Bug (type)

Most Bug Pokémon grow quickly and evolve sooner than other types. As a result, they are often very weak. In Generation I, bugs were almost useless since the few Bug type moves available were very weak. The situation improved in later games with better moves and an advantage against the Dark type.

72
Bug type Pokémon
17
Single type Pokémon
55
Dual type Pokémon
25
Bug-type moves

Attack pros & cons

Bug moves are super-effective against:

Bug moves are not very effective against:

Defense pros & cons

These types are not very effective against Bug Pokémon:

These types are super-effective against Bug Pokémon:

Dual-type attack pros & cons

This chart shows the strength of the Bug type against every type combination. The fraction of damage a Bug type move will deal is shown - ½ means 50% damage (not very effective), 2 means 200% (super-effective) and so on.

Nor Fir Wat Ele Gra Ice Fig Poi Gro Fly Psy Bug Roc Gho Dra Dar Ste Fai
Normal ½2½½½2½2½½
Fire ½½½½¼¼½¼½½¼½¼¼
Water ½2½½½2½2½½
Electric ½2½½½2½2½½
Grass 2222242224
Ice ½2½½½2½2½½
Fighting ½¼½½½¼½¼½½¼½¼¼
Poison ½¼½½½¼½¼½½¼½¼¼
Ground ½2½½½2½2½½
Flying ½¼½½½¼¼½½½¼½¼¼
Psychic 2224222224
Bug ½2½½½2½2½½
Rock ½2½½½2½2½½
Ghost ½¼½½½¼¼½¼½½½¼¼
Dragon ½2½½½2½2½½
Dark 2224224222
Steel ½¼½½½¼¼½¼½½¼½¼
Fairy ½¼½½½¼¼½¼½½¼½¼

Bug Pokémon stat averages

56.7
HP
Ranked #18
71.8
Attack
Ranked #15
71.1
Defense
Ranked #11
53.6
Sp. Attack
Ranked #18
64.7
Sp. Defense
Ranked #17
61.7
Speed
Ranked #12

Notable Bug-type trainers


Bugsy
Azalea Town gym leader
Gold/Silver/Crystal

Aaron
Elite Four
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum

Bugsy
Azalea Town gym leader
HeartGold/SoulSilver

Burgh
Castelia City gym leader
Black/White/Black 2/White 2

Viola
Santalune City gym leader
X/Y

Bug Pokémon

There are 72 Bug-type Pokémon.
See also:

CaterpieCaterpie
#010 / Bug
MetapodMetapod
#011 / Bug
ButterfreeButterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
WeedleWeedle
#013 / Bug · Poison
KakunaKakuna
#014 / Bug · Poison
BeedrillBeedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Beedrill (Mega Beedrill)Beedrill
Mega Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
ScytherScyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
PinsirPinsir
#127 / Bug
Pinsir (Mega Pinsir)Pinsir
Mega Pinsir
#127 / Bug · Flying
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
PinecoPineco
#204 / Bug
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Scizor (Mega Scizor)Scizor
Mega Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
ShuckleShuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Heracross (Mega Heracross)Heracross
Mega Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
WurmpleWurmple
#265 / Bug
SilcoonSilcoon
#266 / Bug
BeautiflyBeautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
CascoonCascoon
#268 / Bug
DustoxDustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
SurskitSurskit
#283 / Bug · Water
MasquerainMasquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
NincadaNincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
AnorithAnorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
KricketotKricketot
#401 / Bug
KricketuneKricketune
#402 / Bug
BurmyBurmy
#412 / Bug
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
MothimMothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
CombeeCombee
#415 / Bug · Flying
VespiquenVespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
SewaddleSewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
SwadloonSwadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
VenipedeVenipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
WhirlipedeWhirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
ScolipedeScolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
KarrablastKarrablast
#588 / Bug
EscavalierEscavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
DurantDurant
#632 / Bug · Steel
LarvestaLarvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
ScatterbugScatterbug
#664 / Bug
SpewpaSpewpa
#665 / Bug
VivillonVivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying