Evolves from: Yamask||Evolves into: None|
Cofagrigus (デスカーン Desukān?, Deathkarn), known as the Coffin Pokémon, is a blue and yellow sarcophagus with four hands that appear to be shadows. It is said if it is approached by humans, it will eat them and turn them into mummies. It pretends to be an elegant coffin to punish grave robbers. With a body of pure gold, it likes eating gold nuggets.
Cofagrigus and its pre-evolution, Yamask, were called two of the GamesRadar staff's favorite designs, citing the Egyptian origins and that they have two faces. Game Informer's Jeff Marchiafava criticized its design process, stating "Alright, now this is just stupid." In the English version it has to be renamed to be traded, as its name contains the word 'fag'.
|Number: 564||Type: Water/Rock||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Carracosta|
Tirtouga (プロトーガ Purotōga?), known as the Prototurtle Pokémon, resembles a baby sea turtle. These Pokémon swam in oceans about 100 million years ago. They went on land to attack prey. Restored from a fossil, this Pokémon can dive over half a mile.
|Number: 565||Type: Water/Rock||Evolves from: Tirtouga||Evolves into: None|
Carracosta (アバゴーラ Abagōra?, Abagoura), known as the Prototurtle Pokémon, resembles a bipedal, blue-colored sea turtle. They can live both in the ocean and on land. They are so powerful, they can open a hole in the bottom of a tanker in one slap. They are able to chew up steel beams and rocks along with their prey, by using their incredible jaw strength.
|Number: 566||Type: Rock/Flying||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Archeops|
Archen (アーケン Āken?), known as the First Bird Pokémon, has a reptile-like mouth, and red, yellow, and blue feathers. This Pokémon is thought to be the ancestor of all bird Pokémon, and has been restored from fossils. As they were unable to fly, this Pokémon hops from one branch to another in order to move around.
|Number: 567||Type: Rock/Flying||Evolves from: Archen||Evolves into: None|
Archeops (アーケオス Ākeosu?, Archeos), the First Bird Pokémon, is more capable of flight than its pre-evolution, although better at running. It is able to outrun an automobile. Archeops is also the only Pokémon who has the same base stat total as its national dex number.
|Number: 568||Type: Poison||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Garbodor|
Trubbish (ヤブクロン Yabukuron?) is known as the Trash Bag Pokémon. It is said that a trash bag that is thrown away chemically reacted with waste to become this Pokémon. It likes dirty places such as waste deposits.
Despite finding Black and White's Pokémon to be well-designed, IGN's Audrey Drake found Trubbish and its evolution to be contrary to this. IGN AU's Cam Shea mocked it, jokingly stating that nothing was cuter than an "anthropomorphic bag of garbage"; he jokingly suggested that they make similar Pokémon called "Mediwastical" and "Stinkydiaperino".
|Number: 569||Type: Poison||Evolves from: Trubbish||Evolves into: None|
Garbodor (ダストダス Dasutodasu?, Dustdas), known as the Trash Heap Pokémon, is the evolved form of Trubbish. Despite its appearance, it actually cleans the surrounding area by absorbing garbage into its body. It grabs opponents with its left hand and finishes them off with a foul-smelling poison gas from its mouth.
|Number: 570||Type: Dark||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Zoroark|
|Number: 571||Type: Dark||Evolves from: Zorua||Evolves into: None|
|Number: 572||Type: Normal||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Cinccinopolis|
Minccino appears in the anime in the episode Minccino: Neat and Tidy! It is captured by Bianca in this episode, and makes consistent appearances afterward.
|Number: 573||Type: Normal||Evolves from: Minccino||Evolves into: None|
Cinccino (チラチーノ Chirachīno?, Chillachino) is the evolution of Minccino, known as the Scarf Pokémon. It evolves with the use of a Shiny Stone. Cinccino never goes near dust or static electricity due to their oiled fur. This oil helps deflect attacks.
|Number: 574||Type: Psychic||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Gothorita|
Gothita (ゴチム Gochimu?, Gothimu), known as the Fixation Pokémon, is a human-like baby Pokémon with purple skin, and black and white clothes. It has three bows, and a small tuft of hair. Their bows increase their psychic abilities. Gothita closely observe both Trainers and Pokémon, looking at something that only they can see.
