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Type(s)
Bug  
Species Worm Pokémon
Abilities Shield Dust
Run Away (DW)
Pokédex
Linoone ← 265 → Silcoon
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 014 Sinnoh 048
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Silcoon or Cascoon
Wurmple
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ケムッソ Kemusso
265Wurmple
Generation III
Evolutionary Line
265266267268269
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
7.9 lbs. 3.6 kg 1'00" 0.3 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Red Bug
Body Style Footprint
Body02
F265
Cry

Wurmple (Japanese: ケムッソ Kemusso) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

Biology

Physiology

Wurmple is a small larval caterpillar-like Pokémon. The top part of its long body is bright scarlet red, while its segmented underbelly is cream-colored. It has ten stubby white legs. It has many spines all over its body, including a long red spine atop its head, a yellow spike on its forhead, and two yellow spines protruding from its rear. It has large yellow eyes with black pupils.

Evolution

Wurmple evolves into either Silcoon or Cascoon once it reaches level 7. depending on its personality value (example: a Wurmple with a bashful nature will evolve into Cascoon).

Game info

Statistics

Pokédex entries

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.
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.
FireRed
It lives amidst tall grass and in forests. When attacked, it resists by pointing its venomous spikes at the foe.
LeafGreen
It lives amidst tall grass and in forests. When attacked, it resists by pointing its venomous spikes at the foe.
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
It lives among the tall grass and in forests. It repels attacks by raising up the spikes on its rear.
SoulSilver
It lives among the tall grass and in forests. It repels attacks by raising up the spikes on its rear.
Black
Often targeted by bird Pokémon, it desperately resists by releasing poison from its tail spikes.
White
Often targeted by bird Pokémon, it desperately resists by releasing poison from its tail spikes.
Black 2
Often targeted by bird Pokémon, it desperately resists by releasing poison from its tail spikes.
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.


Locations

Wurmple Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Ruby/ Sapphire Routes 101, 102, 104, Petalburg Woods Common
Emerald Routes 101, 102, 104, Petalburg Woods Common
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/ Pearl Eterna Forest, Honey trees Common
Platinum Routes 204, 205, Eterna Forest, Honey trees Common
HeartGold/SoulSilver Headbutt Trees, Bug-Catching Contest (after obtaining National Pokédex) Unknown
Black/White White Forest (White only) Common


Side game locations

Wurmple Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 7
Secret Storage 16
Endless Level 12
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Joyous Tower (1F-2F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F)
Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F)
Midnight Forest (B1F-B21F)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status
5 Poison Sting 15 100% 35 Poison Physical
15 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring

Tutor
Game Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
D P Pt HG SS Snore 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Wurmple GenIII Wurmple E Wurmple GenIII Wurmple Back GenIII
Wurmple Shiny GenIII Wurmple Shiny E Wurmple Shiny GenIII Wurmple Back Shiny GenIII
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Wurmple(DP)sprite Wurmple(DPP)Sprite Wurmple(DPP)Sprite Wurmple Back GenIV
Wurmple Shiny DP Wurmple Shiny Platinum HGSS Wurmple Shiny Platinum HGSS Wurmple Back Shiny GenIV
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Wurmple BW Wurmple Back BW
Wurmple Shiny BW Wurmple Back Shiny BW
X Y Back
Wurmple XY Wurmple Back XY
Wurmple Shiny XY Wurmple Back Shiny XY


Appearances

In the anime

Both May and Jessie owned Wurmple that evolved into Beautifly and Dustox respectively.

Trivia

Origin

Wurmple is based on a caterpillar.

Etymology

Wurmple's name is likely a combination of the words "worm" and "rumple" (as its skin is rumpled and spiny).

Gallery

Sources

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