Wurmple

Wurmple is a Bug type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Worm Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 265
Type Bug
Species Worm Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 3.6 kg (7.9 lbs)
Abilities 1. Shield Dust
Run Away (hidden ability)
Local № 014 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
048 (Diamond/Pearl)
048 (Platinum)
014 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
048 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
018 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 56
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 45
85 207
Defense 35
67 185
Sp. Atk 20
40 152
Sp. Def 30
58 174
Speed 20
40 152
Total 195 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 Wurmple.

Evolution chart

(Level 7, random based on personality) (Level 10)
(Level 7, random based on personality) (Level 10)
#269
Dustox
Bug · Poison

Wurmple changes

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
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
SoulSilver
It lives among the tall grass and in forests. It repels attacks by raising up the spikes on its rear.
Black
White
Black 2
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.
Brilliant Diamond It loves to eat leaves. If it is attacked by a Starly, it will defend itself with its spiked rear.
Shining Pearl It spits a white silk thread that turns sticky when coming into contact with air. The silk is used to immobilize foes.
Legends: Arceus Likes sap and is abundant in the wild. Why it evolves into various different forms is unknown. One cannot tell from a Wurmple’s appearance which form it will take when it evolves.

Moves learned by Wurmple

Moves learnt by level up

Wurmple learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1String ShotBugStatus 95
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
15Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100

Egg moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

Wurmple cannot be taught any TM moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Poison StingPoisonPhysical 15 100
6TackleNormalPhysical 40 100

Wurmple sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Wurmple  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Wurmple  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Wurmple  sprite from Black & White Wurmple  sprite from X & Y Wurmple  sprite from Legends: Arceus
Shiny Wurmple Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Wurmple Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Wurmple Shiny sprite from Black & White Wurmple Shiny sprite from X & Y Wurmple Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

Where to find Wurmple

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 101, 102, 104, Petalburg Woods
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 101, 102, 104, Petalburg Woods
Diamond
Pearl
Route 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks
Platinum Route 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 1, 2, 3, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, Fuchsia City, National Park, Pallet Town, Pewter City, Viridian City
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White White Forest
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 101, 102, 104, Petalburg Woods
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
Eterna Forest, Grassland Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Sunlit Cavern
Legends: Arceus Horseshoe Plains, The Heartwood, Floaro Gardens

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Wurmple
Japanese ケムッソ (Kemusso)
German Waumpel
French Chenipotte

Name origin

worm
long, thin invertebrate creature
apple
a fruit, often eaten by worms