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Revision as of 14:06, 13 June 2013

Metapod #011: Metapod
Pokémon
#013: Weedle Weedle
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Butterfree (disambiguation).
Butterfree
バタフリー Butterfree
#012
012Butterfree.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Bug Flying
Category
Butterfly Pokémon
Abilities
Compoundeyes Tinted Lens
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#012
Johto
#026
Hoenn
#214
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3'07"
Imperial
1.1 m
Metric
Weight
70.5 lbs.
Imperial
32.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
White
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body13.png
Footprint
 F012.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 11 cycles
(2805 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 173 Battle Exp.: 1731*

Butterfree (Japanese: バタフリー Butterfree) is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves from Metapod starting at level 10. It is the final form of Caterpie.

Biology

Physiology

Butterfree resembles a vaguely anthropomorphic butterfly. Unlike true insects, it only has four legs, which are a pale blue color. It has a nose-like structure, which is a similar color. The coloration of a Butterfree's body is a darker purple-blue. It has large veined wings, which are white with black markings. These markings can help distinguish male and female individuals. It has large compound eyes that tend to be a reddish color. Like members of the order Lepidoptera, Butterfree's two pairs of wings are covered in fine scales. Its legs are covered in fine hairs, which aid in the collection of pollen.

Gender differences

A female has black spots on the lower parts of her wings. In Generation V, they're purple instead.

Special abilities

The waterproof scales on Butterfree's wings are loosely attached, and if the Butterfree flaps them hard enough, they will be released into the air. This resulting "dust" is toxic, and can be irritating if inhaled. In some cases, additional powders will be mixed in, some causing sleep and others paralysis.

In addition to the usual powers possessed by Bug-type Pokémon, Butterfree also learns a variety of powerful Psychic-type moves.

Behavior

Butterfree spends most of its time foraging for honey and pollen, locating the flowers by its sense of smell. In the wild, they need to eat constantly. Special adaptations such as waterproofing on their wings, and tiny hairs on their legs let them gather food even in the rain. Butterfree will roam up to six miles (ten kilometers) from their nest in search of honey.

Habitat

Butterfree can be found in forests and wooded areas with high amounts of moisture and mist. They can also sometimes be found flying near the ocean, which may be part of Butterfree's migratory breeding pattern. This Pokémon's natural range includes Kanto, Johto, Sinnoh, Unova and Guyana.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Butterfree collect and consume pollen and honey from flowers. Butterfree also consume sap from trees if they have been opened by Heracross.

In the anime

Butterfree in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Butterfree

Ash Ketchum had a Butterfree that he had caught as a Caterpie, which was the first Pokémon he ever caught. It was also the first Pokémon he let go, allowing him to mate with a Pink Butterfree in Bye-Bye Butterfree.

Pink Butterfree

A pink Butterfree appeared in Bye-Bye Butterfree where Ash's Butterfree fell in love with her, and fought to save her from Team Rocket. At the end of the episode, Ash released his Butterfree to mate with the pink Butterfree.

Other

An Orange Archipelago variant of Butterfree living on Valencia Island appeared in Poké Ball Peril. It had not eaten for days despite Professor Ivy's effort to make different kinds of food for it. It took a liking to Brock's food, however, and was one of the reasons he stayed behind. It reappeared in a flashback in A Tent Situation.

Ritchie has a Butterfree named Happy. It was first seen in A Friend in Deed.

A Butterfree appeared under the ownership of Lisa in Spell of the Unown.

After Team Rocket kidnapped Dr. Gordon and flew away on Jessie's Dustox in Caterpie's Big Dilemma, Xander's giant-sized Metapod evolved into a Mothra-sized Butterfree in order to chase Team Rocket. Xander's Butterfree shrunk back to its normal size at the end of the episode.

Jeremy used a Butterfree in the first half of the Silver Town Pokémon Contest in Weekend Warrior.

Drew has a Butterfree which made its debut in The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing.

Multiple Butterfree appeared in BW130.

Minor appearances

A Butterfree appeared in The Path to the Pokémon League under the ownership of A.J..

Multiple Butterfree appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.

A Butterfree also appeared in Pokémon Fashion Flash.

Butterfree also appeared in The March of the Exeggutor Squad and Pallet Party Panic.

A flock of Orange Archipelago Butterfree living on the Seven Grapefruit Islands appeared in a flashback in Snack Attack.

An Orange Archipelago Butterfree under the ownership of an unnamed Trainer appeared in The Mandarin Island Miss Match.

Multiple Butterfree also appeared in The Power of One, Celebi: Voice of the Forest, Pokémon Heroes and Destiny Deoxys.

An Orange Archipelago Butterfree living on Shamouti Island appeared in Slowking's Day.

Three Butterfree were seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in The Rivalry Revival.

Multiple Butterfree appeared in A Sappy Ending.

Butterfree also appeared in Once in a Blue Moon.

Multiple Butterfree appeared in For Crying Out Loud where they played with Wilhelmina's Marill.

