- Voice actor: Rikako Aikawa (both English and Japanese)
Caterpie is a serpentine Pokémon that resembles the larvae of the Spicebush Swallowtail. It is a green caterpillar with yellow ring-shaped markings down the sides of its body. It also has large yellow eyes with black pupils. Its most notable characteristic is the bright red antenna osmeterium) on its head, which releases a stench to repel predators. These and the large eye-shaped markings help to startle predators. Its feet are tipped with suction cups, permitting this Pokémon to scale most surfaces with minimal effort. Its height is 1'00" and weight is 6.4 lbs.
Caterpie will shed its skin many times before finally cocooning itself in thick silk. It can also spit this silk in order to entangle foes as seen in Ash Catches a Pokémon.
Caterpie lives in forests.
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It has a voracious appetite that causes it to eat leaves larger than itself. It primarily feeds on vegetation, such as tree leaves. According to Sonic Pokémon Adventures, its favorite food is the Vermilion flower.
A Caterpie that appeared in Caterpie's Big Dilemma belonging to a young Trainer named Xander ate some of Dr. Gordon's enhanced Rare Candies and turned giant. Xander's Caterpie eventually evolved into a Mothra-sized Butterfree.
A Caterpie appeared in Butterfree and Me!.
A Caterpie appeared in Electric Shock Showdown under the ownership of an unnamed Trainer.
A Caterpie appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back.
A Caterpie appeared in Jessie's fantasy in Wings 'N' Things.
Multiple Caterpie also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.
A Caterpie was one of the inhabitants of an oasis just for Pokémon in Got Miltank?.
A Caterpie made a brief appearance in Camp Pikachu.
A Caterpie appeared under the possession of a Coordinator in Hi Ho Silver Wind!
A Caterpie appeared in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.
Multiple Caterpie made a brief appearance in Coming Full-Festival Circle!.
Multiple Caterpie appeared in Tracey Gets Bugged.
Caterpie, Worm Pokémon. Caterpie uses the suction cups on its feet to climb trees and feed on its favorite leaves. In order to repel enemies when alarmed, Caterpie releases an unpleasant odor from its red antenna. It molts several times while growing.