Mothim (Pokémon)

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Mothim
Moth Pokémon
ガーメイル
Gamale
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Mothim



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swarm Cacophony
Cacophony
Tinted Lens
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
Mothim
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Weight
51.4 lbs. 23.3 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
159
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
148
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Mothim
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HP
1
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
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0
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0
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Mothim (Japanese: ガーメイル Gamale) is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from a male Burmy starting at level 20. It is one of Burmy's final forms, the other being Wormadam.

Biology

Mothim is a moth-like Pokémon with two pairs of wings, one pair larger than the other is. The wings are primarily tan with an orange, oval marking on each. The tips of the wings split into small, orange squares; there are three on the larger pair and two on the smaller pair. Mothim spreads steel-colored scales whenever it flaps its wings. Mothim's head has orange semi-circular eyes with gray, orange-tipped antennae running along the edges before extending and widening at the top. Its body is black with a patch of orange on the underside and a gray stripe down its back. It also has four gray legs and a small black tail that splits into two squares.

Mothim is a nomadic, nocturnal Pokémon that always remains on the move, searching for flower honey and nectar. It has often been seen traveling in fields and mountains. Despite its diet, Mothim is never seen near any flower gardens. This is because, instead of gathering honey on its own, Mothim raids the hives of Combee for honey. It is a male-only species, with Wormadam as its female counterpart.

In the anime

 
Mothim in the anime

Major appearances

Cheryl's Mothim

Mothim debuted in Some Enchanted Sweetening!, when Cheryl's Burmy evolved. It assisted her in finding the Amber Castle. He reappeared in The Grass-Type Is Always Greener! and An Angry Combeenation!.

Other

In Leading a Stray!, multiple Mothim joined a Luxio in its efforts to help a Wailmer trapped in the sewers.

In Fighting Ire with Fire!, a Trainer's Mothim battled Barry's Empoleon. He was soon defeated with a Metal Claw attack.

Minor appearances

In Tag! We're It...!, Jessie's fantasy featured a Mothim.

In Pruning a Passel of Pals!, a Coordinator's Mothim competed in the Wallace Cup.

In A Trainer and Child Reunion!, a Mothim was living in the forest where Aaron's training center was located.

In Historical Mystery Tour!, Ash encountered a Mothim in Xatu's Forest.

A Trainer's Mothim appeared in a flashback in Flint Sparks the Fire!.

In A Little Rocket R & R!, two Trainers' Mothim were captured by the Matori Matrix but later freed by Ash and his friends.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP030 Mothim Ash's Pokédex Mothim, the Moth Pokémon, and the evolved form of a male Burmy. It has no particular habitat, but instead flies across the land, searching for its favorite nectar.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Trainer's Mothim appeared in Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas.

In Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim I, a Mothim was seen under the ownership of a pair of Roughnecks who had been hired by Team Galactic to cause havoc on Iron Island. It reappeared in a flashback in Cleaning Up Grimer.

In the TCG

Main article: Mothim (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#047
Johto
#—
Diamond It loves the honey of flowers and steals honey collected by Combee.
Pearl It does not keep a nest. It flies over fields and mountains in constant search of floral honey.
Platinum While it loves floral honey, it won't gather any itself. Instead, it plots to steal some from Combee.
HeartGold It flutters around at night and steals honey from the Combee hive.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black While it loves floral honey, it won't gather any itself. Instead, it plots to steal some from Combee.
White
Black 2 While it loves floral honey, it won't gather any itself. Instead, it plots to steal some from Combee.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #046
Hoenn
#—
X It loves the honey of flowers and steals honey collected by Combee.
Y It flutters around at night and steals honey from the Combee hive.
Omega Ruby It loves the honey of flowers and steals honey collected by Combee.
Alpha Sapphire It flutters around at night and steals honey from the Combee hive.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#047
Hisui
#045
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond It loves the nectar of flowers and steals nectar collected by Combee.
Shining Pearl It does not keep a nest. It flies over fields and mountains in constant search of its much-beloved nectar.
Legends: Arceus Scatters steel-colored scales as it flaps its wings. Despite being observed feeding primarily on the nectar of flowers, Mothim is not often seen around flower gardens.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Burmy
Platinum
Evolve Burmy
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Burmy
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Burmy
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
Evolve Burmy
Legends: Arceus
Grueling Grove, Ginkgo Landing, Aipom Hill, Spring Path, Veilstone Cape, Wayward Wood
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F), Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (1F-49F), Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
Ranger: SoA
Oil Field Hideout
Rumble
Silent Forest
Ranger: GS
Mitonga Road, Forest Temple, Odd Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Autumnwood: Firebreathing Mountain
Rumble U
Challenge Battle: Lord of the Bugs (Possible Boss)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Su
Shuffle
Graucus Hall: Stage 497
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Primeval Thicket (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Garchomp Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
94
89 - 160 173 - 315
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
94
89 - 160 173 - 315
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
66
63 - 129 123 - 254
Total:
424
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

