Butterfree

012.gif
Butterfree
バタフリー
12Butterfree.png

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

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red In battle, it flaps its wings at high speeds to release highly toxic dust into the air.
Blue In battle, it flaps its wings at high speeds to release highly toxic dust into the air.
Yellow Its wings, covered with poisonous powders, repel water. This allows it to fly in the rain.
II Gold It collects honey everyday. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to the nest.
Silver Water-repellent water on its wings enables it to collect honey, even in the heaviest rains.
Crystal It flits from flower to flower, collecting honey. It can even identify distant flowers in bloom.
III 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.
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.
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.
FireRed The wings are protected by rain-repellent dust. As a result, this Pokémon can fly about even in rain.
LeafGreen In battle, it flaps its wings at great speed to release highly toxic dust into the air.
IV Diamond It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
Pearl It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
Platinum It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
HeartGold It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
SoulSilver Water-repellent powder on its wings enables it to collect honey, even in the heaviest of rains.
V Black It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
White It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
Black 2 It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
White 2 It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
VI X It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
Y The wings are protected by rain-repellent dust. As a result, this Pokémon can fly about even in rain.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
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- Min Max Max+
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
Speed
70
130 145 239 262

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

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

[edit] Via TM/HM

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

[edit] Via Breeding

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

[edit] Pre-Evolution Exclusive Moves

[edit] Caterpie

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
1 Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
1 String Shot Bug.gif N/A 95 Other.png
15 Bug Bite Bug.gif 60 100 Physical.png

[edit] Metapod

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

[edit] Past Moves

[edit] Generation III

[edit] Via Purification

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Morning Sun Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor

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

[edit] Generation IV

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

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

[edit] Generation V

[edit] Via Dream World

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Air Cutter Flying.gif 55 95 Special.png

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

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

[edit] Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 7
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 10
012.gif
Butterfree


[edit] Type Matchups

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

Related Threads

Butterfree oh Butterfree, where for art thou Butterfree? (and other question(s)) - last post by @ Jan 7, 2004
Shiny Butterfree is all wrong! - last post by @ Jun 9, 2010
Some help with my team and butterfree - last post by @ Oct 15, 2010
Butterfree VS Crobat - last post by @ Jan 7, 2013
Butterfree ownage - last post by @ Jul 4, 2012
Last edited by leDinx on 18 September 2014 at 04:32
This page has been accessed 20,206 times.