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Bug Bite (move)

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Bug Bite
むしくい Bug Bite
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Type  Bug
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.

Bug Bite (Japanese: むしくい Bug Bite) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

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.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user bites the foe. If the foe is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.
BWB2W2
XY
The user bites the target. If the target is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.
Conq The user bites the target. If the target is holding an item, the user eats it and gains its effect.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
010 Caterpie Caterpie Bug Bug   15 15 15
013 Weedle Weedle Bug Poison   15 15 15
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison -- -- --
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug   9 9 9
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel   --, 9 --, 9 --
213 Shuckle Shuckle Bug Rock   40 40 42 42
265 Wurmple Wurmple Bug Bug   15 15 15
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying -- -- --
401 Kricketot Kricketot Bug Bug   16 16 16
412 Burmy Burmy Bug Bug   15 15 15
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass   15 15 15
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying   15 15 15
415 Combee Combee Bug Flying   13 13 13
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug   34 34 20 20
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark   34 34 20 20
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying -- -- --
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle Bug Grass   8 8
541 Swadloon Swadloon Bug Grass   -- --
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass   --, 8 --, 8
543 Venipede Venipede Bug Poison   22 22
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede Bug Poison   23 23
545 Scolipede Scolipede Bug Poison   23 23
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock   23 23
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock   23 23
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric   18 18
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric   18 18
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire   36 36
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel   26 26
636 Larvesta Larvesta Bug Fire   40 40
664 Scatterbug Scatterbug Bug Bug     15
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass AriadosNinjaskYanmega CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmega CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvesta CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvestaScatterbug
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison AriadosNinjaskYanmega CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmega CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvesta CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvestaScatterbug
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug no CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvesta CaterpieMetapodButterfreeWeedleKakunaBeedrill
AriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleSilcoon
BeautiflyCascoonDustoxNinjaskKricketotKricketune
BurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmega
SewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede
DwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvesta
VolcaronaScatterbug
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying AriadosNinjaskYanmega CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmega CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvesta CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvestaScatterbug
283 Surskit Surskit Bug Water AriadosNinjaskYanmega CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmega CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvesta CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvestaScatterbug
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground AriadosNinjaskYanmega CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmega CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvesta CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvestaScatterbug
328 Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground no CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvesta CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvestaScatterbug
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug no CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvesta CaterpieWeedleAriadosPinecoForretressShuckleWurmpleNinjaskKricketotBurmyMothimCombeeSkorupiDrapionYanmegaSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeDwebbleCrustleJoltikGalvantulaDurantLarvestaScatterbug
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2
010 Caterpie Caterpie Bug Bug
011 Metapod Metapod Bug Bug
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
013 Weedle Weedle Bug Poison
014 Kakuna Kakuna Bug Poison
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
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 Victreebel Victreebel Grass 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
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying
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
265 Wurmple Wurmple Bug Bug
266 Silcoon Silcoon Bug Bug
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying
268 Cascoon Cascoon Bug Bug
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
401 Kricketot Kricketot Bug Bug
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug
412 Burmy Burmy Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Grass
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Ground
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Steel
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
415 Combee Combee Bug Flying
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
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
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire
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.

Special move

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
165 165 Ledyba Bug Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
167 167 Spinarak Bug Poison Dream World - Spooky Manor
265 265 Wurmple Bug Dream World - Dream Park
412 412 BurmyLv.10 Bug Dream World - Pokémon Café Forest and Rugged Mountain
588 588 Karrablast Bug Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Conquest

Bug Bite is the only move of Pineco and Sewaddle. After attacking, it steals any recovery item the opponent is holding and uses it immediately. This has no effect on the attacker's held item, if any.

     
     
     
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★★★
Orange squares indicate hit area.
Blue squares indicate area Pokémon the Pokémon will need to move to perform the move.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
Table assumes the Pokémon is in the square marked by ^.

In the anime

None.png Ash Sewaddle Bug Bite.png None.png None.png
Sewaddle
The user gnaws on the opponent with its fangs.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle's teeth glow white and grow slightly longer. It then bites down on the opponent repeatedly while dragging its head back and forth where it's biting.
Ash's Sewaddle Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Bug Bite IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Bug Bite is the only Bug-type Tough move.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 蟲咬 Chóngyǎo
France Flag.png French Piqûre
Germany Flag.png German Käferbiss
Greece Flag.png Greek Τσίμπημα Εντόμου
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Serangga Menggigit
Italy Flag.png Italian Coleomorso
South Korea Flag.png Korean 벌레먹음 Beolle Meok'eum
Poland Flag.png Polish Ukąszenie
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Mordida de Inseto
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Picadura de Insecto
Spain Flag.png Spain Picadura


Variations of the move Bug Bite
Physical Bug BitePluck


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