# 010 Caterpie
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Base Stats
HP 45
Attack 30
Defense 35
Sp. Atk 20
Sp. Def 20
Speed 45
Money $2
EXP 39
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Blastoise Metapod


Caterpie is a caterpillar-like Bug type that eats vast amounts of foliage to continue in its developing stage; its favourite food is the Vermillion Flower. Caterpie's antennae give off an intoxifying stench to ward off predators.Caterpie is a serpentine Pokémon that resembles the larvae of the Spicebush Swallowtail. It is a green caterpillar with yellow ring-shaped markings down the sides of its body. It also has large yellow eyes with black pupils. Its most notable characteristic is the bright red antenna (osmeterium) on its head, which releases a stench to repel predators. These 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 Ash Catches a Pokémon. It has a voracious appetite that causes it to eat leaves larger than itself. It primarily feeds on vegetation, such as tree leaves. According to Pokémon Adventures, its favorite food is the Vermilion flower. Caterpie lives in forests.


Caterpie Metapod Butterfree
Level 7
Level 10






  • Caterpie, along with Weedle, have the earliest evolutions out of all the Pokémon in the game (Level 7).

Move Set

Level Up
Lvl Attack Name Type Category Power Cooldown Duration Accuracy Effect %
- Tackle Normal-Type Physical 50 18 (1.2) - 100% -
- String Shot Bug-Type Other - 18 - 95% -
Slows target.
15 Bug Bite Bug-Type Physical 60 18 - 100% -
TM & HM Attacks
Attack Name Type Category Power Cooldown Duration Accuracy Effect %
Caterpie cannot learn any TMs.

Damage Taken

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