Caterpie • Generation VIII Pokédex

Caterpie
Pokédex Page for Caterpie

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

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Caterpie

Caterpie
Sprite of Caterpie in Pokémon HOME

Caterpie's Type

BUG

Caterpie's Pokédex #s

National #
10
Galar #
13
Armor #
--
Crown #
--

Caterpie's Base Stats

HP:
45
Attack:
30
Defense:
35
Sp. Atk:
20
Sp. Def:
20
Speed:
45
Total:
195

Misc. Info

Height:
1'0" (0.3m)
Weight:
6.4 lbs. (2.9 kg)
Gender Ratio:
Egg Groups:
Bug
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,000,000
EV Yield:
1 HP
Base EXP:
39
Catch Rate:
255
Base Happiness:
70

Caterpie's Abilities

Here are what abilities Caterpie can possibly have, along with their effects.
Shield Dust
Prevents any extra effects of damaging moves targeting Caterpie that have a % chance of an extra effect occurring.
Run Away
Caterpie can always run from a wild Pokémon battle, regardless of Speed or other trapping effects.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Caterpie's weakness and resistance is to various types.
FIRE
FLYING
ROCK
½
GRASS
FIGHTING
GROUND

Caterpie's Evolution Line

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

Caterpie's Moves in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Below is a list of all of the moves that Caterpie 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 Caterpie 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
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
9
Bug Bite
Does double damage if the target has a Berry and then Caterpie consumes that Berry immediately.
BUG
PHYSICAL
60 100% 20 One Target

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Caterpie 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
TM82
Electroweb
Lowers all nearby enemies' Speed by one stage.
ELECTRIC
SPECIAL
55 95% 15 Nearby Enemies

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Caterpie 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
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
9
Bug Bite
Does double damage if the target has a Berry and then Caterpie consumes that Berry immediately.
BUG
PHYSICAL
60 100% 20 One Target

Caterpie's Detailed Stats

Below you'll find a more detailed table containing Caterpie'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 Caterpie's Nature.

By default, the stats you see in the table below show four different possibilities, all assuming Caterpie 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
200 231 263 294 45
Attack
65 96 128 159 30
Defense
75 106 138 169 35
Sp. Atk
45 76 108 139 20
Sp. Def
45 76 108 139 20
Speed
95 126 158 189 45
Total
195

Where to Find Caterpie in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

If you're looking for where to find Caterpie, 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 Caterpie in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently this does not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Caterpie in the Wild

Galar Route 1

Random Encounters
Any Weather
15% Lv. 2-5
Location information on where to find Caterpie 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 Caterpie

Generation 8 Pokédex Entries

Sword
For protection, it releases a horrible stench from the antenna on its head to drive away enemies.
Shield
Its short feet are tipped with suction pads that enable it to tirelessly climb slopes and walls.

Generation 7 Pokédex Entries

Sun
When attacked by bird Pokémon, it resists by releasing a terrifically strong odor from its antennae, but it often becomes their prey.
Moon
It's easy to catch, and it grows quickly, making it one of the top recommendations for novice Pokémon Trainers.
Ultra Sun
Perhaps because it would like to grow up quickly, it has a voracious appetite, eating a hundred leaves a day.
Ultra Moon
Its body is soft and weak. In nature, its perpetual fate is to be seen by others as food.

Generation 6 Pokédex Entries

X
For protection, it releases a horrible stench from the antennae on its head to drive away enemies.
Y
Its feet have suction cups designed to stick to any surface. It tenaciously climbs trees to forage.
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Caterpie has a voracious appetite. It can devour leaves bigger than its body right before your eyes. From its antenna, this Pokémon releases a terrifically strong odor.

Generation 5 Pokédex Entries

Black White Black 2 White 2
It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.

Generation 4 Pokédex Entries

Diamond Pearl Platinum
It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.
HeartGold
For protection, it releases a horrible stench from the antennae on its head to drive away enemies.
SoulSilver
Its feet have suction cups designed to stick to any surface. It tenaciously climbs trees to forage.

Generation 3 Pokédex Entries

Ruby Sapphire
CATERPIE has a voracious appetite. It can devour leaves bigger than its body right before your eyes. From its antenna, this POKéMON releases a terrifically strong odor.
Emerald
Its voracious appetite compels it to devour leaves bigger than itself without hesitation. It releases a terribly strong odor from its antennae.
FireRed
It is covered with a green skin. When it grows, it sheds the skin, covers itself with silk, and becomes a cocoon.
LeafGreen
Its short feet are tipped with suction pads that enable it to tirelessly climb slopes and walls.

Generation 2 Pokédex Entries

Gold
For protection, it releases a horri­ble stench from the antenna on its head to drive away enemies.
Silver
Its feet have suction cups designed to stick to any surface. It tenaciously climbs trees to forage.
Crystal
It crawls into foliage where it camouflages itself among leaves that are the same color as its body.

Generation 1 Pokédex Entries

Red Blue
Its short feet are tipped with suction pads that enable it to tirelessly climb slopes and walls.
Yellow
If you touch the feeler on top of its head, it will release a horrible stink to protect itself.
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