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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. Many of the bug-type pokemon evolutions 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. (Ironically, the Pokemon that evolves the latest out of all level-evolving Pokemon, Larvesta, happens to be a Bug-type.)

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.
    • 8 moves are of the Clever type type.
    • 6 moves are of the Cool type type.
    • 5 moves are of the Beautiful type type.
    • 4 moves are of the Cute type type.
    • 2 moves are of the Tough type type.

List of Bug-type moves

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Attack Order Physical type Clever type Generation IV 90
Bug Bite Physical type Cute type[1] Generation IV 60
Bug Buzz Special type Beautiful type[2] Generation IV 90
Defend Order Other type Clever type Generation IV -
Fell Stinger Physical type Cool type Generation VI 30
First Impression Physical type - Generation VII 90
Fury Cutter Physical type Cool type Generation II 40-160[3]
Heal Order Other type Clever type Generation IV -
Infestation Special type Cute type Generation VI 20
Leech Life Physical type Clever type Generation I 20
Lunge Physical type - Generation VII 80
Megahorn Physical type Cool type Generation II 120
Pin Missile Physical type Cool type Generation II 25 (x2-5)[4]
Pollen Puff Special type - Generation VII 90
Powder Other type Clever type Generation VI -
Quiver Dance Other type Beautiful type Generation V -
Rage Powder Other type Clever 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 Tough type Generation V 65
Sticky Web Other type Tough type Generation VI -
String Shot Other type Clever type Generation I -
Struggle Bug Special type Cute type Generation V 50[5]
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 Cool type[6] 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
Immune
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
[7]
×2
Type BugType Electric
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
Type BugType Fairy
½
½
×0
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×2
×2
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
[8]
×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
[9]
×2
½
Type BugType Ground
×0
½
×2
×2
½
×2
½
×2
Type BugType Poison
½
[10]
½
¼
×2
×2
¼
½
[11]
×2
×2
Type BugType Rock
½
½
×2
×2
×2
Type BugType Steel
½
[12]
½
½
×4
[13]
¼
½
½
×0
½
½
Type BugType Water
×2
½
×2
½
½
×2
½
½

Bug-type-Pokémon Trainers

Bug-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders

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

Bug-type-Pokémon Elite Four Members

Competence Category
VSAaron
Aaron
Sinnoh Elite Four

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
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

412ABurmy
#412
----

Type Bug

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

Type Bug

616Shelmet
#616
----

Type Bug

617Accelgor
#617
----

Type Bug

664Scatterbug
#664
----

Type Bug

665Spewpa
#665
----

Type Bug

736Grubbin
#736
----

Type Bug

Primary Bug-type Pokémon

56 Pokémon are primary Bug type. (70.89% 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

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

Type BugType Electric

738Vikavolt
#738
----

Type BugType Electric

742Cutiefly
#742
----

Type BugType Fairy

743Ribombee
#743
----

Type BugType Fairy

767Wimpod
#767
----

Type BugType Water

768Golisopod
#768
----

Type BugType Water

Buzzwole Pheromosa
794Buzzwole
#794
----

Type BugType Fighting

795Pheromosa
#795
----

Type BugType Fighting

Secondary Bug-type Pokémon

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

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

Type RockType Bug

348Armaldo
#348
----

Type RockType Bug

451Skorupi
#451
----

Type PoisonType Bug

751Dewpider
#751
----

Type WaterType Bug

752Araquanid
#752
----

Type WaterType Bug

Pokémon with Bug-type alternate formes

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

Mega Beedrill Mega Pinsir Mega Scizor Mega Heracross Arceus Silvally
015MBeedrill
#015
----

Type BugType Poison

127MPinsir
#127
----

Type BugType Flying

212MScizor
#212
----

Type BugType Steel

214MHeracross
#214
----

Type BugType Fighting

493Arceus Bug Dream
#493
----

Type Bug[14]

773Silvally Bug Dream
#773
----

Type Bug[15]

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, 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.
  • 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. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Tough type-type move.
  2. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Cute type-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-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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