Mothim (Japanese: ガーメイル Gaameiru) is a Bug/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

Biology

Physiology

Mothim is based off of a moth. He has yellow wings with orange on the outer and inner tips. His antennae are white, with orange on top. His eyes are orange. His base body is black, with an orange stripe, and white legs.

Special abilities

Mothim has the Abilities Swarm and Tinted Lens. He also can be used in Sky Battles. Swarm raises the power of Bug type moves when Mothim's HP is low. Tinted Lens doubles the power of a not very effective move, e.g. if Mothim used Bug Buzz on Jigglypuff.

Evolution

Mothim evolves from any Male Burmy. Burmy evolves into Mothim at level 20.

Game Info

Pokédex Entries

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond and Pearl Evolve Burmy None
Platinum Evolve Burmy None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Evolve Burmy None
Black and White Trade None
X and Y Evolve Burmy None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Transfer None


Side Game Locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Oil Field Hideout
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest


Stats

Mothim's Stats
HP
70
Attack
94
Defense
50
Sp. Atk
94
Sp. Def
50
Speed
66
Total
424

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Quiver Dance —% 20 Bug Status
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
1 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Evo Quiver Dance —% 20 Bug Status
10 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
15 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
20 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
23 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
26 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special
29 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status
32 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special
35 Camouflage —% 20 Normal Status
38 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special
41 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special
44 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
47 Lunge 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
50 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
10 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
15 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
20 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
23 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
26 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special Clever 2 3 ♥
29 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
32 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
35 Camouflage —% 20 Normal Status Clever 1 0 ♥
38 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
41 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special Cool 1 4 ♥
44 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
47 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
50 Quiver Dance —% 20 Bug Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
10 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
15 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
20 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
23 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
26 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special
29 PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison Status
32 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special
35 Camouflage —% 20 Normal Status
38 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special
41 Air Slash 75 95% 20 Flying Special
44 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
47 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special
50 Quiver Dance —% 20 Bug Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
10 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
15HGSSPt Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Tough 0
20 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
23 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special Smart 3
26 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special Smart 3
29 PoisonPowder 75% 35 Poison Status Smart 2
32 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special Beauty 2
35 Camouflage —% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
38 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special Beauty 2
41 Air Slash 75 95% 20 Flying Special Cool 2
44 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Smart 2
47 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special Cute 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Cute 2 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special Cute 3 0 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM76 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Smart 1
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 1
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Smart 2
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM48 Skill Swap —% 10 Psychic Status Smart 0
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Cool 0
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM62 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special Beauty 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Smart 1
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Mothim learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite USUM 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Electroweb USUM 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Skill Swap USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bug Bite ORAS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
Electroweb ORAS 55 95% 15 Electric Special Beautiful 2 1 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Skill Swap ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Cool 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite B2W2 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Electroweb B2W2 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Roost B2W2 —% 10 Flying Status
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Skill Swap B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind B2W2 —% 30 Flying Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Air Cutter HGSSPt 55 95% 25 Flying Special Cool 3
Bug Bite HGSS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Tough 0
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beauty 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
String Shot HGSS 95% 40 Bug Status Smart 2
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Tailwind HGSS —% 30 Flying Status Smart 2
Twister HGSSPt 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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Appearances

Anime

Mothim first appeared in the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl episode, Some Enchanted Sweetening!. He evolved from Cheryl's Burmy and was used to search for the sacred honey.

Trainers with a Mothim

Origin

His name comes from a combination of the words "Moth" and "Him" - meaning male.

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See also

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