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Basic Info

Introduced Generation 1
Species Butterfly Pokémon
Type Bug Flying
Height 1.1m
Weight 32kg
Catch Rate 45
Base Happiness 70
Gender Ratio 50% Female / 50% Male
Pokédex 3D AR AR Marker
Generation 6 Cry

Names

Language Name
Chinese (Cantonese Hong Kong) 巴大蝶
Chinese (Mandarin Taiwan) 巴大蝶
English Butterfree
French Papilusion
German Smettbo
Italian Butterfree
Japanese バタフリー
Japanese (Romanized) Butterfree
Japanese (Trademark) Butterfree
Korean 버터플
Spanish Butterfree

Dex Numbers

Dex #
National Dex #12
Kanto #12
Johto (G/S) #26
Johto (HG/SS) #26
Kalos (Central) #25
Alola #19
Galar #15

Abilities

  • Compound Eyes: The Pokémon’s compound eyes boost its accuracy.
  • Tinted Lens: The Pokémon can use “not very effective” moves to deal regular damage. [Hidden Ability]

Evolutionary Chain

Pokemon
Level 7
Pokemon
Level 10
Pokemon

Breeding

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Damage Taken

Bug 0.5x
Electric 2x
Fighting 0.25x
Fire 2x
Flying 2x
Grass 0.25x
Ground 0x
Ice 2x
Rock 4x

Base Stats

Gen Type(s) HP ATK DEF SP. ATK SP. DEF SPEED TOTAL
8 Bug Flying 60
45
50
90
80
70
395
7 Bug Flying 60
45
50
90
80
70
395
6 Bug Flying 60
45
50
90
80
70
395

