String Shot

“Binds the foe with string to reduce its Speed.”

The String Shot does not deal  any damage to the opponent(s) but reduces their speed significantly. Since the Gen VI games, it decreases the speed for two stages instead of one.

Unlike other Bug-Type moves that affect the stats, its accuracy is not 100%. 



#266 Silcoon

“It prepares for evolution using the energy it stored while it was a Wurmple. It keeps watch over the surroundings with its two eyes.”

Silcoon is the cocoon form of Wurmple once it evolves to Level 7. After Level 10 Silcoon evolves into Beautifly; to which it’s alternate Cascoon evolves into Dustox at Level 10.

Like many cocoon forms of worm Pokemon, it relies heavily on defensive measures to prevent it from fainting. Hardening abilities, status effects and poison type attacks make up the majority of its limited move set. The naturally hard silk is reinforced by water from dew and rainwater which also provides the growing Beautifly inside with nourishment.

Both protagonist May and antagonist Jessie had Wurmples evolve into Silcoon and Cascoon respectively. May’s Silcoon became a Beautifly while Jessie’s Cascoon became a Dustox. This isn’t a surprising parallel with the characters; as Beautifly and Dustox are quite literally day and night in personality opposites.




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