Bug Buzz (move)

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Bug Buzz
むしのさざめき Insect Noise
Bug Buzz VIII.png
Bug Buzz VIII 2.png
Type  Bug
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
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.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Bug Buzz (Japanese: むしのさざめき Insect Noise) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is TR61 in Pokémon Sword and Shield and TM62 in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Effect

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

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Bug Buzz's base power has been lowered to 80. It has a 20% chance of lowering the target's defensive stats for three turns.

Category  Special
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  80  60  100
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  20%  20%  40%
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
May lower the target's defensive stats

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR 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.
XYORAS The user vibrates its wings to generate a damaging sound wave. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The user generates a damaging sound wave by vibration. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
LA The user vibrates to generate a damaging sound wave. This may also lower the target’s defensive stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 40 42 42 31 32SwShBDSP
049 Venomoth Venomoth
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 59 59 1, 59 1, 59SMUSUM
46PE
1, 59BDSP
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 41 41 41 33 33BDSP
166 Ledian Ledian
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 53 53 53 38 38BDSP
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 57 57 57 57 57BDSP
43LA
267 Beautifly Beautifly
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 41 41 41XY
35ORAS
35 35BDSP
43LA
269 Dustox Dustox
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 41 41 41XY
35ORAS
35 35BDSP
43LA
284 Masquerain Masquerain
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 61 61 1, 61XY
1, 42ORAS
1, 42 1, 42BDSP
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like 41 41 41XY
40ORAS
40 40BDSP
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like 41 41 41XY
40ORAS
40 40BDSP
329 Vibrava Vibrava
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon 29ORAS 29 28SwShBDSP
330 Flygon Flygon
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon 28SwShBDSP
402 Kricketune Kricketune
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 34DP
46PtHGSS
46 46 46 46BDSP
47LA
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 50 50BDSP
43LA
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 50 50BDSP
43LA
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 50 50BDSP
43LA
414 Mothim Mothim
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 47 47 47 50 50BDSP
43LA
415 Combee Combee
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 29B2W2 29 29
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 43LA
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 54DP
57PtHGSS
57 1, 57 1, 57 1, 57BDSP
43LA
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 36 36 36
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 28 28 28 44SwSh
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 28 28 28 44SwSh
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 48 48 48 48SwSh
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 60 60 60 56SwSh
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 44 44 44 44SwSh
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 44 44 44 44SwSh
636 Larvesta Larvesta
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug 70 70 70 42SwSh
637 Volcarona Volcarona
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug 70 1, 70 1, 70 42SwSh
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55 55 55 56SwSh
666 Vivillon Vivillon
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 35 35
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 31 36SwSh
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy 26 48SwSh
743 Ribombee Ribombee
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy 28 56SwSh
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 53 60SwSh
826 Orbeetle Orbeetle
BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug 28SwSh
873 Frosmoth Frosmoth
IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug 32SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR61
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
049 Venomoth Venomoth
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
166 Ledian Ledian
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
204 Pineco Pineco
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug BDSP
205 Forretress Forretress
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
267 Beautifly Beautifly
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
269 Dustox Dustox
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
284 Masquerain Masquerain
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug BDSP
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like BDSP
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like BDSP
329 Vibrava Vibrava
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon
402 Kricketune Kricketune
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug BDSP
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
414 Mothim Mothim
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
415 Combee Combee
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug SwSh
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug SwSh
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug SwSh
636 Larvesta Larvesta
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
637 Volcarona Volcarona
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy SwSh
743 Ribombee Ribombee
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy SwSh
751 Dewpider Dewpider
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug SwSh
752 Araquanid Araquanid
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug SwSh
767 Wimpod Wimpod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 SwSh
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 SwSh
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
825 Dottler Dottler
BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
826 Orbeetle Orbeetle
BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
850 Sizzlipede Sizzlipede
FireIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
851 Centiskorch Centiskorch
FireIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
872 Snom Snom
IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
873 Frosmoth Frosmoth
IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Bug Buzz is a move with 16 base power, 77.44% accuracy and 10 PP. The user attacks all adjacent enemies, possibly lowering their Special Defense by one level. Being a sound-based move, it is blocked by Soundproof.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 3 99 118 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stat rank. Burgh & Leavanny
Burgh (Spring 2021) & Togepi (using Metronome)
Lusamine & Pheromosa
Scottie/Bettie & Strike Scyther Egg

Past description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a very small chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def.

Pokémon GO

GO Bug.png Bug Buzz
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 100
Energy cost 50 50
Duration 3.7 seconds
Damage window 2 - 3.1 seconds
Bug Buzz GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 100
Energy cost 60 60
Secondary effect GO drop arrow.png 1 Opponent Defense
Effect chance 30%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
ButterfreeVenomothLedianBeautiflyDustoxNincadaNinjaskVolbeatIllumiseVibravaKricketuneWormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam (Trash Cloak)MothimCombeeVespiquenYanmegaSwadloonJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcaronaAraquanidWimpodPheromosa
By Elite Charged TM
Scyther
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 50 → 75
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 75 → 90
    • Duration: 4.25 → 3.7 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.6 - 4.1 → 2 - 3.1 seconds
  • November 29, 2021
      • Power: 90 → 100
Trainer Battles
  • September 14, 2020
    • Secondary effect added
  • November 29, 2021
      • Power: 90 → 100

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on enemies within a 1-tile range. It may also reduce their Special Defense by 1 level.
BSL まわりの てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで とくぼうを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI It damages nearby enemies. It could also lower their Special Defense.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages nearby enemies. It could also lower their Sp. Def.


In the anime

Nando Kricketune Bug Buzz.png Nando Kricketune Bug Buzz weaken.png Karrablast Bug Buzz.png Luke Larvesta Bug Buzz.png
Kricketune Weakening the foe Karrablast Larvesta
The user generates a damaging sound wave by vibration.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Kricketune 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
Larvesta 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
Karrablast 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

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Bug Buzz is the only Bug-type sound-based move.
  • Despite the descriptions of this move stating that the usage of wings is required, Pokémon that lack wings can still use this attack.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蟲鳴 Chùhngmìhng
Mandarin 蟲鳴 / 虫鸣 Chóngmíng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Insectzoem
France Flag.png French Bourdon
Germany Flag.png German Käfergebrumm
Greece Flag.png Greek Βόμβος Vómvos
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Dengungan Serangga
Italy Flag.png Italian Ronzio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 벌레의야단법석 Beolle-uiyadanbeopseok
Poland Flag.png Polish Brzęczenie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Zumbido de Inseto
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Zumbido
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zumbido
Thailand Flag.png Thai เสียงฮัมของแมลง
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Côn Trùng Huyên Náo



Variations of the move Psychic
SpecialIC.png PsychicBug BuzzEarth PowerEnergy Ball


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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