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The Bug type is one of the 18 Pokémon elemental types. Many Pokémon that belong to this type evolve quickly. Caterpie, Weedle and Wurmple evolution families are the most recognized examples, evolving at Level 7 and reaching final form at Level 10. This makes them the earliest evolutionary lines to reach their final form among all Pokémon that have 3 stages and evolve by levelling up.

Bug-type Pokémon are statistically known to be weak in their overall base stats, and many different types resist Bug-type moves. Powerful Bug-type attacks are also rather scarce, yet they can still be used to deal with Grass, Psychic and Dark-type Pokémon.

Battle Properties

Offensive

This table shows the effectiveness of Bug-type moves against other types of Pokémon.

Effectiveness Type
Super-effective against: (Damage x2) Grass Psychic Dark
Not very effective against: (Damage x1/2) Fire Flying Steel Poison Ghost
Fighting Fairy
No effect against: (Damage x0) None

Defensive

This table shows the effectiveness of other types of moves against Bug-type Pokémon.

Effectiveness Type
Immune to: (Damage x0) None
Resists: (Damage x1/2) Grass Ground Fighting
Weak to: (Damage x2) Flying Fire Rock

Bug-type Pokémon

Here is a list of currently obtainable Pokémon that belong to this type.

Pure Bug-type Pokémon

Pokédex no. Name Image Obtaining Method
10 Caterpie
Caterpie XY
Catch in Gale Forest
11 Metapod
Metapod XY
Evolve Caterpie at Lv. 7 or above
127 Pinsir
Pinsir XY
Catch on Route 9 by using Headbutt on certain trees
204 Pineco
Pineco XY
Catch on Route 9 by using Headbutt on certain trees
265 Wurmple
Wurmple XY
Catch on Route 1
266 Silcoon
Silcoon XY
Evolve Wurmple at Lv. 7 or above
Evolved form is determined randomly
268 Cascoon
Cascoon XY
313 Volbeat
Volbeat XY
Catch on Route 13
314 Illumise
Illumise XY
401 Kricketot
Kricketot-M XY

Male

Kricketot-F XY

Female

Catch on Route 9 overnight
402 Kricketune
Kricketune-M XY

Male

Kricketune-F XY

Female

Evolve Kricketot at Lv. 10 or above
588 Karrablast
Karrablast XY
Catch in Cosmeos Valley
616 Shelmet
Shelmet XY
617 Accelgor
Accelgor XY
Evolve Shelmet by trading with Karrablast
664 Scatterbug
Scatterbug XY
Breed a female Spewpa or Vivillon
665 Spewpa
Spewpa XY
Catch on Route 9 by using Headbutt on certain trees
Evolve Scatterbug at Lv. 9 or above
736 Grubbin
Grubbin SM
Catch on Lost Islands

Partly Bug-type Pokémon

Pokédex no. Name Type Image Obtaining Method
12 Butterfree BugFlying
Butterfree-M XY

Male

Butterfree-F XY

Female

Evolve Metapod at Lv. 10 or above
13 Weedle BugPoison
Weedle XY
Catch in Gale Forest
14 Kakuna BugPoison
Kakuna XY
Evolve Weedle at Lv. 7 or above
15 Beedrill BugPoison
Beedrill XY
Evolve Kakuna at Lv. 10 or above
Beedrill-Mega ORAS

Mega Beedrill

Purchase Beedrillite from the Stone Shop, Anthian City - Shopping District and equip it on Beedrill
46 Paras BugGrass
Paras XY
Catch on Route 9
47 Parasect BugGrass
Parasect XY
Evolve Paras at Lv. 24 or above
48 Venonat BugPoison
Venonat XY
Catch on Route 9
49 Venomoth BugPoison
Venomoth XY
Evolve Venonat at Lv. 31 or above
123 Scyther BugFlying
Scyther-M XY

Male

Scyther-F XY

Female

Catch on Route 10
212 Scizor BugSteel
Scizor-M XY

Male

Scizor-F XY

Female

Evolve Scyther by trading while holding a Metal Coat
Buy Metal Coat at BP Shop, Colosseum Marketplace
Scizor-Mega XY

Mega Scizor

Purchase Scizorite from the Stone Shop, Anthian City - Shopping District and equip it on Scizor
127 Pinsir BugFlying
Pinsir-Mega XY

