# 010 Caterpie
Ordinary sprites
010 normal icon 010 shiny icon 010 shadow icon
Elemental sprites
010 elemental bug icon 010 elemental dark icon 010 elemental dragon icon 010 elemental electric icon 010 elemental fairy icon 010 elemental fighting icon
010 elemental fire icon 010 elemental flying icon 010 elemental ghost icon 010 elemental grass icon 010 elemental ground icon 010 elemental ice icon
010 elemental normal icon 010 elemental poison icon 010 elemental psychic icon 010 elemental rock icon 010 elemental steel icon 010 elemental water icon
Bug-Type icon
Base Stats
HP 45
Attack 30
Defense 35
Sp. Atk 20
Sp. Def 20
Speed 45
Shield Dust
Run Away
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Blastoise Metapod

Description Edit

Caterpie is a Pokémon that resembles a green caterpillar. There yellow ring-shaped markings down the sides of its body, which resemble its large yellow eyes. Its most notable characteristic is the bright red antenna (osmeterium) on its head, which releases a stench to repel predators. This structure and the large eye-shaped markings help to startle predators. Its feet are tipped with suction cups, permitting this Pokémon to scale most surfaces with minimal effort.

Caterpie will shed its skin many times before finally cocooning itself in thick silk. It can also spit this silk in order to entangle foes as seen in the anime. Its primary diet is vegetation, and its voracious appetite causes it to eat leaves larger than itself. According to Pokémon Adventures, its favorite food is the Vermilion flower. Caterpie lives in forests.

Location Edit

Evolution Edit

Caterpie Metapod Butterfree
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Level 7

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Level 10

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Ability Edit

  • Shield Dust: Blocks added effects from target's attacks.
  • Run Away: Prevents Pokemon from being turned around.

Moveset Edit

For Elemental moves learnable by Elemental Caterpie, refer to this page.
Level up (edit)
Lv Move Name Type Category Pwr. Cldwn. Dur. Acc. Effect % Target
0 Tackle Normal-Type Physical move 50 1.2s --- 100% --- Single
Normal attack.
0 String Shot Bug-Type Status move --- 2.4s --- 95% 100% Single
Reduces target's Speed by 1.
15 Bug Bite Bug-Type Physical move 60 1.2s 100% --- Single

Damage Taken Edit

For the type weakness of Elemental Caterpie, refer to this page.
Main article: List of Pokemon Weaknesses
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