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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha 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.
Sun Close examination of its large eyes reveals that each eye is composed of a myriad of tiny eyes.
Moon When attacked by other Pokémon, it defends itself by scattering its poisonous scales and fluttering its wings.
Ultra Sun Its wings are covered in toxic scales. If it finds bird Pokémon going after Caterpie, Butterfree sprinkles its scales on them to drive them off.
Ultra Moon Nectar from pretty flowers is its favorite food. In fields of flowers, it has heated battles with Cutiefly for territory.

Evolution chart

Caterpie
#010
Caterpie
Bug

(Level 7)
Metapod
#011
Metapod
Bug

(Level 10)
Butterfree
#012
Butterfree
Bug · Flying

Name origin

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

Moves learned by Butterfree

Butterfree sprites

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

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Where to find Butterfree

Red
Blue
Yellow
Evolve Caterpie/Metapod
Gold Route 2, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, Azalea Town, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage, National Park
Silver National Park
Crystal Route 2, 24, 25, 45, 46, Ilex Forest
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Caterpie/Metapod
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Caterpie/Metapod
HeartGold Route 2, 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
Y
Evolve Caterpie/Metapod
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 5, Melemele Meadow, Lush Jungle