Wurmple is a Bug type Pokemon introduced in Generation III. Wurmple will evolve into either Silcoon or Cascoon starting at level 7 depending on its personality value. As personality values cannot be influenced or seen by the player, what a given Wurmple will evolve into is essentially random. From there, the Silcoon or Cascoon will evolve again starting at level 10 into Beautifly or Dustox respectively. Take a look below for 25 fun and fascinating facts about Wurmple.
1. Wurmple is a small, caterpillar like Pokemon.
2. Its body is mainly red with a cream underside and face.
3. It has large yellow eyes with dark pupils.
4. It has one sharp yellow stinger on its head and two of them on its rear.
5. It has a tall, erect, red spine behind its forehead and a similar, smaller spine behind that.
6. It has small spikes running down the top portions of its body and five pairs of stubby white limbs.
7. Wurmple has suction pads at the tips of its feet, which allow it to cling to glass or tree branches without slipping.
8. It can spit a white silk that turns gooey when exposed to the air.
9. It can release poison from its tail spikes, which can weaken and poison foes.
10. Wurmple lives in forests.
11. It eats leaves and pulls bark off trees to feed on the sap.
12. Taillow, Swellow, and Starly are natural predators of Wurmple.
13. Wurmple shares its category with Caterpie. They are both known as the Worm Pokémon.
14. Wurmple is the only Pokémon whose branched evolutions evolve further. All other Pokémon with a branch in their evolutionary line either evolve once before the branch or do not have any other evolutionary event besides the one which is branched.
15. Wurmple is the only Pokémon whose evolution is directly influenced by its personality value. Pokémon whose evolution is influenced by their gender are also technically evolving based on their personality value, although unlike Wurmple, their determined evolution can be known in advance.
16. Wurmple is the only Pokémon owned by two main characters simultaneously in the anime.
17. Wurmple is based on a caterpillar.
18. Wurmple is a combination of worm and rumple (referring to the wrinkled texture of its skin). The ending of Wurmple may also come from simple.
19. May caught a Wurmple in All in a Day’s Wurmple, which also marked the species’ debut. It evolved into Silcoon in A Corphish Out of Water, and then into Beautifly in Seeing is Believing!.
20. Jessie also caught a Wurmple in All in a Day’s Wurmple. It evolved into Cascoon in the same episode that May’s Wurmple evolved in. Later, it evolved into Dustox, which was also the same episode where May’s Silcoon had evolved into a Beautifly.
21. Aaron was revealed to have released a Wurmple in A Trainer and Child Reunion! when he was younger. It returned years later as a Beautifly.
22. A Wurmple appeared in Lights, Camerupt, Action! as an actor in one of Elijah’s movies.
23. A Wurmple appeared in The Ribbon Cup Caper at the S.S. St. Flower’s Pokémon Center.
24. A Wurmple made a brief appearance in a flashback in The Rise of Darkrai.
25. A Wurmple appeared in Riding the Winds of Change!.