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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Butterfree

Butterfree
Butterfly Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Butterfree is a Bug and Flying Type Butterfly Pokémon, with a 5.9% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Butterfree can be found with Compound Eyes as an Ability and has a Medium Fast growth rate with a 2 Special Attack, 1 Special Defense EV Yield. We recommend the Modest Nature, based on 395 combined Base Stats.

Brilliant Diamond Exclusive
National Dex Pokemon

Butterfree Stats and Abilities

Based on Butterfree Base IVs we consider this pokemon D-Tier choice. Butterfree Highest IV Stat is Special Attack 90 and the Lowest being Attack 45.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP60230324
F
Attack4585207
F
Defense5094218
C
Special Attack90166306
E
Special Defense80148284
E
Speed70130262
D
Total395
Butterfree Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Modest
+10% Special Attack
-10% Attack
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Dry
Dislikes: Spicy
EV Yield2 Special Attack, 1 Special Defense
Growth RateMedium Fast
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsBug
Egg Cycles15 (3,599–3,855 steps)
Abilities Description
Compound Eyes
Ability 1
Compound Eyes raises the ability-bearer's accuracy by 30%.
Tinted Lens
Hidden Ability
Powers up “not very effective” moves.

How To Evolve Butterfree in BDSP

Caterpie requires (Level 7) to evolve into Metapod and then (Level 10) to evolve into Butterfree.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
Caterpie
Level 7
Metapod
Level 10
Butterfree

Where To Find Butterfree in BDSP

Butterfree has 7 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Caterpie, within the Bogsunk Cavern location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Swampy Cave
National
Caterpie
Lv. 16-63
Sunlit Cavern
National
Caterpie
Lv. 16-63
Still-Water Cavern
National
Caterpie
Lv. 16-63
Spacious Cave
National
Caterpie
Lv. 16-63
Riverbank Cave
National
Caterpie
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
National
Caterpie
Lv. 16-63
Bogsunk Cavern
National
Caterpie
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Butterfree Weakness

Butterfree is a Bug and Flying Type pokemon. This will cause Butterfree to take More Damage from Flying, Fire, Electric, Ice, Rock Type Moves, and Less Damage from Bug, Ground, Fighting, Grass Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
Rock
2.0x
More Damage
Flying
Fire
Electric
Ice
0.5x
Less Damage
Bug
0.25x
Less Damage
Fighting
Grass
Immune to Damage
Ground

What pokemon is Butterfree Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
S
Dragonite
S
Tyranitar

What pokemon is Butterfree Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Groudon
S
Celebi
S
Garchomp
A
Swampert
A
Tangrowth
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Best Moves Butterfree in BDSP

Best Moveset for Butterfree Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
32
Bug Buzz
Special
135
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
24
Air Slash
Special
112.5
95 20 May cause flinching.
16
Psybeam
Special
65
100 20 May confuse opponent.
1
Bug Bite
Physical
90
100 20 Receives the effect from the opponent's held berry.

Best Moveset for Butterfree TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM68
Giga Impact
Physical
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Special
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM22
Solar Beam
Special
120
100 10 Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM85
Dream Eater
Special
100
100 15 User recovers half the HP inflicted on a sleeping opponent.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
.

Butterfree Level Up Moves

List of Moves Butterfree can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Gust
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Special

Hits Pokémon using Fly/Bounce with double power.
1
Harden
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Raises user's Defense.
1
Tackle
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
1
String Shot
Power: —
Acc: 95
PP: 40
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Speed.
1
Bug Bite
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Receives the effect from the opponent's held berry.
4
Supersonic
Power: —
Acc: 55
PP: 20
Status

Confuses opponent.
8
Confusion
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

May confuse opponent.
12
Poison Powder
Power: —
Acc: 75
PP: 35
Status

Poisons opponent.
12
Stun Spore
Power: —
Acc: 75
PP: 30
Status

Paralyzes opponent.
12
Sleep Powder
Power: —
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Status

Puts opponent to sleep.
16
Psybeam
Power: 65
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
20
Whirlwind
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
24
Air Slash
Power:
112.5
Acc: 95
PP: 20
Special

May cause flinching.
28
Safeguard
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 25
Status

The user's party is protected from status conditions.
32
Bug Buzz
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
36
Tailwind
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Doubles Speed for 4 turns.
40
Rage Powder
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Forces attacks to hit user, not team-mates.
44
Quiver Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Special Attack, Special Defense and Speed.
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Butterfree TM Moves

List of Moves Butterfree can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM19
Giga Drain
Power: 75
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
TM20
Safeguard
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 25
Status

The user's party is protected from status conditions.
TM22
Solar Beam
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Charges on first turn, attacks on second.
TM29
Psychic
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM30
Shadow Ball
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM40
Aerial Ace
Power:
90
Acc: —
PP: 20
Physical

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM46
Thief
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Also steals opponent's held item.
TM48
Skill Swap
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

The user swaps Abilities with the opponent.
TM51
Roost
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User recovers half of its max HP and loses the Flying type temporarily.
TM53
Energy Ball
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM62
Bug Buzz
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM68
Giga Impact
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
TM70
Flash
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
TM77
Psych Up
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Copies the opponent's stat changes.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM85
Dream Eater
Power: 100
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on a sleeping opponent.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM89
U-turn
Power:
105
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

User switches out immediately after attacking.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM97
Defog
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Lowers opponent's Evasiveness and clears fog.
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