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Metapod
Metapod
National Pokédex
Caterpie - Metapod (#011) - Butterfree
Ability Shed Skin
Series Pokémon series
First appearance Pokémon Red and Blue
Created by Game Freak

Metapod(JP) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a Bug type Pokémon that made its first appearance in the first generation games Red and Blue. It evolves from Caterpie at level 7 and into Butterfree at level 10.

Physiology and Behavior

Appearances

Main Pokémon games

Other Pokémon games

Super Smash Bros. series

Trophy descriptions

In the anime

Origin and inspiration

In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry
First Pokémon generation
Pokémon Red and Blue This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Pokémon Yellow Hardens its shell to protect itself. However, a large impact may cause it to pop out of its shell.
Pokémon Stadium When it hardens, only the external shell is transformed. The inside remains tender.
Second Pokémon generation
Pokémon Gold Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
Pokémon Silver It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.
Pokémon Crystal This is its preevolved form. At this stage, it can only harden, so it remains motionless to avoid attack.
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon Ruby The shell covering this Pokémon's body is as hard as an iron slab. Metapod does not move very much. It stays still because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the hard shell.
Pokémon Sapphire The shell covering this Pokémon's body is as hard as an iron slab. Metapod does not move very much. It stays still because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the hard shell.
Pokémon Emerald Its shell is as hard as an iron slab. A Metapod does not move very much because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the shell.
Pokémon FireRed Even though it is encased in a sturdy shell, the body inside is tender. It can't withstand a harsh attack.
Pokémon LeafGreen This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Pokémon Pearl A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Pokémon Platinum A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Pokémon HeartGold Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
Pokémon SoulSilver It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Pokémon White A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Pokémon Black 2 A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Pokémon White 2 A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Pokémon Y This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Pokémon Omega Ruby The shell covering this Pokémon’s body is as hard as an iron slab. Metapod does not move very much. It stays still because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the hard shell.
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire The shell covering this Pokémon’s body is as hard as an iron slab. Metapod does not move very much. It stays still because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the hard shell.


Game locations

Title Location(s)
First Pokémon generation
Pokémon Red
Route 25, Viridian Forest
Pokémon Blue
Routes 24 and 25, Viridian Forest
Pokémon Yellow
Viridian Forest
Second Pokémon generation
Pokémon Gold
Routes 2, 30, and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park, Bug-Catching Contest
Azalea Town, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage, Route 26, 27, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 (Headbutt)
Pokémon Silver
Bug-Catching Contest
Pokémon Crystal
Routes 24 and 25, Ilex Forest, Bug-Catching Contest
Ilex Forest (Headbutt)
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon Ruby
Trade
Pokémon FireRed
Routes 24 and 25, Viridian Forest, Pattern Bush
Pokémon LeafGreen
Routes 24 and 25, Viridian Forest, Pattern Bush
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond
Eterna Forest (FireRed)
Pokémon Pearl
Eterna Forest (FireRed)
Pokémon Platinum
Eterna Forest (FireRed)
Pokémon HeartGold
Routes 2, 30, and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park, Bug-Catching Contest, Viridian Forest
Route 47, Ilex Forest (Headbutt)
Pokémon SoulSilver
Bug-Catching Contest
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black
Trade
Pokémon White
Route 12
Pokémon White 2
Evolve Caterpie
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X
Evolve Caterpie
Pokémon Y
Santalune Forest


Evolution

Caterpie
Reach level 7.
Metapod
Reach level 10.
Butterfree
PKMN010 PKMN011 PKMN012

Base Stats

Base Stats
HP 50
Attack 20
Defense 55
Sp. Attack 25
Sp. Defense 25
Speed 30
Average 205

Moveset

Main article: Metapod/moveset

Gallery

Sprites

Sprites
Red Green
PKMNRG011
Red Blue
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Yellow
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File:PKMNY011.png
Gold
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File:PKMNG011.png


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Silver
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File:PKMNS011.png


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Crystal
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File:PKMNC011.gif


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Ruby Sapphire
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Emerald
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File:PKMNE011.gif


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Fire Leaf
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Diamond Pearl
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Platinum
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File:PKMNP011.png


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Heart Soul
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Black White
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Black 2 White 2
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X Y
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