Mothim

Official artwork of MothimBug Flying Shiny Pokémon icon

Mothim has a Max CP of 2052 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Rain and Windy weather, and it was originally found in the Sinnoh region. Shiny Mothim is available in Pokémon GO.

Mothim is a Bug and Flying-type Pokémon. Mothim is weak to Rock, Electric, Fire, Flying, and Ice-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Bug, Fighting, Grass, and Ground-type moves.

Stats

Max CP2052 CP
Attack185 ATK
Defense98 DEF
Stamina172 STA
Weather Boost
  • rainRain
  • windyWindy
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedMothim can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance1 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#414
Height0.9 m
Weight23.3 kg
RegionSinnoh Generation 4
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
5 Candy
300 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
25 Candy
10000 Candy

Mothim type chart

Takes increased damage
RockRock256.0%
ElectricElectric160.0%
FireFire160.0%
FlyingFlying160.0%
IceIce160.0%
Takes decreased damage
GroundGround24.4%
FightingFighting39.1%
GrassGrass39.1%
BugBug62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Mothim's best moves and move sets

Moves

Mothim's best Pokémon GO moveset is Bug Bite and Bug Buzz, with 12.65 DPS (damage per second) and 185.5 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Rain weather.

Best Mothim moves
DPS12.65
TDO185.49
Score15.2
Weather Boost
  • rain
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Mothim with its best moveset, we recommend to use Air Slash/Bug Buzz. You will lose around 5.7% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Mothim's strongest moveset (Bug Bite/Bug Buzz).

Mothim moves comparison

The following chart shows Mothim's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Mothim's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.BugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 12.65185.515.2
      2.FlyingAir Slash BugBug Buzz 11.93174.914.4
      3.BugBug Bite FlyingAerial Ace 11.42167.513.7
      4.FlyingAir Slash FlyingAerial Ace 10.90159.813.1
      5.BugBug Bite PsychicPsybeam 9.54139.811.5
      6.FlyingAir Slash PsychicPsybeam 9.20134.811.1

      Fast Attacks

      • BugBug Bite5Damage6Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Bug Bite
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • PsychicPsychic
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • GhostGhost
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage5
        Energy6
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration0.5s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage3
        Energy3

        Effects
        Bug Bite has no special effects.
        See Bug Bite details page ↗
      • FlyingAir Slash14Damage10Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Air Slash
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage14
        Energy10
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration1.2s
        Damage window1.0s - 1.2s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage9
        Energy9

        Effects
        Air Slash has no special effects.
        See Air Slash details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • PsychicPsybeam70Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Psybeam
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • PoisonPoison
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 39.1%
          • DarkDark
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration3.2s
        Damage window1.3s - 2.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage70
        Energy60

        Effects
        Psybeam has no special effects.
        See Psybeam details page ↗
      • FlyingAerial Ace55Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Aerial Ace
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage55
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration2.4s
        Damage window1.9s - 2.2s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage55
        Energy40

        Effects
        Aerial Ace has no special effects.
        See Aerial Ace details page ↗
      • BugBug Buzz100Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Bug Buzz
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • PsychicPsychic
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • GhostGhost
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage100
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration3.7s
        Damage window2.0s - 3.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage100
        Energy60

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Bug Buzz has a 30.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Bug Buzz details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Mothim has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Mothim Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Mothim's Max CP is at Level 50. Mothim Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP2052 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch731 CP - 778 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs975 CP - 1037 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids975 CP - 1037 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • rainRain
      • windyWindy
      1219 CP - 1297 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Mothim Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Mothim Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      125 CP280 CP3135 CP
      4190 CP5244 CP6299 CP
      7354 CP8409 CP9464 CP
      10518 CP11570 CP12622 CP
      13674 CP14726 CP15778 CP
      16830 CP17881 CP18933 CP
      19985 CP201037 CP211089 CP
      221141 CP231193 CP241245 CP
      251297 CP261348 CP271400 CP
      281452 CP291504 CP301556 CP
      311582 CP321608 CP331634 CP
      341660 CP351686 CP361712 CP
      371738 CP381763 CP391789 CP
      401815 CP411838 CP421862 CP
      431885 CP441908 CP451932 CP
      461956 CP471980 CP482004 CP
      492028 CP502052 CP

