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Venomoth (Pokémon)

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Venonat #048: Venonat
Pokémon
#050: Diglett Diglett
Venomoth
Poison Moth Pokémon
モルフォン
Morphon
#049
Venomoth

Venomoth

Venomoth

Venomoth
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Poison
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Shield Dust or Tinted Lens Cacophony
Cacophony
Wonder Skin
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Venomoth

Mega Venomoth Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
27.6 lbs. 12.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#049
Kanto
#110
Johto
#238
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

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

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
138
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
158
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
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
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Footprint
F049.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Venomoth (Japanese: モルフォン Morphon) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon.

It evolves from Venonat starting at level 31.

Biology

Venomoth is an insectoid creature with a light purple body. It has bulbous, round eyes with large pupils and a small mandible. Its thorax is paler with several black, zigzagging stripes running across the horizontal length. It has six short legs and a three-point crest on its head. Its two pairs of wings are covered in dust-like, purple scales that vary in color depending on their toxic capability. Dark scales are poisonous, while lighter scales can cause paralysis. These scales are released when Venomoth flutters its wings.

Venomoth live in dense forests with much undergrowth and little light. As a nocturnal Pokémon, Venomoth comes out at night to hunt of its favorite prey. It prefers to feed on insects that gather around light, and Venomoth is attracted to bright lights itself.

In the anime

Venomoth in the anime

Major appearances

Koga's Venonat evolved into Venomoth in The Ninja Poké-Showdown.

Chaz uses a Venomoth in the Rustboro City Contest in All Things Bright and Beautifly!.

In Shocks and Bonds, Katie battled against Ash using a Venomoth in the Ever Grande Conference. Venomoth's Disable attack caused Ash's Torkoal to be unable to use Iron Defense, so that her Golduck could knock out the Coal Pokémon with Hydro Pump. In the following episode, Katie's Venomoth used Disable once again to prohibit Ash's Swellow from using Peck. It was eventually defeated by Swellow though.

Minor appearances

At the beginning of Mewtwo Strikes Back, a pirate Trainer by the name of Raymond used a Venomoth to battle alongside his Golem and Pinsir. Raymond's Golem, Pinsir and Venomoth fought Ash's Pikachu and were defeated afterwards.

Venomoth also appeared in The Kangaskhan Kid.

A Venomoth under the ownership of a Trainer, appeared in Round One - Begin!, during the Indigo League.

A Trainer named Assunta used one to battle Ritchie in Friends to the End.

A Venomoth had a small cameo in Tracey Gets Bugged as one of the Bug Pokémon on Murcott Island.

A Venomoth belonging to Rudy made a cameo appearance in Misty Meets Her Match.

Multiple Venomoth also appeared in The Power of One.

A Venomoth was seen in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.

A Venomoth appeared in Illusion Confusion! as an illusion created by Haunter and Gengar.

In The Bug Stops Here, Jessie dressed as a Venomoth in order to attract Bug types, however this did not work as she scared a real Venomoth away, causing it to use Stun Spore.

A Venomoth also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

Multiple Venomoth appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

A Venomoth appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Venomoth made a cameo in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

A Venomoth appeared on the picture in the gallery museum in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP032 Venomoth Ash's Pokédex Venomoth, an evolved form of Venonat. Tiny scales on its wings disperse various spores when they are flapped.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Venomoth in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Venomoth debuts in The Secret of Kangaskhan in the Red, Green & Blue chapter where Blue defeats a wild one but doesn't catch it because he already has one. This was the first Pokémon to be shown with a Pokédex entry. Another wild one appears in Wake Up—You’re Snorlax! when Red partakes in the bike race held in Route 11.

In Valiant Venomoth! in the Yellow chapter, Sabrina also has a Venomoth. It was used in a battle against Lorelei.

In the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, a Trainer sent out his Venomoth to battle Lugia and Ho-Oh.

A Venomoth appeared in the Emerald chapter as a rental Pokémon that Guile Hideout stole.

In the Platinum chapter, a Venomoth under the ownership of a Veteran named Beck appeared during Platinum's challenge at the Battle Arcade.

