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Bugsy

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Bugsy
ツクシ Tsukushi
"The Walking Bug Pokémon Encyclopedia"
HeartGold SoulSilver Bugsy.png
Art from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gender Male
Eye color Black*, Lavender*
Hair color Lavender
Hometown Azalea Town
Region Johto
Trainer class Gym LeaderGSCHGSS
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation II, IV, V
Games Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black 2, White 2, Pokémon Stadium 2
Leader of Azalea Gym
Badge Hive Badge
Specializes in Bug types
Anime debut Gettin' the Bugs Out
English voice actor Tara Jayne
Japanese voice actor Hiromi Ishikawa

Bugsy (Japanese: ツクシ Tsukushi) is the Gym Leader of Azalea Town's Gym, known officially as the Azalea Gym. He hands out the Hive Badge to Trainers who defeat him. He specializes in Bug-type Pokémon.

In the games

Bugsy appears in Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver as the Gym Leader of the Azalea Gym. He is the second Gym Leader to be challenged in each of the games, although he cannot be fought until Team Rocket has been driven out of the Slowpoke Well.

Because of his research on Bug Pokémon, Bugsy's knowledge makes him an authority on them. He even discovered the move Fury Cutter, which is the signature move on his Scyther. This research has led to his given title, "The Walking Bug Pokémon Encyclopedia". He claims to never lose when it comes to Bug Pokémon, but—once defeated by the player—will admit his research isn't yet finished. Upon defeat he will hand out the Hive Badge, and a Bug-type Technical Machine: TM49 (Fury Cutter) in Gold, Silver, and Crystal, and TM89 (U-turn) in HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Like all other Johto and Kanto Gym Leaders, Bugsy will leave his Gym from time to time. Every Thursday, Bugsy travels to Viridian Forest where he will hand out his Pokégear phone number to fellow travelers all day (12am-11:59pm). From here he will progress to the Fighting Dojo and, on Thursday afternoons (12pm-3pm), accept a rematch with a stronger team. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays—the days before the tri-weekly Bug-Catching Contest — Bugsy will appear at National Park. On Fridays, he will take photographs with the player and their first Pokémon. Bugsy elects not to compete in the Bug-Catching Contests as he has already won it many times.

Bugsy also has a room in the Johto Gym Leader Castle in Pokémon Stadium 2. This is the only time he uses Pokémon that are not of the Bug-type.

Pokémon

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Gym battle


Rematch


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Bugsy uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. Bugsy will always lead with his signature Pokémon, Scizor.

Johto Leaders Tournament


Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1


Round 2


Quotes

Pokémon Gold and Silver

  • Before battle
"I'm Bugsy! I never lose when it comes to bug Pokémon. My research is going to make me the authority on bug Pokémon! Let me demonstrate what I've learned from my studies."
  • When defeated
"Whoa, amazing! You're an expert on Pokémon! My research isn't complete yet. Ok, you win. Take this Badge."
  • After being defeated
"Do you know the benefits of the Hive Badge? If you have it, Pokémon up to L30 will obey you. Pokémon that know Cut will be able to use it outside of battle too. Here, I also want you to have this."
"TM49 contains Fury Cutter. If you don't miss, it gets stronger every turn. The longer your battle goes, the better it gets. Isn't that great? I discovered it!"
"Bug Pokémon are deep. There are many mysteries to be explored. Study your favorites thoroughly."

