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Burmy (Pokémon)

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Bastiodon #411: Bastiodon
Pokémon
#413: Wormadam Wormadam
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Burmy (disambiguation).
Burmy
Bagworm Pokémon
ミノムッチ
Minomutchi
#412
Plant Cloak Burmy
Plant Cloak Burmy
Sandy Cloak Burmy
Sandy Cloak Burmy
Trash Cloak Burmy
Trash Cloak Burmy

Burmy

Burmy

Burmy
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Sandy Cloak
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Shed Skin Cacophony
Sandy Cloak
Cacophony
Trash Cloak
Overcoat
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Burmy Sandy Cloak

Mega Burmy Trash Cloak
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
0'08" 0.2 m
Plant Cloak
0'0" 0 m
Sandy Cloak
0'0" 0 m
Trash Cloak
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
7.5 lbs. 3.4 kg
Plant Cloak
0 lbs. 0 kg
Sandy Cloak
0 lbs. 0 kg
Trash Cloak
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#412
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#045
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#044
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
61
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
45
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Plant Cloak
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Sandy Cloak
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Trash Cloak
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body05.png BodyUnknown.png
Sandy Cloak
Footprint
F412.png None.png
Sandy Cloak
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Burmy (Japanese: ミノムッチ Minomutchi) is a Bug-type Pokémon.

Burmy's evolutions are gender dependent: female Burmy evolve into Wormadam and male Burmy evolve into Mothim, both starting at level 20.

It changes its cloak based on the location where it last battled.

  • It will be the Plant Cloak if it last battled outside or in tall grass.
  • It will be the Sandy Cloak if it last battled in a cave, on a beach, or faced a Pokémon from a Honey tree.
  • It will be the Trash Cloak if it last battled in a building.

There are some grassy areas in which Burmy will not change to a Plant Cloak. In Pokémon X and Y, Burmy will not change to Plant Cloak after battling in the grassy areas of Route 8 between Connecting Cave and Ambrette Town. Instead, it chooses a Sandy Cloak - presumably due to the proximity to the beach on Route 8 connecting Ambrette Town to Cyllage City.

In the wild it is always the Plant Cloak variation. The cloak only affects its form upon evolution into Wormadam; there is otherwise no effect on gameplay.

Biology

Burmy without any cloak on as seen in the anime

Burmy is a small, larval Pokémon with a black segmented body and a coiled antenna on top of its head. It has a beak-like mouth and yellow eyes. Burmy has six stubby legs: the first two pairs are black, while the back pair is yellow. A coat of leaves, sand and gravel, or pink building insulation normally covers Burmy’s body. It will not hesitate to collect nearby materials to construct a new cloak if the old one breaks or falls off. Even if it is born where there are no cocooning materials, it somehow always ends up with a cloak. The cloak protects it from the cold, and will become thinner when the weather is hot.

In the anime

Burmy in the anime

Major appearances

Cheryl's Burmy

Burmy also starred in Some Enchanted Sweetening!, the episode Cheryl made her debut. She caught a wild Burmy that was lured to the Honey she put on a tree. After battles with Team Rocket, the Burmy evolved into a Mothim.

Other

Burmy made its debut appearance in Two Degrees of Separation! where Dawn tried and failed to catch one.

Minor appearances

A group of Burmy also appeared in The Rise of Darkrai.

A Burmy (Plant Cloak) appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!

A Burmy (Plant Cloak) appeared in A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP002 Burmy Dawn's Pokédex Burmy, the Bag Worm Pokémon. To protect itself from the cold wind, Burmy uses leaves and branches to make a cloak around itself.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Plant Cloak Burmy in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Platinum's intended bodyguard Paka is seen using a Burmy alongside Uji's Buizel, fending off an attack from an Abra and Croagunk belonging to Team Galactic.

In the TCG

Main article: Burmy (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond To shelter itself from cold, wintry winds, it covers itself with a cloak made of twigs and leaves.
Pearl If its cloak is broken in battle, it quickly remakes the cloak with materials nearby.
Platinum Even if it is born where there are no cocooning materials, it somehow always ends up with a cloak.
HeartGold It covers itself with a cloak to shelter from the cold. When it's hot, its cloak is thinner.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Even if it is born where there are no cocooning materials, it somehow always ends up with a cloak.
White
Black 2 Even if it is born where there are no cocooning materials, it somehow always ends up with a cloak.
White 2
Generation VI
X To shelter itself from cold, wintry winds, it covers itself with a cloak made of twigs and leaves.
Y If its cloak is broken in battle, it quickly remakes the cloak with materials nearby.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Honey trees
Platinum
Honey trees
HeartGold SoulSilver
Headbutt trees (Route 38)
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Dream World
Pokémon Café Forest and Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Route 3 and Berry fields (Green Berry trees)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Plant Cloak: Lush Prairie (1F-5F)
Sand Cloak: Apple Woods (1F-5F)
Trash Cloak: Oran Forest (1F-4F)
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Shimmering Lake (Plant Cloak)
Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope (Sandy Cloak), Firebreathing Mountain (Trash Cloak)
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meeting Place

Burmy will not appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time until a rescue mission involving it has been completed, using the following Wonder Mail code:

XR2Y #==@ JYX%
3@2F Q8FQ R@M#
Objective: Prospect with Burmy on floor 13 of Marine Resort.