Dex Flavor Text

Game Dex Flavor Text
United States Pokémon Stadium2 It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
United States Pokémon Red In battle, it flaps its wings at high speed to release highly toxic dust in the air.
United States Pokémon Blue In battle, it flaps its wings at high speed to release highly toxic dust in the air.
Japan Pokémon Stadium ハネの りんぷんに もうどくが ある。 とおくで はばたくすがたを みかけたら すいこまないように きを つけよう。
United States Pokémon Stadium Its wings are covered with poisonous dust. If you see one flapping its wings, be careful not to inhale any of the dust.
United States Pokémon Yellow Its wings, covered with poisonous powders, repel water. This allows it to fly in the rain.
United States Pokémon Gold It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
United States Pokémon Silver Water-repellent powder on its wings enables it to collect honey, even in the heaviest of rains.
United States Pokémon Crystal It flits from flower to flower, collecting honey. It can even identify distant flowers in bloom.
United States Pokémon Ruby Butterfree has a superior ability ot search for delivious honey from flowers. It can eve search out, extract, and carry honey from flowers that are blooming over six miles from its nest.
United States Pokémon Sapphire BUTTERFREE has a superior ability to search for delicious honey from flowers. It can even search out, extract, and carry honey from flowers that are blooming over six miles from its nest.
United States Pokémon Emerald It has a superior ability to search for delicious honey from flowers. It can seek, extract, and carry honey from flowers blooming over six miles away.
United States Pokémon FireRed The wings are protected by rain-repellent dust. As a result, this POKeMON can fly about even in rain.
United States Pokémon LeafGreen In battle, it flaps its wings at great speed to release highly toxic dust into the air.
United States Pokémon Pearl It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
United States Pokémon Diamond It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
United States Pokémon Platinum It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
United States Pokémon HeartGold It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
United States Pokémon SoulSilver Water-repellent powder on its wings enables it to collect honey, even in the heaviest of rains.
United States Pokémon White It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
Japan Pokémon White はなの ミツが だいこうぶつ。 わずかな かふんで はなばたけの ばしょを さがしだすことが できる。
United States Pokémon Black It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
Japan Pokémon Black はなの ミツが だいこうぶつ。 わずかな かふんで はなばたけの ばしょを さがしだすことが できる。
United States Pokémon Black 2 It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
Japan Pokémon Black 2 はなの ミツが だいこうぶつ。 わずかな かふんで はなばたけの ばしょを さがしだすことが できる。
United States Pokémon White 2 It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
Japan Pokémon White 2 はなの ミツが だいこうぶつ。 わずかな かふんで はなばたけの ばしょを さがしだすことが できる。
South Korea Pokémon Y 물을 튕겨내는 가루가 날개를 보호하고 있다. 비가 오는 날에도 하늘을 날 수 있다.
Italy Pokémon Y Una polvere idrorepellente gli ricopre le ali, permettendogli di volare anche sotto la pioggia.
Germany Pokémon X Es liebt Blütenhonig. Es findet selbst Blumen, die sehr wenig Pollen haben.
Spain Pokémon Y Tiene las alas protegidas con una capa impermeable, de ahí que pueda volar también cuando llueve.
France Pokémon Y Ses ailes sont recouvertes d’une poudre les protégeant de la pluie. Ce Pokémon peut donc voler pendant de grosses averses.
Germany Pokémon Y Seine Flügel sind mit Wasser abweisendem Staub überzogen. Daher kann dieses Pokémon auch bei Regen fliegen.
Japan Pokémon Y ハネは みずを はじく りんぷんに まもられている。あめの ひでも そらを とぶことが できる。
South Korea Pokémon X 꽃의 꿀을 매우 좋아한다. 약간의 꽃가루만으로 꽃밭이 있는 장소를 찾아낼 수 있다.
Italy Pokémon X Adora il nettare dei fiori e riesce a localizzare i campi in cui si trova anche una minima quantità di polline.
Spain Pokémon X Adora el néctar de las flores. Puede localizar hasta las más pequeñas cantidades de polen.
France Pokémon X Il raffole du nectar des fleurs. Il est capable de repérer la plus petite quantité de pollen.
Japan Pokémon X はなの ミツが だいこうぶつ。 わずかな かふんで はなばたけの ばしょを さがしだすことが できる。
United States Pokémon X It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
United States Pokémon Y The wings are protected by rain-repellent dust. As a result, this Pokémon can fly about even in rain.
Italy Pokémon Omega Ruby Butterfree è dotato di abilità molto raffinate per individuare il delizioso nettare dei fiori. Riesce a trovare, estrarre e trasportare il nettare dai fiori in boccio al nido anche per 10 km.
South Korea Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 맛있는 꽃의 꿀을 찾는 능력이 뛰어나서 사는 곳에서 10km 떨어진 장소에 핀 꽃에서 꿀을 모아 옮긴다.
Italy Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Butterfree è dotato di abilità molto raffinate per individuare il delizioso nettare dei fiori. Riesce a trovare, estrarre e trasportare il nettare dai fiori in boccio al nido anche per 10 km.
Spain Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Butterfree tiene una habilidad especial para encontrar delicioso polen en las flores. Puede localizar, extraer y transportar polen de flores que estén floreciendo a 10 km de distancia de su nido.
France Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Papilusion est très doué pour repérer le délicieux nectar qu’il butine dans les fleurs. Il peut détecter, extraire et transporter le nectar de fleurs situées à plus de 10 km de son nid.
Germany Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Smettbos größte Fähigkeit ist das Aufspüren köstlichen Blütenhonigs. Es findet sogar Honig in Blumen, die fast 10 km von seinem Nest entfernt blühen.
Japan Pokémon Alpha Sapphire おいしい はなの ミツを さがす のうりょくに すぐれ すみかから 10キロはなれた ばしょに さく はなから ミツを あつめて はこんでいる。
United States Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Butterfree has a superior ability to search for delicious honey from flowers. It can even search out, extract, and carry honey from flowers that are blooming over six miles from its nest.
South Korea Pokémon Omega Ruby 맛있는 꽃의 꿀을 찾는 능력이 뛰어나서 사는 곳에서 10km 떨어진 장소에 핀 꽃에서 꿀을 모아 옮긴다.
Spain Pokémon Omega Ruby Butterfree tiene una habilidad especial para encontrar delicioso polen en las flores. Puede localizar, extraer y transportar polen de flores que estén floreciendo a 10 km de distancia de su nido.
France Pokémon Omega Ruby Papilusion est très doué pour repérer le délicieux nectar qu’il butine dans les fleurs. Il peut détecter, extraire et transporter le nectar de fleurs situées à plus de 10 km de son nid.
Germany Pokémon Omega Ruby Smettbos größte Fähigkeit ist das Aufspüren köstlichen Blütenhonigs. Es findet sogar Honig in Blumen, die fast 10 km von seinem Nest entfernt blühen.
Japan Pokémon Omega Ruby おいしい はなの ミツを さがす のうりょくに すぐれ すみかから 10キロはなれた ばしょに さく はなから ミツを あつめて はこんでいる。
United States Pokémon Omega Ruby Butterfree has a superior ability to search for delicious honey from flowers. It can even search out, extract, and carry honey from flowers that are blooming over six miles from its nest.
United States Pokémon Sun Close examination of its large eyes reveals that each eye is composed of a myriad of tiny eyes.
United States Pokémon Moon When attacked by other Pokémon, it defends itself by scattering its poisonous scales and fluttering its wings.
United States Pokémon Sword In battle, it flaps its wings at great speed to release highly toxic dust into the air.
United States Pokémon Shield It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.

