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010MS #010: Caterpie
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#012: Butterfree 012MS
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Metapod (disambiguation).
Metapod
トランセル Trancell
#011
011Metapod
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Bug Unknown
Species
Cocoon Pokémon
Ability
Shed Skin
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#011
Johto
#025
Hoenn
#213
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'04"
Imperial
0.7 m
Metric
Weight
21.8 lbs.
Imperial
9.9 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Body style
Body02
Footprint
 F011 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 11 cycles
(2805 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 72 Battle Exp.: 721*

Metapod (Japanese: トランセル Trancell) is a Bug-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Caterpie starting at level 7 and evolves into Butterfree starting at level 10.

Biology

Physiology

While Metapod is classified as a cocoon Pokémon, it bears more resemblance to a serpentine chrysalis. Its soft body is protected by a hard outer shell while it undergoes metamorphosis. While this shell is said to be as hard as steel, a large sudden impact could cause its vulnerable body to pop out, leaving it completely exposed. It shares many physiological and behavioral characteristics with Kakuna, suggesting a possible relation.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Metapod possess a very limited range of movement. However, by using moves that harden their outer shell, they can protect themselves from most kinds of enemies. If it is evolved from a Caterpie it can retain abilities of spitting silk and eating foes berries.

In the anime, despite its idle state it can move and battle, with several ones being able to move and attack its opponent.

Behavior

In order to conserve as much energy as possible, Metapod generally remain motionless. They can be very difficult to spot in the wild, because their green coloration helps them blend in with the treetop canopies. If an enemy discovers Metapod, it is unable to do anything other than harden its outer shell. While this is enough to deter most predators, it does not offer complete protection, as the Metapod's insides remain soft and vulnerable. Its second line of defense is to drop out of the trees using String Shot. Because of its vulnerability, Metapod evolve rapidly into their final evolutionary stage.

Habitat

Forest

Forest Pokémon

Metapod can often be found in wooded areas, such as Viridian Forest. They dangle themselves from leafy canopies using String Shot. They can be found in Kanto and Johto.

Diet

Metapod does not eat. It relies on the energy it stored as a Caterpie.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Even though it is encased in a sturdy shell, the body inside is tender. It can't withstand a harsh attack.
Generation II
Johto
Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Uncommon Routes 2, 24, and 25, Viridian Forest
Generation II
Johto
Uncommon Routes 30, and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park, Bug-Catching Contest, Headbutt trees, Bug-Catching Contest

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Sp.Def: 25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Speed: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total: 205   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 25.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/3 ☆☆
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
1/1
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
9/15 ☆☆

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
077 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Metapod obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Metapod
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Metapod
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by TM.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Metapod
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Metapod
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Metapod in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Metapod in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Metapod
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Metapod
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Electroweb Electric Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Metapod can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Metapod cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Metapod
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Metapod
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
010MS Tackle Normal Physical 50 100% 35
010MS String Shot Bug Status 95% 40
010MS Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Metapod
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Metapod
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Evolution

010
Unevolved
Caterpie
 Bug 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 7


011
First evolution
Metapod
 Bug 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 10


012
Second evolution
Butterfree
 Bug  Flying 


Notes


010MS #010: Caterpie
Pokémon
#012: Butterfree 012MS

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