Caterpie (Base Set 45)

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Caterpie LV.13
キャタピー Caterpie
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Caterpie
Type Grass
Hit Points 40
retreat cost
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Common
English card no. 45/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Common
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Common
English card no. 68/130
Card GB set Evolution
Card GB ID B04
Card GB 2 set Legendary Power
Card GB 2 ID B02
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Common
English card no. 69/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Caterpie.

Caterpie (Japanese: キャタピー Caterpie) is a Grass-type Basic Pokémon card. It is part of the Base Set.

Card text

String Shot
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.

Pokédex data

Caterpie - Worm Pokémon
No. Height Weight
010 1'0" (0.3 m) 6 lbs. (2.9 kg)
Pokédex entry
Its short feet are tipped with suction pads that enable it to tirelessly climb slopes and walls.

Release information

This card was reprinted in the Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection reprint sets, which were only released outside of Japan.


  • Early print runs of the card had the HP read "HP 40" instead of "40 HP".
  • Early prints of the card mistakenly list the weight as "length".


String Shot is a move in the Pokémon games that Caterpie can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, whereas the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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