Metapod

Metapod is a Bug type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Cocoon Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
This POKéMON is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Yellow Hardens its shell to protect itself. However, a large impact may cause it to pop out of its shell.
Gold Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
Silver It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.
Crystal This is its pre-evolved form. At this stage, it can only harden, so it remains motionless to avoid attack.
Ruby
Sapphire
The 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.
FireRed Even though it is encased in a sturdy shell, the body inside is tender. It can’t withstand a harsh attack.
LeafGreen This POKéMON is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Emerald Its 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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
HeartGold Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
SoulSilver It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
X A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Y This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
The 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.
Sun Its shell is filled with its soft innards. It doesn’t move much because of the risk it might carelessly spill its innards out.
Moon Its 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.

Evolution chart

Caterpie
#010
Caterpie
Bug

(Level 7)
Metapod
#011
Metapod
Bug

(Level 10)
Butterfree
#012
Butterfree
Bug · Flying

Name origin

metamorphosis
a transformation
pod
a cocoon

Moves learned by Metapod

Metapod sprites

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

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Where to find Metapod

Red Route 25, Viridian Forest
Blue Route 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 24, 25, 45, 46, Ilex Forest
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 24, 25, Pattern Bush, Viridian Forest
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Eterna Forest
HeartGold Route 2, 30, 31, 47, Ilex Forest, National Park, Viridian Forest
SoulSilver National Park
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Route 12
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X Evolve Caterpie
Y Santalune Forest
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Route 1, 5, Melemele Meadow, Lush Jungle