How To Catch Tarountula In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet

Tarountula looks like a ball of string with legs in Pokemon SV. It boasts respectable stats making it a must have. Here's how to get it.

Tarountula is a String Ball Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet. The thread it produces is as strong as a wire in terms of versatility. You will encounter many of these along the way. In this guide, we will teach you how to catch a Tarountula in Pokemon SV.

Tarountula location in Pokemon SV

Finding a Tarountula is easy as you will encounter many of them on the Poco Path. These are bug-shaped creatures and can be seen as white balls of threads.

You can find them wandering around in the open ground and sometimes hanging on the trees as well. For the ones hanging on the trees, you simply need to go to them and press ZR button to hit the Tarountula. You can also use your aim by tapping the ZL button. 

How to catch a Tarountala

Once you encounter them, you must initiate a Pokémon battle with them to catch the Tarountula in SV. After you defeat it with your Pokémon, press the ZR button to throw a Pokeball to capture it. Your Pokeball will blink thrice, and after that, you will have successfully captured this Pokemon. Use Fire, Flying, and Rock Types to speed up the process as this Pokemon is weak to it.

You can look it up in your Pokédex after you catch the Tarountula, and you will also receive a message regarding its successful registration. Furthermore, you can also use him as your Pokémon during battles.

Tarountula evolution

Tarountula usually evolves at Level 15. No conditions are required for them to evolve so they transform into Spidops. Once they evolve, you will receive a successful transformation message and their data will be added to your Pokédex.


Tarountula’s main ability is quite similar to its hidden ability. It cannot be put to sleep. It also has the ability to do increased damage to a new Pokemon that was just placed in the battle to replace another.

In its Spidop form, you can use abilities like Counter alongside Circle Throw to benefit your chances of winning in a Pokémon duel.   

Tarountula and Spidops Stats:

Stat ValueTarountulaSpidops
Special Attack2952
Special Defense 4086
Tarountula and Spidops stat blocks in Pokemon SV

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