The way for a little baby butterfly is full of adventures, which it encounters during its time until maturity.
Eggforest by tapping first and the favored grow spot next. This way any caterpillar and Doug the Glowbug can be moved, too. If the button is greyed out , there is no free spot available.
Note:Chrysalises are fixed to their branch, so they can't be moved!Special Visitor or by using the Special Ability to lay an egg for free, it's hatched at a Grow Spot directly without waiting for the usual incubation time. Grow Spot. It must be fed four times to grow up, the first time right after hatching. Caterpillars earn a quarter of the butterfly's stage 0/1 earning rate in the quarter of its incubation time.
Caterpillar can be hurried by using the Special Ability to hurry a caterpillar, which takes usually 12 to 24 hours to recharge. Unlike eggs, Caterpillars can be stored, but only by using the store button of the inventory.
Chrysalis can also be hurried by using the Special Ability to hurry a chrysalis, which takes usually 3 days to recharge (the Dark-Blue Tiger is the only one having a recharging time of 24 hours). Unlike eggs, chrysalises can be stored the same way like caterpillars.
Every butterfly has six stages until it's completely leveled up.
The new grown butterfly needs a specific amount of pollen, which can be produced by using the forest's Pollen Flowers. The needed amount is different for each butterfly and depends most in its rarity and size, the more rare and the bigger, the more pollen it takes. The earning rate and selling value are the same for an unfed and a first stage butterfly.
With every stage a new part of its Flutterpedia entry will be discovered and more will be earned. On reaching the last stage the butterfly receives the red ribbon and its Special Ability, which can be used now – as long as it is not stored away.
- It was not possible to store caterpillars and chrysalises from the beginnig. This feature got introduced with a later Game Update.