How to Get Tarountula in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The cutest yarnball you'll ever see

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are simply rife with Pokemon inspired by everyday objects. From key rings to kettles, and now to balls of yarn. That’s right, Tarountula might be the cutest ball of yarn you’ll ever see. But don’t underestimate it – those shiny silky strings that enshroud its abdomen might look like something your grandmother might knit a sweater out of, but it’s actually quite strong. Strong enough, in fact, to ward off the blades of the predatory mantis, Scyther.

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That’s a pretty big step up from Johto’s Spinarak.

That being said, it’s unlikely to give you much trouble. For some reason, those strings aren’t hard enough to avoid the attacks of a persistent Sprigatito. Here’s how to get Tarountula in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Get Tarountula in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

If you want to add this adorable Bug-type Pokemon to your arsenal, you don’t have long to wait. Tarountula is available for trainers in both Scarlet and Violet, with a fairly high encounter rate. In fact, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll encounter one in the first hour of gameplay, as you can encounter it as early as Poco Path.

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These little spiders have a tendency to weave their webs in trees and can be seen hanging from branches. But you’re just as likely to see it wandering along, its white yarn ball butt swinging with its steps. But Tarountula can also be found in South Province (Area One), South Province (Area Four), South Province (Area Five), West Province (Area Two), West Province (Area Three), Tagtree Thicket, and Casseroya Lake, and it can be found at any time of the day.  

Shiny Tarountula in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

But despite how common it is, this is one Pokemon that might be worth Shiny hunting for! When a Tarountula is Shiny, it’s black and red and is clearly meant to allude to the black widow spider.

Good luck, trainer!

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About the Author

Daphne Fama

A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms