Butterfreeism
Pink Butterfree.png
Pink Butterfree, as seen in the anime
Gender Male
Hometown San Francisco Bay Area
Region California

Alola and hello! I'm Butterfreeism, and welcome to my userpage! It's a work in progress, and among other things, it's a way for me to practice/test out different things with wikicode. If you have any suggestions, let me know on my talk page!

Current projects

 
Alola, which has location pages still needing descriptions

Here are my current Bulbapedia projects:

  • Adding/expanding the basic descriptive information for locations in the Alola & Galar games, i.e. in the "Route description" and "Geography" sections of those pages
  • Fleshing out & streamlining the "Biology" descriptions for individual Pokémon species, particularly with the physical descriptions of Pokémon
  • Adding/expanding information related to Pokémon GO
  • Fixing grammatical, stylistic, and typographical issues wherever I find them

About me

 
Butterfree, the inspiration for my username.

I've been a Pokémon fan since my childhood in the 1990s. I played Pokémon Yellow on my GameBoy Color, though I never actually finished it. (I couldn't find HM03 (Surf) in the Safari Zone, so I couldn't get any further in the main storyline than the Fuchsia Gym.) I watched the Pokémon: Indigo League anime every day after school. And I collected Pokémon Cards in a big Pokémon binder, though I never knew how to play the game.

While I continued to like Pokémon and remember a lot about Generation I, I stopped keeping up with Pokémon (in any form) just before the start of Generation III. By the time I got a DS in the mid-2000s, I wasn't even aware that more Pokémon games were coming out. But in 2016, I finally got back into the wonderful world of Pokémon with Pokémon Moon and Pokémon GO.

Since then, my husband & I have played all the core series games as they've come out, up to and including Pokémon Shield and its Expansion Pass! We've also played a handful of the side games, kept up somewhat with the new movies, and started collecting Pokémon Cards again. We've started to learn how to play the TCG, but since we still don't have a full starter set, we mostly just collect the cards to collect them.

My username is inspired by the Generation I Pokémon Butterfree. I didn't come up with it myself, though; it comes from something we did in my frosh dorm in college. One day, we decided to list out which Pokémon everyone was, and my dormmates decided I was the Butterfree of our dorm. And I kind of ran with it!

Pokémon Universe

If I were a character in the Pokémon Universe, my starter would be the Grass-type Starter for the region. The only exceptions I'd make would be in Unova, where I'd choose Tepig, and Kalos, where I'd choose Froakie.

Regardless of my Starter choice, I'd probably end up becoming a trainer focused on Ghosts (e.g. a male Psychic that focuses on Ghosts or a Punk Guy that throws in a few Ghosts). To be close to the Ghost Pokémon, I'd live in one of the following cities:

I don't know the other regions well enough yet to say which city or town I'd prefer.

I'm not sure how much of a Pokémon adventure I'd undertake, or even whether I'd challenge the Elite Four. I might be a Pokémon Breeder (in the anime sense) instead.

Usertags

Below are the usertags that I've come across that both apply to me and that I liked. If you have suggestions for other ones, drop me a note on my talk page.

Basic info Other info Current games
en This user is a native speaker of English.
  This user is a Pisces.
  This user is a player of Pokémon Black Version 2.
es-3 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel avanzado de español.
  This user was born in the Year of the Rooster.
  This user is a player of Pokémon Y.
  This user identifies as male.
  This user is a feminist.
  This user is a player of Pokémon GO.
  This user is 29 years old.
  This user loves autumn.
  This user is a player of Pokémon Ultra Sun.
  This user is homosexual.
  This user is an advocate of gay rights.
  This user is a player of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
  This user is from the state of California.
  This user's favorite color is purple.
  This user is a player of Pokémon Shield.
  This user has brown hair.
  This user is Christian.

Favorites

Below are lists of my favorites for various aspects of the Pokémon Universe.

Favorite types

Below are my favorite Pokémon types, in ranked order. I think of these as "Haunted Forest" types, since I'd imagine these types of Pokémon coexisting in a haunted forest.

1. Ghost 2. Grass 5. Dark
     
Example: Bulbasaur Example: Sableye
3. Fairy 6. Poison
   
Example: Clefairy Example: Ekans
4. Psychic 7. Bug
   
Example: Gastly Example: Drowzee Example: Paras

Favorite Pokémon

Here are my favorite Pokémon, in rank order. Their types are listed as of Generation VIII.

Overall

1. Gastly family 2. Mimikyu 5. Clefairy family
       
Ghost Fairy Fairy
3. Bulbasaur family 6. Spoink family
        
Grass Poison Psychic
  4. Mewtwo 7. Caterpie family
     
Ghost Poison Psychic Bug Flying*

Starters

1. Bulbasaur family 2. Grookey family 5. Froakie family
         
Grass Water Dark*
3. Rowlet family 6. Chikorita family
         
Grass Flying* / Ghost* Grass
  4. Tepig family 7. Treecko family
       
Grass Poison Fire Fighting* Grass

Games

 
Me, spading my way through every game, never beating the Elite Four. (Weedle is the symbol for the Bulbapedia:Spading Notice Template.)

I've played the following core series games, at least briefly:

Despite playing all of these games for extended periods of time, I've only beaten Pokémon Moon and Pokémon Shield so far. I'm a major spader in Pokémon games. However, I do fully intend to play through each of the ones I still have access to until I beat them!

Through the years, I've also played a number of the spin-off Pokémon games, most notably Pokémon GO. I started playing on the first day it came out in 2016, and I've never really stopped. It helps that I've always lived/worked in places with good access to PokéStops and Gyms.

Teams

Here are my main teams.

Pokémon GO

When I think about my 'team' in Pokémon GO, I think of my top CP Pokémon that I use frequently in Gym Battles and Raid Battles. Here are some of my perennial team members:

Lucky Pokémon are marked with golden backgrounds. Max stat Pokémon are marked with pink backgrounds.
CP 3558 #445 Garchomp    Moves
    Dragon Tail
  Earth Power
CP 3408 #445 Garchomp    Moves
    Dragon Tail
  Earth Power
CP 3394 #464 Dragonite    Moves
    Mud-Slap
  Earthquake
CP 3377 #149 Dragonite    Moves
    Dragon Tail
  Dragon Claw
CP 3318 #248 Tyranitar    Moves
    Bite
  Stone Edge
CP 2984 #150 Mewtwo    Moves
    Confusion
  Psychic
CP 2932 #376 Metagross     Moves
    Bullet Punch
  Stone Edge
CP 2212 #094 Gengar    Moves
    Hex
  Focus Blast
CP 2492 #384 Rayquaza    Moves
    Dragon Tail
  Outrage


Pokémon Shield

Here is the team I used to compete in (and win) the Galar League.