Caterpie (Base Set 45)

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Caterpie LV.13
キャタピー Caterpie
Team Plasma
Grass
CaterpieBaseSet45.jpg
Base Set print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Caterpie
Type Grass
Hit Points 40
weakness
Fire×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
 
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Common
English card no. 45/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Common
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Common
English card no. 68/130
Card GB set Evolution
Card GB ID B04
Card GB 2 set Legendary Power
Card GB 2 ID B02
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Common
English card no. 69/110
English expansion Evolutions
Rarity Common
English card no. 3/108
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary
Japanese rarity C
Japanese card no. 003/087
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Caterpie.

Caterpie (Japanese: キャタピー Caterpie) is a Grass-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Base Set.

Card text

Original prints

Grass String Shot
いとをはく
10
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.


Pokédex data (Original prints)

Grass
Grass
Caterpie - Worm Pokémon
No. Height Weight
010 1'0" (0.3 m) 6 lbs. (2.9 kg)
Pokédex entry
Its short feet are tipped with suction pads that enable it to tirelessly climb slopes and walls.
緑の皮膚に覆われている。脱皮して成長すると糸をかけてサナギにかわる。

Evolutions print

Grass String Shot
いとをはく
10
Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Paralyzed.


Pokédex data (Evolutions print)

Grass
Grass
Caterpie - Worm Pokémon
No. Height Weight
010 1'00" (0.3 m) 6.4 lbs. (2.9 kg)
Pokédex entry
It is covered with a green skin. When it grows, it sheds the skin, covers itself with silk, and becomes a cocoon.
緑の皮膚に覆われている。脱皮して成長すると糸をかけてサナギにかわる。

Release information

This card was included in the Base Set, first released in the Japanese Expansion Pack. It was later reprinted in the English Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection expansions. For the Evolutions expansion and the Japanese Expansion Pack 20th Anniversary subset during the Generation VI XY Era, it was reprinted as a retro card featuring the same artwork and an updated card template reminiscent of the Original Era layout.

Gallery

CaterpieBaseSet45.jpg
Base Set print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
CaterpieEvolutions3.jpg
Evolutions print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

Early prints of the Base Set print have the HP read "HP 40" instead of "40 HP" and "Length" instead of "Weight".

Origin

String Shot is a move in the Pokémon games that Caterpie can learn. This card's Original English Pokédex entries come from Pokémon Red and Blue, whereas the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green. This card's Evolutions Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green and Pokémon FireRed.


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