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{{PokémonPrevNext|prev=Caterpie|next=Butterfree}}
 
 
{{PokéBox|
 
{{PokéBox|
|border = {{Bug}}
 
|backcolor = {{Bug}}
 
 
|name = Metapod
 
|name = Metapod
|jname = (トランセル ''Trancell'')
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|jname = トランセル Trancell
 
|ndex = 011
 
|ndex = 011
|evofrom = [[Caterpie]]
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|ndexprev = Caterpie
|evointo = [[Butterfree]]
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|ndexnext = Butterfree
|gen = [[Generation I]]
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|dexkanto = 011
|pronun = <math>MET-uh-pod</math>
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|dexjohto = 025
|hp = 50
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|dexhoenn = 213
|atk = 20
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|dexcekalos= 024
|def = 55
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|evofrom = Caterpie
|satk = 25
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|evointo = Butterfree
|sdef = 25
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|gen = Generation I
|spd = 30
 
|total = 205
 
 
|species = Cocoon Pokémon
 
|species = Cocoon Pokémon
|type = {{Type|Bug}}
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|body = 02
|height = <span class="explain" title="0.7 m">2'04"</span>
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|type = Bug
|weight = <span class="explain" title="9.9kg">21.8 lbs.</span>
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|imweight = 21.8 lbs
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|metweight = 9.9kg
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|imheight = 2'04"
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|metheight = 0.7m
 
|ability = [[Shed Skin]]
 
|ability = [[Shed Skin]]
|color = <span style="color:#007521; font-weight:bold;">Green</span>
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|color = Green
|gender = <span class="female">50.0% ♀</span>/ <span class="male">50.0% ♂</span>
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|male = 50
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|female = 50
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|egg1 = Bug
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|evo = [[File:010.gif|link=Caterpie]][[File:011.gif|link=]][[File:012.gif|link=Butterfree]]
 
}}
 
}}
 
'''Metapod''' (Japanese: '''トランセル''' ''Trancell'') is a {{Type|Bug}}-[[Types|type]] [[Pokémon (species)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation I]].
 
'''Metapod''' (Japanese: '''トランセル''' ''Trancell'') is a {{Type|Bug}}-[[Types|type]] [[Pokémon (species)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation I]].
   
 
==Biology==
 
==Biology==
=== Appearance ===
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===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.
 
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 ===
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===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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
== In the anime ==
 
[[File:1638520-200px_ash_metapod_super.png|thumb]]
 
{{main|Ash's Metapod}}
 
Metapod first debuted in the [[Pokémon Anime|anime]] episode ''[[IL003: Ash Catches a Pokémon|Ash Catches a Pokémon]]'' when [[Ash Ketchum]]'s [[Ash's Butterfree|Caterpie]] quickly evolved into a Metapod near the episode's end.
 
 
In the episode ''[[IL004: Challenge of the Samurai|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 ''[[JE028: Gettin' the Bugs Out|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 Bayleef|Ash's Chikorita]].
 
 
==In the manga==
 
===Pokémon Adventures===
 
Metapod make its first appearance in [[PA002]] as one of the Pokémon in [[Professor Oak's Lab]]. [[Yellow (Adventures)|Yellow]] had a [[Caterpie]] which evolved into a Metapod and then a [[Butterfree]] during her battle with [[Lance (Adventures)|Lance]]. There are also two Metapods which belong to [[Bugsy (Adventures)|Bugsy]].
 
   
 
==Evolution==
 
==Evolution==
 
'''Metapod''' evolves from [[Caterpie]] as of level 7 and evolves into [[Butterfree]] starting at level 10.
 
'''Metapod''' evolves from [[Caterpie]] as of level 7 and evolves into [[Butterfree]] starting at level 10.
{{Family|[[File:010.gif|Is not evolved]][[File:011.gif|Evolves at lvl. 7|link=Metapod]][[File:012.gif|Evolves at lvl. 10|link=Butterfree]]}}
 
   
 
== Game info ==
 
== Game info ==
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{{Game Locations
 
{{Game Locations
 
|backcolor = {{Bug}}
 
|backcolor = {{Bug}}
|pokemon = Metapod
 
 
|redblue = [[Viridian Forest]], [[Route 25]]<br />[[Route 24]]<small>([[Pokémon Red and Blue|<span class="male">Blue</span>]] only)
 
|redblue = [[Viridian Forest]], [[Route 25]]<br />[[Route 24]]<small>([[Pokémon Red and Blue|<span class="male">Blue</span>]] only)
 
|rbrarity = Uncommon<small>([[Pokémon Red and Blue|<span style="color:red;">Red</span>]])</small><br />Common<small>([[Pokémon Red and Blue|<span class="male">Blue</span>]])</small>
 
|rbrarity = Uncommon<small>([[Pokémon Red and Blue|<span style="color:red;">Red</span>]])</small><br />Common<small>([[Pokémon Red and Blue|<span class="male">Blue</span>]])</small>
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|blackwhite = [[Unova Route 12|Route 12]] (White only)
 
|blackwhite = [[Unova Route 12|Route 12]] (White only)
 
|bwrarity = Rare
 
|bwrarity = Rare
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|xy = [[Evolution|Evolve]] [[Caterpie]]
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|xyrarity = None
 
