Bouldox's body has a round shape that is dark purple in color. It has three pink spikes on its head and back, and two pink fang-like rocks below two angry eyes in a lighter purple color. It also has four lighter purple spider-like legs.
Bouldox's spikes are coated in a powerful poison that affects the nervous system. A single touch of these spikes can paralyze a person for hours.
Bouldox's spikes are coated in a powerful poison that effects the nervous system of people and Pokémon. A single touch of these spikes can paralyze a person for hours, making them very dangerous to approach.
Bouldox live in dry, dark places like caves. They bury themselves underground on mountaintops. Because of this, hikers and tourists regularly step on them causing them to be intoxicated and in paralysis for a few hours. Wild Bouldox are found in the Ancient Pass.
Shiny Coloration Differences
For Shiny Bouldox, the dark purple body turns a white potato skin brown, the eyes and legs turn a yellowish-orange, and the spikes turn a light emerald green.
Bouldox's spikes are coated in a powerful poison that effects the nervous system. A single touch of these spikes can paralyze a person for hours.
At the time of its development, no other Pokémon had the same type combination as Bouldox and its evolutionary relatives. However, Nihilego is currently the only official Rock/Poison-type Pokemon, as of Pokémon Sword and Shield.
In Bouldox's old design, the only thing that was the same was the sprite's pose. Its body was originally a dark stone gray color with blue saturation, its head spikes and its "fangs" were light purple, and it had crystal blue legs and eyes.
Bouldox is based on a stone with poisonous spikes. It also looks to be influenced by spiders.
Bouldox comes from the words Boulder and toxic.
In other languages
Felsbrocken + Toxin
From "Eboulement" (Landslide) and "Toxique" (Toxic)