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[[Ash Ketchum (EToP)|Ash]]'s Butterfree appears in the {{pkmn|manga}} series [[The Electric Tale of Pikachu]]. Like in the anime, he is one of Ash's first Pokémon, however, he is the second wild Pokémon that Ash captures in the manga, the first is {{AP|Fearow}}.
[[File:Ash Caterpie EToP.png|thumb|200px|left|As a Caterpie]]
Ash's Butterfree first appears and is captured as a {{p|Caterpie}} in ''[[ET01|Pikachu, I See You!]]''. Heand evolves into {{p|Metapod}} at the beginning of ''[[ET02|Play Misty For Me]]'' when Ash is showing off all of his Pokémon to {{an|Misty}}. Later in the same chapter, during Ash's Gym battle against Misty, Metapod evolves into Butterfree.
 
Ash's Butterfree is seen again in ''[[ET03|Clefairy Tale]]'' battling a wild {{p|Onix}} and in ''[[ET04|Haunting My Dreams]]'' battling the [[Black Fog]], but he is not used again after that. He may have been released like he was in the anime, however, no scenes implying this are shown in the manga. Butterfree is not shown when Ash brings his entire [[party]] out of their {{i|Poké Ball}}s in ''[[ET08|You Gotta Have Friends]]''.
* Caterpie is the first of a main character's Pokémon who had its design changed to match new official game art, despite being introduced before the change. In a flashback in ''[[DP080|The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!]]'', Caterpie's mouth was green as per the official Generation III game art. However, when it was first introduced, Caterpie's mouth was yellow as per the official Generation I game art.
* Butterfree was the first of Ash's Pokémon to debut before his capture episode, the first one caught, the first he evolved, the first one to reach his final form, the first he traded (although he was traded back), and the first he released.
*** Butterfree is the first [[Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|recurring Pokémon]] to be caught by a main character.
* In the English [[List of Electric Tale of Pikachu monthly issues|monthly issue publication]] of [[The Electric Tale of Pikachu]], the order of ''[[ET02|Play Misty For Me]]'' and ''[[ET03|Clefairy Tale]]'' is reversed. This creates a continuity error, as Butterfree appears in ''Clefairy Tale'', even though he supposedly doesn't evolve until one chapter later.
* Butterfree was Ash's fastest evolving Pokémon, reaching his final evolution two episodes after his debut.
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