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Bug Bite (Japanese: むしくい Bug Bite) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation IV.
Bug Bite inflicts damage. If the target is holding a Berry, the user will eat the Berry and gain its effect. Bug Bite will not eat the Berry of a target that is behind a substitute. The effect of a Jaboca or Tanga Berry will activate before the Berry can be stolen. Berries like Liechi or Sitrus Berries will be eaten by the attacker, regardless of them meeting their consumption requirement upon taking damage from Bug Bite. Bug Bite will not consume the Berry of a target that has the Ability Sticky Hold.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
If Bug Bite is used on any member of the player's team, a random Seed in their bag is eaten by the user.
|| The user bites the foe. If the foe is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.
| The user bites the target. If the target is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.
|| The user bites the target. If the target is holding an item, the user eats it and gains its effect.
In other games
Bug Bite is the only move of Pineco and Sewaddle.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
| The user steals the opponent's Berry and eats it.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| Yanmega swoops past the opponent right when it is about to eat the Berry it is holding, stealing the Berry and eating in the process.
| Mars's Yanmega
|| Alternate Dimension Showdown VII
In other generations
- Bug Bite is the only Bug-type Tough move.
In other languages