Wurmple (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Wurmple (disambiguation).
Wurmple
Worm Pokémon
ケムッソ
Kemusso
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Wurmple



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Shield Dust Cacophony
Cacophony
Run Away
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Wurmple
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Weight
7.9 lbs. 3.6 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
54
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
56
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Wurmple
1
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
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Wurmple (Japanese: ケムッソ Kemusso) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

Wurmple will evolve into either Silcoon or Cascoon starting at level 7 depending on its personality value. As personality values cannot be influenced or seen by the player, what a given Wurmple will evolve into is essentially random. From there, the Silcoon or Cascoon will evolve again starting at level 10 into Beautifly or Dustox respectively.

Biology

Wurmple is a small, caterpillar-like Pokémon. Its body is mainly red with a cream underside and face. It has large yellow eyes with dark pupils. It has one sharp yellow stinger on its head and two of them on its rear. It has a tall, erect, red spine behind its forehead and a similar, smaller spine behind that. It has small spikes running down the top portions of its body and five pairs of stubby white limbs.

Wurmple has suction pads at the tips of its feet, which allow it to cling to glass or tree branches without slipping. It can spit white silk that turns gooey when exposed to the air. It can release poison from its tail spikes, which can weaken and poison foes. Wurmple lives in forests. It eats leaves and pulls bark off trees to feed on the sap. Taillow, Swellow, and Starly are natural predators of Wurmple.

In the anime

Main series

 
Wurmple in the anime

Major appearances

May's Wurmple

May caught a Wurmple in All in a Day's Wurmple. It evolved into a Silcoon in A Corphish Out of Water and then into a Beautifly in Seeing is Believing!.

Jessie's Wurmple

Jessie also caught a Wurmple in All in a Day's Wurmple. It evolved into a Cascoon in the same episode that May's Wurmple evolved in, and into a Dustox in the same episode where May's Silcoon had evolved into a Beautifly.

Aaron's Wurmple

In A Trainer and Child Reunion!, Aaron was revealed to have released a Wurmple when he was younger. It returned to him in the episode as a Beautifly.

Minor appearances

In Lights, Camerupt, Action!, a Wurmple was an actor in one of Elijah's movies.

In The Ribbon Cup Caper, a Wurmple was at the S.S. St. Flower's Pokémon Center.

A Wurmple appeared in a flashback in The Rise of Darkrai.

A Wurmple appeared in Riding the Winds of Change!.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, a Wurmple was living in Pokémon Hills.

In Serving Up the Flute Cup!, Goh caught three Wurmple during his and Ash's visit to the Hoenn Battle Frontier. In Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, they all evolved into Cascoon.

In Goodbye, Friend!, Goh was hoping to catch a Wurmple, only for his Raboot to be uncooperative in helping him out.

In Trade, Borrow, and Steal!, a Wurmple was part of Kricketina Kylie's Bug-type Pokémon collection, as shown in her Rotom Phone.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG014 Wurmple Ash's Pokédex Wurmple, the Worm Pokémon. Wurmple live primarily off of sap from trees. The suction cups on its feet keep it from slipping.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, two Wurmple surrounded May and her Torchic, only for Torchic to scare them away with a Fire-type attack.

Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, a wild Wurmple was fleeing from a storm that a Primal Kyogre was creating.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

A Wurmple appears in a flashback in A Pokémon Battle Against An Entire Family?!, under the ownership of the Winstrate family.

Pokémon Adventures

Wurmple first appeared in Making Mirth with Mightyena.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Several Team Galactic Grunts are seen using Wurmple. Among these Grunts is B-2, whose Wurmple first appeared in Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!!.

A Wurmple appeared in Return to Hareta's Home Forest!.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

Multiple Wurmple appeared in Pokémon to the Rescue!.

Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission

A Wurmple appeared in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Two as one of the Pokémon that Solana captured with her Capture Styler. It reappeared in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Three and was released in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Five.

