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

Wurmple evolves into either Silcoon or Cascoon depending on its personality starting at level 7.

Biology

Physiology

Wurmple is a small and larval caterpillar-like Pokémon. The top part of its long body is bright scarlet red, while its segmented underbelly is cream-colored. It has ten stubby white legs. It has many spines all over its body, including a long red spine atop its head, a yellow spike on its forehead, and two yellow spines protruding from its rear. With the spikes on its tail, Wurmple takes away tree bark to get sap. It has large yellow eyes with black pupils.

Characteristics

Wurmple are known to be easy prey for bird Pokémon such as Starly, Taillow and Swellow.

Game data

Pokédex entries

  • 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.

  • FireRed

    It lives amidst tall grass and in forests. When attacked, it resists by pointing its venomous spikes at the foe.

  • LeafGreen

    It lives amidst tall grass and in forests. When attacked, it resists by pointing its venomous spikes at the foe.

  • 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.

  • 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

    It lives among the tall grass and in forests. It repels attacks by raising up the spikes on its rear.

  • Black

    Often targeted by bird Pokémon, it desperately resists by releasing poison from its tail spikes.

  • White

    Often targeted by bird Pokémon, it desperately resists by releasing poison from its tail spikes.

  • Black 2

    Often targeted by bird Pokémon, it desperately resists by releasing poison from its tail spikes.

  • White 2

    Often targeted by bird Pokémon, it desperately resists by releasing poison from its tail spikes.

  • 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.


Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Routes 101, 102, 104, Petalburg Woods Common
Emerald Routes 101, 102, 104, Petalburg Woods Common
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Eterna Forest, Honey trees Common
Platinum Routes 204, 205, Eterna Forest, Honey trees Common
HeartGold/SoulSilver Headbutt Trees, Bug-Catching Contest (after obtaining National Pokédex) Unknown
Black/White White Forest (White only) Common


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 7
Secret Storage 16
Endless Level 12
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Joyous Tower (1F-2F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F)
Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F)
Midnight Forest (B1F-B21F)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle


Stats

Base Stats
HP
45
Atk
45
Def
35
Sp. Atk
20
Sp. Def
30
Speed
20
Total
195


Type effectiveness

Damage taken Types
×0
None
¼
None
½
Type Fighting Type Grass Type Ground
×2
Type Fire Type Flying Type Rock
×4
None
Note: If a type is not listed, it means it does normal damage to the Pokémon.


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Tackle Type Normal Physical 40 100% 35
1 String Shot Type Bug Status 95% 40
5 Poison Sting Type Poison Physical 15 100% 35
15 Bug Bite Type Bug Physical 60 100% 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 tutoring

Generation VII
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
USUM Bug Bite Type Bug Physical 60 100% 20
USUM Electroweb Type Electric Special 55 95% 15
USUM Snore Type Normal Special 50 100% 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 leveling up

Generation VI
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Tackle Type Normal Physical 50 100% 35
1 String Shot Type Bug Status 95% 40
5 Poison Sting Type Poison Physical 15 100% 35
15 Bug Bite Type Bug Physical 60 100% 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 tutoring

Generation VI
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
ORAS Bug Bite Type Bug Physical 60 100% 20
ORAS Electroweb Type Electric Special 55 95% 15
ORAS Snore Type Normal Special 50 100% 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 leveling up

Generation V
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Tackle Type Normal Physical 50 100% 35
1 String Shot Type Bug Status 95% 40
5 Poison Sting Type Poison Physical 15 100% 35
15 Bug Bite Type Bug Physical 60 100% 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 tutoring

Generation V
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
B2W2 Bug Bite Type Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B2W2 Electroweb Type Electric Special 55 95% 15
B2W2 Snore Type Normal Special 40 100% 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 leveling up

Generation IV
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Tackle Type Normal Physical 35 95% 35
1 String Shot Type Bug Status 95% 40
5 Poison Sting Type Poison Physical 15 100% 35
15PtHGSS Bug Bite Type Bug Physical 60 100% 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 tutoring

Generation IV
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
HGSS Bug Bite Type Bug Physical 60 100% 20
Pt / HGSS Snore Type Normal Special 40 100% 15
HGSS String Shot Type Bug Status 95% 40
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 leveling up

Generation III
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Tackle Type Normal Physical 35 95% 35
1 String Shot Type Bug Status 95% 40
5 Poison Sting Type Poison Physical 15 100% 35
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

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 265 front E 265 front RS 265 front Wurmple Back GenIII
Wurmple Shiny GenIII Wurmple Shiny E Wurmple Shiny GenIII Wurmple Back Shiny GenIII
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 265 front Pt 265 front Pt 265 front Wurmple Back GenIV
Wurmple Shiny DP Wurmple Shiny Platinum HGSS Wurmple Shiny Platinum HGSS Wurmple Back Shiny GenIV
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Wurmple BW Wurmple BW Wurmple Back BW
Wurmple Shiny BW Wurmple Shiny BW Wurmple Back Shiny BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Wurmple XY Wurmple XY Wurmple Back XY
Wurmple Shiny XY Wurmple Shiny XY Wurmple Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Both May and Jessie owned Wurmple that evolved into Beautifly and Dustox, respectively.

Trivia

  • In Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, wild Wurmple can be found either holding a Bright Powder or a Pecha Berry. Wild Wurmple caught holding a Pecha Berry will evolve into Cascoon, while Wurmple caught holding a Bright Powder will evolve into Silcoon. This appears to help identify which "-coon" Wurmple might evolve into.
  • Wurmple, along with Caterpie and Weedle take the least amount of levels to evolve, with 7.

Origin

Wurmple is based on a caterpillar.

Etymology

Wurmple's name is likely a combination of the words "worm" and "rumple" (as its skin is rumpled and spiny).

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See also

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