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Mothim (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#415: Combee Combee
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Mothim (disambiguation).
Mothim
Moth Pokémon
ガーメイル
Gamale
#414
Mothim

Mothim

Mothim

Mothim
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Flying
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swarm Cacophony
Cacophony
Tinted Lens
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Mothim

Mega Mothim Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
51.4 lbs. 23.3 kg
{{{forme1}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#414
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#047
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#046
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-241
Almia
R-156/N-046
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
159
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
148
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body13.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F414.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Mothim (Japanese: ガーメイル Gamale) is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves from male Burmy starting at level 20. It is one of Burmy's final forms, the other being Wormadam.

Biology

Mothim is a moth-like Pokémon with two pairs of wings, one larger than the other is. The wing are primarily tan with an orange, oval marking on each. The tips of the wings split into small, orange squares; there are three on the large pair and two on the small. Mothim has orange eyes with gray, orange-tipped antennae running along the edges before extending and widening above its head. Its body is black with a patch of orange on the underside and a gray stripe down its back. Four gray legs and a small black tail that splits into two squares are also present. Mothim is a nomadic, nocturnal Pokémon that always remains on the move, searching for honey and nectar. Instead of gathering honey on its own, it raids the hives of Combee. It is a male-only species, with Wormadam as its female counterpart.

In the anime

Mothim in the anime

Major appearances

Cheryl's Mothim

Cheryl has a Mothim which evolved from her Burmy and assisted in finding the Amber Castle. He appeared in episodes between Some Enchanted Sweetening and An Angry Combeenation!.

Other

A Mothim belonging to a Trainer appeared in Fighting Ire with Fire!, where he was used to battle Barry's Empoleon.

Minor appearances

Another one appeared in James' fantasy in Tag! We're It...!.

A Mothim under the ownership of a Coordinator competing in the Wallace Cup appeared briefly in Pruning a Passel of Pals!.

A group of Mothim appeared in Leading a Stray!.

A Mothim also appeared in Historical Mystery Tour!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP030 Mothim Ash's Pokédex Mothim, the Moth Pokémon, and the evolved form of a male Burmy. It has no particular habitat, but instead flies across the land, searching for its favorite nectar.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the TCG

Main article: Mothim (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 It loves the honey of flowers and steals honey collected by Combee.
Pearl It does not keep a nest. It flies over fields and mountains in constant search of floral honey.
Platinum While it loves floral honey, it won't gather any itself. Instead, it plots to steal some from Combee.
HeartGold It flutters around at night and steals honey from the Combee hive.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black While it loves floral honey, it won't gather any itself. Instead, it plots to steal some from Combee.
White
Black 2 While it loves floral honey, it won't gather any itself. Instead, it plots to steal some from Combee.
White 2
Generation VI
X It loves the honey of flowers and steals honey collected by Combee.
Y It flutters around at night and steals honey from the Combee hive.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
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
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Burmy
Platinum
None Evolve Burmy
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Burmy
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Poké Transfer
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Evolve Burmy


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
Dusk Forest (Unrecruitable)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Oil Field Hideout
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Mitonga Road
Forest Temple
Odd Temple
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
Pokémon Rumble Blast Autumnwood: Firebreathing Mountain

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 94
89 - 160 173 - 315
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 94
89 - 160 173 - 315
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 66
63 - 129 123 - 254
Total: 424   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
4/5 ★★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
1/2
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
15/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
1010 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1515 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
2020 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
2323 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
2626 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
2929 PoisonPowder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
3232 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
3535 Camouflage Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3838 Silver Wind Bug Special 06060 100100% 5
4141 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
4444 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
4747 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
5050 Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 —% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Mothim obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mothim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mothim
  • 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 Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mothim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mothim
  • 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 Mothim 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 Mothim in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mothim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mothim
  • 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 Mothim can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Mothim cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mothim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mothim
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
412 SnoreBW Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mothim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mothim
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see 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
MDP414.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:  Bug  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Browser entry  
It lets loose twisters and poison dust while protecting itself with a psychic barrier.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Bug  Bug Assist.png
( Bug )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It flings gooey blobs that make Pokémon Slowed.
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
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

412Burmy.png
Unevolved
Burmy
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 20
(male)
414Mothim.png
First evolution
Mothim
 Bug  Flying 

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
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 414.png Spr 4p 414.png Spr 4p 414.png Spr b 4d 414.png
Spr 4d 414 s.png Spr 4p 414 s.png Spr 4p 414 s.png Spr b 4d 414 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 414.png Spr 5b 414.png Spr b 5b 414.png
Spr 5b 414 s.png Spr 5b 414 s.png Spr b 5b 414 s.png
Mothim For other sprites and images, please see Mothim images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Mothim and Wormadam are the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 424.

Origin

Mothim is based on an adult bagworm moth, which only fully matures if it is male.

Name origin

Mothim is a combination of moth and him.

Gamale is a combination of 蛾 ga (moth) and male.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ガーメイル Gamale From 蛾 ga (moth) and male
France Flag.png French Papilord From papillon and lord
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mothim Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Moterpel From Motte
Italy Flag.png Italian Mothim Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나메일 Namale Combination of 나방 nabang and male


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