Mega Pinsir

Purchase Pinsirite from the Stone Shop, Anthian City - Shopping District and equip it on Pinsir
165 Ledyba BugFlying
Ledyba-M XY

Male

Ledyba-F XY

Female

Catch in Gale Forest
166 Ledian BugFlying
Ledian-M XY

Male

Ledian-F XY

Female

Evolve Ledyba at Lv. 18 or above
167 Spinarak BugPoison
Spinarak XY
Catch on Gale Forest
168 Ariados BugPoison
Ariados XY
Evolve Spinarak at Lv. 22 or above
198 Yanma BugFlying
Yanma XY
Catch on Route 7
469 Yanmega BugFlying
Yanmega XY
Evolve Yanma after learning Ancient Power
Yanma learns Ancient Power at Lv. 33
205 Forretress BugSteel
Forretress XY
Evolve Pineco at Lv. 31 or above
213 Shuckle BugRock
Shuckle XY
Catch by using HM6 Rock Smash on a cracked rock
214 Heracross BugFighting
Heracross-M XY

Male

Heracross-F XY

Female

Catch on Route 9 by using Headbutt on certain trees
Heracross-Mega XY

Mega Heracross

Purchase Heracronite from the Stone Shop, Anthian City - Shopping District and equip it on Heracross
267 Beautifly BugFlying
Beautifly-M XY

Male

Beautifly-F XY

Female

Evolve Silcoon at Lv. 10 or above
269 Dustox BugPoison
Dustox-M XY

Male

Dustox-F XY

Female

Evolve Cascoon at Lv. 10 or above
283 Surskit BugWater
Surskit XY
Catch on Route 7
284 Masquerain BugFlying
Masquerain XY
Evolve Surskit at Lv. 22 or above
290 Nincada BugGround
Nincada XY
Catch on Route 3
291 Ninjask BugFlying
Ninjask XY
Evolve Nincada at Lv. 20 or above
292 Shedinja BugGhost
Shedinja XY
Evolve Nincada at Lv. 20 or above while having an empty team slot and a spare regular Poké Ball
347 Anorith RockBug
Anorith XY
Resurrect a Claw Fossil in Lagoona Lake lab
Dig for Claw Fossil in Lagoona Trenches
348 Armaldo RockBug
Armaldo XY
Evolve Anorith at Lv. 40 or above
415 Combee BugFlying
Combee-M XY

Male


Combee-F XY

Female

Catch by slathering honey on the beehive tree of Route 10
416 Vespiqueen BugFlying
Vespiquen XY
Evolve female Combee at Lv. 21 or above
540 Sewaddle BugGrass
Sewaddle XY
Catch on Route 9
541 Swadloon BugGrass
Swadloon XY
Evolve Sewaddle at Lv. 20 or above
542 Leavanny BugGrass
Leavanny XY
Evolve Swadloon with high happiness
543 Venipede BugPoison
Venipede XY
Catch on Route 9
544 Whirlipede BugPoison
Whirlipede XY
Evolve Venipede at Lv. 22 or above
545 Scolipede BugPoison
Scolipede XY
Evolve Whirlipede at Lv. 30 or above
557 Dwebble BugRock
Dwebble XY
Catch by HM6 using Rock Smash on a cracked rock
558 Crustle BugRock
Crustle XY
Evolve Dwebble at Lv. 34 or above
589 Escavalier BugSteel
Escavalier XY
Evolve Karrablast by trading with Shelmet
595 Joltik BugElectric
Joltik XY
Catch on Route 13
596 Galvantula BugElectric
Galvantula XY
Evolve Joltik at Lv. 36 or above
632 Durant BugSteel
Durant XY
Catch by using Dig at the dirt piles on Route 6
636 Larvesta BugFire
Larvesta XY
Catch in Steam Chamber
637 Volcarona BugFire
Volcarona XY
Evolve Larvesta at Lv. 59 or above
666 Vivillon BugFlying
  • Meadow Pattern
  • Modern Pattern
  • Marine Pattern
  • Ocean Pattern
  • Sun Pattern
  • Icy Snow Pattern
  • Sandstorm Pattern
  • Monsoon Pattern
  • Polar Pattern
  • Elegant Pattern
  • Garden Pattern
  • Continental Pattern
  • Archipelago Pattern
  • High Plains Pattern
  • Jungle Pattern
  • River Pattern
  • Savannah Pattern
  • Tundra Pattern
Evolve Spewpa at Lv. 12 or above
737 Charjabug BugElectric
Charjabug SM
Evolve Grubbin at Lv. 20 or above
738 Vikavolt BugElectric
Vikavolt SM
Evolve Charjabug by leveling up on Route 3
742 Cutiefly BugFairy
Cutiefly SM
Catch on Lost Islands - Deep Jungle
743 Ribombee BugFairy
Ribombee SM
Evolve Cutiefly at Lv. 25 or above
751 Dewpider WaterBug
Dewpider SM
Catch on Lost Islands - Deep Jungle
752 Araquanid WaterBug
Araquanid SM
Evolve Dewpider at Lv. 22 or above

