Burmy (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Bastiodon #411: Bastiodon
Pokémon
#413: Wormadam Wormadam
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Burmy (disambiguation).
Burmy
Bagworm Pokémon
ミノムッチ
Minomucchi
#412
Plant Cloak
Plant Cloak
Sandy Cloak
Sandy Cloak
Trash Cloak
Trash Cloak



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Sandy Cloak
Unknown Unknown
Trash Cloak
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Shed Skin Cacophony
Sandy Cloak
Cacophony
Trash Cloak
Overcoat
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Sandy Cloak
Cacophony
Trash Cloak
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
0'08" 0.2 m
Plant Cloak
0'0" 0 m
Sandy Cloak
0'0" 0 m
Trash Cloak
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
7.5 lbs. 3.4 kg
Plant Cloak
0 lbs. 0 kg
Sandy Cloak
0 lbs. 0 kg
Trash Cloak
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
61
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
45
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Plant Cloak
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Sandy Cloak
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Trash Cloak
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
Body05.png
Footprint
F412.png None.png
Sandy Cloak
Pokédex color
Green
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Burmy (Japanese: ミノムッチ Minomucchi) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

Burmy's evolutions are gender dependent: female Burmy evolve into Wormadam and male Burmy evolve into Mothim, both starting at level 20.

It changes its cloak based on the location where it last battled.

The cloak only affects the form of Wormadam it evolves into, otherwise having no effect on gameplay.

Biology

Burmy is a small, larval Pokémon with a black segmented body and a coiled antenna on top of its head. As seen in the anime, it can uncoil the antenna on its head and wrap it around its opponent. It has a beak-like mouth and yellow eyes. Burmy has six stubby legs: the first two pairs are black, while the back pair is yellow. There are two white spots on its cheeks, but they are only visible on a Burmy without a cloak. A coat of leaves, sand mixed with gravel, or pink building insulation normally covers Burmy's body. It will not hesitate to collect nearby materials to construct a new cloak if the old one breaks or falls off. Even if it is born where there are no cocooning materials, it somehow always ends up with a cloak. The cloak protects it from the cold and will become thinner when the weather is hot. Remoraid is a natural predator of Burmy.

In the anime

 
Burmy in the anime

Major appearances

Cheryl's Burmy

In Some Enchanted Sweetening!, Cheryl caught a male Burmy after he was lured to the Honey she put on a tree. After participating in battles with Team Rocket, Burmy evolved into a Mothim.

Minor appearances

Burmy debuted in Two Degrees of Separation!, where Dawn tried and failed to catch it.

A Burmy appeared in Dawn Of A New Era!.

Multiple Burmy appeared in The Rise of Darkrai. One particular Plant Cloak Burmy surprised Ash in the garden in Alamos Town by abruptly dropping in front of his face.

Multiple Burmy appeared in a flashback in A Trainer and Child Reunion!.

A Plant Cloak Burmy appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!

A Plant Cloak Burmy appeared in A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship!.

Two Plant Cloak Burmy appeared in A Frolicking Find in the Flowers!.

In Trade, Borrow, and Steal!, a Plant Cloak Burmy was part of Kricketina Kylie's Bug-type Pokémon collection, as shown in her Rotom Phone.

A Plant Cloak Burmy appeared in Nightfall? Nightmares!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP002 Burmy Dawn's Pokédex Burmy, the Bagworm Pokémon. To protect itself from the cold wind, Burmy uses leaves and branches to make a cloak around itself.

In the manga

 
Plant Cloak Burmy in Pokémon Adventures

Pocket Monsters DP

A Burmy appeared in PMDP08.

Pokémon Adventures

Platinum's intended bodyguard Paka is seen using a Burmy alongside Uji's Buizel, fending off an attack from an Abra and Croagunk belonging to Team Galactic. It first appeared in Crowded by Croagunk & Advanced on by Abra I.

