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Shiny Caterpie

Class: Shiny Common
Type:
Bug
Catch Rate: 127
Level Gain Rate: S Medium Fast
Base Reward EXP: 79
Reward EV Point: HP: 1
Shiny Caterpie in game: 122 Who?
AVG Level: 96
Gender Ratios:
50% Male / 50% Female
Pokemon Id: 2010

Base Stats

HP: 56
Attack: 37
Defense: 43
SpAttack: 25
SpDefense: 25
Speed: 56
Total: 242
Default Ability 1: Perfect Body
Default Ability 2: Bug Shield
Default Ability 3: Defense Gainer
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: illustrationoverdose

Where Shiny Caterpie can be captured:

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Shiny 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%

Shiny Caterpie's Transformation Line

#2010 Shiny Caterpie
Bug (Type 1)
Level 25
#2011 Shiny Metapod
Bug (Type 1)
Level 49
#2012 Shiny Butterfree
Bug (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)
Level 61
Use item Ultimate Gem
#10012 Shiny Mega Butterfree
Bug (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)
#2010 Shiny Caterpie
Bug (Type 1)
Level 25
#2011 Shiny Metapod
Bug (Type 1)
Level 49
#2012 Shiny Butterfree
Bug (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)
Level 61
Use item Prismatic Gem
#26012 Shiny Giga Butterfree
Bug (Type 1) Flying (Type 2)

Shiny Caterpie's Other Forms

#10 Caterpie
Bug (Type 1)

Shiny 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 Shiny 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
ID: 603 String Shot TM269 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 95
Pokémon: Shiny Caterpie - Level Gain Rate: S Medium Fast - Class: Shiny
This level gain rate Pokémon required total EXP amounts for each level
L 1: 0 EXP
L 2: 96 EXP
L 3: 324 EXP
L 4: 768 EXP
L 5: 1,500 EXP
L 6: 2,592 EXP
L 7: 4,116 EXP
L 8: 6,144 EXP
L 9: 8,748 EXP
L 10: 12,000 EXP
L 11: 15,972 EXP
L 12: 20,736 EXP
L 13: 26,364 EXP
L 14: 32,928 EXP
L 15: 40,500 EXP
L 16: 49,152 EXP
L 17: 58,956 EXP
L 18: 69,984 EXP
L 19: 82,308 EXP
L 20: 96,000 EXP
L 21: 111,132 EXP
L 22: 127,776 EXP
L 23: 146,004 EXP
L 24: 165,888 EXP
L 25: 187,500 EXP
L 26: 210,912 EXP
L 27: 236,196 EXP
L 28: 263,424 EXP
L 29: 292,668 EXP
L 30: 324,000 EXP
L 31: 357,492 EXP
L 32: 393,216 EXP
L 33: 431,244 EXP
L 34: 471,648 EXP
L 35: 514,500 EXP
L 36: 559,872 EXP
L 37: 607,836 EXP
L 38: 658,464 EXP
L 39: 711,828 EXP
L 40: 768,000 EXP
L 41: 827,052 EXP
L 42: 889,056 EXP
L 43: 954,084 EXP
L 44: 1,022,208 EXP
L 45: 1,093,500 EXP
L 46: 1,168,032 EXP
L 47: 1,245,876 EXP
L 48: 1,327,104 EXP
L 49: 1,411,788 EXP
L 50: 1,500,000 EXP
L 51: 1,591,812 EXP
L 52: 1,687,296 EXP
L 53: 1,786,524 EXP
L 54: 1,889,568 EXP
L 55: 1,996,500 EXP
L 56: 2,107,392 EXP
L 57: 2,222,316 EXP
L 58: 2,341,344 EXP
L 59: 2,464,548 EXP
L 60: 2,592,000 EXP
L 61: 2,723,772 EXP
L 62: 2,859,936 EXP
L 63: 3,000,564 EXP
L 64: 3,145,728 EXP
L 65: 3,295,500 EXP
L 66: 3,449,952 EXP
L 67: 3,609,156 EXP
L 68: 3,773,184 EXP
L 69: 3,942,108 EXP
L 70: 4,116,000 EXP
L 71: 4,294,932 EXP
L 72: 4,478,976 EXP
L 73: 4,668,204 EXP
L 74: 4,862,688 EXP
L 75: 5,062,500 EXP
L 76: 5,267,712 EXP
L 77: 5,478,396 EXP
L 78: 5,694,624 EXP
L 79: 5,916,468 EXP
L 80: 6,144,000 EXP
L 81: 6,377,292 EXP
L 82: 6,616,416 EXP
L 83: 6,861,444 EXP
L 84: 7,112,448 EXP
L 85: 7,369,500 EXP
L 86: 7,632,672 EXP
L 87: 7,902,036 EXP
L 88: 8,177,664 EXP
L 89: 8,459,628 EXP
L 90: 8,748,000 EXP
L 91: 9,042,852 EXP
L 92: 9,344,256 EXP
L 93: 9,652,284 EXP
L 94: 9,967,008 EXP
L 95: 10,288,500 EXP
L 96: 10,616,832 EXP
L 97: 10,952,076 EXP
L 98: 11,294,304 EXP
L 99: 11,643,588 EXP
L 100: 12,000,000 EXP
L 101: 12,600,000 EXP
L 102: 13,230,000 EXP
L 103: 13,891,000 EXP
L 104: 14,585,000 EXP
L 105: 15,314,000 EXP
L 106: 16,079,000 EXP
L 107: 16,882,000 EXP
L 108: 17,726,000 EXP
L 109: 18,612,000 EXP
L 110: 19,542,000 EXP
L 111: 20,519,000 EXP
L 112: 21,544,000 EXP
L 113: 22,621,000 EXP
L 114: 23,752,000 EXP
L 115: 24,939,000 EXP
L 116: 26,185,000 EXP
L 117: 27,494,000 EXP
L 118: 28,868,000 EXP
L 119: 30,311,000 EXP
L 120: 31,826,000 EXP



