|#10|| Shield Dust|
|1' (0.3m)||6.4 lbs. (2.9kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NFE||1 HP Point|
Caterpie uses the Shield Dust Ability. This Ability prevents the secondary effects of damage-dealing attacks from working. Caterpie's Hidden Ability is the Run Away Ability, which enables Caterpie to run away from battles against a Wild Pokémon unless a trapping Move or Ability is in effect.
Caterpie is in the Bug Egg group, and its Egg takes approximately 3,840 steps to hatch. It takes Caterpie One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Caterpie takes on the appearance of a small green caterpillar with pink antennae and a yellow underside.
 Gender Differences
Caterpie doesn't have any characteristics to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
Caterpie appears at the National Park, Ilex Forest and Routes 2, 30 & 31 in Gold and Crystal. Caterpie only appears during the Bug Catching Competition in Pokémon Silver & Pokémon Soul Silver. Caterpie also appears at Routes 24 & 25 in Crystal.
Caterpie doesn't appear in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum until after the National Pokédex has been obtained, and it appears at the South End of Route 204 with Fire Red Inserted into the Game Boy Advance Slot of a Nintendo DS. Caterpie also appears at Eterna Forest in Platinum under the aforementioned conditions. In Pokémon Heart Gold, Caterpie appears at Routes 2, 30 and 31, along with Ilex Forest, the National Park, Viridian Forest, any of the Headbutt Trees in Ilex Forest and the Bug Catching Contest.
 Spin-Off Games
Caterpie appears at Phobos Train, Endless Level 9, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Caterpie appears at Wish Cave 2F-4F in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. Caterpie appears at Apple Woods 1F-4F and Oran Forest 1F-4F in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky.
Caterpie appears in all three versions of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the first five floors of each game's Weird-themed area and on floors 3-6 in each game's respective Final-themed area.
Caterpie has yet to appear in any of the Pokémon Ranger games as of writing.
Caterpie can be found in the Meadow Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. Knock it out of a tree, then complete a Tag Race to obtain it. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Caterpie appears at Windmill Way in the Arbor Area. You'll have to defeat it in battle to befriend it, after which you'll be able to call it into battle.
Caterpie can be found at Sun-Dappled Bank Treetops 2-1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
 Trading Card Game
Caterpie appears in a total of six sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Base, Neo Discovery, Expedition, EX FireRed and Leaf Green, Great Encounters & Heart Gold/Soul Silver sets.
 Anime/Manga Information
Ash would capture a Caterpie in the Viridian Forest in the episode "Ash Catches a Pokémon," the first Pokémon that he captured. Despite getting weakened in a battle against a Wild Pidgeotto, it was able to drive off Team Rocket's attack by using String Shot on Koffing, Ekans and Meowth. It evolved into a Metapod by the episode's end.
A Caterpie was accidentally set free from Professor Oak's Lab, only to be recaptured by Red in Chapter 2.
In Chapter 49, Yellow would save a Caterpie from getting caught in the fire and flames as a result of a battle against Super Nerd Miles in Celadon City. This Caterpie would follow Yellow and would join her team in Chapter 53. She would nickname her Caterpie Peesk, who would evolve in Chapter 89.
WIld Caterpie have made appearances in Chapters 3 and 133.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Caterpie is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
 Area Locations
 Pokédex Entries
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
Caterpie doesn't learn any moves by way of TM/HM.
 Via Breeding
Caterpie doesn't learn any moves by way of breeding.
 Generation V Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Black 2/White 2)
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
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