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Type(s)
Type Bug  
Species Worm Pokémon
Abilities Shield Dust
Run Away (DW)
Pokédex
Blastoise ← 010 → Metapod
Kanto 010 Johto 024
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Central Kalos 023
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Metapod
Caterpie
010
キャタピー Kyatapii
010Caterpie
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
010011012
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
6.4 lbs. 2.9 kg 1'00" 0.3 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Green Bug
Shape Footprint
Shape14
F010
Cry

Caterpie (Japanese: キャタピー Kyatapii) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Caterpie is a worm-like Pokémon that is mainly green in color with a tan underside. Just below its head are four tiny legs that are used only for movement. On top of its head is a red, "y-shaped" antenna, which can be used to produce an odor used in self-defense, in case something tries to hurt it.

Special abilities

Caterpie has the ability Shield Dust, which negates all status effects that are side effects of other moves. When threatened, it can release a strong odor from its antenna, which it uses to ward off predators.

Evolution

Caterpie evolves into Metapod at level 7 and then Butterfree at level 10.

Game info

Statistics

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Locations

Caterpie Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Viridian Forest, Route 25
Route 2, 24(Blue only)
Uncommon(Red)
Common
Yellow Viridian Forest Common
Gold/Silver National Park
Ilex Forest, Route 2, 30, 31, Trees(Gold only)
Bug-Catching Contest(Silver only)
Common(Gold)
Uncommon(Silver)
Crystal Ilex Forest, National Park, Route 2, 24, 25, 30, 31 Rare
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Viridian Forest, Pattern Bush, Route 2, 24, 25 Rare
Diamond/Pearl Route 204 Dongle (FireRed)
Platinum Eterna Forest, Route 204 Dongle (FireRed)
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 2, 30, 31, National Park, Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest, Bug-Catching Contest, Headbutt trees Common
Black/White Breed Metapod or Butterfree (White Version only) None
X/Y Santalune Forest Common
OR/AS Trade None


Spin-off game locations

Caterpie Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Channel Viridian Forest
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Train, Trozei Battle, Endless Level 9, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Wish Cave (2-4F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Apple Woods (1-4F), Oran Forest (1-4F)
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Its short feet are tipped with suction pads that enable it to tirelessly climb slopes and walls.
Yellow
If you touch the feeler on top of its head, it will release a horrible stink to protect itself.
Gold
For protection, it releases a horrible stench from the antennae on its head to drive away enemies.
Silver
Its feet have suction cups designed to stick to any surface. It tenaciously climbs trees to forage.
Crystal
It crawls into foliage where it camouflages itself among leaves that are the same color as its body.
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.
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.
Emerald
Its voracious appetite compels it to devour leaves bigger than itself without hesitation. It releases a terribly strong odor from its antennae.
FireRed
It is covered with a green skin. When it grows, it sheds the skin, covers itself with silk, and becomes a cocoon.
LeafGreen
Its short feet are tipped with suction pads that enable it to tirelessly climb slopes and walls.
Diamond
It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.
Pearl
It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.
Platinum
It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.
HeartGold
For protection, it releases a horrible stench from the antennae on its head to drive away enemies.
SoulSilver
Its feet have suction cups designed to stick to any surface. It tenaciously climbs trees to forage.
Black
It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.
White
It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.
Black 2
It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.
White 2
It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.
X
For protection, it releases a horrible stench from the antennae on its head to drive away enemies.
Y
Its feet have suction cups designed to stick to any surface. It tenaciously climbs trees to forage.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status Type Clever ♥♥ ♥♥♥
15 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical 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.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status
15 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical

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
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status Type Smart ♥♥
15 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Tough 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 III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Type Smart ♥♥ ♥♥♥

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
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug

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
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug

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

Caterpie learns no moves via TM/HM.

Egg Moves

Caterpie 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 ♥♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special 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.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bug Bite B2W2 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Electroweb B2W2 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special

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
Bug Bite HGSS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Tough 0
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute ♥♥♥
String Shot HGSS 95% 40 Bug Status Type Smart ♥♥

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 010 front Y 010 front GR 010 front Caterpie Back I
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 010 front S 010 front C 010 front Caterpie Back II
Caterpie Shiny Gold Silver Shiny Caterpie Crystal Shiny Caterpie Caterpie Shiny Back II
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 010 front E 010 front FRLG 010 front Caterpie Back III
Ruby-Sapphire Caterpie Sprite Shiny Emerald Caterpie Sprite Shiny FRLGShinyCaterpie Caterpie Shiny Back III
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 010 front DP 010 front HGSS 010 front Caterpie Back IV
Caterpie Shiny Back IV
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Caterpie BW Caterpie BW Back
Shiny Caterpie BW Shiny Caterpie BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Caterpie XY Caterpie XY Back Sprite
Caterpie Shiny XY Caterpie XY Shiny Back Sprite

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Ash's Butterfree

Though Caterpie has quite a few cameos, the only time one of the main characters owned one was when Ash had caught a Caterpie in the episode Ash Catches a Pokémon, being the first Pokémon he ever caught. During the same episode, Caterpie evolved into a Metapod. A few episodes later, his Metapod evolved into a Butterfree.

Trivia

  • Caterpie, along with Weedle, evolves faster than any other Bug type.
  • Caterpie shares the same species name with Wurmple called the Worm Pokémon.

Etymology

Caterpie's name appears to be based on caterpillar while its species appears to be a caterpillar evolving into a butterfly.

Gallery

Sources


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