Struggle Bug (move)

Move data

Type Bug
Category   Special
Power 50
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 5

Machine/Record

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM76
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.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.

Other languages

English Struggle Bug
Japanese むしのていこう (Mushi no Teikō)
German Käfertrutz
French Survinsecte
Italian Entomoblocco
Spanish Estoicismo

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.
Sword​/​Shield While resisting, the user attacks opposing Pokémon. This lowers the Sp. Atk stats of those hit.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Struggle Bug 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.

Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 10
Combee
#415 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 16
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 16
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Level 24
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Level 24
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
Level 1
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 1
Blipbug
#824 / Bug
Level 1
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Level 1
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Level 1
Snom
#872 / Ice · Bug
Level 1
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Bug