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 0.9 m (2′11″)
Weight 23.3 kg (51.4 lbs)
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 50 (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

#412
Burmy
Bug
(Level 20, Male)
#414
Mothim
Bug · Flying
#412
Burmy
Bug
(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 BiteBugPhysical 60 100
1ProtectNormalStatus
1Quiver DanceBugStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
10ProtectNormalStatus
15Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
20Hidden PowerNormalSpecial 60 100
23ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
26GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
29Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
32PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
35CamouflageNormalStatus
38Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100
41Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
44PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
47LungeBugPhysical 80 100
50Bug BuzzBugSpecial 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 DanceBugStatus

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 BiteBugPhysical 60 100
DefogFlyingStatus
ElectrowebElectricSpecial 55 95
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
Skill SwapPsychicStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TailwindFlyingStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBugStatus 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
1ProtectNormalStatus
1Quiver DanceBugStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
10ProtectNormalStatus
15Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
20Hidden PowerNormalSpecial 60 100
23ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
26GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
29Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
32PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
35CamouflageNormalStatus
38Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100
41Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
44PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
47LungeBugPhysical 80 100
50Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Quiver DanceBugStatus

Egg moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

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 Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
String ShotBugStatus 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM

Mothim sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

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

Name origin

moth
a species of insect
him
referring to a male