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Pokémon 011 Metapod

Pokemon 011 Metapod
Pokemon 011 Metapod (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Name: Metapod (Japanese: トランセル Transel)

Classification: Cocoon Pokémon

Type: Bug

Generation: Gen I Kanto Region

Gender Ratio: 50% Male to 50% Female

Height: 2' 4"

Weight: 21.8 lbs


  • Evolves from Caterpie at level 7.
  • Evolves from Caterpie with 12 Candies in Pokémon Go.
  • Evolves into Butterfree at level 10.
  • Evolves into Butterfree with 50 Candies in Pokémon Go.

Alternate Formes: None

How to catch in Sword/Shield:

  • Evolve from Caterpie
  • Rolling Fields
  • Bridge Field
  • Dappled Grove
  • Rolling Fields
  • South Lake Miloch
  • Max Raid Battles

How to catch in Go:

  • Evolve from Caterpie.
  • Spawn
  • Raids

Description: Encased in an nearly impenetrable, green shell, Metapod is a chrysalis evolved from Caterpie. Although its shell protects it from most attacks, Metapod also struggles to move or attack back. All most Metapod can do is harden their shell. Unfortunately, their shell isn't enough to protect them from Pikipek, who like to feast on them.

Core Games

Metapod in the core games

  • Sword Pokédex: It is waiting for the moment to evolve. At this stage, it can only harden, so it remains motionless to avoid attack.
  • Shield Pokédex: Even though it is encased in a sturdy shell, the body inside is tender. It can't withstand a harsh attack.

Base Stats

  • 50 HP
  • 20 Attack
  • 55 Defense
  • 25 Sp. Attack
  • 25 Sp. Defense
  • 30 Speed
  • 205 Total

Moves by Level

  • Harden (Evo)

Moves by TM/TR

  • TM82 Electroweb
  • TR46 Iron Defense

Damaged normally by

  • Normal 1×
  • Poison 1×
  • Bug 1×
  • Ghost 1×
  • Steel 1×
  • Water 1×
  • Electric 1×
  • Psychic 1×
  • Ice 1×
  • Dragon 1×
  • Dark 1×
  • Fairy 1×

Weak to

  • Flying 2×
  • Rock 2×
  • Fire 2×

Immune to

  • None

Resistant to

  • Fighting ½×
  • Ground ½×
  • Grass ½×

Pokémon Go

Metapod in Pokémon Go

Pokédex: The shell covering this Pokémon's body is as hard as an iron slab. Metapod does not move very much. It stays still because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the hard shell.

Egg Distance: N/A

Buddy Distance: 1 KM

Pokemon Go 011 Metapod

Pokemon Go 011 Metapod (Image credit: Niantic)

Base Stats

  • 137 Stamina
  • 45 Attack
  • 80 Defense


  • Fast Attacks: Bug Bite, Tackle
  • Charged Attacks: Struggle

Shiny: Yes

Pokemon Go 011 Metapod

Pokemon Go 011 Metapod (Image credit: Niantic)

More information

  • Coming Soon!

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.