In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, a Trainer at the Safari Zone owns one.

In the Pokémon Get da ze! manga

Tomio caught a Venomoth but released it as it was a Practice Zone for catching Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS003 The dust-like scales covering its wings are color coded to indicate the kinds of poison it has. It has a short life span, and appears to be the evolved form of a Venonat.

In the TCG

Main article: Venomoth (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red The dustlike scales covering its wings are color-coded to indicate the kinds of poison it has.
Blue
Yellow The powdery scales on its wings are hard to remove. They also contain poison that leaks out on contact.
Stadium The powder on its wings is poisonous. It scatters the powder with every flap, so you may be poisoned if you are downwind.
Generation II
Gold When it attacks, it flaps its large wings violently to scatter its poisonous powder all around.
Silver The powder on its wings is poisonous if it is dark in color. If it is light, it causes paralysis.
Crystal The scales it scatters will paralyze anyone who touches them, making that person unable to stand.
Stadium 2 When it attacks, it flaps its large wings violently to scatter its poisonous powder all around.
Generation III
Ruby Venomoth is nocturnal - it is a Pokémon that only becomes active at night. Its favorite prey are small insects that gather around streetlights, attracted by the light in the darkness.
Sapphire
Emerald Venomoth are nocturnal — they only are active at night. Their favorite prey are insects that gather around streetlights, attracted by the light in the darkness.
FireRed The wings are covered with dustlike scales. Every time it flaps its wings, it looses highly toxic dust.
LeafGreen The dustlike scales covering its wings are color-coded to indicate the kinds of poison it has.
Generation IV
Diamond It flutters its wings to scatter dustlike scales. The scales leach toxins if they contact skin.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold When it attacks, it flaps its large wings violently to scatter its poisonous powder all around.
SoulSilver The powder on its wings is poisonous if it is dark in hue. If it is light in hue, it causes paralysis.
Generation V
Black It flutters its wings to scatter dustlike scales. The scales leach toxins if they contact skin.
White
Black 2 It flutters its wings to scatter dustlike scales. The scales leach toxins if they contact skin.
White 2
Generation VI
X The scales it scatters will paralyze anyone who touches them, making that person unable to stand.
Y The wings are covered with dustlike scales. Every time it flaps its wings, it looses highly toxic dust.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Safari Zone, Victory Road, Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
Safari Zone, Victory Road, Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Routes 14 and 15, Cerulean Cave
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 24 and 25Night
Crystal
Routes 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 24, 25, and 43Night
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Safari Zone, Berry Forest
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 229 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Route 229 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 24 and 25Night
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Dreamyard
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Venonat
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Bug and Poison)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Venonat
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 1
Huge Storage 4
Endless Level 57
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Venonat
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mt. Horn (8F-14F)
Landslide Cave (B1-B12)
Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest Normal Mode B & S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Shimmering Lake (post ending)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Pokémon XD SilverPowder SilverPowder (100%)
FireRed LeafGreen SilverPowder SilverPowder (5%)
Diamond Pearl Shed Shell Shed Shell (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Shed Shell Shed Shell (5%)
Black White Shed Shell Shed Shell (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 450   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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 90.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
00Start Silver Wind Bug Special 06060 100100% 5
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
00Start Foresight Normal Status 0000 —% 40
00Start Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
055 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
1111 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1313 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1717 Leech Life Bug Physical 02020 100100% 15
2323 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
2525 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2929 Sleep Powder Grass Status 0000 07575% 15
3131 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
3737 Signal Beam Bug Special 07575 100100% 15
4141 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4747 Poison Fang Poison Physical 05050 100100% 15
5555 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
5959 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
6363 Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 —% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Venomoth obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Venomoth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Venomoth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
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 Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam 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 Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
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 Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
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 Venomoth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Venomoth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
BeedrillScytherScizorLedybaLedianSpinarak
AriadosSurskitMasquerainNinjaskVenipedeWhirlipede
ScolipedeJoltikGalvantulaAccelgorDurant
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
LedybaLedianSurskitNinjaskScolipede Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckle
WurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombee
SkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavanny
VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltik
GalvantulaDurantLarvestaScatterbug
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
ParasParasectBeautiflyShelmetAccelgor Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
Beautifly Morning Sun Normal Status —% 5
ButterfreeParasParasectVolcarona Rage Powder Bug Status —% 20
YanmaYanmegaGligarGliscorNinjaskVibrava
FlygonKricketuneVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeJoltik
Galvantula
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
ButterfreeBeedrillParasParasectVenonatVenomoth
ScytherScizorPinsirLedybaLedianSpinarak
AriadosYanmaYanmegaPinecoForretressGligar
GliscorShuckleHeracrossBeautiflyDustoxSurskit
MasquerainNincadaNinjaskVolbeatTrapinchVibrava
FlygonKricketuneMothimSkorupiDrapion
Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20
VenonatVenomothVolbeatJoltikGalvantula Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
ButterfreeVenonatVenomothMothim Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10
BeedrillForretressSkorupiDrapion Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Venomoth 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 Venomoth in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Venomoth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Venomoth
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

