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Caterpie

Class: Common
Type:
Bug
Catch Rate: 255
Level Gain Rate: Medium Fast
Base Reward EXP: 53
Reward EV Point: HP: 1
Caterpie in game: 2,620 Who?
AVG Level: 24
Gender Ratios:
50% Male
50% Female
Pokemon Id: 10

Base Stats

HP: 45
Attack: 30
Defense: 35
SpAttack: 20
SpDefense: 20
Speed: 45
Total: 195
Default Ability 1: Perfect Body
Default Ability 2: Bug Shield
Default Ability 3: Defense Gainer
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: rayo123000

Caterpie's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

: 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 50% : 200% : 200% : 100% : 50%
: 50% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 200% : 100% : 100%

Caterpie'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)

Caterpie's Other Forms

#2010 Shiny-Caterpie
Bug (Type 1)

Caterpie's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 603 String Shot Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 95
ID: 626 Tackle Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 70 Bug Bite Level: 15 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Caterpie Can Learn

ID: 567 Snore TM120 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 70 Bug Bite TM187 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 166 Electroweb TM265 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
Pokémon: Caterpie - Level Gain Rate: Medium Fast - Class: Common
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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Official Pokemon Info from Bulbapedia (Content is available under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5)

Caterpie
Worm Pokémon
????—
Caterpie
#010
Caterpie
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug
Abilities
Shield Dust Run Away
Hidden Ability
Gender ratio
 
 
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
2570 - 2826 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Weight
6.4 lbs. 2.9 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#010
Kanto
#024
Johto
Central
#023
Kalos
#017
Alola
Browser
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
53
Gen. I-IV
39
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body14.png
Footprint
F010.png
Pokédex color
 Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Caterpie (Japanese????— Caterpie) is a Bug-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Metapod starting at level 7, which evolves into Butterfree starting at level 10.

Biology

 
Caterpie emitting a terrible stench

Caterpie is a Pokémon that resembles a green caterpillar. There are yellow ring-shaped markings down the sides of its body, which resemble its large yellow eyes. Its most notable characteristic is the bright red antenna (osmeterium) on its head, which releases a stench to repel predators. This structure and the large eye-shaped markings help to startle predators. Its feet are tipped with suction cups, permitting this Pokémon to scale most surfaces with minimal effort.

 

Caterpie will shed its skin many times before finally cocooning itself in thick silk. It can also spit this silk in order to entangle foes as seen in the anime. Its primary diet is vegetation, and its voracious appetite causes it to eat leaves larger than itself. According to Pokémon Adventures, its favorite food is the Vermilion flower. Caterpie lives in forests.

In the anime

In the main series

 
Caterpie in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Caterpie

A Caterpie was the first Pokémon that Ash Ketchum caught from the wild, in Ash Catches a Pokémon. It evolved into Metapod in the same episode, and then into Butterfree the following episode.

Other

Bucky owns a Caterpie as seen in The Dunsparce Deception where he used it to compete in a race with Dunsparce but lost due to its slow speed.

A Caterpie that appeared in Caterpie's Big Dilemma belonging to a young Trainer named Xander ate some of Dr. Gordon's enhanced Rare Candies and turned giant. Xander's Caterpie eventually evolved into a Mothra-sized Butterfree.

A Caterpie appeared in Butterfree and Me!.

Minor appearances

A Caterpie appeared in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village. It was one of the Pokémon in Melanie's care. It reappeared in a flashback in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.

A Caterpie appeared in Electric Shock Showdown under the ownership of an unnamed Trainer.

A Caterpie also appeared in Battle Aboard the St. AnnePokémon Fashion FlashThe Breeding Center SecretClefairy TalesMewtwo Strikes BackCamp PikachuPokémon Heroes: Latios & LatiasDestiny Deoxys, and One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!

A Pink Caterpie appeared in In the Pink, residing on the Pinkan Island.

Multiple Caterpie appeared in Tracey Gets BuggedCelebi: Voice of the Forest and Coming Full-Festival Circle!.

Ralph and Emily were both shown in a flashback to have once owned a Caterpie each in Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?.

A Caterpie appeared in Illusion Confusion! as an illusion created by Haunter and Gengar.

Multiple Caterpie appeared in For Crying Out Loud where they were accidentally wet by Wilhomena's Marill.

