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#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 BodyUnknown.png
Sandy Cloak
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.

  • It will be the Plant Cloak if it last battled outside or in tall grass, or it is encountered on a Honey Tree.
  • It will be the Sandy Cloak if it last battled in a cave, or on a beach.
  • It will be the Trash Cloak if it last battled in a building.

In the wild, it is always in its Plant Cloak. The cloak only affects the form of Wormadam it evolves into, otherwise having no effect on gameplay.

Contents

Biology

Burmy without any cloak

Burmy is a small, larval Pokémon with a black segmented body and a coiled antenna on top of its head. 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 and 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.

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 JN033, a Plant Cloak Burmy was part of Koromi's Bug-type Pokémon collection, as shown in her Rotom Phone.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP002 Burmy Dawn's Pokédex Burmy, the Bag Worm 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

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

A Burmy appeared in PMDP08.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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

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)

Burmy will not appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time until a rescue mission involving it has been completed, using a Wonder Mail code such as the following:

XR2Y #[email protected] JYX%
[email protected] Q8FQ [email protected]#
Objective: Prospect with Burmy on floor 13 of Marine Resort.

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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Burmy's learnsets 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
MDP E 412.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush412Body.png Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 61 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW412.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Burmy hangs from the Tree House in the Meeting Place to think his thoughts in peace.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2412.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He said he came from far away. He likes to think while hanging around.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT412.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 85 Raise Max Level.png 5

#622
Shuffle412.png

Mind Zap
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO412.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 53 Base Defense: 83
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Burmy Candy50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Struggle

Sandy Cloak

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 412G.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush412GBody.png Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 61 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 85 Raise Max Level.png 5

#622
Shuffle412G.png

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


Pokémon GO
GO412G.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 53 Base Defense: 83
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Burmy Candy50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Struggle

Trash Cloak

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 412S.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush412SBody.png Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 61 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 85 Raise Max Level.png 5

#622
Shuffle412S.png

Quirky+
Sometimes erases two extra matching Pokémon elsewhere.


Pokémon GO
GO412S.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 53 Base Defense: 83
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Burmy Candy50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Struggle

Evolution

Plant Cloak

Plant Cloak
Burmy
Unevolved
Burmy
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 20
(female)


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


Mothim
First evolution
Mothim
 Bug  Flying 

Sandy Cloak

Sandy Cloak
Burmy
Unevolved
Burmy
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 20
(female)


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


Mothim
First evolution
Mothim
 Bug  Flying 

Trash Cloak

Trash Cloak
Burmy
Unevolved
Burmy
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 20
(female)


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


Mothim
First evolution
Mothim
 Bug  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 412.png Spr b 4d 412.png Spr 4p 412.png Spr b 4d 412.png Spr 4p 412.png Spr b 4h 412.png
Spr 4d 412G.png Spr b 4d 412G.png Spr 4p 412G.png Spr b 4p 412G.png Spr 4p 412G.png Spr b 4p 412G.png
Spr 4d 412S.png Spr b 4d 412S.png Spr 4p 412S.png Spr b 4p 412S.png Spr 4p 412S.png Spr b 4h 412S.png
Spr 4d 412 s.png Spr b 4d 412 s.png Spr 4p 412 s.png Spr b 4d 412 s.png Spr 4p 412 s.png Spr b 4d 412 s.png
Spr 4d 412G s.png Spr b 4d 412G s.png Spr 4p 412G s.png Spr b 4p 412G s.png Spr 4p 412G s.png Spr b 4p 412G s.png
Spr 4d 412S s.png Spr b 4d 412S s.png Spr 4p 412S s.png Spr b 4p 412S s.png Spr 4p 412S s.png Spr b 4p 412S s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 412.png Spr b 5b 412.png Spr 5b 412.png Spr b 5b 412.png
Spr 5b 412G.png Spr b 5b 412G.png Spr 5b 412G.png Spr b 5b 412G.png
Spr 5b 412S.png Spr b 5b 412S.png Spr 5b 412S.png Spr b 5b 412S.png
Spr 5b 412 s.png Spr b 5b 412 s.png Spr 5b 412 s.png Spr b 5b 412 s.png
Spr 5b 412G s.png Spr b 5b 412G s.png Spr 5b 412G s.png Spr b 5b 412G s.png
Spr 5b 412S s.png Spr b 5b 412S s.png Spr 5b 412S s.png Spr b 5b 412S s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 412.png Spr b 6x 412.png Spr 6x 412.png Spr b 6x 412.png
Spr 6x 412G.png Spr b 6x 412G.png Spr 6x 412G.png Spr b 6x 412G.png
Spr 6x 412S.png Spr b 6x 412S.png Spr 6x 412S.png Spr b 6x 412S.png
Spr 6x 412 s.png Spr b 6x 412 s.png Spr 6x 412 s.png Spr b 6x 412 s.png
Spr 6x 412G s.png Spr b 6x 412G s.png Spr 6x 412G s.png Spr b 6x 412G s.png
Spr 6x 412S s.png Spr b 6x 412S s.png Spr 6x 412S s.png Spr b 6x 412S s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 412.png Spr b 7s 412.png Spr 7s 412.png Spr b 7s 412.png
Spr 7s 412G.png Spr b 7s 412G.png Spr 7s 412G.png Spr b 7s 412G.png
Spr 7s 412S.png Spr b 7s 412S.png Spr 7s 412S.png Spr b 7s 412S.png
Spr 7s 412 s.png Spr b 7s 412 s.png Spr 7s 412 s.png Spr b 7s 412 s.png
Spr 7s 412G s.png Spr b 7s 412G s.png Spr 7s 412G s.png Spr b 7s 412G s.png
Spr 7s 412S s.png Spr b 7s 412S s.png Spr 7s 412S s.png Spr b 7s 412S s.png
Front Back Front Back
412MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Burmy images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Burmy and Wormadam share their category with Pineco and Forretress. They are all known as the Bagworm Pokémon.
  • Burmy's cloak does not change if leveled up with an Exp. Share.
  • Burmy is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 224.
  • Although Burmy has been confirmed to have feet, it does not have a footprint.
  • Burmy has never been seen in the anime wearing either the Sandy or Trash Cloak.
  • Prior to Generation VI, Burmy's shape was Body02.png.
  • The Burmy family has only been obtainable with their Hidden Ability in the Pokémon Dream World. Due to the closure of the Pokémon Global Link, the Burmy family can no longer be obtained with their Hidden Ability, except by breeding.

