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"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."
— Bugsy, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Bugsy (ツクシ Tsukushi) is the Gym Leader of the Azalea Town Gym. Beating him earns the player the Hive Badge. He specializes in using Bug-type Pokémon. The player character can challenge Bugsy only after Team Rocket is defeated in the Slowpoke Well.

Appearance

Bugsy is a young boy with purple hair and eyes. He is almost always seen carrying a net. Bugsy wears green shorts, suspended by a belt and brown shoes.

Gold, Silver and Crystal

He also wears a green collared shirt and white ankle socks.

HeartGold and Soul Silver

His shirt has different shades of green and wears a neckerchief, and he wears yellow-striped knee socks.

Personality

Bugsy is a gym leader who loves his profession and the Bug-type Pokémon he trains, he claims that someday this type of Pokémon will conquer the world. His combat techniques are characterized by being unpredictable, but very effective and useful.

Etymology

The name Bugsy comes from "bugs".

His Japanese name, Tsukushi, originates from 虫 (mushi, insect) or つくつく法師 (tsukutsukubōshi, a type of cicada). Following the plant-based naming with most Gym Leaders, it may also literally be 土筆 (tsukushi, the Japanese name for the horsetail).

Biography

Games

He claims to have discovered Fury Cutter move. After the player character defeats him, he will give the player character the Hive Badge and TM49 (Fury Cutter) in Gold, Silver and Crystal. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, it is TM89 (U-Turn).

Other appearances

Sprites

Pokémon

Gold and Silver

G 011 front.png
Metapod
 Type Bug.gif 
G 014 front.png
Kakuna
 Type Bug.gif Type Poison.gif 
G 123 front.png
Scyther
 Type Bug.gif Type Flying.gif 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_C.png|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_C.png|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_C.png|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
Lv. 15 Lv. 14 Lv. 17 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Ability: Ability: Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Tackle Harden Quick Attack - - -
String Shot Poison Sting Leer - - -
Harden String Shot Fury Cutter - - -
- - - - - -



Crystal

C 011 front.gif
Metapod
 Type Bug.gif 
C 014 front.gif
Kakuna
 Type Bug.gif Type Poison.gif 
C 123 front.gif
Scyther
 Type Bug.gif Type Flying.gif 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_C.png|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_C.png|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_C.png|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type .gif 
Lv. 15 Lv. 14 Lv. 17 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Ability: Ability: Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Tackle Harden Quick Attack - - -
String Shot Poison Sting Leer - - -
Harden String Shot Fury Cutter - - -
- - - - - -



HeartGold and SoulSilver

Black 2 and White 2

Stadium 2

Trivia

  • Bugsy is the first Gym Leader that specializes in Bug-type Pokémon.
  • At first Bugsy appeared to be androgynous, until it was immediately revealed that he is a boy.
  • In his HeartGold/SoulSilver artwork, he has pale skin, but in the anime and game sprites, he appears to have normal colored skin. This trait is shared with Pike Queen Lucy.
  • In Gold/Silver all of Bugsy's Pokémon are male, but in HeartGold/SoulSilver, they are female.

Gallery

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