Metapod

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Metapod
トランセル
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Caterpie < Metapod > Butterfree

Species Type
Cocoon Pokémon Bug.png
Number Ability
#11 Shed Skin
Height Weight
2'4" (0.7m) 21.8 lbs. (9.9kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Caterpie Butterfree
Egg Group Catch Rate
Bug 120
Tier EV Yield
NFE 2 Defense Points

Metapod (トランセル) is the 11th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Bug-Type, and it is known as the Cocoon Pokémon.

Metapod uses the Shed Skin Ability. While this Ability is active, it has a 33% chance of curing itself from one of the Five Status Conditions.

Caterpie can evolve into Metapod starting at Level 7, and can evolve a second time into Butterfree starting at Level 10.

Metapod is in the Bug Egg group, and its Egg takes approximately 3,840 steps to hatch. It takes Metapod One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Metapod takes on the appearance of a green cocoon.

[edit] Gender Differences

Metapod doesn't have any characteristics to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Metapod appears at Viridian Forest in Red, Blue and Yellow. Additionally, Metapod appears at Route 25 in Red, and Routes 24 & 25 in Blue.

Metapod appears at the National Park, Ilex Forest and Routes 2, 30 & 31 in Gold and Crystal. Metapod only appears during the Bug Catching Competition in Pokémon Silver & Pokémon Soul Silver. Metapod also appears at Routes 24 & 25 in Crystal.

In Fire Red and Leaf Green, Metapod appears at Viridian Forest, Route 25, and Pattern Bush.

Metapod doesn't appear in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum until after the National Pokédex has been obtained, and it appears at Eterna Forest with Fire Red Inserted into the Game Boy Advance Slot of a Nintendo DS. In Pokémon Heart Gold, Metapod 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.

Metapod appears at Route 12 in Pokémon White. In Pokémon White 2, the only way to obtain a Metapod in-game is to Breed a Butterfree, then evolve the offspring Caterpie.

Metapod can be found at Santalune Forest in Pokémon Y, but can only be obtained by evolving a Caterpie in Pokémon X.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Metapod appears at SOL Laboratory 2, Secret Storage 8, Endless Level 4 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Metapod appears at Joyous Tower 7F-8F in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. Metapod appears at Mystifying Forest B1-B13 and Oran Forest B1-B29 in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Metapod also appears at Happy Outlook in Explorers of Time & Darkness; while Happy Outlook goes by the name of Joy Cape in Explorers of Sky the range of floors is the same: B1-B19.

Explorers of Sky has an exclusive dungeon called Sky Summit, which features Metapod at PTC1 1F-3F, PTC2 1F-3F and PTC3 1F-3F. Metapod appears in all three versions of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the 6F-10F of each game's Weird-themed area and 10F-13F in each game's respective Final-themed area.

Metapod has yet to appear in any of the Pokémon Ranger games as of writing.

Metapod can be found at the Haunted Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. To obtain it, first beat Rotom's Spooky Shoot-'em-Up. Next, knock it from a tree, then talk to it to complete the process of obtaining Metapod. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Metapod appears at Rockridge Fort in the Crag Area after retrieving it from Wish Park. Show Metapod a photo of Serperior to befriend it.

Metapod can be found at Sun-Dappled Bank Treetops 2-1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Metapod appears in a total of six sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Base Set, and as an Uncommon Card in the Neo Discovery, Expedition, EX FireRed and Leaf Green, Great Encounters & Heart Gold/Soul Silver sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

After Ash's Caterpie evolved into a Metapod at the end of the episode Ash Catches a Pokémon, it would defeat a trainer's Pinsir in the episode Challenge of the Samurai, only for Ash to be separated from his Metapod by a Beedrill Swarm. Ash would track his Metapod down the next morning, and it would evolve into a Butterfree after it slammed itself into an attacking Beedrill.

Bugsy also used a Metapod against Ash in a Gym Battle in the episode Gettin' The Bugs Out. This Metapod could fight back, defeating Ash's Chikorita before falling to Pikachu.

[edit] Movies

Wild Metapod appear in the film Celebi: Voice of the Forest, the only film appearance to date for Metapod.

[edit] Manga

Professor Oak's Caterpie would evolve into a Metapod during Chapter 2. In Chapter 89, Yellow's Caterpie, given the nickname Peesk, would evolve into a Metapod, but he would evolve into a Butterfree during the same chapter.

Bugsy also appears with a pair of Metapod during Chapters 100, 102 and 134.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Metapod is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier as it is has yet to reach its final evolved form.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red Few Viridian Forest
Route 25
Blue Many Viridian Forest
Route 24
Route 25
Yellow Common Viridian Forest
Gold/Crystal Common National Park
Ilex Forest
Route 2
Route 30
Route 31
Silver Few Bug Catching Contest
Crystal Many Route 24
Route 25
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed/LeafGreen Common Viridian Forest
Route 25
Pattern Bush
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 8% Eterna Forest (Fire Red Inserted into Nintendo DS' GBA Slot)
HeartGold/SoulSilver 10% National Park: Bug Catching Contest (Before Obtaining National Pokédex/Tuesday
Heart Gold 10%
15%
Route 30 (Morning)
Route 30 (Day)
Route 31 (Morning/Day)
Heart Gold 20% Route 2 (Morning/Day)
Heart Gold 30% Ilex Forest (Morning/Day)
National Park (Morning/Day)
Viridian Forest (Morning/Day)
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
White 10% Route 12
Black 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
White 2 None Breed Butterfree, then Evolve Caterpie offspring
X None Evolve Caterpie
Y Rare Santalune Forest

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Pokémon Blue This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Pokémon Yellow Hardens its shell to protect itself. However, a large impact may cause it to pop out of its shell.



II Pokémon Gold Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
II Pokémon Silver It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.
II Pokémon Crystal This is its preevolved form. At this stage, it can only harden, so it remains motionless to avoid attack.



III Pokémon Ruby The shell covering this Pokémon's body is as hard as an iron slab. Metapod does not move very much. It stays still because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the hard shell.
III Pokémon Sapphire The shell covering this Pokémon's body is as hard as an iron slab. Metapod does not move very much. It stays still because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the hard shell.
III Pokémon Emerald Its shell is as hard as an iron slab. A Metapod does not move very much because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the shell.
III Pokémon FireRed Even though it is encased in a sturdy shell, the body inside is tender. It can't withstand a harsh attack.
III Pokémon LeafGreen This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.



IV Pokémon Diamond A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
IV Pokémon Pearl A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
IV Pokémon Platinum A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
IV Pokémon HeartGold It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.



V Pokémon Black A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
V Pokémon White A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
V Pokémon Black 2 A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
V Pokémon White 2 A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.



VI Pokémon X A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
VI Pokémon Y This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stat
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Power Full.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Technique Full.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png


[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
50
- 210 304 -
Atk
20
40 45 139 152
Def
55
103 115 209 229
Sp. Atk
25
49 55 149 163
Sp. Def
25
49 55 149 163
Spd
30
58 65 159 174

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start
7
Harden Normal.png N/A N/A Status

[edit] Via TM/HM

Metapod doesn't learn any moves by way of TM/HM.

[edit] Via Breeding

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

[edit] Caterpie Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
1 Tackle Normal.png 50 100 Physical
1 String Shot Bug.png N/A 95 Status
15 Bug Bite Bug.png 60 100 Physical

[edit] Via Generation 5 Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special

[edit] Generation V Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Bug Bite Bug.png 60 100% Physical
Electroweb Electric.png 55 95% Special
Iron Defense Steel.png -- --% Status

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Caterpie Metapod Butterfree
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Level 7 -- Level 10

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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