A Butterfree was one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Tricks of the Trade.

A flock of Butterfree were seen flying over Mount Quena in Mewtwo Returns.

Multiple Butterfree appeared in the wild in Houndoom's Special Delivery.

Three Butterfree appeared in a flashback in The Light Fantastic.

Several Butterfree appeared in Brock's dream in Sick Daze.

A Butterfree was one of the inhabitants of an oasis just for Pokémon in Got Miltank?.

A Butterfree appeared in A Tyrogue Full of Trouble where it was followed by Misty's Togepi.

Two Butterfree were seen at Lake Slowpoke in Enlighten Up!.

Several Butterfree were among the inhabitants of the Dragon Holy Land in Fangs for Nothin'.

A Butterfree made a brief appearance in Camp Pikachu.

A flock of Butterfree appeared before Ash's Larvitar in Hatch Me If You Can.

A Butterfree appeared in Now That’s Flower Power! as a Pokémon in the Contest.

A Butterfree appeared in Curbing the Crimson Tide!.

In Channeling the Battle Zone, Solidad used her Butterfree in the Kanto Grand Festival.

A regular Butterfree appeared in Pinch Healing!.

Butterfree appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One.

Multiple Butterfree made brief cameo appearances in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Another Butterfree appeared in Camping It Up!.

It was also seen as part of Lila's famous "Tiger Lily Smile" background in Battling the Generation Gap!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP004 Butterfree Ash's Pokédex Butterfree. One week after Caterpie evolves into Metapod, it again evolves into Butterfree.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG142 Butterfree May's Pokédex Butterfree, the Butterfly Pokémon. Butterfree is the evolved form of Metapod. The scales covering its wings help it to shed water.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

Butterfree in Pokémon Adventures

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Butterfree

Ash's Butterfree makes a brief appearance in the manga series The Electric Tale of Pikachu. It was first caught in Pikachu, I See You! as a Caterpie and then evolved into Metapod in Play Misty For Me.

Ash's Metapod evolves into Butterfree in Play Misty For Me during Ash's Gym battle with Misty. Its last appearance as a Butterfree was in Haunting My Dreams, battling a giant Haunter.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Kitty

In Pokémon Adventures, Yellow has a Butterfree which evolved from a Caterpie she befriended and captured. Her uncle, Fisherman Wilton, also has a Butterfree. Both of them are able to use Butterfree as a mode of flight, using Butterfree to hold onto their backs as they fly.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Giovanni sent out Butterfree to catch the Slowpoke of the Slowpoke Well.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Bugsy has a Butterfree as his main Pokémon. It was first seen as a Metapod in Let's Aim For The Goal.

In the TCG

Main article: Butterfree (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red In battle, it flaps its wings at high speed, releasing highly toxic dust into the air.
Blue
Yellow Its wings, covered with poisonous powders, repel water. This allows it to fly in the rain.
Stadium Its wings are covered with poisonous dust. If you see one flapping its wings, be careful not to inhale any of the dust.
Generation II
Gold It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
Silver Water-repellent powder on its wings enables it to collect honey, even in the heaviest of rains.
Crystal It flits from flower to flower, collecting honey. It can even identify distant flowers in bloom.
Stadium 2 It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
Generation III
Ruby Butterfree has a superior ability to search for delicious honey from flowers. It can even search out, extract, and carry honey from flowers that are blooming over six miles from its nest.
Sapphire
Emerald It has a superior ability to search for delicious honey from flowers. It can seek, extract, and carry honey from flowers blooming over six miles away.
FireRed The wings are protected by a rain-repellent dust. As a result, this Pokémon can fly about even in rain.
LeafGreen In battle, it flaps its wings at great speed to release highly toxic dust into the air.
Generation IV
Diamond It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
SoulSilver Water-repellent powder on its wings enables it to collect honey, even in the heaviest of rains.
Generation V
Black It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
White
Black 2 It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Alternate games

