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Type(s)
[[Bug/Flying type|Bug/Flying]]  
Species Butterfly Pokémon
Abilities Compoundeyes
Tinted Lens (Dream World)
Pokédex
None ← 012 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From [[Metapod]]
Evolves Into None
Butterfree
012
(バタフリー Batafurii)
012Butterfree
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
White
Body Style Footprint
F012
Cry

Butterfree is a Bug/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Appearance

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.

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.

In the anime

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. Other notable Trainers to include Butterfree in their team include Ritchie and Drew.

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


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
Y


Learnset

Generation I

Main article: Butterfree/Learnset Generation I


Generation II

Main article: Butterfree/Learnset Generation II


Generation III

Main article: Butterfree/Learnset Generation III


Generation IV

Main article: Butterfree/Learnset Generation IV


Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Confusion 50 100% 25 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

10 Confusion 50 100% 25 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

13 Poisonpowder 75% 35 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

12 Stun Spore 75% 35 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

12 Sleep Powder 75% 15 [[Grass type|Grass]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

16 Gust 40 100% 35 [[Flying type|Flying]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

18 Supersonic 55% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

22 Whirlwind 100% 20 [[Flying type|Flying]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

24 Psybeam 65 100% 20 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

28 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

30 Tailwind —% 30 [[Flying type|Flying]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

34 Rage Powder —% 20 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

36 Safeguard —% 25 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

40 Captivate 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

42 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Special Special

]]

46 Quiver Dance —% 20 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Status 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.

Sprites

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Origins

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

Name Origins

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

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.
  • Butterfree is the first non-starter Pokémon introduced to have more than one types.
  • Interestingly, the Butterfree that Ash's Butterfree left with is not the regular shiny coloration. (Bye Bye Butterfree)

Sources


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