012 Butterfree

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    53.6
  • Main moves:
    Confusion, Bug Buzz, Psychic-
  • Type
    BUG
    FLYING
  • Level:
    28.5-39
  • Rank:
    Lvl 33 0/13/15CP 1499
  • Buddy Distance:
    1km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    10,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    126.6
  • Defense:
    111.8
  • Stamina:
    124
  • Overall:
    1757

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • - Less Bulky
    Below average defensive stats and may struggle to take hits.
  • - Slow
    Takes a long time to reach Charged Moves.
  • - Clumsy
    Uses long animations, is stuck while attacking and may not reliably fire Charged Moves.
  • - Vulnerable
    Takes super effective damage from a wide variety of types.
  • - Volatile
    Susceptible to one or more double weaknesses.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Confusion 3 4 4 Multipurpose
2 Fast Bug Bite* 3 3.6 1 General
3 Fast Struggle Bug 2.67 3.6 3 Low Quality
4 Charged Bug Buzz 30% chance -1 Def opponent 60 120 2 5 - 5 - 5 High Energy Debuff
5 Charged Psychic 10% chance -1 Def opponent 55 90 1.64 5 - 5 - 4 High Energy Debuff
6 Charged Signal Beam 20% chance -1 Atk -1 Def opponent 55 90 1.64 5 - 5 - 4 High Energy Debuff
Weaknesses
rock
x2.56
electric
x1.6
fire
x1.6
flying
x1.6
ice
x1.6
Resistances
ground
x0.244
grass
x0.39
fighting
x0.39
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

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.

About

"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."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Bug Bite+Signal Beam and Psychic

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.

Confusion+Signal Beam and Psychic

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.

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 1 / 5

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.

Ultra League: 0 / 5

Butterfree has no chance of surviving in the Ultra League.

Master League: 0 / 5

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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