(Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver and Crystal Versions)

Butterfree is a Bug/Flying-type Pokémon.

Metapod evolves into Butterfree at level 10. Butterfree does not evolve.


Red Blue Yellow Gold Silver Crystal
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Base Stats

Special Attack80GSC
Special Defense80GSC


Number 012: Butterfree, the Butterfly Pokémon. Height: 3'7", Weight: 71.0lbs.

Red and Blue Yellow Gold Silver Crystal
In battle, it
flaps its wings
at high speed to
release highly
toxic dust into
the air.
Its wings, covered
with poisonous
powders, repel
water. This
allows it to fly
in the rain.
It collects honey
every day. It rubs
honey onto the
hairs on its legs
to carry it back
to its nest.
powder on its
wings enables it
to collect honey,
even in the heav-
iest of rains.
It flits from
flower to flower,
collecting honey.
It can even
identify distant
flowers in bloom.


Butterfree can use the following moves:

Move Learnt
Flash from HM05YGSC
Confusion at level 1
Confusion at level 10YGSC
Confusion at level 12RB
Poisonpowder at level 13YGSC
Stun Spore at level 14YGSC
Poisonpowder at level 15RB
Sleep Powder at level 15YGSC
Stun Spore at level 16RB
Sleep Powder at level 17RB
Supersonic at level 18YGSC
Supersonic at level 21RB
Whirlwind at level 23YGSC
Whirlwind at level 26RB
Gust at level 28YGSC
Psybeam at level 32RB
Psybeam at level 34YGSC
Safeguard at level 40GSC
Razor Wind from TM02RBY
Curse from TM03GSC
Whirlwind from TM04RBY
Toxic from TM06
Take Down from TM09RBY
Double-edge from TM10RBY
Hidden Power from TM10GSC
Sunny Day from TM11GSC
Sweet Scent from TM12GSC
Snore from TM13GSC
Hyper Beam from TM15
Protect from TM17GSC
Giga Drain from TM19GSC
Rage from TM20RBY
Endure from TM20GSC
Mega Drain from TM21RBY
Frustration from TM21GSC
Solarbeam from TM22
Return from TM27GSC
Psychic from TM29
Teleport from TM30RBY
Mimic from TM31RBY
Double Team from TM32
Reflect from TM33RBY
Bide from TM34RBY
Swagger from TM34GSC
Sleep Talk from TM35GSC
Swift from TM39
Rest from TM44
Attract from TM45GSC
Psywave from TM46RBY
Substitute from TM50RBY
Nightmare from TM50GSC

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Generation I: Red Blue Yellow
Generation II: Gold Silver Crystal

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