|3'7" (1.1m)||70.5 lbs. (32kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NU/RU|| 2 Special Attack Points|
1 Special Defense Point
Butterfree (Pokédex. It is a Bug/Flying Type, and is known as the Butterfly Pokémon.) is the 12th Pokémon in the
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."
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.
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 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.
 Spin-Off Games
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
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.
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.
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
Bug Catching Contest
Headbutt Trees: Forest Areas
|Silver||Rare||Bug Catching Contest|
Headbutt Trees: Forest Areas
|XD: Gale of Darkness||Only One||Cipher Key Lair: Snag from Cipher Peon Targ|
|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|
 Pokédex Entries
|I||Pokémon Red||In battle, it flaps its wings at high speeds to release highly toxic dust into the air.|
|I||Pokémon Blue||In battle, it flaps its wings at high speeds to release highly toxic dust into the air.|
|I||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.|
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
Butterfree doesn't learn any moves by way of breeding.
 Pre-Evolution Exclusive Moves
 Via Level-Up
 Via Generation 5 Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Past Moves
 Via Move Tutor
 Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
 Via TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor
 Heart Gold/Soul Silver
 Via Dream World
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Evolution Line
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