#412 Burmy
Burmy's artwork for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
Category Bagworm Pokémon
Original Region Sinnoh
National Dex Nr. #412
Sinnoh Dex Nr. #045
Generation 4
Pokémon Color Gray
First Appearance Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Latest Appearance Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Type(s) Bug
Ability/ies Shed Skin
(Hidden: Overcoat)
Average Height 0'08"
Average Weight 7.5 lbs.
Evolves From N/A
Evolves Into Wormadam or Mothim

Burmy (Japanese: ミノムッチ Minomutchi) is a Bug-type Pokémon. Burmy's evolutions are gender dependent: female Burmy evolve into Wormadam and male Burmy evolve into Mothim, both starting at level 20. It changes its cloak based on the location where it last battled:

  • It will be the Plant Cloak if it last battled outside or in tall grass.
  • It will be the Sandy Cloak if it last battled in a cave, on a beach, or faced a Pokémon from a Honey tree.
  • It will be the Trash Cloak if it last battled in a building.

There are some grassy areas in which Burmy will not change to a Plant Cloak. In Pokémon X and Y, Burmy will not change to Plant Cloak after battling in the grassy areas of Route 8 between Connecting Cave and Ambrette Town. Instead, it chooses a Sandy Cloak - presumably due to the proximity to the beach on Route 8 connecting Ambrette Town to Cyllage City.

In the wild it is always the Plant Cloak variation. The cloak only affects its form upon evolution into Wormadam; there is otherwise no effect on gameplay.


Burmy is a small, larval Pokémon with a black segmented body and a coiled antenna on top of its head. It has a beak-like mouth and yellow eyes. Burmy has six stubby legs: the first two pairs are black, while the back pair is yellow. A coat of leaves, sand and gravel, or pink building insulation normally covers Burmy’s body. It will not hesitate to collect nearby materials to construct a new cloak if the old one breaks or falls off. Even if it is born where there are no cocooning materials, it somehow always ends up with a cloak. The cloak protects it from the cold, and will become thinner when the weather is hot.



Base Stats
Sp. Attack
Sp. Defense


  • Burmy and its evolution share their species name with Pineco and Forretress. They are all known as the Bagworm Pokémon.
  • Burmy's coat does not change if leveled up with an Exp. Share, making this a viable option for keeping a wanted cloak to evolution.
  • Burmy's evolutionary family is one of the most complex, with two factors deciding its evolutionary event: its gender and its appearance.
  • It is unknown how Burmy changes cloaks, since it is not shown in the anime. It is seen putting back on a cloak that fell off, however.
  • Burmy is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 224.
  • Although Burmy have been confirmed to have feet, they do not have a footprint, likely due to their feet being concealed by their cloak.
  • Although seen in the anime and Pokémon Adventures, Burmy does not have a cloakless form in the games, and as such, a Burmy hatched from an egg will be born wearing a cloak.
  • To date, Burmy has never been seen in the anime wearing either the Sandy or Trash Cloak.


National Pokédex
← #411: Bastiodon
#412: Burmy
#413: Wormadam →
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