Essentials

Metapod

Metapod

Bug

Abilities

Shed Skin

Has a 33% chance of curing any major status ailment after each turn.

Hidden Ability

Shed Skin

Has a 33% chance of curing any major status ailment after each turn.

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
11
Kanto
11 Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen
Original Johto
25 Gold, Silver, Crystal
Updated Johto
25 HeartGold, SoulSilver
Central Kalos
24 X, Y

Names

French
Chrysacier
Italian
Metapod
German
Safcon
Chinese
鐵甲蛹
Spanish
Metapod
Korean
단데기
Japanese
トランセル (toranseru)
Official roomaji
Trancell

Breeding

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

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
72 Search:
Effort points
  • 2 Defense
Capture rate
120 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
50
22.9 273 304
Attack
20
1.3 108 139
Defense
55
30.7 178 209
Special Attack
25
2.9 118 149
Special Defense
25
1.6 118 149
Speed
30
8.5 128 159
Total
205
1.6

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★☆☆
Power
★☆☆
Skill
★
Stamina
★★★✯☆
Jump
★★☆
Total
8/9/15

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.

Generation 6
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.

Sprites

Metapod Metapod Metapod Metapod

Miscellany

Species
Cocoon Search:
Color
Green Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
forest Search:
Footprint
Metapod
Shape
Caudal Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Metapod
7

2'3.6"
0.7 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Metapod
99

21.8 lb
9.9 kg

Locations

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

Pal Park

Area
Forest
Score
50
Rate
30

Moves

Bug moves get STAB, and have their type 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.
Harden Normal status 30

Raises the user's Defense by one stage.

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 Metapod
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.

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.
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 Iron Defense Steel status 15

Raises the user's Defense by two stages.

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

Lowers the target's Speed by one stage.

Tutor, learned by Caterpie but not Metapod
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.

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