Bug Buzz (move)

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Bug Buzz
むしのさざめき Insect Noise
Bug Buzz VI.png
Bug Buzz VI 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
DPPtHGSSPBR 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 Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 40 42 42 31
049 Venomoth Venomoth
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 59 59 1, 59 1, 59
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 41 41 41 33
166 Ledian Ledian
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 53 53 53 38
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 57 57 57 57
267 Beautifly Beautifly
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 41 41 41XY
35ORAS
35
269 Dustox Dustox
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 41 41 41XY
35ORAS
35
284 Masquerain Masquerain
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 61 61 1, 61XY
1, 42ORAS
1, 42
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like 41 41 41XY
40ORAS
40
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like 41 41 41XY
40ORAS
40
329 Vibrava Vibrava
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 29ORAS 29
402 Kricketune Kricketune
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 34DP
46PtHGSS
46 46 46
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 50
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sand Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 50
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 50
414 Mothim Mothim
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 47 47 47 50
415 Combee Combee
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 29B2W2 29 29
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 54DP
57PtHGSS
57 1, 57 1, 57
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 36 36 36
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 28 28 28
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 28 28 28
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 48 48 48
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 60 60 60
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 44 44 44
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 44 44 44
636 Larvesta Larvesta
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug 70 70 70
637 Volcarona Volcarona
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug 70 1, 70 1, 70
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 55 55 55
666 Vivillon Vivillon
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 35 35
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 31
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy 26
743 Ribombee Ribombee
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy 28
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png 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 90
Energy bar 2
Duration 3.7 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
ButterfreeVenomothScytherLedian
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Bug Buzz had a power of 50.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Bug Buzz had a power of 75 and a duration of 4.25 seconds.

Scyther may only know this move if it was obtained before February 16, 2017.

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

Core series games

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

Spin-off series games

Bug Buzz 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

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 Vómvos
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
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Zumbido de Inseto (games)
Zumbido (anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Zumbido
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zumbido
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Côn Trùng Kêu


Variations of the move Psychic
Special PsychicBug BuzzEarth PowerEnergy Ball


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