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 29
30 - 89 56 - 172
Defense: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Atk: 29
30 - 89 56 - 172
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 36
36 - 96 69 - 188
Total: 224   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

Plant Cloak
Speed
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Stamina
1/4 ☆☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
6/20 ☆☆☆

Speed
1/4 ☆☆☆
Power
1/4 ☆☆☆
Skill
1/4 ☆☆☆
Stamina
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
6/20 ☆☆☆

Speed
1/4 ☆☆☆
Power
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Skill
1/3 ☆☆
Stamina
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
6/20 ☆☆☆

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1010 Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
1515 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
2020 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Burmy obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Burmy
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Burmy
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Burmy
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Burmy
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

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

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Burmy can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Burmy cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Burmy
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Burmy
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
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 I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP412.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
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.
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack 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
PPW412.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Burmy hangs from the Tree House in the Meeting Place to think his thoughts in peace.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2412.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He said he came from far away. He likes to think while hanging around.
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

Plant Cloak

Plant Cloak
Burmy
Unevolved
Burmy
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 20
(female)


Plant Cloak
Wormadam
First evolution
Wormadam
 Bug  Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 20
(male)


Mothim
First evolution
Mothim
 Bug  Flying 

Sandy Cloak
Burmy
Unevolved
Burmy
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 20
(female)


Sandy Cloak
Wormadam
First evolution
Wormadam
 Bug  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 20
(male)


Mothim
First evolution
Mothim
 Bug  Flying 

Trash Cloak
Burmy
Unevolved
Burmy
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 20
(female)


Trash Cloak
Wormadam
First evolution
Wormadam
 Bug  Steel 
Rare Candy
Level 20
(male)


Mothim
First evolution
Mothim
 Bug  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 412.png Spr b 4d 412.png Spr 4p 412.png Spr b 4d 412.png Spr 4p 412.png Spr b 4h 412.png
Spr 4d 412G.png Spr b 4d 412G.png Spr 4p 412G.png Spr b 4p 412G.png Spr 4p 412G.png Spr b 4p 412G.png
Spr 4d 412S.png Spr b 4d 412S.png Spr 4p 412S.png Spr b 4p 412S.png Spr 4p 412S.png Spr b 4h 412S.png
Spr 4d 412 s.png Spr b 4d 412 s.png Spr 4p 412 s.png Spr b 4d 412 s.png Spr 4p 412 s.png Spr b 4d 412 s.png
Spr 4d 412G s.png Spr b 4d 412G s.png Spr 4p 412G s.png Spr b 4p 412G s.png Spr 4p 412G s.png Spr b 4p 412G s.png
Spr 4d 412S s.png Spr b 4d 412S s.png Spr 4p 412S s.png Spr b 4p 412S s.png Spr 4p 412S s.png Spr b 4p 412S s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 412.png Spr b 5b 412.png Spr 5b 412.png Spr b 5b 412.png
Spr 5b 412G.png Spr b 5b 412G.png Spr 5b 412G.png Spr b 5b 412G.png
Spr 5b 412S.png Spr b 5b 412S.png Spr 5b 412S.png Spr b 5b 412S.png
Spr 5b 412 s.png Spr b 5b 412 s.png Spr 5b 412 s.png Spr b 5b 412 s.png
Spr 5b 412G s.png Spr b 5b 412G s.png Spr 5b 412G s.png Spr b 5b 412G s.png
Spr 5b 412S s.png Spr b 5b 412S s.png Spr 5b 412S s.png Spr b 5b 412S s.png
Front Back Front Back
412MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Burmy images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Burmy and its evolution share their species name with Pineco and Forretress. They are all known as the Bagworm Pokémon.
  • Burmy's coat does not change if leveled up with an Exp. Share, making this a viable option for keeping a wanted cloak to evolution.
  • Burmy's evolutionary family is one of the most complex, with two factors deciding its evolutionary event: its gender and its appearance.
  • It is unknown how Burmy changes cloaks, since it is not shown in the anime. It is seen putting back on a cloak that fell off, however.
  • Burmy is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 224.
  • Although Burmy have been confirmed to have feet, they do not have a footprint, likely due to their feet being concealed by their cloak.
  • Although seen in the anime and Pokémon Adventures, Burmy does not have a cloakless form in the games, and as such, a Burmy hatched from an egg will be born wearing a cloak.
  • To date, Burmy has never been seen in the anime wearing either the Sandy or Trash Cloak.
  • Prior to Generation VI, Burmy's body style was Body02.png.

Origin

Burmy is based on a bagworm pupa, which will metamorphose into a moth if male, or remain a pupa-like creature if female.

Name origin

Burmy may be a combination and corruption of brr, burr, bag and worm.

Minomutchi may be based on 蓑虫 minomushi (bagworm).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ミノムッチ Minomutchi From 蓑虫 minomushi (bagworm)
France Flag.png French Cheniti From chenille and petit
Spain Flag.png Spanish Burmy Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Burmy Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Burmy Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 도롱충이 Dorongchung'i From 도롱이벌레 dorong'i-beollae and 충 (虫) chung, with the diminutive suffix 이 i


External links

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#413: Wormadam Wormadam


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