Caterpie

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

Pokédex data

National № 010
Type Bug
Species Worm Pokémon
Height 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)
Abilities 1. Shield Dust
Run Away (hidden ability)
Local № 010 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
024 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
010 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
024 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
023 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
017 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
017 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
010 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 39
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 30
58 174
Defense 35
67 185
Sp. Atk 20
40 152
Sp. Def 20
40 152
Speed 45
85 207
Total 195 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Caterpie.

Evolution chart

(Level 7) (Level 10)

Caterpie changes

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.
Ultra Sun Perhaps because it would like to grow up quickly, it has a voracious appetite, eating a hundred leaves a day.
Ultra Moon Its body is soft and weak. In nature, its perpetual fate is to be seen by others as food.

Moves learned by Caterpie

Moves learnt by level up

Caterpie learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1String ShotBug 95
1TackleNormal 40 100
9Bug BiteBug 60 100

Egg moves

Caterpie does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Caterpie can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
ElectrowebElectric 55 95
SnoreNormal 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

Caterpie does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Moves learnt by level up

Caterpie learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1String ShotBug 95
1TackleNormal 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

Caterpie does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

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 Caterpie  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
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 Caterpie Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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, Ilex Forest, National Park
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
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 1, 5, Melemele Meadow, Lush Jungle
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 2, Viridian Forest

Other languages

English Caterpie
Japanese キャタピー (Caterpie)
German Raupy
French Chenipan

Name origin

caterpillar
a species of insect