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 Metapod in the Anime, owned by Ash
National Pokedex No. 011 
Species: Cocoon Pokemon 
Type: Bug 
Ability: Shed Skin 
Height: 2'04" 
Weight: 21.8 lbs 
Locations:  
                    Route 25, Viridian Forest (Red
                    Routes 24 and 25, Viridian Forest (Blue
                    Viridian Forest (Yellow
                    Routes 2, 30 and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park, Bug-Catching Contest (Gold
                    Bug-Catching Contest (Silver
                    Routes 24 and 25, Ilex Forest, Bug-Catching Contest (Crystal
                    Routes 24 and 25, Viridian Forest, Pattern Bush (FireRed/LeafGreen
                    Routes 2, 30 and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park, Bug-Catching Contest, Viridian Forest, Headbutt tree (HeartGold
                    Bug-Catching Contest (SoulSilver
                    Route 12 (White only) 
Evolves at: Level 10
 

Overview

 
Metapod is the Cocoon Pokemon, resembling a chrysalis and housing within it a Caterpie that's on its way to evolving into a Butterfree. Contrary to what the name says, there is nothing very meta about this Pokemon, and the name is a portmanteau of metamorphosis and pod. This Pokemon is on of the first evolved forms found in the wild in Pokemon Red/Blue, but catching one is much less preferred to evolving into one. A caught Metapod will only know Harden, whereas an evolved one will retain Tackle, making leveling much easier.  
  
 

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Evolution 
  
Evolves into: Butterfree
Level: 10 
No Special Requirements 
 
Since the first gym in Red/Blue is a rock gym, people who chose Charmander tend to take the time to evolve out a Butterfree through the painful Metapod stage because it learns Confusion early, which can be used to crush Brock's team. 
  

Type 
Bug

Defensive Effectiveness: 

x2 weak against fire, flying and rock attacks.

x0.5 resistant to fighting, grass and ground attacks.

Bug-type Pokémon have no immunities.

  
 
  
Offensive Effectiveness:

x4 super effective attacks against grass/dark, dark/psychic and grass/psychic types.

x2 super effective attacks against dark, grass and psychic types.

x0.5 less effective attacks against fighting, fire, flying, ghost, poison and steel types.

x0.25 less effective attacks against fire/fighting, poison/fighting, fighting/steel, fire/flying, fire/steel, ghost/flying, poison/flying, steel/flying, and ghost/poison types.

Bug-type Pokémon have no ineffective attacks.

   
 
Pokedex Information 
Metapod has a National Pokedex number of 11. 
It appears in all games except Coliseum, XD and must be traded in to Ruby and Sapphire.  
The information seems mostly concerned with the fact that it is a Pokemon cocoon, and that its soft innards need to be protected by the shell on the outside, and thus, it needs to use Harden. A lot. 
  

Pokedex Entries

  
 Metapod SHOWDOWN!
  • Red/Blue: This Pokemon is vulnerable to attacks while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.

  • Yellow: Hardens its shell to protect itself. However, a large impact may cause it to pop out of its shell.

  • Gold: Inside its shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.

  • Silver: It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.

  • Crystal: This is its preevolved form. At this stage, it can only harden, so it remains motionless to avoid attacks.

  • Ruby/Sapphire: The shell covering this Pokemon's body is as hard as an iron slap. Metapod does not move very much. It stays still because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the hard shell.

  • Emerald: Its shell is as hard as an iron slab. A Metapod does not move very much because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the shell.

  • FireRed: Even though it is encased in a sturdy shell, the body inside is tender. It can't withstand a hard attack.

  • LeafGreen: This Pokemon is vulnerable to attacks while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.

  • Diamond/Pearl/Platinum: A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.

  • HeartGold: Inside its shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.

  • SoulSilver: It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.

  • Black/White: A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.

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