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Caterpie (Pokémon)

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Blastoise #009: Blastoise
Pokémon
#011: Metapod Metapod
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Caterpie (disambiguation).
Caterpie
Worm Pokémon
キャタピー
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 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Weight
6.4 lbs. 2.9 kg
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
Shape
Body14.webp
Footprint
F010.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

Caterpie (Japaneseキャタピー Caterpie) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

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 with a yellow underside and teardrop-shaped tail. There are yellow ring-shaped markings down the sides of its segmented body, which resemble its eyes and are meant to scare off predators. Its most notable characteristic is the bright red antenna (osmeterium) on its head, which releases a stench to repel predators. Despite these features and its camouflage in green foliage, Caterpie is often preyed upon by Flying-type Pokémon. Its four tiny feet are tipped with suction cups, permitting this Pokémon to scale most surfaces with minimal effort.

Caterpie is easy to capture and grows quickly, making it ideal for new Trainers.

As Caterpie grow and develop over time, it 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. It has a voracious appetite, which drives it to eat a hundred leaves a day. It will even eat leaves bigger than itself. According to Pokémon Adventures, its favorite food is the Vermilion flower. Caterpie lives in temperate forests and jungles.

In the anime

Main series

 
Caterpie in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Caterpie

Caterpie debuted in Pokémon Emergency!, where Ash encountered it in Viridian Forest. He caught it in Ash Catches a Pokémon, making Caterpie the first Pokémon he caught in the wild. It evolved into Metapod in the same episode after a battle with Team Rocket, and then into Butterfree during the following episode.

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

Other

In The Dunsparce DeceptionBucky's Caterpie competed in a race with Dunsparce, but it ultimately lost due to its slow speed. It also helped him catch a Dunsparce of his own.

In Caterpie's Big DilemmaZander's Caterpie ate some of Dr. Gordon's enhanced Rare Candies and turned giant as a result. It eventually evolved into a Mothra-sized Butterfree before it reverted to its normal size.

In Butterfree and Me!, Ash befriended a Caterpie at Wayfarer Island after realizing it had yet to evolve, which reminded Ash of his own Caterpie. As a result, he helped Caterpie evolve into Metapod and then into Butterfree.

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

Minor appearances

In Bulbasaur and the Hidden VillageMelanie cared for a Caterpie. It reappeared in a flashback in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.

Trainer's Caterpie appeared in Electric Shock Showdown.

