Butterfree

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Butterfree
バタフリー
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Metapod < Butterfree > Weedle

Species Type
Butterfly Pokémon Bug.pngFlying.png
Number Ability
#12 Compoundeyes
Tinted Lens
Height Weight
3'7" (1.1m) 70.5 lbs. (32kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Metapod None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Bug 45
Tier EV Yield
NU/RU 2 Special Attack Points
1 Special Defense Point

Butterfree (バタフリー) is the 12th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Bug/Flying Type, and is known as the Butterfly Pokémon.

Butterfree uses the Compoundeyes Ability. This Ability raises the Accuracy of this Pokémon's attack by 30%. Butterfree's Hidden Ability is the Tinted Lens Ability, which doubles the power of attacks that are "not very effective."

Caterpie can evolve into Metapod at Level 7, and evolve a second time into Buterfree starting at Level 10.

Butterfree is in the Bug Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 3,840 Steps to hatch. It takes Butterfree One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Butterfree takes on the appearance of a purple butterfly with red eyes. It has a blue nose, hands and feet.

[edit] Gender Differences

There is an extra purple marking on the wings of a Female Butterfree, which aren't present on a Male Butterfree.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Butterfree can only be obtained by evolving a Metapod in Red, Blue, Yellow, Fire Red and Leaf Green.

Butterfree can be found at the Bug Catching Competition in Gold and Silver. In Gold and Crystal, Butterfree inhabit Route 2 and small Trees that can be struck with a Headbutt. Butterfree can also be found on Routes 24 and 25 in Crystal.

In Pokémon Heart Gold, Butterfree can be found at Route 2, the Viridian Forest, the Bug Catching Contest, and Ilex Forest by using Headbutt on the trees. Butterfree appears at the Bug Catching Contest in Pokémon Soul Silver.

Butterfree can be found on Route 12 in Pokémon White. In Pokémon White 2, Butterfree appear at a Hidden Grotto inside Pinwheel Forest.

Butterfree can be obtained by either evolving a Metapod or in a Bug-Type Friend Safari in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Butterfree is a Shadow Pokémon in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, obtainable by Snagging it from Cipher Peon Targ inside the Cipher Key Lair.

Butterfree can be found at Secret Storage 1 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

The only way to obtain a Butterfree in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve a Metapod. Butterfree can be found at Apple Woods 1F-7F in Explorers of Time and Explorers of Sky, leaving evolving a Metapod as the only method of obtaining a Butterfree in Explorers of Darkness. Butterfree appears in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing in each games Weird, Legendary, and Final-themed areas.

Butterfree has yet to appear in any of the Pokémon Ranger games as of writing.

Butterfree can be found at Sun-Dappled Bank Treetops 2-1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Butterfree is listed in eight sets and the Southern Islands Collection. Butterfree is listed as a Common Card in the Versus set and as an Uncommon Card in the Jungle Set. Butterfree is listed as a Rare Card in the Neo Discovery, Expedition (2), EX FireRed and LeafGreen, Great Encounters, Supreme Victors and HeartGold/SoulSilver sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Ash's Metapod would evolve into a Butterfree in the episode Challenge of the Samurai. It would also battle Misty during a Gym Battle in Water Flowers of Cerulean City, and get traded to another trainer in Battle Aboard the St. Anne, only to be traded back to Ash. Ash would release his Butterfree to breed in Bye-Bye Butterfree.

Other trainers have also used Butterfree, including Richie, Drew and Solidad.

[edit] Movies

A trainer named Lisa would use a Butterfree in Spell of the Unown. Wild Butterfree make appearances in The Power of One and Mewtwo Returns, along with the Pikachu Shorts Pikachu's Vacation, Pikachu's Rescue Adventure and Camp Pikachu.

[edit] Manga

Yellow's Metapod, nicknamed Peesk, would evolve into a Butterfree in Chapter 89, becoming a key member of Yellow's Pokémon lineup in the process.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Butterfree finds itself in the Never-Utilized and Rarely-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. Quiver Dance allows Butterfree to become a powerful Special Sweeper, increasing its Special Attack, Special Defense and Speed. Additionally, Butterfree can be utilized for spreading around Status Conditions, including Paralysis, Poison and Sleep.

Dealing with Butterfree isn't that hard due to low Defenses, as Stealth Rock removes half of its HP. Priority moves and Pokémon with powerful attacks will be able to defeat Butterfree, but if Butterfree isn't beaten before it can set up, it can be troublesome.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow None Evolve Metapod
Gold Few Route 2
Bug Catching Contest
Headbutt Trees: Forest Areas
Silver Rare Bug Catching Contest
Crystal Few Route 2
Route 24
Route 25
National Park
Headbutt Trees: Forest Areas
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed/LeafGreen None Evolve Metapod
XD: Gale of Darkness Only One Cipher Key Lair: Snag from Cipher Peon Targ
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Metapod
HeartGold/SoulSilver 5% National Park: Bug Catching Contest (Before Obtaining National Pokédex/Tuesday
Heart Gold 10% Route 2 (Morning)
Viridian Forest (Morning)
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
White 5% Route 12 (Shaking Spots)
Black 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
White 2 Unknown% Inside Pinwheel Forest: Hidden Grotto
X/Y None Evolve Metapod
X/Y Unknown% Friend Safari

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red In battle, it flaps its wings at high speeds to release highly toxic dust into the air.
Pokémon Blue In battle, it flaps its wings at high speeds to release highly toxic dust into the air.
Pokémon Yellow Its wings, covered with poisonous powders, repel water. This allows it to fly in the rain.



