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#012 Butterfree

official Butterfree artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Butterfree
Type BugPoison
Species Butterfly Pokémon
Height 1.1 m (3' 7")
Weight 32 kg (70.5 lbs)
Catch rate 45

Butterfree's description

Butterfree is a Bug- / Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 1 and has the National Dex number #012. The Pokédex classifies it as the Butterfly Pokémon.

Butterfree's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
巴大蝶 / 巴大蝶 (Bādàdié) Papilusion Smettbo バタフリー (Butterfree) 버터플 (Beoteopeul)

Butterfree's resistances & weaknesses

FireGrassFightingPoisonFylingPsychicBugRockFairy
x 2​x ¼​x ¼x ½x 2x 2x ½x 2fairy

Butterfree's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 50
EV yield 2 Sp. Atk, 1 Sp. Def

Breeding

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

Butterfree's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Compound Eyes - Tinted Lens

Butterfree's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 60
120 230 167 324
Attack 45
45 85 106 207
Defense 50
49 94 112 218
Sp. Atk 90
85 166 156 306
Sp. Def 80
76 148 145 284
Speed 70
67 130 134 262
Total 395

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.

Butterfree's evolutions

Level 7

Level 10

Butterfree's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
1Red, BlueIn battle, it flaps its wings at high speed to release highly toxic dust into the air.
1YellowIts wings, covered with poisonous powders, repel water. This allows it to fly in the rain.
1StadiumIts wings are covered with poisonous dust. If you see one flapping its wings, be careful not to inhale any of the dust.
2GoldIt collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
2SilverWater-repellent powder on its wings enables it to collect honey, even in the heaviest of rains.
2CrystalIt flits from flower to flower, collecting honey. It can even identify distant flowers in bloom.
2Stadium 2It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
3Ruby, SapphireButterfree 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.
3EmeraldIt 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.
3FireRedThe wings are protected by a rain-repellent dust. As a result, this Pokémon can fly about even in rain.
3LeafGreenIn battle, it flaps its wings at great speed to release highly toxic dust into the air.
4Diamond, Pearl, PlatinumIt loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
4HeartGoldIt collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.
4SoulSilverWater-repellent powder on its wings enables it to collect honey, even in the heaviest of rains.
5Black, White, Black 2, White 2It loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
6XIt loves the honey of flowers and can locate flower patches that have even tiny amounts of pollen.
6YThe wings are protected by rain-repellent dust. As a result, this Pokémon can fly about even in rain.
6Omega Ruby, Alpha SapphireButterfree 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.
7SunClose examination of its large eyes reveals that each eye is composed of a myriad of tiny eyes.
7MoonWhen attacked by other Pokémon, it defends itself by scattering its poisonous scales and fluttering its wings.
7Ultra SunIts wings are covered in toxic scales. If it finds bird Pokémon going after Caterpie, Butterfree sprinkles its scales on them to drive them off.
7Ultra MoonNectar from pretty flowers is its favorite food. In fields of flowers, it has heated battles with Cutiefly for territory.
7Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!Its wings, covered with poisonous powder, repel water. This allows it to fly in the rain.
8SwordIn battle, it flaps its wings at great speed to release highly toxic dust into the air.
8ShieldIt collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest.

Butterfree's variants

Gigantamax Butterfree

official Gigantamax Butterfree artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Gigantamax Butterfree
Type BugFlying
Species Butterfly Pokémon
Height 17 m (55' 9")
Weight ??? kg (??? lbs)

Gigantamax Butterfree's description

Gigantamax Butterfree is a Bug- / Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 8. The Pokédex classifies it as the Butterfly Pokémon.

Gigantamax Butterfree's resistances & weaknesses

FireElectricGrassIceFightingFylingBugRock
x 2x 2​x ¼x 2​x ¼x 2x ½x 4

Gigantamax Butterfree's rearing

Training
Experience Growth
Base Happiness
EV yield
Breeding
Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Bug
Egg Cycles

Gigantamax Butterfree's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
- - -

Gigantamax Butterfree's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 60
120 230 167 324
Attack 45
45 85 106 207
Defense 50
49 94 112 218
Sp. Atk 90
85 166 156 306
Sp. Def 80
76 148 145 284
Speed 70
67 130 134 262
Total 395

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.

Gigantamax Butterfree's Pokédex entries

Game Pokédex entry
SwordCrystallized Gigantamax energy makes up this Pokémon’s blindingly bright and highly toxic scales.
ShieldOnce it has opponents trapped in a tornado that could blow away a 10-ton truck, it finishes them off with its poisonous scales.