Butterfree #012


Butterfree is a lepidopteran bug Pokémon with a purple body that resembles a slightly anthropomorphic butterfly. It contains just two body segments and four bright blue legs, unlike genuine insects. Its top legs resemble little, three-fingered hands, while its bottom legs resemble long, digitless feet. Butterfree is distinguished by two black antennae, a light blue snout with two teeth underneath, and huge, red compound eyes. It has two pairs of white wings with black venation. Two oval scales on the bottom wings of a female Butterfree are black, whereas they are white in a male.

Butterfree’s wings are covered with toxic scales that readily peel off when it flies. When inhaled, it causes a number of status problems. This powder will protect Caterpie against bird Pokémon. This powder also repels water, allowing it to fly and collect honey even when it is raining. Butterfree can smell the aromas of blossoming flowers six miles (ten kilometers) from its nest in pursuit of nectar, which it transports with the hairs on its legs. It sometimes has territorial fights with Cutiefly over flower fields. As shown in the anime, it also sucks sap from trees wounded by Heracross. Butterfree is prevalent in temperate woods and jungles, although it has also been seen flying near the coast during its migratory mating season.

As Gigantamax Butterfree, its wings get vivid and dark green with a white design. A fur-like circle at the base of the wings connects to Gigantamax Butterfree’s back. Its antennas become brilliant green and extend to the point where the tip bends, surrounded by three red clouds. Its eyes have a vivid crimson color. Gigantamax Butterfree is surrounded by many green scales made of crystalline Gigantamax energy. These are its most potent weapons, capable of paralysis, poisoning, or inducing slumber. The winds generated by Gigantamax Butterfree with each flap of its wings disperse these scales; these gusts are strong enough to lift a 10-ton vehicle.

The only known Pokémon capable of utilizing the G-Max Move G-Max Befuddle is Gigantamax Butterfree.

The Pokemon Butterfree is one of the numerous creatures that may be captured in Pokemon Go.
It may also be evolved from Metapod with the help of 50 Caterpie Candies.

#012 Butterfree Info

Type Candy Needed to Evolve
Bug / Flying N/A

Combat Moves

When in battle, touch the screen to attack with combat moves, and the Pokemon will release their attacks as quickly as they can. Attacks that are repeated will fill the bars on their specific meter. When any or all of the bars are full, press and hold the screen for a few seconds to unleash a special move.
Possible Attack Moves
Name Type Damage
Struggle Bug Bug 15
Confusion Psychic 20
Possible Special Moves
Name Type Damage Number of Special Bars
Signal Beam Bug 75 3
Bug Buzz Bug 90 2
Psychic Psychic 100 3
  • Evolves From: Metapod

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Evolution family

Butterfree is part of a three-member family.

Regular Version


Caterpie Butterfree #012
#010 Caterpie

12 Caterpie candy Butterfree #012
Metapod Butterfree #012
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50 Caterpie candy Butterfree #012
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Shiny Version


Caterpie shiny Butterfree #012
#010 Caterpie

12 Caterpie candy Butterfree #012
Metapod shiny Butterfree #012
#011 Metapod
50 Caterpie candy Butterfree #012
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#012 Butterfree

Event Pokémon forms

Sprites Release
Butterfree bow Butterfree #012 Butterfree female bow Butterfree #012 Butterfree bow shiny Butterfree #012 Butterfree female bow shiny Butterfree #012 Bow Butterfree was released at the start of Fashion Week 2021 on September 21st, 2021.
Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of bow Butterfree was released on the same day.Available during Fashion Week 2021 and 2022.


  • Butterfree was released along with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Butterfree was released at the start of with the change of Field Research on November 1st, 2018.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6Increased spawns in:
Fashion Week 2021: Sep 21 – 28 (bow)
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 13,463Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
783 Field Research:
Transfer 7 Pokémon: Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto
Special Research/Timed Research:
Search for Zarude! – 4th part: Catch 15 Pokémon with Weather Boost
Fashion Week – Completing 2nd part (bow)
Ultra Unlock 2021: Sword and Shield – 3rd part: Defeat 4 Team GO Rocket Grunts

 Best moveset for Butterfree

The best moves for Butterfree are Confusion and Bug Buzz when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.


 Bug Bite Elite TM 12 dps
 Bug Buzz 32.4 dps


 Confusion 12.5 dps
 Bug Buzz 32.4 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Bug Bite Elite TM 5 12 12
 Confusion 20 9.4 12.5
 Struggle Bug 15 10 12
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Bug Buzz 100 -13.5 32.4
 Psychic 90 -17.9 32.1
 Signal Beam 75 -17.2 31


The moves highlighted in green benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus, and deal 20% more damage.

Pokemon Butterfly – Pokemon 1 generations at number 12 in Pokedex… It lives in the Kanto region and is classified as an insect type. This is the last stage of evolution Pokemon Caterpie.

The Butterfly Pokémon has an excellent ability to find delicious flower honey. He even knows how to extract and transfer honey from flowers growing at a distance of ten kilometers from his nest.

Parameters and characteristics of Pokémon Butterfly

Max PC 2065
Attack 167
Defense 137
Stamina 155


How to find and catch Butterfree Pokémon?

You can meet Butterfree Pokémon in parks, squares, countryside, forests, meadows and fields.

Pokemon Butterfree very rarely appears on the map. One of the most realistic ways to get Butterfree is to evolve. Metapod. Can sometimes be found in raids and field research.


Butterfree was just promoted to Tier 3 Raid Boss. However, it was once a category 4.

 What counters Butterfree?

Butterfree is a Bug/Flying type Pokémon, which makes it especially weak against Rock moves, and weak against FlyingFireElectric and Ice moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Butterfree are:

  • Rampardos,
  • Rhyperior,
  • Terrakion,
  • Gigalith,
  • Landorus (Therian).