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May's Beautifly

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May's Beautifly
ハルカのアゲハント Haruka's Agehunt
Poké Ball
May Beautifly.png
May's Beautifly
Debuts in All in a Day's Wurmple
Caught at Route 104
Evolves in A Corphish Out of Water
Seeing is Believing!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location In rotation
Wurmple Silcoon Beautifly
This Pokémon spent 10 episodes as Wurmple and 4 episodes as Silcoon.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Wurmple Ryoko Shiraishi Tara Jayne
As Silcoon Ryoko Shiraishi Rachael Lillis
As Beautifly Ryoko Shiraishi Rachael Lillis (AG028-AG132)
Michele Knotz (AG187-present)

May's Beautifly (Japanese: ハルカのアゲハント Haruka's Agehunt) was the second Pokémon acquired by May in her travels through Hoenn, and the first she caught in the wild.


Advanced Generation series

As a Wurmple


While assisting Janet in a Rustboro City Pokémon Contest in All Things Bright and Beautifly!, May watched Janet's Beautifly perform and decided that she wanted one for herself. In the next episode, All in a Day's Wurmple, May caught a Wurmple; her first Pokémon, with the help of Forrest Franklin and her Torchic. At the end of the day May introduced her new friend to the rest of the family and when Brock presents lunch, Wurmple quickly eats everyone’s food, before falling sound asleep, leaving everyone stunned.

In Which Wurmple's Which?, Wurmple’s Trainer, May argued with Jessie over which one of them had the better Wurmple. After Max concluded that the two Wurmple are exactly the same, they begin battling, but Team Rocket were sent blasting off by Pikachu. May soon realized that she has Jessie's Wurmple and that she has hers. While with Team Rocket, Wurmple caused trouble for them by eating their little food, proving to be far more gluttonous than Jessie’s Wurmple. Eventually, Wurmple was handed back to May in exchange for Jessie’s Wurmple.

In the episode A Corphish Out of Water, May and Jessie once again pitted their two Wurmple against each other in battle, where they both simultaneously evolved, into Silcoon and Cascoon respectively.

As a Silcoon

Four episodes later, in Seeing is Believing!, Silcoon once again battled Cascoon, in an attempt to prove to Jessie that her Pokémon was not a Silcoon, and in the process evolved into Beautifly. Later in the episode Jessie’s Cascoon evolved as well and two once again fought, with Beautifly coming out on top.

In Now That's Flower Power!, Beautifly was seen practicing with May for the Slateport City Pokémon Contest as it was having trouble to use its Silver Wind attack. Its routine had some flaws that would not look good in a Contest, as Drew pointed out.

In Win, Lose or Drew!, May used Beautifly for the Slateport Contest. They managed to get past the Appeals Round, however their success was short lived when Beautifly was defeated by Drew's Roselia in the first match of the Battle Round.

Later, in Come What May!, Beautifly won May her first Ribbon after defeating Jessie and her Dustox, and Grace and her Medicham in the Fallarbor Town Contest.

In Cruisin' for a Losin', Beautifly got May through to the second round of the Rubello Town Contest with a beautiful combination of Morning Sun and Silver Wind.

In the episode That's Just Swellow, May used Beautifly as her Pokémon in a PokéRinger competition. James, using Dustox, eventually defeated Beautifly, knocking May out of the competition.

May and Beautifly

In Hi Ho Silver Wind!, Beautify manages to get past the first appeal round of the Hoenn Grand Festival by using the move Silver Wind only, a risky move that Harley had hoped would cause May to be knocked out of the competition. Later, in Rhapsody in Drew Beautifly teamed up with Bulbasaur in the first battle round against Harley's Cacturne and Banette. The duo showed off stunning combinations, such as with Silver Wind and Razor Leaf, and won the match.

Before heading off to the Kanto region, May left her Beautifly at her home in Petalburg City.


It returned temporarily in The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!, having learned Psychic. Along with Combusken, it battled Drew's Roselia and Butterfree where they eventually lost.

Diamond & Pearl series

It was seen again in A Full Course Tag Battle! when May came to Sinnoh to compete in the Wallace Cup. In Strategy with a Smile!, May used Beautifly to battle Zoey in the semifinals of the competition. It proved to still be very strong and talented, as it defeated Zoey's Glameow.

Personality and characteristics

As a Wurmple, it would gorge itself on food and then fall asleep, unlike Jessie's more sedate and well-behaved Wurmple. It was quite a lazy little Pokémon. When it evolved to both its latter stages, however, it became more calm and mellow. As a Beautifly, it often likes to sit atop May's head, and did the same for Ash when it and May came to Sinnoh.

Moves used

May Beautifly Morning Sun.png
Using Morning Sun
May Beautifly Tackle.png
Using Tackle
Move First Used In
Tackle All in a Day's Wurmple
String Shot All in a Day's Wurmple
Gust Seeing is Believing!
Silver Wind  Now That's Flower Power!
Morning Sun  Cruisin' for a Losin'
Psychic  The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!
Aerial Ace  Strategy with a Smile!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moves improvised

Picture First Used In Moves Involved Partnered With
Vine Silver Wind.png Rhapsody in Drew Vine Whip and Silver Wind May's Bulbasaur
Description: Bulbasaur would use her vines and wrap them around the foe's foot and when she let go her opponent would spin. Beautifly would then use Silver Wind to accelerate them.
Razor Leaf-Silver Wind combo.png Rhapsody in Drew Razor Leaf and Silver Wind May's Bulbasaur
Description: Bulbasaur uses Razor Leaf and Beautifly uses Silver Wind. The two moves combine to land a critical hit on the opponents.
Psychic Fire Power Up.png The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing! Psychic and Blizzard or Fire Spin May's Combusken or May's Skitty
Description: Beautifly uses Psychic to power-up a move making it faster and powerful like Combusken's Fire Spin or Skitty's Blizzard.

In the manga

May's Beautifly in Ash and Pikachu

In the Ash and Pikachu manga

May's Beautifly appeared in The Enchanting Pokémon Soul! of the Ash and Pikachu manga.

May chose it as her Contest Pokémon. During the final portion of the battle round, it went up against Drew's Roselia and lost.

Moves used

May Beautifly String Shot AP.png
Using String Shot
Move First Used In
Gust The Enchanting Pokémon Soul!
String Shot The Enchanting Pokémon Soul!
Silver Wind The Enchanting Pokémon Soul!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • Beautifly is May's only Pokémon whose base stage is not a Starter Pokémon in either the core series or the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series.
  • Despite weighing over 62 pounds (over 28 kilograms), Beautifly has been seen landing on May and Ash's heads without any ill effects, similar to Ash and Hippopotas.
  • Beautifly is May's only Pokémon with an even gender ratio.
  • Beautifly was May's first Pokémon to evolve and her first fully evolved Pokémon.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Wurmple, Silcoon, and Beautifly.

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