Caterpie

Caterpie is a Bug type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Worm Pokémon.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Emerald Its voracious appetite compels it to devour leaves bigger than itself without hesitation. It releases a terribly strong odor from its antennae.
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.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It releases a stench from its red antenna to repel enemies. It grows by molting repeatedly.
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.
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.

Evolution chart

Caterpie
#010
Caterpie
Bug

(Level 7)
Metapod
#011
Metapod
Bug

(Level 10)
Butterfree
#012
Butterfree
Bug · Flying

Name origin

caterpillar
an insect

Moves learned by Caterpie

Caterpie sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Caterpie  sprite from Red & Blue Caterpie  sprite from Silver Caterpie  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Caterpie  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Caterpie  sprite from Black & White Caterpie  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Caterpie Shiny sprite from Silver Caterpie Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Caterpie Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Caterpie Shiny sprite from Black & White Caterpie Shiny sprite from X & Y

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Where to find Caterpie

Red Route 25, Viridian Forest
Blue Route 2, 24, 25, Viridian Forest
Yellow Viridian Forest
Gold Route 2, 26, 27, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, Azalea Town, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage, National Park
Silver National Park
Crystal Route 2, 24, 25, 30, 31, 45, 46, Ilex Forest
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 2, 24, 25, Pattern Bush, Viridian Forest
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Route 204
Platinum Route 204, Eterna Forest
HeartGold Route 2, 30, 31, Ilex Forest, National Park, Viridian Forest
SoulSilver National Park
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Breed Metapod/Butterfree
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X Santalune Forest
Y Route 2, Santalune Forest
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Route 1, 5, Melemele Meadow, Lush Jungle