Butterfree • Generation VIII Pokédex

Butterfree
Pokédex Page for Butterfree

This is the Marriland Pokédex page for Butterfree, showing its information and moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield as well as Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

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Butterfree

Butterfree
Sprite of Butterfree in Pokémon HOME

Butterfree's Type

BUG
FLYING

Butterfree's Pokédex #s

National #
12
Galar #
15
Armor #
--
Crown #
--

Butterfree's Base Stats

HP:
60
Attack:
45
Defense:
50
Sp. Atk:
90
Sp. Def:
80
Speed:
70
Total:
395

Misc. Info

Height:
3'7" (1.1m)
Weight:
70.5 lbs. (32 kg)
Gender Ratio:
Egg Groups:
Bug
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,000,000
EV Yield:
2 Sp. Atk, 1 Sp. Def
Base EXP:
178
Catch Rate:
45
Base Happiness:
70

Butterfree's Abilities

Here are what abilities Butterfree can possibly have, along with their effects.
Compound Eyes
Increases the accuracy of Butterfree's moves by 30% of their original accuracy.
Tinted Lens
Butterfree does 2× as much damage when hitting with moves that are "not very effective".

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Butterfree's weakness and resistance is to various types.
ROCK
FIRE
ELECTRIC
ICE
FLYING
½
BUG
¼
GRASS
FIGHTING
immune
GROUND

Butterfree's Evolution Line

Below you'll find a list of all Pokémon Butterfree evolves from or into, along with its evolution method.
Caterpie
Caterpie
starting form
Metapod
Metapod
at level 7
Butterfree
Butterfree
at level 10

Butterfree's Alternate Forms

Cosmetic Forms

Gender Differences

Male ♂
Butterfree (Male)
Female ♀
Butterfree (Female)

Butterfree's Moves in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Below is a list of all of the moves that Butterfree can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Butterfree learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
Evo.
Gust
Does double damage against targets using Bounce, Fly, or Sky Drop.
FLYING
SPECIAL
40 100% 35 One Target
1
Gust
Does double damage against targets using Bounce, Fly, or Sky Drop.
FLYING
SPECIAL
40 100% 35 One Target
1
Harden
Raises Butterfree's Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 30 User
1
Tackle
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
1
String Shot
Lowers all nearby enemies' Speed by two stages.
BUG
STATUS
-- 95% 40 Nearby Enemies
1
Bug Bite
Does double damage if the target has a Berry and then Butterfree consumes that Berry immediately.
BUG
PHYSICAL
60 100% 20 One Target
4
Supersonic
Confuses the target.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 55% 20 One Target
8
Confusion
Has a 10% chance of confusing the target.
PSYCHIC
SPECIAL
50 100% 25 One Target
12
Poison Powder
Poisons the target.
POISON
STATUS
-- 75% 35 One Target
12
Stun Spore
Paralyzes the target.
GRASS
STATUS
-- 75% 30 One Target
12
Sleep Powder
Puts the target to sleep.
GRASS
STATUS
-- 75% 15 One Target
16
Psybeam
Has a 10% chance of confusing the target.
PSYCHIC
SPECIAL
65 100% 20 One Target
20
Whirlwind
Forces the foe to switch out, or ends wild battles.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 One Target
24
Air Slash
Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
FLYING
SPECIAL
75 95% 15 One Target
28
Safeguard
Protects your team from status conditions for the next 5 turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 25 User's Field
32
Bug Buzz
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
BUG
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
36
Tailwind
Doubles your whole team's Speed for the next 3 turns.
FLYING
STATUS
-- -- 15 User's Field
40
Rage Powder
Draws attention towards Butterfree in a Double or Triple Battle, forcing the opponent's single-target moves to target it.
BUG
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
44
Quiver Dance
Raises Butterfree's Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed by one stage.
BUG
STATUS
-- -- 20 User

