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The Dex! Butterfree! Episode 57!
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Season -, Episode 57
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Air date Apr 15, 2014
Written by Alex Faciane, Kellie Whisler
Directed by The National Dex
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The Dex! Butterfree! Episode 57! is the fifty-seventh episode of The Dex Trivia and Battle Strategy series. It's hosted by Cool Beauty Alex and Pokekellz and it covers the Butterfly Pokémon, Butterfree ! Aired on April 15th, 2014.

"Every week on The Dex, Alex and PokeKellz present battle strategy and trivia for a different Pokemon! This week, it's Butterfree, the Butterfly Pokemon! And why the obsession with saying goodbye?" - Youtube description

Butterfree

Intro Trivia Edit

  • Butterfree evolves from Caterpie and Metapod, some of the first pokemon you ever see in the first generation of games
  • It looks a lot like the real-life Black-veined White Beauty
  • It's name is a combination of the words "butterfly" and "free"; aluding to the freedom of breaking out of cocoons, or just the general idea that butterflies are free
  • Besides it's shiny form, there have been two other high-profile color variants seen in the Anime
    • There is the orange- and yellow-winged one from Orange Islands
    • There is also the pink-bodied girl one that Ash's runs away with
      • It is likely that the pink one comes from Pinkan Island, a Pokemon preserve where a special fruit turns all the Pokemon who live there pink

Pokemon: Behind the Balls Edit

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  • It is a popular theory that one point in time, before the games were released, the sprites from Butterfree and Venomoth were switched; evidence:
    • Butterfree and Venonat has a lot of similarities
    • Caterpie and Metapod's eyes, body shape, and the lack of hands are similar features of Venomoth
      • In the original Sugimori art-work, Caterpie has six legs like Venomoth instead of four
Caterpie

Original Sugimori Artwork

  • It is often rumored that Butterfree replaced Venomoth to give players more of a distinctive choice between the cool and awesome Beedrill and the sweet and cuddly Butterfree
  • However, Butterfree and Venonat might be an example of divergent evolution where both started the same and maybe moved into different environments
  • Another possibility is that Butterfree evolved to mimic Venomoth's physiology to trick predator's into thinking it's poisonous
  • A more simpler explanation is that all of this is just a coincidnce

Battle Strategy Edit

UU SweeperEdit

  • Item: Focus Sash
  • Ability: Compund Eyes
  • Nature: Calm (+Sp. Defense, -Attack)
  • EVs: 252 Sp. Atk / 4 Sp. Def / 252 Spe
  • Moves:
    • Sleep Powder
    • Dream Eater
    • Quiver Dance
    • Bug Buzz
  • Using Sleep Powder with the ability Compund Eyes turns Sleep Powder's accuracy into 97.5%
  • Dream Eater will heal off Butterfree's hp while the opponent is asleep
  • Quiver Dance can make it possible for Butterfree to sweep
  • Bug Buzz is a good STAB move that goes past Substitutes

Random Thoughts Edit

  • Using Substitute can help you set-up and frees up an items slot for Leftovers
  • A Choice Scarf is another way to go to boost Butterfree's passable speed by 50%, but be careful when choosing your moveset since it locks you into one move
  • Both Stun Spore and Sleep Powder's accuracy is boosted by Compound Eyes and when used with Substitute, you can make a somewhat stall-y set

Gallery Edit

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