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Centiskorch (マルヤクデ Maruyakude) is a Fire/Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII. It evolves from Sizzlipede and also has a Gigantamax form.

Biology

Physiology

Centiskorch is a centipede like Pokémon with a mostly red and maroon body. It has 2 pincers with an X-shaped flame at each end, while its belly has circular radiator patterns. Its yellow eyes are triangular with brown pupils of the exact shape.

When it is in its Gigantamax form, it is much longer and its belly has turned yellow. The X-shaped flames are now longer. Unlike most Gigantamax forms, the 3 swirling red cloud are found on its tail as opposed to its head.

Behavior

Whenever Centiskorch flares up, its body temperature can increase to 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. It uses its long body as a whip and catapults forwards at its foes. Centiskorch also possesses sharp fangs. They are known to get in territorial battles with Scolipede. These battles usually end with the victor eating the other.

When imbued with Gigantamax energy, Centiskorch now radiates a more intense body temperature that increases by 500 degrees Fahrenheit. The intense heat waves that Centiskorch gives off can incinerate foes.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Evolve Sizzlipede

Max Raid Battle: Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Stony Wilderness
Gigantamax Raid Battle: Stony Wilderness

Common

Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    When it heats up, its body temperature reaches about 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. It lashes its body like a whip and launches itself at enemies.
    Gigantamax: Gigantamax energy has evoked a rise in its body temperature, now reaching over 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. Its heat waves incinerate its enemies.

  • Shield

    While its burning body is already dangerous on its own, this excessively hostile Pokémon also has large and very sharp fangs.
    Gigantamax: The heat that comes off a Gigantamax Centiskorch may destabilize air currents. Sometimes it can even cause storms.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
100
Atk
115
Def
65
Sp. Atk
90
Sp. Def
90
Speed
65
Total
525


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Inferno Type Fire.gif Special 100 50% 5
1 Ember Type Fire.gif Special 40 100% 25
1 Smokescreen Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
1 Wrap Type Normal.gif Physical 15 90% 20
1 Bite Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 25
15 Flame Wheel Type Fire.gif Physical 60 100% 25
20 Bug Bite Type Bug.gif Physical 60% 100
25 Coil Type Poison.gif Status 100% 20
32 Slam Type Normal.gif Physical 80 75% 20
39 Fire Spin Type Fire.gif Special 35 85% 15
46 Crunch Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 15
53 Fire Lash Type Fire.gif Physical 80 100% 15
60 Lunge Type Bug.gif Physical 80 100% 15
67 Burn Up Type Fire.gif Special 130 100% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM11 Solar Beam Type Grass.gif Special 120 100% 10
TM13 Fire Spin Type Fire.gif Special 35 85% 15
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM34 Sunny Day Type Fire.gif Status 100% 5
TM38 Will-O-Wisp Type Fire.gif Status 85% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM66 Thunder Fang Type Electric.gif Physical 65 95% 15
TM68 Fire Fang Type Fire.gif Physical 65 95% 15
TM74 Venoshock Type Poison.gif Special 65 100% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM92 Mystical Fire Type Fire.gif Special 75 100% 10
TM97 Brutal Swing Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR02 Flamethrower Type Fire.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR15 Fire Blast Type Fire.gif Special 110 85% 5
TR18 Leech Life Type Bug.gif Physical 80 100% 10
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR32 Crunch Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR36 Heat Wave Type Fire.gif Special 95 90% 10
TR43 Overheat Type Fire.gif Special 130 90% 5
TR55 Flare Blitz Type Fire.gif Physical 120 100% 15
TR60 X-Scissor Type Bug.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR61 Bug Buzz Type Bug.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR72 Power Whip Type Grass.gif Physical 120 85% 10
TR84 Scald Type Water.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR88 Heat Crash Type Fire.gif Physical ? 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Centiskorch can learn, refer to Sizzlipede.


By tutoring

Centiskorch learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites

Trivia

  • Centiskorch is the longest Bug-type Pokémon. It and Falinks are the same height, albeit when the latter's 5 troopers are lined up in a straight line.
    • Centiskorch also has the tallest Gigantamax form, at 246' 01".
  • It is impossible to teach Centiskorch Incinerate despite its Pokédex entries mentioning it.
  • It is one of only a handful of Fire-type Pokémon that can learn Scald, and along with its pre-evolved form Sizzlipede, the only Fire types that can learn the Grass-type move Power Whip.
  • The Motostoke Gym's symbol resembles the flames on Centiskorch's face.

Origin

Its design is based on a centipede, specifically the Fire Centipede who glows like fire thanks to its bioluminescence. The fire markings on its face resemble a samurai helmet. The design on its stomach show it may be based on an oven or heater. It may also be based on a yōkai known as Ōmukade, a colossal red-headed centipede who was described as having legs like flaming torches and had a weakness to human saliva, possibly referencing the Fire type's weakness to the Water type. It may also be based on a whip as it is capable of learning moves such as Fire Lash and Power Whip and its Pokédex entries even state it lashes out just like one.

Its Gigantamax form may be playing on its Ōmukade origins even further and may incorporate elements of East Asian dragons, whom in legends regarding the Chinese Zodiac, centipedes are said to be the brother relatives of the dragon. Its battle animations which show it coiling into a radiator shape may also be another design origin.

Etymology

Centiskorch derives from centipede and a corruption of scorch.

Maruyakude comes from 丸 (maru, circle, referring to the patterns on its underside), 丸焼け (maruyake, completely burned), 蚰蜒 (yasude, millipede), and 蜈蚣 (mukade, centipede).

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