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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 1 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 1 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

32.00 kg Weight
1.10 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
1827
ATK 167
DEF 137
STA 155

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Confusion belongs with Psychic if you're absolutely desperate for a psychic-type attacker.
  • Bug Bite paired with Bug Buzz is Butterfree's best bug-type moveset, though since the former is legacy, Struggle Bug works too.
  • Signal Beam is inferior and should be left off of Butterfree.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Confusion is one of the best moves on defense, though Struggle Bug has its merits that make it worth considering as well.
  • Bug Buzz is best paired with Confusion. Silver Wind is basically the same but weaker
  • Psychic is great and is best paired with Struggle Bug.
  • Bug Bite is inferior on defense.

PVE Overview

In many of the biomes across the globe, Caterpie is one of the most common Pokemon encountered. Because of this fact, many players will find Butterfree among the first fully evolved Pokemon in their collection. At this stage of the game, Butterfree can actually be fairly useful; it's not hard to get your hands one that's high level, especially if you go out when it's raining, and when evolved it actually is a good way to get a little bit of cheap muscle into your team. However, early-game is literally the only time that Butterfree has genuine use, and it's entirely outclassed by another extremely easy to catch bug-type that fills the same niches far better; Venomoth.

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Bug Bite+Signal Beam and Psychic

Bug Bite is a decent move in PVP, with 3 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 3 EPT (Energy Per Turn). It mixes best with Signal Beam (75 Power/55 Energy) due to its lower energy cost than Bug Buzz (90 Power/60 Energy) combined with how frail Butterfree is. Psychic (90 Power/50 Energy) is definitely good. It's a strong attack and Butterfree will probably be using it more often than Signal Beam due to its higher damage, even after STAB, It's also Butterfree's only non-bug charged move, and it pairs well with the double fighting type resistance that Bug/Flying brings, which can make Butterfree something of a quasi-counter to some fighting-types that don't know rock-type moves.

Confusion+Signal Beam and Psychic

This set attempts to double-down on Butterfree's double-resistance to hit Fighting-types harder. Confusion is a great move in the PVP meta, sporting 4 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 3 EPT (Energy Per Turn), meaning it will sting a bit against anything that is weak to it, while Psychic can put the final nail in the coffin. Like the sound of this set? Thinking about maybe giving it a try? Then go look at Venomoth. It does the same thing only better, and it's STILL not great.

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 1 / 5

Sadly, the only league in which Butterfree stands any chance of having any utility is in the Great League, but it's entirely outclassed by Venomoth. For this reason, it really should not be used. Pick Venomoth instead.

Ultra League: 0 / 5

Butterfree has no chance of surviving in the Ultra League.

Master League: 0 / 5

Take your 100% LV40 dual-moveset legacy Butterfree and pair it with a similar Dialga, Lugia, Giratina, or pretty much any other Pokemon that are super-dominant in the Master League. Know what the result will be? You're going to lose.

Fast Moves

15
More Info

Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.50
0.30
10.00
10.00
12.50
20
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Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.60
1.00
9.38
12.50
15.63

Charge Moves

90
More Info

Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.70
1.10
0.00
1.80
24.32
30.41
43.78
90
More Info

Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.80
1.30
0.00
1.80
32.14
40.18
57.86
75
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.90
0.80
0.00
1.50
25.86
32.33
38.79

Legacy Fast Moves

5
More Info

Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
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.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
12.00
10.00
12.50

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 25
Stardust 10,000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 6.0 %
Buddy Distance 1 km
Capture Rate12.5 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
256% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
39.1% damage
39.1% damage
24.4% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012125
2001.54453
20026781
2002.590108
4003113136
4003.5136163
4004159191
4004.5182218
6005205246
6005.5227274
6006250301
6006.5273329
8007296356
8007.5319384
8008342411
8008.5365439
10009388467
10009.5411494
100010434522
100010.5456548
130011477574
130011.5499600
130012521626
130012.5542652
160013564678
160013.5586704
160014608730
160014.5629757
190015651783
190015.5673809
190016694835
190016.5716861
220017738887
220017.5759913
220018781939
220018.5803965
250019825991
250019.58461018
2500208681044
250020.58901070
3000219111096
300021.59331122
3000229551148
300022.59771174
3500239981200
350023.510201226
35002410421253
350024.510631279
40002510851305
400025.511071331
40002611291357
400026.511501383
45002711721409
450027.511941435
45002812161461
450028.512371487
50002912591514
500029.512811540
50003013021566
500030.513131579
60003113241592
600031.513351605
60003213461618
600032.513571631
70003313681644
700033.513781657
70003413891670
700034.514001683
80003514111696
800035.514221709
80003614331722
800036.514431735
90003714541748
900037.514651762
90003814761775
900038.514871788
100003914981801
1000039.515091814
100004015191827
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