Venomoth (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Venonat #048: Venonat
Pokémon
#050: Diglett Diglett
Venomoth
Poison Moth Pokémon
モルフォン
Morphon
#049
Venomoth



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Poison
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Shield Dust or Tinted Lens Cacophony
Cacophony
Wonder Skin
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
4'11" 1.5 m
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Weight
27.6 lbs. 12.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
138
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
158
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Venomoth (Japanese: モルフォン Morphon) is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Venonat starting at level 31.

Biology

Venomoth is an insectoid Pokémon whose body is varying shades of purple. Its head and thorax are light purple, and it has bulbous, round light blue eyes, a small mandible, and a three-point crest on its head. Tucked close to its thorax are three pairs of tiny, whitish legs. Its abdomen is paler with several black, zigzagging stripes encircling it. It has two pairs of pale purple moth-like wings with thin black venation. These wings are covered in dust-like scales that vary in color depending on their toxic capability. Dark scales are poisonous, while lighter scales can cause paralysis. These scales are released when Venomoth flutters its wings and leak out poison once they make contact with the skin.

Venomoth lives in dense temperate forests with thick undergrowth and little light. As a nocturnal Pokémon, Venomoth comes out at night to hunt for its favorite prey. It prefers to feed on insects that gather around light, and Venomoth is attracted to bright lights itself. As stated in the manga, Venomoth has a short lifespan.

In the anime

 
Venomoth in the anime

Major appearances

In The Ninja Poké-Showdown, after it evolved from Venonat, Koga used his Venomoth in a Gym battle against Ash, during which it battled Pidgeotto before the match was interrupted by Team Rocket.

In All Things Bright and Beautifly!, Chaz used a Venomoth during the Rustboro City Pokémon Contest. During the Contest, it was able to advance to the Battle Stage and reach the final round, where it went up against Janet's Beautifly. Although both Coordinators gave it everything they had, Janet managed to defeat Chaz and won herself the Rustboro Ribbon.

In Shocks and Bonds, Katie used a Venomoth during her battle with Ash during the Ever Grande Conference. Venomoth's Disable caused Torkoal to be unable to use Iron Defense, so that her Golduck could knock out the Coal Pokémon with Hydro Pump. In the following episode, it used Disable once again to prohibit Swellow from using Peck. Despite this, it was eventually defeated by Swellow.

Minor appearances

A Venomoth appeared at the beginning of Mewtwo Strikes Back and its remake Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, under the ownership of Raymond. Alongside two of his other Pokémon, it fought Ash's Pikachu, only for all of them to be defeated with Thunderbolt.

A Venomoth appeared in The Kangaskhan Kid.

In Round One - Begin!, a Trainer's Venomoth competed in the Indigo Plateau Conference.

In Friends to the End, Assunta used a Venomoth to battle Ritchie's Butterfree, nicknamed Happy.

In Tracey Gets Bugged, a Venomoth was on Murcott Island.

In Misty Meets Her Match, Rudy's Venomoth was at the Trovita Gym.

In The Power of One, multiple Venomoth sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A Venomoth appeared in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.

In Illusion Confusion!, a group of Haunter and Gengar created the illusion of a Venomoth.

In The Bug Stops Here, a Venomoth was prompted to use Stun Spore after being scared by Jessie, who was dressed as a Venomoth in order to attract Bug-type Pokémon.

A Venomoth appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.

Multiple Venomoth appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

A Venomoth appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Coordinator's Venomoth appeared in What I Did for Love!.

A Venomoth appeared in The Ole' Berate and Switch!, under the ownership of a Team Rocket Grunt.

In Staging a Heroes' Welcome!, a Coordinator's Venomoth competed in the Performance Stage of the Wallace Cup.

A Venomoth appeared in a flashback in A Trainer and Child Reunion!.

A Venomoth made a cameo appearance in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

In I Choose You!, a Venomoth fell under the control of Marshadow.

In Working My Way Back to Mew!, Goh caught a Venomoth. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP032 Venomoth Ash's Pokédex Venomoth, an evolved form of Venonat. Tiny scales on its wings disperse various spores when they are flapped.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Venomoth debuted in The Secret of Kangaskhan, where Blue defeated a wild one but didn't catch it because he already had one. This was the first Pokémon to be shown with a Pokédex entry.

A Venomoth appeared in Wake Up—You're Snorlax! when Red participated in the bike race held in Route 11.

In Valiant Venomoth!, Sabrina used a Venomoth in a battle against Lorelei.

The Battle Factory rented a Venomoth, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Skirting Around Surskit I.

In Interrupting Ivysaur, a Venomoth under the ownership of a Veteran named Beck appeared during Platinum's challenge at the Battle Arcade.

A Venomoth appeared in Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down, under the ownership of a Double Team at the Safari Zone.

Two Venomoth were used by Team Flare in Zygarde Agitated.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS003 The dust-like scales covering its wings are color coded to indicate the kinds of poison it has. It has a short life span, and appears to be the evolved form of a Venonat.

Pokémon anime novelization series

Jet's Venomoth appeared in Race to Danger.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Venomoth appeared in A Match For Pokémon.

