Butterfree is a dual-type Bug and Flying Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Metapod starting at level 10. It is the final form of Caterpie. It also has a Gigantamax form. Take a look below for 28 fun and interesting facts about Butterfree.
1. Butterfree resembles a vaguely anthropomorphic butterfly with a purple body.
2. Unlike true insects, it only has two body segments and four light blue legs.
3. The upper pair of legs resembles small, three-fingered hands, while the lower pair resembles long, digit-less feet.
4. Butterfree has two black antennae, a light blue snout with two fangs underneath, and large, red compound eyes.
5. Its two pairs of wings are white with black venation.
6. Two oval scales on a female Butterfree’s lower wings are black, but they are white on a male.
7. As Gigantamax Butterfree, its size increases to gigantic length with altered look.
8. The wings and its pattern changes to light and dark green color with white. The antennae changes to bright green and extends to the point the tip bends with three red clouds surrounding it. The eyes changes to bright glowing red. A Fur like circle is attach to both the wings and back of Butterfree.
9. Butterfree’s wings are covered with poisonous powders that fall off continuously as it flies.
10. It will defend Caterpie from bird Pokémon using this powder.
11. This powder also repels water, enabling it to gather honey even in the rain.
12. Butterfree will roam up to six miles (ten kilometers) from its nest in search of honey, which it carries with the hairs of its legs.
13. Sometimes it has territorial disputes with Cutiefly over fields of flowers.
14. It also consumes sap from trees pierced by Heracross, as seen in the anime.
15. Butterfree is found in temperate forests and jungles, but it has also been observed flying near the ocean as part of its migratory breeding pattern.
16. Gigantamax Butterfree is the only known Pokémon capable of using the exclusive G-Max Move G-Max Befuddle.
17. Butterfree was the first Pokémon shown in the anime to have an alternate color, pink. This has only been seen in a single female, and unlike a Shiny Butterfree, which has green eyes and pink wings, limbs, and snout, this Butterfree only differed in its pink body and wings.
18. Butterfree has been trained by four important Trainers in the anime: Ash, Ritchie, Solidad, and Drew.
19. Butterfree shares its category with Beautifly. They are both known as the Butterfly Pokémon.
20. Butterfree can be seen as a parallel to Beedrill. Both of their unevolved stages evolve at level 7 and again at level 10. They both go through metamorphosis-like evolution and have the same base stat total of 395. Also, while Beedrill is exclusive to Black and Black 2, Butterfree is exclusive to White and White 2.
21. Butterfree’s design appears to be based on the black-veined white butterfly.
22. Gigantamax Butterfree resembles the kaiju Mothra.
23. Butterfree is a combination of butterfly and free, possibly referring to its ability to fly after being grounded for two evolutionary stages.
24. Ash had a Butterfree that he caught as a Caterpie, the first Pokémon he ever caught. It evolved from Metapod in Challenge of the Samurai. Butterfree was also the first Pokémon Ash let go, allowing it to mate with a pink Butterfree in Bye-Bye Butterfree.
25. Butterfree also appeared in I Choose You!, which is set in a different continuity from the main series. It evolved from Metapod during a battle against a group of Primeape.
26. A pink Butterfree appeared in Bye-Bye Butterfree. Ash’s Butterfree fell in love with it and fought to save it from Team Rocket. At the end of the episode, Ash released his Butterfree to mate with the pink Butterfree. The pink Butterfree reappeared in I Choose You!, which is set in a timeline different from the main series.
27. Multiple wild Butterfree appeared in Bye-Bye Butterfree, where they engaged in a mating ceremony that Ash’s Butterfree took a part of.
28. A Butterfree nicknamed Happy debuted in A Friend in Deed, under the ownership of Ritchie. It was used to help Ritchie get out of Team Rocket’s runaway truck safely. It reappeared in Friend and Foe Alike and Friends to the End, where it was used during Ritchie’s battles in the Indigo Plateau Conference.