They are a version exclusive Pokémon and are only obtainable in Pokémon Black version.
|Number: 575||Type: Psychic||Evolves from: Gothita||Evolves into: Gothitelle|
Gothorita (ゴチミル Gochimiru?), known as the Manipulate Pokémon, is a human-like, little girlish Pokémon, with purple skin, black hair, and black and white clothing. Gothorita often use hypnosis to control Pokémon and people alike, leading them astray. While charging up their power by starlight, they mark the star's positions with floating stones.
|Number: 576||Type: Psychic||Evolves from: Gothorita||Evolves into: None|
Gothitelle (ゴチルゼル Gochiruzeru?, Gothiruselle), known as the Astral Body Pokémon, resembles a stylized depiction of a lady wearing gothic lolita style clothing. It can see into the future by observing the stars' placement and movement. One of the things it looks for is the lifespan of Trainers.
IGN described it as "a lady centipede that is wearing an evening gown". Game Informer's Jeff Marchiafava criticized Gothitelle, stating "this isn't even a Pokémon, it just looks like an indignant girl in a dress".
|Number: 577||Type: Psychic||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Duosion|
Solosis (ユニラン Yuniran?, Uniran), known as the Cell Pokémon, is a small green Pokémon surrounded in a green gel, with a red mouth, and a yellow spring-like figure coming out of its head. They can survive in any environment because of their body's special liquid envelope. They can use telepathy to talk with others, and drive away attackers by unleashing psychic power.
They are a version exclusive Pokémon and are only obtainable in Pokémon White version.
|Number: 578||Type: Psychic||Evolves from: Solosis||Evolves into: Reuniclus|
Duosion (ダブラン Daburan?, Doublan)is known as the Mitosis Pokémon. It is a small,green, circle Pokémon surrounded in green gel. It has a floating portion on top of its main 'body'. That is its second brain. When their brains, now divided in two, are thinking the same thoughts, these Pokémon exhibit their maximum power, and since they have two divided brains, at times they suddenly try to take two different actions at once.
|Number: 579||Type: Psychic||Evolves from: Duosion||Evolves into: None|
Reuniclus (ランクルス Rankurusu?, Lanculus), known as the Multilplying Pokémon, has a pale-colored inner body that is encapsulated within a blob of a translucent, green gel-like substance. Reuniclus can increase their psychic powers by linking their brains with others in a network. They join this network by shaking hands with others. With very high intelligence, it fights by manipulating its arms with a grip that can crush rocks.
IGN compared it to "experiments from the Lilo and Stitch TV series", and also noting "It's like a cute baby version of the X-Men villain, Holocaust". Game Informer's Jeff Marchiafava called it "amazing", stating "Nintendo can even make a friggin' nucleus look cute!".
|Number: 580||Type: Water/Flying||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Swanna|
Ducklett (コアルヒー Koaruhī?, Koaruhie)is known as the Water Bird Pokémon. They are light blue, gosling-like Pokémon. They have two feathery tufts on their heads connected at the bottom, forming a 'v' shape. It has a darker blue, feathery underside which makes it appear as if it were mi-moult. It had yellow, webbet feet and a beak and a small tail.
A trio of Ducklett Reappeared in the Black & White episode "Dancing With the Ducklett Trio" where they attack Ash and his friends, stealing some of their belongings, including Ash's hat and the wild Sandile's sunglasses.
|Number: 581||Type: Water/Flying||Evolves from: Ducklett||Evolves into: None|
Swanna (スワンナ Suwanna?), known as the White Bird Pokémon, is a swan-like Pokémon. With a long yellow bill, it administers sharp, powerful pecks. It whips its long neck to deliver forceful repeated strikes. Swanna start dancing at night, and dance around the leader of the flock.
In the games, Swanna can be found flying around Marvelous Bridge. In the anime, a flock of Swanna appeared in In The Shadow of Zekrom!. A Swanna later appeared under the ownership of Officer Jenny. In BW107, Cameron uses a Swanna in his battle against Ash, but it loses to Ash's Pikachu. In the Pokémon Master Black & White manga, a Pokémon Ranger used one with his Zebstrika in a double battle against Monta.
|Number: 582||Type: Ice||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Vanillish|
Vanillite (バニプッチ Baniputchi?, Vanipeti)
Despite finding the overall designs in Black and White to be good, IGN's Audrey Drake found Vanillite and its line to be contrary to this. Fellow IGN editor Sam Claiborn scoffed at the idea of a "walking ice cream cone".
