How To Catch Iron Moth In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet

The Iron Moth, despite its name, is a Fire/Poison type Pokemon in Pokemon SV. It can be a hassle to catch it. Here's an easy way how.

Iron Moth belongs to the Fire/Poison category in Pokémon SV. It has many similarities with the Iron Hands. It is also a Paradox Pokémon and cannot evolve into any other Pokémon.

If you are having trouble finding and catching Iron Moth in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, then this is the right spot for you as our guide will help you with that.

Iron Moth location in Pokemon SV

Iron Moth is exclusive to Pokemon Violet can be found in various areas on the map. These regions include the Great Crater of Paldea Area (1,2), Areas (1,2,3,4,5) of South Province, Area (3) of North Province, and Areas (1,2,3) for both East and West Provinces and Asado Desert.

Unlike many other Pokemon, iron Moth is not available in Tera raids.  

How to Catch Iron Moth

Being a Fire/Poison type, this Pokemon is weak to Psychic, Water, and Rock-type moves. However, its main weakness happens to be Ground-type moves. So, bringing Pokemon such as Groudon or Seismitoad is a good idea to win the battle swiftly.  

Ensure not to throw heavier attacks against Iron Moth, as it can be KO’d in a few explosive strikes. Instead, you can use Ultra Ball or Dusk Ball to catch it during battle. 

Iron Moth Abilities and Stats in Pokemon SV

Iron Moths have the same ability as Iron Hands known as Quark Drive. It will boost a specific stat of the Pokémon (that will be the highest one).

Coming to the base stats, this Iron Moth has pretty amazing scores in each category that make the total scorecard equal to 570.

  • HP 80
  • Attack 70
  • Defense 60
  • Special Attack 140
  • Special Defense 110
  • Speed 110
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