Metapod

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

Pokédex data

National № 011
Type Bug
Species Cocoon Pokémon
Height 2′04″ (0.7 m)
Weight 21.8 lbs (9.9 kg)
Abilities Shed Skin
Local № 011 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
025 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
011 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
025 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
024 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
018 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
018 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 72
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (base 3,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 20
40 152
Defense 55
103 229
Sp. Atk 25
49 163
Sp. Def 25
49 163
Speed 30
58 174
Total 205 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 Metapod.

Evolution chart

(Level 7) (Level 10)

Metapod changes

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.
Ultra Sun Its shell is filled with a thick liquid. All of the cells throughout its body are being rebuilt in preparation for evolution.
Ultra Moon Its hard shell doesn’t crack a bit even if Pikipek pecks at it, but it will tip over, spilling out its insides.

Moves learned by Metapod

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormal

Moves learnt on evolution

Metapod learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
HardenNormal

Egg moves

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

Move Tutor moves

Metapod 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
Iron DefenseSteel

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Metapod. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Bug BiteBug 60 100 Level up
String ShotBug 95 Level up
TackleNormal 40 100 Level up
SnoreNormal 50 100 Move tutor

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormal

Moves learnt on evolution

Metapod learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sun & Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
HardenNormal

Egg moves

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

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Metapod. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Bug BiteBug 60 100 Level up
String ShotBug 95 Level up
TackleNormal 40 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Metapod does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Sun & Moon.

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

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, Ilex Forest, National Park
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
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 5, Melemele Meadow, Lush Jungle

Other languages

English Metapod
Japanese トランセル (Transel)
German Safcon
French Chrysacier

Name origin

metamorphosis
a transformation
pod
a cocoon