Frosmoth (モスノウ Mosunou) is an Ice/Bug-type introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Frosmoth is a white moth-like Pokémon. It has 2 kimono sleeve-like arms at the front, while its wings interior and antennae's tips are transparent with a white flower motif. It also has heart shaped hands hidden inside its body fur. Its deep blue eyes give an impression of the sunglasses.

Behavior

Frosmoth tend to attack those who vandalize natural environments with blizzards created by flapping its own wings. Like Vivillon, it scatters scales, but these scales have a snow-like texture.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Evolve Snom None


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    Icy scales fall from its wings like snow as it flies over fields and mountains. The temperature of its wings is less than 290 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Shield

    It shows no mercy to any who desecrate fields and mountains. It will fly around on its icy wings, causing a blizzard to chase offenders away.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
70
Atk
65
Def
60
Sp. Atk
125
Sp. Def
90
Speed
65
Total
475


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Evo. Icy Wind Type Ice.gif Special 55 95% 15
1 Icy Wind Type Ice.gif Special 55 95% 15
1 Powder Snow Type Ice.gif Special 40 100% 25
1 Struggle Bug Type Bug.gif Special 50 100% 20
1 Helping Hand Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
1 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
4 Stun Spore Type Bug.gif Status 75% 30
8 Infestation Type Bug.gif Special 20 100% 20
12 Mist Type Ice.gif Status 100% 30
16 Defog Type Flying.gif Status 100% 15
21 Feather Dance Type Flying.gif Status 100% 15
24 Aurora Beam Type Ice.gif Special 65 100% 20
28 Hail Type Ice.gif Status 100% 10
32 Bug Buzz Type Bug.gif Special 90 100% 10
36 Aurora Veil Type Ice.gif Status 100% 20
40 Blizzard Type Ice.gif Special 110 70% 5
44 Tailwind Type Flying.gif Status 100% 15
48 Wide Guard Type Rock.gif Status 100% 10
52 Quiver Dance Type Bug.gif Status 100% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM17 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 30
TM18 Reflect Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
TM19 Safeguard Type Normal.gif Status 100% 25
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM27 Icy Wind Type Ice.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM28 Giga Drain Type Grass.gif Special 75 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM35 Hail Type Ice.gif Status 100% 10
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM41 Helping Hand Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
TM44 Imprison Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM46 Weather Ball Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 10
TM51 Icicle Spear Type Ice.gif Physical 25 100% 30
TM56 U-turn Type Bug.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM64 Avalanche Type Ice.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM78 Acrobatics Type Flying.gif Physical 55 100% 15
TM95 Air Slash Type Flying.gif Special 75 95% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR05 Ice Beam Type Ice.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR06 Blizzard Type Ice.gif Special 110 70% 5
TR18 Leech Life Type Bug.gif Physical 80 100% 10
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR49 Calm Mind Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
TR61 Bug Buzz Type Bug.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR89 Hurricane Type Flying.gif Special 110 70% 10
TR90 Play Rough Type Fairy.gif Physical 90 90% 10
TR92 Dazzling Gleam Type Fairy.gif Special 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Frosmoth can learn, refer to Snom.


By tutoring

Frosmoth learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites

Trivia

  • Frosmoth and its pre-evolution, Snom, are the first and so-far only ice/bug-type Pokémon.
  • Frosmoth is very similar to Volcarona in that:
    • they are both dual type bug-type Pokémon who retain their typing throughout their evolution.
    • both are Pokémon based on moths that are the evolved forms of more larvae-like Pokémon.
    • both have similar stat distributions with their Sp. Attack being their highest stat.
      • Along with these, they are also based on dueling elements (Volcarona and Frosmoth representing fire and ice respectively).
  • Interestingly, Frosmoth's name is a combination of two words in its species name.
  • Because of their unique typing, Frosmoth and Snom can be knocked out from full HP from entry hazards alone, with 3 layers of Spikes, Stealth Rock (which it has a crippling 4x weakness to), and the steel trap from G-Max Steelsurge. They are the only Pokémon to suffer from this.

Origin

Frosmoth may be based on the Winter moth. It also shares some similarities to the adult stages of the Jewel Caterpillar, the animal its pre-evolution, Snom, is based on. It may also be based on the larvae of the Arctic Woolly Bear Moth, who can withstand cold temperatures. Its size and green Shiny coloration may make it based on several species of silk moth. The fluff surrounding its neck resembles a large winter scarf. Its pre-evolution's appetite for snow and Frosmoth lacking a mouth-like feature may be based on different larvae or caterpillar species, some of which often eat large amounts of food before metamorphosing due to losing the ability to eat upon doing so. It may also reference an old method of removing clothing moth larvae from clothes, which is usually done through freezing the clothing or setting it in cold temperatures.

Etymology

Frosmoth comes from "frost" and "moth".

Its Japanese name, Mosuno, is pun on "moth" and "snow".

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