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Ash's Butterfree

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Original series
=====[[Original series]]=====
[[File:Ash Caterpie.png|250px|thumb|left|As a Caterpie, with Ash]]
Caterpie first appeared at the end of ''[[EP002|Pokémon Emergency]]'', where it was staring at the group as they passed by. {{an|Misty}} was freaked out because it was a {{ttype|Bug}} and told Ash to do something, Ash pulled out a {{i|Poké Ball}} and threw it at Caterpie, hoping to catch it. In [[EP003|the next episode]], Ash managed to catch the Worm Pokémon, being the first [[wild Pokémon]] he ever caught. Ash remarkably caught him without a [[Pokémon battle]], which Misty attributed to Caterpie's weakness. Caterpie was quite fond of Misty, but, much to Caterpie's misfortune, she kept her distance because of her fear. At night, Caterpie and [[Ash's Pikachu]] talked things over, and Caterpie revealed its desire to [[Evolution|evolve]] into a {{p|Butterfree}}. It became very sad as it was not sure it could do it, but Pikachu offered his support.
The next day, Caterpie was the first Pokémon Ash sent out against the next Pokémon he tried to capture, {{AP|Pidgeotto}}. With a large disadvantage against the {{type|Flying}} Pokémon, it was beaten severely and was quickly substituted for Pikachu. Later, when {{TRT}} appeared to attempt to steal Pikachu, Ash sent out his weakened Caterpie after Pikachu had been blinded and Pidgeotto was defeated. Despite Team Rocket’s ridicule, it managed to take down both [[James's Koffing]] and [[Jessie's Ekans]] by using {{m|String Shot}} and {{m|Tackle}}, causing Team Rocket to run away. Just as Misty was about to get over her fear and congratulate Caterpie on its victory, it suddenly evolved into {{p|Metapod}}, which bothered her even more.