Caterpie (Red and Blue Rescue Team)

キャタピー Caterpie
Caterpie RTDX.png
Caterpie in Rescue Team DX
Debuts in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Current location At Whiscash Pond
This Pokémon has not evolved.

Caterpie (Japanese: キャタピー Caterpie) is a non-player character in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team and their remake, Rescue Team DX.

In the games

The player and partner first encounter Caterpie in Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team

Caterpie is first mentioned to the player and partner by his worried mother Butterfree. She explains that a fissure opened in the ground and Caterpie fell into a cavern. She tried to rescue him herself since he is too young to get out alone, but some Pokémon started attacking her. Since she was too weak to continue and her baby was in danger, she asks the player and their partner to help, and the partner immediately accepts. The player and their partner find Caterpie crying at the end of Tiny Woods and reunite him with his mother. After the player and partner agree to form a Rescue Team, Caterpie expresses his wish to join when he grows up.

Later, Caterpie asks the player to save his friend, Metapod, who has gotten lost in Sinister Woods. Team Meanies overhears this and also decides to go and save Metapod, saying that if they do so, Caterpie will have to join their rescue team and that they will claim a reward from his mother. The player character and partner assure Caterpie that they will rescue Metapod first. They follow Team Meanies to Sinister Woods and defeat them. They then proceed to rescue Metapod, reuniting the two friends. After this, the two are often found near Whiscash Pond together.

Caterpie, along with Metapod, Jumpluff and Diglett, is the only one to believe the player when the rest of the town turns against them and their partner.

After the player and partner beat the Mankey in Uproar Forest, Caterpie, along with Wynaut, and Wobbuffet, helps out in remodeling the player's Team Base, using his silk to stick pieces together.

After the player and partner defeat Rayquaza, Caterpie appears with everyone else on top of Hill of the Ancients to celebrate the victory. A few days later, he informs the player and partner that Snubbull has evolved.


Tiny Woods
  • First Time
"Waaaaah… Mommy… Where are you…? Sniffle…"
  • After rescuing him
"………… Cool…"
"Thank you! <ally> and <player>!"


Portraits from
Red Rescue Team
and Blue Rescue Team
Portraits from
Rescue Team DX

In the manga


In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

Caterpie first appeared in Pokémon to the Rescue!, where it was trapped on the top of a tall rock located inside a fissure. Both Ginji and Mudkip successfully rescued it from some attacking Ariados.

It reappeared in Tears and Emotions - It's the Final Chapter!.

See also

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Caterpie.

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