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Pokémon
#415: Combee Combee
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Mothim (disambiguation).
Mothim
Moth Pokémon
ガーメイル
Gamale
#414
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
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
51.4 lbs. 23.3 kg
Mothim
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 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
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body13.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F414.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
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.

Contents

Biology

Mothim is a moth-like Pokémon with two pairs of wings, one 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 large pair and two on the small. Mothim has orange eyes with gray, orange-tipped antennae running along the edges before extending and widening above its head. Its body is black with a patch of orange on the underside and a gray stripe down its back. Four gray legs and a small black tail that splits into two squares are also present. Mothim is a nomadic, nocturnal Pokémon that always remains on the move, searching for honey and nectar. Instead of gathering honey on its own, it raids the hives of Combee. 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 Fighting Ire with Fire!, a Trainer's Mothim battled Barry's Empoleon. He was soon defeated with a Metal Claw attack.

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

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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

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

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 VIII, 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Mothim's learnsets 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
MDP E 414.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
Flying
Field move: Cut 2 field move.png
(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 Assist.png
Bug
Field move:
(present)
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(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
Rush414Body.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT414.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#624
Shuffle414.png

Cross Attack
Increases damage when making a + shaped match.


Pokémon GO
GO414.png 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

412Burmy.png
Unevolved
Burmy
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 20
(male)
414Mothim.png
First evolution
Mothim
 Bug  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 414.png Spr b 4d 414.png Spr 4p 414.png Spr b 4p 414.png Spr 4p 414.png Spr b 4p 414.png
Spr 4d 414 s.png Spr b 4d 414 s.png Spr 4p 414 s.png Spr b 4p 414 s.png Spr 4p 414 s.png Spr b 4p 414 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 414.png Spr b 5b 414.png Spr 5b 414.png Spr b 5b 414.png
Spr 5b 414 s.png Spr b 5b 414 s.png Spr 5b 414 s.png Spr b 5b 414 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 414.png Spr b 6x 414.png Spr 6x 414.png Spr b 6x 414.png
Spr 6x 414 s.png Spr b 6x 414 s.png Spr 6x 414 s.png Spr b 6x 414 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 414.png Spr b 7s 414.png Spr 7s 414.png Spr b 7s 414.png
Spr 7s 414 s.png Spr b 7s 414 s.png Spr 7s 414 s.png Spr b 7s 414 s.png
Front Back Front Back
414MS6.png 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 Crambidae, a family of moths known for their nose-like palps.

Name origin

Mothim is a combination of moth and him.

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

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ガーメイル Gamale From 蛾 ga (moth) and male
France Flag.png French Papilord From papillon and lord
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mothim Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Moterpel From Motte
Italy Flag.png Italian Mothim Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나메일 Nameil Combination of 나방 nabang and male
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 紳士蛾 Shēn Shì É Literally "Gentleman moth"


Related articles

External links


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Pokémon
#415: Combee Combee
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