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
1/2
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
15/20 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

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

By leveling up

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 00——% 20
1010 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
1515 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
2020 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
2323 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
2626 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
2929 Poison Powder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
3232 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
3535 Roost Flying Status 0000 00——% 10
3838 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100100% 20
4141 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
4444 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
4747 Lunge Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
5050 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mothim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mothim
  • 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 - IX
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
1 10 Struggle Bug Bug Special 40 50 30 100% 100% 20
6 15 Gust Flying Special 40 50 30 100% 100% 25
11 20 Confusion Psychic Special 50 60 40 100% 100% 20
18 28 Silver Wind Bug Special 60 75 45 100% 100% 15
25 35 Air Slash Flying Special 75 90 60 95% 100% 10
34 45 Psychic Psychic Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
43 54 Bug Buzz Bug Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mothim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mothim
  • 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 - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM19  TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM20  TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM29  TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM40  TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46  TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48  TM48 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM51  TM51 Roost Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM53  TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM62  TM62 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM70  TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM77  TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM85  TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM89  TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM97  TM97 Defog Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mothim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mothim
  • 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 - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Mothim 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 Mothim in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mothim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mothim
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mothim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mothim
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP 
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
LA Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 75 45 —% —% 20
LA Energy Ball Grass Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA Giga Impact Normal Physical 120 150 100 90% 95% 5
LA Hyper Beam Normal Special 120 150 100 90% 95% 5
LA Ominous Wind Ghost Special 60 75 45 100% 100% 15
LA Psychic Psychic Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA Rest Psychic Status —% —% 10
LA Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA Swift Normal Special 60 75 45 —% —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mothim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mothim
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 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 Mothim
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mothim
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Supersonic  Normal  An Angry Combeenation!

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:  
Flying
Field move:  
(Cut ×2)
Browser entry R-241
It lets loose twisters and poison dust while protecting itself with a psychic barrier.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Bug
Field move:
(present)
 
(Cut ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Flying
Field move:
(past)
 
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-156/N-046
It flings gooey blobs that make Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#624
 

Cross Attack
Increases damage when making a + shaped match.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 185 Base Defense: 98
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Air Slash, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Psybeam, Aerial Ace, Bug Buzz

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Burmy
Any Cloak
 Bug 
  +  
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
Legends: Arceus
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Mothim images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

While Mothim represents the adult stage of a bagworm moth, which only fully matures if it is male, both its appearance and honey-thieving tendencies suggest that it may draw more inspiration from death's-head hawkmoths. It may also draw some inspiration from the Pyraloidea, a superfamily of moths known for their nose-like palps.

Name origin

Mothim may be a combination of moth and him.

Gamale may be a combination of 蛾 ga (moth) and male.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ガーメイル Gamale From ga and male
  French Papilord From papillon and lord
  Spanish Mothim Same as English name
  German Moterpel From Motte, er, and Pelz
  Italian Mothim Same as English name
  Korean 나메일 Nameil From 나방 nabang and male
  Mandarin Chinese 紳士蛾 / 绅士蛾 Shēnshì'é From 紳士 / 绅士 shēnshì and é
  Cantonese Chinese 紳士蛾 Sānsíngòh From 紳士 sānsí and ngòh


Related articles

External links


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