Vanillite debuts in the episode Ash and Trip's Third Battle! under the ownership of Trip. It ties with Ash's Tepig.
|Number: 583||Type: Ice||Evolves from: Vanillite||Evolves into: Vanilluxe|
Vanillish (バニリッチ Baniritchi?)is known as the Icy Snow Pokémon. It is small, white, blue, and it's shaped like a single scoop, vanilla ice cream cone. "Snowy mountains are this Pokémon's habitat. During an ancient ice age, they moved to southern areas, and it conceals itself from enemy eyes by creating many small ice particles and hiding among them.
|Number: 584||Type: Ice||Evolves from: Vanillish||Evolves into: None|
Vanilluxe (バイバニラ Baibanira?), known as the Snowstorm Pokémon, is the final form of Vanillite. It represents a cone of ice cream with two scoops. One of the scoops has a straw-like figure which has mist flowing out of it. They can create snow clouds inside their body by swallowing large amounts of water. They use this to attack their foes with violent blizzards. If both heads are angry at the same time, the blizzard created by this Pokémon buries everything in snow.
In the anime, Vanilluxe debuts in the episode Crisis at Ferroseed Research! under the ownership of Georgia.
|Number: 585||Type: Normal/Grass||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Sawsbuck|
Deerling (シキジカ Shikijika?) is known as the Seasonal Pokémon. Depending on the temperature, moisture, and season its color will change.It is pink in the spring, green in the summer, orange in autumn, and brown in winter.
|Number: 586||Type: Normal/Grass||Evolves from: Deerling||Evolves into: None|
Sawsbuck (メブキジカ Mebukijika?), known as the Seasonal Pokémon. The evolved form of Deerling. Its horns carry flowers which change with the season. The leader of the herd has the most splendid horns.
Sawsbuck debuts in the anime in its Spring Form in the episode A Connoisseur's Revenge! under the ownership of Burgundy.
|Number: 587||Type: Electric/Flying||Does not evolve|
Emolga (エモンガ Emonga?) is a flying squirrel-like Pokémon. Emolga is in white appearance, possesses yellow plane-like wings, allowing it to fly in any direction. On its back is extremely black colored, and making a black helmet-like on its head with bat-like ears with yellow and white in the inner part. Emolga also has a black pointy tail and dark red colored eyes. It releases electricity from its membranes when it flies. The electricity is created in its cheek's electrical pouches. Living in the top of the forest, its cape shines with electricity when it glides.
In the Best Wishes! anime series, Iris captures a female Emolga in the episode "Emolga the Irresistible!"
|Number: 588||Type: Bug||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Escavalier|
Karrablast (カブルモ Kaburumo?) Although small, Karrablast have a very powerful horn. You can find them easily on Route 6, by Driftveil City. Karrablast evolve when they receive electrical stimulation from being around Shelmet.
|Number: 589||Type: Bug/Steel||Evolves from: Karrablast||Evolves into: None|
Escavalier (シュバルゴ Shubarugo?, Chevargo), known as the Cavalry Pokémon, resembles a bug with various knight and jousting gear. Bravely facing their opponents, they fly around at high speed, striking with their pointed spears. By wearing the shell covering of a Shelmet, the steel armor protects their whole body.
In the anime, Escavalier appears in the episode Evolution Exchange Excitement! It is traded for Bianca's Shelmet, which it turn, evolves it into an Escavalier.
|Number: 590||Type: Grass/Poison||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Amoonguss|
Foongus (タマゲタケ Tamagetake?), known as the Mushroom Pokémon, is a mushroom-like Pokémon whose cap resembles a Poké Ball. It emits poisonous spores when people are lured to its Poké Ball-like cap. The spores it releases repels enemies if they try to capture it.
|Number: 591||Type: Grass/Poison||Evolves from: Foongus||Evolves into: None|
Amoonguss (モロバレル Morobareru?), the Mushroom Pokémon, has Pokéball designs on its cap and hands. Its pre-evolution and the Voltorb family do too, although the Voltorb family doesn't include the button in their designs.
In the anime, James is revealed to have captured an Amoonguss in BW109.
|Number: 592||Type: Water/Ghost||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Jellicent|
Frillish (プルリル Pururiru?) is known as the Floating Pokémon. Frillish can constrict its foes using its veil-like tentacles and numb them with poison. It is said to live in dens some five miles below sea level. Pokémon Black Version:With its thin, veil-like arms wrapped around the body of its opponent, it sinks to the ocean floor. Pokémon White Version: They paralyze prey with poison, then drag them down to their lairs, five miles below the surface.
