Bug Bite (move)

Move data

Type Bug
Category   Physical
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Bug Bite deals damage, and if the target is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect. For example, if the target is holding a Sitrus Berry the user will recover 14 of the its HP.

Bug Bite cannot steal a berry from a Substitute.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Buginium Z and uses its Z-Power, Bug Bite turns into Savage Spin-Out and has base power 120.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Bug Bite
Japanese むしくい (Mushi Kui)
German Käferbiss
French Piqûre
Italian Coleomorso
Spanish Picadura

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user bites the foe. If the foe is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user bites the target. If the target is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user bites the target. If the target is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user bites the target. If the target is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bug Bite at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Caterpie
#010 / Bug
Level 9
Weedle
#013 / Bug · Poison
Level 9
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Level 9
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 9
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 42
Wurmple
#265 / Bug
Level 15
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 25
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 25
Kricketot
#401 / Bug
Level 16
Burmy
#412 / Bug
Level 15
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 15
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 1
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 15
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 15
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 15
Combee
#415 / Bug · Flying
Level 13
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 20
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 20
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Level 8
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Level 8
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Level 22
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 23
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 23
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 23
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 23
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 18
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 18
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 36
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 16
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 40
Scatterbug
#664 / Bug
Level 15
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Level 13
Charjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 13
Vikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 13
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 13
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 1
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 13
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 10

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Bug Bite as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Bug
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Bug
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Bug

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Bug Bite from a move tutor in the games.

Caterpie
#010 / Bug
Metapod
#011 / Bug
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
Mew
#151 / Psychic
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
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Wurmple
#265 / Bug
Silcoon
#266 / Bug
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Cascoon
#268 / Bug
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Kricketot
#401 / 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
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Spewpa
#665 / Bug
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Bug Bite in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor