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Type(s)
Type Bug  Type Flying
Species Butterfly Pokémon
Abilities Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens (DW)
Pokédex
Metapod ← 012 → Weedle
Kanto 012 Johto 026
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Central Kalos 025
Evolves From Metapod
Evolves Into None
Butterfree
012
バタフリー Batafurii
012Butterfree
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
010011012
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
70.5 lbs. 32.0 kg 3'07" 1.1 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
White Bug
Shape Footprint
Shape13
F012
Cry

Butterfree (Japanese: バタフリー Batafurii) is a Bug/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Butterfree is an insect-like Pokémon appearing as a large butterfly. Butterfree has a large purple body with light blue limbs and a nose with very small fangs. Its eyes are quite large in proportion to its head and are a red color. Butterfree's large wings simply appear as black and white butterfly wings. The gender difference is the female has purple on the bottom of its wings and the male doesn't

Special abilities

Regular Butterfree have the ability Compoundeyes which raises its accuracy rating by 30%. Outside of battle, Compoundeyes will raise the chances of finding a Pokémon with an item if the user is in the lead slot of the party.

Butterfree befriended within the Dream World have the Tinted Lens ability, which doubles the power of "not very effective" moves.

In battle, it flaps its wings at high speed to release highly toxic dust into the air. Its wings are very helpful in spreading the Poisonpowder and Stun Spore.

Evolution

Butterfree evolves from Metapod at level 10 and is the final evolution of Caterpie.

Game info

Locations

Butterfree Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Evolve Metapod None
Yellow Evolve Metapod None
Gold/Silver Bug-Catching Contest, National Park
Route 2, Trees(Silver only)
Uncommon(Gold)
Rare(Silver)
Crystal Bug-Catching Contest, National Park, Route 2, 24, 25, Trees Uncommon
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Evolve Metapod None
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Metapod None
Platinum Evolve Metapod None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 2, Bug-Catching Contest, Viridian Forest, Headbutt trees Rare
Black/White Route 12 (White only) Rare
X/Y Evolve Metapod None
OR/AS Trade None


Spin-off game locations

Butterfree Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Snap Beach
Pokémon Channel Viridian Forest
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 1, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Metapod
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Apple Woods (1-7F)
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
In battle, it flaps its wings at high speed, releasing highly toxic dust into the air.
Yellow
Its wings, covered with poisonous powders, repel water. This allows it to fly in the rain.
Gold
It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
Silver
Water-repellent powder on its wings enables it to collect honey, even in the heaviest of rains.
Crystal
It flits from flower to flower, collecting honey. It can even identify distant flowers in bloom.
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 a 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.
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.
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.
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 Pokemon 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.


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
10 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
13 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
12 Stun Spore 75% 35 Grass Status Type Clever ♥♥
12 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass Status Type Clever ♥♥♥
16 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special Type Clever ♥♥ ♥♥♥
18 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
22 Whirlwind 100% 20 Flying Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
24 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
28 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special Type Beautiful 0
30 Tailwind —% 30 Flying Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
34 Rage Powder —% 20 Bug Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
36 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
40 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
42 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
46 Quiver Dance —% 20 Bug Status Type Beautiful 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
10 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
13 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status
12 Stun Spore 75% 35 Grass Status
12 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass Status
16 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special
18 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Status
22 Whirlwind 100% 20 Flying Status
24 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special
28 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special
30 Tailwind —% 30 Flying Status
34 Rage Powder —% 20 Bug Status
36 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
40 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status
42 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special
46 Quiver Dance —% 20 Bug Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
10 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special Type Smart ♥♥♥
12 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
12 Stun Spore 75% 35 Grass Status Type Smart ♥♥
12 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass Status Type Smart ♥♥
16 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special Type Smart ♥♥♥
18 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Status Type Smart ♥♥
22 Whirlwind 100% 20 Flying Status Type Smart 0
24 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special Type Beauty ♥♥
28 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special Type Beauty ♥♥
30 Tailwind —% 30 Flying Status Type Smart ♥♥
34 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
36 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
40 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special Type Cute ♥♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
10 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥ ♥♥♥
13 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
14 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass Type Smart ♥♥
15 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass Type Smart ♥♥♥
18 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
23 Whirlwind 100% 20 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
28 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
34 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
40 Safeguard —% 25 Psychic Type Beauty 0
47 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Type Beauty 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
10 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic
13 Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison
14 Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass
15 Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass
18 Supersonic 55% 20 Normal
23 Whirlwind 100% 20 Normal
28 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying
34 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic
40 Safeguard —% 25 Psychic