Bug-type Moves

Move Category Power Accuracy PP (Max PP) Description
Attack Order
Physical Category
90 100% 15 (24) The user calls out its underlings to pummel the target. Critical hits land more easily.
Bug Bite
Physical Category
60 100% 20 (32) The user bites the target. If the target is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.
Bug Buzz
Special Category
90 100% 10 (16) The user vibrates its wings to generate a damaging sound wave. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
Defend Order
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user calls out its underlings to shield its body, raising its Defense and Sp. Def stats.
Fell Stinger
Physical Category
30 100% 25 (40) When the user knocks out a target with this move, the user’s Attack stat rises drastically.
First Impression
Physical Category
90 100% 10 (16) Although this move has great power, it only works the first turn the user is in battle. Priority +2
Fury Cutter
Physical Category
40 95% 20 (32) The target is slashed with scythes or claws. Its power increases if it hits in succession.
Heal Order
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user calls out its underlings to heal it. The user regains up to half of its max HP.
Infestation
Special Category
20 100% 20 (32) The target is infested and attacked for four to five turns. The target can't flee during this time.
Leech Life
Physical Category
80 100% 10 (16) The user drains the target's blood. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
Lunge
Physical Category
80 100% 15 (24) The user makes a lunge at the target, attacking with full force. This also lowers the target’s Attack stat.
Megahorn
Physical Category
120 85% 10 (16) Using its tough and impressive horn, the user rams into the target with no letup.
Pin Missile
Physical Category
25 95% 20 (32) Sharp spikes are shot at the target in rapid succession. They hit two to five times in a row.
Pollen Puff
Special Category
90 100% 15 (24) The user attacks the enemy with a pollen puff that explodes. If the target is an ally, it gives the ally a pollen puff that restores its HP instead.
Powder
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user covers the target in a powder that explodes and damages the target if it uses a Fire-type move.
Quiver Dance
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user lightly performs a beautiful, mystic dance. It boosts the user's Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed stats.
Rage Powder
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user scatters a cloud of irritating powder to draw attention to itself. Opponents aim only at the user.
Savage Spin-Out Varies Varies ---% 1 (1) The user binds the target with full force with threads of silk that the user spits using its Z-Power. The power varies, depending on the original move.
Signal Beam
Special Category
75 100% 15 (24) The user attacks with a sinister beam of light. It may also confuse the target.
Silver Wind
Special Category
60 100% 5 (8) The target is attacked with powdery scales blown by wind. It may also raise all the user's stats.
Spider Web
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user ensnares the target with thin, gooey silk so it can't flee from battle.
Steamroller
Physical Category
60 100% 20 (32) The user crushes its targets by rolling over them with its rolled-up body. This attack may make the target flinch.
Sticky Web
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user weaves a sticky net around the opposing team, which lowers their Speed stat upon switching into battle.
String Shot
Status Category
--- 95% 40 (64) The targets are bound with silk blown from the user's mouth. This silk reduces the targets' Speed stat.
Struggle Bug
Special Category
50 100% 20 (32) While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. The targets' Sp. Atk stat is reduced.
Tail Glow
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user stares at flashing lights to focus its mind, drastically raising its Sp. Atk stat.
Twineedle
Physical Category
25 100% 20 (32) The user damages the target twice in succession by jabbing it with two spikes. It may also poison the target.
U-turn
Physical Category
70 100% 20 (32) After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.
X-Scissor
Physical Category
80 100% 15 (24) The user slashes at the target by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors.

Trivia

  • Despite having different distribution of base stats, Scizor and its pre-evolution Scyther both have a base stat total of 500. In fact, Scizor is the only Pokémon to not have its base stat total changed upon evolving.