Sprite List

Gen/Game Normal Shiny
First Generation
Red and Green (Japan) Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Red and Blue (US) Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Yellow Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Second Generation
Gold Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Silver Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Crystal Back Picture Front Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture Front Picture
Third Generation
Ruby/Sapphire Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Emerald Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture
Fire Red / Leaf Green Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Fourth Generation
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Fifth Generation
Black/White anim anim
Sixth & Seventh Generation
XY
Sun/Moon

anim anim

anim anim
Eighth Generation
Sword/Shield shiny

Character Appearances

Character Thumbnail
  • United States Ash's Butterfree
  • Japan サトシのバタフリー
  • Japan Satoshi no Butterfree
  • Japan Satoshi's Butterfree
Character Thumbnail
  • United States A.J.'s Butterfree
  • Japan アキラのバタフリー
  • Japan Akira no Butterfree
  • Japan Akira's Butterfree
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Ritchie's Butterfree - Happy
  • Japan ヒロシのバタフリー
  • Japan Hiroshi no Butterfree
  • Japan Hiroshi's Butterfree
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Xander's Butterfree
  • Japan ゼンキチのバタフリー
  • Japan Zenkichi no Butterfree
  • Japan Zenkichi's Butterfree
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Jeremy's Butterfree
  • Japan オガタのバタフリー
  • Japan Ogata no Butterfree
  • Japan Ogata's Butterfree
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Solidad's Butterfree
  • Japan サオリのバタフリー
  • Japan Saori no Butterfree
  • Japan Saori's Butterfree
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Drew's Butterfree
  • Japan シュウのバタフリー
  • Japan Shū no Butterfree
  • Japan Shu's Butterfree
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Goh's Butterfree
  • Japan ゴウのバタフリー
  • Japan Go no Butterfree
  • Japan Go's Butterfree
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Bugsy's Butterfree
  • Japan ツクシのバタフリー
  • Japan Tsukushi no Butterfree
  • Japan Tsukushi's Butterfree

Episode Appearances

Ep # Title
SL 3
SL 4
SL 6
SL 7
SL 8
SL 10
SL 13
SL 15
SL 19
SL 21
SL 28
SL 43
SL 80
SL 81
SL 82
OI 1
OI 3
OI 14
OI 19
OI 36
GS 3
GS 11
GS 16
GS 30
GS 61
GS 64
GS 91
GS 117
GS 128
GS 136
GS 142
GS 149
AG 33
AG 143
AG 152
AG 156
AG 167
AG 181
AG 183
AG 188
AG 189
DP 64
DP 71
DP 72
Movie 1
Movie 2
Movie 7
Movie 11
PSFC 1
PSFC 2
PSFC 5
DP 90
DP 99
Movie 15
BWS2DA 8
XY 77
XY 86
XYZ 28
SM 1
SM 8
Movie 20
SM 18
SM 20
SM 27
SM 29
SM 40
SM 42
SM 59
SM 81
SM 82
SM 102
Movie 22
SM 119
SM 129
SM 130
SM 134
SM 140
PM2019 1
PM2019 2
PM2019 3
PM2019 6
PM2019 9
PM2019 7
Movie 23
PM2019 11
PM2019 14
PM2019 15
PM2019 20
TW 3
PM2019 21
PM2019 23
PM2019 28
PM2019 29
TW 5
PM2019 31
PM2019 35
PM2019 46
PM2019 47
PM2019 50
PM2019 54
PM2019 56
PM2019 60
PM2019 62
PM2019 66
PM2019 70
POKETOON 3
POKETOON 4
EVO 7
EVO 8
OG 1
VG 3
PM2019 94
SP 9
SP 12
PM2019 107
PM2019 112
PM2019 120
PM2019 119

TCG Cards

#9: Butterfree
Rarity
Type
Type
HP
80
Weakness
Type
Resistance
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy
#33: Butterfree
Rarity
Uncommon
Type
Type
HP
70
Weakness
Type
Resistance
Type
-30
#19: Butterfree
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
80
Weakness
Type
Resistance
Type
-30
Retreat Cost
Energy
#21: Butterfree
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
70
Weakness
Type
Resistance
Type
-30
#5: Butterfree
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
80
Weakness
Type
#38: Butterfree
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
80
Weakness
Type
#2: Butterfree
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
100
Weakness
Type
Resistance
Type
-30
#14: Butterfree
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
120
Weakness
Type
+30
#17: Butterfree FB
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
90
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy
#16: Butterfree
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
120
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
#3: Butterfree
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
130
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy
#5: Butterfree
Rarity
Rare Holo
Type
Type
HP
130
Weakness
Type
x2
Resistance
Type
-20
Retreat Cost
Energy
#3: バタフリー
Rarity
Uncommon
Type
Type
HP
130
Weakness
Type
x2
Retreat Cost
Energy
#3: Butterfree
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
130
Weakness
Type
x2
Retreat Cost
Energy
#3: Butterfree
Rarity
Rare
Type
Type
HP
120
Weakness
Type
x2
Retreat Cost
Energy

