Struggle Bug (move)

Move data

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

Technical/Hidden Machine

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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Struggle Bug 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.

Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 12
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 15
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 15
Kricketot
#401 / Bug
Level 6
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Level 22
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Level 22
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 16
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 16
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Level 10
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Level 1
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Level 10
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
Level 1
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 1

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Struggle Bug in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Gen 6 — TM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Gen 6 — TM
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Gen 6 — TM
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Gen 6 — TM
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Gen 6 — TM
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Gen 6 — TM
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Gen 6 — TM
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Gen 6 — TM
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Gen 6 — TM
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Gen 6 — TM