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Pink Butterfree.png
Gender Male
Hometown San Francisco Bay Area
Region California

Alola! I'm Butterfreeism, and welcome to my userpage! It's a work in progress. If you have any suggestions, let me know on my talk page!

Current projects

Alola, which has location pages still needing descriptions

Here are my current Bulbapedia projects:

  • Adding/expanding the "Route description"/"Geography" sections for Alolan & Galarian locations
  • Fleshing out & streamlining the "Biology" descriptions for Pokémon
  • Fixing grammatical, stylistic, and typographical issues wherever I find them

About me

Butterfree, the inspiration for my username.

I've been a Pokémon fan since my childhood in the 1990s. I played Pokémon Yellow on my GameBoy Color, though I never actually finished it. (I couldn't find HM03 (Surf) in the Safari Zone, so I couldn't finish get any further than the Fuchsia Gym.) I watched the Pokémon: Indigo League anime every day after school. I collected Pokémon Cards in a big Pokémon binder, though I never knew how to play the game.

While I continued to like Pokémon and remember a lot about Generation I, I stopped keeping up with Pokémon (in any form) just before the start of Generation III. By the time I got a DS in the mid-2000s, I wasn't even aware that more Pokémon games were coming out. But, I've finally got back into the wonderful world of Pokémon with Pokémon Moon and Pokémon GO in 2016.

Since then, my husband & I have played all the games as they've come out, up to and including Pokémon Shield! We've also kept up somewhat with the new movies and started collecting Pokémon Cards again. I've started to learn how to play the TCG, but we mostly just collect the cards to collect them.

My username is inspired by the Generation I Pokémon Butterfree. I didn't come up with it myself, though; it comes from something we did in my frosh dorm in college. One day, we decided to list out which Pokémon everyone was, and my dormmates decided I was the Butterfree of our dorm. And I kind of ran with it!

Pokémon Universe

If I were a character in the Pokémon Universe, my starter would be the Grass-type Starter for the region. The only exceptions I'd make would be in Unova, where I'd choose Tepig, and Kalos, where I'd choose Froakie.

Regardless of my Starter choice, I'd probably end up becoming a trainer focused on Ghosts (e.g. a male Psychic that focuses on Ghosts or a Punk Guy that throws in a few Ghosts). To be close to the Ghost Pokémon, I'd live in one of the following cities:

I don't know the other regions well enough yet to say which city or town I'd prefer.

I'm not sure how much of a Pokémon adventure I'd undertake, or even whether I'd challenge the Elite Four. I might be a Pokémon Breeder (in the anime sense) instead.


Below are the usertags that I've come across that both apply to me and that I liked. If you have suggestions for other ones, drop me a note on my talk page.

Basic info Other info Current games
en This user is a native speaker of English.
es-3 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel avanzado de español.
646B.png This user is a player of Pokémon Black Version 2.
251.png This user is 28 years old.
255.png This user was born in the Year of the Rooster.
717Yveltal.png This user is a player of Pokémon Y.
032.png This user identifies as male.
282Gardevoir.png This user is a feminist.
Pokemon Go Logo.png This user is a player of Pokémon GO.
035.png This user is homosexual.
Spr 4h 250.png This user is an advocate of gay rights.
800Necrozma-Dusk Mane 2.png This user is a player of Pokémon Ultra Sun.
217.png This user is from the state of California.
586A.png This user loves autumn.
025Pikachu LG.png This user is a player of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
Spr HGSS Brock.png This user has brown hair.
093.png This user's favorite color is purple.
889Zamazenta.png This user is a player of Pokémon Shield.
129.png This user is Christian.


Below are lists of my favorites for various aspects of the Pokémon Universe.

Favorite types

Below are my favorite Pokémon types, in ranked order. I think of these as "Haunted Forest" types, since I'd imagine these types of Pokémon coexisting in a haunted forest.

1) Ghost
Example: Gastly
2) Grass 3) Fairy 4) Psychic
001Bulbasaur.png 035Clefairy.png 096Drowzee.png
Example: Bulbasaur Example: Clefairy Example: Drowzee
5) Dark 6) Poison 7) Bug
302Sableye.png 023Ekans.png 046Paras.png
Example: Sableye Example: Ekans Example: Paras

Favorite Pokémon

Here are my favorite Pokémon, in rank order. Their types are listed as of Generation VIII.


1) Gastly family
Ghost Poison
2) Mimikyu 3) Bulbasaur family 4) Mewtwo
778Mimikyu.png 001Bulbasaur.png002Ivysaur.png003Venusaur.png 150Mewtwo.png
Ghost Fairy Grass Poison Psychic
5) Clefairy family 6) Spoink family 7) Caterpie family
173Cleffa.png035Clefairy.png036Clefable.png 325Spoink.png326Grumpig.png 010Caterpie.png011Metapod.png012Butterfree.png
Fairy Psychic Bug Flying*


1) Bulbasaur family
Grass Poison
2) Grookey family 3) Rowlet family 4) Tepig family
810Grookey.png811Thwackey.png812Rillaboom.png 722Rowlet.png723Dartrix.png724Decidueye.png 498Tepig.png499Pignite.png500Emboar.png
Grass Grass Flying* / Ghost* Fire Fighting*
5) Froakie family 6) Chikorita family 7) Treecko family
656Froakie.png657Frogadier.png658Greninja.png 152Chikorita.png153Bayleef.png154Meganium.png 252Treecko.png253Grovyle.png254Sceptile.png
Water Dark* Grass Grass


Me, spading my way through every game, never beating the Elite Four. (Weedle is the symbol for the Bulbapedia:Spading Notice Template.)

I've played the following core series games, at least briefly:

Despite playing all of these games for extended periods of time, I've only beaten Pokémon Moon and Pokémon Shield so far. I'm a major spader in Pokémon games. However, I do fully intend to play through each of the ones I still have access to until I beat them!

Through the years, I've also played a number of the spin-off Pokémon games, most notably Pokémon GO. I started playing on the first day it came out in 2016, and I've never really stopped. It helps that I've always lived/worked in places with good access to PokéStops and Gyms.


Here are my main teams.

Pokémon GO

When I think about my 'team' in Pokémon GO, I think of my top CP Pokémon that I use frequently in Gym Battles and Raid Battles.

Pokémon Shield

Here is the team I used to compete in (and win) the Galar League.