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
10Y • 12RB Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic
13Y • 15RB Poison Powder 75% 35 Poison
14Y • 16RB Stun Spore 75% 30 Grass
15Y • 17RB Sleep Powder 75% 15 Grass
18Y • 21RB Supersonic 55% 20 Normal
23Y • 26RB Whirlwind 100% 20 Normal
28Y Gust 40 100% 35 Normal
32RB • 34Y Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical Type Cool 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94ORAS Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Physical
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Psychic Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM76 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Special Type Smart
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Psychic Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Skill Swap —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Cool 0
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM62 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM70 Flash 70% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Type Beauty ♥♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Type Smart ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
TM48 Skill Swap —% 10 Normal Type Smart 0
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM12 Sweet Scent 100% 20 Grass
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift —% 20 Normal
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM50 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM02 Razor Wind 80 100% 10 Normal
TM04 Whirlwind 100% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM21 Mega Drain 40 100% 15 Grass
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM30 Teleport —% 20 Psychic
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift —% 20 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM46 Psybeam 85% 15 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM05Y Flash 70% 20 Normal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Egg Moves

Butterfree learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bug Bite ORAS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
Electroweb ORAS 55 95% 15 Electric Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
Skill Swap ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 0
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
Tailwind ORAS —% 30 Flying Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bug Bite B2W2 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Electroweb B2W2 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Roost B2W2 —% 10 Flying Status
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Skill Swap B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind B2W2 —% 30 Flying Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Air Cutter HGSSPt 55 95% 25 Flying Special Type Cool ♥♥♥
Bug Bite HGSS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Tough 0
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Type Smart 0
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beauty ♥♥
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute ♥♥♥
String Shot HGSS 95% 40 Bug Status Type Smart ♥♥
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
Tailwind HGSS —% 30 Flying Status Type Smart ♥♥
Twister HGSSPt 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Type Cool ♥♥♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Double-Edge  120 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 0
Dream Eater  100 100% 15 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥ ♥♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Type Tough ♥♥ 0
Mimic  —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
Nightmare XD 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
Substitute  —% 10 Normal Type Smart ♥♥ 0
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 012 front Y 012 front GR 012 front Butterfree GenI back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 012 front S 012 front C 012 front Butterfree GenII back
Butterfree Gold Shiny SilverButterfreeShiny Butterfree Crystal Shiny Butterfree GenII Shiny Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 012 front E 012 front FRLG 012 front Butterfree GenIII Back
Butterfree RS Shiny Butterfree Emerald Shiny Butterfree FRLG Shiny Butterfree GenIII Back Shiny
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 012 front DP 012 front HGSS 012 front Butterfree M GenIV Back
DP 012f front DP 012f front HGSS 012f front Butterfree F GenIV Back
Butterfree(DPPt)ShinySprite Butterfree M Plat shiny Butterfree M HGSS Shiny Butterfree M GenIV Shiny Back
Butterfree F DP Shiny Butterfree Plat F Shiny Butterfree HGSS F shiny Butterfree GenIV F Shiny back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Butterfree BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Butterfree XY
Butterfree-F XY Butterfree-F Back XY
Butterfree Shiny XY
Butterfree-F Shiny XY Butterfree-F Back Shiny XY

Appearances

Anime

Ash's Butterfree

Ash's Butterfree

Main article: Ash's Butterfree

Butterfree first appeared in the episode Challenge of the Saumrai where Ash Ketchum's Metapod evolved into a Butterfree near the episode's end. Ash used this Butterfree on a number of different occasions, but eventually released it in the episode Bye Bye Butterfree. In the same episode there is a pink Butterfree but it was irregularly coloured not shiny. Other notable Trainers to include Butterfree in their team include Ritchie and Drew.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Despite Butterfree being a Bug-type, Butterfree could not learn any Bug-type moves until Generation III.
  • Butterfree and Beautifly are both known as the Butterfly Pokémon.
  • Despite the color of Butterfree's body mainly being purple, it is classified as a White in the Pokédex, being its wing color.

Origins

Butterfree vaguely resembles the Inachis io butterfly. However, its wings are white instead of colored.

"Butterfree" is a portmanteau of the words "butterfly" and "free".

Sources


← Metapod | Butterfree | Weedle →

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