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Struggle Bug
むしのていこう Insect Opposition
Struggle Bug.png
Type  Bug
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  30
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Struggle Bug (Japanese: むしのていこう Insect Opposition) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation V. It is TM76 as of Generation V.


Struggle Bug inflicts damage and lowers the target's Special Attack stat by one stage. It also affects both opponents in Double Battles and all reachable opponents in Triple Battles.


Games Description
BW While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. The targets' Sp. Atk stat is reduced.
B2W2 Resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. The targets' Sp. Atk stat is reduced.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
213 Shuckle Shuckle Bug Rock -- 12 ''''
401 Kricketot Kricketot Bug Bug 6 ''''
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle Bug Grass 22 ''''
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass 22 ''''
616 Shelmet Shelmet Bug Bug 16 ''''
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug 16 ''''
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel
213 Shuckle Shuckle Bug Rock
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison
283 Surskit Surskit Bug Water
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug
328 Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle Bug Grass
541 Swadloon Swadloon Bug Grass
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass
543 Venipede Venipede Bug Poison
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede Bug Poison
545 Scolipede Scolipede Bug Poison
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric
616 Shelmet Shelmet Bug Bug
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel
636 Larvesta Larvesta Bug Fire
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Charles Accelgor Struggle Bug.png None.png None.png
While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
617 Accelgor Accelgor's body briefly becomes surrounded in a red aura. The aura then fades away until the opponent's attack comes towards it. Accelgor then crouches its body together and a brighter red aura appears around it. Accelgor then opens its arms and a huge dome of red energy bursts out of its body, blocking the opponent's attack.
Charles's Accelgor The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue! Debut


  • All Pokémon that can learn Struggle Bug are related to bugs (either Bug-type or Bug Group) with the exception of Mew and Smeargle.
  • Kricketot can learn Struggle Bug naturally, but it is incompatible with TM76 which teaches the same move.
  • Interestingly, Swadloon is unable to learn Struggle Bug naturally, whereas its pre-evolution and evolution can.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 蟲的抵抗 Chóng-de Dǐkàng
France Flag.png French Survinsecte
Germany Flag.png German Käfertrutz
Italy Flag.png Italian Entomoblocco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 벌레의저항 Bulrae-eui Jauhang
Spain Flag.png Spanish Estoicismo

Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs

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