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Butterfree

Butterfree

Butterfree's Type

BUG
FLYING

Butterfree's Pokédex #s

Galar #
15
National #
12

Butterfree's Base Stats

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

Misc. Info

Egg Groups:
Bug
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,000,000
EV Yield:
2 Sp. Atk, 1 Sp. Def

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 Moves

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.
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

Where to Find Butterfree

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 the encounters do not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Butterfree in the Wild

Wild Area: 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

Wild Area: 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

Wild Area: 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

Slumbering Weald

Random Encounters
Any Weather
5% Lv. 45-47

Notes About Butterfree

There is a special Gigantamax Butterfree available in rare Max Raid Battles.
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