Wurmple, The Worm Pokémon. The spikes on it's rear help Wurmple to peel bark off trees to let him feed off the tree sap. It's feet are tipped with suction pads that allow it to cling to glass without slipping. It is targeted by Swellow as prey. This Pokémon will try to resist by pointing its spikes towards it's attacker. It will weaken the foe by leaking poison from the spikes.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Wurmple would have to be this:


String Shot
Poison Sting

Items Attached:


Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Wurmple

What can be said about Wurmple, well, not much. Its stats are low and it doesn't learn any other moves apart from tackle, string shot and Poison sting.
Well, Tackle is tackle, an attacking move, nothing much else to explain about that.
String shot lowers opponents speed, I guess that could come in handy on this pokemon.
Poison sting, 30% chance of poisoning your opponent while doing some damage, but probably quite a low amount.
As a pokemon, Wurmple is limited, extremely limited. Use this pokemon at your own risk.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Attack & Speed for Wurmple with any remaining in Defense

Strategy Against Wurmple

Wurmple's Defenses are both really bad, any powerful attack should take it down

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Wurmple would have to be this for the Tough Contest best with Impish, Lax, Relaxed or Bold Nature:


String Shot
Poison Sting

Items Attached:

Yellow Scarf

Strategy Using Wurmple

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Tackle, 2nd - Poison sting, 3rd - Tackle, 4th - Poison sting, 5th - String shot/Tackle

Locations in Games


Routes 101, 102, 103, 104 & Petalburg Woods


Trade from R/S

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Trade from R/S

Animé Appearences

Wurmple has had a couple of Animé Appearences. All of them in control of May or Jessie after they caught it up to their evolutions.

Episode 290: All In A Day's Wurmple!
Episode 291: Gonna Rule The School!
Episode 295: Sharpedo Attack!
Episode 297: Which Wurmple is Which?
Episode 299: Gone Corphishin`!
Episode 300: A Corphish Out Of Water!

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