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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: 3,083 Who?
AVG Level: 34
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)
#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 Giga Gem
#24012 Giga 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
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
L 111: 10,256,000 EXP
L 112: 10,768,000 EXP
L 113: 11,306,000 EXP
L 114: 11,871,000 EXP
L 115: 12,464,000 EXP
L 116: 13,087,000 EXP
L 117: 13,741,000 EXP
L 118: 14,428,000 EXP
L 119: 15,149,000 EXP
L 120: 15,906,000 EXP



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Metapod (Pokémon)

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Caterpie #010: Caterpie
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#012: Butterfree Butterfree
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Metapod (disambiguation).
Metapod
Cocoon Pokémon
トランセル
Transel
#011
Metapod
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug
Ability
Shed Skin
Gender ratio
 
 
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Weight
21.8 lbs. 9.9 kg
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
Shape
Body02.webp
Footprint
F011.webp
Pokédex color
 Green
Base friendship
70
External Links
  • On Smogon Pokédex:
    • Generation I
    • Generation II
    • Generation III
    • Generation IV
    • Generation V
    • Generation VI
    • Generation VII
  • Artwork on Bulbagarden Archives

Metapod (Japaneseトランセル Transel) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

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

Biology

Metapod is a Pokémon that resembles a green chrysalis. Its body is crescent-shaped with several segments making up the lower point. The front of Metapod's 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.

Metapod's 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 liquid innards to pop out, leaving it completely exposed. Metapod generally remains motionless, rebuilding its cells for evolution. If an enemy discovers Metapod, it is unable to do anything other than harden its outer shell. Metapod lives in temperate forests and junglesPikipek is a natural predator of Metapod.

In the anime

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, thus also marking the species' debut. It eventually evolved into Butterfree in Challenge of the Samurai, following an attack by a horde of Beedrill.

Metapod also appeared in I Choose You!, which is set in a different continuity from the main series. It evolved from Caterpie during a battle against Pinsir and later evolved into Butterfree after a battle against Primeape.

Other

In Challenge of the SamuraiSamurai's Metapod battled Ash's 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 during his Gym battle against Ash, facing Chikorita and Pikachu before being defeated by the latter's Thunderbolt. Unlike most Metapod, this one was actually able to fight back by using Tackle. More Metapod were seen inside the Azalea Gym in the same episode.

In Caterpie's Big DilemmaZander's Caterpie evolved into a Metapod. It knocked down part of a radio tower so it could have a place to evolve at all, having become giant after eating some enhanced Rare Candies. It later evolved again to become a Butterfree.

In Butterfree and Me!, multiple Metapod evolved into Butterfree on Wayfarer Island. One Metapod had been befriended by Ash as a Caterpie, and Ash helped it eventually evolve into Butterfree.

Minor appearances

In Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, Ash and Sam witnessed multiple Metapod evolving into Butterfree.

A Metapod appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

In Tracey Gets Bugged, a Metapod was among the Bug-type populace of Murcott Island.

wild Metapod appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Illusion Confusion!, a Metapod was one of the illusions composed by a group of Haunter and Gengar.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Metapod to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

A Metapod appeared in Riding the Winds of Change!.

A Metapod appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

In Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, a Metapod played in Lillie's garden. It appeared again in The Ol' Raise and Switch!.

In I Choose Paradise!, a Trainer's Metapod was at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

In Securing the Future!, two Trainers' Metapod joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

In The Battlefield of Truth and Love!, a Metapod watched Bewear and Stufful put on a performance in their hot springs.

In Working My Way Back to Mew!Goh caught a Metapod. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

In JN062, a Metapod in seen in a video evolving into Butterfree.

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.
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.
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.

Pokémon Origins

 
Metapod in Pokémon Origins

In File 1: Red, a Metapod was seen in Professor Oak's introduction, while another was under the ownership of Red. Red sent out Metapod during his Gym battle with Brock, where it was able to slow Onix down with String Shot but was defeated afterwards.

