Struggle Bug (move)

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Move data

Type Bug
Category Special Special
Power 50
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 5

Technical/Hidden Machine

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM76
X/Y TM76

Effects

Struggle Bug deals damage and lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Changes

In Generation 5, Struggle Bug has base power 30.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. The targets’ Sp. Atk stat is reduced.
X/Y While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. This lowers the Sp. Atk stat of those hit.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Struggle Bug at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 1
Kricketot
#401 / Bug
Level 6
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Level 22
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Level 22
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 16
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 16
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Level 12

Learnt by Machine

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Kricketot
#401 / Bug
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying