Talk:Bug (type)

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Steel type

Hay, wiat. What about the Effect Spore ability? Can't that poison the steel? Posted by the Θρtιmαtum♏Talk|Links10:39 25 May 2008

If its not a posoin type move it should be able to poison steel pokemon--DCM((Shut the **** upSpy on My Edits))
Steel type Pokémon can not be poisoned. - unsigned comment from MathijsP (talkcontribs)
Actually, Twineedle has been known to poison Steel-types, at least in Generation II (although the chances it was changed for later generations is highly unlikely...). Being a Bug-type move, it's the only known move that can inflict poison anywhere that isn't of the Poison-type (which Steel is immune to), hence it can poison a Steel-type. --Shiningpikablu252 18:11, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
The questions is if it still poisons, or if steel types are now immune. Also, Poison Point or something like that inflicts poison as an ability. I should make a multi-hit and Twineedle test team (when I get the time) to check some things that are uncertain. Gywall 18:40, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Should correct

In this page in the table from gen2 onward it said that poison type deal 1/2 damage to bug type.It is wrong should we correct it?Meearaimeng 13:21, 24 January 2011 (UTC) Oh I am a bit confuse dont worry about this it is nothing><.Meearaimeng 13:24, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

"Generation V introduced Bug-type Pokémon with base stat totals over 500"

Yanmega's base stat total of 515 would like to disagree with that. Shiramu Kuromu 23:23, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Defense Column

Shuckle, Forretress, Crustle, Durant, Escavalier, Vespiqueen, Pinsir, Scizor, Armaldo. There are 9 Bug-type Pokémon with a defense stat of 100 or more, and Bug-type Pokémon have higher defense than special defense on average, yet the Bug-type "Defense" column consistently focuses on how low their defense stat is; in fact, their "low defense" is the only real reason given for Bugs to be defensively-flawed, which is preposterous. Well, it does talk about Bug/Flying-types' double weakness to rock, but that's only relevant to 19% of all Bug-types.

I'm honestly only an intermediate-level Pokémon player, so I'm not sure if I'm missing something here, but it seems as though the "Defense" portion of the Bug-type page is seriously outdated, to the point of blatantly irrelevant information. Someone with more experience/knowledge then me really needs to completely rewrite this column, and soon. Gridelin Glass 19:19, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Signal Beam not on move list

I went through the list of moves, and Signal Beam was not on there. Zarthga 08:42, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Looks like it was missed when the list was changed. Fixed now. Werdnae (talk) 09:50, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Psychic-types that take neutral damage from Bug-type moves are pretty rare

I removed the "(which are fairly common)" qualifier at the end of that part in the Offense section. Though six types resist Bug (Flying, Ghost, Fire, Steel, Poison, and Fighting), there are only a few Psychic-type Pokémon that take neutral damage from Bug-type moves: Lugia, Xatu, Sigilyph, Swoobat, Victini, Zen Mode Darmanitan, Metagross, Bronzong, Jirachi, Gallade and Medicham. Counting the pre-evolved types there are 17 total (Natu, Woobat, Beldum, Metang, Bronzor and Meditite), which is exactly ¼ of the 68 total Psychic-type Pokémon.

And of this 17, only 3-5 of them can fairly be considered common no matter what mode of play is being considered: Metagross, Bronzong, Gallade, and Medicham and Jirachi in order of relative relevance. While competitive standard play now allows Jirachi, no official Nintendo format or in-game mode has, which goes as well for Victini and especially Lugia. NFE Pokémon are by default not common, Zen Mode Darmanitan is only possible with a less-than-ideal HP percentage (especially for a slow Fire-type weak to Stealth Rock) and Xatu/Sigilyph/Swoobat are all rather uncommon in any mode of play.

Jumpman16 19:14, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


Look at here:

B2W2 type chart.png

X-Immunity Triangle- Resistant O-Super Effective

I took the scan from the Pokémon Magazine about BW2, it looks like in the new games are going to have a possible change on the type chart, I don't know if it is a typo or if it's real, but if so it would change everything: Sableye and Spiritomb would lose their so-called immunity to all the types, the bug-type would lose its status as the weakest type, i'm not sure, but if it is real we must be alert to quickly cover this entries.

PS.:Sorry for my bad english, I speak Portuguese. --Igor (talk) 14:42, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

We know. We're waiting for the games to come out first. It could always be a typo. Ataro (talk) 14:45, 19 June 2012 (UTC)


The bug type number and percentages of pokemon is kind of silly. It has variables to account for multiple forms of wormadam, which I have two problems with: 1) If wormadam's additional forms are considered separate pokemon for how many bug types there are, then they should also be considered separate pokemon for the total of pokemon there are, reducing their alternate percentage 10% even. 2) If wormadamn's additional forms are counted on some merit other than their pokedex number (in this case, I would wager it's because of type combinations) Then pokemon that have alternate forms that fit this criteria, namely Rotom, should be counted in "total pokemon", dropping the percentage further (especially if it merely becomes forms with alternate movesets).

Basically, the line with wormadam is either unnecessary, or not given enough attention. TheHateHat (talk) 21:35, 19 December 2012 (UTC)


I changed the overall for the Bug-type for the following reasons:
HP - 3642 / 65 = 56.03
SpAtk - 3508 / 65 = 53.969 ~ 53.97
Total - 24157 / 65 = 371.646 ~ 371.65 — Reshi643 (talk) 18:52, 20 June 2013 (UTC)


it isn't protected because the mods forgot to. simple as that. 0danmaster0 (talk) 09:22, 2 September 2013 (UTC)


It still mentions Bug's weakness against six types rather than seven. EnosShayremTalk 23:33, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Fixed. Masatoshitalk 23:38, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Bug move before gen 4

the section saying about how only [insert moves] bug moves were over 25 bp before gen 4 seems unneeded to me. That was also over half of all offensive bug moves at the time. you'd be better off saying it was hard to use them offensively at all or pointing out that there weren't a lot of moves in general. - unsigned comment from Gardeford (talkcontribs)

Japanese Name

Changed from "insect" to "bug." "Mushi" translates to "bug" pretty effectively. The word for "insect" is "konchuu" I believe.--Saturnidae (talk) 02:55, 3 May 2014 (UTC)