In the TCG

Main article: Venomoth (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#049
Red The dust-like scales covering its wings are color coded to indicate the kinds of poison it has.
Blue
Yellow The powdery scales on its wings are hard to remove. They also contain poison that leaks out on contact.
Stadium The powder on its wings is poisonous. It scatters the powder with every flap, so you may be poisoned if you are downwind.
Generation II Johto
#109
Gold When it attacks, it flaps its large wings violently to scatter its poisonous powder all around.
Silver The powder on its wings is poisonous if it is dark in color. If it is light, it causes paralysis.
Crystal The scales it scatters will paralyze anyone who touches them, making that person unable to stand.
Stadium 2 When it attacks, it flaps its large wings violently to scatter its poisonous powder all around.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#049
Ruby Venomoth is nocturnal - it is a Pokémon that only becomes active at night. Its favorite prey are small insects that gather around streetlights, attracted by the light in the darkness.
Sapphire
Emerald Venomoth are nocturnal — they only are active at night. Their favorite prey are insects that gather around streetlights, attracted by the light in the darkness.
FireRed The wings are covered with dustlike scales. Every time it flaps its wings, it looses highly toxic dust.
LeafGreen The dustlike scales covering its wings are color-coded to indicate the kinds of poison it has.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#110
Diamond It flutters its wings to scatter dustlike scales. The scales leach toxins if they contact skin.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold When it attacks, it flaps its large wings violently to scatter its poisonous powder all around.
SoulSilver The powder on its wings is poisonous if it is dark in hue. If it is light in hue, it causes paralysis.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It flutters its wings to scatter dustlike scales. The scales leach toxins if they contact skin.
White
Black 2 It flutters its wings to scatter dustlike scales. The scales leach toxins if they contact skin.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X The scales it scatters will paralyze anyone who touches them, making that person unable to stand.
Y The wings are covered with dustlike scales. Every time it flaps its wings, it looses highly toxic dust.
Omega Ruby Venomoth is nocturnal—it is a Pokémon that only becomes active at night. Its favorite prey are small insects that gather around streetlights, attracted by the light in the darkness.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#049
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu The powdery scales on its wings are hard to remove from skin. They also contain poison that leaks out on contact.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Safari Zone, Victory Road, Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
Safari Zone, Victory Road, Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Routes 14 and 15, Cerulean Cave
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 24 and 25Night
Crystal
Routes 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, and 43Night
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Safari Zone, Berry Forest
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 229 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Route 229 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 24 and 25Night
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Dreamyard (dark grass)
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Venonat
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Bug and Poison)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Islands (west of Route 104, west of Dewford Town, north of Route 124, south of Route 134)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Routes 14 and 15
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Venonat
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 1, Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 57, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Venonat
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Horn (8F-14F), Landslide Cave (B1F-B12F), Mt. Mistral (1F-19F), Midnight Forest (B1F-B21F)
MD Sky
Mt. Horn (8F-14F), Landslide Cave (B1F-B12F), Mt. Mistral (1F-19F), Midnight Forest (B1F-B21F)
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode B & S)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Shimmering Lake (post-ending)
Rumble U
Model Train Room: All Aboard!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 3
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (20th release)
Rumble World
Black Realm: Obsidian Shrine (All Areas), Distortion Land: Breezy Grasslands (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Butterfree Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Charizard SeaFinal
Masters EX
Evolve Scottie/Bettie's Venonat


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue*   Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Pokémon XD   SilverPowder (100%)
FireRed LeafGreen   SilverPowder (5%)
Diamond Pearl   Shed Shell (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver   Shed Shell (5%)
Black White   Shed Shell (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire   Shed Shell (5%)

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
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
450
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 90.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
14/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Venomoth's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Secretive Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll dump venomous powder on foes with every flap of my wings!
26%-50% HP My health is half gone.
1%-25% HP I'm about to crash... I can barely flap my wings...
Level up Yes! I leveled! My toxins powered up, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 60 - 125   15

#751
 

Sleep Combo
Increases damage done by combos if the foe is asleep.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 179 Base Defense: 143
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Infestation*, Confusion, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Silver Wind*, Psychic, Bug Buzz, Poison Fang*, Frustration, Return

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Venonat
 Bug  Poison 
 
Level 31
 
First evolution
Venomoth
 Bug  Poison 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
Sword Shield
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  For other sprites and images, please see Venomoth images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
Ken Sugimori artwork of Venomoth from Pokémon Red and Blue
  • Venomoth shares its category name with Dustox. They are both known as the Poison Moth Pokémon.
  • In early official art, Venomoth had yellow spots on the back of its wings. This was removed when later official artwork was released.
  • Venomoth's Crystal sprite is different from its Gold and Silver sprite, making it one of the few Pokémon to have three different sprites in Generation II.

Origin

Venomoth seems to be based on swallowtail moths, many of which are toxic. Its fangs could be a reference to vampire moths.

Its Shiny coloration is similar to a blue morpho butterfly.

Name origin

Venomoth may be a combination of venom and moth.

Morphon may be derived from metamorphosis or Morpho, a genus of butterflies.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese モルフォン Morphon From metamorphosis or Morpho
  French Aéromite From the prefix aero- and mite
  Spanish Venomoth Same as English name
  German Omot From venom and Motte
  Italian Venomoth Same as English name
  Korean 도나리 Donari From dok, 날다 nalda, and i
  Cantonese Chinese 魔魯風 Mōlóuhfūng Transliteration of Japanese name; the last character means wind
  Mandarin Chinese 末入蛾 Mòrù'é From 末入 mòrù and é. May also be from 粉末 fěnmò


External links


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