}}
 
}}
   
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=== Pokédex entries ===
 
=== Pokédex entries ===
{{GenIPokédex
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{{Pokédexentries
 
|backcolor = {{Bug}}
 
|backcolor = {{Bug}}
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|gen = I
 
|redblue = This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
 
|redblue = 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.
 
|yellow = This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
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|black 2 = 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.
 
|white 2 = A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
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|x = A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
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|y = This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
=== Learnset ===
 
=== Learnset ===
==== Generation I ====
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====Leveling====
{{Main|Metapod/Learnset Generation I}}
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<tabber>
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Generation V=
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{{Movessettop|type=Bug}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|[[Harden]]|—|—|30|Normal|Status}}
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{{Movessetmid|7|[[Harden]]|—|—|30|Normal|Status}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Bug}}
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|-|
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Generation IV=
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{{MovessettopIII
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|backcolor={{Bug}}
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}}
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{{MovessetmidIII
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|1|[[Harden]]|—|—|30|{{type|Normal}}|Status|Tough|2
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}}
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{{MovessetmidIII
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|7|[[Harden]]|—|—|30|{{type|Normal}}|Status|Tough|2
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}}
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{{MovessetendII
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|backcolor={{Bug}}
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}}
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|-|
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Generation III=
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{{MovessettopII
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|backcolor={{Bug}}}}
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{{MovessetmidII
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|1|[[Harden]]|—|—|30|{{type|Normal}}|Tough|2|0
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}}
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{{MovessetmidII
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|7|[[Harden]]|—|—|30|{{type|Normal}}|Tough|2|0
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}}
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{{MovessetendII
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|backcolor={{Bug}}
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}}
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|-|
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Generation II=
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{{Movessettop|type=Bug|gen=II}}
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{{Movessetmid|1|[[Harden]]|—|—|30|Normal}}
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{{Movessetmid|7|[[Harden]]|—|—|30|Normal}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Bug}}
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|-|
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Generation I=
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{{Movessettopalt|backcolor={{Bug}} }}
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{{Movessetmidalt|yes|yes|yes|—|[[Harden]]|—|—|30|Normal}}
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{{Movessetmidalt|no|no|yes|7|[[Harden]]|—|—|30|Normal}}
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{{Movessetendalt|backcolor={{Bug}} }}
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</tabber>
   
==== Generation II ====
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====TM/HM====
{{Main|Metapod/Learnset Generation II}}
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====Egg Moves====
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====Tutoring====
==== Generation III ====
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{{MovessettoptutIII
{{Main|Metapod/Learnset Generation III}}
 
 
==== Generation IV ====
 
{{Main|Metapod/Learnset Generation IV}}
 
 
==== Generation V ====
 
{{Movessettop
 
 
|backcolor={{Bug}}
 
|backcolor={{Bug}}
 
}}
 
}}
{{Movessetmid
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{{MovessetmidtutIII
|1|[[Harden]]|||30|'''{{Type|Normal}}'''|{{Damage Category|Status}}
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|no|no|no|yes|yes|'''[[Bug Bite]]'''|60|100|20|{{type|Bug}}|Physical|Tough|0
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}}
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{{MovessetmidtutIII
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|no|no|yes|yes|yes|[[Iron Defense]]|—|—|15|{{type|Steel}}|Status|Tough|2
 
}}
 
}}
{{Movessetmid
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{{MovessetmidtutIII
|7|[[Harden]]|—||30|'''{{Type|Normal}}'''|{{Damage Category|Status}}
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|no|no|no|yes|yes|[[String Shot]]|—|95|40|{{type|Bug}}|Status|Smart|2
 
}}
 
}}
{{Movessetend
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{{MovessetendII
 
|backcolor={{Bug}}
 
|backcolor={{Bug}}
 
}}
 
}}
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|Vback = Metapod_BW_Back.gif
 
|Vback = Metapod_BW_Back.gif
 
|Vbacks = Shiny_Metapod_BW_Back.gif
 
|Vbacks = Shiny_Metapod_BW_Back.gif
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|xyspr = Metapod_XY.gif
 
}}
 
}}
   
== Origins ==
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==Appearances==
Metapod appears to be based on a [[:wikipedia:cocoon|cocoon]] by a caterpillar.
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===Anime===
  +
[[File:Ash's Metapod.png|thumb]]
  +
{{main|Ash's Metapod}}
  +
Metapod first debuted in the [[Pokémon Anime|anime]] episode ''[[IL003: Ash Catches a Pokémon|Ash Catches a Pokémon]]'' when [[Ash Ketchum]]'s [[Ash's Butterfree|Caterpie]] quickly evolved into a Metapod near the episode's end.
   