Origin

Burmy is based on a bagworm, which will metamorphose into a flying moth if male, or remain a larva-like creature if female.

Name origin

Burmy may be a combination and corruption of brr, burr, bury, bag and worm.

Minomucchi may be based on 蓑虫 minomushi (bagworm).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ミノムッチ Minomucchi From 蓑虫 minomushi (bagworm).
France Flag.png French Cheniti From chenille and petit.
Spain Flag.png Spanish Burmy Same as English name.
Germany Flag.png German Burmy Same as English name.
Italy Flag.png Italian Burmy Same as English name.
South Korea Flag.png Korean 도롱충이 Dorongchungi From 도롱이벌레 dorong'i-beollae and 충 (虫) chung, with the diminutive suffix 이 i.
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 結草兒 Gitchóuyìh From 結草蟲 gitchóuchùhng and 兒 / 儿 yìh
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 結草兒 / 结草儿 Jiécǎo'ér From 結草蟲 / 结草虫jié​cǎochóng and 兒 / 儿 ér


Plant Cloak

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese くさきのミノ Plant Coat
Chinese Cantonese 草木蓑衣 Chóumuhk Sōyī
Mandarin 草木蓑衣 Cǎomù Suōyī
France Flag.png French Cape Plante
Germany Flag.png German Pflanzenumhang
Italy Flag.png Italian Manto Pianta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 초목도롱 Plant Coat
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Manto Vegetal
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tronco Planta
Thailand Flag.png Thai ปลอกใบไม้

Sandy Cloak

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese すなちのミノ Sand Coat
Chinese Cantonese 砂土蓑衣 Sātóu Sōyī
Mandarin 砂土蓑衣 Shātǔ Suōyī *
沙土蓑衣 Shātǔ Suōyī *
France Flag.png French Cape Sable
Germany Flag.png German Sandumhang
Italy Flag.png Italian Manto Sabbia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모래땅도롱 Sand Coat
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Manto Arenoso
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tronco Arena
Thailand Flag.png Thai ปลอกทราย

Trash Cloak

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴミのミノ Trash Coat
Chinese Cantonese 垃圾蓑衣 Laahpsaap Sōyī
Mandarin 垃圾蓑衣 Lèsè Suōyī / Lājī Suōyī
France Flag.png French Cape Déchet
Germany Flag.png German Lumpenumhang
Italy Flag.png Italian Manto Scarti
South Korea Flag.png Korean 슈레도롱 Trash Coat
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Manto de Lixo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tronco Basura
Thailand Flag.png Thai ปลอกขยะ


Related articles

External links


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