In the manga

 
Metapod in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Main article: Ash's Metapod

Ash's Caterpie evolved into Metapod in Play Misty For Me. It was depicted as slightly thinner than other Metapod, as well as having a large spike on its back.

How I Became a Pokémon Card

Midori was shown to have a Metapod.

Magical Pokémon Journey

A Metapod fell down from a tree in Clefairy Comes Through. Though Hazel put it back where it was, it fell again.

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."
 
 
Metapod in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Kitty

Metapod debuted in Bulbasaur, Come Home! as one of the Pokémon that gets out of its Poké Ball in Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In The Might of... Metapod?Yellow'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.

A wild Metapod appeared in the Wild Area in PASS04.

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.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

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.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Metapod appeared in Shu and Pikachu's Debut!.

A Metapod appeared in GDZ23.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Metapod appeared in Demanding Tests at the Pokémon School!.

A Metapod appeared in The Hardest Bug Pokémon Wins?!, under the ownership of Bugsy. It evolved into a Butterfree.

In the TCG

Main article: Metapod (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Metapod appears as a Spirit.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team: Metapod is Caterpie's friend.

Pokédex entries

Generation I     Kanto
#011
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     Johto
#025
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   Hoenn
#—
  Kanto
#011
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   Sinnoh
#—
  Johto
#025
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     Unova
#—
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   Kalos
Central #024
  Hoenn
#—
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   Alola
#018
  Kanto
#011
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.
Ultra Sun Its shell is filled with a thick liquid. All of the cells throughout its body are being rebuilt in preparation for evolution.
Ultra Moon Its hard shell doesn't crack a bit even if Pikipek pecks at it, but it will tip over, spilling out its insides.
Let's Go Pikachu Hardens its shell to protect itself. However, a large impact may cause it to pop out of its shell.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII     Galar
#014
Sword It is waiting for the moment to evolve. At this stage, it can only harden, so it remains motionless to avoid attack.
Shield Even though it is encased in a sturdy shell, the body inside is tender. It can't withstand a harsh attack.

 

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 ParkMorningDay
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Routes 26273435363738, and 39Azalea TownIlex ForestLake of Rage (Headbutt trees)
Silver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Crystal
Routes 24 and 25Ilex ForestMorningDay
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Ilex Forest (Headbutt trees)
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 ParkViridian ForestMorningDay
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Route 47Ilex Forest (Headbutt trees)
SoulSilver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
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 1 and 5Lush JungleMelemele Meadow
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 5Lush JungleMelemele Meadow
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Viridian Forest
Generation VIII  
Sword Shield
Rolling Fields
Bridge FieldDappled GroveRolling FieldsSouth Lake Miloch (Max Raid Battle)

 

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-15F)
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F), Sky Peak (1st Station Pass 1F-5th Station Pass 3F), Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F), Happy Outlook (1F-15F)
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
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (20th release)
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Pixie Glen (All Areas)Origin Hideaway: Old-Growth Woods (All Areas)
Generation VII  
Rumble Rush
Tutorial, Charizard Sea2019Butterfree SeaBulbasaur SeaCharizard SeaFinal

 

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 (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVsIVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • 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 VIII, 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:
  • In Generation I, the effectiveness of  Poison-type  moves is 2×.

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.webp TM82 Electroweb Electric Special 55 95% 15
Bag TR Steel Sprite.webp TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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 VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for 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.webp
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani011.webp
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
  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
MDP RT 011.webp Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush011Body.webp Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 48  
Base Attack: 60 Base Defense: 45 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW011.webp 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.webp
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.webp

 
 
Pokémon Shuffle
None.webp
Bug
None.webp Attack Power: 40 - 90 Raise Max Level.webp 5

#748
Shuffle011.webp

Swap++
Sometimes replaces five disruptions with this Pokémon.

