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)
047 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
045 (Legends: Arceus)

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
All forms
Bug
(Level 20, Male)
#414
Mothim
Bug · Flying
#412
Burmy
Plant Cloak
Bug
(Level 20, Female, in grass)
#413
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug · Grass
#412
Burmy
Sandy Cloak
Bug
(Level 20, Female, in caves)
#413
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug · Ground
#412
Burmy
Trash Cloak
Bug
(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.
Brilliant Diamond It loves the nectar of flowers and steals nectar collected by Combee.
Shining Pearl It does not keep a nest. It flies over fields and mountains in constant search of its much-beloved nectar.
Legends: Arceus Scatters steel-colored scales as it flaps its wings. Despite being observed feeding primarily on the nectar of flowers, Mothim is not often seen around flower gardens.

Moves learned by Mothim

Moves learnt by level up

Mothim learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl 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
20String ShotBugStatus 95
23ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
26GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
29Poison PowderPoisonStatus 75
32PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
35RoostFlyingStatus
38Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100
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 Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Quiver DanceBugStatus

Egg moves

Mothim does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Moves learnt by TM

Mothim is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Mothim learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100
6GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
11ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
18Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100
25Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
34PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
43Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100

Move Tutor moves

Mothim can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100
PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
RestPsychicStatus
Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
SwiftNormalSpecial 60

Mothim sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Mothim  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Mothim  sprite from Black & White Mothim  sprite from X & Y Mothim  sprite from Legends: Arceus
Shiny Mothim Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Mothim Shiny sprite from Black & White Mothim Shiny sprite from X & Y Mothim Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

Where to find Mothim

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Burmy (Plant Cloak)/Burmy (Sandy Cloak)/Burmy (Trash Cloak)
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Evolve Burmy (Plant Cloak)/Burmy (Sandy Cloak)/Burmy (Trash Cloak)
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
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Trade/migrate from another game
Legends: Arceus Grueling Grove, Aipom Hill, Ginkgo Landing, Spring Path, Veilstone Cape, Wayward Wood
Scarlet
Violet
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