Venomoth has a light purple body. Its thorax is white with several black, zigzagging stripes running across the horizontal length. Venomoth has six short legs and its head has a three-point crest. Its two pairs of wings are covered in dust-like, purple scales that are capable of releasing a poisonous powder.
Venomoth normally attacks by blowing poisonous powder by flapping its wings. Like other Moth/Butterfly Pokémon, Venomoth is capable of learning Psychic-type attacks.
It flutters its wings to scatter its dust-like scales.
Venomoth live in dense forests with much undergrowth and little light. It is mostly found in Kanto and Johto.
Its favorite prey are small insects that gather around streetlights, attracted by the light in the darkness.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.