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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 can also Gigantamax into Gigantamax Centiskorch.

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 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.

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 Special 100 50% 5
1 Ember Type Fire Special 40 100% 25
1 Smokescreen Type Normal Status 100% 20
1 Wrap Type Normal Physical 15 90% 20
1 Bite Type Dark Physical 60 100% 25
15 Flame Wheel Type Fire Physical 60 100% 25
20 Bug Bite Type Bug Physical 60% 100
25 Coil Type Poison Status 100% 20
32 Slam Type Normal Physical 80 75% 20
39 Fire Spin Type Fire Special 35 85% 15
46 Crunch Type Dark Physical 80 100% 15
53 Fire Lash Type Fire Physical 80 100% 15
60 Lunge Type Bug Physical 80 100% 15
67 Burn Up Type Fire 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 Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM11 Solar Beam Type Grass Special 120 100% 10
TM13 Fire Spin Type Fire Special 35 85% 15
TM21 Rest Type Psychic Status 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal Status 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal Status 100% 15
TM34 Sunny Day Type Fire Status 100% 5
TM38 Will-O-Wisp Type Fire Status 85% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM66 Thunder Fang Type Electric Physical 65 95% 15
TM68 Fire Fang Type Fire Physical 65 95% 15
TM74 Venoshock Type Poison Special 65 100% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal Special 60 100% 15
TM92 Mystical Fire Type Fire Special 75 100% 10
TM97 Brutal Swing Type Dark 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 Special 90 100% 15
TR15 Fire Blast Type Fire Special 110 85% 5
TR18 Leech Life Type Bug Physical 80 100% 10
TR20 Substitute Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR32 Crunch Type Dark Physical 80 100% 15
TR36 Heat Wave Type Fire Special 95 90% 10
TR43 Overheat Type Fire Special 130 90% 5
TR55 Flare Blitz Type Fire Physical 120 100% 15
TR60 X-Scissor Type Bug Physical 80 100% 15
TR61 Bug Buzz Type Bug Special 90 100% 15
TR72 Power Whip Type Grass Physical 120 85% 10
TR84 Scald Type Water Special 80 100% 15
TR88 Heat Crash Type Fire 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.
  • It is impossible to teach Centiskorch Incinerate despite its dex entries mentioning it.
  • The Motostoke Gym's symbol resembles the flames on Centiskorch's face.

Origin

It 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. It may also be based on a Youkai known as Ōmukade, a colossal centipede who was described as having legs like flaming torches. It may also be based on a whip.

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 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), and 蜈蚣 (mukade, centipede).

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