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#011 Metapod

official Metapod artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Metapod
Type Bug
Species Cocoon Pokémon
Height 0.7 m (2' 4")
Weight 9.9 kg (21.8 lbs)
Catch rate 120

Metapod's description

Metapod is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 1 and has the National Dex number #011. The Pokédex classifies it as the Cocoon Pokémon.

Metapod's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
鐵甲蛹 / 铁甲蛹 (Tiějiǎyǒng) Chrysacier Safcon トランセル (Transel) 단데기 (Dandegi)

Metapod's resistances & weaknesses

Metapod's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 50
EV yield 2 Defense

Breeding

Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Bug
Egg Cycles 15 (approx. 3840 steps)

Metapod's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Shed Skin - -

Metapod's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 50
110 210 157 304
Attack 20
22 40 79 152
Defense 55
54 103 117 229
Sp. Atk 25
27 49 84 163
Sp. Def 25
27 49 84 163
Speed 30
31 58 90 174
Total 205

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Metapod's evolutions

Level 7

Level 10

Metapod's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
1Red, BlueThis Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
1YellowHardens its shell to protect itself. However, a large impact may cause it to pop out of its shell.
1StadiumWhen it hardens, only the external shell is transformed. The inside remains tender.
2GoldInside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
2SilverIt prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.
2CrystalThis is its preevolved form. At this stage, it can only harden, so it remains motionless to avoid attack.
2Stadium 2Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
3Ruby, SapphireThe 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.
3EmeraldIts 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.
3FireRedEven though it is encased in a sturdy shell, the body inside is tender. It can't withstand a harsh attack.
3LeafGreenThis Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
4Diamond, Pearl, PlatinumA steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
4HeartGoldInside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
4SoulSilverIt prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.
5Black, White, Black 2, White 2A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
6XA steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
6YThis Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
6Omega Ruby, Alpha SapphireThe 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.
7SunIts shell is filled with its soft innards. It doesn't move much because of the risk it might carelessly spill its innards out.
7MoonIts shell is hard, but it's still just a bug shell. It's been known to break, so intense battles with it should be avoided.
7Ultra SunIts shell is filled with a thick liquid. All of the cells throughout its body are being rebuilt in preparation for evolution.
7Ultra MoonIts hard shell doesn't crack a bit even if Pikipek pecks at it, but it will tip over, spilling out its insides.
7Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!Hardens its shell to protect itself. However, a large impact may cause it to pop out of its shell.
8SwordIt is waiting for the moment to evolve. At this stage, it can only harden, so it remains motionless to avoid attack.
8ShieldEven though it is encased in a sturdy shell, the body inside is tender. It can't withstand a harsh attack.