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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Metapod

Metapod
Cocoon Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Metapod is a Bug Type Cocoon Pokémon, with a 15.7% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Metapod can be found with Shed Skin as an Ability and has a Medium Fast growth rate with a 2 Defense EV Yield. We recommend the Bold Nature, based on 205 combined Base Stats.

Brilliant Diamond Exclusive
National Dex Pokemon

Metapod Stats and Abilities

Based on Metapod Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Metapod Highest IV Stat is Defense 55 and the Lowest being Attack 20.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP50210304
F
Attack2040152
F
Defense55103229
F
Special Attack2549163
F
Special Defense2549163
F
Speed3058174
F
Total205
Metapod Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Bold
+10% Defense
-10% Attack
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sour
Dislikes: Spicy
EV Yield2 Defense
Growth RateMedium Fast
Catch Rate120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsBug
Egg Cycles15 (3,599–3,855 steps)
Abilities Description
Shed Skin
Ability 1
The Pokémon may heal its own status problems.

How To Evolve Metapod 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 Metapod in BDSP

Metapod 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 Metapod Weakness

Metapod is a Bug Type pokemon. This will cause Metapod 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 Metapod Weak Against?

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

What pokemon is Metapod Strong Against?

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

Best Moveset for Metapod Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
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
.

Metapod Level Up Moves

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

Lvl Move Desc
1
Harden
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Raises user's Defense.
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