Bug Bite (move)

Move data

Type Bug
Category   Physical
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? Yes
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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Caterpie
#010 / Bug
Level 9
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Level 16
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 30
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 29
Combee
#415 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 18
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 18
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Level 20
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 20
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 20
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 12
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 12
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 8
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 15
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 16
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 24
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 24
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Level 10
Charjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
Vikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 4
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 1
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 16
Sizzlipede
#850 / Fire · Bug
Level 20
Centiskorch
#851 / Fire · Bug
Level 20

Learnt by breeding

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

Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Bug
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Snom
#872 / Ice · Bug
Bug
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Bug