At last, this is our last Poison-type review on PokÃ©mon for now, for Generation 5 is currently the end of the line. Like previous Generations, there isnâ€™t a lot of new Poison-types, giving them the perception that they are the type that receives the least attention among them all, even Fire and Ice (four families, despite also having only seven new additions). Oh well, itâ€™s already done, so with that, we shall look at the three Poison-type families in Generation 5. If youâ€™re ready, letâ€™s do this!
Venipede, Whirlipede & Scolipede
It had been a long time since we have a Generation where we are introduced to a three-staged Poison-type since the first one. Sure, we have some others, but those others were expansions of existing families (Crobat, Budew and Roserade). These PokÃ©mon are no doubt based on centipede, but they have some shared characteristics with millipedes too.
Centipedes are poisonous insects, but compared to scorpions, they arenâ€™t as deadly, since they do not have a sharp stinger, but even then, their bites are best avoided. Likewise, Venipede have deadly bites, and itâ€™s certainly a much needed defence against predators like birds to prevent becoming prey. Real centipedes do not have good eyesight, so they also sense their surroundings with their antennae. Venipede also searches its surroundings with its antennae (and tail).