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Wurmple (Pokémon)

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Linoone #264: Linoone
Pokémon
#266: Silcoon Silcoon
Wurmple
ケムッソ Kemusso
#265
265Wurmple.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Bug '
Category
Worm Pokémon
Ability
Shield Dust
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#014
Sinnoh
#048
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-154
Height
1'00"
Imperial
0.3 m
Metric
Weight
7.9 lbs.
Imperial
3.6 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body02.png
Footprint
 F265.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 16 cycles
(4080 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 54 Battle Exp.: 541*

Wurmple (Japanese: ケムッソ Kemusso) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

Wurmple will evolve into either Silcoon or Cascoon starting at level 7 depending on its personality value. As personality values cannot be influenced by the player, what a given Wurmple will evolve into is essentially random. From there, the Silcoon or Cascoon will evolve again starting at level 10 into Beautifly or Dustox respectively.

Biology

Physiology

Wurmple's body is colored red at the top and a cream color on the belly. Its eyes are large and yellow with dark pupils. Wurmple has a sharp yellow stinger on its head and two, also yellow in coloration, on its rear. Behind its forehead spike is a tall, erect, red spine with a similar, if smaller spine behind that. Wurmple has small spikes running down the top portions of its body and five pairs of stubby white limbs.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Wurmple’s feet are tipped with suction pads, allowing it to cling to glass or tree branches without slipping. Wurmple can also spit a white silk that turns sticky when it comes in contact with air. Wurmple can also release poison from the spikes on its rear end.

Behavior

Bird Pokémon such as Swellow and Starly target Wurmple for prey, and Wurmple desperately resists by pointing the venomous spikes on its rear and leaking poison at the foe, weakening it.

Habitat

Wurmple lives amidst tall grass and in forests.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the various Pokédex entries on Wurmple, it is described as eating leaves or pulling the bark off trees to feed on the sap. This makes them easy to attract with Honey.

In the anime

Major appearances

May's Wurmple

May captured a Wurmple in All in a Day's Wurmple. May's Wurmple evolved into Silcoon in A Corphish Out of Water, and later evolved into Beautifly in Seeing is Believing!.

Jessie's Wurmple

Jessie also captured a Wurmple in All in a Day's Wurmple. Jessie's Wurmple evolved into a Cascoon in the same episode that May's Wurmple evolved in, and later evolved into Dustox, which was also the same episode where May's Silcoon had evolved into a Beautifly.

Minor appearances

One was shown in A Trainer and Child Reunion! as a Pokémon that was released by Aaron when he was younger. It came back years later as a Beautifly.

A Wurmple appeared in The Ribbon Cup Caper at the ship’s Pokémon Center.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG014 Wurmple Ash's Pokédex Wurmple, the Worm Pokémon. Wurmple live primarily off of sap from trees. The suction cups on its feet keep it from slipping.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the TCG

Main article: Wurmple (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Using the spikes on its rear end, Wurmple peels the bark off trees and feeds on the sap that oozes out. This Pokémon's feet are tipped with suction pads that allow it to cling to glass without slipping.
Sapphire Wurmple is targeted by Swellow as prey. This Pokémon will try to resist by pointing the spikes on its rear at the attacking predator. It will weaken the foe by leaking poison from the spikes.
Emerald It sticks to tree branches and eats leaves. The thread it spits from its mouth, which becomes gooey when it touches air, slows the movement of its foes.
FireRed It lives amidst tall grass and in forests. When attacked, it resists by pointing its venomous spikes at the foe.
LeafGreen It lives amidst tall grass and in forests. When attacked, it resists by pointing its venomous spikes at the foe.
Generation IV
Diamond It loves to eat leaves. If it is attacked by a Starly, it will defend itself with its spiked rear.
Pearl It spits a white silk that turns sticky when it contacts air. It is used to immobilize foes.
Platinum Often targeted by bird Pokémon, it desperately resists by releasing poison from its tail spikes.
HeartGold It lives among the tall grass and in forests. It repels attacks by raising up the spikes on its rear.
SoulSilver It lives among the tall grass and in forests. It repels attacks by raising up the spikes on its rear.
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common Petalburg Woods, Routes 101, 102, 104
Emerald
Common Petalburg Woods, Routes 101, 102, 104
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Eterna Forest, Honey trees
Platinum
Common Routes 204, 205, Eterna Forest, Honey trees
HeartGold SoulSilver
Common Headbutt Trees, National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Hoenn Field
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Hatch from egg
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 7
Secret Storage 16
Endless Level 12
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Joyous Tower (1F-2F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13)
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Midnight Forest (B1-B21)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Defense: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Atk: 20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Sp.Def: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Speed: 20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Total: 195   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/3 ☆☆
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
1/4 ☆☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
10/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

None.

By breeding

None.

By tutoring

Template:Tutor Template:Mtentry4 Template:Mtentry4 Template:Mtentry4


|- style="background:#C6D16E" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS265.png PinRS265.gif 
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani265.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP265.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.4%
Friend Area: Mist-Rise Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP When I'm attacked, I strike back with my poisonous spikes!
26%-50% HP Ouch... I lost half my HP pretty quickly...
1%-25% HP I might have had it... I don't know if I can even make poison...
Level up OK! Level up! My poisonous spikes grew meaner, too!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up OK! Level up! My poisonous spikes grew meaner, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP265.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Bug  Poké Assist: Bug PA.png
( Bug )
Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 11 Max. exp.: 25
Browser entry  
Wurmple moves slowly even when it is in a hurry. As a result, it is easy to capture.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Wurmple
Unevolved
Wurmple
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 7


Silcoon
First evolution
Silcoon
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 10


Beautifly
Second evolution
Beautifly
 Bug  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 7


Cascoon
First evolution
Cascoon
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 10


Dustox
Second evolution
Dustox
 Bug  Poison 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 265.png Spr 3e 265.png Spr 3r 265.png Spr b 3r 265.png
Spr 3r 265 s.png Spr 3e 265 s.png Spr 3r 265 s.png Spr b 3r 265 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 265.png Spr 4p 265.png Spr 4p 265.png Spr b 4d 265.png
Spr 4d 265 s.png Spr 4p 265 s.png Spr 4p 265 s.png Spr b 4d 265 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 265.png Spr 5b 265.png Spr b 5b 265.png
Spr 5b 265 s.png Spr 5b 265 s.png Spr b 5b 265 s.png
Wurmple For other sprites and images, please see Wurmple images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Wurmple shares the same species name with Caterpie. They are both known as the Worm Pokémon.
  • All four different species names belonging to Wurmple's evolutionary family are shared with a Generation I Pokémon.
  • Wurmple is the only Pokémon whose branched evolutions evolve further. All other Pokémon with a branch in their evolutionary line either evolve once before the branch or do not have any other evolutionary event besides the one which is branched.
  • Along with Clamperl and Burmy, it is one of the only Pokémon whose multiple evolutionary paths are all Pokémon of the same generation as it is.
  • Wurmple, along with Caterpie and Weedle, evolves at level 7, the lowest set level in the games (though Pokémon that evolve by level up with another method can evolve as low as level 1, where no leveling up is required, or level 2, where at least one level up is required).
  • Wurmple is the only Pokémon whose evolution is directly influened by its Personality value. However, some Pokémon evolve based on gender, which is caused by Personality value.

Origin

Wurmple is based on a caterpillar. It also appears to resemble an earwig somewhat.

Name origin

Wurmple's name is a combination of worm and rumple, referring to the wrinkled texture of its skin.

Kemusso is derived from 毛虫 kemushi, caterpillar.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

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