Scolipede nicknames

Scolipede was introduced in Generation 5 with a Bug/Poison typing which isn’t particularly unique but there’s still scope for great nicknames.

Let’s look at some info on Scolipede and suggested nicknames.


Scolipede is basically a purple centipede with a shape that doesn’t necessary scream “centipede” like our good friend, Centiskorch. It’s bulky, stands on four legs(?), and it’s a red/magenta/purple kind of colour. And apparently, Centiskorch preys on Scolipede. Uh oh!


My methodology for nicknames is as follows:

  • I rank nicknames by lettered tiers: S, A, B, C, and D. S is the best and D is the worst.
  • I may use generative AI for inspiration. I’ll always mark these nicknames with an asterisk (*) but they’ll always be amended where necessary
  • I’ll usually list my inspiration for a nickname so you know where they came from

With all that said, let’s look at those Scolipede nicknames!


  • Carnage
  • Siren - see “Bermuda” for the rationale
  • Bordeaux - because of the wine colour
  • Merlot - see above


  • Slithe
  • Cholera
  • Hot Shoes
  • Tapdance
  • Jabba/Jabber
  • Barb - because it has a 5% chance of holding a Poison Barb in B2/W2
  • Fever
  • Crimson
  • Grim/Reaper - inspired by a GPT-3.5 Turbo suggestion (Grim Reaper)
  • Plum


  • Bodyodyody
  • Crouton
  • Britney - because Toxic?
  • Prey
  • Pathogen
  • Magenta
  • Mauve
  • Bermuda - I looked up the purple colour on a color app and it was called Bermuda Onion and thought, sure why not?
  • Onion - see above
  • Tomohiro - named after its designer, Tomohiro Kitakaze
  • Violet
  • Menace
  • Blitz - GPT-3.5 suggestion
  • Thorne - adapted from a GPT-3.5 suggestion (Thorn)
  • Amethyst


  • Purple Rain - shame it doesn’t learn Rain Dance
  • Purple Haze - shame it doesn’t learn Haze
  • Rollover - shame it doesn’t learn Rollo— oh, it does learn Rollout

Do you have a favourite Scolipede nickname or have a suggestion of your own? If you like any of my nicknames or want to suggest one of your own, head over to the contact me link on the left and email me your suggestion!