Pokémon Pinball, Pokémon Trading Card Game (Base Set)
In battle, it flaps its wings at high speed, releasing highly toxic dust into the air.
Pokémon Trading Card Game (Neo Discovery)
It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve Metapod
Blue (Japan)
None Evolve Metapod
Yellow
None Evolve Metapod
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Route 2, Bug-Catching Contest, Headbutt treesG
Bug-Catching ContestS
Crystal
Rare Routes 2, 24, and 25, Bug-Catching Contest, Headbutt trees
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Metapod
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Metapod
Platinum
None Evolve Metapod
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Route 2, Bug-Catching Contest, Viridian Forest, Headbutt treesHG
Bug-Catching ContestSS
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Route 12 (Rustling Grass) (White only)
Black 2 White 2
Rare Pinwheel Forest (Hidden Grotto)* (White 2 only)
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Beach
Pokémon Channel Viridian Forest
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Metapod
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 1
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Metapod
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Apple Woods (1F-7F) (Time)
Evolve Metapod
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest Normal Mode C, A & S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Sun-Dappled Bank
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver SilverPowder SilverPowder (8%)
Crystal
Ruby Sapphire SilverPowder SilverPowder (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl SilverPowder SilverPowder (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver SilverPowder SilverPowder (5%)
Black White SilverPowder SilverPowder (5%)
Black 2 White 2 SilverPowder SilverPowder (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 385   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 80.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/4 ★★☆☆
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1010 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1212 PoisonPowder Poison Status 0000 07575% 35
1212 Stun Spore Grass Status 0000 07575% 30
1212 Sleep Powder Grass Status 0000 07575% 15
1616 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
1818 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
2222 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2424 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2828 Silver Wind Bug Special 06060 100100% 5
3030 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 —% 30
3434 Rage Powder Bug Status 0000 —% 20
3636 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
4040 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
4242 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
4646 Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 —% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Butterfree obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Butterfree
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Butterfree
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 03030 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Butterfree
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Butterfree
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Butterfree in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Butterfree in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Butterfree
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Butterfree
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Electroweb Electric Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Butterfree can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Butterfree cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Butterfree
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Butterfree
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
010 Tackle Normal Physical 50 100% 35
010 String Shot Bug Status 95% 40
010 Bug BiteBW Bug Physical 60 100% 20
011 Harden Normal Status —% 30
011* Iron DefenseB2W2 Steel Status —% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Butterfree
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Butterfree
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Windswept Sky Air Cutter Flying Special 55 95% 25
Windswept Sky Roost Flying Status —% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Butterfree can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Butterfree
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Butterfree
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Fly Butterfree (Southern Islands 9)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin012.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani012.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP012.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mist-Rise Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll protect you with the wicked toxins in my wings.
26%-50% HP Oh, no... My health has dropped to half...
1%-25% HP I've about had it... It hurts to even fly...
Level up I leveled up! I'm in peak form! Let me show you!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up! I'm in peak form! Let me show you!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP012.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 5.5%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW012.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Butterfree came to the Meadow Zone to play! His favorite Attraction is Pelipper's Circle Circuit.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Caterpie
Unevolved
Caterpie
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 7


Metapod
First evolution
Metapod
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 10


Butterfree
Second evolution
Butterfree
 Bug  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 012.png Spr 1y 012.png Spr 1g 012.png Spr b g1 012.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 012.png Spr 2s 012.png Spr 2c 012.png Spr b 2g 012.png
Spr 2g 012 s.png Spr 2s 012 s.png Spr 2c 012 s.png Spr b 2g 012 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 012.png Spr 3e 012.png Spr 3f 012.png Spr b 3r 012.png
Spr 3r 012 s.png Spr 3e 012 s.png Spr 3f 012 s.png Spr b 3r 012 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 012 m.png Spr 4d 012 m.png Spr 4h 012 m.png Spr b 4d 012 m.png
Spr 4d 012 f.png Spr 4d 012 f.png Spr 4h 012 f.png Spr b 4d 012 f.png
Spr 4d 012 m s.png Spr 4d 012 m s.png Spr 4h 012 m s.png Spr b 4d 012 m s.png
Spr 4d 012 f s.png Spr 4d 012 f s.png Spr 4h 012 f s.png Spr b 4d 012 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 012 m.png Spr 5b 012 m.png Spr b 5b 012 m.png
Spr 5b 012 f.png Spr 5b 012 f.png Spr b 5b 012 f.png
Spr 5b 012 m s.png Spr 5b 012 m s.png Spr b 5b 012 m s.png
Spr 5b 012 f s.png Spr 5b 012 f s.png Spr b 5b 012 f s.png
Butterfree For other sprites and images, please see Butterfree images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Butterfree is the first Pokémon shown in the anime to have an alternate color. However, this alternate color was pink, which is not the same as the alternate color of Butterfree in the games. In the games, only its wings, feet, hands, and mouth are pink.
  • Butterfree has been trained by four important anime Trainers: Ash, Ritchie, Solidad, and Drew.
  • Butterfree shares the same species name with Beautifly. They are both known as Butterfly Pokémon.
  • Butterfree can be seen as a parallel to Beedrill. Both of their unevolved stages evolve into their respective first evolutionary stages at level 7, which then evolve into their respective final forms at level 10. They both also go through metamorphosis-like evolution and have the same amount base stat total of 385. Also, while Beedrill is a version exclusive of Pokémon Black and Pokémon Black 2, Butterfree is exclusive to Pokémon White and Pokémon White 2.

Origin

Its design appears to be based upon a common butterfly, most likely a Cabbage White butterfly (more specifically, Aporia crataegi).

Name origin

Butterfree is a combination of butterfly and free, possibly referring to its ability to fly after being grounded for two evolutionary stages.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese バタフリー Butterfree From butterfly and free
France Flag.png French Papilusion From papillon and illusion
Spain Flag.png Spanish Butterfree Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Smettbo From Schmetterling and possibly
Italy Flag.png Italian Butterfree Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 버터플 Beoteopeul Corruption of butterfly



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