Essentials

Butterfree

Butterfree

Bug Flying

Abilities

Compound Eyes

Increases moves' accuracy to 1.3×.

Hidden Ability

Tinted Lens

Doubles damage inflicted with not-very-effective moves.

Damage Taken

  • Bug ½
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 2
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting ¼
  • Fire 2
  • Flying 2
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass ¼
  • Ground 0
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 4
  • Steel 1
  • Water 1

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 1
National
12
Kanto
12 Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen
Original Johto
26 Gold, Silver, Crystal
Updated Johto
26 HeartGold, SoulSilver
Central Kalos
25 X, Y

Names

Korean
버터플
Spanish
Butterfree
Italian
Butterfree
French
Papilusion
Chinese
巴大蝴
German
Smettbo
Japanese
バタフリー (batafurii)
Official roomaji
Butterfree

Breeding

Gender
½ male, ½ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Bug
Hatch counter
15 Search:
Steps to hatch
4080 / 2295

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
173 Search:
Effort points
  • 2 Special Attack
  • 1 Special Defense
Capture rate
45 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium Search:

Wild held items

Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen 5% Silver Powder Silver Powder
Colosseum, XD nothing
Generation 4 5% Silver Powder Silver Powder
Generation 5 5% Silver Powder Silver Powder
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Caterpie Metapod Level up, starting at level 7 Butterfree Level up, starting at level 10

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
60
39.0 293 324
Attack
45
13.3 158 189
Defense
50
23.9 168 199
Special Attack
90
73.4 248 279
Special Defense
80
66.5 228 259
Speed
70
56.4 208 239
Total
395
38.4

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★✯☆☆
Power
★✯☆
Skill
★✯☆
Stamina
★✯☆
Jump
★★★★✯
Total
8/13/18

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.

Generation 6
X

It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.

Y

The wings are protected by rain-repellent dust. As a result, this Pokémon can fly about even in rain.

Sprites

Butterfree Butterfree Butterfree Butterfree
Butterfree Butterfree Butterfree Butterfree

Miscellany

Species
Butterfly Search:
Color
White Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
forest Search:
Footprint
Butterfree
Shape
Lepidopterous Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Butterfree
11

3'7.3"
1.1 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Butterfree
320

70.5 lb
32.0 kg

Locations

HeartGold HeartGold
White White

Pal Park

Area
Forest
Score
70
Rate
20

Moves

Bug and Flying moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Special moves better suit Butterfree's higher Special Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Confusion Psychic special 25 50 100%

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

12 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Confusion Psychic special 25 50 100%

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

15 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 Poison Powder Poison status 35 75%

Poisons the target.

16 14 14 14 12 12 12 12 12 Stun Spore Grass status 30 75%

Paralyzes the target.

17 15 15 15 12 12 12 12 12 Sleep Powder Grass status 15 75%

Puts the target to sleep.

16 16 16 16 16 Gust Flying special 35 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Pokémon in the air.

21 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 Supersonic Normal status 20 55%

Confuses the target.

26 23 23 23 22 22 22 22 22 Whirlwind Normal status 20 -6

Immediately ends wild battles. Forces trainers to switch Pokémon.

28 28 28 Gust Flying special 35 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Pokémon in the air.

32 34 34 34 24 24 24 24 24 Psybeam Psychic special 20 65 100%

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

28 28 28 28 28 Silver Wind Bug special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

30 30 30 30 30 Tailwind Flying status 15

For three turns, friendly Pokémon have doubled Speed.

34 34 Rage Powder Bug status 20 2

Redirects the target's single-target effects to the user for this turn.

40 40 34 34 34 36 36 Safeguard Normal status 25

Protects the user's field from major status ailments and confusion for five turns.

47 Silver Wind Bug special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

36 36 36 40 40 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

40 40 40 42 42 Bug Buzz Bug special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

46 46 Quiver Dance Bug status 20

Raises the user's Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed by one stage each.

Level up, learned by Metapod but not Butterfree
Harden Normal status 30

Raises the user's Defense by one stage.

7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 Harden Normal status 30

Raises the user's Defense by one stage.

