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All of the spider Pokémon

Our guide to spider Pokémon has the lowdown on all of the eight-legged beasties of the Pokémon world, from Ariados right through to Spidops.

Custom image for spider Pokemon guide with Araquanid and Galvantula side by side

Oh, spider Pokémon. While the real-life equivalent might be frightening beasties we’d do anything to get away from, we love the spiders of the Pokémon world. With that in mind, we’ve put together this guide with all the arachnids across every generation of Pokémon, with some fascinating details and lore you might not know.

For more specific Pokémon guides, check out our lists of snake Pokémon, dog Pokémon, cat Pokémon, monkey Pokémon, and fish Pokémon. Or, if you’re gearing up for a new quest to be the best there ever was, do a little revision with our guides to grass Pokémon weakness, fire Pokémon weakness, rock Pokémon weakness, and fairy Pokémon weakness.

So, let’s spin a web into our list of all the spider Pokémon.

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Spinarak / Ariados

The original toxic spiders of the Pokémon world, Spinarak and Ariados, have a special place in the hearts 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.

Custom image of Joltik and Galvantula for spider Pokemon guide

Joltik / Galvantula

Ok. So picture a tarantula with Thor’s lightning powers and that’s basically 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 standing next to each other for spider Pokemon guide

Dewpider / Araquanid

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.

Custom image of Tarountula and Spidops for spider Pokemon guide

Tarountula / Spidops

While both Tarountula and Spidops might be useless in battle – a common trait of bug-type Pokémon, the designs for both are fantastic. It’s a widely held belief that Spidops takes influence from special ops forces, with its face similar to a night-vision mask and its camouflage color palette. Tarountula is just a cute little thing, but we love it all the same.

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 making in-game moolah to catching monsters, see our free Monopoly Go dice guide.