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Butterfree

Class: Uncommon
Types:
Bug
Flying
Catch Rate: 45
Level Gain Rate: Medium Fast
Base Reward EXP: 320
Reward EV Point: SpAttack: 2 SpDefense: 1
Butterfree in game: 1,419 Who?
AVG Level: 62
Gender Ratios:
50% Male
50% Female
Pokemon Id: 12

Base Stats

HP: 60
Attack: 45
Defense: 50
SpAttack: 90
SpDefense: 80
Speed: 70
Total: 395
Default Ability 1: Speed Master
Default Ability 2: SpAttack Master
Default Ability 3: Bug Master
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: nirac

Butterfree's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

: 50% : 100% : 100% : 200% : 25% : 200% : 200% : 100% : 25%
: 0% : 200% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 400% : 100% : 100%

Butterfree's Transformation Line

#10 Caterpie
Bug (Type 1)
Level 20
#11 Metapod
Bug (Type 1)
Level 39
#12 Butterfree
Bug (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)
Level 49
Use item Mega Gem
#8012 Mega Butterfree
Bug (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)

Butterfree's Other Forms

#2012 Shiny-Butterfree
Bug (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)

Butterfree's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 96 Confusion Level: 1 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 432 Poison Powder Level: 12 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 35 Accuracy: 75
ID: 555 Sleep Powder Level: 12 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 75
ID: 606 Stun Spore Level: 12 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 75
ID: 256 Gust Level: 16 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 615 Supersonic Level: 18 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 55
ID: 690 Whirlwind Level: 22 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 450 Psybeam Level: 24 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 542 Silver Wind Level: 28 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 630 Tailwind Level: 30 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 470 Rage Powder Level: 34 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 507 Safeguard Level: 36 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 25 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 79 Captivate Level: 40 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 71 Bug Buzz Level: 42 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 14 Air Slash Level: 43 Category: Special Base Power: 75 PP: 20 Accuracy: 95
ID: 468 Quiver Dance Level: 46 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Butterfree Can Learn