Multiple Caterpie were in Azalea Gym in Gettin' The Bugs Out.

A Caterpie appeared in The Bug Stops Here. Misty chases it away when it is talking with Togepi.

A Caterpie was one of the sick Pokémon in a Pokémon Center in Carrying On!.

A Caterpie appeared in Jessie's fantasy in Wings 'N' Things.

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

Multiple Caterpie appeared in For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll! where they protected the Tin Tower after Team Rocket stole the crystal bells on the top floor.

In Talkin' 'Bout an EvolutionTeam Rocket's experiments made Pokémon feel sick, one being a Caterpie.

A Caterpie was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

A Caterpie appeared under the ownership of a Coordinator in Hi Ho Silver Wind!

A Caterpie also appeared in One Big Happiny Family! in Jessie's fantasy.

A Caterpie also appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened at Pokémon Hills.

A Caterpie appeared in Alexa's magazine in The Journalist from Another Region!.

A Caterpie appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Caterpie appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit!Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!Day Three Blockbusters!, and Battling With a Clean Slate! at Professor Sycamore's lab.

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

A Caterpie appeared in SM003, as a silhouette.

Two Caterpie appeared in SM008.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG142 Caterpie May's Pokédex Caterpie, the Worm Pokémon. Caterpie uses the suction cups on its feet to climb trees and feed on its favorite leaves.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW130 Caterpie Ash's Pokédex Caterpie, the Worm Pokémon. To repel enemies, Caterpie releases an unpleasant odor from its red antenna. It molts several times while growing.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.
 
Caterpie in Pokémon Origins
 
Caterpie in Pokémon Generations

In Pokémon Origins

Red caught a Caterpie which was registered in his Pokédex. It evolved into Metapod before his Gym battle with Brock.

Two Caterpie appeared in File 3: Giovanni caged in the Rocket Hideout and Silph Co.while Team Rocket was around.

In Pokémon Generations

A wild Caterpie appeared in Viridian Forest in The Adventure.

In the manga

 
Caterpie in Pokémon Adventures

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Caterpie

Ash's Caterpie appears in the manga series The Electric Tale of Pikachu.

Caterpie is the second wild Pokémon that Ash captures in the manga. It was caught in Pikachu, I See You!. It evolves twice in Play Misty For Me—first into Metapod while Ash is showing off his Pokémon to Misty, and then into Butterfree during his Gym battle against Misty.

Ash is not shown releasing his Butterfree in the manga, although it is not seen after Haunting My Dreams.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Kitty

Caterpie's first appearance is a cameo in Bulbasaur, Come Home! as one of the Pokémon that escapes from Professor Oak's Laboratory. It also makes a cameo in The Secret of Kangaskhan.

Another Caterpie appeared as a silhouette when Green explains about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

Caterpie made its main appearance in the Yellow chapter in As Gastly as Before. With the help of her fishing rod and Red's Pika, Yellow saved a Caterpie from its tree, which was targeted by a fire attack. Caterpie then followed Yellow to where she and Blue were training, next to the Rock Tunnel. It took Yellow a whole day to properly catch this Caterpie with a Poké Ball, but once she prevailed, Yellow welcomed Caterpie to her team and called it "Kitty". It then became one of Yellow's most useful Pokémon, whose string was commonly used to make floaters. However, in the battle against Lance, Yellow did not have a Pokédex, which she needed to stop her Pokémon from evolving, and so Kitty evolved into Metapod and then into Butterfree right afterwards.

A Caterpie was mentioned as one of the Pokémon Crys had captured for Professor Oak in Three Cheers for Chikorita.

A Caterpie was one of the Pokémon Crystal fails to catch in Absolutely Azumarill.

A Caterpie appeared in The Last Battle XIII as 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 Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shu has a Caterpie that he uses in various creative ways, mostly involving strange uses of its String Shot.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

Main article: Caterpie (Red and Blue Rescue Team)

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue TeamGinji saved a Caterpie from an attacking Ariados.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Caterpie is seen with Green during the baseball match that took place in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!.

In the TCG

Main article: Caterpie (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Caterpie is rescued in the first mission of the game. It is too young to be of any help to the rescue team but remains a strong fan throughout the game, even in its darkest hour.

