Butterfree

Butterfree
バタフリー
12Butterfree.png
Metapod < Butterfree > Weedle
Species Type
Butterfly Pokémon Bug.gif Flying.gif
Number Ability
#12 Compound Eyes
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
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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 Compound Eyes 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

Biology

Physiology

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

Gender Differences

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

Game Information

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.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Butterfree can be caught in the wild at Route 5, Lush Jungle through S.O.S. Battles and Melemele Meadow. It can also be obtained by evolving a Metapod.

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.

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.

Anime/Manga Information

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.

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.

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.

Pokémon Information

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.

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 -- Friend Safari
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun/Moon 1% Route 5 (Specific Patches), Melemele Meadow
Sun/Moon 5% Route 5 (Specific Patches)
Sun/Moon 20% Lush Jungle (South) (S.O.S. Battle)

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 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.
Alpha 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.
VII Sun Close examination of its large eyes reveals that each eye is composed of a myriad of tiny eyes.
Moon When attacked by other Pokémon, it defends itself by scattering its poisonous scales and fluttering its wings.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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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

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Evolve Gust Flying.gif 40 100 Special.png
Start Confusion Psychic.gif 50 100 Special.png
11 Confusion Psychic.gif 50 100 Special.png
13 Poison Powder Poison.gif -- 75 Other.png
13 Stun Spore Grass.gif -- 75 Other.png
13 Sleep Powder Grass.gif -- 75 Other.png
17 Psybeam Psychic.gif 65 100 Special.png
19 Silver Wind Bug.gif 60 100 Special.png
23 Supersonic Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
25 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
29 Whirlwind Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
31 Bug Buzz Bug.gif 90 100 Special.png
35 Rage Powder Bug.gif -- -- Other.png
37 Captivate Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
41 Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
43 Air Slash Flying.gif 75 95 Special.png
47 Quiver Dance Bug.gif -- -- Other.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
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 Solar Beam 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
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 -- 85 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

Via Breeding

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

Pre-Evolution Exclusive Moves

Caterpie

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Start String Shot Bug.gif -- 95 Other.png
9 Bug Bite Bug.gif 60 100 Physical.png

Metapod

Via Level-Up
Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Harden Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 120*/140* -- Physical.png Special.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 120 -- Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 140*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 160 -- Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 190 -- Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 180 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 120 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 100 -- Special.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 100 -- Special.png

Evolution Line

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

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Rock.gif
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