In Battle Aboard the St. Anne, a Caterpie was aboard the St. Anne.

In Pokémon Fashion Flash, a Caterpie was on Scissor Street.

A Caterpie appeared in a fantasy in Dig Those Diglett!.

In The Ultimate Test, an image of Caterpie was used in the exams.

A Caterpie appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

A Caterpie appeared in Clefairy Tales.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Trainer's Caterpie was defeated by Mewtwo while it was serving Giovanni.

In In the Pink, Caterpie was one of the species seen on Pinkan Island turned pink by consuming the Pinkan Berry.

In Tracey Gets Bugged, multiple Caterpie were residents of Murcott Island.

Two Caterpie appeared in a flashback in Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?, one each under the ownership of Ralph and Emily.

A wild Caterpie appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

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

In For Crying Out Loud, multiple Caterpie were accidentally splashed by Wilhomena's Marill.

In Gettin' The Bugs Out, multiple Caterpie resided in the Azalea Gym. One Caterpie scared Misty by coming down the trees. Later on, they assisted in apprehending Team Rocket with silk.

In The Bug Stops Here, a Caterpie was chased away by Misty after she found it talking with Togepi.

In Carrying On!, a Caterpie was in Way Away Island's Pokémon Center.

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

Multiple Caterpie appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest. One of them appeared during the movie's opening intro, which was reused for Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

In Got Miltank?, a Caterpie was a resident in a Pokémon-exclusive oasis.

In For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!, multiple Caterpie were protecting the Tin Tower after Team Rocket stole the Crystal Bells on the top floor.

In Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution, a Caterpie fell sick due to Team Rocket's experiments.

A Caterpie appeared in Camp Pikachu.

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

A Caterpie appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

A Caterpie appeared in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

A Caterpie appeared in The Green Guardian.

Coordinator‘s Caterpie appeared in What I Did for Love!.

In Some Enchanted Sweetening!, two Caterpie were lured in by the Honey that Cheryl had slathered onto a tree. Additional Caterpie also appeared in a boss fantasy in the same episode, but said boss fantasy was cut from the dub due to it containing suggestive material.

A Caterpie appeared in The Grass-Type Is Always Greener!.

Two Caterpie appeared in An Angry Combeenation!.

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

A Caterpie appeared in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

Multiple Caterpie appeared in Coming Full-Festival Circle!.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, a Caterpie was in Pokémon Hills.

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

In Lumiose City Pursuit!Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!Day Three Blockbusters!, and Battling With a Clean Slate!, a Caterpie was a resident of Professor Sycamore's lab.

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

In Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, two Caterpie were playing in Lillie's garden. One of them reappeared in The Ol' Raise and Switch!.

A Caterpie appeared in a fantasy in Lulled to La-La Land!.

Multiple wild Caterpie appeared in Alola, Kanto!.

A Trainer's Caterpie appeared in Now You See Them, Now You Don't!.

A Caterpie appeared in Tasting the Bitter with the Sweet!.

A Trainer's Caterpie appeared in The Power of Us.

Four Caterpie appeared in Securing the Future!, with three under the ownership of different Trainers and the fourth being wild. They 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 Caterpie watched Bewear and Stufful put on a performance in their hot springs.

A Trainer's Caterpie appeared in Exhibition Unmasked!.

In From Z to Shining Z!, a Trainer's Caterpie watched the battle between Ash's Pikachu and Tapu Koko.

Two Caterpie appeared in a flashback in Enter Pikachu!, with one of them being caught by a female Trainer.

Three Caterpie appeared in a video hologram in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!.

In A Snow Day for Searching!, Goh's Butterfree encountered a Caterpie while it was out looking for Cubone's bone.

A Trainer's Caterpie appeared in Caring for a Mystery!.

A Trainer's Caterpie appeared in A Festival Reunion!.

A Caterpie appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!.

A Trainer's Caterpie appeared in That New Old Gang of Mine!.

A Caterpie appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.

In JN062, a Caterpie in seen in a video evolving all the way into Butterfree.

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.
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.

Pokémon Origins

 
Caterpie in Pokémon Origins

In File 1: Red, a Caterpie was seen in Professor Oak's introduction, while Red caught another, which was registered in his Pokédex. It evolved into Metapod before his Gym battle with Brock.