In the TCG

Main article: Burmy (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#045
Johto
#—
Diamond To shelter itself from cold, wintry winds, it covers itself with a cloak made of twigs and leaves.
Pearl If its cloak is broken in battle, it quickly remakes the cloak with materials nearby.
Platinum Even if it is born where there are no cocooning materials, it somehow always ends up with a cloak.
HeartGold It covers itself with a cloak to shelter from the cold. When it's hot, its cloak is thinner.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Even if it is born where there are no cocooning materials, it somehow always ends up with a cloak.
White
Black 2 Even if it is born where there are no cocooning materials, it somehow always ends up with a cloak.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #044
Hoenn
#—
X To shelter itself from cold, wintry winds, it covers itself with a cloak made of twigs and leaves.
Y If its cloak is broken in battle, it quickly remakes the cloak with materials nearby.
Omega Ruby To shelter itself from cold, wintry winds, it covers itself with a cloak made of twigs and leaves.
Alpha Sapphire If its cloak is broken in battle, it quickly remakes the cloak with materials nearby.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#045
Hisui
#043
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond To shelter itself from cold, wintry winds, it covers itself with a cloak made of twigs and leaves.
Shining Pearl If its cloak is broken in battle, it quickly remakes the cloak with materials nearby.
Plant Cloak
Legends: Arceus If its cloak is even slightly damaged, Burmy will immediately repair it with whatever is close at hand. The Pokémon within the cloak is scrawny and vulnerable to the cold.
Sandy Cloak
Legends: Arceus It creates a cloak by weaving together sand, mud, and silk it has spat out. This earthen cloak is ruined by wind and rain, so the Pokémon hides away in caves and other such places.
Trash Cloak
Legends: Arceus When confronted by a lack of other materials, Burmy will create its cloak using dust and refuse. The cloak seems to be more comfortable than one would think.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks (Honey Trees)
Platinum
Routes 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks (Honey Trees)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 38 (Headbutt trees*; post-National)
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Dream World
Pokémon Café Forest and Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Route 3, Berry fields (Green Berry trees)
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
Routes 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks (Honey Trees)
Legends: Arceus
Obsidian Falls, Grueling Grove, Deertrack Path, Deertrack Heights, Nature's Pantry, Tidewater Dam, Windswept Run, Worn Bridge, Aipom Hill, Bathers' Lagoon, Castaway Shore, Crossing Slope, Ginkgo Landing, Hideaway Bay, Lunker's Lair, Sand's Reach, Seagrass Haven, Spring Path, Tombolo Walk, Tranquility Cove, Veilstone Cape], Arena's Approach, Avalanche Slopes, Bonechill Wastes, Glacier Terrace, Heart's Crag, Icebound Falls, Lake Acuity, Whiteout Valley, Bolderoll Slope, Cloudpool Ridge, Gapejaw Bog, Golden Lowlands, Holm of Trials, Shrouded Ruins, Ursa's Ring, Heavenward Lookout, Celestica Ruins, Clamberclaw Cliffs, Cloudcap Pass, Sacred Plaza, Fabled Spring, Stonetooth Rows (Headbutt trees)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time
Wonder Mail code*
MD Darkness
Plant Cloak: Lush Prairie (1F-5F)
Sandy Cloak: Apple Woods (1F-5F)
Trash Cloak: Oran Forest (1F-4F)
MD Sky
Plant Cloak: Lush Prairie (1F-5F)
Sandy Cloak: Apple Woods (1F-5F)
Trash Cloak: Oran Forest (1F-4F)
Rumble
Silent Forest
PokéPark Wii
Meeting Place
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Shimmering Lake (Plant Cloak)
Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope (Sandy Cloak), Firebreathing Mountain (Trash Cloak)
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Rumble U
Challenge Battle: Lord of the Bugs (Possible Boss, All Cloaks)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Th
Shuffle
Graucus Hall: Stage 485 (Plant Cloak)
Marron Trail: Stage 688 (Sandy Cloak)
Event: Pokémon Safari (20th release; Trash Cloak)
Rumble World
Plasma Tundra: Abundant Orchard (All Areas), Legend Terrain: Primeval Thicket (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal (All Cloaks)


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
29
30 - 89 56 - 172
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
29
30 - 89 56 - 172
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
36
36 - 96 69 - 188
Total:
224
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

Plant Cloak
Speed
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Stamina
1/4 ☆☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
6/20 ☆☆☆


Sandy Cloak
Speed
1/4 ☆☆☆
Power
1/4 ☆☆☆
Skill
1/4 ☆☆☆
Stamina
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
6/20 ☆☆☆


Trash Cloak
Speed
1/4 ☆☆☆
Power
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Skill
1/3 ☆☆
Stamina
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
6/20 ☆☆☆


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Burmy is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1010 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
1515 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
2020 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Burmy
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Burmy
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 10 Struggle Bug Bug Special 40 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Burmy
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Burmy
  • 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 
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Burmy
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Burmy
  • 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 Burmy 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 Burmy in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Burmy
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Burmy
  • 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 Burmy
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Burmy
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Iron Defense Burmy (Majestic Dawn 54)

