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Bug Buzz (move)

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Bug Buzz
むしのさざめき Insect Noise
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Type  Bug
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
  • Is a sound-based move
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Judge's Voltage goes up.

Bug Buzz (Japanese: むしのさざめき Insect Noise) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Bug Buzz does damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user vibrates its wings to generate a damaging sound wave. It may also lower the foe’s Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The user vibrates its wings to generate a damaging sound wave. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
XY The user vibrates its wings to generate a damaging sound wave. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying 40 42 42
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison 59 59 --, 59
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying 41 41 41
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying 53 53 53
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying 57 57 57
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying 41 41 41
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison 41 41 41
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying 61 61 --, 61
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug 41 41 41
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug 41 41 41
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug 34 46 46 46
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying 47 47 47
415 Combee Combee Bug Flying     29 29
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying 54 57 57 --, 57
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle Bug Grass   36 36
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug   28 28
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel   28 28
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric   48 48
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric   60 60
616 Shelmet Shelmet Bug Bug   44 44
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug   44 44
636 Larvesta Larvesta Bug Fire   70 70
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire   70 --, 70
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel   55 55
666 Vivillon Vivillon Bug Flying     35
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
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothim ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothimSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcarona ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothimCombeeSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcarona ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothimCombeeSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcaronaVivillon
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothim ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothimSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcarona ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothimCombeeSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcarona ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothimCombeeSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcaronaVivillon
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothim ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothimSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcarona ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothimCombeeSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcarona ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothimCombeeSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcaronaVivillon
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothim ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothimSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcarona ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothimCombeeSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcarona ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatIllumiseKricketuneMothimCombeeSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcaronaVivillon
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothim ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothimSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcarona ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothimCombeeSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcarona ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmegaBeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatIllumiseKricketuneMothimCombeeSewaddleKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcaronaVivillon
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

Nando Kricketune Bug Buzz.png Nando Kricketune Bug Buzz weaken.png Karrablast Bug Buzz.png Luke Larvesta Bug Buzz.png
Kricketune Making the foe weak Karrablast Larvesta
The user emits red sound waves which lowers the opponents defense.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
402 Kricketune Kricketune's wings glow red and points its antennae in the air. Its antennae then vibrate and red sound waves come out of them, creating a siren-like sound which hurts the opponent. The sound waves then come together and Kricketune can fire it as a red beam at the opponent using its arms.
Nando's Kricketune Coming Full - Festival Circle! Debut
636 Larvesta Larvesta calls out loudly, which releases red sound waves from its body at the opponent. When the sound waves reach the opponent, it hurts its head.
Luke's Larvesta The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk! None
588 Karrablast Karrablast opens its mouth and lets out a loud buzz with red waves.
Nursery's Karrablast Unrest at the Nursery! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Bug Buzz 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

  • As the move description says, wings are used to execute this move; however, some Pokémon can learn Bug Buzz despite having no wings.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 蟲鳴 Chóngmíng
France Flag.png French Bourdon
Germany Flag.png German Käfergebrumm
Greece Flag.png Greek Βόμβος
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Dengungan Serangga
Italy Flag.png Italian Ronzio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 벌레의야단법석 Beolle-yi Yadanbeopseok
Poland Flag.png Polish Brzęczenie
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Zumbido do Inseto
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zumbido


Variations of the move Psychic
Special PsychicBug BuzzEarth PowerEnergy Ball


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