In File 3: Giovanni, two Caterpie were seen caged in the Rocket Hideout and Silph Co., respectively.

Pokémon Generations

 
Caterpie in Pokémon Generations

In The AdventurePikachu encountered and battled a Caterpie in Viridian Forest.

In the manga

 
Caterpie in Pokémon Adventures

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Main article: Ash's Caterpie

Ash's Caterpie is the second wild Pokémon that Ash catches, being caught in Pikachu, I See You!. It evolves twice in Play Misty For Me—first into Metapod while Ash is showing it off 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.

Magical Pokémon Journey

A Caterpie appeared in Tangela's Secret.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Goh caught a Caterpie in JNM03, just like he does in the anime.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Kitty

Caterpie debuted in 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.

A Caterpie appeared as a silhouette when Green talks about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

A Caterpie appeared 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 Route 9, where she and Blue were training. 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. As a result, Kitty evolved into Metapod and then into Butterfree right afterwards.

A Caterpie was mentioned as one of the Pokémon Crystal had caught 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 participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

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

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

Shu caught a Caterpie in Shu and Pikachu's Debut!. He uses it in various productive ways, mostly involving strange uses of its String Shot.

A Caterpie appeared in GDZ23.

A Caterpie appeared in GDZ48.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

Main article: Caterpie (Red and Blue Rescue Team)

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

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Caterpie appeared in Catch That Pokémon Thief!!.

A Caterpie appeared in The Legendary Pokémon Appears!!.

A Caterpie appeared in Regain the Deserted Power Plant!.

A Caterpie appeared in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!, where it was one of the Pokémon that took part in a baseball match. It was seen with Green during the game.

A Caterpie appeared in Pikachu's Birthday Party.

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

A Caterpie appeared in The Hardest Bug Pokémon Wins?!.

In the TCG

Main article: Caterpie (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery DungeonCaterpie 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     Kanto
#010
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     Johto
#024
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   Hoenn
#—
  Kanto
#010
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   Sinnoh
#—
  Johto
#024
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     Unova
#—
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   Kalos
Central #023
  Hoenn
#—
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   Alola
#017
  Kanto
#010
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.
Ultra Sun Perhaps because it would like to grow up quickly, it has a voracious appetite, eating a hundred leaves a day.
Ultra Moon Its body is soft and weak. In nature, its perpetual fate is to be seen by others as food.
Let's Go Pikachu If you touch the feeler on top of its head, it will release a horrible stink to protect itself.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII     Galar
#013
Sword For protection, it releases a horrible stench from the antenna on its head to drive away enemies.
Shield Its short feet are tipped with suction pads that enable it to tirelessly climb slopes and walls.

 

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
Routes 26273435363738, and 39Azalea TownIlex ForestLake of Rage (Headbutt trees)
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 trees)
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 ParkViridian ForestMorningDay
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Ilex Forest (Headbutt trees)
SoulSilver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
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 1 and 5Lush JungleMelemele Meadow
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Routes 1 and 5Melemele Meadow
Lush Jungle (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Route 2Viridian Forest
Generation VIII  
Sword Shield
Route 1
Bridge FieldDappled GroveRolling FieldsSouth Lake Miloch (Max Raid Battle)

 

In side games

Generation I  
Pinball
Red and Blue FieldViridian 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 (B2F-B4F)
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
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 Sea2019Pinsir SeaButterfree SeaBulbasaur SeaCharizard SeaFinal
Generation VIII  
New Snap
Florio Nature ParkNight

 

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 (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 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 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 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/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
  • 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 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 Caterpie 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 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 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 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

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 Caterpie
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Caterpie
  • × 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
Headbutt Caterpie (Expedition 96)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin010.webp Pinani010.webp
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani010.webp
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
  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
MDP RT 010.webp Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush010Body.webp Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 46  
Base Attack: 59 Base Defense: 40 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW010.webp 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.webp Strong: Tepig icon.webp Weak: Snivy icon.webp
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.webp

 
 
Pokémon Shuffle
None.webp
Bug
None.webp Attack Power: 30 - 85 Raise Max Level.webp 5

#747
Shuffle010.webp

Flash Mob
Increases damage when there are more Pokémon with the same type in the puzzle area.

