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Type Bug

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, 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.

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.

The known famous Bug-type trainers are: Bugsy, the Gym Leader of Azalea Town in Johto; Aaron, the first member of the Elite Four of the Sinnoh Pokémon League; Burgh, the Gym Leader of Castelia City in Unova; and Viola, the 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 type.
    • 9 moves are of the Special type type.
    • 5 moves are of the Other type type.
  • In contests: Clever moves stand out.
    • 6 moves are of the Clever type type.
    • 4 moves are of the Beautiful type type.
    • 4 moves are of the Cool type type.
    • 2 moves are of the Cute type type.
    • 1 move is of the Tough type type.
    • 8 moves don't have this categorization.

List of Bug-type moves

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

Effectiveness of Bug-type moves

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

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
No damage
Type of the move
Bug type vertical Dark type vertical Dragon type vertical Electric type vertical Fairy type vertical Fighting type vertical Fire type vertical Flying type vertical Ghost type vertical Grass type vertical Ground type vertical Ice type vertical Normal type vertical Poison type vertical Psychic type vertical Rock type vertical Steel type vertical Water type vertical
Type Bug
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
Type BugType Electric
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
Type BugType Fighting
½
½
×2
½
×2
×4
½
½
×2
Type BugType Fire
½
½
½
×2
¼
½
×4
½
×2
Type BugType Flying
½
×2
¼
×2
×2
¼
×0
×2
×4
Type BugType Ghost
½
×2
×0
×2
×2
×2
½
½
×0
½
×2
Type BugType Grass
×2
½
½
×4
×4
¼
¼
×2
×2
×2
½
Type BugType Ground
×0
½
×2
×2
½
×2
½
×2
Type BugType Poison
½
½
¼
×2
×2
¼
½
×2
×2
Type BugType Rock
½
½
×2
×2
×2
Type BugType Steel
½
½
½
×4
¼
½
½
×0
½
½
Type BugType Water
×2
½
×2
½
½
×2
½
½

Known Bug-type Pokémon Trainers

HGSS Bugsy AaronArt Burgh Viola Yoshimoto Okuni
Johto Gym Leader Bugsy Sinnoh Elite Four Aaron Unova Gym Leader Burgh Kalos Gym Leader Viola Chrysalia Warlord Yoshimoto Warlord Servant Okuni

Bug-type Pokémon

68 Pokémon are Bug type. (9.60% of all Pokémon)

Pure Bug-type Pokémon

17 Pokémon are pure Bug type. (25.76% of Bug-type Pokémon)

Caterpie Metapod Pinsir Pineco Wurmple Silcoon

010Caterpie
#010


Type Bug

011Metapod
#011


Type Bug

127Pinsir
#127


Type Bug

204Pineco
#204


Type Bug

265Wurmple
#265


Type Bug

266Silcoon
#266


Type Bug

Cascoon Volbeat Illumise Kricketot Kricketune Burmy

268Cascoon
#268


Type Bug

313Volbeat
#313


Type Bug

314Illumise
#314


Type Bug

401Kricketot
#401


Type Bug

402Kricketune
#402


Type Bug

Burmy
#412


Type Bug

Karrablast Shelmet Accelgor Scatterbug Spewpa

588Karrablast
#588


Type Bug

616Shelmet
#616


Type Bug

617Accelgor
#617


Type Bug

664Scatterbug
#664


Type Bug

665Spewpa
#665


Type Bug

Primary Bug-type Pokémon

48 Pokémon are primary Bug type. (69.7% of Bug-type Pokémon)

Butterfree Weedle Kakuna Beedrill Paras Parasect

012Butterfree
#012


Type BugType Flying

013Weedle
#013


Type BugType Poison

014Kakuna
#014


Type BugType Poison

015Beedrill
#015


Type BugType Poison

046Paras
#046


Type BugType Grass

047Parasect
#047


Type BugType Grass

Venonat Venomoth Scyther Ledyba Ledian Spinarak

048Venonat
#048


Type BugType Poison

049Venomoth
#049


Type BugType Poison

123Scyther
#123


Type BugType Flying

165Ledyba
#165


Type BugType Flying

166Ledian
#166


Type BugType Flying

167Spinarak
#167


Type BugType Poison

Ariados Yanma Forretress Scizor Shuckle Heracross

168Ariados
#168


Type BugType Poison

193Yanma
#193


Type BugType Flying

205Forretress
#205


Type BugType Steel

212Scizor
#212


Type BugType Steel

213Shuckle
#213


Type BugType Rock

214Heracross
#214


Type BugType Fighting

Beautifly Dustox Surskit Masquerain Nincada Ninjask

267Beautifly
#267


Type BugType Flying

269Dustox
#269


Type BugType Poison

283Surskit
#283


Type BugType Water

284Masquerain
#284


Type BugType Flying

290Nincada
#290


Type BugType Ground

291Ninjask
#291


Type BugType Flying

Shedinja Wormadam Mothim Combee

292Shedinja
#292


Type BugType Ghost

413Wormadam
#413


Type BugType Grass

413BWormadam
#413


Type BugType Ground

413CWormadam
#413


Type BugType Steel

414Mothim
#414


Type BugType Flying

415Combee
#415


Type BugType Flying

Vespiquen Yanmega Sewaddle Swadloon Leavanny Venipede

416Vespiquen
#416


Type BugType Flying

469Yanmega
#469


Type BugType Flying

540Sewaddle
#540


Type BugType Grass

541Swadloon
#541


Type BugType Grass

542Leavanny
#542


Type BugType Grass

543Venipede
#543


Type BugType Poison

Whirlipede Scolipede Dwebble Crustle Escavalier Joltik

544Whirlipede
#544


Type BugType Poison

545Scolipede
#545


Type BugType Poison

557Dwebble
#557


Type BugType Rock

558Crustle
#558


Type BugType Rock

589Escavalier
#589


Type BugType Steel

595Joltik
#595


Type BugType Electric

Galvantula Durant Larvesta Volcarona Genesect Vivillon

596Galvantula
#596


Type BugType Electric

632Durant
#632


Type BugType Steel

636Larvesta
#636


Type BugType Fire

637Volcarona
#637


Type BugType Fire

649Genesect
#649


Type BugType Steel

666Vivillon
#666


Type BugType Flying

Secondary Bug-type Pokémon

3 Pokémon are secondary Bug type. (4.54% of Bug-type Pokémon)

Anorith Armaldo Skorupi

347Anorith
#347


Type RockType Bug

348Armaldo
#348


Type RockType Bug

451Skorupi
#451


Type PoisonType Bug

Mega Evolved Bug-type Pokémon

Mega Beedrill Mega Pinsir Mega Scizor Mega Heracross

015MBeedrill
#015


Type BugType Poison

127MPinsir
#127


Type BugType Flying

212MScizor
#212


Type BugType Steel

214MHeracross
#214


Type BugType Fighting

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Notes

  1. ^ 20-160 until Generation V.
  2. ^ 14 (x2-5) until Generation V.
  3. ^ 30 in Generation V.

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