May's Beautifly

May's Beautifly
ハルカのアゲハント Haruka's Agehunt
Poké Ball
May Beautifly.png
May's Beautifly
Debuts in All in a Day's Wurmple
Caught at Route 104
Evolves in A Corphish Out of Water
Seeing is Believing!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location In rotation
This Pokémon spent 10 episodes as Wurmple and 4 episodes as Silcoon.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Wurmple Ryoko Shiraishi Tara Jayne
As Silcoon Ryoko Shiraishi Rachael Lillis
As Beautifly Ryoko Shiraishi Rachael Lillis (AG028-AG132)
Michele Knotz (AG187-present)

May's Beautifly (Japanese: ハルカのアゲハント Haruka's Agehunt) was the first wild Pokémon that May caught in the Hoenn region, and her second overall.

In the anime


Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

As a Wurmple

While assisting Janet in the Rustboro City Pokémon Contest in All Things Bright and Beautifly!, May watched Janet's Beautifly perform and decided that she wanted one for herself. In the next episode, May caught a Wurmple, her first Pokémon, with the help of Forrest Franklin and her Torchic. At the end of the day, May introduced her new friend to the rest of the group. When Brock presented lunch, Wurmple quickly ate everyone's food before falling sound asleep, leaving everyone stunned.

In Which Wurmple's Which?, May argued with Jessie over which one of them had the better Wurmple. After Max concluded that the two Wurmple are exactly the same, they began battling, but Team Rocket was sent blasting off by Pikachu. May soon realized that she has Jessie's Wurmple and that Jessie has hers. While with Team Rocket, Wurmple caused trouble for them by eating what little food they had, proving to be far more gluttonous than Jessie's Wurmple. Eventually, Wurmple was handed back to May in exchange for Jessie's Wurmple.

As a Silcoon

In A Corphish Out of Water, May and Jessie once again pitted their two Wurmple against each other in battle, where they simultaneously evolved into Silcoon and Cascoon, respectively.

In Seeing is Believing!, Silcoon once again battled Cascoon, in an attempt to prove to Jessie that her Pokémon was not a Silcoon, evolving into Beautifly in the process. Later on, Cascoon evolved as well and the two once again fought, with Beautifly winning.

In Now That's Flower Power!, Beautifly was seen practicing with May for the Slateport City Pokémon Contest as it was having trouble to use its Silver Wind attack. Its routine had some flaws that would not look good in a Contest, as Drew pointed out.

Battling Grace's Medicham

In Win, Lose or Drew!, May used Beautifly for the Slateport Contest. Beautifly's performance impressed the judges enough to get May past the Appeals Round. Unfortunately, their success was short-lived when Beautifly was defeated by Drew's Roselia in the first match of the Battle Round.

Later, in Come What May!, Beautifly won May her first Ribbon after defeating Jessie and her Dustox, and Grace and her Medicham in the Fallarbor Town Contest.

In Cruisin' for a Losin', Beautifly got May through to the second round of the R1 Rubello Contest with a beautiful combination of Morning Sun and Silver Wind.

In That's Just Swellow, May used Beautifly in the Crossgate PokéRinger. James, using Dustox, eventually defeated Beautifly, knocking May out of the competition.

In Hi Ho Silver Wind!, Beautify managed to get past the preliminary Appeals Round of the Hoenn Grand Festival by using Silver Wind. Later, in Rhapsody in Drew Beautifly teamed up with Bulbasaur in the first battle round against Harley's Cacturne and Banette. The duo showed off stunning combinations, such as with Silver Wind and Razor Leaf, and won the match.

Beautifly and May

Before heading off to the Kanto region, May stopped by Petalburg City and left her Beautifly under the care of her mother Caroline.


In The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!, Beautifly returned temporarily, having learned Psychic. Along with Combusken, it battled Drew's Roselia and Butterfree where they eventually lost.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Beautifly reappeared in A Full Course Tag Battle! when May came to Sinnoh to compete in the Wallace Cup. In Strategy with a Smile!, May used Beautifly to battle Zoey in the semifinals of the competition. It proved to still be very strong and talented, as it defeated Zoey's Glameow.

Personality and characteristics

As a Wurmple, it would gorge itself on food and then fall asleep, unlike Jessie's more sedate and well-behaved Wurmple. It also had a remarkably lazy personality. When it evolved into Silcoon and then Beautifly, however, it became more calm and mellow. As a Beautifly, it often likes to sit atop May's head, and it appears to only do so to those it considers her friends, such as when it landed on top of Ash's head after it and May came to Sinnoh.

Moves used

Using String Shot
Using Tackle
as a Silcoon
Move First Used In
Tackle All in a Day's Wurmple
String Shot All in a Day's Wurmple
Gust Seeing is Believing!
Silver Wind  Now That's Flower Power!
Morning Sun  Cruisin' for a Losin'
Psychic  The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!
Aerial Ace  Strategy with a Smile!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Moves improvised

Picture First Used In Moves Involved Partnered With
  Come What May! Tackle and String Shot None
Description: When Beautifly charges towards the opponent with Tackle, it uses String Shot to create a swirling string of web.
  Come What May! Silver Wind, String Shot, and Tackle None
Description: When Beautifly uses the String Shot Tackle combination, it uses Silver Wind to create a Silver String Tornado. Then Beautifly tackles the opponent and entangles it with the String Shot.
  Come What May! Silver Wind and Tackle None
Description: When Beautifly charges at the opponent, it uses Silver Wind to create two silver whirlwinds the traps the opponent. Then Beautifly tackles the opponent.
  Rhapsody in Drew Vine Whip and Silver Wind May's Bulbasaur
Description: Bulbasaur would use her vines and wrap them around the foe's foot and when she let go her opponent would spin. Beautifly would then use Silver Wind to accelerate them.
  Rhapsody in Drew Razor Leaf and Silver Wind May's Bulbasaur
Description: Bulbasaur uses Razor Leaf and Beautifly uses Silver Wind. The two moves combine to land a critical hit on the opponents.
  The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing! Psychic and Blizzard or Fire Spin May's Combusken or May's Skitty
Description: Beautifly uses Psychic to power-up a move making it faster and powerful like Combusken's Fire Spin or Skitty's Blizzard.


Official artwork from
Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

In the games

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Advanced Generation: I've Begun Hiragana and Katakana!

Beautifly appears in Pokémon Advanced Generation: I've Begun Hiragana and Katakana!.

Pokémon Advanced Generation: Pokémon Number Battle!

Beautifly appears in Pokémon Advanced Generation: Pokémon Number Battle!.

In the manga

Beautifly in Ash & Pikachu

Ash & Pikachu

May's Beautifly appeared in The Enchanting Pokémon Soul!, where May chose it as her Contest Pokémon. During the final portion of the battle round, it went up against Drew's Roselia and lost.

Moves used

Using Silver Wind
Move First Used In
Gust The Enchanting Pokémon Soul!
String Shot The Enchanting Pokémon Soul!
Silver Wind The Enchanting Pokémon Soul!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


  • Beautifly is May's only Pokémon whose base stage is not a starter Pokémon in either the core series or the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series.
  • Beautifly is May's only Pokémon with an even gender ratio.
  • Beautifly was May's first Pokémon to evolve and her first fully evolved Pokémon.
  • Beautifly, as a Wurmple, was the only Pokémon May has caught by battling; her other Pokémon were either given to her or chose to go with her.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Wurmple, Silcoon, and Beautifly.

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