 

Pokémon GO
GO011.webp Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 45 Base Defense: 80
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Caterpie Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Bug BiteTackle
Charged Attacks: Struggle

Evolution

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

 

Sprites

Generation I  
Red Blue   Yellow   Red Green
Spr 1b 011.webp Spr b g1 011.webp   Spr 1y 011.webp Spr b g1 011.webp   Spr 1g 011.webp Spr b g1 011.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
Spr 2g 011.webp Spr b 2g 011.webp   Spr 2s 011.webp Spr b 2g 011.webp   Spr 2c 011.webp Spr b 2c 011.webp
Spr 2g 011 s.webp Spr b 2g 011 s.webp   Spr 2s 011 s.webp Spr b 2g 011 s.webp   Spr 2c 011 s.webp Spr b 2g 011 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 011.webp Spr b 3r 011.webp   Spr 3e 011.webp Spr b 3r 011.webp   Spr 3f 011.webp Spr b 3f 011.webp
Spr 3r 011 s.webp Spr b 3r 011 s.webp   Spr 3e 011 s.webp Spr b 3r 011 s.webp   Spr 3f 011 s.webp Spr b 3f 011 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 011.webp Spr b 4d 011.webp   Spr 4d 011.webp Spr b 4p 011.webp   Spr 4h 011.webp Spr b 4p 011.webp
Spr 4d 011 s.webp Spr b 4d 011 s.webp   Spr 4d 011 s.webp Spr b 4p 011 s.webp   Spr 4h 011 s.webp Spr b 4p 011 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 011.webp Spr b 5b 011.webp   Spr 5b 011.webp Spr b 5b 011.webp
Spr 5b 011 s.webp Spr b 5b 011 s.webp   Spr 5b 011 s.webp Spr b 5b 011 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 011.webp Spr b 6x 011.webp   Spr 6x 011.webp Spr b 6x 011.webp
Spr 6x 011 s.webp Spr b 6x 011 s.webp   Spr 6x 011 s.webp Spr b 6x 011 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VII  
Sun Moon   Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 011.webp Spr b 7s 011.webp   Spr 7s 011.webp Spr b 7s 011.webp
Spr 7s 011 s.webp Spr b 7s 011 s.webp   Spr 7s 011 s.webp Spr b 7s 011 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
011MS8.webp For other sprites and images, please see Metapod images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

  • Metapod shares its category 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, TCG, 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 chrysalis. 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 and as the character designer for the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica, utilizes a likeness of herself cosplaying as a Metapod to represent herself in her works.
  • In the Space World '97 Super Game Boy demo version of Pokémon Gold, Metapod has a unique orange sprite that is exclusive to the demo.

Origin

Metapod seems to be based on a butterfly chrysalis, possibly that of the cabbage white butterfly due to its pointed shape and green color.

Name origin

Metapod may be a combination of metamorphosis and pod (a shell containing seeds).

Transel may be a combination of transform (to change appearance) and cell (a small room) or shell. It also might be a pun on ランドセル randoseru (school bag).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.webp Japanese トランセル Transel From トランス toransu and セル seru. Also likely a pun on ランドセル randoseru.
France Flag.webp French Chrysacier From chrysalide and acier
Spain Flag.webp Spanish Metapod Same as English name
Germany Flag.webp German Safcon From safe and cocoon
Italy Flag.webp Italian Metapod Same as English name
South Korea Flag.webp Korean 단데기 Tandegi From 단단하다 dandanhada and 번데기 beondegi
Hong Kong Flag.webp Cantonese Chinese 鐵甲蛹 Titgaapyúng
鐵甲蟲 Titgaapchùhng *
From 鐵甲 titgaap and 蛹 yúng
From 鐵甲 titgaap and 蟲 chùhng
China and Taiwan Flags.webp Mandarin Chinese 鐵甲蛹 / 铁甲蛹 Tiějiǎyǒng From 鐵甲 / 铁甲 Tiějiǎ and 蛹 yǒng
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related articles

  • Ash's Metapod
  • Kitty
  • Metapod (Red and Blue Rescue Team)

External links

  • Article on Wikipedia

 

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