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Blastoise (#9) - Caterpie - Metapod (#11)

Name (japanese), NumberCaterpie (Caterpie), 10
Evolves from(none)
Evolves toMetapod
Hit points45
Special attack²20
Special defense²20
SpeciesWorm Pokémon
Height1'0" (0.3 m)
Weight6 lb (2.7 kg)
Shiney colour 
Gender distribution50% male, 50% female
¹ Stats for trading card versions may vary.
² Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal
³ Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow
Caterpie (Kyatapii* in Romaji Japanese) is a basic bug-type Pokémon that evolves into Metapod at level 7 and Butterfree at level 10. Caterpie has suction cups on its feet that enable it to climb trees, where it camouflages itself among leaves of the same colour as its body while foraging; the eye-like patterns on its forehead are intended to scare off enemies, and when that fails, touching Caterpie's horns will cause it to release a horrible stench to protect itself.

Name Origin

Caterpie's name, as well as its Japanese name, Kyatapii*, will be researched.


In Pokémon Red/Blue and Pokémon Yellow, Caterpie can be found in the Viridian Forest. In Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal, Caterpie can be found in the National Park, and - in Gold and Crystal - in Ilex Forest. In Pokémon Sapphire/Ruby, Caterpie is not available at all.

Strengths / Weaknesses

Caterpie is vulnerable to Fire, Flying, Rock and - in Pokémon Red/Blue - Poison, and strong against Grass, Ground and Fighting.

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