Venomoth is a dual type Bug and Poison Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Venonat starting at level 31. Take a look below for 26 amazing and interesting facts about Venomoth.
1. Venomoth is an insectoid Pokemon whose body is varying shades of purple.
2. Its head and thorax are light purple, and it has bulbous, round light blue eyes, a small mandible, and a three-point crest on its head.
3. Tucked close to its thorax are three pairs of tiny, whitish legs. Its abdomen is paler with several black, zigzagging stripes encircling it.
4. It has two pairs of pale purple moth-like wings with thin black venation.
5. These wings are covered in dust-like scales that vary in color depending on their toxic capability.
6. Dark scales are poisonous, while lighter scales can cause paralysis.
7. These scales are released when Venomoth flutters its wings.
8. Venomoth lives in dense temperate forests with thick undergrowth and little light.
9. As a nocturnal Pokémon, Venomoth comes out at night to hunt of its favorite prey.
10. It prefers to feed on insects that gather around light, and Venomoth is attracted to bright lights itself.
11. In early official art of Venomoth, it was shown having yellow spots on the back of its wings. This was removed when later official artwork was released.
12. Venomoth shares its category name with Dustox. They are both known as the Poison Moth Pokémon.
13. Venomoth seems to combine the idea of toxic tiger moths with the appearance of toxic swallowtail butterflies.
14. Venomoth is likely a combination of venom and moth.
15. Venomoth debuted in The Ninja Poké-Showdown, under the ownership of Koga. After it evolved from Venonat, Koga used it in a Gym battle against Ash, during which it battled Pidgeotto before the match was interrupted by Team Rocket.
16. A Venomoth appeared in All Things Bright and Beautifly!, under the ownership of Chaz. It was used during the Rustboro City Pokémon Contest. During the Contest, it was able to advance to the Battle Stage and reach the final round, where it went up against Janet’s Beautifly. Although both Coordinators gave it everything they had, Janet managed to defeat Chaz and won herself the Rustboro Ribbon.
17. A Venomoth debuted in Shocks and Bonds, under the ownership of Katie. She used it during her battle with Ash during the Ever Grande Conference. Venomoth’s Disable caused Torkoal to be unable to use Iron Defense, so that her Golduck could knock out the Coal Pokémon with Hydro Pump. Venomoth reappeared in the following episode, where it used Disable once again to prohibit Swellow from using Peck. It was eventually defeated by Swellow though.
18. A Venomoth appeared in the beginning of Mewtwo Strikes Back, under the ownership of Raymond. Alongside his Golem and Pinsir, it fought Ash’s Pikachu, only for all of them to be defeated with Thunderbolt. Venomoth reappeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a remake of Mewtwo Strikes Back, where it played the same role.
19. A Venomoth appeared in The Kangaskhan Kid.
20. A Venomoth appeared in Round One – Begin!, under the ownership of a Pokémon Trainer competing in the Indigo Plateau Conference.
21. A Trainer named Assunta used a Venomoth to battle Ritchie in Friends to the End, where it battled against Happy.
22. A Venomoth made a brief cameo appearance in Tracey Gets Bugged as one of the Bug-type Pokémon on Murcott Island.
23. A Venomoth made a cameo appearance in Misty Meets Her Match, under the ownership of Rudy. It was one of the Pokémon seen at the Trovita Gym.
24. Multiple Venomoth appeared in The Power of One.
25. A Venomoth appeared in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.
26. A Venomoth appeared in Illusion Confusion! as one of the illusions created by a group of Haunter and Gengar.