Bug Bite (move)

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Bug Bite
むしくい Bug Bite
Bug Bite.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
DPPtHGSS 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 Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
010 Caterpie Caterpie
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 9
013 Weedle Weedle
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 9
168 Ariados Ariados
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
204 Pineco Pineco
Bug Bug 9PtHGSS 9 9 9
205 Forretress Forretress
Bug Bug 1, 9PtHGSS 1, 9 1 1, 9
213 Shuckle Shuckle
Bug Bug 40PtHGSS 40BW
42B2W2
42 42
265 Wurmple Wurmple
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 15
291 Ninjask Ninjask
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
347 Anorith Anorith
Water 3 Water 3 25ORAS 25
401 Kricketot Kricketot
Bug Bug 16PtHGSS 16 16 16
412 Burmy Burmy
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 15
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 1, 15
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 1, 15
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 1, 15
414 Mothim Mothim
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 1, 15
415 Combee Combee
Bug Bug 13PtHGSS 13 13 13
451 Skorupi Skorupi
Bug Water 3 34PtHGSS 34BW
20B2W2
20 20
452 Drapion Drapion
Bug Water 3 34PtHGSS 34BW
20B2W2
20 20
469 Yanmega Yanmega
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
Bug Bug 8 8 8
541 Swadloon Swadloon
Bug Bug 1 1 1
542 Leavanny Leavanny
Bug Bug 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
543 Venipede Venipede
Bug Bug 22 22 22
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
Bug Bug 23 23 23
545 Scolipede Scolipede
Bug Bug 23 23 23
557 Dwebble Dwebble
Bug Mineral 23 23 23
558 Crustle Crustle
Bug Mineral 23 23 23
595 Joltik Joltik
Bug Bug 18 18 18
596 Galvantula Galvantula
Bug Bug 18 18 18
631 Heatmor Heatmor
Field Field 36 36 36
632 Durant Durant
Bug Bug 26 26 16
636 Larvesta Larvesta
Bug Bug 40 40 40
664 Scatterbug Scatterbug
Bug Bug 15 15
736 Grubbin Grubbin
Bug Bug 13
737 Charjabug Charjabug
Bug Bug 13
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
Bug Bug 13
751 Dewpider Dewpider
Water 1 Bug 13
752 Araquanid Araquanid
Water 1 Bug 1, 13
768 Golisopod Golisopod
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
046 Paras Paras
Bug Grass
048 Venonat Venonat
Bug Bug
127 Pinsir Pinsir
Bug Bug
165 Ledyba Ledyba
Bug Bug
283 Surskit Surskit
Water 1 Bug
290 Nincada Nincada
Bug Bug
328 Trapinch Trapinch
Bug Bug
588 Karrablast Karrablast
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 Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS
010 Caterpie Caterpie
Bug Bug
011 Metapod Metapod
Bug Bug
012 Butterfree Butterfree
Bug Bug
013 Weedle Weedle
Bug Bug
014 Kakuna Kakuna
Bug Bug
015 Beedrill Beedrill
Bug Bug
046 Paras Paras
Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect
Bug Grass
048 Venonat Venonat
Bug Bug
049 Venomoth Venomoth
Bug Bug
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell
Grass Grass
071 Victreebel Victreebel
Grass Grass
123 Scyther Scyther
Bug Bug
127 Pinsir Pinsir
Bug Bug
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
165 Ledyba Ledyba
Bug Bug
166 Ledian Ledian
Bug Bug
167 Spinarak Spinarak
Bug Bug
168 Ariados Ariados
Bug Bug
193 Yanma Yanma
Bug Bug
204 Pineco Pineco
Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress
Bug Bug
207 Gligar Gligar
Bug Bug
212 Scizor Scizor
Bug Bug
213 Shuckle Shuckle
Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug
265 Wurmple Wurmple
Bug Bug
266 Silcoon Silcoon
Bug Bug
267 Beautifly Beautifly
Bug Bug
268 Cascoon Cascoon
Bug Bug
269 Dustox Dustox
Bug Bug
283 Surskit Surskit
Water 1 Bug
284 Masquerain Masquerain
Water 1 Bug
290 Nincada Nincada
Bug Bug
291 Ninjask Ninjask
Bug Bug
292 Shedinja Shedinja
Mineral Mineral
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
Bug Human-Like
328 Trapinch Trapinch
Bug Bug
329 Vibrava Vibrava
Bug Bug
330 Flygon Flygon
Bug Bug
347 Anorith Anorith
Water 3 Water 3
348 Armaldo Armaldo
Water 3 Water 3
401 Kricketot Kricketot
Bug Bug
402 Kricketune Kricketune
Bug Bug
412 Burmy Burmy
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash
Bug Bug
414 Mothim Mothim
Bug Bug
415 Combee Combee
Bug Bug
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
Bug Bug
451 Skorupi Skorupi
Bug Water 3
452 Drapion Drapion
Bug Water 3
455 Carnivine Carnivine
Grass Grass
469 Yanmega Yanmega
Bug Bug
472 Gliscor Gliscor
Bug Bug
485 Heatran Heatran
Undiscovered Undiscovered
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
Bug Bug
541 Swadloon Swadloon
Bug Bug
542 Leavanny Leavanny
Bug Bug
543 Venipede Venipede
Bug Bug
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
Bug Bug
545 Scolipede Scolipede
Bug Bug
557 Dwebble Dwebble
Bug Mineral
558 Crustle Crustle
Bug Mineral
588 Karrablast Karrablast
Bug Bug
589 Escavalier Escavalier
Bug Bug
595 Joltik Joltik
Bug Bug
596 Galvantula Galvantula
Bug Bug
616 Shelmet Shelmet
Bug Bug
617 Accelgor Accelgor
Bug Bug
631 Heatmor Heatmor
Field Field
632 Durant Durant
Bug Bug
636 Larvesta Larvesta
Bug Bug
637 Volcarona Volcarona
Bug Bug
649 Genesect Genesect
Undiscovered Undiscovered
664 Scatterbug Scatterbug
Bug Bug
665 Spewpa Spewpa
Bug Bug
666 Vivillon Vivillon
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 Egg Groups Obtained with
165 Ledyba Ledyba
Bug Bug Dream World - Windswept Sky
167 Spinarak Spinarak
Bug Bug Dream World - Spooky Manor
265 Wurmple Wurmple
Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
412 Burmy Burmy
Bug Bug Dream World - Pokémon Café Forest and Rugged Mountain
588 Karrablast Karrablast
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 7%
Duration 0.45 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
CaterpieMetapodButterfreeWeedleKakunaBeedrill
ParasParasectVenonatVenomoth

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Bug Bite had a power of 6.

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

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

Trivia

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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 蟲咬 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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