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.

71
Bug type Pokémon
17
Single type Pokémon
54
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

56.6
HP
Ranked #18
70.7
Attack
Ranked #14
71.5
Defense
Ranked #10
54.1
Sp. Attack
Ranked #18
64.5
Sp. Defense
Ranked #16
60.5
Speed
Ranked #13

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 71 Bug-type Pokémon.
See also:

Caterpie
#010 / Bug
Metapod
#011 / Bug
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Weedle
#013 / Bug · Poison
Kakuna
#014 / Bug · Poison
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
Pinsir
Mega Pinsir
#127 / Bug · Flying
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Scizor
Mega Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Heracross
Mega Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Wurmple
#265 / Bug
Silcoon
#266 / Bug
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Cascoon
#268 / Bug
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
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Kricketot
#401 / Bug
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Burmy
#412 / Bug
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Combee
#415 / Bug · Flying
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · 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
Scatterbug
#664 / Bug
Spewpa
#665 / Bug
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying