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Pumpkin Twohead
Pumpkin Twohead
General Information
Universe Pokémon
Aliases Spinarak (Juvenile)
Ariados (Adult)
False Ariados
Beta Ariados
Japanese:
イトマル, Itomaru (Juvenile)
アリアドネ, Ariadone (Adult)
Classification Theridion tsuuheddo
Species Type Cobweb Spider
Environment Johto Region
Intelligence Semi-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; lays eggs
Locomotion Hexapodal movement
Feeding Behavior Omnivorous liquivore
Distinctive Features Head horns, jack-o-lantern-like facial markings on abdomen
Eye Color Black
Skin Color Purple and magenta
Lineage Information
Related Species Ariados, Happy-face Spider, Twohead
Cultural Information
Alignment True Neutral
Organization Solitary
Language(s) Can understand the language of their trainer
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Domain Eukaryota (Complex organisms)
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria (Animals with bilateral symmetry)
Superphylum Ecdysozoa
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Suborder Opisthothelae
Infraorder Araneomorphae (Araneomorphs — Fangs point diagonally forward and cross in a pinching action)
Family Theridiidae (Cobweb Spiders)
Genus Theridion
Species tsuuheddo (Somarinoa, 2020)
Other Information
Status Extinct (presumed)
Creator Arceus
First Sighting 1999
Last Sighting 2018
Possible Population 0

Pumpkin Twoheads, more commonly known as Ariados (though this name incorrectly associates them more closely with a species they are less-related to) were a species of cobweb spider closely related to the Twohead, the Ariados, and to a lesser extent the Happy-faced Spider. It was endemic to the Johto region. It was discovered only briefly in 1999, and evidence of its existence was revealed in 2018. It is now considered to be extinct, possibly out-competed by the much more successful Ariados.

PhysiologyEdit

Spinarak (Spaceworld 1999)

Juveniles were known as Spinaraks.

When a Pumpkin Twohead is born it is know as a Spinarak. These juveniles are nearly impossible to differentiate from those of true Ariadoses, though their young seem to have a penchant for coloration usually associated with "shiny" Spinaraks.

Similar to Ariados, Twoheads have lost one pair of legs which never develop in the egg and do not grow in during any of its moults. The same has happened with six of their pairs of eyes, and as such they only rely on their primary base of eyes. Facial markings on the back of the body make it appear that they have a second set of eyes, but these are false and presumably meant to deter predators.

Upon reaching maturity, the juvenile's singular horn splits into two and their fangs give way to pedipalps. The abdomen markings become more dreadful and perhaps even somewhat pleated in appearance, resembling a jack-o-lantern.

AppearancesEdit

  • Pokemon Gold and Silver Versions, Spaceworld 1999 iteration (First appearance)
    • This version of the eventual finalized Pokémon Ariados was scrapped before the game's final release, having itself replaced the Twohead before being redesigned itself right before release.
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