ID: 653 Toxic TM006 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 673 Venoshock TM009 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 278 Hidden Power TM010 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 611 Sunny Day TM011 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 292 Hyper Beam TM015 Category: Special Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 449 Protect TM017 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 471 Rain Dance TM018 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 502 Roost TM019 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 507 Safeguard TM020 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 25 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 226 Frustration TM021 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 570 Solar Beam TM022 Category: Special Base Power: 120 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 485 Return TM027 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 452 Psychic TM029 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 524 Shadow Ball TM030 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 139 Double Team TM032 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 9 Aerial Ace TM040 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 179 Facade TM042 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 482 Rest TM044 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 30 Attract TM045 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 639 Thief TM046 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 504 Round TM048 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 172 Energy Ball TM053 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 7 Acrobatics TM062 Category: Physical Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 239 Giga Impact TM068 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 90
ID: 451 Psych Up TM077 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 313 Infestation TM083 Category: Special Base Power: 20 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 153 Dream Eater TM085 Category: Special Base Power: 100 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 617 Swagger TM087 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 90
ID: 556 Sleep Talk TM088 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 669 U-turn TM089 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 608 Substitute TM090 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 94 Confide TM100 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 140 Double-Edge TM103 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 396 Natural Gift TM108 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 238 Giga Drain TM114 Category: Special Base Power: 75 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 567 Snore TM120 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 205 Flash TM128 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 517 Secret Power TM129 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 547 Skill Swap TM139 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 541 Signal Beam TM148 Category: Special Base Power: 75 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 374 Mimic TM159 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 621 Swift TM178 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 70 Bug Bite TM187 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 605 Struggle Bug TM193 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 317 Iron Defense TM199 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 626 Tackle TM202 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 630 Tailwind TM205 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 124 Defog TM213 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 13 Air Cutter TM214 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 25 Accuracy: 95
ID: 411 Ominous Wind TM215 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 666 Twister TM216 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 166 Electroweb TM265 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 603 String Shot TM269 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 95
ID: 261 Harden TM308 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 256 Gust TM350 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
Pokémon: Butterfree - Level Gain Rate: Medium Fast - Class: Uncommon
This level gain rate Pokémon required total EXP amounts for each level
L 1: 0 EXP
L 2: 48 EXP
L 3: 162 EXP
L 4: 384 EXP
L 5: 750 EXP
L 6: 1,296 EXP
L 7: 2,058 EXP
L 8: 3,072 EXP
L 9: 4,374 EXP
L 10: 6,000 EXP
L 11: 7,986 EXP
L 12: 10,368 EXP
L 13: 13,182 EXP
L 14: 16,464 EXP
L 15: 20,250 EXP
L 16: 24,576 EXP
L 17: 29,478 EXP
L 18: 34,992 EXP
L 19: 41,154 EXP
L 20: 48,000 EXP
L 21: 55,566 EXP
L 22: 63,888 EXP
L 23: 73,002 EXP
L 24: 82,944 EXP
L 25: 93,750 EXP
L 26: 105,456 EXP
L 27: 118,098 EXP
L 28: 131,712 EXP
L 29: 146,334 EXP
L 30: 162,000 EXP
L 31: 178,746 EXP
L 32: 196,608 EXP
L 33: 215,622 EXP
L 34: 235,824 EXP
L 35: 257,250 EXP
L 36: 279,936 EXP
L 37: 303,918 EXP
L 38: 329,232 EXP
L 39: 355,914 EXP
L 40: 384,000 EXP
L 41: 413,526 EXP
L 42: 444,528 EXP
L 43: 477,042 EXP
L 44: 511,104 EXP
L 45: 546,750 EXP
L 46: 584,016 EXP
L 47: 622,938 EXP
L 48: 663,552 EXP
L 49: 705,894 EXP
L 50: 750,000 EXP
L 51: 795,906 EXP
L 52: 843,648 EXP
L 53: 893,262 EXP
L 54: 944,784 EXP
L 55: 998,250 EXP
L 56: 1,053,696 EXP
L 57: 1,111,158 EXP
L 58: 1,170,672 EXP
L 59: 1,232,274 EXP
L 60: 1,296,000 EXP
L 61: 1,361,886 EXP
L 62: 1,429,968 EXP
L 63: 1,500,282 EXP
L 64: 1,572,864 EXP
L 65: 1,647,750 EXP
L 66: 1,724,976 EXP
L 67: 1,804,578 EXP
L 68: 1,886,592 EXP
L 69: 1,971,054 EXP
L 70: 2,058,000 EXP
L 71: 2,147,466 EXP
L 72: 2,239,488 EXP
L 73: 2,334,102 EXP
L 74: 2,431,344 EXP
L 75: 2,531,250 EXP
L 76: 2,633,856 EXP
L 77: 2,739,198 EXP
L 78: 2,847,312 EXP
L 79: 2,958,234 EXP
L 80: 3,072,000 EXP
L 81: 3,188,646 EXP
L 82: 3,308,208 EXP
L 83: 3,430,722 EXP
L 84: 3,556,224 EXP
L 85: 3,684,750 EXP
L 86: 3,816,336 EXP
L 87: 3,951,018 EXP
L 88: 4,088,832 EXP
L 89: 4,229,814 EXP
L 90: 4,374,000 EXP
L 91: 4,521,426 EXP
L 92: 4,672,128 EXP
L 93: 4,826,142 EXP
L 94: 4,983,504 EXP
L 95: 5,144,250 EXP
L 96: 5,308,416 EXP
L 97: 5,476,038 EXP
L 98: 5,647,152 EXP
L 99: 5,821,794 EXP
L 100: 6,000,000 EXP
L 101: 6,300,000 EXP
L 102: 6,615,000 EXP
L 103: 6,945,000 EXP
L 104: 7,292,000 EXP
L 105: 7,656,000 EXP
L 106: 8,038,000 EXP
L 107: 8,439,000 EXP
L 108: 8,860,000 EXP
L 109: 9,303,000 EXP
L 110: 9,768,000 EXP
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Butterfree
Butterfly Pokémon
????—
Butterfree
#012
Butterfree
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Flying
Abilities
Compound Eyes Tinted Lens
Hidden Ability
Gender ratio
 
 
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
2570 - 2826 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
Weight
70.5 lbs. 32.0 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#012
Kanto
#026
Johto
Central
#025
Kalos
#019
Alola
Browser
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
160
Gen. I-IV
178
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body13.png
Footprint
F012.png
Pokédex color
 White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Butterfree (Japanese????— Butterfree) is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves from Metapod starting at level 10. It is the final form of Caterpie.

