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Ash's Butterfree
Satoshi's Butterfree
Ash's Butterfree
Trainer: Ash
Gender: Male
Ability: Unknown
Debut: Pokémon Emergency!
Caught where: Viridian Forest
Released In: Bye, Bye Butterfree
Current location: With the Pink Butterfree
Evolved: Less than 1 episode as a Caterpie

1 episode as a Metapod

Evolves In: Ash Catches a Pokémon

Challenge of the Samurai

Original Trainer: Ash

Ash's Butterfree was the first Pokémon Ash ever caught. He was released during the mating season when he fell in love with a pink Butterfree.


Butterfree was caught as a Caterpie and evolved to a Metapod in the episode A Catches a Pokémon!. Metapod then evolved when defending Ash from a flock of Beedrill. He caught it only by throwing out a Poké Ball. He once traded his Butterfree for a Raticate, but he missed his Butterfree so much, so he traded back. It seems to be a male Butterfree and was released to start a family with its mate, a pink Butterfree. Before winning the heart of its mate, Butterfree saved a bunch of wild Butterfree from Team Rocket (this caused the pink Butterfree to start having feelings for him.) Butterfree's current location is unknown. It can be presumed that it is still with its mate.

Known moves

Move Episode
String Shot
Tackle + {{{3}}}
String Shot {{{3}}}
Harden {{{3}}}
Sleep Powder {{{3}}}
Whirlwind + {{{3}}}
Stun Spore + {{{3}}}
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.



  • Butterfree is the first Pokémon Ash captured, the first that evolves, the first to reach his final form, the first to be traded away (Ash still got him back), the first to have a confirmed gender, and first to be released.
  • Butterfree is also the first Flying-type once owned by Ash that is not based on a bird; the other two are Charizard and Gliscor