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How to Catch Mothim in Pokémon GO – Guide

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The wonderful thing about collecting Pokémon in Pokémon GO is the way they introduce and implement each of the Pokémon’s unique traits and characteristics. Especially, the way we get and catch them, as well as how we evolve them. Mothim is one of those cases, and today we will learn quite a bit about it. Here is how to catch Mothim in Pokémon GO.

How to Catch Mothim in Pokémon GO

Introduced in Generation 4, from the Sinnoh region, Mothim is a Bug, Flying-type Pokémon. The Pokédex describes Mothim as follows: “It flutters around at night and steals honey from the Combee hive”. Mothim, alongside all the variations of its pre-evolution, Burmy, were introduced in May 2019. It has quite an assortment of attacks that you can find in the table below.

Mothim Moveset

Fast AttacksDamage (DPS)Charged AttacksDamage (DPS)
Air Slash14 (12)Aerial Ace55 (23)
Bug Bite5 (10)Bug Buzz100 (27)
Psybeam70 (22)

Mothim Evolution Rules

The only way to get Mothim is through Evolution, so that means that you will have to catch some wild Burmies. But it is much more complicated than that. You see, there are a total of three types of Burmy Pokémon: the Plant Cloak form (green), the Sandy Cloak form (yellow), and the Trash Cloak form (pink). The only way you will evolve each of them into a Mothim is if the Burmy is male, otherwise, each of them will evolve into a Wormadam, with their specific form and color from their times as Burmies. Once you have a male Burmy, feed it 50 Burmy candies and it will evolve into a Mothim.

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And that’s it! You will only have to learn a little bit of Pokémon genetics and gather some candy and you will be good to go. You will have this flying moth of a Pokémon in no time. Just keep looking for Burmies in the wild and you will find all the candy you want and ever will need.

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