Biology

 

Butterfree resembles a vaguely anthropomorphic butterfly with a purple body. Unlike true insects, it only has two body segments and four light blue legs. The upper pair of legs resemble small, three-fingered hands, while the lower pair resemble long, digit-less feet. Butterfree has two black antennae, a light blue snout with two fangs underneath, and large, red compound eyes. Its two pairs of veined wings are white with black accents. The oval scales of a female Butterfree's lower wings are black, but white in males.

Butterfree's wings are covered with poisonous powders that fall off continuously as it flies. This powder repels water, enabling it to gather honey even in the rain. Butterfree will roam up to six miles from its nest in search of honey, which it carries with the hairs of its legs. It also consumes sap from trees pierced by Heracross, as seen in the anime. Butterfree is found in forests, but has also been observed flying near the ocean as part of its migratory breeding pattern.

In the anime

In the main series

 
Butterfree in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Butterfree

Ash Ketchum had a Butterfree that he had caught as a Caterpie, the first Pokémon he ever caught. Butterfree was also the first Pokémon Ash let go, allowing him to mate with a Pink Butterfree in Bye-Bye Butterfree.

Pink Butterfree

A pink Butterfree appeared in Bye-Bye Butterfree. Ash's Butterfree fell in love with her and fought to save her from Team Rocket. At the end of the episode, Ash released his Butterfree to mate with the pink Butterfree.

Other

Ritchie has a Butterfree named Happy. It was first seen in A Friend in Deed.

An Orange Archipelago variant of Butterfree living on Valencia Island appeared in Poké Ball Peril. It had not eaten for days despite Professor Ivy's effort to make different kinds of food for it. It took a liking to Brock's food, however, and was one of the reasons he stayed behind. It reappeared in a flashback in A Tent Situation.

A Butterfree appeared under the ownership of Lisa in Spell of the Unown: Entei.

After Team Rocket kidnapped Dr. Gordon and flew away on Jessie's Dustox in Caterpie's Big DilemmaXander's giant Metapod evolved into a Butterfree to chase Team Rocket. Xander's Butterfree shrunk back to its normal size at the end of the episode.

Jeremy used a Butterfree in the first half of the Silver Town Pokémon Contest in Weekend Warrior.

Drew has a Butterfree that debuted in The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing.

Multiple Butterfree appeared in Butterfree and Me!., including one which Ash helped to evolve.

A Butterfree appeared in SM008.

Minor appearances

A Butterfree appeared in The Path to the Pokémon League under the ownership of A.J..

Multiple Butterfree appeared in Battle Aboard the St. AnneThe Power of OneA Sappy EndingCelebi: Voice of the ForestPokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias and Destiny Deoxys and Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Butterfree also appeared in Pokémon Fashion FlashThe March of the Exeggutor SquadPallet Party PanicOnce in a Blue MoonCurbing the Crimson Tide! and Pinch Healing!.

A flock of Orange Archipelago Butterfree living on the Seven Grapefruit Islands appeared in a flashback in Snack Attack.

An Orange Archipelago Butterfree under the ownership of an unnamed Trainer appeared in The Mandarin Island Miss Match.

An Orange Archipelago Butterfree living on Shamouti Island appeared in Slowking's Day.

Three Butterfree were seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in The Rivalry Revival.

Multiple Butterfree appeared in For Crying Out Loud where they played with Wilhomena's Marill.

A Butterfree was one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Tricks of the Trade.

A flock of Butterfree were seen flying over Mount Quena in Mewtwo Returns.

Multiple Butterfree appeared in the wild in Houndoom's Special Delivery.

Three Butterfree appeared in a flashback in The Light Fantastic.

Several Butterfree appeared in Brock's dream in Sick Daze.

A Butterfree was one of the inhabitants of an oasis just for Pokémon in Got Miltank?.

A Butterfree appeared in A Tyrogue Full of Trouble where it was followed by Misty's Togepi.

Two Butterfree were seen at Lake Slowpoke in Enlighten Up!.