Level up, learned by Caterpie but not Butterfree
Tackle Normal physical 35 50 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

String Shot Bug status 40 95%

Lowers the target's Speed by one stage.

15 15 15 15 Bug Bite Bug physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Air Cutter Flying special 25 60 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Bug Bite Bug physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Dream Eater Psychic special 15 100 100%

Only works on sleeping Pokémon. Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Electroweb Electric special 15 55 95%

Lowers the target's Speed by one stage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Nightmare Ghost status 15 100%

Target loses 1/4 its max HP every turn as long as it's asleep.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ominous Wind Ghost special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Signal Beam Bug special 15 75 100%

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Skill Swap Psychic status 10

User and target swap abilities.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 String Shot Bug status 40 95%

Lowers the target's Speed by one stage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swift Normal special 20 60

Never misses.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Tailwind Flying status 15

For three turns, friendly Pokémon have doubled Speed.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Twister Dragon special 20 40 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

Tutor, learned by Metapod but not Butterfree
Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Iron Defense Steel status 15

Raises the user's Defense by two stages.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
03 Curse Ghost status 10

Ghosts pay half their max HP to hurt the target every turn. Others decrease Speed but raise Attack and Defense.

02 02 Razor Wind Normal special 10 80 100%

Requires a turn to charge before attacking.

04 04 Whirlwind Normal status 20 -6

Immediately ends wild battles. Forces trainers to switch Pokémon.

06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

09 09 Venoshock Poison special 10 65 100%

Inflicts double damage if the target is Poisoned.

09 09 Take Down Normal physical 20 90 85%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

12 Sweet Scent Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's evasion by one stage.

13 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

10 10 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 Hyper Beam Normal special 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

20 20 Rage Normal physical 20 20 100%

If the user is hit after using this move, its Attack rises by one stage.

21 21 Mega Drain Grass special 15 40 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

17 17 17 17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

18 18 18 18 18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

19 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

19 19 19 19 19 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

20 20 20 20 20 20 Safeguard Normal status 25

Protects the user's field from major status ailments and confusion for five turns.

20 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

21 21 21 21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 Solar Beam Grass special 10 120 100%

Requires a turn to charge before attacking.

27 27 27 27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 Psychic Psychic special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

30 30 30 30 30 30 Shadow Ball Ghost special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

30 30 Teleport Psychic status 20

Immediately ends wild battles. No effect otherwise.

31 31 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

40 40 40 40 40 40 Aerial Ace Flying physical 20 60

Never misses.

42 42 42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

34 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

35 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

33 33 Reflect Psychic status 20

Reduces damage from physical attacks by half.

34 34 Bide Normal physical 10 * 1

User waits for two turns, then hits back for twice the damage it took.

39 39 39 Swift Normal special 20 60

Never misses.

44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

46 46 Psywave Psychic special 15 * 100%

Inflicts damage between 50% and 150% of the user's level.

45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

50 Nightmare Ghost status 15 100%

Target loses 1/4 its max HP every turn as long as it's asleep.

46 46 46 46 46 46 Thief Dark physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

48 48 48 48 Skill Swap Psychic status 10

User and target swap abilities.

51 51 51 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

53 53 53 53 53 Energy Ball Grass special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

62 62 Acrobatics Flying physical 15 55 100%

Has double power if the user has no held item.

58 58 58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

62 62 62 Silver Wind Bug special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

68 68 68 68 68 Giga Impact Normal physical 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

H5 H5 70 70 70 70 70 Flash Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

76 76 Struggle Bug Bug special 20 50 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

77 77 77 77 77 Psych Up Normal status 10

Discards the user's stat changes and copies the target's.

83 Infestation Bug special 20 20 100%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

78 78 78 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

82 82 82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 83 83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

85 85 85 85 85 Dream Eater Psychic special 15 100 100%

Only works on sleeping Pokémon. Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

87 87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

89 89 89 89 89 U-turn Bug physical 20 70 100%

User must switch out after attacking.

50 50 90 90 90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

H5 H5 Defog Flying status 15

Lowers the target's evasion by one stage. Removes field effects from the enemy field.

H5 Flash Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

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