- Voice actor: Eric Stuart (both English and Japanese)
Metapod resembles a chrysalis. Its soft body is protected by a hard outer shell while it undergoes metamorphosis. While this shell is said to be as hard as steel, a sudden, powerful impact could cause its tender body to pop out, leaving it completely exposed. Metapod generally remains motionless, preparing its soft innards for evolution inside its hard shell. If an enemy discovers Metapod, it is unable to do anything other than harden its outer shell. Its height is 2'04" and weight is 21.8 lbs.
Metapod lives in forests.
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Samurai, in Challenge of the Samurai, battled Ash's Metapod with his own Metapod, but because both Metapod only knew Harden, the battle went on for hours until a swarm of Beedrill forced the battle to end.
In Gettin' The Bugs Out, Bugsy used a Metapod against Ash for the Gym Battle. Unlike most Metapod, this one was actually able to fight back by using Tackle. Multiple other Metapod were also seen in the Azalea Gym in the same episode.
In Caterpie's Big Dilemma, Xander's Caterpie became giant-sized after eating some enhanced Rare Candies. Xander's Caterpie knocked down part of a radio tower in order to make a place for it to evolve into Metapod. It later evolved again to become a Butterfree.
A Metapod appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.
Multiple Metapod also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.
Metapod, Cocoon Pokémon. The evolved form of Caterpie. Using its hard shell to protect its encased and vulnerable body, it waits to prepare for its next evolution. This specimen reached this stage faster than any previously discovered Pokémon of this variety.