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Metapod

Class: Common
Type:
Bug
Catch Rate: 120
Level Gain Rate: Medium Fast
Base Reward EXP: 72
Reward EV Point: Defense: 2
Metapod in game: 1,267 Who?
AVG Level: 42
Gender Ratios:
50% Male
50% Female
Pokemon Id: 11

Base Stats

HP: 50
Attack: 20
Defense: 55
SpAttack: 25
SpDefense: 25
Speed: 30
Total: 205
Default Ability 1: Perfect Body
Default Ability 2: Bug Shield
Default Ability 3: Defense Gainer
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: rayo123000

Metapod'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%

Metapod'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)

Metapod's Other Forms

#2011 Shiny-Metapod
Bug (Type 1)

Metapod's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 261 Harden Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Metapod 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: 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: 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
Pokémon: Metapod - 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
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Official Pokemon Info from Bulbapedia (Content is available under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5)

Metapod
Cocoon Pokémon
?????
Trancell
#011
Metapod
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug
Ability
Shed Skin
Gender ratio
 
 
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
2570 - 2826 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Weight
21.8 lbs. 9.9 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#011
Kanto
#025
Johto
Central
#024
Kalos
#018
Alola
Browser
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
72
Gen. I-IV
72
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body02.png
Footprint
F011.png
Pokédex color
 Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Metapod (Japanese????? Trancell) is a Bug-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Caterpie starting at level 7 and evolves into Butterfree starting at level 10.

Biology

Metapod resembles a green chrysalis. Its body is crescent-shaped with several segments making up the lower point. The front of its shell resembles a face with heavy-lidded eyes and a sharply pointed nose. The back of its shell consists of several geometrically shaped portions and projections. Its soft body is protected by a hard outer shell while it undergoes metamorphosis. While this shell is said to be as hard as steel, a sudden, powerful impact could cause its tender body to pop out, leaving it completely exposed. Metapod generally remains motionless, preparing its soft innards for evolution inside its hard shell. If an enemy discovers Metapod, it is unable to do anything other than harden its outer shell. Metapod lives in forests.

 

In the anime

In the main series

 
Metapod in the anime
 
Metapod's original evolution method in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Metapod

Ash had a Metapod that he caught as a Caterpie and evolved in Ash Catches a Pokémon. It eventually evolved into Butterfree in Challenge of the Samurai.

Other

Samurai, in Challenge of the Samurai, battled Ash's Metapod with his own Metapod, but because both Metapod only knew Harden, the battle went on for hours until a swarm of Beedrill forced the battle to end.

In Gettin' The Bugs OutBugsy used a Metapod against Ash for the Gym Battle. Unlike most Metapod, this one was actually able to fight back by using Tackle. Multiple other Metapod were also seen in the Azalea Gym in the same episode.

In Caterpie's Big DilemmaXander's Caterpie became giant-sized after eating some enhanced Rare Candies. Xander's Caterpie knocked down part of a radio tower in order to make a place for it to evolve into Metapod. It later evolved again to become a Butterfree.

Multiple Metapod appeared in Butterfree and Me!, including one that Ash worked with to help it eventually evolve into Butterfree.

Minor appearances

Multiple Metapod also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

A Metapod appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

A Metapod had a small cameo in Tracey Gets Bugged as one of the Bug Pokémon on Murcott Island.

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

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

A Metapod appeared in SM003, as a silhouette.

A Metapod appeared in SM008

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP003 Metapod Ash's Pokédex Metapod, Caterpie's next stage. It has encased its body in a hard shell. This specimen reached this stage faster than any previously discovered Pokémon of this variety.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG142 Metapod May's Pokédex Metapod, the Cocoon Pokémon. Metapod is the evolved form of Caterpie. Using a hard shell to protect its body, it prepares for its next evolution.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW130 Metapod Ash's Pokédex Metapod, the Cocoon Pokémon. Metapod's vulnerable body is surrounded by its hard shell, which protects it while it waits to evolve.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In Pokémon Origins

 
Metapod in Pokémon Origins

Red sent out Metapod during his Gym battle with Brock. It was able to slow Onix down with String Shot but was defeated afterwards. 

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Metapod

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. In this appearance it appears to be slightly thinner than other Metapod, as well as having a large spike on its back.

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.

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga

Midori was shown to have a Metapod.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey

A Metapod fell down from a tree in Clefairy Comes ThroughHazel put it back where it was. Then it fell back again.

 
Metapod in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Kitty

Metapod's first appearance is a cameo in Bulbasaur, Come Home! as one of the Pokémon that gets out of his Poké ball in Professor Oak's LaboratoryYellow's Caterpie, which was called "Kitty", briefly evolved into Metapod before evolving again into Butterfree during Yellow's showdown with Lance.

