Goh's Butterfree

Goh's Butterfree
ゴウのバタフリー Go's Butterfree
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Goh's Butterfree
Debuts in Working My Way Back to Mew!
Caught at Vermilion Forest
Gender Male[1]
Ability Unknown
Current location Cerise Park
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Butterfree Rikako Aikawa

Goh's Butterfree (Japanese: ゴウのバタフリー Go's Butterfree) is the sixth Pokémon that Goh caught in the Kanto region, and his seventh overall.

In the anime


Butterfree and Goh

In Working My Way Back to Mew!, Goh found Butterfree at Vermilion Forest and chased after him as Butterfree flew at the top of a large tree. Goh threw a Poké Ball at him, but missed as Butterfree was far too high for Goh to reach him. When Goh slipped and dropped his Poké Ball, Butterfree attempted to fly away, but Scorbunny kicked the Poké Ball directly onto Butterfree, resulting in its capture.

In A Snow Day for Searching!, Goh used Butterfree, Scorbunny, Beedrill, Scyther, and several others to find a wild Cubone's lost bone. When they came across the group of Mankey that stole the bone, Goh had Butterfree use Stun Spore to paralyze one of them.

In Panic in the Park!, Butterfree joined a group made up of Goh's other Bug-type Pokémon, which came into conflict with another faction led by Goh's Darmanitan, which was made up of Normal and Poison-type Pokémon, after the food around Cerise Park had been stolen. Butterfree and Venomoth combined their Stun Spore attacks, which were blocked by Grimer's Poison Gas. As the battle escalated, Scyther took control of the Bug-type group, but the infighting ended when Golurk lost control of itself, causing Cerise Park to become flooded. Butterfree joined the rest of the Pokémon in saving Goh's three Cascoon, allowing them to evolve into Dustox and clear the storm with Sunny Day.

In There's a New Kid in Town!, Goh enlisted the help of Butterfree and Venomoth by having them use Stun Spore to locate the invisible crying Sobble, as its crying was affecting all the Pokémon in the proximity, and its paralysis caused Sobble to reappear, but it kept crying until Dragonite hugged the Water Lizard Pokémon to comfort it, which caused Sobble to fall asleep and stop crying.

In Big Brother to the Rescue!, Goh used Butterfree, along with other Pokémon in the park, to create a fountain so that Grimer and Froakie could live in Cerise Laboratory without dirtying the stream.

Butterfree and Venomoth

In This Could be the Start of Something Big!, Butterfree attended a surprise party hosted by the Lab members commemorating Goh and Ash's departure. After that, Butterfree posed for a group photo with Goh, Ash, and the others.

Personality and characteristics

Butterfree is shown as being a helpful Pokémon for restraining its targets with his Stun Spore attack. He's also useful whenever Goh requires aerial assistance such as searching for lost items or Pokémon.

Butterfree is usually seen alongside Venomoth, and they often combined their Stun Spore attacks together to cover a wider area whenever Goh deems it necessary. They also perform this combo on their own accord, seen when Butterfree and Venomoth used it during their confrontation with the Normal and Poison-type Pokémon faction in Panic in the Park!.

Moves used

Using Stun Spore
Move First Used In
Stun Spore A Snow Day for Searching!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Official artwork of
Working My Way Back to Mew!

In the manga

Butterfree (along with Goh's other Bug Pokémon) in Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Butterfree debuted in Battle Frontier Challenge: The Flute Cup!.


  • Butterfree is Goh's first Flying-type Pokémon.
  • Butterfree is Goh's first Pokémon to have its gender confirmed.
  • Not including Goh's first partner Pokémon, Butterfree, along with Scizor, holds the record for the most appearances out of Goh's Pokémon, at 26 main series episodes.


  1. Confirmed via gender differences.

See also

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

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