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Butterfree can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM08
Hyper Beam
Requires a turn to recharge (unless it misses).
NORMAL
SPECIAL
150 90% 5 One Target
TM09
Giga Impact
Requires a turn to recharge (unless it misses).
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
150 90% 5 One Target
TM11
Solar Beam
Charges for a turn, attacks on the second turn. No charge time in the sun; half damage in the rain.
GRASS
SPECIAL
120 100% 10 One Target
TM19
Safeguard
Protects your team from status conditions for the next 5 turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 25 User's Field
TM21
Rest
Butterfree restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM23
Thief
Damages the target and steals its held item.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 25 One Target
TM24
Snore
Can only be used while asleep. 30% chance of making the target flinch.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Protect
Protects Butterfree from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM28
Giga Drain
Heals Butterfree by half the damage dealt.
GRASS
SPECIAL
75 100% 10 One Target
TM31
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM33
Rain Dance
Changes the weather to rainy for 5 turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM34
Sunny Day
Changes the weather to sunny for 5 turns.
FIRE
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM39
Facade
Does double damage if Butterfree is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM40
Swift
Doesn't miss all nearby enemies.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 -- 20 Nearby Enemies
TM56
U-turn
Forces Butterfree to switch out after dealing damage.
BUG
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM74
Venoshock
Damage is doubled if the target is already poisoned.
POISON
SPECIAL
65 100% 10 One Target
TM76
Round
Deals double damage if Round has already been used and causes any other Pokémon using Round to use it immediately afterward.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 100% 15 One Target
TM78
Acrobatics
Damage is doubled if Butterfree has no held item when this attack hits.
FLYING
PHYSICAL
55 100% 15 One Target
TM82
Electroweb
Lowers all nearby enemies' Speed by one stage.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
55 95% 15 Nearby Enemies
TM87
Draining Kiss
Heals Butterfree by 75% of the damage dealt to the target.
FAIRY
SPECIAL
50 100% 10 One Target
TM95
Air Slash
Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
FLYING
SPECIAL
75 95% 15 One Target

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Butterfree can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area and other locations.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR11
Psychic
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
PSYCHIC
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR20
Substitute
Costs 25% of Butterfree's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR26
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR27
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Butterfree's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR29
Baton Pass
Switches to another Pokémon on your team and keeps stat modifiers and effects.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 40 User
TR33
Shadow Ball
20% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
GHOST
SPECIAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR40
Skill Swap
Swaps Butterfree's ability with the target's.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 One Target
TR46
Iron Defense
Raises Butterfree's Defense by two stages.
STEEL
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
TR61
Bug Buzz
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
BUG
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR65
Energy Ball
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
GRASS
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR89
Hurricane
30% chance of confusing the target. 100% accuracy in the rain and 50% accuracy in sunny weather.
FLYING
SPECIAL
110 70% 10 One Target
TR96
Pollen Puff
If targeting an ally, heals the ally for 50% of its max HP instead of doing damage.
BUG
SPECIAL
90 100% 15 One Target

Move Tutor Moves

Here are all of the moves that Butterfree can learn from Move Tutors. Most of these require the Expansion Pass and can be found in the Isle of Armor's Dojo, costing some Armorite Ore to teach. However, there are a few moves that can be taught aside from this.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TUTOR
Dual Wingbeat
Hits the target two times in a row.
FLYING
PHYSICAL
40 90% 10 One Target

