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This is a strategy guide for using Butterfree in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, and Held Items to use with Butterfree , as well as its strengths and weak points.

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Basic Information for Butterfree

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Bug Type Flying Type
Abilities
Compound Eyes The Pokemon's accuracy is boosted.
Tinted Lens (Hidden) Powers up "not very effective" moves.

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
60 45 50 90 80 70

Best Nature for Butterfree

Best Natures
Timid (+Spd, -Atk) Modest (+SpAtk, -Atk)

What are Natures?

Strategies for Butterfree

Basic Moveset & Best Build

Nature Timid (+Spd, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 204 / Sp.Atk. 52 / Spd. 252
Final Stat Values HP 161 / Def. 70 / Sp.Atk. 117 / Sp.Def. 100 / Spd. 134
Ability Compound Eyes
Held Item Leftovers
Moveset Sleep Powder
Substitute
Quiver Dance
Hurricane

Alternate Move Choices

Bug Buzz

Baton Pass Moveset & Best Build

Nature Timid (+Spd, -Atk)
EV Spread HP 252 / Def. 4 / Spd. 252
Final Stat Values HP 167 / Def. 71 / Sp.Def. 100 / Spd. 134
Ability Compound Eyes
Held Item Mental Herb
Moveset Baton Pass
Quiver Dance
Sleep Powder
Substitute

Alternate Move Choices

Bug Buzz

How to Use Butterfree Effectively

This section is coming soon.

Counters for Butterfree

Knock it out in one hit before it builds up

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Dragapult ImageDragapult Ranking: ★★★★
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Chandelure ImageChandelure Ranking: ★★★★
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Nullify its support moves' effectiveness

Best Pokemon to Use

Pokemon Description
Hatterene ImageHatterene Ranking: ★★★★★
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Espeon ImageEspeon Ranking: ★★★★
Alcremie ImageAlcremie Ranking: ★★★★
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Whimsicott ImageWhimsicott Ranking: ★★★★
Moveset & Best Build for Whimsicott
Grimmsnarl ImageGrimmsnarl Ranking: ★★★
Moveset & Best Build for Grimmsnarl

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