Butterfree Raid Guide

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Butterfree is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon Go and adds to the Fashion Week 2021 as an excellent opportunity to catch a rare final stage shiny mon. In addition, it is a costumed version as a part of the event!

Butterfree can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 983- 1044 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 1229- 1305 CP at Level 25 with Rainy or Windy weather boost

It is a dual Bug and Flying type and Tier 3. As such, it can be beaten by using strong Rock Fire Flying Ice and Electric types. The weakness to Rock is 2x. 

Butterfree Raid Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

The best counters for Butterfree are the following:

Butterfree Counters
Supreme Counters
Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker* Rock
Great Counters
Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Tyranitar Smack Down*Rock Stone Edge Rock
Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn* Fire
Aerodactyl Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock
Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn* Fire
Golem Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock
Landorus (Therian) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock
Landorus (Incarnate) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock
Gigalith Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Archeops Wing Attack Flying Ancient Power Rock
Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Power Gem Rock

* marks a legacy move

Stats and Max CP

Butterfree BugFlying
Max CP at Level 40 1827 | Max CP at Level 50 2065
ATK 167 DEF 137 HP 155
Weak to Strong Against
Rock Fire Flying Ice Electric  Dark Psychic Bug Grass Fighting


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Bug Bite* Bug
  • Bug Buzz Bug
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Struggle Bug Bug
  • Signal Beam Bug
  • Psychic Psychic

Just throw rocks at it. As simple as that. Or torch it.

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