Bug Bite (move)

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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 Pokemon.

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 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

CaterpieCaterpie
#010 / Bug
Level 9
WeedleWeedle
#013 / Bug · Poison
Level 9
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
PinecoPineco
#204 / Bug
Level 9
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 9
ShuckleShuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 42
WurmpleWurmple
#265 / Bug
Level 15
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
AnorithAnorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 25
KricketotKricketot
#401 / Bug
Level 16
BurmyBurmy
#412 / Bug
Level 15
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 15
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 1
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 15
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 15
MothimMothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
MothimMothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 15
CombeeCombee
#415 / Bug · Flying
Level 13
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 20
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 20
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
SewaddleSewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Level 8
SwadloonSwadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Level 8
VenipedeVenipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Level 22
WhirlipedeWhirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 23
ScolipedeScolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 23
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 23
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 23
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 18
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 18
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 36
DurantDurant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 16
LarvestaLarvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 40
ScatterbugScatterbug
#664 / Bug
Level 15
GrubbinGrubbin
#736 / Bug
Level 13
CharjabugCharjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 13
VikavoltVikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 13
DewpiderDewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 13
AraquanidAraquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 1
AraquanidAraquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 13
GolisopodGolisopod
#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.

ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Bug
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Bug
PinsirPinsir
#127 / Bug
Bug
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
SurskitSurskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Bug, Water 1
MasquerainMasquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Bug, Water 1
NincadaNincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Bug
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Bug
TrapinchTrapinch
#328 / Ground
Bug
VibravaVibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Bug
FlygonFlygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Bug
KarrablastKarrablast
#588 / Bug
Bug
EscavalierEscavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Bug