While we might not all be fans of tarantulas and black widows, spider Pokémon are much more approachable than their real-life counterparts. Sure, there aren’t loads of arachnids in the Pokémon world, but there are a few, so we’ve put this guide together in case you want to build a pure spider Pokémon team. We don’t know why you’d want to, but hey, every Pokémon journey is different and that’s a nice thing.
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So, let’s spin a web into our list of spider Pokémon.
The original toxic spiders of the Pokémon world, Spinarak and Ariados, have a special place in the heart of many of us who started our quest to catch ‘em all in Johto. Sure, like many of the spider Pokémon on this list, Ariados has never been a competitive threat, and Spinarak does little else but annoy you when you’re headbutt hunting for a Pineco, but there’s something pure about this evolutionary pair that makes us think of the good ol’ days of link cables and Celebi rumors.
Ok. So picture a tarantula with Thor’s lightning powers and that’s essentially what we have on our hands with Joltik and Galvantula. There’s one caveat with this pair, though, in that they both only have four legs. Still, it’s quite clear from the name and design of both of these creepy crawlies that they are spider Pokémon, even if they’re a few legs short of the full thing.
Dewpider and Araquanid are my personal favorite spider Pokémon, though I doubt I’d say that if I bumped into either of them doing a bit of open-water swimming. Representing the nightmarish water-born spiders of the world, Araquanid looks more like an alien than anything else, with a bubble helmet and long green legs. Fortunately, Dewpider is as cute as a button, so if you don’t want it to evolve into something frightening, you can grab an everstone or just mash the ‘B’ button every time it tries to evolve.
The latest spider Pokémon to arrive in the Pokémon world is the evolutionary chain of Tarountula into Spidops, natives to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea. Out of all the spider Pokémon on this list, Spidops has the biggest glow-up evolution, turning from a quivering ball of silk into an eight-legged arachnid artist with a seriously impressive mustache. I mean, really, look at the thing. Even Mario would be jealous.
There you have it, all the spider Pokémon of the Pokémon world. If you’re an RPG fan, grab some freebies with our Honkai Star Rail codes and AFK Arena codes. Or, if you prefer fighting with fists to Pokémon, check out our list of the Mortal Kombat 1 characters.