Venomoth

Venomoth is a Bug/Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Poison Moth Pokémon.

Venomoth artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 049
Type Bug Poison
Species Poison Moth Pokémon
Height 4′11″ (1.5 m)
Weight 27.6 lbs (12.5 kg)
Abilities Shield Dust
Tinted Lens
Wonder Skin (hidden ability)
Local № 049 (Red/Blue)
109 (Gold/Silver)
049 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
110 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
Japanese Morufon

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack, 1 Speed
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 138
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 90
166 306
Sp. Def 75
139 273
Speed 90
166 306
Total 450 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 Venomoth.

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
The dust-like scales covering its wings are color coded to indicate the kinds of poison it has.
Yellow The powdery scales on its wings are hard to remove. They also contain poison that leaks out on contact.
Gold When it attacks, it flaps its large wings violently to scatter its poisonous powder all around.
Silver The powder on its wings is poisonous if it is dark in color. If it is light, it causes paralysis.
Crystal The scales it scatters will paralyze anyone who touches them, making that person unable to stand.
Ruby
Sapphire
VENOMOTH is nocturnal - it is a POKéMON that only becomes active at night. Its favorite prey are small insects that gather around streetlights, attracted by the light in the darkness.
FireRed The wings are covered with dustlike scales. Every time it flaps its wings, it looses highly toxic dust.
LeafGreen The dustlike scales covering its wings are color-coded to indicate the kinds of poison it has.
Emerald VENOMOTH are nocturnal--they only are active at night. Their favorite prey are insects that gather around streetlights, attracted by the light in the darkness.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It flutters its wings to scatter dustlike scales. The scales leach toxins if they contact skin.
HeartGold When it attacks, it flaps its large wings violently to scatter its poisonous powder all around.
SoulSilver The powder on its wings is poisonous if it is dark in hue. If it is light in hue, it causes paralysis.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It flutters its wings to scatter dustlike scales. The scales leach toxins if they contact skin.
X The scales it scatters will paralyze anyone who touches them, making that person unable to stand.
Y The wings are covered with dustlike scales. Every time it flaps its wings, it looses highly toxic dust.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Venomoth is nocturnal—it is a Pokémon that only becomes active at night. Its favorite prey are small insects that gather around streetlights, attracted by the light in the darkness.

Evolution chart

(Level 31)

Name origin

venom
poison
moth
a species of insect

Moves learned by Venomoth

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Bug BuzzBug 90 100
1DisableNormal 100
1ForesightNormal
1GustFlying 40 100
1Quiver DanceBug
1Silver WindBug 60 100
1SupersonicNormal 55
1TackleNormal 40 100
5SupersonicNormal 55
11ConfusionPsychic 50 100
13Poison PowderPoison 75
17PsybeamPsychic 65 100
23Stun SporeGrass 75
25Signal BeamBug 75 100
29Sleep PowderGrass 75
37Leech LifeBug 80 100
41Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
47Poison FangPoison 50 100
55PsychicPsychic 90 100
59Bug BuzzBug 90 100
63Quiver DanceBug

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
GustFlying 40 100

Egg moves

Venomoth learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Venomoth egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
Baton PassNormal
Bug BiteBug 60 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Morning SunNormal
Rage PowderBug
ScreechNormal 85
Secret PowerNormal 70 100
Signal BeamBug 75 100
Skill SwapPsychic
Toxic SpikesPoison

Move Tutor moves

Venomoth 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
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Signal BeamBug 75 100
Skill SwapPsychic
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Venomoth 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
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
28Leech LifeBug 80 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
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
83InfestationBug 20 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Venomoth 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Mega DrainGrass 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
PsywavePsychic 80 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
TeleportPsychic Generation 1 — TM
WhirlwindNormal Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Sweet ScentNormal Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 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
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Bug BuzzBug 90 100
1DisableNormal 100
1ForesightNormal
1GustFlying 40 100
1Quiver DanceBug
1Silver WindBug 60 100
1SupersonicNormal 55
1TackleNormal 40 100
5SupersonicNormal 55
11ConfusionPsychic 50 100
13Poison PowderPoison 75
17PsybeamPsychic 65 100
23Stun SporeGrass 75
25Signal BeamBug 75 100
29Sleep PowderGrass 75
37Leech LifeBug 80 100
41Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
47Poison FangPoison 50 100
55PsychicPsychic 90 100
59Bug BuzzBug 90 100
63Quiver DanceBug

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
GustFlying 40 100

Egg moves

Venomoth learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Venomoth egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
Baton PassNormal
Bug BiteBug 60 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Morning SunNormal
Rage PowderBug
ScreechNormal 85
Secret PowerNormal 70 100
Signal BeamBug 75 100
Skill SwapPsychic
Toxic SpikesPoison

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
28Leech LifeBug 80 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
32Double TeamNormal
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
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
83InfestationBug 20 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Venomoth 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Mega DrainGrass 40 100 Generation 1 — TM
PsywavePsychic 80 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Razor WindNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
TeleportPsychic Generation 1 — TM
WhirlwindNormal Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Sweet ScentNormal Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 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
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM

Venomoth sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Venomoth  sprite from Red & Blue Venomoth  sprite from Silver Venomoth  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Venomoth  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Venomoth  sprite from Black & White Venomoth  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Venomoth Shiny sprite from Silver Venomoth Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Venomoth Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Venomoth Shiny sprite from Black & White Venomoth Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Venomoth

Red
Blue
Cerulean Cave, Safari Zone, Victory Road
Yellow Route 14, 15, Cerulean Cave
Gold
Silver
Route 24, 25
Crystal Route 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 43
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Berry Forest, Safari Zone
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 229
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 24, 25
Black
White
Dreamyard
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Spots
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game