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Azalea Gym
  •  Before battle
"I'm Bugsy! I never lose when it comes to Bug-type Pokémon. My research is going to make me an authority on Bug-type Pokémon! Let me demonstrate what I've learned from my studies."
  •  After sending out last Pokémon
"Even though it's my last Pokémon, Bug Pokémon are tough!"
  •  When last Pokémon is at critical health
"Hang in there! Just a little more!"
  •  Being defeated
"Aw, that's the end of it..."
  • After being defeated
"Whoa, amazing! You're an expert on Pokémon! My research isn't complete yet. OK, you win. Take this Badge."
"Do you know the benefits of the Hive Badge? If you have it, Pokémon up to Lv. 30 will obey you, even traded ones. Pokémon that know Cut will be able to use it outside of battle, too. Here, I also want you to have this."
"TM89 contains U-turn. It lets your Pokémon attack, then switch with the next Pokémon in your party. Isn't that great?"
"Bug-type Pokémon are deep. There are many mysteries to explore. Study your top choices thoroughly."
Fighting Dojo
  • Before battle
"Good to see you again! Behold my bug research!"
  • After being defeated
"You must have studied a lot about Pokémon! "
National Park
"Hi, <player>! We have a Bug-Catching Contest tomorrow! I have won the Contest many times, so I won't participate. But you should try it. I'm sure you can win!"
  • On Fridays:
"By the way, will you take a picture with me?"
Yes: "OK! Let's take one. Smile! Yay! This is a good one!"
No: "Oh, I see... That's OK. I'm not sad."
Pokégear Registering (Viridian Forest)
"I came to Kanto to look for Bug-type Pokémon, so I can become a stronger Bug-type Pokémon Trainer! Hey why don't we swap phone numbers?"
Yes: "We can battle around lunch on Thursdays! Give me a call!"
Pokégear Phone
  • Calling the player:
"Yeah, this is Bugsy... What's up? I think I've already mentioned this to you, but did you know I'm doing research on Bug-type Pokémon? There's so many different kinds, it's a bit difficult, you know? I'm just studying Bug-type Pokémon, and yet it's still this difficult. People like Professor Elm and Professor Oak who study all the different types of Pokémon are really something else, you know?"
"Yeah, this is Bugsy... What's up? You know, everyone's really into Bug-type Pokémon when they're kids. But then for some reason, as people grow up, at some point they all start to like Bug-type Pokémon less and less. How about you? Do you still like Bug-type Pokémon? Even if I grow up I'll never stop liking Bug-type Pokémon, no way!"
  • Calling him:
"Hello! How are you? I'm doing great as usual! There are so many stronger Gym Leaders than me out there. You're trying to visit every Gym around the region, aren't you? That's great! Keep up the good work!"
"Hello! How are you? I'm doing great as usual! On Thursdays around noon, I'm usually free. If you want to see my Bug-type Pokémon again, you should call me then!"
  • On Thursday afternoons:
"Hello! How are you? I'm doing great as usual! Oh, you called at just the right time! I'm not doing anything right now. Wanna battle again?"
No: "I see... Well, there's no helping that..."
Yes: "All right! See you at the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City!"
"Hello! How are you? I'm doing great as usual! All right, I’ll be waiting for you at the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City! Race you there!"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle (first round)
"I never lose when it comes to Bug-type Pokémon."
  • Before battle (second round)
"I never lose when it comes to Bug-type Pokémon. My research is going to make me the authority on Bug-type Pokémon!"
  • Before battle (final round)
"I never lose when it comes to Bug-type Pokémon. Let me demonstrate what I've learned from my studies."
  • When defeated
"Aw, that't the end of it..."
  • If the player is defeated
"I guess I'm done reporting my research findings!"
  • After being defeated
"Whoa, amazing! You're an expert on Pokémon! My research isn't complete yet."
  • After winning
"Thanks! Thanks to our battle, I was also able to make progress in my research!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"I never lose when it comes to Bug-type Pokémon. I'm so embarrassed to have said that. I'll start my studies of other Pokémon over from the beginning, too. I'm truly grateful that you made me realize I need to do that."

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge

  • Easy
"Welcome to Azalea Gym. Enough talk--on to battle!"
"Hmm... You're good. I guess I have more to learn."
  • Normal
"I've been training, so you won't win! Let's go!"
"Whoa! Amazing! I need even more training!"
  • Hard
"I've been studying, too, so I won't lose. Well, let's begin."
"Amazing! I have to train even more!"
  • Super Hard
"I've been Studying, so I won't lose. Well, let's begin!"
"Amazing! I'm going to study more!"
  • Intense
"I've been studying, so I won't lose! Well, shall we begin?"
"Amazing! I lost to your passion for training!"

Artwork

Gold Silver Bugsy.png
Headshot from
Generation II

Sprites

Spr GS Bugsy.png Spr HGSS Bugsy.png Spr B2W2 Bugsy.png VSBugsy.png
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Bugsy II OD.png Bugsy IV OD.png Bugsy OD.png S2 Leader Bugsy.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Portrait from
Stadium 2

In the anime

Bugsy in the anime

Bugsy's only anime appearance was in the episode Gettin' the Bugs Out.

Bugsy trains in a large, greenhouse-like Gym filled with trees and bugs. He has an affinity for Bug-type Pokémon.

