Wormadam < Mothim > Combee
Moth Pokémon
Bug.gif Flying.gif
2′11″ (0.9m)
51.4 lbs. (23.3kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 100%
Female: 0%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield
1 Attack Point
1 Special Attack Point

Mothim (ガーメイ) is the 47th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. He is a Bug/Flying Type, and is known as the Moth Pokémon.

Mothim use an entirely different set of Abilities compared to that of its pre-evolved form Burmy. Its primary Ability is the Swarm Ability, which increases the power of his Bug-Type attacks by 50% once his HP falls below a third of its maximum. Mothim from the Dream World use the Tinted Lens Ability. This Ability doubles the power of any attacks that aren't very effective.

A Male Burmy can evolve into a Mothim starting at Level 20.

Mothim is in the Bug Egg Group, and his Egg will take approximately 3,840 Steps to hatch. It takes Mothim One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Mothim is a moth-like Pokémon. Its body is completly black with an orangey-brown stripe going across its belly. It has semi-cirlce eyes which are the same colour as the stripe on its belly. Mothim has two antennaes on its head, they are a very light grey tipped with a orangey-brown colour. It has small slim arms which are light grey too, like its antennaes. It has small round feet which Mothim rarely uses. Mothim has four wings on its back, two large ones are at the top and two smaller ones underneath. These wings are a tanned sort of colour with an orangey-brown ovals that place near where the wings meet its back. On the larger wings there are three tips that are orangey-brown while the smaller wings have two tips in the same colour. Its tail what is split into two is black, like most of its body.

Gender Differences

Mothim is a Pokémon that is only male, though Wormadam would be closest to a female form.

Game Information

Original Games

The only way to obtain a Mothim is to evolve a Male Burmy.

Spin-Off Games

Mothim appear at Dusk Forest 1F-8F, Sky Stairway 1F-49F at random and Mt. Wind 1F-19F in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Mothim is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Mystery Marsh 13F-19F and Legendary Wetland on the following Floors: 26, 28-32, 35 & 36, 38 & 39, 41, 44, 46, and 48 & 49.

Mothim appears at the Oil Field Hideout in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Mothim can be found at Mitonga Road's Cliffside on Mitonga Island and within the Submarine after it crashes in the Present. In the Past, Mothim can be obtained by defeating it and obtaining its Slate in the Forest Temple Mission "A Pokémon Forest in the Way."

Mothim appears at Firebreathing Mountain Autumnwood 3-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Mothim is listed in Pokémon Organized Play Series 7 as a Rare Card. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Majestic Dawn set, and as a Rare Card in the Secret Wonders and Arceus sets.

Anime/Manga Information


Cheryl would use a Mothim during the episodes Some Enchanted Sweetening!, The Grass Type Is Always Greener and An Angry Combeenation!, three episodes that take place within Eterna Forest.


Mothim has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.


Mothim's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

The addition of Quiver Dance to its Movepool has allowed Mothim to become a viable option in the Never-Utilized and Rarely-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling, giving it potential to cause plenty of damage with Special Attacks. However, like others that share its Typing, Stealth Rock takes away half of its HP when it switches in. Pokémon with Priority moves will also be able to take Mothim down, as its low Defenses leave it frail.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Burmy
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Evolve Burmy
Black/White None PokéTransfer or Dream World
Black2/White2 None Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby N/A
Sapphire N/A
Emerald N/A
FireRed N/A
LeafGreen N/A
IV 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 It flutters around at night and steals honey from the Combee hive.
V Black While it loves floral honey, it won't gather any itself. Instead, it plots to steal some from Combee.
White While it loves floral honey, it won't gather any itself. Instead, it plots to steal some from Combee.
Black 2 While it loves floral honey, it won't gather any itself. Instead, it plots to steal some from Combee.
White 2 While it loves floral honey, it won't gather any itself. Instead, it plots to steal some from Combee.
VI 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
Alpha Sapphire

Pokéthlon Statistics



Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 250 344 .
173 193 287 315
94 105 199 218
Sp. Atk
173 193 287 315
Sp. Def
94 105 199 218
123 137 231 254


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
10 Protect Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
15 Bug Bite Bug.gif 60 100 Physical.png
20 Hidden Power Normal.gif ?? ?? Special.png
23 Confusion Psychic.gif 50 100 Special.png
26 Gust Flying.gif 40 100 Special.png
29 Poisonpowder Poison.gif N/A 75 Other.png
32 Psybeam Psychic.gif 65 100 Special.png
35 Camouflage Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
38 Silver Wind Bug.gif 60 100 Special.png
41 Air Slash Flying.gif 75 95 Special.png
44 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
47 Bug Buzz Bug.gif 90 100 Special.png
50 Quiver Dance Bug.gif N/A N/A Other.png


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM09 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM76 Struggle Bug Bug.gif 50 100 Special.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Mothim cannot learn any moves by way of Breeding.

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bug Bite Bug.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Electroweb Electric.gif 55 95 Special.png
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Skill Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves


Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Air Cutter Flying.gif 55 95 Special.png
Ominous Wind Ghost.gif 60 100 Special.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Twister Dragon.gif 40 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
String Shot Bug.gif -- 95 Other.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 20
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 20

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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