Bug (type)

Most Bug Pokémon grow quickly and evolve sooner than other types. As a result, they are often very weak. In Generation I, bugs were almost useless since the few Bug type moves available were very weak. The situation improved in later games with better moves and an advantage against the Dark type.

83
Bug type Pokémon
18
Single type Pokémon
65
Dual type Pokémon
29
Bug-type moves

Attack pros & cons

Bug moves are super-effective against:

Grass Psychic Dark

Bug moves are not very effective against:

Fire Fighting Poison Flying Ghost Steel Fairy

Defense pros & cons

These types are not very effective against Bug Pokémon:

Grass Fighting Ground

These types are super-effective against Bug Pokémon:

Fire Flying Rock

Dual-type attack pros & cons

This chart shows the strength of the Bug type against every type combination. The fraction of damage a Bug type move will deal is shown - ½ means 50% damage (not very effective), 2 means 200% (super-effective) and so on.

Nor Fir Wat Ele Gra Ice Fig Poi Gro Fly Psy Bug Roc Gho Dra Dar Ste Fai
Normal ½ 2 ½ ½ ½ 2 ½ 2 ½ ½
Fire ½ ½ ½ ½ ¼ ¼ ½ ¼ ½ ½ ¼ ½ ¼ ¼
Water ½ 2 ½ ½ ½ 2 ½ 2 ½ ½
Electric ½ 2 ½ ½ ½ 2 ½ 2 ½ ½
Grass 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 4
Ice ½ 2 ½ ½ ½ 2 ½ 2 ½ ½
Fighting ½ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ¼ ½ ¼ ½ ½ ¼ ½ ¼ ¼
Poison ½ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ¼ ½ ¼ ½ ½ ¼ ½ ¼ ¼
Ground ½ 2 ½ ½ ½ 2 ½ 2 ½ ½
Flying ½ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ¼ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ¼ ½ ¼ ¼
Psychic 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 4
Bug ½ 2 ½ ½ ½ 2 ½ 2 ½ ½
Rock ½ 2 ½ ½ ½ 2 ½ 2 ½ ½
Ghost ½ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ¼ ¼ ½ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ¼ ¼
Dragon ½ 2 ½ ½ ½ 2 ½ 2 ½ ½
Dark 2 2 2 4 2 2 4 2 2 2
Steel ½ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ¼ ¼ ½ ¼ ½ ½ ¼ ½ ¼
Fairy ½ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ¼ ¼ ½ ¼ ½ ½ ¼ ½ ¼

Bug Pokémon stat averages

57.2
HP
Ranked #18
72.7
Attack
Ranked #16
72.2
Defense
Ranked #12
55.9
Sp. Attack
Ranked #18
65.1
Sp. Defense
Ranked #17
62.8
Speed
Ranked #13

Notable Bug-type trainers



Bugsy
Azalea Town gym leader
Gold/Silver/Crystal


Aaron
Elite Four
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum


Bugsy
Azalea Town gym leader
HeartGold/SoulSilver


Burgh
Castelia City gym leader
Black/White/Black 2/White 2


Viola
Santalune City gym leader
X/Y

Bug Pokémon

There are 83 Bug-type Pokémon.
See also:

Metapod
#011 / Bug
Weedle
#013 / Bug · Poison
Kakuna
#014 / Bug · Poison
Beedrill
Mega Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Pinsir
Mega Pinsir
#127 / Bug · Flying
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Scizor
Mega Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Heracross
Mega Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
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
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
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water