=== Name Origins ===
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In the episode ''[[IL004: Challenge of the Samurai|Challenge of the Samurai]]'', Ash battled a Samurai-like trainer using his Metapod against the Samurai's Metapod.
* '''English''': Metapod came from '''meta'''morphosis and '''pod'''.
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* '''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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[[Gym Leader]] [[Bugsy]] used his own Metapod against Ash in the episode ''[[JE028: Gettin' the Bugs Out|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 Bayleef|Ash's Chikorita]].
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  +
===Manga===
  +
====Pokémon Adventures====
  +
Metapod make its first appearance in [[PA002]] as one of the Pokémon in [[Professor Oak's Lab]]. [[Yellow (Adventures)|Yellow]] had a [[Caterpie]] which evolved into a Metapod and then a [[Butterfree]] during her battle with [[Lance (Adventures)|Lance]]. There are also two Metapods which belong to [[Bugsy (Adventures)|Bugsy]].
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* Despite being immobile, Metapod can still learn [[Tackle]] and [[Bug Bite]].
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*Despite being immobile, Metapod can still learn [[Tackle]] and [[Bug Bite]].
* Metapod, [[Kakuna]], [[Silcoon]], and [[Cascoon]] are all known as the Cocoon Pokémon.
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*Metapod, [[Kakuna]], [[Silcoon]], and [[Cascoon]] are all known as the Cocoon Pokémon.
* It is possible to catch a Metapod that cannot attack by capturing one that only knows [[Harden]]. This also applies to [[Kakuna]], [[Silcoon]], and [[Cascoon]].
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*It is possible to catch a Metapod that cannot attack by capturing one that only knows [[Harden]]. This also applies to [[Kakuna]], [[Silcoon]], and [[Cascoon]].
 
*Metapod has a similar cry as Tentacruel.
 
*Metapod has a similar cry as Tentacruel.
{{References|metapod|011}}
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*When a wild Metapod is caught,it only uses [[Harden]].
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**It shares this trait with [[Kakuna]].
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===Origins===
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Metapod appears to be based on a [[:wikipedia:cocoon|cocoon]] by a caterpillar.
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===Names in other languages===
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*'''English''': Metapod came from '''meta'''morphosis and '''pod'''.
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*'''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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{{References|metapod|011}}{{GenInav}}
 
{{PokémonPrevNext|prev=Caterpie|next=Butterfree}}
 
{{PokémonPrevNext|prev=Caterpie|next=Butterfree}}
[[Category:Bug Pokémon]]
 
 
[[Category:Stage 1 Pokémon]]
 
[[Category:Stage 1 Pokémon]]
[[Category:Body style 02 Pokémon]]
 
[[Category:Bug group Pokémon]]
 
[[Category:Green Pokémon]]
 

Latest revision as of 14:59, February 1, 2014

Type
Bug  
Species Cocoon Pokémon
Abilities Shed Skin
Pokédex
Caterpie ← 011 → Butterfree
Kanto 011 Johto 025
Hoenn 213 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 9.9kg 2'04" 0.7m
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.

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

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 abilitiesEdit

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.

EvolutionEdit

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

Game info Edit

Locations Edit

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 Edit

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 Edit

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 Edit

LevelingEdit

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/HMEdit

Egg MovesEdit

TutoringEdit

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 Edit

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Rb front Yellow Green Rb back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Gold m Sm Cm Gsm back
Gold ms Ssm Csm Gsm backs
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Rsm Ema Rsm Rsbackmeta
Rsms Ems Rsms Rsbacksmeta
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Dpm Dpm Hgssm 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

AppearancesEdit

AnimeEdit

Ash's Metapod
JasonLAdded by JasonL
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.

MangaEdit

Pokémon AdventuresEdit

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.

TriviaEdit

  • Despite being immobile, Metapod can still learn Tackle and Bug Bite.
  • Metapod, Kakuna, Silcoon, and Cascoon are all known as the Cocoon Pokémon.
  • It is possible to catch a Metapod that cannot attack by capturing one that only knows Harden. This also applies to Kakuna, Silcoon, and Cascoon.
  • Metapod has a similar cry as Tentacruel.
  • When a wild Metapod is caught,it only uses Harden.
    • It shares this trait with Kakuna.

OriginsEdit

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

Names in other languagesEdit

  • 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.

ReferencesEdit

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