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Wurmple (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Wurmple (disambiguation).
Wurmple
ケムッソ Kemusso
#265
265Wurmple.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Bug Unknown
Category
Worm Pokémon
Abilities
Shield Dust Run Away
Hidden Ability
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 Bug-type 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 is a small, caterpillar-like Pokémon. Its body is mostly red, with a cream underside and face. Its eyes are large and yellow with dark pupils. It has a sharp yellow stinger on its head and two on its rear. Behind its forehead stinger is a tall, erect, red spine with a similar, smaller spine behind that. It 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. Their natural range is in Hoenn, Sinnoh and Unova. They can also be found in some of Kanto's trees, and have also been imported to Johto's National Park for the Bug-Catching Contest.

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

Wurmple 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.

Aaron's Wurmple

Wurmple 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.

Minor appearances

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

A Wurmple made a brief appearance in a flashback in The Rise of Darkrai.

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 manga

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Several Galactic Grunts are seen using Wurmple. Among these grunts is B-2.

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
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
Generation V
Black Often targeted by bird Pokémon, it desperately resists by releasing poison from its tail spikes.
White
Black 2 Often targeted by bird Pokémon, it desperately resists by releasing poison from its tail spikes.
White 2
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
Common White Forest (White only)
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
Dream Park
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
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Challenger's Ground, Echo Valley

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

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
055 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
1515 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Wurmple obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wurmple
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wurmple
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by TM.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wurmple
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wurmple
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Wurmple in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Wurmple in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wurmple
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wurmple
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Electroweb Electric Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Wurmple can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Wurmple cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wurmple
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wurmple
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Dream ParkLv.10 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
Dream Park Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Wurmple can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wurmple
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wurmple
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

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
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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 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.
  • Wurmple, along with Caterpie and Weedle, evolves at level 7, the lowest level required for any Pokémon that evolves by leveling up.
  • Wurmple is the only Pokémon whose evolution is directly influenced by its personality value. Pokémon whose evolution is influenced by their gender are also technically evolving based on their personality value, although unlike Wurmple, the determined evolution is displayed outright.

Origin

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

Name origin

Wurmple is a combination of worm and rumple (referring to the wrinkled texture of its skin). The ending of Wurmple may also come from simple.

Kemusso is derived from 毛虫 kemushi (caterpillar).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ケムッソ Kemusso From 毛虫 kemushi
France Flag.png French Chenipotte From chenille, and a corruption of pote
Spain Flag.png Spanish Wurmple Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Waumpel From its English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Wurmple Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 개무소 Gaemuso Transliteration of Japanese name



Related articles

External links

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