      Mothim evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Thumbnail image of BurmyBurmy
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      • Male required
      Thumbnail image of MothimMothim
      Thumbnail image of Burmy (Plant Cloak)Burmy (Plant Cloak)
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      • Male required
      Thumbnail image of MothimMothim
      Thumbnail image of Burmy (Sandy Cloak)Burmy (Sandy Cloak)
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      • Male required
      Thumbnail image of MothimMothim
      Thumbnail image of Burmy (Trash Cloak)Burmy (Trash Cloak)
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      • Male required
      Thumbnail image of MothimMothim
      • Burmy evolves into Mothim which costs 50 Candy. Only Male Burmy can evolve into Mothim.
      • Burmy (Plant Cloak) evolves into Mothim which costs 50 Candy. Only Male Burmy (Plant Cloak) can evolve into Mothim.
      • Burmy (Sandy Cloak) evolves into Mothim which costs 50 Candy. Only Male Burmy (Sandy Cloak) can evolve into Mothim.
      • Burmy (Trash Cloak) evolves into Mothim which costs 50 Candy. Only Male Burmy (Trash Cloak) can evolve into Mothim.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Mothim

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      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Mothim's Bug and Flying-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Mothim.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega Beedrill
      BugPoison
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega Pidgeot
      NormalFlying
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega Pinsir
      BugFlying
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega Aerodactyl
      RockFlying
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega Scizor
      BugSteel
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega Salamence
      DragonFlying
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega Rayquaza
      DragonFlying
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Mothim Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Mothim in Pokémon GO is 24.03%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 50.38% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 65.04%.

      CogConfigure
                NormalNiceGreatExcellent
                No Berry
                -24.03%27.09%33.78%39.85%
                Curve37.32%41.56%50.38%57.86%
                Razz BerryRazz Berry
                -33.78%37.75%46.11%53.35%
                Curve50.38%55.33%65.04%72.65%
                Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
                - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
                Curve56.87%61.98%71.67%78.89%
                Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
                - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
                Curve68.90%73.89%82.65%88.47%
                InfoMore information

                Catch probability with multiple throws

                In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Mothim, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

                To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

                Catch rate formula

                Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

                • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
                • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

                There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

                Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

                Catch rate multipliers

                The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

                MultiplierAmount
                Razz Berry1.5
                Silver Pinap Berry1.8
                Golden Razz Berry2.5
                Curveball1.7
                Nice Throw1.15
                Great Throw1.5
                Excellent Throw1.85
                PokéBall1.0
                Premier Ball1.0
                Great Ball1.5
                Ultra Ball2.0
                Bronze medal1.1
                Silver medal1.2
                Gold medal1.3

                List of Mothim costumes

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                A list of Mothim costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Mothim high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

                A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Mothim. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

                Mothim Pokédex entries

                Sinnoh
                VersionsPokédex entry
                DiamondIt loves the honey of flowers and steals honey collected by COMBEE.
                PearlIt does not keep a nest. It flies over fields and mountains in constant search of floral honey.
                PlatinumWhile it loves floral honey, it won’t gather any itself. Instead, it plots to steal some from COMBEE.
                HeartGold, SoulSilverIt flutters around at night and steals honey from the COMBEE hive.
                Black, White, Black 2, White 2While it loves floral honey, it won’t gather any itself. Instead, it plots to steal some from Combee.
                X, Omega RubyIt loves the honey of flowers and steals honey collected by Combee.
                Y, Alpha SapphireIt flutters around at night and steals honey from the Combee hive.
                Legends: ArceusScatters 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.