Essentials

Caterpie

Caterpie

Bug

Abilities

Shield Dust

Protects against incoming moves' extra effects.

Hidden Ability

Run Away

Ensures success fleeing from wild battles.

Damage Taken

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

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 1
National
10
Kanto
10 Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen
Original Johto
24 Gold, Silver, Crystal
Updated Johto
24 HeartGold, SoulSilver
Central Kalos
23 X, Y

Names

Japanese
キャタピー (kyatapii)
Official roomaji
Caterpie
Korean
캐터피
Chinese
綠毛蟲
French
Chenipan
German
Raupy
Spanish
Caterpie
Italian
Caterpie

Breeding

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

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
39 Search:
Effort points
  • 1 HP
Capture rate
255 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium Search:

Wild held items

Generation 3 nothing
Generation 4 nothing
Generation 5 nothing
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
45
15.5 263 294
Attack
30
4.6 128 159
Defense
35
6.0 138 169
Special Attack
20
1.3 108 139
Special Defense
20
0.4 108 139
Speed
45
23.9 158 189
Total
195
0.6

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★✯☆
Power
★☆☆
Skill
★✯✯✯
Stamina
★✯☆
Jump
★★
Total
6/11/15

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.

Generation 6
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.

Sprites

Caterpie Caterpie Caterpie Caterpie

Miscellany

Species
Worm Search:
Color
Green Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
forest Search:
Footprint
Caterpie
Shape
Caudal Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Caterpie
3

0'11.8"
0.3 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Caterpie
29

6.4 lb
2.9 kg

Locations

Red Red
Blue Blue
Yellow Yellow
FireRed FireRed
LeafGreen LeafGreen
Diamond Diamond
Pearl Pearl
Platinum Platinum
HeartGold HeartGold

Pal Park

Area
Forest
Score
30
Rate
50

Moves

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

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

Generation 1 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.
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 Bug Bite Bug physical 20 60 100%

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

Generation 1 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.
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.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Electroweb Electric special 15 55 95%

Lowers the target's Speed by one stage.

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.

Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 String Shot Bug status 40 95%

Lowers the target's Speed by one stage.

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