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

By a prior evolution

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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin049.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani049.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP049.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Secretive Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll dump venomous powder on foes with every flap of my wings!
26%-50% HP My health is half gone.
1%-25% HP I'm about to crash... I can barely flap my wings...
Level up Yes! I leveled! My toxins powered up, 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 Yes! I leveled! My toxins powered up, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP049.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: A
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
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

048Venonat.png
Unevolved
Venonat
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 31
049Venomoth.png
First evolution
Venomoth
 Bug  Poison 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 049.png Spr b g1 049.png Spr 1y 049.png Spr b g1 049.png Spr 1g 049.png Spr b g1 049.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 049.png Spr b 2g 049.png Spr 2s 049.png Spr b 2g 049.png Spr 2c 049.gif Spr b 2c 049.png
Spr 2g 049 s.png Spr b 2g 049 s.png Spr 2s 049 s.png Spr b 2g 049 s.png Spr 2c 049 s.gif Spr b 2g 049 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 049.png Spr b 3r 049.png Spr 3e 049.gif Spr b 3r 049.png Spr 3f 049.png Spr b 3f 049.png
Spr 3r 049 s.png Spr b 3r 049 s.png Spr 3e 049 s.gif Spr b 3r 049 s.png Spr 3f 049 s.png Spr b 3f 049 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 049.png Spr b 4d 049.png Spr 4d 049.png Spr b 4d 049.png Spr 4h 049.png Spr b 4d 049.png
Spr 4d 049 s.png Spr b 4d 049 s.png Spr 4d 049 s.png Spr b 4d 049 s.png Spr 4h 049 s.png Spr b 4d 049 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 049.png Spr b 5b 049.png Spr 5b 049.png Spr b 5b 049.png
Spr 5b 049 s.png Spr b 5b 049 s.png Spr 5b 049 s.png Spr b 5b 049 s.png
Front Back Front Back
049MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Venomoth images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Ken Sugimori artwork of Venomoth from Pokémon Red and Green
  • In early official art of Venomoth, it was shown having yellow spots on the back of its wings. This was removed when later official artwork was released.
  • Venomoth shares its species name with Dustox. They are both known as the Poison Moth Pokémon.

Origin

Venomoth's ability to poison its enemies and its type combination suggests that it may have been based on a moth in the Arctiidae family. Its Japanese name may mean it may also have been influenced by the Morphinae subfamily of butterflies; its wings' design seems to be heavily influenced by Morphinads.

Name origin

Venomoth is likely a combination of venom and moth.

Morphon may refer to the butterfly genus, Morpho.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese モルフォン Morphon May refer to the butterfly genus, Morpho
France Flag.png French Aéromite From the prefix aero- and mite
Spain Flag.png Spanish Venomoth Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Omot Shortened version of English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Venomoth Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 도나리 Donari From dok, 날다 nalda, and i


External links

Notes


Venonat #048: Venonat
Pokémon
#050: Diglett Diglett


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