Bugsy also uses two Metapod on his team, one the first appeared in Into the Unown. It again appeared in Ursaring Major where it, a Kakuna and Bugsy visited the Azalea Town's well where Team Rocket had been.

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's Butterfree was first seen as a Metapod in Let's Aim For The Goal!. It evolved prior to Gold And Black VS. Team Rocket.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Magical Pokémon Journey PPP02 ?Metapod (Cocoon Pokémon)? Metapod is unable to move on its own. Its only attack method is "harden."
 

In the TCG

Main article: Metapod (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I  
Red This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Blue
Yellow Hardens its shell to protect itself. However, a large impact may cause it to pop out of its shell.
Stadium When it hardens, only the external shell is transformed. The inside remains tender.
Generation II  
Gold Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
Silver It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.
Crystal This is its preevolved form. At this stage, it can only harden, so it remains motionless to avoid attack.
Stadium 2 Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
Generation III  
Ruby The shell covering this Pokémon's body is as hard as an iron slab. Metapod does not move very much. It stays still because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the hard shell.
Sapphire
Emerald Its shell is as hard as an iron slab. A Metapod does not move very much because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the shell.
FireRed Even though it is encased in a sturdy shell, the body inside is tender. It can't withstand a harsh attack.
LeafGreen This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Generation IV  
Diamond A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
SoulSilver It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.
Generation V  
Black A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
White
Black 2 A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
White 2
Generation VI  
X A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Y This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Omega Ruby The shell covering this Pokémon’s body is as hard as an iron slab. Metapod does not move very much. It stays still because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the hard shell.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII  
Sun Its shell is filled with its soft innards. It doesn't move much because of the risk it might carelessly spill its innards out.
Moon Its shell is hard, but it's still just a bug shell. It's been known to break, so intense battles with it should be avoided.

 

In side games

Pokémon PinballPokémon Trading Card Game (Base SetBase Set 2Legendary Collection)
This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Pokémon Trading Card Game (Neo Discovery)
Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.

Game locations

Generation I  
Red
Route 25Viridian Forest
Blue
Routes 24 and 25Viridian Forest
Blue (Japan)
Routes 24 and 25Viridian Forest
Yellow
Viridian Forest
Generation II  
Gold
Routes 230, and 31Ilex ForestNational ParkBug-Catching Contest
Azalea TownIlex ForestLake of RageRoute 2627343536373839 (Headbutt)
Silver
Bug-Catching Contest
Crystal
Routes 24 and 25Ilex ForestBug-Catching Contest
Ilex Forest (Headbutt)
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Routes 24 and 25Viridian ForestPattern Bush
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Eterna Forest (FireRed)
Platinum
Eterna Forest (FireRed)
HeartGold
Routes 230, and 31Ilex ForestNational ParkBug-Catching ContestViridian Forest
Route 47Ilex Forest (Headbutt trees)
SoulSilver
Bug-Catching Contest
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V  
Black
Trade
White
Route 12
Black 2
Trade
White 2
Evolve Caterpie
Generation VI  
X
Evolve Caterpie
Y
Santalune Forest
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Routes 15Lush JungleMelemele Meadow

 

In side games

Generation I  
Snap
River
Pinball
Evolve Caterpie
Generation II  
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III  
Trozei!
SOL Laboratory 2, Endless Level 4, Secret Storage 8Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Joyous Tower (7F-8F)
Generation IV  
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F), Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F), Happy Outlook (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F), Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F), Happy Outlook (1F-19F)
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode C & A)
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Sun-Dappled Bank
PokéPark 2
Crag Area
Rumble U
Chill 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: 50  
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 20  
22 - 79 40 - 152
Defense: 55  
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 25  
27 - 84 49 - 163
Sp.Def: 25  
27 - 84 49 - 163
Speed: 30  
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total: 205   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 25.

 

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/3 ???
Power
1/3 ???
Skill
1/1 ?
Stamina
4/5 ?????
Jump
2/3 ???
Total
9/15 ???