Event Pokemon

Title
Pokémon XD - Michael's Butterfree
Country: United States
Pokémon: Thumbanil Butterfree
Started: 2005-10-03
Ended: 0000-00-00
Note: Move names that have a colored checkmark beside the name receive a Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB) when used by this Pokémon

Level Up Moves

Gust
Type Icon Special 35 40 100 1 1 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 28 28 28 28 28 28
Confusion Type Icon Special 25 50 100 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 12
Poison Powder Type Icon Status 35 75 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 15
Stun Spore Type Icon Status 30 75 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 14 14 14 14 14 14 16
Sleep Powder Type Icon Status 15 75 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 15 15 15 15 15 15 17
Psybeam Type Icon Special 20 65 100 17 17 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 34 34 34 34 34 34 32
Supersonic Type Icon Status 20 55 23 23 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 21
Silver Wind
Type Icon Special 5 60 100 19 19 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 47 47 47
Whirlwind Type Icon Status 20 29 29 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 23 23 23 23 23 23 26
Safeguard Type Icon Status 25 25 25 36 36 36 36 34 34 34 40 40 40 40 40
Tailwind
Type Icon Status 15 41 41 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Bug Buzz
Type Icon Special 10 90 100 31 31 42 42 42 42 40 40 40
Rage Powder
Type Icon Status 20 35 35 34 34 34 34
Captivate Type Icon Status 20 100 37 37 40 40 40 40 36 36 36
Air Slash
Type Icon Special 15 75 95 43 43
Quiver Dance
Type Icon Status 20 47 47 46 46 46 46

TM/HM Moves

Confide Type Icon Status 20
Roost
Type Icon Status 10
Psych Up Type Icon Status 10
Sunny Day Type Icon Status 5
Rain Dance Type Icon Status 5
Safeguard Type Icon Status 25
Sleep Talk Type Icon Status 10
Attract Type Icon Status 15 100
Swagger Type Icon Status 15 85
Protect Type Icon Status 10
Substitute Type Icon Status 10
Rest Type Icon Status 10
Double Team Type Icon Status 15
Toxic Type Icon Status 10 90
Flash Type Icon Status 20 100
Captivate Type Icon Status 20 100
Skill Swap Type Icon Status 10
Endure Type Icon Status 10
Defog
Type Icon Status 15
Sweet Scent Type Icon Status 20 100
Curse Type Icon Status 10
Nightmare Type Icon Status 15 100
Reflect Type Icon Status 20
Mimic Type Icon Status 10
Teleport Type Icon Status 20
Whirlwind Type Icon Status 20
Acrobatics
Type Icon Physical 15 55 100
Giga Impact Type Icon Physical 5 150 90
U-turn
Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Aerial Ace
Type Icon Physical 20 60
Facade Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Frustration Type Icon Physical 20 100
Return Type Icon Physical 20 100
Thief Type Icon Physical 25 60 100
Secret Power Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Natural Gift Type Icon Physical 15 100
Bide Type Icon Physical 10
Rage Type Icon Physical 20 20 100
Double-Edge Type Icon Physical 15 120 100
Take Down Type Icon Physical 20 90 85
Infestation
Type Icon Special 20 20 100
Round Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Venoshock Type Icon Special 10 65 100
Energy Ball Type Icon Special 10 90 100
Shadow Ball Type Icon Special 15 80 100
Hidden Power Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Dream Eater Type Icon Special 15 100 100
Psychic Type Icon Special 10 90 100
Solar Beam Type Icon Special 10 120 100
Hyper Beam Type Icon Special 5 150 90
Struggle Bug
Type Icon Special 20 50 100
Silver Wind
Type Icon Special 5 60 100
Giga Drain Type Icon Special 10 75 100
Snore Type Icon Special 15 50 100
Swift Type Icon Special 20 60
Psywave Type Icon Special 15 100
Mega Drain Type Icon Special 15 40 100
Razor Wind Type Icon Special 10 80 100

Egg Moves

No egg moves found

Move Tutors

Tailwind
Type Icon Status 15
Skill Swap Type Icon Status 10
Roost
Type Icon Status 10
Sleep Talk Type Icon Status 10
String Shot
Type Icon Status 40 95
Substitute Type Icon Status 10
Mimic Type Icon Status 10
Swagger Type Icon Status 15 85
Endure Type Icon Status 10
Bug Bite
Type Icon Physical 20 60 100
Double-Edge Type Icon Physical 15 120 100
Electroweb Type Icon Special 15 55 95
Signal Beam
Type Icon Special 15 75 100
Giga Drain Type Icon Special 10 75 100
Snore Type Icon Special 15 50 100
Ominous Wind Type Icon Special 5 60 100
Air Cutter
Type Icon Special 25 60 95
Twister Type Icon Special 20 40 100
Swift Type Icon Special 20 60
Dream Eater Type Icon Special 15 100 100