Type Bug.gif

The Bug-type (むしタイプ Mushi taipu in Japanese) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types.

Bug-type Pokémon are characterized by their fast growing, as they don't take long to evolve. Bug-type Pokémon live mostly (not all of them) in forests, some of them are a little harder to find because they live atop the trees.

The majority of the Pokémon with this type are based on real-life invertebrates (spiders, scorpions, butterflies, moths, etc.).

From Generation V on, it is known that Bug-type Pokémon are preferred by artists, mostly because they have beautiful colors and have a stoic and cheerful character. It can be said that Bug-type Pokémon represent the beauty of nature. Many of their evolutionary lines are similar to the life cycles of insects like that of beetles and butterflies; i.e. the first stage like larvae, second like pupae, then its final evolution into its mature, adult form.

The known famous Bug-type trainers are: Bugsy, the second Gym Leader of Azalea Town in Johto; Aaron, the first member of the Elite Four of the Sinnoh Pokémon League; Burgh, the third Gym Leader of Castelia City in Unova; and Viola, the first Gym Leader of Santalune City in Kalos.

Bug-type moves

  • There are 25 Bug-type moves.
  • In battles: Physical moves stand out.
    • 11 moves are of the Physical type.
    • 9 moves are of the Special type.
    • 5 moves are of the Other type.
  • In contests: Clever moves stand out.
    • 8 moves are of the Clever type.png type.
    • 6 moves are of the Cool type.png type.
    • 5 moves are of the Beautiful type.png type.
    • 4 moves are of the Cute type.png type.
    • 2 moves are of the Tough type.png type.

List of Bug-type moves

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Attack Order Physical type.gif Clever type.png Generation IV 90
Bug Bite Physical type.gif Cute type.png[1] Generation IV 60
Bug Buzz Special type.gif Beautiful type.png[2] Generation IV 90
Defend Order Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation IV -
Fell Stinger Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation VI 30
First Impression Physical type.gif - Generation VII 90
Fury Cutter Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation II 40-160[3]
Heal Order Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation IV -
Infestation Special type.gif Cute type.png Generation VI 20
Leech Life Physical type.gif Clever type.png Generation I 20
Lunge Physical type.gif - Generation VII 80
Megahorn Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation II 120
Pin Missile Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation II 25 (x2-5)[4]
Pollen Puff Special type.gif - Generation VII 90
Powder Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation VI -
Quiver Dance Other type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation V -
Rage Powder Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation V -
Signal Beam Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation III 75
Silver Wind Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation III 60
Spider Web Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation II -
Steamroller Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation V 65
Sticky Web Other type.gif Tough type.png Generation VI -
String Shot Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation I -
Struggle Bug Special type.gif Cute type.png Generation V 50[5]
Tail Glow Other type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation III -
Twineedle Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation I 25 (x2)
U-turn Physical type.gif Cute type.png Generation IV 70
X-Scissor Physical type.gif Cool type.png[6] Generation IV 80

Effectiveness of Bug-type moves

×2
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Dark.gif, Type Grass.gif and Type Psychic.gif.
½
Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Fairy.gif, Type Fire.gif, Type Fighting.gif, Type Flying.gif, Type Ghost.gif, Type Poison.gif and Type Steel.gif.

Weaknesses and resistances of the Bug type

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistances of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

×4
Doubly super effective
×2
Super effective
½
Resistant
¼
Very resistant
×0
Immune
Type of the move
Bug type vertical.gif Dark type vertical.gif Dragon type vertical.gif Electric type vertical.gif Fairy type vertical.gif Fighting type vertical.gif Fire type vertical.gif Flying type vertical.gif Ghost type vertical.gif Grass type vertical.gif Ground type vertical.gif Ice type vertical.gif Normal type vertical.gif Poison type vertical.gif Psychic type vertical.gif Rock type vertical.gif Steel type vertical.gif Water type vertical.gif
Type Bug.gif
½
×2
×2
½
½
[7]
×2
Type Bug.gifType Electric.gif
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
Type Bug.gifType Fairy.gif
½
½
×0
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×2
×2
Type Bug.gifType Fighting.gif
½
½
×2
½
×2
×4
½
½
×2
Type Bug.gifType Fire.gif
½
½
½
×2
¼
½
×4
½
×2
Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif
½
×2
¼
×2
×2
¼
×0
×2
[8]
×4
Type Bug.gifType Ghost.gif
½
×2
×0
×2
×2
×2
½
½
×0
½
×2
Type Bug.gifType Grass.gif
×2
½
½
×4
×4
¼
¼
×2
×2
[9]
×2
½
Type Bug.gifType Ground.gif
×0
½
×2
×2
½
×2
½
×2
Type Bug.gifType Poison.gif
½
[10]
½
¼
×2
×2
¼
½
[11]
×2
×2
Type Bug.gifType Rock.gif
½
½
×2
×2
×2
Type Bug.gifType Steel.gif
½
[12]
½
½
×4
[13]
¼
½
½
×0
½
½
Type Bug.gifType Water.gif
×2
½
×2
½
½
×2
½
½

Bug-type-Pokémon Trainers

Bug-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders

Leader Location Badge
VSBugsy.png
Bugsy
Azalea Town, Johto Hive Badge
Hive Badge
VSBurgh.png
Burgh
Castelia City, Unova Insect Badge
Insect Badge
VSViola.png
Viola
Santalune City, Kalos Bug Badge
Bug Badge

