Metapod

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

Pokédex descriptions

Red
Blue
LeafGreen
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
HeartGold
Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
Silver
SoulSilver
It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.
Crystal This is its preevolved 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.
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.
FireRed Even though it is encased in a sturdy shell, the body inside is tender. It can’t withstand a harsh attack.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.

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

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
Metapod normal sprite Metapod shiny sprite Metapod normal sprite Metapod shiny sprite

See all Metapod sprites

Where to find Metapod

Red
Blue
Route 24, 25, Viridian Forest
Yellow Viridian Forest
Gold
Silver
Route 2, 26, 27, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, Azalea Town, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage, National Park
Crystal Route 24, 25, 45, 46, Ilex Forest
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 24, 25, Pattern Bush, Viridian Forest
Diamond
Pearl
Eterna Forest
Platinum Eterna Forest
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 2, 30, 31, 47, Ilex Forest, National Park, Viridian Forest
Black
White
Route 12
X
Y
Santalune Forest