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Butterfree is a Bug & Flying Pokémon which evolves from Metapod. It is vulnerable to Rock, Flying, Fire, Electric and Ice moves. Butterfree's strongest moveset is Confusion & Bug Buzz and it has a Max CP of 1,827.
"Butterfree has a superior ability to search for delicious honey from flowers. It can even search out, extract, and carry honey from flowers that are blooming over six miles from its nest."
Bug Bite is a decent move in PVP, with 3 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 3 EPT (Energy Per Turn). It mixes best with Signal Beam (75 Power/55 Energy) due to its lower energy cost than Bug Buzz (90 Power/60 Energy) combined with how frail Butterfree is. Psychic (90 Power/50 Energy) is definitely good. It's a strong attack and Butterfree will probably be using it more often than Signal Beam due to its higher damage, even after STAB, It's also Butterfree's only non-bug charged move, and it pairs well with the double fighting type resistance that Bug/Flying brings, which can make Butterfree something of a quasi-counter to some fighting-types that don't know rock-type moves.
This set attempts to double-down on Butterfree's double-resistance to hit Fighting-types harder. Confusion is a great move in the PVP meta, sporting 4 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 3 EPT (Energy Per Turn), meaning it will sting a bit against anything that is weak to it, while Psychic can put the final nail in the coffin. Like the sound of this set? Thinking about maybe giving it a try? Then go look at Venomoth. It does the same thing only better, and it's STILL not great.
Sadly, the only league in which Butterfree stands any chance of having any utility is in the Great League, but it's entirely outclassed by Venomoth. For this reason, it really should not be used. Pick Venomoth instead.
Butterfree has no chance of surviving in the Ultra League.
Take your 100% LV40 dual-moveset legacy Butterfree and pair it with a similar Dialga, Lugia, Giratina, or pretty much any other Pokemon that are super-dominant in the Master League. Know what the result will be? You're going to lose.
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