II Pokémon Gold It collects honey everyday. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to the nest.
II Pokémon Silver Water-repellent water on its wings enables it to collect honey, even in the heaviest rains.
II Pokémon Crystal It flits from flower to flower, collecting honey. It can even identify distant flowers in bloom.



III Pokémon Ruby Butterfree has a superior ability to search for delicious honey from flowers. It can even search out, extract, and carry honey from flowers that are blooming over six miles from its nest.
III Pokémon Sapphire Butterfree has a superior ability to search for delicious honey from flowers. It can even search out, extract, and carry honey from flowers that are blooming over six miles from its nest.
III Pokémon Emerald It has a superior ability to search for delicious honey from flowers. It can seek, extract, and carry honey from flowers blooming over six miles away.
III Pokémon FireRed The wings are protected by rain-repellent dust. As a result, this Pokémon can fly about even in rain.
III Pokémon LeafGreen In battle, it flaps its wings at great speed to release highly toxic dust into the air.



IV Pokémon Diamond It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
IV Pokémon Pearl It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
IV Pokémon Platinum It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
IV Pokémon HeartGold It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver Water-repellent powder on its wings enables it to collect honey, even in the heaviest of rains.



V Pokémon Black It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
V Pokémon White It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
V Pokémon Black 2 It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
V Pokémon White 2 It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.



VI Pokémon X It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
VI Pokémon Y The wings are protected by rain-repellent dust. As a result, this Pokémon can fly about even in rain.

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stat
Speed Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Power Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png


[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
60
- 230 324 -
Atk
45
85 95 189 207
Def
50
94 105 199 218
Sp. Atk
90
166 185 279 306
Sp. Def
80
148 165 259 284
Spd
70
130 145 239 262

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start
10
Confusion Psychic.png 50 100 Special
12 Poisonpowder Poison.png N/A 75 Status
12 Stun Spore Grass.png N/A 75 Status
12 Sleep Powder Grass.png N/A 75 Status
16 Gust Flying.png 40 100 Special
18 Supersonic Normal.png N/A 55 Status
22 Whirlwind Normal.png N/A 100 Status
24 Psybeam Psychic.png 65 100 Special
28 Silver Wind Bug.png 60 100 Special
30 Tailwind Flying.png N/A N/A Status
34 Rage Powder Bug.png N/A N/A Status
36 Safeguard Normal.png N/A N/A Status
40 Captivate Normal.png N/A 100 Status
42 Bug Buzz Bug.png 90 100 Special
46 Quiver Dance Bug.png N/A N/A Status

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM09 Venoshock Poison.png 65 100 Special
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM19 Roost Flying.png -- -- Status
TM20 Safeguard Normal.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.png 120 100 Special
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM29 Psychic Psychic.png 90 100 Special
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.png 80 100 Special
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM46 Thief Dark.png 40 100 Physical
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.png 90 100 Special
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.png 55 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM70 Flash Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM76 Struggle Bug Bug.png 50 100 Special
TM77 Psych Up Normal.png -- -- Status
TM83 Infestation Bug.png 20 100 Status
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.png 100 100 Special
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.png -- -- Status
TM89 U-turn Bug.png 70 100 Physical
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM100 Confide Normal.png -- -- Status


[edit] Via Breeding

Butterfree doesn't learn any moves by way of breeding.

[edit] Pre-Evolution Exclusive Moves

[edit] Caterpie

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
1 Tackle Normal.png 50 100 Physical
1 String Shot Bug.png N/A 95 Status
15 Bug Bite Bug.png 60 100 Physical

[edit] Metapod

[edit] Via Level-Up
Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
1
7
Harden Normal.png N/A N/A Status
[edit] Via Generation 5 Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Iron Defense Steel.png -- --% Status

[edit] Past Moves

[edit] Generation III

[edit] Via Purification

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Morning Sun Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Mimic Normal.png -- --% Status
[edit] Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Nightmare Ghost.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation IV

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Air Cutter Flying.png 55 95% Special
Ominous Wind Ghost.png 60 100% Special
Swift Normal.png 60 --% Special
Twister Dragon.png 40 100% Special
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
String Shot Bug.png -- 95% Status

[edit] Generation V

[edit] Via Dream World

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Air Cutter Flying.png 55 95% Special

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Electroweb Electric.png 55 95% Special
Giga Drain Grass.png 75 100% Special
Signal Beam Bug.png 75 100% Special
Skill Swap Psychic.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Caterpie Metapod Butterfree
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Level 7 -- Level 10

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Grass.png
Psychic.png
Bug.png
Fighting.png
Fire.png
Flying.png
Ghost.png
Poison.png
Steel.png
Electric.png
Bug.png
Fighting.png
Grass.png
Ground.png
Fire.png
Flying.png
Rock.png
Electric.png
Ice.png
Rock.png

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