His Scyther can use Swords Dance to deflect Fire-type attacks. However, Ash figured out it was vulnerable from above, and Cyndaquil was able to knock it out, winning Ash the Hive Badge.

Pokémon

This listing is of Bugsy's known Pokémon in the anime:

Bugsy's Spinarak
Spinarak
Spinarak is the first Pokémon Bugsy used in his match against Ash, saying that it's one of his strongest Pokémon in his arsenal. It battled against Cyndaquil and almost won with its String Shot and Poison Sting attacks, since Cyndaquil couldn't get its flame started. Eventually, Ash recalled Cyndaquil and sent out Chikorita instead, despite the type disadvantage. Spinarak and Chikorita kept dodging each other's attacks, until Ash told Chikorita to use Sweet Scent, enabling it to Tackle Spinarak and win the round.

Spinarak's known moves are String Shot and Poison Sting.

Debut Gettin' the Bugs Out
Bugsy's Metapod
Metapod
Bugsy's second choice for his battle with Ash was Metapod. Metapod used Harden several times to resist Chikorita's attacks, and then surprised Ash by being able to jump and Tackle Chikorita. Ash decided to use Pikachu, and after dodging many more attacks, Pikachu managed to attack Metapod with Thunderbolt and win.

Metapod's known moves are Harden and Tackle.

Debut Gettin' the Bugs Out
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
Bugsy's Scyther
Scyther
The final and strongest of Bugsy's Pokémon was Scyther. It first battled Ash's Pikachu, which it easily defeated with a powerful combination of Slash and Fury Cutter attacks after dodging Pikachu's Thunderbolt with Double Team.

Scyther proved to be an exceptional fighter as it can hold its own against Fire-types by using Swords Dance to counter fire attacks. Using this technique, it almost defeated Ash's Cyndaquil by deflecting all of its fire attacks. Thanks to Ash's strategy though, Cyndaquil gained the upper hand. Instead of attacking horizontally, it jumped above Scyther and used Flamethrower. Scyther was unable to defend itself from the attack and was knocked out of the battle, allowing Ash to earn the Hive Badge.

Scyther's known moves are Double Team, Slash, Fury Cutter, and Swords Dance.

Debut Gettin' the Bugs Out
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Eric Stuart

At Azalea Gym

Caterpie (multiple)
Caterpie (multiple)
Bugsy has multiple Caterpie that live in the Azalea Gym; it is unknown if he uses them in Gym battles. One first appeared when it came down from the trees to greet Misty, who has a bug phobia. They later appear when Team Rocket enter the Gym: the Bug Pokémon tie them up with silk. Their latest appearance also involved Team Rocket's infiltration and capture, this time at night.

Caterpie's only known move is String Shot.

Debut Gettin' the Bugs Out
Metapod (multiple)
Metapod (multiple)
Bugsy has multiple Metapod that live in the Azalea Gym; it is unknown if he uses them in Gym battles or just uses his stronger Metapod. They briefly appear when Team Rocket enter the building, Metapod and the other Bug Pokémon tie them up with silk. Their latest appearance also involved Team Rocket's infiltration and capture, this time at night.

Metapod's only known move is String Shot.

Debut Gettin' the Bugs Out
Weedle and Kakuna (multiple)
Weedle and Kakuna (multiple)
Bugsy has multiple Weedle and Kakuna that live in the Azalea Gym; it is unknown if he uses them in Gym battles. Multiple Weedle appear briefly when Team Rocket enter the building, tying them up with silk. Their latest appearance also involved Team Rocket's infiltration and capture, this time at night.

Weedle and Kakuna's only known move is String Shot.

Debut Gettin' the Bugs Out

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 石川寛美 Hiromi Ishikawa
English Tara Jayne
Italian Monica Bonetto
Polish Grzegorz Pawlak
Brazilian Portuguese Rosely Gonçalves
Spanish Latin America María Fernanda Morales
Spain Amelia Jara

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Bugsy in Pokémon Adventures

Bugsy makes his first appearance in the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter. He debuts in Into the Unown at the Ruins of Alph. Gold initially mistakes Bugsy for a girl and asks him out on a date only to be disappointed when he finds out the truth. When Bugsy reveals that his colleagues have gone missing, Gold decides to help Bugsy find his missing friends. They enter the ruins, but are attacked by the Team Rocket Elite Trio, who plan to capture the Unown sleeping inside. Gold accidentally awakens the Unown, which begin flying around the ruins. He tricks the Unown into attacking the trio, defeating them. Afterward, they manage to find Bugsy's friends. Bugsy thanks Gold for his help and the two go their separate ways.