In the TCG

Main article: Wurmple (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#014
Kanto
#—
Ruby Using the spikes on its rear end, Wurmple peels the bark off trees and feeds on the sap that oozes out. This Pokémon's feet are tipped with suction pads that allow it to cling to glass without slipping.
Sapphire Wurmple is targeted by Swellow as prey. This Pokémon will try to resist by pointing the spikes on its rear at the attacking predator. It will weaken the foe by leaking poison from the spikes.
Emerald It sticks to tree branches and eats leaves. The thread it spits from its mouth, which becomes gooey when it touches air, slows the movement of its foes.
FireRed It lives amidst tall grass and in forests. When attacked, it resists by pointing its venomous spikes at the foe.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#048
Johto
#—
Diamond It loves to eat leaves. If it is attacked by a Starly, it will defend itself with its spiked rear.
Pearl It spits a white silk that turns sticky when it contacts air. It is used to immobilize foes.
Platinum Often targeted by bird Pokémon, it desperately resists by releasing poison from its tail spikes.
HeartGold It lives among the tall grass and in forests. It repels attacks by raising up the spikes on its rear.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Often targeted by bird Pokémon, it desperately resists by releasing poison from its tail spikes.
White
Black 2 Often targeted by bird Pokémon, it desperately resists by releasing poison from its tail spikes.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#014
X It loves to eat leaves. If it is attacked by a Starly, it will defend itself with its spiked rear.
Y It lives among the tall grass and in forests. It repels attacks by raising up the spikes on its rear.
Omega Ruby Using the spikes on its rear end, Wurmple peels the bark off trees and feeds on the sap that oozes out. This Pokémon's feet are tipped with suction pads that allow it to cling to glass without slipping.
Alpha Sapphire Wurmple is targeted by Swellow as prey. This Pokémon will try to resist by pointing the spikes on its rear at the attacking predator. It will weaken the foe by leaking poison from the spikes.
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 III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 101, 102, and 104, Petalburg Woods
Emerald
Routes 101, 102, and 104, Petalburg Woods
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Eterna Forest
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 204 and 205, Eterna Forest
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
Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, and 22, Pallet Town, Viridian City, Pewter City, Fuchsia City (Headbutt trees)
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)ThSa
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Hoenn Field
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
White Forest
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Cascoon, Dustox, or Beautifly
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 101, 102, and 104, Petalburg Woods
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 III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Hatch from Egg
Trozei!
Secret Storage 7, Secret Storage 16, Endless Level 12, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Joyous Tower (1F-2F)
Ranger
Olive Jungle
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F), Oran Forest (1F-4F), Midnight Forest (B1F-B21F)
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F), Oran Forest (1F-4F), Midnight Forest (B1F-B21F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Challenger's Ground, Echo Valley
Rumble U
Challenge Battle: Lord of the Bugs
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Su
Shuffle
Prasino Woods: Stage 567
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Giant Redwood (All Areas)
Picross
Area 13: Stage 04
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Celebi Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Florio Nature ParkDay, Secret Side PathDay


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire   Pecha Berry (50%)   Bright Powder (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Total:
195
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
1/3 ☆☆
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
1/4 ☆☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
10/18 ★★


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

Wurmple is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
055 Poison Sting Poison Physical 01515 100100% 35
1515 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wurmple
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wurmple
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

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

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Wurmple 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 Wurmple in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Wurmple
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Wurmple
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Hatch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.4%
Friend Area: Mist-Rise Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP When I'm attacked, I strike back with my poisonous spikes!
26%-50% HP Ouch... I lost half my HP pretty quickly...
1%-25% HP I might have had it... I don't know if I can even make poison...
Level up OK! Level up! My poisonous spikes grew meaner, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:  
Bug
Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 11 Max. exp.: 25
Browser entry R-154
Wurmple moves slowly even when it is in a hurry. As a result, it is easy to capture.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 60 Base Defense: 42 Base Speed: 50
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 30 - 100   10

#699
 

Paralysis Combo
Increases damage done by combos if the foe is paralyzed.
Skill Swapper: Bug Combo
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 128 Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 59
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement:   12
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Struggle
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #009
Thanks to the suction pads on its feet, Wurmple can scoot right up any surface! When threatened, it defends itself by releasing poison from its tail spikes.


Costumes in Pokémon GO
 
Party hat

Evolution

Whether Wurmple evolves into either Silcoon or Cascoon depends on its personality value. As personality values cannot be influenced or seen by the player, what a given Wurmple will evolve into is essentially random.

 
Unevolved
Wurmple
 Bug 
 
Level 7


 
First evolution
Silcoon
 Bug 
 
Level 10


 
Second evolution
Beautifly
 Bug  Flying 
 
Level 7


 
First evolution
Cascoon
 Bug 
 
Level 10


 
Second evolution
Dustox
 Bug  Poison 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
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
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Wurmple images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Wurmple shares its category with Caterpie and Snom. They are all known as the Worm Pokémon.
  • Wurmple is the only Pokémon whose branched evolutions evolve further. All other Pokémon with a branch in their evolutionary line either evolve once before the branch or do not have any other evolutionary event besides the one which is branched.
  • Wurmple is the only Pokémon whose evolution is directly influenced by its personality value.
    • Pokémon, whose evolution is influenced by their gender, are also technically evolving based on their personality value, although unlike Wurmple, their determined evolution can be known in advance.
  • Prior to Generation VI, Wurmple's shape was  .

Origin

Wurmple seems to be based on a caterpillar, particularly the pipevine swallowtail larva due to its red color and the many nodules along its body. Its ability to inject poison may be based on caterpillar stings.

Name origin

Wurmple may be a combination of worm and rumple (creased or wrinkled in texture) or simple (since it is small and weak).

Kemusso may be derived from 毛虫 kemushi (caterpillar).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ケムッソ Kemusso From 毛虫 kemushi
  French Chenipotte From chenille, and a corruption of pote
  Spanish Wurmple Same as English name
  German Waumpel From Wurm, Baum, and Serpel
  Italian Wurmple Same as English name
  Korean 개무소 Gaemuso Transliteration of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 刺尾蟲 / 刺尾虫 Cìwěichóng Literally "Sting-tailed bug"


Related articles

External links


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