Wurmple, Silcoon, Cascoon, Beautifly and Dustox

Pokémon GO Wurmple bug has a branched evolution tree. This means that this Pokémon can either evolve into a Silcoon bug then into a Beautifly bug flying , or it can evolve into a Cascoon bug, then Dustox bug poison in Pokémon GO.

EVOLUTION BRANCH SPECULATION

This kind of branch evolution is already present in the game when the Second Generation was released. We can compare this branch evolution from that of TyrogueThe evolution of Wurmple is probably going to be determined by its IV stats, as it was based on personality stats in the main series games. A higher ATK would evolve it into a Silcoon, and a higher DEF will evolve it into a Dustox. By that standard, Beautifly (1573) would have a higher CP than Dustox (1121)Despite the interesting branch evolution of these Pokémon, it will be useless in the game, much like Butterfree or Ledian from Generations before them.

ANIME BACKGROUND

In the cartoon series, May and Jessie caught their Wurmple on the 288th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 14) titled “All in a Day’s Wurmple”. May’s Wurmple evolved into a Silcoon on the same episode that Jessie’s evolved into a Cascoon on the 298th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 24) titled “All Corphish Out of Water”. Funny enough, Silcoon evolved into a Beautifly and Cascoon evolved into a Dustox also on the same episode in the series – on the 302nd episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 28) titled “Seeing is Believing”.

ID
Sprite
Pokémon
ATK
DEF
HP
MAX CP
265 Wurmple bug 75 61 90 502
266 Silcoon bug 60 91 100 517
267 Beautifly bug flying 189 98 120 1573
268 Cascoon bug  60 91 100 517
269 Dustox bug poison 98 172 120 1121

Position in the meta game

Neither Pokémon will have a place on high ranks. Their CPs are too low to be gym defenders and they will simply be pushovers as attackers. Their stats are not high enough to go head to head with a lot of existing, as well as many of the upcoming Gen 3 Pokémon.

These Pokémon will give you the thrill of evolving 2 similar Wurmple into 2 completely different final evolution. Unfortunately, that might be everything these is to it. They will be nothing more than Pokédex fillers.

Beautifly and Dustox Moves in Pokémon GO

It would make sense that Pokémon GO Beautifly and Dustox would have a pretty similar move pool to choose from, since they both evolved from a Wurmple.

Here are some of Beautifly possible moves in Pokémon GO:

  • Bug Buzz bug
  • Signal Beam bug
  • Air Cutter flying
  • Energy Ball grass
  • Psychic psychic

As for Dustox, here are some moves we can expect:

  • Bug Buzz bug
  • Signal Beam bug
  • Sludge Bomb poison
  • Energy Ball grass
  • Ominous Wind ghost

Here are some possible move that we might even see in these Pokémon when the Third generation comes out:

  • Electroweb electric
  • U-Turn bug
  • Venoshock poison
  • Gust flying

Shiny Wurmple, Silcoon, Cascoon, Beautifly and Dustox variants

A normal Wurmple has a red-pink color and yellow-green horn-like appendage on their tail and head. A normal Silcoon has a white hard body, red eyes, and black colored pupil. A normal Cascoon has light purple hard body, red eyes, and white colored pupil. A normal Beautifly has red-pink wing and antenna, the inside of its wings are yellow, blue and red colors. A normal Dustox has green wings and yellow antenna, the outer portion of its wings are lines with orange color, and has red-pink circles on the inside of its wings.

In contrast, a shiny Wurmple has a purple body and yellow horn-like appendage on their tail and head. A shiny Silcoon has a very yellow hard body, bright red eyes. A shiny Cascoon has a green colored hard body. A shiny Beautifly has purple wing and antenna, the inside of its wings is a cream color along with its body. A shiny Dustox has orange wings, the outer portion of its wings are lines with dark brown color.

Wurmple Silcoon Cascoon Beautifly Dustox
Normal
Shiny
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