Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: How To Get Burmy, Wormadam, and Mothim

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A Pokémon Trainer interacting with a honey tree in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, where bug-types Burmy and Wormadam can be attracted,
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During Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, there's a lot of Pokémon you'll need to encounter to fill up the Sinnoh Pokédex. Burmy and Wormadam already have a reputation for being two of the more tedious Pokémon to get your hands on. That's where we've stepped in to help!

In this guide, we explain how to encounter Burmy and Wormadam, how to get one of your own and evolve them, and the different forms of Wormadam that there are.


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How To Get Burmy and Wormadam

To personally catch yourself a Burmy (or Wormadam) in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl can be a tedious task. First, you need to acquire some honey from the man in Floarama Meadow and lather all the honey trees across Sinnoh. Then, wait six hours, and hope that one of them battles with you. We have a guide to all honey tree locations and how hunting Pokémon with honey works here!


This can take a while and doesn't guarantee you can encounter. So, if you're not too bothered right now about catching a Burmy or Wormadam and just want to get your hands on the National Pokédex, there are a few other things you can do too.

You can encounter a Burmy by battling with Bug Catcher Donald in Eterna Forest. He will be in a duo with Bug Catcher Philip, too. If it's Wormadam you're looking for to fill out the Pokédex, you can encounter a Trainer by battling with Beauty Devon along Route 214; she is a blonde NPC directly along the middle, right-hand side of the route.

How To Evolve Burmy into Wormadam and Mothim

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, a female Burmy will evolve into a Wormadam once it reaches Level 20. On the other hand, to evolve Burmy into Mothim, they will need to be male and also reach Level 20. It's as simple as that!


All Wormadam Evolution Forms & Type

There are three types of Wormadam, and these all depend upon the Burmy that you catch and the cloak that they have. Cloaks are permanent and will determine a Burmy's second type, and thus determine the Wormadam that they evolve into.

  • Plant Cloak: Bug, Grass
  • Sandy Cloak: Bug, Ground
  • Trash Cloak: Bug, Steel

Again, for a Burmy to evolve into Wormadam, they must be a female Pokémon!


That's all there is to know about Burmy and Wormadam for when it comes to completing your Pokédex or collecting all the types. If you're collecting all the Pokémon across Sinnoh, we recommend checking out our evolution guide, breeding guide, and our guide to all legendary Pokémon and where you can find them!