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Pink Butterfree.png
Pink Butterfree, as seen in the anime
Gender Male
Hometown San Francisco Bay Area
Region California

Alola and hello! I'm Butterfreeism, and welcome to my userpage! It's a work in progress, and among other things, it's a way for me to practice/test out different things with wikicode. 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 basic descriptive information for locations in the Alola & Galar games, i.e. in the "Route description" and "Geography" sections of those pages
  • Fleshing out & streamlining the "Biology" descriptions for individual Pokémon species, particularly with the physical descriptions of Pokémon
  • Adding/expanding information related to Pokémon GO and the Paldea games
  • 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 get any further in the main storyline than the Fuchsia Gym.) I watched the Pokémon: Indigo League anime every day after school. And 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 in 2016, I finally got back into the wonderful world of Pokémon with Pokémon Moon and Pokémon GO.

Since then, my husband & I have played all the core series games as they've come out, up to and including Pokémon Shield and its Expansion Pass! We've also played a handful of the side games, kept up somewhat with the new movies, and started collecting Pokémon Cards again. We've started to learn how to play the TCG, but since we still don't have a full starter set, 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.
118.png This user is a Pisces.
Pokemon Go Logo.png This user is a player of Pokémon GO.
es-3 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel avanzado de español.
255.png This user was born in the Year of the Rooster.
800Necrozma-Dusk Mane 2.png This user is a player of Pokémon Ultra Sun.
032.png This user identifies as male.
282Gardevoir.png This user is a feminist.
025Pikachu LG.png This user is a player of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
251.png This user is 31 years old.
586A.png This user loves autumn.
889Zamazenta.png This user is a player of Pokémon Shield.
035.png This user is homosexual.
Spr 4h 250.png This user is an advocate of gay rights.
483Dialga BDSP.png This user is a player of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond.
217.png This user is from the state of California.
093.png This user's favorite color is purple.
1008Miraidon.png This user is a player of Pokémon Violet.
Spr HGSS Brock.png This user has brown hair.
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 2. Grass 5. Dark
092Gastly.png 001Bulbasaur.png 302Sableye.png
Example: Bulbasaur Example: Sableye
3. Fairy 6. Poison
035Clefairy.png 023Ekans.png
Example: Clefairy Example: Ekans
4. Psychic 7. Bug
096Drowzee.png 046Paras.png
Example: Gastly Example: Drowzee Example: Paras

Favorite Pokémon

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


1. Gastly family 2. Mimikyu 5. Clefairy family
092Gastly.png 778Mimikyu.png 173Cleffa.png035Clefairy.png036Clefable.png
Ghost Fairy Fairy
3. Bulbasaur family 6. Spoink family
093Haunter.png 001Bulbasaur.png002Ivysaur.png003Venusaur.png 325Spoink.png326Grumpig.png
Grass Poison Psychic
094Gengar.png 4. Mewtwo 7. Caterpie family
150Mewtwo.png 010Caterpie.png011Metapod.png012Butterfree.png
Ghost Poison Psychic Bug Flying*


1. Bulbasaur family 2. Grookey family 5. Froakie family
001Bulbasaur.png 810Grookey.png811Thwackey.png812Rillaboom.png 656Froakie.png657Frogadier.png658Greninja.png
Grass Water Dark*
3. Rowlet family 6. Chikorita family
002Ivysaur.png 722Rowlet.png723Dartrix.png724Decidueye.png 152Chikorita.png153Bayleef.png154Meganium.png
Grass Flying* / Ghost* Grass
003Venusaur.png 4. Tepig family 7. Treecko family
498Tepig.png499Pignite.png500Emboar.png 252Treecko.png253Grovyle.png254Sceptile.png
Grass Poison Fire Fighting* 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. Here are some of my perennial team members:

Lucky Pokémon are marked with golden backgrounds. Max stat Pokémon are marked with pink backgrounds.
CP 3558 #445 Garchomp Dragon icon SwSh.pngGround icon SwSh.png Moves
GO445.png Dragon icon SwSh.png Dragon Tail
Ground icon SwSh.png Earth Power
CP 3408 #445 Garchomp Dragon icon SwSh.pngGround icon SwSh.png Moves
GO445.png Dragon icon SwSh.png Dragon Tail
Ground icon SwSh.png Earth Power
CP 3394 #464 Dragonite Ground icon SwSh.pngRock icon SwSh.png Moves
GO464.png Ground icon SwSh.png Mud-Slap
Ground icon SwSh.png Earthquake
CP 3377 #149 Dragonite Dragon icon SwSh.pngFlying icon SwSh.png Moves
GO149.png Dragon icon SwSh.png Dragon Tail
Dragon icon SwSh.png Dragon Claw
CP 3318 #248 Tyranitar Rock icon SwSh.pngDark icon SwSh.png Moves
GO248.png Dark icon SwSh.png Bite
Rock icon SwSh.png Stone Edge
CP 2984 #150 MewtwoGO Purified icon.png Psychic icon SwSh.png Moves
GO150.png Psychic icon SwSh.png Confusion
Psychic icon SwSh.png Psychic
CP 2932 #376 MetagrossShiny Steel icon SwSh.pngPsychic icon SwSh.png Moves
GO376 s.png Steel icon SwSh.png Bullet Punch
Steel icon SwSh.png Stone Edge
CP 2212 #094 Gengar Ghost icon SwSh.pngPoison icon SwSh.png Moves
GO094.png Ghost icon SwSh.png Hex
Fighting icon SwSh.png Focus Blast
CP 2492 #384 Rayquaza Dragon icon SwSh.pngFlying icon SwSh.png Moves
GO384.png Dragon icon SwSh.png Dragon Tail
Dragon icon SwSh.png Outrage

Pokémon Shield

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