A male Frillish owned by Trip appears in the Best Wishes! anime series in the episode "A Rival Battle for Club Champ". Trip uses Frillish to defeat Ash's Pidove with a Water Pulse attack. He also uses it in battle against Ash's Snivy due to the opposite genders of the two Pokémon, where Frillish is able to defeat Snivy with a combination of Water Pulse and Hex. A female Frillish appears under Jessie's ownership in BW109.
|Number: 593||Type: Water/Ghost||Evolves from: Frillish||Evolves into: None|
Jellicent (ブルンゲル Burungeru?, Burungel), known as the Floating Pokémon, is the evolved form of Frillish. It's male form is blue and resembles a king, while it's female form is pink and resembles a queen. In comparison to Frillish, Jellicent are more dangerous in dealing with anyone or anything that disturbs them. Ships and their crews have disappeared at the tentacles of Jellicent. Their favorite food is life energy, and they build underwater castles with the pieces of the ships they've sunk.
|Number: 594||Type: Water||Does not evolve|
Alomomola (ママンボウ Mamanbō?, Mamanbou), known as the Caring Pokémon, is a heart-shaped pink fish Pokémon with large dorsal and ventral fins. As it floats around in the ocean, it carries wounded Pokémon to shore. With their special membrane, they heal the Pokémon's wounds.
Alomomola first makes an appearance in the anime "In The Shadow of Zekrom!", as a wild Pokémon. It was the first Pokémon in the Unova region that Ash saw.
|Number: 595||Type: Bug/Electric||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Galvantula|
At 4 inches tall, Joltik is tied with Flabébé as the smallest Pokémon in existence. It has four legs tipped with blue, conical feet. Its ovoid body is completely covered in yellow fur, with notable tufts sticking out on each side of its face, just over each eye, and its lower back. Joltik has four blue eyes. The two larger eyes are set relatively far apart on its face, containing black pupils. The two smaller simple eye are situated between the first pair, slightly higher up on its face. Joltik's mandibles point downward and reside at the bottom of its face, where they closely resemble tufts of hair.
Joltik is too small to generate its own electricity, so it attaches itself to larger Pokémon and feeds off their static electricity. It will also make its way into houses and feed off electricity in electrical sockets. All of the energy it absorbs it stores in an electric pouch on its body. As seen in the anime, Joltik is not especially aggressive, but will defend itself if bothered. It has been demonstrated that if Joltik is unable to find a source of energy, it will be unable to move and in serious danger. Joltik, and its evolution Galvantula, are the only Pokémon that can learn Electroweb by leveling up.
|Number: 596||Type: Bug/Electric||Evolves from: Joltik||Evolves into: None|
Galvantula (デンチュラ Denchura?, Dentula), known as the Electric Spider Pokémon. It uses electrically-charged hairy strings to attack its targeted prey. It uses the feelers on its front jaw to pin an enemy down or to slice it into pieces. Galvantula's Japanese name is a play on "Den" (電?), a Japanese word that refers to electricity, and tarantula.
In a poll by Official Nintendo Magazine, Galvantula was voted as the best Pokémon from Black and White. Editor Thomas East described it as "a great yellow and blue spider capable of capturing its opponents with its electric thread", and stated that it is "Not exactly a Pokemon you'd want to take home to meet the family".
|Number: 597||Type: Grass/Steel||Evolves from: None||Evolves into: Ferrothorn|
Ferroseed (テッシード Tesshīdo?), known as the Thorn Seed Pokémon, resembles a durian. It attacks when threatened by shooting a barrage of spikes, and rolls away when it has the chance to escape. Living in caves, they stick their spikes into the wall to absorb minerals.
|Number: 598||Type: Grass/Steel||Evolves from: Ferroseed||Evolves into: none|
Ferrothorn (ナットレイ Nattorei?, Nutrey),known as the Thorn Pod Pokémon resembling a flattened durian made of metal. The green spike is found in Ferrothorn's top,extending three vine-like apandages tipped with spiky metal discs. Its eyes have green rims, yellow scleras and black pupils.
In the anime, Ash's rival Cameron used Ferrothorn against Marlon. He uses it in many more battles in the Unova League, including against Ash.