Several Butterfree were among the inhabitants of the Dragon Holy Land in Fangs for Nothin'.

A Butterfree made a brief appearance in Camp Pikachu.

A flock of Butterfree appeared before Ash's Larvitar in Hatch Me If You Can.

A Butterfree appeared in Now That’s Flower Power! as a Pokémon in the Contest.

In Channeling the Battle ZoneSolidad used her Butterfree in the Kanto Grand Festival.

A Wild Butterfree appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One

A Butterfree appeared in Camping It Up!

It was also seen as part of Lila's famous "Tiger Lily Smile" background in Battling the Generation Gap!.

A group of Butterfree also appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened at Pokémon Hills.

A Butterfree appeared on the picture in the gallery museum in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!.

Trainer's Butterfree appeared in A Relay in the Sky!.

A Butterfree appeared in A Legendary Photo Op!.

A Butterfree appeared in a flashback in Seeing the Forest for the Trees!.

A Trainer's Buttefree appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, during a flashback.

A Butterfree appeared in SM003, as a silhouette.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP004 Butterfree Ash's Pokédex Butterfree. One week after Caterpie evolves into Metapod, it again evolves into Butterfree.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG142 Butterfree May's Pokédex Butterfree, the Butterfly Pokémon. Butterfree is the evolved form of Metapod. The scales covering its wings help it to shed water.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW130 Butterfree Ash's Pokédex Butterfree, the Butterfly Pokémon. Butterfree's love of flower nectar draws it to seek out flowers, even if they don't have much pollen.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In Pokémon Origins

A Butterfree appeared in File 4: Charizard in a fantasy.

In the manga

 
Butterfree in The Electric Tale of Pikachu
 
Butterfree in Pokémon Adventures

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Butterfree

Ash's Butterfree makes a brief appearance in the manga series The Electric Tale of Pikachu. It was first caught in Pikachu, I See You! as a Caterpie and then evolved into Metapod in Play Misty For Me.

Ash's Metapod evolves into Butterfree in Play Misty For Me during Ash's Gym battle with Misty. Its last appearance as a Butterfree was in Haunting My Dreams, battling a giant Haunter.

Melanie took care of three Butterfree in Pikachu's Excellent Adventure.

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga

Midori owns a Butterfree that was first in PW10.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Kitty

Butterfree debuts in Wake Up—You’re Snorlax! as one of the Pokémon shocked by Red's Pika in a forest.

Yellow's Butterfree, nicknamed Kitty, evolved from her Caterpie that had just recently evolved into a Metapod in The Might of... Metapod?!. Her uncle, Fisherman Wilton, also has a Butterfree which first appeared in Just a Spearow Carrier. Both of them are able to use Butterfree as a mode of flight, using Butterfree to hold onto their backs as they fly.

In The Last Battle XIII a Butterfree was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

According to the Pokédex at the end of Volume 1, Red appears to have captured a Caterpie which evolved into a Metapod and then a Butterfree.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Bugsy has a Butterfree as his main Pokémon. It was first seen as a Metapod in Let's Aim For The Goal.

In the Pocket Monsters HeartGold & SoulSilver Go! Go! Pokéathlon manga

A Butterfree appeared in Pocket Monsters HeartGold & SoulSilver Go! Go! Pokéathlon.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Giovanni used a Butterfree in a haircut salon that he built.

