Orthworm (Pokémon)

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Orthworm
Earthworm Pokémon
ミミズズ
Mimizuzu
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Orthworm



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Type
Steel Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Earth Eater Cacophony
Cacophony
Sand Veil
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
25 (7.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
8995 - 9251 steps
Height
8'02" 2.5 m
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Weight
683.4 lbs. 310.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
240
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Orthworm
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HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
50
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Orthworm (Japanese: ミミズズ Mimizuzu) is a Steel-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Orthworm's tendrils

Orthworm is a long, worm-like Pokémon with a six-segmented metal body. Its body is red on top and light orange on the bottom, except for its second segment, which is steel-colored. The first segment is its head, which contains its small, pale blue eyes and a large, toothless mouth. There are pairs of cyan ovals lining either side of its body from its third to fifth segments, while its second segment has three of such pairs. Tendrils can extend from the ovals on its second segment, which resemble simple fists. When threatened, Orthworm uses these tendrils to punch its opponents. Orthworm lives in dry deserts, and eats iron from the soil to maintain its body. It is sometimes seen buried in the ground, with only its head visible.

Orthworm is the only known Pokémon that can have Earth Eater as an Ability.

A giant Orthworm, known as the Lurking Steel Titan, is one of the Titan Pokémon found in the Paldea region.

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#296
Scarlet When attacked, this Pokémon will wield the tendrils on its body like fists and pelt the opponent with a storm of punches.
Violet This Pokémon lives in arid deserts. It maintains its metal body by consuming iron from the soil.


Pokedex Image Orthworm SV.png
Orthworm in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
East Province (Area Three)Former Titan (Only one, appears after defeating the Lurking Steel Titan)
East Province (Area Three), Asado Desert


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
480
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.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
077 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
1212 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15
1616 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
2121 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
2626 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3030 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
3434 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
3838 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
4343 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 07575% 15
4747 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
5252 Shed Tail Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Orthworm
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Orthworm

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM076Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM076 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM084Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM089Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM090Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM093Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM121Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM170Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM170 Steel Beam Steel Special 140140 095}}95% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Orthworm
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Orthworm

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
DunsparceDudunsparceSeviperSilicobraSandaconda Coil Poison Status —% 20
NumelCameruptTorkoalZangooseZoruaZoroark Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Perrserker Metal Burst Steel Physical 100% 10
  • 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 Orthworm in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Orthworm
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Orthworm

Side game data

Evolution

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Unevolved
Orthworm
 Steel 


Sprites

Trivia

  • Despite its Pokédex entry in Pokémon Scarlet stating that Orthworm will "wield the tendrils on its body like fists and pelt the opponent with a storm of punches," it cannot learn any punching moves.

Origin

Orthworm appears to be based on an earthworm, and also shares similarities to a subway train. Orthworm's tendrils may be derived from the pronounced parapodia of polychaetes, relatives of earthworms. The Titan Orthworm may also possibly take some inspiration from giant earthworms, the Mongolian death worm and giant sandworms, a common archetype of monster popularized through works like Dune and Beetlejuice.

Name origin

Orthworm may be a combination of ore and earthworm.

Mimizuzu may be a combination of 蚯蚓 mimizu (earthworm) and 埋める uzumeru (to bury).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ミミズズ Mimizuzu From 蚯蚓 mimizu and 埋める uzumeru
France Flag.png French Ferdeter From fer and ver de terre
Spain Flag.png Spanish Orthworm Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Schlurm From schleppen and Wurm
Italy Flag.png Italian Orthworm Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꿈트렁 Kkumteureong From 꿈틀꿈틀 kkumteul-kkumteul and 지렁이 jireong-i
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 拖拖蚓 Tuōtuōyǐn From tuō and 蚯蚓 qiūyǐn
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 拖拖蚓 Tōtōyáhn From and 蚯蚓 yāuyáhn


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