# 012 Butterfree
Ordinary sprites
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Elemental sprites
012 elemental bug icon 012 elemental dark icon 012 elemental dragon icon 012 elemental electric icon 012 elemental fairy icon 012 elemental fighting icon
012 elemental fire icon 012 elemental flying icon 012 elemental ghost icon 012 elemental grass icon 012 elemental ground icon 012 elemental ice icon
012 elemental normal icon 012 elemental poison icon 012 elemental psychic icon 012 elemental rock icon 012 elemental steel icon 012 elemental water icon
Bug-Type icon Flying-Type icon
Base Stats
HP 60
Attack 45
Defense 50
Sp. Atk 90
Sp. Def 80
Speed 70
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Metapod Weedle

Description Edit

Butterfree resembles a vaguely anthropomorphic butterfly with a purple body. Unlike true insects, it only has two body segments and four light blue legs. The upper pair of legs resemble small, three-fingered hands, while the lower pair resemble long, digit-less feet. Butterfree has two black antennae, a light blue snout with two fangs underneath, and large, red compound eyes. Its two pairs of veined wings are white with black accents. The oval scales of a female Butterfree's lower wings are black, but white in males.

Butterfree's wings are covered with poisonous powders that fall off continuously as it flies. This powder repels water, enabling it to gather honey even in the rain. Butterfree will roam up to six miles from its nest in search of honey, which it carries with the hairs of its legs. It also consumes sap from trees pierced by Heracross, as seen in the anime. Butterfree is found in forests, but has also been observed flying near the ocean as part of its migratory breeding pattern.

Location Edit

Evolution Edit

Caterpie Metapod Butterfree
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Level 7

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Level 10

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Ability Edit

Moveset Edit

For Elemental moves learnable by Elemental Butterfree, refer to this page.
Level up (edit)
Lv Move Name Type Category Pwr. Cldwn. Dur. Acc. Effect % Target
10 Confusion Psychic-Type Special move 50 1.2s 100% 10% Single
12 Poison Powder Poison-Type Status move --- 1.8s --- 75% 100% Around
Poisons the target if hit.
13 Stun Spore Grass-Type Status move --- 2.4s --- 75% 100% Around
Paralyzes the target if hit.
14 Sleep Powder Grass-Type Status move --- 2.4s 12s 100% 75% Around
May cause target to fall asleep.
16 Gust Flying-Type Special move 40 1.2s --- 100% --- Single
Normal attack.
18 Supersonic Normal-Type Status move --- 1.8s 55% 100% Single
22 Whirlwind Normal-Type Status move --- 3.6s 100% --- Single
24 Psybeam Psychic-Type Special move 65 1.2s 100% 10% Single
28 Silver Wind Bug-Type Special move 60 1.2s 100% 10% Single
30 Tailwind Flying-Type Status move --- 30s --- 100% 100% Ally
Raises allies' (inside battlefield) Speed by 2.
34 Rage Powder Bug-Type Status move --- 1.2s Can't Miss --- Around
36 Safeguard Normal-Type Status move --- 60s Can't Miss --- Ally
42 Bug Buzz Bug-Type Special move 90 1.2s --- 100% 10% Single
Might reduce target's Special Defense by 1.
46 Quiver Dance Bug-Type Status move --- 4.2s Can't Miss 100% Self

Damage Taken Edit

For the type weakness of Elemental Butterfree, refer to this page.
Main article: List of Pokemon Weaknesses
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