 

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 Harden Normal Status —% 30
Evo. Harden Normal Status —% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Metapod
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Metapod
  • 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 Metapod
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Metapod
  • 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 Metapod 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 Metapod in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Metapod
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Metapod
  • 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 Metapod can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Metapod cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Metapod
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Metapod
  • 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
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Metapod
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Metapod
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Stun Spore Metapod (Base Set 54)
Rollout Metapod (Expedition 87)
Sharpen Metapod (EX FireRed & LeafGreen 39)
Metapod (HeartGold & SoulSilver 46)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin011.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani011.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP011.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend AreaMist-Rise Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Now is the time to endure.
26%-50% HP Oh, no... My health is down to half...
1%-25% HP I can't keep going... I don't know if I can metamorphose...
Level up Oh! I leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP011.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ?
Defense ?
Speed ???
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ?
Defense ?
Speed ???
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW011.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Metapod fell off the White Tree at the entrance to the Haunted House. He stays busy watching all the visitors to the Haunted House.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2011.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
She lived in the Arbor Area, but a twist of fate brought her to the Crag Area. She admires Serperior.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ?????

BT011.png

 
 
Pokémon GO
GO011.png Base Stamina: 100 Base Attack: 56 Base Defense: 86
Egg Distance: N/A Evolution Requirement: GO Candy.png 50
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 011.png Spr b g1 011.png   Spr 1y 011.png Spr b g1 011.png   Spr 1g 011.png Spr b g1 011.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
Spr 2g 011.png Spr b 2g 011.png   Spr 2s 011.png Spr b 2g 011.png   Spr 2c 011.png Spr b 2c 011.png
Spr 2g 011 s.png Spr b 2g 011 s.png   Spr 2s 011 s.png Spr b 2g 011 s.png   Spr 2c 011 s.png Spr b 2g 011 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 011.png Spr b 3r 011.png   Spr 3e 011.png Spr b 3r 011.png   Spr 3f 011.png Spr b 3f 011.png
Spr 3r 011 s.png Spr b 3r 011 s.png   Spr 3e 011 s.png Spr b 3r 011 s.png   Spr 3f 011 s.png Spr b 3f 011 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 011.png Spr b 4d 011.png   Spr 4d 011.png Spr b 4p 011.png   Spr 4h 011.png Spr b 4p 011.png
Spr 4d 011 s.png Spr b 4d 011 s.png   Spr 4d 011 s.png Spr b 4p 011 s.png   Spr 4h 011 s.png Spr b 4p 011 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 011.png Spr b 5b 011.png   Spr 5b 011.png Spr b 5b 011.png
Spr 5b 011 s.png Spr b 5b 011 s.png   Spr 5b 011 s.png Spr b 5b 011 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 011.png Spr b 6x 011.png   Spr 6x 011.png Spr b 6x 011.png
Spr 6x 011 s.png Spr b 6x 011 s.png   Spr 6x 011 s.png Spr b 6x 011 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
011MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Metapod images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

  • Metapod shares its category name with KakunaSilcoon, and Cascoon. They are all known as the Cocoon Pokémon.
    • They also share the same base stat total, learnset, Ability, and EV yield.
      • This ties them as the evolved Pokémon with the lowest base stat total.
  • Metapod is the first Pokémon to evolve in a movie, and part of the first evolution cycle in an episode.
  • Until the release of Pokémon Platinum, when its pre-evolution became able to learn Bug Bite, Metapod was unable to damage Ghost-type Pokémon except by using Struggle. It shared this trait with Caterpie.
    • Due to this, it was impossible to complete a Generation I game using only Caterpie or Metapod since Struggle could not hit Ghost types at the time.
  • Metapod is usually depicted with white sclerae, such as in the games, trading cards, and promotional illustrations, but it has yellow sclerae in the anime.
  • In the anime episode Challenge of the Samurai, the process of Metapod's evolution was similar to a real life butterfly emerging from its cocoon. In later episodes, however, Metapod is shown to evolve like any other Pokémon.
  • Ume Aoki, a Japanese cartoonist famous for her work on the manga Hidamari Sketch, utilizes a likeness of herself cosplaying as a Metapod to represent herself in her works.

Origin

It to be based upon an amalgamation of butterfly chrysalises, resembling the general shape of a Black Swallowtail chrysalis (or possibly a Large White) with a large nose-like protrusion and side portrusions resembling a Polydamas Swallowtail or Pipevine Swallowtail chrysalis.

Name origin

Metapod is a combination of metamorphosis and pod (referring to its chrysalis state).

Trancell appears to be a combination of transform and cell or shell.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ????? Trancell From ???? toransu and ?? seru. Also likely a pun on ????? randoseru.
France Flag.png French Chrysacier From chrysalide and acier
Spain Flag.png Spanish Metapod Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Safcon From Safe and Kokon
Italy Flag.png Italian Metapod Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean ??? Tandegi From ???? dandanhada and ??? beondegi
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese ??? Titgaapchùhng "Armored bug"; ?? means "beetle"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese ??? / ??? Tiejiáyong "Armored chrysalis"
 
 

 

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