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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Caterpie

Caterpie
Worm Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Caterpie is a Bug Type Worm Pokémon, with a 33.3% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Caterpie can be found with Shield Dust as an Ability and has a Medium Fast growth rate with a 1 HP EV Yield. We recommend the Jolly Nature, based on 195 combined Base Stats.

Brilliant Diamond Exclusive
National Dex Pokemon

Caterpie Stats and Abilities

Based on Caterpie Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Caterpie Highest IV Stat is Speed 45 and the Lowest being Special Attack 20.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP45200294
F
Attack3058174
F
Defense3567185
F
Special Attack2040152
F
Special Defense2040152
F
Speed4585207
F
Total195
Caterpie Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Jolly
+10% Speed
-10% Special Attack
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sweet
Dislikes: Dry
EV Yield1 HP
Growth RateMedium Fast
Catch Rate255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsBug
Egg Cycles15 (3,599–3,855 steps)
Abilities Description
Shield Dust
Ability 1
Blocks the added effects of attacks taken.
Run Away
Hidden Ability
Run Away allows the bearer to flee a battle with a wild Pokémon without fail, even if the opposing Pokémon has used a move like Mean Look or Bind, or has an ability such as Arena Trap.

How To Evolve Caterpie 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 Caterpie in BDSP

Caterpie 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 Caterpie Weakness

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

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

What pokemon is Caterpie Weak Against?

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

What pokemon is Caterpie Strong Against?

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

Best Moveset for Caterpie Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
9
Bug Bite
Physical
90
100 20 Receives the effect from the opponent's held berry.
1
Tackle
Physical
40
100 35 A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
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
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Caterpie Level Up Moves

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

Lvl Move Desc
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.
9
Bug Bite
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Receives the effect from the opponent's held berry.
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