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Butterfree learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
Evo.
Gust
Does double damage against targets using Bounce, Fly, or Sky Drop.
FLYING
SPECIAL
40 100% 35 One Target
1
Gust
Does double damage against targets using Bounce, Fly, or Sky Drop.
FLYING
SPECIAL
40 100% 35 One Target
1
Harden
Raises Butterfree's Defense by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 30 User
1
Tackle
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
1
String Shot
Lowers all nearby enemies' Speed by two stages.
BUG
STATUS
-- 95% 40 Nearby Enemies
1
Bug Bite
Does double damage if the target has a Berry and then Butterfree consumes that Berry immediately.
BUG
PHYSICAL
60 100% 20 One Target
4
Supersonic
Confuses the target.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 55% 20 One Target
8
Confusion
Has a 10% chance of confusing the target.
PSYCHIC
SPECIAL
50 100% 25 One Target
12
Poison Powder
Poisons the target.
POISON
STATUS
-- 75% 35 One Target
12
Stun Spore
Paralyzes the target.
GRASS
STATUS
-- 75% 30 One Target
12
Sleep Powder
Puts the target to sleep.
GRASS
STATUS
-- 75% 15 One Target
16
Psybeam
Has a 10% chance of confusing the target.
PSYCHIC
SPECIAL
65 100% 20 One Target
20
Whirlwind
Forces the foe to switch out, or ends wild battles.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 One Target
24
Air Slash
Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
FLYING
SPECIAL
75 95% 15 One Target
28
Safeguard
Protects your team from status conditions for the next 5 turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 25 User's Field
32
Bug Buzz
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
BUG
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
36
Tailwind
Doubles your whole team's Speed for the next 3 turns.
FLYING
STATUS
-- -- 15 User's Field
40
Rage Powder
Draws attention towards Butterfree in a Double or Triple Battle, forcing the opponent's single-target moves to target it.
BUG
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
44
Quiver Dance
Raises Butterfree's Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed by one stage.
BUG
STATUS
-- -- 20 User

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Butterfree can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught once per use of the TM.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM11
Sunny Day
Changes the weather to sunny for 5 turns.
FIRE
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM15
Hyper Beam
Requires a turn to recharge (unless it misses).
NORMAL
SPECIAL
150 90% 5 One Target
TM17
Protect
Protects Butterfree from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM18
Rain Dance
Changes the weather to rainy for 5 turns.
WATER
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM19
Giga Drain
Heals Butterfree by half the damage dealt.
GRASS
SPECIAL
75 100% 10 One Target
TM20
Safeguard
Protects your team from status conditions for the next 5 turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 25 User's Field
TM22
Solar Beam
Charges for a turn, attacks on the second turn. No charge time in the sun; half damage in the rain.
GRASS
SPECIAL
120 100% 10 One Target
TM29
Psychic
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
PSYCHIC
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TM30
Shadow Ball
20% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
GHOST
SPECIAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TM32
Double Team
Raises Butterfree's Evasion by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
TM40
Aerial Ace
Doesn't miss the target.
FLYING
PHYSICAL
60 -- 20 One Target
TM42
Facade
Does double damage if Butterfree is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM44
Rest
Butterfree restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM45
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM46
Thief
Damages the target and steals its held item.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 25 One Target
TM48
Skill Swap
Swaps Butterfree's ability with the target's.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 One Target
TM51
Roost
Heals Butterfree's HP by 50% and removes its Flying-type for the rest of the turn.
FLYING
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM53
Energy Ball
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
GRASS
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TM58
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM62
Bug Buzz
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
BUG
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TM68
Giga Impact
Requires a turn to recharge (unless it misses).
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
150 90% 5 One Target
TM70
Flash
Lowers the target's Accuracy by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 20 One Target
TM77
Psych Up
Copies all stat modifiers on the target.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 One Target
TM82
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Butterfree's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM85
Dream Eater
Heals Butterfree by half the damage dealt. Fails unless foe is asleep.
PSYCHIC
SPECIAL
100 100% 15 One Target
TM87
Swagger
Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses it.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 85% 15 One Target
TM89
U-turn
Forces Butterfree to switch out after dealing damage.
BUG
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM90
Substitute
Costs 25% of Butterfree's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM97
Defog
Lowers the target's evasion by one stage. Removes effects on the enemy's field such as Light Screen, Reflect, etc.
FLYING
STATUS
-- -- 15 One Target

Butterfree's Detailed Stats

Below you'll find a more detailed table containing Butterfree's calculated stats, which are the stats that you actually see displayed in game. These are affected by a variety of things, such as level, Effort Values (EVs), Individual Values (IVs), and Butterfree's Nature.

