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* Bugsy is the only Gym Leader to use any Pokémon in battle that cannot learn any TMs or HMs.
 
* Bugsy is the only Gym Leader to use any Pokémon in battle that cannot learn any TMs or HMs.
 
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* In the anime, Bugsy's Metapod is the only Metapod to be shown using {{m|Tackle}} (or indeed, any move other than {{m|Harden}}).
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* Bugsy's Metapod is the only Metapod to be shown using {{m|Tackle}} (or indeed, any move other than {{m|Harden}}) in the games or the anime.
** This can also apply to the games, as all wild Metapod and Kakuna (as well as trainer's Metapod and Kakuna) only had Harden as the only move available to them.
 
 
* Similarly to [[Saturn]] and [[Will]], his Pokémon are the opposite gender of himself despite having a 50-50 gender ratio.
 
* Similarly to [[Saturn]] and [[Will]], his Pokémon are the opposite gender of himself despite having a 50-50 gender ratio.
 
** Bugsy's Pokémon were all male in the [[Generation II|original Johto games]].
 
** Bugsy's Pokémon were all male in the [[Generation II|original Johto games]].
 
* Bugsy is the only Johto gym leader that does not have an elemental type advantage on the next Gym Leader. (Falkner trains {{type2|Flying}} Pokémon, which are strong against Bug-type Pokémon. Meanwhile, [[Whitney]]'s {{type2|Normal}} Pokémon are immune to {{type2|Ghost}} moves of [[Morty]].)
 
* Bugsy is the only Johto gym leader that does not have an elemental type advantage on the next Gym Leader. (Falkner trains {{type2|Flying}} Pokémon, which are strong against Bug-type Pokémon. Meanwhile, [[Whitney]]'s {{type2|Normal}} Pokémon are immune to {{type2|Ghost}} moves of [[Morty]].)
* 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 due to the fact that his Scyther now carries {{m|U-turn}}.
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* Bugsy is the only Gym Leader whose {{p|Scyther|signature Pokémon}} is sent out on the first turn (though this is only in Generation IV), but this due to the fact that his Scyther now carries {{m|U-turn}}.
 
* Bugsy appears as an opponent in [[Pokémon Puzzle Challenge]]. He uses a {{p|Kakuna}} to battle.
 
* Bugsy appears as an opponent in [[Pokémon Puzzle Challenge]]. He uses a {{p|Kakuna}} to battle.
 
* Bugsy is the only Gym Leader that specializes in the {{type|Bug}}.
 
* Bugsy is the only Gym Leader that specializes in the {{type|Bug}}.

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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 Lavender
Hair color Lavender
Hometown Azalea Town
Region Johto
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation II, IV
Games Gold, Silver, Crystal, Pokémon Stadium 2, HeartGold, SoulSilver
Leader of Azalea Gym
Badge Hive Badge
Specializes in Template:Type2s
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 Template:Type2 Pokémon.

In the games

Headshot of Bugsy from Pokémon Gold and Silver

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 Template:Type2 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. From here he will progress to the Fighting Dojo and, on Thursday afternoons, accept a rematch with a stronger team. After getting his phone number, Fridays at the National Park, he'll offer to take a picture with the player and their first Pokémon.

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

Pokémon

This listing is of Bugsy's Pokémon in the games he has appeared in.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Gym match


Second battle (Rematch)


Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1


Round 2


Quotes

File:SpriteBugsy.gif File:BugsyHGSS.gif VSBugsy.png
Bugsy's sprite from
Generation II
Bugsy's sprite from
Generation IV
Bugsy's VS sprite from
Generation IV

Pokémon Gold and Silver

"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."

"Whoa, amazing! You're an expert on Pokémon! My research isn't complete yet. Ok, you win. Take this Badge."

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!"
  • During battle
"Hang in there! Just a little more!"
  • When 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."

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!"

PokéGear Phone

"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!"
Thursday noon:
"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!"

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 Template:Type2 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.
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.
Debut Gettin' the Bugs Out
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
Bugsy's Scyther
Scyther
The final and most powerful 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 Template:Type2s 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, 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 it was knocked out of the battle.

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


At Azalea Gym

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Caterpie
(multiple)
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Weedle
(multiple)
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Kakuna
(multiple)

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 石川寛美 Hiromi Ishikawa
English Tara Jayne
Italian Monica Bonetto
Polish Grzegorz Pawlak
European Spanish Amelia Jara

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

File:Bugsy Special.png
Bugsy in Pokémon Adventures

In Pokémon Adventures, Bugsy is a ruins explorer. He meets Gold at the Ruins of Alph, who at first mistakes the Gym Leader for a girl and asks him out on a date. When he reveals he is a boy he tells Gold that he is looking for his missing companions who were helping him study the ruins. The two of them then run into Team Rocket and accidentally awaken the Unown. After being cornered by a Spinarak's Spider Web Explotaro used Smokescreen to get the Unown in the web and take out their anger on Team Rocket. Bugsy then left the cave with his companions, ecstatic about his new discovery.

Bugsy is then see with more research colleagues before Suicune appears to him. He fails to catch Suicune just like the rest and it becomes the first Pokémon to break through his capture net. He does discover several inscriptions written in Unown, one saying "Rope Escape" and another saying "Ho-Oh".

Bugsy uses a special multi-Poké Ball capture net made for him by Kurt.

Pokémon

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

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Metapod
(×2)
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Kakuna
(×2)
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Heracross
(×2)
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Scyther

Released

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Unown
(given to research colleagues)

In the TCG

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

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Bugsy's Butterfree Grass - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 8/141
Bugsy's Beedrill Grass - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 9/141
Bugsy's Pinsir Grass - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 10/141
Bugsy's Ledian Grass - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 11/141
Bugsy's Yanma Grass - Common Pokémon VS (no English release) 12/141
Bugsy's Scizor Metal - Rare HolographicH Pokémon VS (no English release) 13/141
Bugsy's TM 01 - - Uncommon Pokémon VS (no English release) 105/141
Bugsy's TM 02 - - Uncommon Pokémon VS (no English release) 106/141

Trivia

  • Bugsy is the only Gym Leader to use any Pokémon in battle that cannot learn any TMs or HMs.
  • Bugsy's Metapod is the only Metapod to be shown using Tackle (or indeed, any move other than Harden) in the games or the anime.
  • Similarly to Saturn and Will, his Pokémon are the opposite gender of himself despite having a 50-50 gender ratio.
  • Bugsy is the only Johto gym leader that does not have an elemental type advantage on the next Gym Leader. (Falkner trains Template:Type2 Pokémon, which are strong against Bug-type Pokémon. Meanwhile, Whitney's Template:Type2 Pokémon are immune to Template:Type2 moves of Morty.)
  • 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 due to the fact that his Scyther now carries U-turn.
  • Bugsy appears as an opponent in Pokémon Puzzle Challenge. He uses a Kakuna to battle.
  • Bugsy is the only Gym Leader that specializes in the Bug-type.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ツクシ (Tsukushi) 土筆 tsukushi, a horsetail. つくつく法師 tsukutsukubōshi is 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 阿筆/阿笔 Ā Bǐ 筆 is taken from 土筆 tsukushi.

External links

Gym Leaders of the Johto region
Violet Gym Zephyr Badge
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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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