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Type(s)
Bug  
Species Cocoon Pokémon
Abilities Shed Skin
Pokédex
Caterpie ← 011 → Butterfree
Kanto 011 Johto 025
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Central Kalos 024
Evolves From Caterpie
Evolves Into Butterfree
Metapod
011
トランセル Trancell
011Metapod
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
010011012
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
21.8 lbs. 9.9 kg 2'04" 0.7 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Green Bug
Body Style Footprint
Body02
F011
Cry

Metapod (Japanese: トランセル Trancell) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Metapod is an insect-like Pokémon with an appearance similar to that of a green colored chrysalis or cocoon. Although it is covered in its hard shell, Metapod's eyes are still clearly visible and usually appear dazed, drowsy, or angry for reasons unknown.

Special abilities

Metapod have the ability Shed Skin which allows for a 1/3 chance that a harmful status effect will be dropped every turn.

A Metapod's exterior is regularly hardened to protect its soft and tender innards while undergoing metamorphosis to eventually become a Butterfree. To conserve energy for this event, the Metapod barely moves.

Evolution

Metapod evolves from Caterpie as of level 7 and evolves into Butterfree starting at level 10.

Game info

Locations

Metapod Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Viridian Forest, Route 25
Route 24(Blue only)
Uncommon(Red)
Common(Blue)
Yellow Viridian Forest Common
Gold/Silver Ilex Forest
National Park, Route 2, 30, 31(Gold only)
Bug-Catching Contest(Silver only)
Common(Gold)
Uncommon(Silver)
Crystal Ilex Forest, National Park, Route 2, 24, 25, 30, 31 Common
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Viridian Forest, Pattern Bush, Route 24, 25 Common
Diamond/ Pearl Route 204 Dongle (FireRed)
Platinum Eterna Forest Dongle (FireRed)
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 2, 30, 31, National Park, Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest, Bug-Catching Contest, Headbutt trees Common
Black/White Route 12 (White only) Rare
X/Y Evolve Caterpie None


Spin-off game locations

Metapod Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Snap River
Pokémon Trozei! SOL Laboratory 2, Secret Storage 8, Endless Level 4, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Joyous Tower (7-8F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mystifying Forest (1-13BF), Mystery Jungle (1-29BF), Happy Outlook (1-19BF)
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Yellow
This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Gold
Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
Silver
It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.
Crystal
This is its pre-evolved form. At this stage, it can only harden, so it remains motionless to avoid attack.
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.
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.
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.
FireRed
Even though it is encased in a sturdy shell, the body inside is tender. It can't withstand a harsh attack.
LeafGreen
This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Diamond
A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Pearl
A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Platinum
A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
HeartGold
Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
SoulSilver
It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.
Black
A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
White
A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Black 2
A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
White 2
A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
X
A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Y
This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status
7 Harden —% 30 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.

Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status Tough 2
7 Harden —% 30 Normal Status Tough 2
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
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Tough 2 0
7 Harden —% 30 Normal Tough 2 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 Accuracy PP Type
1 Harden —% 30 Normal
7 Harden —% 30 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/HMs
Game Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
R B Y Harden —% 30 Normal
R B Y 7 Harden —% 30 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.

TM/HM

Egg Moves

Tutoring

Tutor
Game Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
D P Pt HG SS Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Tough 0
D P Pt HG SS Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status Tough 2
D P Pt HG SS String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status Smart 2
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 011 front Y 011 front GR 011 front Rb back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 011 front S 011 front C 011 front Gsm back
Gold ms Ssm Csm Gsm backs
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Rsm E 011 front Rsm Rsbackmeta
Rsms Ems Rsms Rsbacksmeta
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Dpm Dpm HGSS 011 front DpmB
Dpms Dpms HgssmS DpmBs
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Metapod BW Metapod BW Back
Shiny Metapod BW Shiny Metapod BW Back
X Y Back
Metapod XY

Appearances

Anime

Ash's Metapod
Main article: Ash's Metapod

Metapod first debuted in the anime episode Ash Catches a Pokémon when Ash Ketchum's Caterpie quickly evolved into a Metapod near the episode's end.

In the episode Challenge of the Samurai, Ash battled a Samurai-like trainer using his Metapod against the Samurai's Metapod.

Gym Leader Bugsy used his own Metapod against Ash in the episode Gettin' the Bugs Out. This Metapod proved to be more capable than others in previous episodes as it was actually able to knock out Ash's Chikorita.

Manga

Pokémon Adventures

Metapod make its first appearance in PA002 as one of the Pokémon in Professor Oak's Lab. Yellow had a Caterpie which evolved into a Metapod and then a Butterfree during her battle with Lance. There are also two Metapods which belong to Bugsy.

Trivia

Origins

Metapod appears to be based on a cocoon by a caterpillar.

Names in other languages

  • English: Metapod came from metamorphosis and pod.
  • Japanese: トランセル (Toranseru in Romaji), probably means "trancer" due to evolving from Caterpie to Metapod, or "trance cell" because every cell in its body tranced.

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