Frosmoth (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Frosmoth
Frost Moth Pokémon
モスノウ
Mothnow
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Frosmoth



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ice Bug
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Shield Dust Cacophony
Cacophony
Ice Scales
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
4'03" 1.3 m
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Weight
92.6 lbs. 42.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
166
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
50
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Frosmoth (Japanese: モスノウ Mothnow) is a dual-type Ice/Bug Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Snom when leveled up with high friendship at night.

Biology

Frosmoth is a white, moth-like Pokémon with a round body, of which the upper half is thicker, giving it the appearance of a ruff. It has deep blue eyes and long eyelashes. It has a blue jewel between its eyes and two long antennae, which are gray at the tip with trapezoid patterns. Frosmoth has two large wings which are gray with a white rim; the patterns on its wings are the same as that on the tip of its antennae. Frosmoth typically keeps its arms crossed, and its usually obscured palms each have a heart-shaped pad.

The ice scales from Frosmoth's wings can fall like snow while it flies over the fields and mountains. The wings have a temperature of -290° Fahrenheit. Should anyone desecrate the fields and mountains, Frosmoth will show no mercy. Frosmoth flies around using its icy wings to create blizzards in order to chase away offenders.

In the anime

 
Frosmoth in the anime

Main series

Major appearances

A Frosmoth debuted in JN113, under the ownership of Lyla.

Minor appearances

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Frosmoth appeared in The Gathering of Stars, under the ownership of Melony.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Frosmoth debuted in PASS21, under the ownership of Melony.

In the TCG

Main article: Frosmoth (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#350
Galar
Crown Tundra #002
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword Icy scales fall from its wings like snow as it flies over fields and mountains. The temperature of its wings is less than -290 degrees Fahrenheit.
Shield It shows no mercy to any who desecrate fields and mountains. It will fly around on its icy wings, causing a blizzard to chase offenders away.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Path to the Peak
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation VIII
New Snap
Shiver Snowfields


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
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total:
475
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 VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
011 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100100% 20
011 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Attract Normal Status 0000 100100% 15
Evo.Evo. Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
044 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
088 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100100% 20
1212 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
1616 Defog Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
2121 Feather Dance Flying Status 0000 100100% 15
2424 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
2828 Hail Ice Status 0000 00——% 10
3232 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
3636 Aurora Veil Ice Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
4444 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
4848 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
5252 Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 00——% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Frosmoth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frosmoth

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM44  TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM46  TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM51  TM51 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM56  TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM64  TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78  TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM95  TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR18  TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR61  TR61 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR89  TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR92  TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Frosmoth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frosmoth

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
      
      
  
Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
   Fairy Wind Fairy Special 40 100% 30
    Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Frosmoth 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 Frosmoth in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Frosmoth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frosmoth

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Triple Axel Ice Physical 20 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Frosmoth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frosmoth

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 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 Frosmoth
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Frosmoth

Side game data

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 230 Base Defense: 155
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bug Bite, Powder Snow
Charged Attacks: Icy Wind, Ice Beam, Bug Buzz, Hurricane
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #169
Anyone who messes with the snowfields will have to deal with freezing scales unleashed by Frosmoth. But just watching its elegant fluttering can be wonderfully calming and peaceful.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Snom
 Ice  Bug 
 
Friendship
(night)
 
First evolution
Frosmoth
 Ice  Bug 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Frosmoth images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Frosmoth may be based on the Gynaephora genus of alpine or Arctic moths. One particular species, the arctic woolly bear moth, can enter a dormant state that allows it to endure temperatures as low as −94 °F (−70 °C).

Given its size, the tails on its wings, and green-hued Shiny palette, Frosmoth may also draw inspiration from the Actias genus of giant silk moths, also known as moon moths or luna moths, and, as suggested by its Chinese names, white flannel moths. Its translucent wings may have been inspired by clearwing moths (Hemaris or Sesiidae) or glasswing butterflies.

Name origin

Frosmoth may be a combination of frost and moth, and could also come from prism.

Mothnow may be a combination of moth and snow.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese モスノウ Mothnow From moth and snow
  French Beldeneige From belle and boule de neige
  Spanish Frosmoth Same as English name
  German Mottineva From Motte and neve
  Italian Frosmoth Same as English name
  Korean 모스노우 Mothnow Transcription of its Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 雪絨蛾 / 雪绒蛾 Xuěróng'é From xuě, róng, é, and 絨蛾 róng'é
  Cantonese Chinese 雪絨蛾 Syutyùhngngòh From syut, yùhng, ngòh, and 絨蛾 yùhngngòh


Related articles

External links

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