 

Pokémon GO
GO010.webp Base Stamina: 128 Base Attack: 55 Base Defense: 55
Egg Distance: N/A* Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Caterpie Candy 12
Fast Attacks: Bug BiteTackle
Charged Attacks: Struggle
New Pokémon Snap
NPS010.webp
Photodex entry #011
This eager eater consumes leaf after leaf while hiding in tall grass. When Caterpie senses danger, it exudes a horrible odor from the antenna on its head to protect itself.

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 010.webp Spr b g1 010.webp   Spr 1y 010.webp Spr b g1 010.webp   Spr 1g 010.webp Spr b g1 010.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
Spr 2g 010.webp Spr b 2g 010.webp   Spr 2s 010.webp Spr b 2g 010.webp   Spr 2c 010.webp Spr b 2c 010.webp
Spr 2g 010 s.webp Spr b 2g 010 s.webp   Spr 2s 010 s.webp Spr b 2g 010 s.webp   Spr 2c 010 s.webp Spr b 2c 010 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 010.webp Spr b 3r 010.webp   Spr 3e 010.webp Spr b 3e 010.webp   Spr 3f 010.webp Spr b 3f 010.webp
Spr 3r 010 s.webp Spr b 3r 010 s.webp   Spr 3e 010 s.webp Spr b 3e 010 s.webp   Spr 3f 010 s.webp Spr b 3f 010 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 010.webp Spr b 4d 010.webp   Spr 4d 010.webp Spr b 4d 010.webp   Spr 4h 010.webp Spr b 4h 010.webp
Spr 4d 010 s.webp Spr b 4d 010 s.webp   Spr 4d 010 s.webp Spr b 4d 010 s.webp   Spr 4h 010 s.webp Spr b 4d 010 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 010.webp Spr b 5b 010.webp   Spr 5b 010.webp Spr b 5b 010.webp
Spr 5b 010 s.webp Spr b 5b 010 s.webp   Spr 5b 010 s.webp Spr b 5b 010 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 010.webp Spr b 6x 010.webp   Spr 6x 010.webp Spr b 6x 010.webp
Spr 6x 010 s.webp Spr b 6x 010 s.webp   Spr 6x 010 s.webp Spr b 6x 010 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VII  
Sun Moon   Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 010.webp Spr b 7s 010.webp   Spr 7s 010.webp Spr b 7s 010.webp
Spr 7s 010 s.webp Spr b 7s 010 s.webp   Spr 7s 010 s.webp Spr b 7s 010 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
010MS8.webp For other sprites and images, please see Caterpie images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

  • Caterpie was both the first Pokémon to be caught and the first Pokémon to evolve in the anime.
  • Caterpie shares its category with Wurmple and Snom. They are 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 except struggling and lowering 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 shape was Body02.webp.
  • 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 WeedleMagikarpIgglybuffCarvanhaAttack Forme Deoxys, and Stonjourner for having the lowest Special Defense stat of all Pokémon.

Origin

Caterpie seems to be based on a caterpillar, particularly the Asian swallowtaileastern tiger swallowtail, or spicebush swallowtail due to its green body, yellow eyespots, and red osmeterium. The tip of its tail resembles the horn that many species of hawk moth larvae have on their rear ends.

Name origin

Caterpie may be a corruption of caterpillar.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.webp Japanese キャタピー Caterpie From キャタピラー kyatapirā
France Flag.webp French Chenipan From chenille and pan; also a pun on chenapan
Spain Flag.webp Spanish Caterpie Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.webp German Raupy From Raupe
Italy Flag.webp Italian Caterpie Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.webp Korean 캐터피 Caterpie Same as Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.webp Cantonese Chinese 綠毛蟲 Luhkmòuhchùhng From 綠 luhk and 毛毛蟲 mòuhmòuhchùhng
China and Taiwan Flags.webp Mandarin Chinese 綠毛蟲 / 绿毛虫 Lǜmáochóng From 綠 / 绿  and 毛毛蟲 / 毛毛虫 máomáochóng
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related articles

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

External links

  • Article on Wikipedia

 

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