In the TCG

Main article: Butterfree (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I  
Red In battle, it flaps its wings at high speed to release highly toxic dust into the air.
Blue
Yellow Its wings, covered with poisonous powders, repel water. This allows it to fly in the rain.
Stadium Its wings are covered with poisonous dust. If you see one flapping its wings, be careful not to inhale any of the dust.
Generation II  
Gold It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
Silver Water-repellent powder on its wings enables it to collect honey, even in the heaviest of rains.
Crystal It flits from flower to flower, collecting honey. It can even identify distant flowers in bloom.
Stadium 2 It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
Generation III  
Ruby Butterfree has a superior ability to search for delicious honey from flowers. It can even search out, extract, and carry honey from flowers that are blooming over six miles from its nest.
Sapphire
Emerald It has a superior ability to search for delicious honey from flowers. It can seek, extract, and carry honey from flowers blooming over six miles away.
FireRed The wings are protected by a rain-repellent dust. As a result, this Pokémon can fly about even in rain.
LeafGreen In battle, it flaps its wings at great speed to release highly toxic dust into the air.
Generation IV  
Diamond It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
SoulSilver Water-repellent powder on its wings enables it to collect honey, even in the heaviest of rains.
Generation V  
Black It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
White
Black 2 It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
White 2
Generation VI  
X It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
Y The wings are protected by rain-repellent dust. As a result, this Pokémon can fly about even in rain.
Omega Ruby Butterfree has a superior ability to search for delicious honey from flowers. It can even search out, extract, and carry honey from flowers that are blooming over six miles from its nest.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII  
Sun Close examination of its large eyes reveals that each eye is composed of a myriad of tiny eyes.
Moon When attacked by other Pokémon, it defends itself by scattering its poisonous scales and fluttering its wings.

 

Alternate games

Pokémon PinballPokémon Trading Card Game (Base Set)
In battle, it flaps its wings at high speed, releasing highly toxic dust into the air.
Pokémon Trading Card Game (Neo Discovery)
It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.

Game locations

Generation I  
Red Blue
Evolve Metapod
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Metapod
Yellow
Evolve Metapod
Generation II  
Gold
Route 2Morning
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Azalea TownIlex ForestLake of RageRoute 2627343536373839 (Headbutt)
Silver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Crystal
Routes 224, and 25MorningDay
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Ilex Forest (Headbutt)
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Metapod
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Metapod
Platinum
Evolve Metapod
HeartGold
Route 2Viridian Forest
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)
Route 47Ilex Forest (Headbutt trees)
SoulSilver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V  
Black
Trade
White
Route 12 (Rustling grass)
Black 2
Trade
White 2
Pinwheel Forest (Hidden Grotto)
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI  
X Y
Friend Safari (Bug)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Route 5Melemele Meadow
Route 5Lush JungleMelemele Meadow (SOS Battle)

 

In side games

Generation I  
Snap
Beach
Pinball
Evolve Metapod
Generation II  
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III  
Channel
Forest
Trozei!
Secret Storage 1Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Metapod
Generation IV  
MD Time
Apple Woods (1F-7F)
MD Darkness
Evolve Metapod
MD Sky
Apple Woods (1F-7F)
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode C, A & S)
PokéPark Wii
Meadow Zone
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Sun-Dappled Bank
Rumble U
Chill Battle: The Forest of Memories (Final Boss)
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Su
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Pixie Glen (All Areas)
Picross
Area 26: Stage 07

 

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver SilverPowder SilverPowder (8%)
Crystal
Emerald* SilverPowder SilverPowder (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver SilverPowder SilverPowder (5%)
Black White SilverPowder SilverPowder (5%)
Black 2 White 2 SilverPowder SilverPowder (5%)
X Y Silver Powder Silver Powder (5%)
Sun Moon Silver Powder Silver Powder (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Generation I-V
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60  
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 45  
45 - 106 85 - 207
Defense: 50  
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 80  
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 80  
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 70  
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 385   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 80.

 

Generation VI
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60  
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 45  
45 - 106 85 - 207
Defense: 50  
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 90  
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 80  
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 70  
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 395   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.

 

 

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/4 ????
Power
2/3 ???
Skill
2/3 ???
Stamina
2/3 ???
Jump
5/5 ?????
Total
13/18 ???

 

