Poipole is a purple and dark pink alien-like creature with a big head. It has 3 lavender needle-like horns on its head and cyan eyes. Its mouth is small. It has small arms and its neck is extremely skinny. Poipole has stout, short legs with small feet and a very long tail.
Poipole are emotional and one can gain the ability to understand human languages if it lives with humans for a long period.
That Poipole are very curious not knowing about the human world, can be mischievous at times. They greet others by squirting ooze or spinning upside down on their heads.
They can use their ooze to make paintings of Pokémon they like as a sign of friendship or express how they feel.
Poipole is one of the ten Pokémon that evolves upon knowing a move. In this case, it needs to know the move Dragon Pulse.
Poipole may be based off of a stereotypical alien as they are often shown to be one or two shades of color, have oval-shaped eyes with no pupils and a giant head. Its ability to sting and deliver toxic liquids may be a reference to wasps or syringes. Its head also slightly represents a blooming flower bulb, possibly referencing sci-fi plants that are known to shoot acid from their bulbs.
Poipole is a combination of the words poison (referring to its type) and pole (referring to its needle/pole-like shape on its head). Parts of its name also take letters from the word purple (referring to its color).
Its Japanese name, Bebenom is a combination word of the words bebe (a French name for baby) venom (another name for poison used by certain animals like reptiles and insects for most parts, which refers needle/pole-like shape on its head similar to bees and mosquitoes, and its dragonic-lineage which foreshadows its evolved form).