Pokédex entries

Generation I  
Red Its short feet are tipped with suction pads that enable it to tirelessly climb slopes and walls.
Blue
Yellow If you touch the feeler on top of its head, it will release a horrible stink to protect itself.
Stadium It has large, eye-like patterns on its head as protection. They are used to frighten off enemies.
Generation II  
Gold For protection, it releases a horrible stench from the antennae on its head to drive away enemies.
Silver Its feet have suction cups designed to stick to any surface. It tenaciously climbs trees to forage.
Crystal It crawls into foliage where it camouflages itself among leaves that are the same color as its body.
Stadium 2 For protection, it releases a horrible stench from the antennae on its head to drive away enemies.
Generation III  
Ruby Caterpie has a voracious appetite. It can devour leaves bigger than its body right before your eyes. From its antenna, this Pokémon releases a terrifically strong odor.
Sapphire
Emerald Its voracious appetite compels it to devour leaves bigger than itself without hesitation. It releases a terribly strong odor from its antennae.
FireRed It is covered with a green skin. When it grows, it sheds the skin, covers itself with silk, and becomes a cocoon.
LeafGreen Its short feet are tipped with suction pads that enable it to tirelessly climb slopes and walls.
Generation IV  
Diamond It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold For protection, it releases a horrible stench from the antennae on its head to drive away enemies.
SoulSilver Its feet have suction cups designed to stick to any surface. It tenaciously climbs trees to forage.
Generation V  
Black It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.
White
Black 2 It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.
White 2
Generation VI  
X For protection, it releases a horrible stench from the antennae on its head to drive away enemies.
Y Its feet have suction cups designed to stick to any surface. It tenaciously climbs trees to forage.
Omega Ruby Caterpie has a voracious appetite. It can devour leaves bigger than its body right before your eyes. From its antenna, this Pokémon releases a terrifically strong odor.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII  
Sun When attacked by bird Pokémon, it resists by releasing a terrifically strong odor from its antennae, but it often becomes their prey.
Moon It's easy to catch, and it grows quickly, making it one of the top recommendations for novice Pokémon Trainers.

 

Alternate games

Pokémon PinballPokémon Trading Card Game (Base SetBase Set 2Legendary Collection)
Its short feet are tipped with suction pads that enable it to tirelessly climb slopes and walls.
Pokémon Trading Card Game (Neo Discovery)
For protection, it releases a horrible stench from the antennae on its head to drive away enemies.

Game locations

Generation I  
Red
Route 25Viridian Forest
Blue
Routes 224, and 25Viridian Forest
Blue (Japan)
Routes 224, and 25Viridian Forest
Yellow
Viridian Forest
Generation II  
Gold
Routes 230, and 31Ilex Forest and National ParkMorningDay
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Azalea TownIlex ForestLake of RageRoute 2627343536373839 (Headbutt)
Silver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Crystal
Routes 2242530, and 31Ilex Forest and National ParkMorningDay
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Ilex Forest (Headbutt)
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Routes 224, and 25Viridian ForestPattern Bush
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Route 204 (FireRed)
Platinum
Route 204Eterna Forest (FireRed)
HeartGold
Routes 230, and 31Ilex ForestNational ParkBug-Catching ContestViridian Forest
Ilex Forest (Headbutt)
SoulSilver
Bug-Catching Contest
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V  
Black
Trade
White
Breed Metapod or Butterfree
Black 2
Trade
White 2
Breed Butterfree
Generation VI  
X
Santalune Forest
Y
Route 2Santalune Forest
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Routes 15Lush JungleMelemele Meadow

 

In side games

Generation I  
Pinball
Viridian ForestCerulean City
Generation II  
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III  
Channel
Forest
Trozei!
Phobos Train, Endless level 9, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Wish Cave (2F-4F)
Generation IV  
MD Time MD Darkness
Apple Woods (1F-4F), Oran Forest (1F-4F)
MD Sky
Apple Woods (1F-4F), Oran Forest (1F-4F)
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode C)
PokéPark Wii
Meadow Zone
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Sun-Dappled Bank
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: Slithering TrainsChill Battle: The Forest of Memories
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Su
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Pixie Glen (All Areas)Origin Hideaway: Old-Growth Woods (All Areas)
 

 

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45  
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 30  
31 - 90 58 - 174
Defense: 35  
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Atk: 20  
22 - 79 40 - 152
Sp.Def: 20  
22 - 79 40 - 152
Speed: 45  
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total: 195   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 20.

