Bug Bite (move)

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Bug Bite
むしくい Bug Bite
Bug Bite VI.png
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Type  Bug
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Bug Bite (Japanese: むしくい Bug Bite) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Bug Bite inflicts damage. If the target is holding a Berry, the user will eat the Berry and gain its effect. Bug Bite will not eat the Berry of a target that is behind a substitute. Bug Bite will not consume the Berry of a target that has the Ability Sticky Hold.

The effect of a Jaboca or Tanga Berry will activate before the Berry can be stolen. Berries like Liechi or Sitrus Berries will be eaten by the attacker, regardless of them meeting their consumption requirement upon taking damage from Bug Bite.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user bites the foe. If the foe is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user bites the target. If the target is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
010 Caterpie Caterpie
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 9
013 Weedle Weedle
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 9
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
204 Pineco Pineco
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 9PtHGSS 9 9 9
205 Forretress Forretress
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 9PtHGSS 1, 9 1 1, 9
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug 40PtHGSS 40BW
42B2W2
42 42
265 Wurmple Wurmple
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 15
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
347 Anorith Anorith
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 25ORAS 25
401 Kricketot Kricketot
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 16PtHGSS 16 16 16
412 Burmy Burmy
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 15
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 1, 15
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 1, 15
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 1, 15
414 Mothim Mothim
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 1, 15
415 Combee Combee
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 13PtHGSS 13 13 13
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 34PtHGSS 34BW
20B2W2
20 20
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 34PtHGSS 34BW
20B2W2
20 20
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 8 8 8
541 Swadloon Swadloon
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1
542 Leavanny Leavanny
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
543 Venipede Venipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 22 22 22
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 23 23 23
545 Scolipede Scolipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 23 23 23
557 Dwebble Dwebble
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral 23 23 23
558 Crustle Crustle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral 23 23 23
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 18 18 18
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 18 18 18
631 Heatmor Heatmor
FireIC Big.png Field Field 36 36 36
632 Durant Durant
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 26 26 16
636 Larvesta Larvesta
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug 40 40 40
664 Scatterbug Scatterbug
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 15 15
736 Grubbin Grubbin
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 13
737 Charjabug Charjabug
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 13
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 13
751 Dewpider Dewpider
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 13
752 Araquanid Araquanid
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 1, 13
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 10
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
048 Venonat Venonat
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
283 Surskit Surskit
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
328 Trapinch Trapinch
GroundIC Big.png Bug Bug
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS
010 Caterpie Caterpie
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
011 Metapod Metapod
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
013 Weedle Weedle
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
014 Kakuna Kakuna
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
048 Venonat Venonat
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
049 Venomoth Venomoth
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
071 Victreebel Victreebel
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
166 Ledian Ledian
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
204 Pineco Pineco
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
265 Wurmple Wurmple
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
266 Silcoon Silcoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
267 Beautifly Beautifly
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
268 Cascoon Cascoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
269 Dustox Dustox
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
283 Surskit Surskit
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
284 Masquerain Masquerain
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
328 Trapinch Trapinch
GroundIC Big.png Bug Bug
329 Vibrava Vibrava
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
330 Flygon Flygon
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
347 Anorith Anorith
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
348 Armaldo Armaldo
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
401 Kricketot Kricketot
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
402 Kricketune Kricketune
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
412 Burmy Burmy
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
414 Mothim Mothim
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
415 Combee Combee
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
455 Carnivine Carnivine
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
472 Gliscor Gliscor
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
485 Heatran Heatran
FireIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
541 Swadloon Swadloon
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
542 Leavanny Leavanny
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
543 Venipede Venipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
545 Scolipede Scolipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
557 Dwebble Dwebble
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral
558 Crustle Crustle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
631 Heatmor Heatmor
FireIC Big.png Field Field
632 Durant Durant
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
636 Larvesta Larvesta
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug
637 Volcarona Volcarona
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
664 Scatterbug Scatterbug
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
665 Spewpa Spewpa
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
666 Vivillon Vivillon
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug Dream World - Windswept Sky
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug Dream World - Spooky Manor
265 Wurmple Wurmple
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
412 Burmy Burmy
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug Dream World - Pokémon Café Forest and Rugged Mountain
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

If Bug Bite is used on any member of the player's team, a random food item such as a Seed, Apple, or Max Elixir in their bag is eaten by the user.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
★★★
Power = 36 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = After attacking, it steals any recovery item the opponent is holding and uses it immediately. This has no effect on the attacker's held item.
Used by : Pineco   Sewaddle

Pokémon GO

Bug Bite
Fast Attack
Type Bug
Power 5
Energy boost 6%
Duration 0.5 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
CaterpieMetapodButterfreeWeedleKakunaBeedrill
ParasParasectVenonatVenomothPinsirLedyba
LedianSpinarakPinecoForretress
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Bug Bite had a power of 6.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Bug Bite had an energy gain of 7% and a duration of 0.45 seconds.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 21, 2017, Bug Bite had a duration of 0.95 seconds.

Butterfree, Beedrill, Parasect, and Venomoth may only know this move if it was obtained before February 16, 2017.

Description

Games Description
Conq. The user bites the target. If the target is holding an item, the user eats it and gains its effect.

In the anime

None.png Ash Sewaddle Bug Bite.png None.png None.png
Sewaddle
The user gnaws on the opponent with its fangs.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle's teeth glow white and grow slightly longer. It then bites down on the opponent repeatedly while dragging its head back and forth where it's biting.
Ash's Sewaddle Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Bug Bite IV.png Bug Bite V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Bug Bite PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Bug Bite is the only Bug-type Tough move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蟲咬 Chùhngngáauh
Mandarin 蟲咬 / 虫咬 Chóngyǎo
France Flag.png French Piqûre
Germany Flag.png German Käferbiss
Greece Flag.png Greek Τσίμπημα Εντόμου
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Serangga Menggigit
Italy Flag.png Italian Coleomorso
South Korea Flag.png Korean 벌레먹음 Beolle Meok'eum
Poland Flag.png Polish Ukąszenie
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Mordida de Inseto
Picada (TCG)
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Picadura de Insecto
Spain Flag.png Spain Picadura


Variations of the move Bug Bite
Physical Bug BitePluck


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