Bug-type-Pokémon Elite Four Members

Competence Category
VSAaron.png
Aaron
Sinnoh Elite Four

Bug type records

Bug-type Pokémon

79 Pokémon are Bug type. (9.85% of all Pokémon)

Pure Bug-type Pokémon

18 Pokémon are pure Bug type. (22.78% of Bug-type Pokémon)

Caterpie Metapod Pinsir Pineco Wurmple Silcoon
Caterpie
#010
----

Type Bug.gif

Metapod
#011
----

Type Bug.gif

Pinsir
#127
----

Type Bug.gif

Pineco
#204
----

Type Bug.gif

Wurmple
#265
----

Type Bug.gif

Silcoon
#266
----

Type Bug.gif

Cascoon Volbeat Illumise Kricketot Kricketune Burmy
Cascoon
#268
----

Type Bug.gif

Volbeat
#313
----

Type Bug.gif

Illumise
#314
----

Type Bug.gif

Kricketot
#401
----

Type Bug.gif

Kricketune
#402
----

Type Bug.gif

Burmy
#412
----

Type Bug.gif

Karrablast Shelmet Accelgor Scatterbug Spewpa Grubbin
Karrablast
#588
----

Type Bug.gif

Shelmet
#616
----

Type Bug.gif

Accelgor
#617
----

Type Bug.gif

Scatterbug
#664
----

Type Bug.gif

Spewpa
#665
----

Type Bug.gif

Grubbin
#736
----

Type Bug.gif

Blipbug
Blipbug
#824
----

Type Bug.gif

Primary Bug-type Pokémon

56 Pokémon are primary Bug type. (70.89% of Bug-type Pokémon)

Butterfree Weedle Kakuna Beedrill Paras Parasect
Butterfree
#012
----

Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif

Weedle
#013
----

Type Bug.gifType Poison.gif

Kakuna
#014
----

Type Bug.gifType Poison.gif

Beedrill
#015
----

Type Bug.gifType Poison.gif

Paras
#046
----

Type Bug.gifType Grass.gif

Parasect
#047
----

Type Bug.gifType Grass.gif

Venonat Venomoth Scyther Ledyba Ledian Spinarak
Venonat
#048
----

Type Bug.gifType Poison.gif

Venomoth
#049
----

Type Bug.gifType Poison.gif

Scyther
#123
----

Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif

Ledyba
#165
----

Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif

Ledian
#166
----

Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif

Spinarak
#167
----

Type Bug.gifType Poison.gif

Ariados Yanma Forretress Scizor Shuckle Heracross
Ariados
#168
----

Type Bug.gifType Poison.gif

Yanma
#193
----

Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif

Forretress
#205
----

Type Bug.gifType Steel.gif

Scizor
#212
----

Type Bug.gifType Steel.gif

Spewpa
#213
----

Type Bug.gifType Rock.gif

Heracross
#214
----

Type Bug.gifType Fighting.gif

Beautifly Dustox Surskit Masquerain Nincada Ninjask
Beautifly
#267
----

Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif

Dustox
#269
----

Type Bug.gifType Poison.gif

Surskit
#283
----

Type Bug.gifType Water.gif

Masquerain
#284
----

Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif

Nincada
#290
----

Type Bug.gifType Ground.gif

Ninjask
#291
----

Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif

Shedinja Wormadam Mothim Combee
Shedinja
#292
----

Type Bug.gifType Ghost.gif

Wormadam
#413
----

Type Bug.gifType Grass.gif

Wormadam
#413
----

Type Bug.gifType Ground.gif

Wormadam
#413
----

Type Bug.gifType Steel.gif

Mothim
#414
----

Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif

Combee
#415
----

Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif

Vespiquen Yanmega Sewaddle Swadloon Leavanny Venipede
Vespiquen
#416
----

Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif

Yanmega
#469
----

Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif

Sewaddle
#540
----

Type Bug.gifType Grass.gif

Swadloon
#541
----

Type Bug.gifType Grass.gif

Leavanny
#542
----

Type Bug.gifType Grass.gif

Venipede
#543
----

Type Bug.gifType Poison.gif

Whirlipede Scolipede Dwebble Crustle Escavalier Joltik
Whirlipede
#544
----

Type Bug.gifType Poison.gif

Scolipede
#545
----

Type Bug.gifType Poison.gif

Dwebble
#557
----

Type Bug.gifType Rock.gif

Crustle
#558
----

Type Bug.gifType Rock.gif

Escavalier
#589
----

Type Bug.gifType Steel.gif

Joltik
#595
----

Type Bug.gifType Electric.gif

Galvantula Durant Larvesta Volcarona Genesect Vivillon
Galvantula
#596
----

Type Bug.gifType Electric.gif

Durant
#632
----

Type Bug.gifType Steel.gif

Larvesta
#636
----

Type Bug.gifType Fire.gif

Volcarona
#637
----

Type Bug.gifType Fire.gif

Genesect
#649
----

Type Bug.gifType Steel.gif

Vivillon
#666
----

Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif

Charjabug Vikavolt Cutiefly Ribombee Wimpod Golisopod
Charjabug
#737
----

Type Bug.gifType Electric.gif

Vikavolt
#738
----

Type Bug.gifType Electric.gif

Cutiefly
#742
----

Type Bug.gifType Fairy.gif

Ribombee
#743
----

Type Bug.gifType Fairy.gif

Wimpod
#767
----

Type Bug.gifType Water.gif

Golisopod
#768
----

Type Bug.gifType Water.gif

Buzzwole Pheromosa Dottler Orbeetle
Buzzwole
#794
----

Type Bug.gifType Fighting.gif

Pheromosa
#795
----

Type Bug.gifType Fighting.gif

Dottler
#825
----

Type Bug.gifType Psychic.gif

Orbeetle
#826
----

Type Bug.gifType Psychic.gif

Secondary Bug-type Pokémon

5 Pokémon are secondary Bug type. (6.33% of Bug-type Pokémon)

Anorith Armaldo Skorupi Dewpider Araquanid Wimpod
Anorith
#347
----

Type Rock.gifType Bug.gif

Armaldo
#348
----

Type Rock.gifType Bug.gif

Skorupi
#451
----

Type Poison.gifType Bug.gif

Dewpider
#751
----

Type Water.gifType Bug.gif

Araquanid
#752
----

Type Water.gifType Bug.gif

Wimpod
#767
----

Type Water.gifType Bug.gif

Golisopod Sizzlipede Centiskorch Snom Frosmoth
Golisopod
#768
----

Type Water.gifType Bug.gif

Sizzlipede
#850
----

Type Fire.gifType Bug.gif

Centiskorch
#851
----

Type Fire.gifType Bug.gif

Snom
#872
----

Type Ice.gifType Bug.gif

Frosmoth
#873
----

Type Ice.gifType Bug.gif

Pokémon with Bug-type alternate formes

The following alternate formes of some Pokémon are also of the Bug type.

