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Caterpie is a Bug-type Pokémon from theKanto region. It can evolve into Metapod when fed 12 candies and its final evolution form is Butterfree.

Pokédex description

Caterpie - Worm Pokémon
Caterpie has a voracious appetite. It can devour leaves bigger than its body right before your eyes. From its antenna, this Pokémon releases a terrifically strong odor.
Pokémon cry:
Caterpie cry

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Bug 5 (10)
Icon Normal 5 (10)

Charged attacks

Icon Normal 35 (16)

Evolution family

Caterpie is the part of a three-member family.

4. Caterpie
#010 Caterpie
12 Caterpie candy
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50 Caterpie candy
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  • Caterpie was released with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • In the wild, maximum capture CP of Caterpie is 374, however it can reach 406, if encountered Pokémon is boosted by current weather.
    • Between April 2nd and April 9th, 2019, Caterpie's global spawn rate was significantly higher during the Bug Out.
    • Between July 4th and July 7th, 2019, Caterpie's global spawn rate was significantly higher during the Dortmund Pokémon GO Fest 2019.
  • From July 6th, 2016 to February 16th, 2017, Caterpie used to be a possible hatchling from 2-km Eggs.
  • As a former 1st tier Raid Boss, Caterpie's CP was 1,434. Its maximum capture CP in Bonus Challenge was 249 and 312 when encountered Pokémon was boosted by weather.
  • Caterpie was available in field research: "Evolve 2 Pidgey." during November, 2018 with a maximum capture CP of 187.
  • Caterpie was also available in field research: "Catch 2 Wurmple." during Bug Out 2019.
  • Shiny form of Caterpie was released with Nincada's field research on November 1st, 2018.

External links

  • Caterpie page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Caterpie article, on the Pokémon Wiki
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