Mothim

Mothim is a Bug/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Moth Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 414
Type Bug Flying
Species Moth Pokémon
Height 2′11″ (0.9 m)
Weight 51.4 lbs (23.3 kg)
Abilities 1. Swarm
Tinted Lens (hidden ability)
Local № 047 (Diamond/Pearl)
047 (Platinum)
046 (X/Y — Central Kalos)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack, 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 148
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 100% male, 0% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 94
173 315
Defense 50
94 218
Sp. Atk 94
173 315
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 66
123 254
Total 424 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Mothim.

Evolution chart

(Level 20, Male)
(Level 20, Female, in grass)
#413
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug · Grass
(Level 20, Female, in caves)
#413
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug · Ground
(Level 20, Female, in buildings)
#413
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug · Steel

Mothim changes

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
SoulSilver
It flutters around at night and steals honey from the COMBEE hive.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
While it loves floral honey, it won’t gather any itself. Instead, it plots to steal some from Combee.
X
Omega Ruby
It loves the honey of flowers and steals honey collected by Combee.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It flutters around at night and steals honey from the Combee hive.

Moves learned by Mothim

Moves learnt by level up

Mothim learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Bug BiteBug 60 100
1ProtectNormal
1Quiver DanceBug
1TackleNormal 40 100
10ProtectNormal
15Bug BiteBug 60 100
20Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
23ConfusionPsychic 50 100
26GustFlying 40 100
29Poison PowderPoison 75
32PsybeamPsychic 65 100
35CamouflageNormal
38Silver WindBug 60 100
41Air SlashFlying 75 95
44PsychicPsychic 90 100
47LungeBug 80 100
50Bug BuzzBug 90 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Mothim learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Quiver DanceBug

Egg moves

Mothim does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Mothim can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
DefogFlying
ElectrowebElectric 55 95
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Signal BeamBug 75 100
Skill SwapPsychic
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying

Moves learnt by TM

Mothim is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
77Psych UpNormal
83InfestationBug 20 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Mothim can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBug 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Mothim does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Mothim does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Mothim sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Mothim  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Mothim  sprite from Black & White Mothim  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Mothim Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Mothim Shiny sprite from Black & White Mothim Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Mothim

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Burmy
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Evolve Burmy
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Mothim
Japanese ガーメイル (Gamale)
German Moterpel
French Papilord

Name origin

moth
a species of insect
him
referring to a male