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'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 With May
Wurmple Silcoon Beautifly
This Pokémon spent 10 episodes as Wurmple and 4 episodes as Silcoon.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Wurmple Ryoko Shiraishi Rachael Lillis
As Silcoon Ryoko Shiraishi Rachael Lillis
As Beautifly Ryoko Shiraishi Rachael Lillis (4Kids)
Michele Knotz (TPCi)

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. Its Japanese voice actress is 白石涼子 Ryoko Shiraishi and its English voice actresses are Rachael Lillis (4Kids dub) and Michele Knotz (TPCi dub).


While watching a Rustboro City Pokémon Contest in All Things Bright and Beautifly, May saw a Trainer's Beautifly perform and decided that she wanted one. Her wish came true in the following episode, and May caught a Wurmple in the episode All in a Day's Wurmple, as did Jessie. Several episodes later, in Which Wurmple's Which?, both Wurmple were temporarily switched, but were returned to their proper Trainers by the episode's end.

In the episode A Corphish Out of Water, May's Wurmple evolved into Silcoon while Jessie's evolved into Cascoon; Jessie believed hers was a Silcoon as well.

Four episodes later, in Seeing is Believing, Jessie's Cascoon evolved into Dustox, while May's Silcoon evolved into Beautifly.

In the episode That's Just Swellow, May used Beautifly as her Pokémon in a PokéRinger competition. James, using Dustox, defeated Beautifly in the competition, but Dustox eventually succumbed to a last-minute defeat when Ash's Taillow evolved into a Swellow.

Before heading off to the Battle Frontier, May left her Beautifly at her home in Petalburg City. It returned temporarily in The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing, and was seen again in A Full Course Tag Battle!. Beautifly was used in the Wallace Cup, defeating Zoey's Glameow.


As a Wurmple, it was very greedy. It would gorge itself on food and then fall asleep, unlike Jessie's more sedate and well-behaved Wurmple. When it evolved to both its latter stages, however, it became more calm and mellow.

Moves used

Using Silver Wind 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!
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.


  • May's Beautifly follows a theme used by Misty's Corsola, that the Trainer wants a particular species of Pokémon long before actually capturing one.
  • May's Beautifly seems to be a parallel to Dawn's Buneary:
    • Both were their Trainers' first capture.
    • Both were used in the battle round of their first Pokémon Contest.
    • Both were used in a different kind of Pokémon Contest (Beautifly in the PokéRinger competition and Buneary in the Hearthome Collection).
    • Both were used in the battle round of the Wallace Cup once.
  • May's Beautifly also seems to parallel Ash's Butterfree, as a first capture and a Butterfly Pokémon. However, whether this is intentional is unknown.

Related articles

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