Competitive Information for Caterpie [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Caterpie caterpie
Base Stats for Caterpie

Bug

Abilities:
Run AwayRun Away: No competitive use.
,
Shield DustShield Dust: This Pokemon is not affected by the secondary effect of another Pokemon's attack.


Evolutions / Family:
Caterpie
Metapod
Butterfree

Weakness Chart for Bug-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
  
0.5x
2x
2x
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
  
  
  
  
2x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Optimize Caterpie's EVs for Black/White

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Caterpie? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Caterpie is a phenomenal Bug-typed Pokemon. Caterpie is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Caterpie is weak to Fire, Flying, and Rock-typed attacks.




Hooh
We don't have any Black/White movesets for Caterpie yet... perhaps try it's evolutions?


Metapod


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Caterpie? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.




Hooh
We don't have any Black/White movesets for Caterpie yet... perhaps try it's evolutions?


Metapod


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Caterpie learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Electroweb
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Caterpie can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Caterpie

Related Videos


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