Struggle Bug (move)

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Struggle Bug
むしのていこう Insect Opposition
Struggle Bug.png
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Type  Bug
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Struggle Bug (Japanese: むしのていこう Insect Opposition) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation V. It is TM76 in Generations V and VI.

Effect

Generation V

Struggle Bug inflicts damage and lowers the target's Special Attack stat by one stage. It also affects both opponents in Double Battles and all reachable opponents in Triple Battles.

Generation VI

Struggle Bug's power changed from 30 to 50.

Description

Games Description
BW While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. The targets' Sp. Atk stat is reduced.
B2W2 Resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. The targets' Sp. Atk stat is reduced.
XYORAS
SM
While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. This lowers the Sp. Atk stat of those hit.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1BW
12B2W2
12 12
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like 15ORAS 15
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like 15ORAS 15
401 Kricketot Kricketot
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 6 6 6
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 22 22 22
542 Leavanny Leavanny
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 22 22 22
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 16 16 16
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 16 16 16
666 Vivillon Vivillon
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 12 1
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy 10
743 Ribombee Ribombee
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy 1, 10
767 Wimpod Wimpod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 1
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM76
VI
TM76
VII
--
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC 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
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
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
267 Beautifly Beautifly
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC 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
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
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
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
472 Gliscor Gliscor
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
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
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
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.


In the anime

None.png Charles Accelgor Struggle Bug.png None.png None.png
Accelgor
While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
617 Accelgor Accelgor's body briefly becomes surrounded in a red aura. The aura then fades away until the opponent's attack comes towards it. Accelgor then crouches its body together and a brighter red aura appears around it. Accelgor then opens its arms and a huge dome of red energy bursts out of its body, blocking the opponent's attack.
Charles's Accelgor The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue! Debut
127 Pinsir Pinsir fires several blasts of green energy at the opponent.
Levi and Cherie's Pinsir Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel None
214 Heracross Heracross fires several blasts of green energy at the opponent.
Levi and Cherie's Heracross Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel None
214M Heracross A light green ball of energy forms in front of Mega Heracross's larger horn. It then it fires several blasts of light-green energy from the ball at the opponent and a light green ring of aura bursts from around the light green balls at they are fired.
Levi and Cherie's Heracross Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel None
127M Pinsir Mega Pinsir fires multiple blasts of light green balls of energy from in front of its mouth at the opponent and a light green ring of aura bursts from around the light green balls at they are fired.
Levi and Cherie's Pinsir Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Struggle Bug 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 蟲之抵抗 Chùhng-jī Dáikong *
Mandarin 蟲之抵抗 / 虫之抵抗 Chóng-zhī Dǐkàng *
蟲的抵抗 Chóng-de Dǐkàng *
France Flag.png French Survinsecte
Germany Flag.png German Käfertrutz
Italy Flag.png Italian Entomoblocco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 벌레의저항 Bulrae-eui Jauhang
Poland Flag.png Polish Waleczny Insekt
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Fúria Insecta
Ira Insecta (manga)
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Forcejeo Insecto
Spain Flag.png Spain Estoicismo


Generation V TMs
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7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS


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