By default, the stats you see in the table below show four different possibilities, all assuming Butterfree is level 100: its stats with 0 EVs, 252+ (max) EVs, 0 IVs, and 31 (max) IVs. Nature is not shown by default, so its maximum is 10% higher than shown here, and minium 10% lower.
Stats at
level 100
0 EVs 252+ EVs Base Stat
Min Max Min Max
HP
230 261 293 324 60
Attack
95 126 158 189 45
Defense
105 136 168 199 50
Sp. Atk
185 216 248 279 90
Sp. Def
165 196 228 259 80
Speed
145 176 208 239 70
Total
395

Where to Find Butterfree in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

If you're looking for where to find Butterfree, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Butterfree in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently this does not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Special Ways to Get Butterfree

Available in some Max Raid Dens in the Wild Area, including a rare Gigantamax-capable Butterfree.

Catchable (Gigantamax-capable) during Dynamax Adventures in Crown Tundra (DLC), level 65.

Butterfree in the Wild

Slumbering Weald

Random Encounters
Any Weather
5% Lv. 45-47

Rolling Fields

Flying Around
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
75% 75% 25% 25% 25% 25% 25% 25% 75%
Lv. 7-10 Lv. 7-10 Lv. 7-10 Lv. 7-10 Lv. 7-10 Lv. 7-10 Lv. 7-10 Lv. 7-10 Lv. 7-10

East Lake Axewell

Flying Around
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
75% 25% 75% 75% 75% 75% 75% 75% 25%
Lv. 8-11 Lv. 8-11 Lv. 8-11 Lv. 8-11 Lv. 8-11 Lv. 8-11 Lv. 8-11 Lv. 8-11 Lv. 8-11

Giant's Mirror

Overworld Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- 40% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Lv. 28-30

Getting Butterfree By Evolution

Evolves from Metapod at level 7.
Location information on where to find Butterfree in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl will be coming to the Marriland Pokédex in a future update! Thank you for your patience!

Pokédex Entries for Butterfree

Generation 8 Pokédex Entries

Sword
In battle, it flaps its wings at great speed to release highly toxic dust into the air.
Shield
It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.

Generation 7 Pokédex Entries

Sun
Close examination of its large eyes reveals that each eye is composed of a myriad of tiny eyes.
Moon
When attacked by other Pokémon, it defends itself by scattering its poisonous scales and fluttering its wings.
Ultra Sun
Its wings are covered in toxic scales. If it finds bird Pokémon going after Caterpie, Butterfree sprinkles its scales on them to drive them off.
Ultra Moon
Nectar from pretty flowers is its favorite food. In fields of flowers, it has heated battles with Cutiefly for territory.

Generation 6 Pokédex Entries

X
It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
Y
The wings are protected by rain-repellent dust. As a result, this Pokémon can fly about even in rain.
Omega Ruby 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.

Generation 5 Pokédex Entries

Black White Black 2 White 2
It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.

Generation 4 Pokédex Entries

Diamond Pearl Platinum
It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
HeartGold
It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
SoulSilver
Water-repellent powder on its wings enables it to collect honey, even in the heaviest of rains.

Generation 3 Pokédex Entries

Ruby 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.
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.
FireRed
The wings are protected by rain-repellent dust. As a result, this POKéMON can fly about even in rain.
LeafGreen
In battle, it flaps its wings at great speed to release highly toxic dust into the air.

Generation 2 Pokédex Entries

Gold
It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
Silver
Water-repellent powder on its wings enables it to collect honey, even in the heav­iest of rains.
Crystal
It flits from flower to flower, collecting honey. It can even identify distant flowers in bloom.

Generation 1 Pokédex Entries

Red Blue
In battle, it flaps its wings at high speed to release highly toxic dust into the air.
Yellow
Its wings, covered with poisonous powders, repel water. This allows it to fly in the rain.
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