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Butterfree (Pokémon GO)

Butterfree Pokemon GO

Butterfree

#12 (Kanto)

Best moveset for Butterfree

The best moves for Butterfree are Confusion and Bug Buzz when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Bug Bite Elite TM 12 dps
  Bug Buzz 29.2 dps

Defense

  Confusion 12.5 dps
  Bug Buzz 29.2 dps

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Pokémon type

Bug
Flying
Vulnerable to…
Rock deals 256% damage.
Fire deals 160% damage.
Flying deals 160% damage.
Ice deals 160% damage.
Electric deals 160% damage.
Resistant to…
Bug deals 63% damage.
Fighting deals 39% damage.
Grass deals 39% damage.
Ground deals 24% damage.

Butterfree Raid Guide

Butterfree has previously been Raid Boss in Tier 4 Raids.

Raid
Tier
Boss CP
3,227
Suggested players
2-5
Boss HP
123
Caught CP range
123
Caught CP (boosted)
12 - 32
Minimum IVs
10 / 10 / 10

Standard game images

There is a very low chance that you can get a shiny Butterfree, which has the following appearance:

Summary

Butterfree is a Bug & Flying Pokémon which evolves from Metapod. It is vulnerable to Rock, Fire, Flying, Ice and Electric 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."

Best moveset for Butterfree

The best moves for Butterfree are Confusion and Bug Buzz when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Bug Bite Elite TM 12 dps
  Bug Buzz 29.2 dps

Defense

  Confusion 12.5 dps
  Bug Buzz 29.2 dps

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What counters Butterfree?

Butterfree is a Bug/Flying type Pokémon, which makes it especially weak against Rock moves, and weak against Fire, Flying, Ice and Electric moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Butterfree are:

  • Rampardos,
  • Rhyperior,
  • Terrakion,
  • Landorus (Therian),
  • Tyranitar.
Pokémon Quick move Main move Effective damage
Rampardos   Smack Down   Rock Slide 100%
Rhyperior   Smack Down   Rock Wrecker 90%
Terrakion   Smack Down   Rock Slide 88%
Landorus (Therian)   Rock Throw   Rock Slide 85%
Tyranitar   Smack Down   Stone Edge 84%
Rampardos   Smack Down   Flamethrower 81%
Aerodactyl   Rock Throw   Rock Slide 80%
Rhyperior   Smack Down   Stone Edge 80%
Tyrantrum   Rock Throw   Stone Edge 79%
Landorus (Incarnate)   Rock Throw   Rock Slide 78%

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Most vulnerable to Butterfree

These are the Pokémon most vulnerable to the above moveset.
Pokémon Effective damage

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