How to find the male symbol in Pokemon GO to get a male Burmy

How to find the male symbol in Pokemon GO to get a male Burmy
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Written by 

Ben Williams


9th Mar 2023 12:30

Burmy has been a part of Pokemon GO for quite a while now, but it's become a big search topic for players with the Festival of Colors event - having them realize they need to evolve a male Burmy to get Mothim.

So, here is everything on how to spot the male symbol in order to make sure you have a male Burmy in the game.

How to check the male symbol

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In order to identify a male Burmy, the male symbol is actually quite easy to spot when you know where to look.

To tell the gender of your Pokemon in Pokemon GO, the male symbol or the female symbol can be found to the right of its name and HP bar on its summary page, as pictured above. In Burmy's case, the male symbol can be initially difficult to spot since it's of small size and of a plain color - so you may not notice it if you weren't searching for it.

So, if it turns out you do have a male Burmy by identifying the male symbol on its summary page, you'll just need 50 x Burmy Candies necessary to evolve one into a Mothim.

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Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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