Later, Bugsy continues exploring the ruins and even manages to capture an Unown for study purposes. He is attacked by Suicune, who had been challenging all of the Gym Leaders in Johto. Bugsy fights hard, but is ultimately unable to defeat Suicune and is beaten. After Suicune escapes, Bugsy finds inscriptions on the wall mentioning the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. He wonders if Suicune was also trying to leave a message in addition to its challenge.

At the Indigo Plateau, Bugsy arrives with his fellow Johto Gym Leaders to take place exhibition tournament for the Pokémon League against the Kanto Gym Leaders. In the fifth round, he faces off against Sabrina of Saffron City. Due a type advantage, Bugsy has the advantage at the start of the round. Sabrina turns the match around by revealing that she had been stalling so that her Mr. Mime could create a room made of invisible walls. With no way of being able to see the room, Bugsy is left defenseless and eventually defeated. When the Masked Man attacks the Pokémon League, Bugsy and the other Gym Leaders combat his army of mind-controlled Team Rocket Grunts. The fight takes them to the Magnet Train, which is used as a diversion to get the Gym Leaders away from the stadium. After the Masked Man is defeated, Bugsy returned to his usual duties of being a Gym Leader.

Bugsy in the ninth chapter

In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, Bugsy, along with Chuck and Falkner, is asked by Morty to guard the Ecruteak Gym from suspicious people asking to use Morty's clairvoyance. When Silver arrives to see Morty under Eusine's recommendation, the Gym Leaders mistake him for another suspicious person and stop his attempts to advance. Having no time to talk, Silver opts to battle the Gym Leaders and force his way inside. Silver's clash ends when he is revealed to be a friend of Chuck's former student, Blue. They decide to trust Silver and let him inside to meet with Morty, who had been helping Gold due to mistaking him for Silver. The meeting is cut short by the sudden appearance of Arceus, who lands in front of the Ecruteak Gym and destroys it with a single blast. Falkner, Bugsy, and Chuck are caught in the blast and knocked unconscious.

During the chaos, Gold finds Bugsy on the ground and picks him up while chasing after Arceus. Gold gives Bugsy a drawing from Morty about the whereabouts of Lance, who he is currently searching for. Bugsy immediately deciphers the drawing as being the Ruins of Alph, which Arceus is also heading towards. After arriving and meeting Lance, Bugsy stays behind while Gold faces Arceus alone. Lance talks to Bugsy about the origins about the Pokéathlon and how a Pokémon saved a region after a Trainer cleared many obstacles with their Pokémon to meet with it. Lance reveals that he wanted Gold to compete in the Pokéathlon as a way to recreate the legend as a way to try and get close to Arceus. Bugsy expresses more interest in the Pokémon that saved the region. Bugsy is then left alone when Lance goes off to get help.

Bugsy is equipped with a Capture Net, which is a regular bug-catching net outfitted with the same capture thread contained inside of a Poké Ball. Since the thread is on the outside, it drags the caught Pokémon into a Poké Ball.

Pokémon

This listing is of Bugsy's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Bugsy's Metapod
Metapod (×2)
Bugsy owns two Metapod. One was first seen at the Ruins of Alph when Bugsy met Gold. The second was seen alongside the first when Bugsy battled against Suicune. They helped by stretching the Capture Net's capture thread over Suicune's body, but were tossed aside, allowing Suicune to escape.

None of Metapod's moves are known.

Debut Into the Unown
Bugsy's Kakuna
Kakuna (×2)
Bugsy owns two Kakuna. One was first seen at the Ruins of Alph when Bugsy met Gold. The second was seen alongside the first when Bugsy battled against Suicune. They helped by stretching the Capture Net's capture thread over Suicune's body, but were tossed aside, allowing Suicune to escape. In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, Bugsy used one to guard the Ecruteak Gym. It was defeated by Silver and his Weavile.

Kakuna's only known move is Harden, and their Ability is Shed Skin.