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Poison
Ghost
Steel
Water
Psychic
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Weak to:
Flying
Rock
Fire
Electric
Ice
Immune to:
Ground
Resistant to:
Fighting ¼×
Bug ½×
Grass ¼×
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Gust Flying Special 40 100% 35
1 Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
Evo. Gust Flying Special 40 100% 35
11 Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 25
13 Poison Powder Poison Status 75% 35
13 Stun Spore Grass Status 75% 30
13 Sleep Powder Grass Status 75% 15
17 Psybeam Psychic Special 65 100% 20
19 Silver Wind Bug Special 60 100% 5
23 Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
25 Safeguard Normal Status —% 25
29 Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
31 Bug Buzz Bug Special 90 100% 10
35 Rage Powder Bug Status —% 20
37 Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
41 Tailwind Flying Status —% 15
43 Air Slash Flying Special 75 95% 15
47 Quiver Dance Bug Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Butterfree
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Butterfree
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 65 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status —% 25
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 55 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 20 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Butterfree
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Butterfree
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Butterfree in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Butterfree in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Butterfree
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Butterfree
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Butterfree can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Butterfree cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Butterfree
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Butterfree
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
010 Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 35
010 String Shot Bug Status 95% 40
010 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
011 Harden Normal Status —% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Butterfree
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Butterfree
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Fly Butterfree (Southern Islands 9)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin012.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani012.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP012.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend AreaMist-Rise Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll protect you with the wicked toxins in my wings.
26%-50% HP Oh, no... My health has dropped to half...
1%-25% HP I've about had it... It hurts to even fly...
Level up I leveled up! I'm in peak form! Let me show you!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP012.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 5.5%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ???
Defense ???
Speed ???
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ???
Defense ???
Speed ???
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW012.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Butterfree came to the Meadow Zone to play! His favorite Attraction is Pelipper's Circle Circuit.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ?????

BT012.png

 
 
Pokémon GO
GO012.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 144 Base Defense: 144
Egg Distance: N/A Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bug BiteConfusion
Special Attacks: Bug BuzzPsychicSignal Beam

Evolution

010Caterpie.png
Unevolved
Caterpie
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 7
011Metapod.png
First evolution
Metapod
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 10
012Butterfree.png
Second evolution
Butterfree
 Bug  Flying 

 

Sprites

Generation I  
Red Blue   Yellow   Red Green
Spr 1b 012.png Spr b g1 012.png   Spr 1y 012.png Spr b g1 012.png   Spr 1g 012.png Spr b g1 012.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
Spr 2g 012.png Spr b 2g 012.png   Spr 2s 012.png Spr b 2g 012.png   Spr 2c 012.png Spr b 2c 012.png
Spr 2g 012 s.png Spr b 2g 012 s.png   Spr 2s 012 s.png Spr b 2g 012 s.png   Spr 2c 012 s.png Spr b 2g 012 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 012.png Spr b 3r 012.png   Spr 3e 012.png Spr b 3r 012.png   Spr 3f 012.png Spr b 3f 012.png
Spr 3r 012 s.png Spr b 3r 012 s.png   Spr 3e 012 s.png Spr b 3r 012 s.png   Spr 3f 012 s.png Spr b 3f 012 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male   Male Male   Male Male
Female Female   Female Female   Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male   Shiny Male Shiny Male   Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female   Shiny Female Shiny Female   Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Male Male   Male Male
Female Female   Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male   Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female   Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male   Male Male
Female Female   Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male   Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female   Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back   Front Back
012MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Butterfree images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

  • Butterfree was the first Pokémon shown in the anime to have an alternate color, pink. This has only been seen in a single female, and unlike a Shiny Butterfree, which has green eyes and pink wings, limbs, and snout, this Butterfree only differed in its pink body and wings.
  • Butterfree has been trained by four important anime Trainers: AshRitchieSolidad, and Drew.
  • Butterfree shares its category with Beautifly. They are both known as the Butterfly Pokémon.
  • Butterfree can be seen as a parallel to Beedrill. Both of their unevolved stages evolve at level 7 and again at level 10. They both go through metamorphosis-like evolution and have the same base stat total of 395. Also, while Beedrill is exclusive to Black and Black 2, Butterfree is exclusive to White and White 2.

Origin

Its design appears to be based on the Black-veined White butterfly.

Name origin

Butterfree is a combination of butterfly and free, possibly referring to its ability to fly after being grounded for two evolutionary stages. In Japanese, the name may also derive from the word ?? furu (to flap, as in wings).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ????— Butterfree From ????? batafurai and ??— furi
France Flag.png French Papilusion From papillon and illusion
Spain Flag.png Spanish Butterfree Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Smettbo From Schmetterling and possibly 
Italy Flag.png Italian Butterfree Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean ??? Butterfle Corruption of ????? beoteopeullai
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese ??? Batadihp Partial transliteration of Japanese name. ? is from ?? wùhdihp
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese ??? Badàhú Partial transliteration of Japanese name. ? is from ?? húdié
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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