Bug Buzz (move)

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Bug Buzz
むしのさざめき Insect Noise
Bug Buzz.png
Bug Buzz 2.png
Type  Bug
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
  • Is a sound-based move
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Judge's Voltage goes up.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Bug Buzz (Japanese: むしのさざめき Insect Noise) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Bug Buzz does damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage. Pokémon with the Ability Soundproof are not affected by this move.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user vibrates its wings to generate a damaging sound wave. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The user vibrates its wings to generate a damaging sound wave. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
XYORAS The user vibrates its wings to generate a damaging sound wave. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
SM The user generates a damaging sound wave by vibration. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
012 Butterfree Butterfree
Bug Bug 40 42 42 31
049 Venomoth Venomoth
Bug Bug 59 59 1, 59 1, 59
165 Ledyba Ledyba
Bug Bug 41 41 41 33
166 Ledian Ledian
Bug Bug 53 53 53 38
193 Yanma Yanma
Bug Bug 57 57 57 57
267 Beautifly Beautifly
Bug Bug 41 41 41XY
35ORAS
35
269 Dustox Dustox
Bug Bug 41 41 41XY
35ORAS
35
284 Masquerain Masquerain
Water 1 Bug 61 61 1, 61XY
1, 42ORAS
1, 42
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Bug Human-Like 41 41 41XY
40ORAS
40
314 Illumise Illumise
Bug Human-Like 41 41 41XY
40ORAS
40
329 Vibrava Vibrava
Bug Bug 29ORAS 29
402 Kricketune Kricketune
Bug Bug 34DP
46PtHGSS
46 46 46
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Bug 50
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sand Cloak
Bug Bug 50
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Bug 50
414 Mothim Mothim
Bug Bug 47 47 47 50
415 Combee Combee
Bug Bug 29B2W2 29 29
469 Yanmega Yanmega
Bug Bug 54DP
57PtHGSS
57 1, 57 1, 57
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
Bug Bug 36 36 36
588 Karrablast Karrablast
Bug Bug 28 28 28
589 Escavalier Escavalier
Bug Bug 28 28 28
595 Joltik Joltik
Bug Bug 48 48 48
596 Galvantula Galvantula
Bug Bug 60 60 60
616 Shelmet Shelmet
Bug Bug 44 44 44
617 Accelgor Accelgor
Bug Bug 44 44 44
636 Larvesta Larvesta
Bug Bug 70 70 70
637 Volcarona Volcarona
Bug Bug 70 1, 70 1, 70
649 Genesect Genesect
Undiscovered Undiscovered 55 55 55
666 Vivillon Vivillon
Bug Bug 35 35
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
Bug Bug 31
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
Bug Fairy 26
743 Ribombee Ribombee
Bug Fairy 28
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
Undiscovered Undiscovered 53
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
123 Scyther Scyther
Bug Bug
165 Ledyba Ledyba
Bug Bug
290 Nincada Nincada
Bug Bug
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
Bug Human-Like
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 GO

Bug Buzz
Special Attack
Type Bug
Power 75
Energy bar 2
Duration 4.25 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
ButterfreeVenomothScyther

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Bug Buzz had a power of 50.

In the anime

Nando Kricketune Bug Buzz.png Nando Kricketune Bug Buzz weaken.png Karrablast Bug Buzz.png Luke Larvesta Bug Buzz.png
Kricketune Making the foe weak Karrablast Larvesta
The user emits red sound waves which lowers the opponents defense.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
402 Kricketune Kricketune's wings glow red and points its antennae in the air. Its antennae then vibrate and red sound waves come out of them, creating a siren-like sound which hurts the opponent. The sound waves then come together and Kricketune can fire it as a red beam at the opponent using its arms.
Nando's Kricketune Coming Full - Festival Circle! Debut
636 Larvesta Larvesta calls out loudly, which releases red sound waves from its body at the opponent. When the sound waves reach the opponent, it hurts its head.
Luke's Larvesta The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk! None
588 Karrablast Karrablast opens its mouth and lets out a loud buzz with red waves.
Nursery's Karrablast Unrest at the Nursery! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Bug Buzz IV.png Bug Buzz 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蟲鳴 Chùhngmìhng
Mandarin 蟲鳴 / 虫鸣 Chóngmíng
France Flag.png French Bourdon
Germany Flag.png German Käfergebrumm
Greece Flag.png Greek Βόμβος
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Dengungan Serangga
Italy Flag.png Italian Ronzio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 벌레의야단법석 Beolle-yi Yadanbeopseok
Poland Flag.png Polish Brzęczenie
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Zumbido
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zumbido


Variations of the move Psychic
Special PsychicBug BuzzEarth PowerEnergy Ball


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