Essentials

Mothim

Mothim

Bug Flying

Abilities

Swarm

Strengthens Bug moves to inflict 1.5× damage at 1/3 max HP or less.

Hidden Ability

Tinted Lens

Doubles damage inflicted with not-very-effective moves.

Damage Taken

  • Bug ½
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 2
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting ¼
  • Fire 2
  • Flying 2
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass ¼
  • Ground 0
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 4
  • Steel 1
  • Water 1

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 4
National
414
Original Sinnoh
47 Diamond, Pearl
Extended Sinnoh
47 Platinum
Central Kalos
46 X, Y

Names

Japanese
ガーメイル (gaameiru)
Official roomaji
Garmeil
Korean
나메일
Chinese
紳士蛾
French
Papilord
German
Moterpel
Spanish
Mothim
Italian
Mothim

Breeding

Gender
always male Search:
Egg groups
  • Bug
Hatch counter
15 Search:
Steps to hatch
4080 / 2295

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
148 Search:
Effort points
  • 1 Attack
  • 1 Special Attack
Capture rate
45 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium Search:

Wild held items

Generation 4 5% Silver Powder Silver Powder
Generation 5 5% Silver Powder Silver Powder
Generation 6 5% Silver Powder Silver Powder

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Burmy Wormadam Level up, females only, starting at level 20
Mothim Level up, males only, starting at level 20

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
70
57.3 313 344
Attack
94
71.8 256 287
Defense
50
23.9 168 199
Special Attack
94
75.6 256 287
Special Defense
50
23.7 168 199
Speed
66
52.2 200 231
Total
424
47.2

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★★★✯☆
Power
★✯✯☆
Skill
★✯☆☆
Stamina
★☆
Jump
★★★★✯
Total
10/15/20

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
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.

Generation 6
X

It loves the honey of flowers and steals honey collected by Combee.

Y

It flutters around at night and steals honey from the Combee hive.

Sprites

Mothim Mothim Mothim Mothim

Miscellany

Species
Moth Search:
Color
Yellow Search:
Cry
Footprint
Mothim
Shape
Lepidopterous Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Mothim
9

2'11.4"
0.9 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Mothim
233

51.4 lb
23.3 kg

Locations

Pal Park

Area
Forest
Score
70
Rate
20

Moves

Bug and Flying moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Tackle Normal physical 35 50 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

10 10 10 10 10 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

15 15 15 15 Bug Bite Bug physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

20 20 20 20 20 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

23 23 23 23 23 Confusion Psychic special 25 50 100%

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

26 26 26 26 26 Gust Flying special 35 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Pokémon in the air.

29 29 29 29 29 Poison Powder Poison status 35 75%

Poisons the target.

32 32 32 32 32 Psybeam Psychic special 20 65 100%

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

35 35 35 35 35 Camouflage Normal status 20

User's type changes to match the terrain.

38 38 38 38 38 Silver Wind Bug special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

41 41 41 41 41 Air Slash Flying special 15 75 95%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

44 44 44 44 44 Psychic Psychic special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

47 47 47 47 47 Bug Buzz Bug special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

50 50 Quiver Dance Bug status 20

Raises the user's Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed by one stage each.

Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Air Cutter Flying special 25 60 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Bug Bite Bug physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Electroweb Electric special 15 55 95%

Lowers the target's Speed by one stage.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ominous Wind Ghost special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Signal Beam Bug special 15 75 100%

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Skill Swap Psychic status 10

User and target swap abilities.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 String Shot Bug status 40 95%

Lowers the target's Speed by one stage.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swift Normal special 20 60

Never misses.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Tailwind Flying status 15

For three turns, friendly Pokémon have doubled Speed.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Twister Dragon special 20 40 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
06 06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

09 09 Venoshock Poison special 10 65 100%

Inflicts double damage if the target is Poisoned.

10 10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

11 11 11 11 11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

15 15 15 15 15 Hyper Beam Normal special 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

17 17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

18 18 18 18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

19 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

19 19 19 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

20 20 20 20 20 Safeguard Normal status 25

Protects the user's field from major status ailments and confusion for five turns.

21 21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

22 22 22 22 22 Solar Beam Grass special 10 120 100%

Requires a turn to charge before attacking.

27 27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

29 29 29 29 29 Psychic Psychic special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

30 30 30 30 30 Shadow Ball Ghost special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

32 32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

40 40 40 40 40 Aerial Ace Flying physical 20 60

Never misses.

42 42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

44 44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 45 45 45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

46 46 46 46 46 Thief Dark physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

48 48 48 Skill Swap Psychic status 10

User and target swap abilities.

51 51 51 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

53 53 53 53 53 Energy Ball Grass special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

62 62 Acrobatics Flying physical 15 55 100%

Has double power if the user has no held item.

58 58 58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

62 62 62 Silver Wind Bug special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

68 68 68 68 68 Giga Impact Normal physical 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

70 70 70 70 70 Flash Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

76 76 Struggle Bug Bug special 20 50 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

77 77 77 77 77 Psych Up Normal status 10

Discards the user's stat changes and copies the target's.

83 Infestation Bug special 20 20 100%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

78 78 78 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

82 82 82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 83 83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

85 85 85 85 85 Dream Eater Psychic special 15 100 100%

Only works on sleeping Pokémon. Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

87 87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

89 89 89 89 89 U-turn Bug physical 20 70 100%

User must switch out after attacking.

90 90 90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

H5 H5 Defog Flying status 15

Lowers the target's evasion by one stage. Removes field effects from the enemy field.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

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