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Orthworm (Japanese: ミミズズ, HepburnMimizuzu) is a Steel-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

Biology[]

Physiology[]

Orthworm is a long worm-like pokemon that appears very robotic. It resembles an earth worm, but with a body made of metal instead of flesh. Unlike the Earth Worms that this pokemon is based after, it possesses a set of blue, digital eyes and tendrils down the side of its body which can extend and be used as a weapon.

Behavior[]

When threatened, Orthworm uses its tendrils to punch its opponents. Orthworm lives in dry deserts, and eats iron from the soil to maintain its body. It is sometimes seen buried in the ground, with only its head visible.

Natural abilities[]

Orthworm is the only known Pokémon that can have Earth Eater as an Ability.

Evolution[]

Orthworm does not evolve.

Game Info[]

Locations[]

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity

Pokédex entries[]

  • Scarlet

    When attacked, this Pokémon will wield the tendrils on its body like fists and pelt the opponent with a storm of punches.

  • Violet

    This Pokémon lives in arid deserts. It maintains its metal body by consuming iron from the soil.


Stats[]

Stats
HP
70
Attack
85
Defense
145
Sp. Atk
60
Sp. Def
55
Speed
65
Total
480

Learnset[]

Leveling[]

Generation IX
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Tackle Type Normal Physical 40 100% 35
1 Wrap Type Normal Physical 15 90% 20
1 Harden Type Normal Status - -% 30
7 Mud-Slap Type Ground Special 20 100% 10
12 Smack Down Type Rock Physical 50 100% 15
16 Bulldoze Type Ground Physical 60 100% 20
21 Iron Head Type Steel Physical 80 100% 15
26 Take Down Type Normal Physical 90 85% 20
30 Dig Type Ground Physical 80 100% 10
34 Sandstorm Type Rock Status - -% 10
38 Iron Defense Type Steel Status - -% 15
43 Iron Tail Type Steel Physical 100 75% 15
47 Earthquake Type Ground Physical 100 100% 10
52 Shed Tail Type Normal Status - -% 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.

TM[]

Generation IX
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM001 Take Down Type Normal Physical 90 85% 20
TM005 Mud-Slap Type Ground Special 20 100% 10
TM007 Protect Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM025 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM028 Bulldoze Type Ground Physical 60 100% 20
TM035 Mud Shot Type Ground Special 55 95% 15
TM036 Rock Tomb Type Rock Physical 60 95% 15
TM047 Endure Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM051 Sandstorm Type Rock Status - -% 10
TM055 Dig Type Ground Physical 80 100% 10
TM066 Body Slam Type Normal Physical 85 100% 15
TM070 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM076 Rock Blast Type Rock Physical 25 90% 10
TM084 Stomping Tantrum Type Ground Physical 75 100% 10
TM085 Rest Type Psychic Status - -% 5
TM086 Rock Slide Type Rock Physical 75 90% 10
TM090 Spikes Type Ground Status - -% 20
TM093 Flash Cannon Type Steel Special 80 100% 10
TM099 Iron Head Type Steel Physical 80 100% 15
TM103 Substitute Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM104 Iron Defense Type Steel Status - -% 15
TM116 Stealth Rock Type Rock Status - -% 20
TM121 Heavy Slam Type Steel Physical - 100% 10
TM130 Helping Hand Type Normal Status - -% 20
TM133 Earth Power Type Ground Special 90 100% 10
TM149 Earthquake Type Ground Physical 100 100% 10
TM152 Giga Impact Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM163 Hyper Beam Type Normal Special 150 90% 5
TM170 Steel Beam Type Steel Special 140 95% 5
TM171 Tera Blast Type Normal 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.

Breeding[]

Generation IX
Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Coil Type Poison Status - -% 20
Parent Candidates:
Curse Type Ghost Status - -% 10
Parent Candidates:
Metal Burst Type Steel Physical - 100% 10
Parent Candidates:
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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via TM.

Tutoring[]

Generation IX
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
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.

Sprites[]

    Trivia[]

    • Despite the fist like design of its tendrils, Orthworm is unable to learn any punching moves.

    Origin[]

    Orthworm's design is a combination of a worm and a subway train. Its tendrils may be derived from the pronounced parapodia of polychaetes, relatives of earthworms.

    The Titan Orthworm may possibly take some inspiration from giant earthworms, the Mongolian death worm and giant sandworms, a common archetype of monster popularized through works like Dune and Beetlejuice, and the Alaskan Bull Worm from SpongeBob SquarePants.

    Etymology[]

    Orthworm's name is based off of Ore and Earthworm.

    Gallery[]

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