Butterfree - Generation 1 learnset

Below are all the moves that Butterfree can learn in Generation 1, which consists of:

  • Pokémon Red
  • Pokémon Blue
  • Pokémon Yellow

Note: The move categories shown here are based on the move's type, as was the mechanic in Generations 1-3. The moves' detail pages may show a different category for Generation 4+.

Moves learnt by level up

Butterfree learns the following moves in Pokémon Red & Blue at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychic 50 100
12ConfusionPsychic 50 100
15Poison PowderPoison 75
16Stun SporeGrass 75
17Sleep PowderGrass 75
21SupersonicNormal 55
26WhirlwindNormal
32PsybeamPsychic 65 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Red & Blue by a previous evolution of Butterfree. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
HardenNormal Level up
String ShotBug 95 Level up
TackleNormal 40 100 Level up

Moves learnt by HM

Butterfree does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Red & Blue.

Moves learnt by TM

Butterfree is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Red & Blue:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
2Razor WindNormal 80 100
4WhirlwindNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
9Take DownNormal 90 85
10Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
20RageNormal 20 100
21Mega DrainGrass 40 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30TeleportPsychic
31MimicNormal
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
34BideNormal
39SwiftNormal 60
44RestPsychic
46PsywavePsychic 80
50SubstituteNormal

Moves learnt by level up

Butterfree learns the following moves in Pokémon Yellow at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychic 50 100
10ConfusionPsychic 50 100
13Poison PowderPoison 75
14Stun SporeGrass 75
15Sleep PowderGrass 75
18SupersonicNormal 55
23WhirlwindNormal
28GustFlying 40 100
34PsybeamPsychic 65 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Yellow by a previous evolution of Butterfree. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
HardenNormal Level up
String ShotBug 95 Level up
TackleNormal 40 100 Level up

Moves learnt by HM

Butterfree is compatible with these Hidden Machines in Pokémon Yellow:

HM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5FlashNormal 100

Moves learnt by TM

Butterfree is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Yellow:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
2Razor WindNormal 80 100
4WhirlwindNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
9Take DownNormal 90 85
10Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
20RageNormal 20 100
21Mega DrainGrass 40 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30TeleportPsychic
31MimicNormal
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
34BideNormal
39SwiftNormal 60
44RestPsychic
46PsywavePsychic 80
50SubstituteNormal