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Butterfree (Pokémon)

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Metapod #011: Metapod
Pokémon
#013: Weedle Weedle
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Butterfree (disambiguation).
Butterfree
Butterfly Pokémon
バタフリー
Butterfree
#012
Butterfree

Butterfree

Butterfree

Butterfree
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Flying
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Compound Eyes Cacophony
Cacophony
Tinted Lens
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Butterfree

Mega Butterfree Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
2805 - 3059 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
70.5 lbs. 32.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#012
Kanto
#026
Johto
#214
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#025
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
160
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
173
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body13.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F012.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

Butterfree resembles a vaguely anthropomorphic butterfly with a purple body. Unlike true insects, it only has two body segments and four light blue legs. Butterfree has two black antennae, a light blue snout with two fangs underneath, and large, red compound eyes. Its two pairs of veined wings are white with black accents. The oval scales of a female Butterfree's lower wings are black, but white in males.

Butterfree's wings are covered with poisonous powders that fall off continuously as it flies. This powder repels water, enabling it to gather honey even in the rain. Butterfree will roam up to six miles from its nest in search of honey, which it carries with the hairs of its legs. It also consumes sap from trees pierced by Heracross, as seen in the anime. Butterfree is found in forests, but has also been observed flying near the ocean as part of its migratory breeding pattern.

In the anime

Butterfree in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Butterfree

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

Pink Butterfree

A pink Butterfree appeared in Bye-Bye Butterfree. 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

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

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.

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 Metapod evolved into a Butterfree 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 that debuted in The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing.

Multiple Butterfree appeared in Butterfree and Me!., including one which Ash helped to evolve.

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!.

A group of Butterfree also appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened at Pokémon Hills.

A Butterfree appeared on the picture in the gallery museum in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW130 Butterfree Ash's Pokédex Butterfree, the Butterfly Pokémon. Butterfree's love of flower nectar draws it to seek out flowers, even if they don't have much pollen.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes 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.

Melanie took care of three Butterfree in Pikachu's Excellent Adventure.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Kitty

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 used a Butterfree in a haircut salon that he built.

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 It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
Y The wings are protected by rain-repellent dust. As a result, this Pokémon can fly about even in rain.

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

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Metapod
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Metapod
Yellow
Evolve Metapod
Generation II
Gold
Route 2
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Headbutt trees
Silver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Crystal
Routes 2, 24, and 25
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Headbutt trees
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Metapod
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Metapod
Platinum
Evolve Metapod
HeartGold
Route 2, Viridian Forest
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)
Headbutt trees
SoulSilver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Route 12 (Rustling grass)
Black 2
Trade
White 2
Pinwheel Forest (Hidden Grotto)
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Bug)

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
Emerald* SilverPowder SilverPowder (5%)
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

Generation I-V
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.


Generation VI
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: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 395   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.


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 VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1010 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1212 Poison Powder 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 06060 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 Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 Solar Beam 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 09090 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 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
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 Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
010 Tackle Normal Physical 50 100% 35
010 String Shot Bug Status 95% 40
010 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
011 Harden Normal Status —% 30
  • 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

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

010Caterpie.png
Unevolved
Caterpie
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 7
011Metapod.png
First evolution
Metapod
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 10
012Butterfree.png
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.gif Spr b 2g 012.png
Spr 2g 012 s.png Spr 2s 012 s.png Spr 2c 012 s.gif Spr b 2g 012 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 012.png Spr 3e 012.gif Spr 3f 012.png Spr b 3r 012.png
Spr 3r 012 s.png Spr 3e 012 s.gif 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.

Other sprites

Spr b 2c 012.png Spr b 3f 012.pngSpr b 3f 012 s.png Spr b 4h 012 m s.pngSpr b 4h 012 f s.png
Crystal back FireRed/LeafGreen back HeartGold/SoulSilver
Shiny back

Trivia

  • Butterfree was the first Pokémon shown in the anime to have an alternate color, pink. This has only been seen in a single female, and unlike a Shiny Butterfree, which has green eyes and pink wings, limbs, and snout, this Butterfree only differed in its pink body and wings.
  • Butterfree has been trained by four important anime Trainers: Ash, Ritchie, Solidad, and Drew.
  • Butterfree shares its species name with Beautifly. They are both known as the Butterfly Pokémon.
  • Butterfree can be seen as a parallel to Beedrill. Both of their unevolved stages evolve at level 7 and again at level 10. They both go through metamorphosis-like evolution and have the same base stat total of 395. Also, while Beedrill is a version exclusive of Black and Black 2, Butterfree is exclusive to White and White 2.

Origin

Its design appears to be based on a common butterfly, most likely the Black-veined White.

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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