Gigantamax Butterfree Mega Beedrill Mega Pinsir Mega Scizor Mega Heracross Arceus
Butterfree
#012
----

Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif

Mega Beedrill
#015
----

Type Bug.gifType Poison.gif

Mega Pinsir
#127
----

Type Bug.gifType Flying.gif

Mega Scizor
#212
----

Type Bug.gifType Steel.gif

Mega Heracross
#214
----

Type Bug.gifType Fighting.gif

Arceus
#493
----

Type Bug.gif[14]

Silvally

Gigantamax Orbeetle

Gigantamax Centiskorch

Silvally
#773
----

Type Bug.gif[15]

826GOrbeetle.png
#826
----

Type Bug.gifType Psychic.gif

851GCentiskorch.png
#851
----

Type Fire.gifType Bug.gif

Relations with other types

  • They're strong against the Psychic type because they represent a common fear affecting the psychology of the mind. Further, members of this type often do not have the mental capacity to be very susceptible to mental manipulation.
  • They're strong against the Grass type because members of this type commonly consume plants and similar organic material.
  • They're strong against the Dark type because members of this type are well adapted to operating in darkness and do not have the mental capacity to fear the dark. Also, criminals are often active at night, and when they least expect it, bugs can swarm around them.
  • They're weak against the Flying type because many members of this type are ground dwellers, vulnerable from attacks from up above. Further, many members of this type are commonly preyed upon by Flying type members.
  • They're weak against the Fire type because fire consumes the exoskeletons endemic to members of this type rather easily, and where fire is both a bane and repellent to insects, either keeping them at bay with its increasing heat or drawing them into its flame with its light.
  • They're weak against the Rock type because the strength of their exoskeletons rarely can endure the weight or impact of rock or stone.
  • They're resistant against the Ground type because many bugs like worms live inside the ground and many of them eat it. Also, bugs can dig their way out if they're buried in sand, dirt, or mud. Something curious about this is the Ground-type isn't weak to them.
  • The Ghost type is resistant to them because members of this type cannot easily transcend the spiritual barrier members of that type hide behind in order to attack them. Also because parasites can't infect someone who is already dead.
  • They resist the Fighting-type because it is difficult to hit an insect since they are small and move quickly.
  • The Fighting type is resistant to them because the strength of their exoskeletons rarely can endure the weight or impact of physical blows.
  • The Fairy type is resistant to them because many fairies live along bugs, and fairies can keep bugs under control.
  • The Poison type is resistant to them because members of that type have developed natural resistances to poisons, rendering many poison-based bug attacks ineffective.
    • This type was vulnerable to Poison type attacks in Generation I, but this weakness was possibly removed due to members of this type's rapid adaptation to poisonous material.
  • The Steel type resists them because bugs and insects don't have enough force to make any physical change to metals.

Trivia

  • Interestingly, they're neutral against the Ice-type instead of being weak to them, despite the fact that bugs are cold-blooded creatures, and have a difficult time surviving in cold temperatures.
  • An interesting fact about the Bug types is that they resist the Grass-type despite the fact there are carnivorous plants like Venus flytraps which capture and eat bugs.

Notes

  1. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Tough type.png-type move.
  2. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Cute type.png-type move.
  3. ^ 20-160 until Generation V.
  4. ^ 14 (x2-5) until Generation V.
  5. ^ 30 in Generation V.
  6. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Beautiful type.png-type move.
  7. ^ In Generation I, Poison-type moves were super effective on Bug-type Pokémon.
  8. ^ In Generation I, Poison-type moves were super effective on Bug/Flying-type Pokémon.
  9. ^ In Generation I, Poison-type moves were doubly super effective on Bug/Grass-type Pokémon.
  10. ^ In Generation I, Bug-type moves did normal damage on Bug/Poison-type Pokémon.
  11. ^ In Generation I, Poison-type moves did normal damage on Bug/Poison-type Pokémon.
  12. ^ Before Generation VI, Bug/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Dark-type moves.
  13. ^ Before Generation VI, Bug/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Ghost-type moves.
  14. ^ Thanks to the ability Multitype, equipped with the Insect Plate.
  15. ^ Thanks to the ability RKS System, equipped with the Bug Memory.


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