Debut Into the Unown
Bugsy's Heracross
Heracross
Heracross was first seen at the Ruins of Alph, helping Bugsy and Gold combat Team Rocket. Later on, it helped Bugsy capture an Unown before they were attacked by Suicune. Heracross faced the Legendary Pokémon, but was easily swatted away, forcing Bugsy to switch to another tactic. At the Pokémon League, Heracross was used to battle Sabrina's Mr. Mime. Due to its type, Heracross had the advantage, but Sabrina revealed she was deliberately holding back to create an invisible room made out of solidified air. Heracross was left defenseless due to Mr. Mime's Encore, which left it unable to dodge a Psybeam that knocked it out. Later, Heracross helped combat the Masked Man's army of Team Rocket Grunts.

Heracross's known moves are Megahorn, Endure, and Take Down.

Debut Into the Unown
Bugsy's Scyther
Scyther
Scyther was first used to battle Sabrina at the Pokémon League preliminary tournament. It managed to deal heavy damage to Sabrina's Mr. Mime with consecutive uses of Fury Cutter. Eventually Mr. Mime dodged a hit, which prompted Bugsy to switch to Heracross.

Scyther's only known move is Fury Cutter.

Debut Silly Scyther
Given away
Bugsy's Unown
Unown (G)
Bugsy caught this Unown at the Ruins of Alph with his Heracross. It was then given to research colleagues for study.

None of Unown's moves are known.

Debut Hurray for Heracross

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Bugsy in the Golden Boys manga

Bugsy first appears in Let's Aim For The Goal when Gold was watching a basketball game from above. He invites Gold to take part in it as the game celebrates the Ruins of Alph's anniversary. When Gold agreed to take part, Bugsy formed a team with him and allowed Gold to take the prize if they won. They go up against a Firebreather named Takeo. Despite his team having a type-advantage against Bugsy's, Bugsy and Gold were able to defeat him and win the prize (with Gold actually keeping it). During their time in the Ruins of Alph, they hear over the intercom that an incident happened in the Union Cave and Bugsy tells Gold to come with him. They find out that Black is also in the cave, who wants to capture the Lapras in there, no matter what it takes. After the events in the Union Cave, Bugsy reveals to Gold that he is the Leader of the Azalea Gym. Then, he challenges Gold using his Scyther while Gold sent out the Pokémon that Black released while in the Union Cave, a Bayleef. Despite the type-advantage, Scyther lost and Gold was awarded the Hive Badge. Bugsy reunites with Gold in Gold And Black VS. Team Rocket where he and Whitney were at the Tin Tower.

Pokémon

Bugsy's Metapod

Bugsy's Butterfree
Metapod → Butterfree
Butterfree appears to be Bugsy's main Pokémon. It was first seen as a Metapod in Let's Aim For The Goal. Metapod participated in the basketball tournament that celebrated the anniversary of the Ruins of Alph along with Kakuna. Sometime before Gold And Black VS. Team Rocket, it evolved into a Butterfree where Gold's Croconaw took an interest in it.

Butterfree's only known move is String Shot.

Debut Let's Aim For The Goal
Bugsy's Kakuna
Kakuna
Kakuna was first seen in Let's Aim For The Goal. It participated in the basketball tournament that celebrated the anniversary of the Ruins of Alph along with Metapod.

Kakuna's only known move is String Shot.

Debut Let's Aim For The Goal
Bugsy's Scyther
Scyther
When Gold and Bugsy were having their Gym battle, Bugsy sent out Scyther while Gold sent out Bayleef. Despite Scyther having the type-advantage and Bayleef trying to get over being abandoned from its previous Trainer, Scyther ended up being defeated.

Scyther's known moves are Slash and Double Team.

Debut Get up Again, Bayleef

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Bugsy in Pokémon Pocket Monsters
Bugsy's appearance in Pocket Monsters HGSS

After the events relating with the Slowpoke, Red encounters Bugsy in The Hardest Insect Pokémon Wins?!.

The charcoal maker recommended Red and his Pokémon to see him in his Gym while he stayed behind. The group goes to the Azalea Gym to see Bugsy. Bugsy tells them about his collection of Bug-type. Afterwards, he has a Gym Battle with Red. Even though his Pokémon appeared to be powerful, Clefairy's gag moves defeated them which earned Red the Hive Badge. He gives them four Poké Balls and unbeknownst to the group, an onion was hidden in one of them. Having enough, the group run off and give Professor Oak the onion in the Poké Ball.

