Bug (type)

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Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice Notable trainers that specialize in Bug-type Pokémon are Bugsy of Azalea Town and Aaron of the Sinnoh Elite Four.

Statistical averages

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 54
114 - 161 218 - 312
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 48
47 - 110 90 - 214
Sp.Def: 62
60 - 125 116 - 245
Speed: 57
55 - 119 107 - 234
Total: 351   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.

Battle properties

Generation I

Bug-type moves:

Bug-type Pokémon:

Generation II-onward

Bug-type moves:

Bug-type Pokémon:


Bug Pokémon are amongst the first Pokémon types a Trainer can find in the wild. The type varies from strong to weak. Depending how said Pokémon is raised, they can provide annoyance with stat altering moves or hit hard with attacks such as Megahorn, X-Scissor, Signal Beam and Bug Buzz.

They are super effective against Psychic- and Template:Type2s, which are two types common in most teams. The Generation I games weren't very kind to this type, having only three very weak damage-dealing moves, however, but many Pokémon of this type have improved over time.

Defensively, however, Bug-types are still rather weak, because of their low Defense and the fact that there are many that are part Flying, magnifying their weakness to Rock.

Notably, many Bug-type families evolve dependent on unique methods, such as an Template:P2, its Template:P2, Template:P2, or Template:P2.


Pure Bug-type Pokémon

# Name
010 File:010MS.gif Caterpie
011 File:011MS.gif Metapod
127 File:127MS.gif Pinsir
204 File:204MS.gif Pineco
265 File:265MS.gif Wurmple
266 File:266MS.gif Silcoon
268 File:268MS.gif Cascoon
313 File:313MS.gif Volbeat
314 File:314MS.gif Illumise
401 401MS.png Kricketot
402 402MS.png Kricketune
412 412MS.png Burmy

Half Bug-type Pokémon

Primary Bug-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
012 File:012MS.gif Butterfree BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
013 File:013MS.gif Weedle BugIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
014 File:014MS.gif Kakuna BugIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
015 File:015MS.gif Beedrill BugIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
046 File:046MS.gif Paras BugIC.gif GrassIC.gif
047 File:047MS.gif Parasect BugIC.gif GrassIC.gif
048 File:048MS.gif Venonat BugIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
049 File:049MS.gif Venomoth BugIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
123 File:123MS.gif Scyther BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
165 File:165MS.gif Ledyba BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
166 File:166MS.gif Ledian BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
167 File:167MS.gif Spinarak BugIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
168 File:168MS.gif Ariados BugIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
193 File:193MS.gif Yanma BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
205 File:205MS.gif Forretress BugIC.gif SteelIC.gif
212 File:212MS.gif Scizor BugIC.gif SteelIC.gif
213 File:213MS.gif Shuckle BugIC.gif RockIC.gif
214 File:214MS.gif Heracross BugIC.gif FightingIC.gif
267 File:267MS.gif Beautifly BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
269 File:269MS.gif Dustox BugIC.gif PoisonIC.gif
283 File:283MS.gif Surskit BugIC.gif WaterIC.gif
284 File:284MS.gif Masquerain BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
290 File:290MS.gif Nincada BugIC.gif GroundIC.gif
291 File:291MS.gif Ninjask BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
292 File:292MS.gif Shedinja BugIC.gif GhostIC.gif
413 413MS.png Wormadam BugIC.gif GrassIC.gif
414 414MS.png Mothim BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
415 415MS.png Combee BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
416 416MS.png Vespiquen BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
469 469MS.png Yanmega BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif

Secondary Bug-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
347 File:347MS.gif Anorith RockIC.gif BugIC.gif
348 File:348MS.gif Armaldo RockIC.gif BugIC.gif
451 451MS.png Skorupi PoisonIC.gif BugIC.gif


Damage-dealing moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Attack Order PhysicalIC.gif SmartIC.gif 90 100% 15 One foe It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Bug Bite PhysicalIC.gif ToughIC.gif 60 100% 20 One foe If the target has a berry, the user takes it and uses it.
Bug Buzz SpecialIC.gif CuteIC.gif 90 100% 10 One foe Has a 10% chance of lowering the opponent's Special Defence.
Fury Cutter PhysicalIC.gif CoolIC.gif 10 95% 20 One foe Each consecutive round it hits, the damage is doubled.
Leech Life PhysicalIC.gif SmartIC.gif 20 100% 15 One foe Restores the user's HP by half the damage dealt.
Megahorn PhysicalIC.gif CoolIC.gif 120 85% 10 One foe
Pin Missile PhysicalIC.gif CoolIC.gif 14 85% 20 One foe Attacks two to five times in a row.
Signal Beam SpecialIC.gif BeautyIC.gif 75 100% 15 One foe Has a 10% chance of confusing the opponent.
Silver Wind SpecialIC.gif BeautyIC.gif 60 100% 5 One foe Has a 10% chance of raising all of the user's stats.
Twineedle PhysicalIC.gif CoolIC.gif 25 100% 20 One foe Hits twice. Has a 20% chance of poisoning the opponent.
U-turn PhysicalIC.gif CuteIC.gif 70 100% 20 One foe User swaps out after dealing damage.
X-Scissor PhysicalIC.gif BeautyIC.gif 80 100% 15 One foe

Non-damaging moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Defend Order StatusIC.gif SmartIC.gif 10 User Raises the user's Defence and Special Defence.
Heal Order StatusIC.gif SmartIC.gif 10 User Restores user's HP by half of its maximum HP.
Spider Web StatusIC.gif SmartIC.gif 10 One foe Target cannot flee or be switched out.
String Shot StatusIC.gif SmartIC.gif 95% 40 Both foes Lowers foe's Speed.
Tail Glow StatusIC.gif BeautyIC.gif 20 User Raises user's Special Attack.

Other commonly used attack types


In other languages

  • French: Insecte
  • German: Käfer
  • Italian: Coleottero
  • Spanish: Bicho
  • Korean: 벌레 beolle