Venomoth (Pokémon)

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0048Venonat.png #0048: Venonat
Pokémon
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Venomoth
Poison Moth Pokémon
モルフォン
Morphon
#0049
Venomoth



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Poison
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Shield Dust or Tinted Lens Cacophony
Cacophony
Wonder Skin
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Venomoth
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
27.6 lbs. 12.5 kg
Venomoth
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
138
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
158
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Venomoth
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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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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Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
Body13.png
Footprint
F0049.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Venonat starting at level 31.

Biology

Venomoth is a lepidopteran insect Pokémon whose body is varying shades of purple. Its head and thorax are both light purple, and it has bulbous, round, light blue eyes, a small mandible, and a three-point crest on its head. Tucked close to its thorax are three pairs of tiny, whitish legs. Its abdomen is paler with several black, zigzagging stripes encircling it. It has two pairs of pale purple moth-like wings with thin black venation.

Venomoth's wings are covered in dust-like 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 and leak out poison once they make contact with the skin. Venomoth lives in dense temperate forests with thick undergrowth and little light. As a nocturnal Pokémon, Venomoth comes out at night to hunt for its favorite prey. It prefers to feed on insects that gather around light sources, and Venomoth is attracted to bright lights itself. As stated in Pokémon Adventures, Venomoth has a short lifespan.

In the anime

Main series

Venomoth in the anime

Major appearances

Goh's Venomoth

In Working My Way Back to Mew!, Goh caught a Venomoth. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Other

In The Ninja Poké-Showdown, after it evolved from Venonat, Koga used his Venomoth in a Gym battle against Ash, during which it battled Pidgeotto before the match was interrupted by Team Rocket.

In All Things Bright and Beautifly!, Chaz used a Venomoth during the Rustboro City Pokémon Contest. During the Contest, it was able to advance to the Battle Stage and reach the final round, where it went up against Janet's Beautifly. Although both Coordinators gave it everything they had, Janet managed to defeat Chaz and won herself the Rustboro Ribbon.

In Shocks and Bonds, Katie used a Venomoth during her battle with Ash during the Ever Grande Conference. Venomoth's Disable caused 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, it used Disable once again to prohibit Swellow from using Peck. Despite this, it was eventually defeated by Swellow.

Minor appearances

A Venomoth appeared at the beginning of Mewtwo Strikes Back and its remake Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, under the ownership of Raymond. Alongside two of his other Pokémon, it fought Ash's Pikachu, only for all of them to be defeated with Thunderbolt.

A Venomoth appeared in The Kangaskhan Kid.

In Round One - Begin!, a Trainer's Venomoth competed in the Indigo Plateau Conference.

In Friends to the End, Assunta used a Venomoth to battle Ritchie's Butterfree, nicknamed Happy.

In Tracey Gets Bugged, a Venomoth was on Murcott Island.

In Misty Meets Her Match, Rudy's Venomoth was at the Trovita Gym.

In The Power of One, multiple Venomoth sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A Venomoth appeared in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.

In Illusion Confusion!, a group of Haunter and Gengar created the illusion of a Venomoth.

In The Bug Stops Here, a Venomoth was prompted to use Stun Spore after being scared by Jessie, who was dressed as a Venomoth in order to attract Bug-type Pokémon.

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

Multiple Venomoth appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

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

A Coordinator's Venomoth appeared in What I Did for Love!.

A Venomoth appeared in The Ole' Berate and Switch!, under the ownership of a Team Rocket Grunt.

In Staging a Heroes' Welcome!, a Coordinator's Venomoth competed in the Performance Stage of the Wallace Cup.

A Venomoth appeared in a flashback in A Trainer and Child Reunion!.

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

In I Choose You!, a Venomoth fell under the control of Marshadow.

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.

Pokémon Evolutions

In The Show, a Venomoth was used to provide special effects for the Kimono Girls' performance.

A Venomoth appeared in The Discovery, under the ownership of a Bug Catcher. It was used to challenge Green to a battle and lost almost immediately.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Venomoth debuted in The Secret of Kangaskhan, where Blue defeated a wild one but didn't catch it because he already had one. This was the first Pokémon to be shown with a Pokédex entry.

A Venomoth appeared in Wake Up—You're Snorlax! when Red participated in the bike race held in Route 11.

In Valiant Venomoth!, Sabrina used a Venomoth in a battle against Lorelei.

The Battle Factory rented a Venomoth, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Skirting Around Surskit I.

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

A Venomoth appeared in Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down, under the ownership of a Double Team at the Safari Zone.

Two Venomoth were used by Team Flare in PS592.

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.

Pokémon anime novelization series

Jet's Venomoth appeared in Race to Danger.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Venomoth appeared in A Match For Pokémon.

In the TCG

Main article: Venomoth (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#049
Red The dust-like 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 Johto
#109
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#049
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#110
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#049
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu The powdery scales on its wings are hard to remove from skin. They also contain poison that leaks out on contact.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It flutters its wings to scatter dustlike scales. The scales leach toxins if they contact skin.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#257
Scarlet The wings are covered with dustlike scales. Every time it flaps its wings, it looses highly toxic dust.
Violet When it attacks, it flaps its large wings violently to scatter its poisonous powder all around.


