Competitive Information for Caterpie [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Caterpie caterpie
Base Stats for Caterpie

Bug

Abilities:
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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Caterpie? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl 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 Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Caterpie is a notable 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 Diamond/Pearl 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 Diamond/Pearl 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 Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.




Hooh
We don't have any Diamond/Pearl 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
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
35
95%
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 Diamond/Pearl. 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 DP Move and Ability Combos for Caterpie

Create a build


Have an idea in mind for Caterpie that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Diamond/Pearl moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.



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