Struggle Bug (move)

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Move data

Type Bug
Category Special  Special
Power 50
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 5

Technical/Hidden Machine

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM76
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM76

Effects

Struggle Bug deals damage and lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Changes

In Generation 5, Struggle Bug has base power 30.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Buginium Z and uses its Z-Power, Struggle Bug turns into Savage Spin-Out and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. The targets’ Sp. Atk stat is reduced.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. This lowers the Sp. Atk stat of those hit.
Sun/Moon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. This lowers the Sp. Atk stat of those hit.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Struggle Bug 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.

ShuckleShuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 12
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 15
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
Level 15
KricketotKricketot
#401 / Bug
Level 6
SewaddleSewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Level 22
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Level 22
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 16
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 16
VivillonVivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
CutieflyCutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Level 10
RibombeeRibombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Level 1
RibombeeRibombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Level 10
WimpodWimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
Level 1
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 1