Mothim (Pokémon)

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Mothim
Moth Pokémon
ガーメイル
Gamale
#414
Mothim



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swarm Cacophony
Cacophony
Tinted Lens
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
Mothim
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
51.4 lbs. 23.3 kg
Mothim
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
159
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
148
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Mothim
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
Shape
Body13.png
Footprint
F414.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from a 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 wings 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

Mothim debuted in Some Enchanted Sweetening!, when Cheryl's Burmy evolved. It assisted her in finding the Amber Castle. He reappeared in The Grass-Type Is Always Greener! and An Angry Combeenation!.

Other

In Leading a Stray!, multiple Mothim joined a Luxio in its efforts to help a Wailmer trapped in the sewers.

In Fighting Ire with Fire!, a Trainer's Mothim battled Barry's Empoleon. He was soon defeated with a Metal Claw attack.

Minor appearances

In Tag! We're It...!, Jessie's fantasy featured a Mothim.

In Pruning a Passel of Pals!, a Coordinator's Mothim competed in the Wallace Cup.

In A Trainer and Child Reunion!, a Mothim was living in the forest where Aaron's training center was located.

In Historical Mystery Tour!, Ash encountered a Mothim in Xatu's Forest.

A Trainer's Mothim appeared in a flashback in Flint Sparks the Fire!.

In A Little Rocket R & R!, two Trainers' Mothim were captured by the Matori Matrix but later freed by Ash and his friends.

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.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Trainer's Mothim appeared in Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas.

In Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim I, a Mothim was seen under the ownership of a pair of Roughnecks who had been hired by Team Galactic to cause havoc on Iron Island. It reappeared in a flashback in Cleaning Up Grimer.

In the TCG

Main article: Mothim (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#047
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Central #046
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby It loves the honey of flowers and steals honey collected by Combee.
Alpha Sapphire It flutters around at night and steals honey from the Combee hive.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#047
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond It loves the nectar of flowers and steals nectar collected by Combee.
Shining Pearl It does not keep a nest. It flies over fields and mountains in constant search of its much-beloved nectar.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Burmy
Platinum
Evolve Burmy
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Burmy
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Burmy
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Burmy


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F), Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (1F-49F), Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
Ranger: SoA
Oil Field Hideout
Rumble
Silent Forest
Ranger: GS
Mitonga Road, Forest Temple, Odd Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Autumnwood: Firebreathing Mountain
Rumble U
Challenge Battle: Lord of the Bugs (Possible Boss)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Su
Shuffle
Graucus Hall: Stage 497
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Primeval Thicket (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
94
89 - 160 173 - 315
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
94
89 - 160 173 - 315
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
66
63 - 129 123 - 254
Total:
424
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


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 VIII, 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

Mothim is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 —% 20
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
011 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 —% 20
1010 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1515 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
2020 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
2323 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
2626 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
2929 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
3232 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
3535 Roost Flying Status 0000 —% 10
3838 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100100% 20
4141 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
4444 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
4747 Lunge Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
5050 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
  • 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM19Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM22Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM29Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM48 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM51Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM51 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM53Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM62Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM62 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM70Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM77Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM82Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM85Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM89Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM97Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM97 Defog Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 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 VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 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 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

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Supersonic  Normal  An Angry Combeenation!

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 414.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
Flying
Field move: Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Browser entry R-241
It lets loose twisters and poison dust while protecting itself with a psychic barrier.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:
(present)
Bug Assist.png
Bug
Field move:
(present)
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-156/N-046
It flings gooey blobs that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush414Body.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT414.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#624
Shuffle414.png

Cross Attack
Increases damage when making a + shaped match.


Pokémon GO
GO414.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 185 Base Defense: 98
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Air Slash, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Psybeam, Aerial Ace, Bug Buzz

Evolution

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


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 414.png Spr b 4d 414.png Spr 4p 414.png Spr b 4p 414.png Spr 4p 414.png Spr b 4p 414.png
Spr 4d 414 s.png Spr b 4d 414 s.png Spr 4p 414 s.png Spr b 4p 414 s.png Spr 4p 414 s.png Spr b 4p 414 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 414.png Spr b 5b 414.png Spr 5b 414.png Spr b 5b 414.png
Spr 5b 414 s.png Spr b 5b 414 s.png Spr 5b 414 s.png Spr b 5b 414 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 414.png Spr b 6x 414.png Spr 6x 414.png Spr b 6x 414.png
Spr 6x 414 s.png Spr b 6x 414 s.png Spr 6x 414 s.png Spr b 6x 414 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 414.png Spr b 7s 414.png Spr 7s 414.png Spr b 7s 414.png
Spr 7s 414 s.png Spr b 7s 414 s.png Spr 7s 414 s.png Spr b 7s 414 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
HOME414.png HOME414 s.png
414MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Mothim images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Mothim and Wormadam are the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 424.
  • Before Generation VIII, the Burmy family had only been obtainable with their Hidden Ability in the Pokémon Dream World. Due to the closure of the Pokémon Global Link, the Burmy family could no longer be obtained with their Hidden Ability, except by trading between games and breeding. The Burmy family's Hidden Ability can currently be obtained via the Ability Patch.
  • Despite not having any form differences, Mothim technically has three forms based on the Burmy it evolves from, though this is only shown in its internal data.

Origin

While Mothim represents the adult stage of a bagworm moth, which only fully matures if it is male, both its appearance and honey-thieving tendencies suggest that it may draw more inspiration from death's-head hawkmoths. It may also draw some inspiration from the Pyraloidea, a superfamily of moths known for their nose-like palps.

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, er and Pelz
Italy Flag.png Italian Mothim Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나메일 Namale Combination of 나방 nabang and male
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 紳士蛾 Shēn Shì É Literally "Gentleman moth"


Related articles

External links


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