In PMHGSS05, Red had a rematch with him as part of the goal to collect all of the Johto Gym Badges. He was able to defeat him after a close call with Tyrogue.

Pokémon

Bugsy's Metapod
Metapod
During the Gym Battle against Red and his Clefairy, Bugsy sent out Metapod as the first Pokémon along with Kakuna. Metapod's high defense stat due to the use of Harden caused Clefairy to have problems. Using a cement truck and covering himself in cement, Metapod was knocked back.

Metapod's only known move is Harden.

Debut The Hardest Insect Pokémon Wins?!
Bugsy's Kakuna
Kakuna
During the Gym Battle against Red and his Clefairy, Bugsy sent out Kakuna as the first Pokémon along with Metapod. Kakuna's high defense stat due to the use of Harden caused Clefairy to have problems. Using a cement truck and covering himself in cement, Kakuna was knocked back.

Kakuna's only known move is Harden.

Debut The Hardest Insect Pokémon Wins?!
Bugsy's Scyther
Scyther
After the defeat of Metapod and Kakuna, Bugsy sent out Scyther. Clefairy's rocky body caused Scyther's blade to crack. However, Clefairy had trouble controlling his rocky body, giving Scyther the advantage. However, the movement of the ground gave Clefairy some rolling power and defeated Scyther.

Later, Bugsy sent out Scyther when Red had a rematch with him. Using Tyrogue, he was able to defeat Scyther.

Scyther's only known move is False Swipe*.

Debut The Hardest Insect Pokémon Wins?!
Bugsy's Heracross
Heracross
Heracross is the final revealed Pokémon of Bugsy's team. After Scyther was defeated, Bugsy sent it out. Clefairy spread honey on the tree to attract its attention as well as Bugsy's. However, this caused some other Heracross to show up and get the honey as well. Unfortunately, they fought with Bugsy's Heracross and won.

Heracross's known moves are Horn Attack and Fury Attack.

Debut The Hardest Insect Pokémon Wins?!

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Bugsy or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Bugsy's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Bugsy's Butterfree Grass       Pokémon VS Common 008/141
Bugsy's Beedrill Grass       Pokémon VS Common 009/141
Bugsy's Pinsir Grass       Pokémon VS Common 010/141
Bugsy's Ledian Grass       Pokémon VS Common 011/141
Bugsy's Yanma Grass Tyranitar Half Deck     Pokémon VS Common 012/141
Bugsy's Scizor Metal       Pokémon VS Rare Holo 013/141
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Bugsy's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 105/141
Bugsy's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 106/141
 

Trivia

  • His Japanese title is 歩く虫ポケ大百科.
  • Similarly to Saturn, Will and Janine (Generation II), his Pokémon are the opposite gender of himself despite having a 50-50 gender ratio.
  • Bugsy is the only Gym Leader whose signature Pokémon is sent out on the first turn (though this is only in Generation IV), but this is due to the fact that his Scyther now knows U-turn.
  • Bugsy appears as an opponent in Pokémon Puzzle Challenge. He uses a Kakuna to battle.
  • Bugsy is the only Gym Leader that can be called on Thursdays for a rematch in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • The first frame of Bugsy's HeartGold and SoulSilver sprite's animation is almost identical to Sidney's sprite in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ツクシ Tsukushi From 土筆 tsukushi, a horsetail. Also from 虫 mushi, insect or つくつく法師 tsukutsukubōshi, a type of cicada.
English Bugsy Refers to the word bug.
French Hector Similar to insecte, insect.
German Kai Refers to the word Käfer, coleopter.
Italian Raffaello Similar to farfalla, butterfly.
Spanish Antón Similar to antena, antenna.
Korean 호일 Ho-il
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿筆/阿笔 Ā Bǐ 筆 (writing tool) is taken from 土筆 tsukushi.



Gym Leaders of the Johto region
Violet Gym Zephyr Badge
Falkner OD.png
Falkner
Azalea Gym Hive Badge
Bugsy OD.png
Bugsy
Goldenrod Gym Plain Badge
Whitney OD.png
Whitney
Ecruteak Gym Fog Badge
Morty OD.png
Morty
Cianwood Gym Storm Badge
Chuck OD.png
Chuck
Olivine Gym Mineral Badge
Jasmine OD.png
Jasmine
Mahogany Gym Glacier Badge
Pryce OD.png
Pryce
Blackthorn Gym Rising Badge
Clair OD.png
Clair

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