|#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 has the Shield Dust Ability. This Ability prevents the secondary effects of damage-dealing attacks from working. A second Ability is available to Caterpie from the Dream World, the Run Away Ability. This Ability enables Caterpie to run away from battle against a Wild Pokémon.
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
|Silver||Few||Bug Catching Contest|
|Diamond/Pearl/Platinum||8%||Route 204: South (Fire Red Inserted into Nintendo DS' GBA Slot)|
|Platinum||8%||Route 204 (North/South)|
Eterna Forest (Fire Red Inserted into Nintendo DS' GBA Slot)
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||20%||National Park: Bug Catching Contest (Before Obtaining National Pokédex/Tuesday|
|National Park (Day)|
Route 2 (Morning/Day)
|Heart Gold||35%||Route 30 (Morning)|
Route 31 (Morning/Day)
|Viridian Forest (Morning/Day)|
Route 30 (Morning)
Ilex Forest (Morning)
National Park (Morning)
|Heart Gold||60%||Ilex Forest (Day)|
|Black||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade|
|Black 2||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade|
|White 2||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World or Breed Butterfree|
 Pokédex Entries
|I||Pokémon Red||Its short feet are tipped with suction pads that enable it to tirelessly climb slopes and walls.|
|I||Pokémon Blue||Its short feet are tipped with suction pads that enable it to tirelessly climb slopes and walls.|
|I||Pokémon Yellow||If you touch the feeler on top of its head, it will release a horrible stink to protect itself.|
|II||Pokémon Gold||For protection, it releases a horrible stench from the antennae on its head to drive away enemies.|
|II||Pokémon Silver||Its feet have suction cups designed to stick to any surface. It tenaciously climbs trees to forage.|
|II||Pokémon Crystal||It crawls into foliage where it camouflages itself among leaves that are the same color as its body.|
|III||Pokémon Ruby||Caterpie has a voracious appetite. It can devour leaves bigger than its body right before your eyes. From its antenna, this Pokémon releases a terrifically strong odor.|
|III||Pokémon Sapphire||Caterpie has a voracious appetite. It can devour leaves bigger than its body right before your eyes. From its antenna, this Pokémon releases a terrifically strong odor.|
|III||Pokémon Emerald||Its voracious appetite compels it to devour leaves bigger than itself without hesitation. It releases a terribly strong odor from its antennae.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||It is covered with a green skin. When it grows, it sheds the skin, covers itself with silk, and becomes a cocoon.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||Its short feet are tipped with suction pads that enable it to tirelessly climb slopes and walls.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||For protection, it releases a horrible stench from the antennae on its head to drive away enemies.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||Its feet have suction cups designed to stick to any surface. It tenaciously climbs trees to forage.|
|V||Pokémon Black||It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.|
|V||Pokémon White||It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.|
 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.
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Moves
Caterpie doesn't learn any moves that are exclusive to the Third Generation.
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Caterpie doesn't learn any moves that are exclusive to the Fourth Generation.