 

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ???
Power
1/3 ???
Skill
4/4 ????
Stamina
2/3 ???
Jump
2/2 ??
Total
11/15 ???

 

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Poison
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Water
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Weak to:
Flying
Rock
Fire
Immune to:
None
Resistant to:
Fighting ½×
Ground ½×
Grass ½×
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 35
1 String Shot Bug Status 95% 40
9 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Caterpie
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Caterpie
  • 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 
This Pokémon learns no moves by TM.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Caterpie
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Caterpie
  • 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 Caterpie 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 Caterpie in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Caterpie
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Caterpie
  • 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 Caterpie can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Caterpie cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Caterpie
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Caterpie
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Headbutt Caterpie (Expedition 96)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin010.png Pinani010.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani010.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP010.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 10.2%
Friend AreaMist-Rise Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll eat lots and grow big.
26%-50% HP This is so hard... My health is down to half.
1%-25% HP I can't keep up... I can't spit silk anymore...
Level up I leveled up! Happy!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP010.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ?
Defense ?
Speed ???
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ?
Defense ?
Speed ???
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW010.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Caterpie fell out of the White Tree on the other side of the bridge in the Meadow Zone! Her favorite Attraction is Bulbasaur's Daring Dash.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2010.png Strong: Tepig icon.png Weak: Snivy icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
Their steps are slow, but they are quite aggressive and hate to lose. They are second to none in spirit.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ?????

BT010.png

 
 
Pokémon GO
GO010.png Base Stamina: 90 Base Attack: 62 Base Defense: 66
Egg Distance: 2 km Evolution Requirement: GO Candy.png 12
Fast Attacks: Bug BiteTackle
Special Attacks: Struggle

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 010.png Spr b g1 010.png   Spr 1y 010.png Spr b g1 010.png   Spr 1g 010.png Spr b g1 010.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
Spr 2g 010.png Spr b 2g 010.png   Spr 2s 010.png Spr b 2g 010.png   Spr 2c 010.png Spr b 2c 010.png
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010MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Caterpie images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

  • Caterpie was both the first Pokémon to be captured and the first Pokémon to evolve in the anime.
  • Caterpie shares its category name with Wurmple. They are both known as the Worm Pokémon.
  • Until the release of Pokémon Platinum, when it became able to learn Bug Bite, Caterpie was unable to do anything to a Ghost type outside of struggling except lower its Speed. It shares this trait with its evolution, Metapod. This is also true for Weedle, and its evolution, Kakuna, against Steel types before Pokémon Platinum was released.
    • Due to this, it was impossible to complete a Generation I game using only Caterpie or Metapod, since Struggle couldn't hit Ghost types at the time.
  • In the anime and in Pokémon Adventures, Caterpie holds the record as the Pokémon who takes the least time to evolve twice, taking only one episode in the anime and one chapter in Pokémon Adventures.
    • Poliwag and Togepi also share this record, but in Pokémon Adventures only.
  • Prior to Generation VI, Caterpie's body style was Body02.png.
  • In Ash Catches a Pokémon, when Caterpie evolves into Metapod, the process was similar to a real caterpillar going into pupation. Later episodes show Caterpie evolving like the rest of the Pokémon do.
  • Caterpie is tied with Weedle for having the lowest Special Defense stat of all Bug-type Pokémon and is tied with five other Pokémon for having the lowest Special Defense stat of all Pokémon.

Origin

Caterpie is a stylized caterpillar, most resembling an Asian swallowtail. Its "antenna" is an osmeterium, an organ unique to swallowtail caterpillars which, like Caterpie, they use to emit a foul odor. The tip of Caterpie's tail resembles the horn at the rear end of most species of hawk moth larvae.

Name origin

Caterpie is a corruption of caterpillar.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ????— Caterpie From ?????— kyatapira
France Flag.png French Chenipan From chenille and pan; also a pun on chenapan
Spain Flag.png Spanish Caterpie Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Raupy From Raupe
Italy Flag.png Italian Caterpie Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean ??? Caterpie Same as Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese ??? Luhkmòuhchùhng "Green caterpillar", or literally, "Green furry worm"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese ??? / ??? Lumáochóng "Green caterpillar", or literally, "Green furry worm"
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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