Pokedex Image Venomoth SV.png
Venomoth in the Paldea Pokédex

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, 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 (dark grass)
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Venonat
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Bug and Poison)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Islands (west of Route 104, west of Dewford Town, north of Route 124, south of Route 134)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Routes 14 and 15
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Route 229 (Poké Radar)
Grand Underground - Spacious Cave, Grassland Cave, Swampy Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Sunlit Cavern, Bogsunk Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Area Zero


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Venonat
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 1, Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 57, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Venonat
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Horn (8F-14F), Landslide Cave (B1F-B12F), Mt. Mistral (1F-19F), Midnight Forest (B1F-B21F)
MD Sky
Mt. Horn (8F-14F), Landslide Cave (B1F-B12F), Mt. Mistral (1F-19F), Midnight Forest (B1F-B21F)
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode B & S)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Shimmering Lake (post-ending)
Rumble U
Model Train Room: All Aboard!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 3
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (20th release)
Rumble World
Black Realm: Obsidian Shrine (All Areas), Distortion Land: Breezy Grasslands (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Butterfree Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Charizard SeaFinal
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Evolve Scottie/Bettie's Venonat (Egg)


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Gold Leaf 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%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Shed Shell Shed Shell (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
450
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.
  • 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 IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
Evo.Evo. Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
1111 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1313 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1717 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2323 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
2525 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
2929 Sleep Powder Grass Status 0000 07575% 15
3737 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100100% 10
4141 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4747 Poison Fang Poison Physical 05050 100100% 15
5555 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
  • 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM013Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM014Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM015Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM015 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM016Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM021Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM040Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM040 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
TM042Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM045Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM065Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM091Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM091 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM095Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM095 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM098Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM111Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM119Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM132Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM148Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM162Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM162 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
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 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 IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
Morning Sun Normal Status —% 5
Rage Powder Bug Status —% 20
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
Toxic Spikes Poison Status —% 20
Venoshock Poison Special 65 100% 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 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 a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 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 Trozei!
Trozeiani049.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 049.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush049Body.png Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT049.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 15

#751
Shuffle049.png

Sleep Combo
Increases damage done by combos if the foe is asleep.


Pokémon GO
GO049.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 179 Base Defense: 143
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Infestation*, Confusion, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Silver Wind*, Psychic, Bug Buzz, Poison Fang*, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Evolution

0048Venonat.png
Unevolved
Venonat
 Bug  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 31
0049Venomoth.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.png 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.png 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.png 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.png 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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 049.png Spr b 6x 049.png Spr 6x 049.png Spr b 6x 049.png
Spr 6x 049 s.png Spr b 6x 049 s.png Spr 6x 049 s.png Spr b 6x 049 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 049.png Spr b 7s 049.png Spr 7s 049.png Spr b 7s 049.png
Spr 7s 049 s.png Spr b 7s 049 s.png Spr 7s 049 s.png Spr b 7s 049 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 049.png Spr 7p 049 s.png
Generation VIII
HOME
HOME0049.png HOME0049 s.png
Menu SV 0049.png For other sprites and images, please see Venomoth images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Ken Sugimori artwork of Venomoth from Pokémon Red and Blue
  • Venomoth shares its category name with Dustox. They are both known as the Poison Moth Pokémon.
  • In early official art, Venomoth had yellow spots on the back of its wings. This was removed when later official artwork was released.
    • In Ruby and Sapphire, Venomoth's sprite color set contains 2 shades of yellow that go unused.
  • Venomoth's Crystal sprite is different from its Gold and Silver sprite, making it one of the few Pokémon to have three different sprites in Generation II.
  • Venomoth and its pre-evolved form are the Pokémon that went the longest without appearing in a regional Pokédex, excluding their appearances in remakes: prior to the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, their last appearance in a regional Pokédex was in Crystal, almost 22 years earlier.

Origin

Venomoth seems to be based on swallowtail moths, many of which are toxic. Its fangs could be a reference to vampire moths.

Its Shiny coloration is similar to a blue morpho butterfly.

Name origin

Venomoth may be a combination of venom and moth.

Morphon may be derived from metamorphosis or the butterfly genus Morpho.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese モルフォン Morphon From metamorphosis or the genus Morpho
France Flag.png French Aéromite From aéro- and mite
Spain Flag.png Spanish Venomoth Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Omot From venom and Motte
Italy Flag.png Italian Venomoth Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 도나리 Donari From 독 (毒) dok, 날다 nalda, and ~이 -i
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 摩魯蛾 / 摩鲁蛾 Mólǔ'é*
末入蛾 Mòrù'é*
From the partial transcription of Japanese name and é
From the partial transcription of Japanese name, 粉末 fěnmò, and é
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 摩魯蛾 Mōlóuh'ngòh*
魔魯風 Mōlóuhfūng*
From the partial transcription of Japanese name and ngòh
From the transcription of Japanese name and fūng


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