Side game data

Plant Cloak

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 61 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Burmy hangs from the Tree House in the Meeting Place to think his thoughts in peace.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
PokéPark Pad entry:
He said he came from far away. He likes to think while hanging around.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 30 - 85   5

#622
 

Mind Zap
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 53 Base Defense: 83
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Struggle

Sandy Cloak

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 61 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 30 - 85   5

#622
 

Rockify+
Sometimes turns up to 10 non-Support Pokémon into rocks.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 53 Base Defense: 83
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Struggle

Trash Cloak

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 61 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 30 - 85   5

#622
 

Quirky+
Sometimes erases two extra matching Pokémon elsewhere.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 53 Base Defense: 83
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Struggle

Evolution

Plant Cloak

Plant Cloak
 
Unevolved
Burmy
 Bug 
 
Level 20
(female)


Plant Cloak
 
First evolution
Wormadam
 Bug  Grass 
 
Level 20
(male)


 
First evolution
Mothim
 Bug  Flying 


Sandy Cloak

Sandy Cloak
 
Unevolved
Burmy
 Bug 
 
Level 20
(female)


Sandy Cloak
 
First evolution
Wormadam
 Bug  Ground 
 
Level 20
(male)


 
First evolution
Mothim
 Bug  Flying 


Trash Cloak

Trash Cloak
 
Unevolved
Burmy
 Bug 
 
Level 20
(female)


Trash Cloak
 
First evolution
Wormadam
 Bug  Steel 
 
Level 20
(male)


 
First evolution
Mothim
 Bug  Flying 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
           
           
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Burmy images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Burmy is based on a bagworm, which makes cocoons by sewing together surrounding materials (usually leaves or scraps of wood) with its silk. Its evolutions into Wormadam or Mothim reflect the bagworm's natural life cycle - males will metamorphose into a flying moth, while females undergo little change and remain inside their cocoon lifelong.

Name origin

Burmy may be a combination of bag or bug and worm, with a diminutive -y.

Minomucchi is likely derived from 蓑虫 minomushi (bagworm).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ミノムッチ Minomucchi From 蓑虫 minomushi
  French Cheniti From chenille and petit
  Spanish Burmy Same as English name
  German Burmy Same as English name
  Italian Burmy Same as English name
  Korean 도롱충이 Dorongchungi From 도롱이벌레 dorong-i-beollae, 충 (蟲) chung, and the diminutive suffix ~이 -i
  Mandarin Chinese 結草兒 / 结草儿 Jiécǎo'ér From 結草蟲 / 结草虫 jiécǎochóng and 兒 / 儿 ér
  Cantonese Chinese 結草兒 Gitchóuyìh From 結草蟲 gitchóuchùhng and yìh


Plant Cloak

Language Title
  Japanese くさきのミノ Kusaki no Mino
Chinese Cantonese 草木蓑衣 Chóumuhk Sōyī
Mandarin 草木蓑衣 Cǎomù Suōyī
  French Cape Plante
  German Pflanzenumhang
  Indonesian Jubah Tanaman
  Italian Manto Pianta
  Korean 초목도롱 Chomok Dorong
  Malaysian Samaran Tumbuhan
  Brazilian Portuguese Manto Vegetal
  Spanish Tronco Planta
  Thai ปลอกใบไม้ Plok Baimai

Sandy Cloak

Language Title
  Japanese すなちのミノ Sunachi no Mino
Chinese Cantonese 砂土蓑衣 Sātóu Sōyī
Mandarin 砂土蓑衣 Shātǔ Suōyī *
沙土蓑衣 Shātǔ Suōyī *
  French Cape Sable
  German Sandumhang
  Indonesian Jubah Pasir
  Italian Manto Sabbia
  Korean 모래땅도롱 Moraettang Dorong
  Malaysian Samaran Pasir
  Brazilian Portuguese Manto Arenoso
  Spanish Tronco Arena
  Thai ปลอกทราย Plok Otrai

Trash Cloak

Language Title
  Japanese ゴミのミノ Gomi no Mino
Chinese Cantonese 垃圾蓑衣 Laahpsaap Sōyī
Mandarin 垃圾蓑衣 Lèsè Suōyī / Lājī Suōyī
  French Cape Déchet
  German Lumpenumhang
  Indonesian Jubah Sampah
  Italian Manto Scarti
  Korean 슈레도롱 Syure Dorong
  Malaysian Samaran Sampah
  Brazilian Portuguese Manto de Lixo
  Spanish Tronco Basura
  Thai ปลอกขยะ Plok Okya


Related articles

External links


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