Butterfree

Butterfree is a Bug/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Butterfly Pokémon.

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

Evolution chart

Caterpie
#010
Caterpie
Bug

(Level 7)
Metapod
#011
Metapod
Bug

(Level 10)
Butterfree
#012
Butterfree
Bug · Flying

Name origin

butterfly
a flying insect
free
without limit, now it’s able to fly

Moves learned by Butterfree

Butterfree sprites

Normal
Black/White
Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
Butterfree normal sprite
Female
Butterfree normal sprite
Male
Butterfree shiny sprite
Female
Butterfree shiny sprite
Male
Butterfree normal sprite
Female
Butterfree normal sprite
Male
Butterfree shiny sprite
Female
Butterfree shiny sprite
Male

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Where to find Butterfree

Gold
Silver
Route 2, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, Azalea Town, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage, National Park
Crystal Route 2, 24, 25, 45, 46, Ilex Forest
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 2, 47, Ilex Forest, National Park, Viridian Forest
Black
White
Route 12