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.

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Bug Bite by the various move tutors in the games.

Metapod
#011 / Bug
Weedle
#013 / Bug · Poison
Kakuna
#014 / Bug · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Wurmple
#265 / Bug
Silcoon
#266 / Bug
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
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · 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
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Spewpa
#665 / Bug
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug

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