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Struggle Bug (move)

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  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

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

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.
XY While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. This lowers the Sp. Atk stat of those hit.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
213 Shuckle Shuckle Bug Rock -- 12 12
401 Kricketot Kricketot Bug Bug 6 6
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle Bug Grass 22 22
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass 22 22
616 Shelmet Shelmet Bug Bug 16 16
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug 16 16
666 Vivillon Vivillon Bug Flying   12
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 Type Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM76
VI
TM76
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel
213 Shuckle Shuckle Bug Rock
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison
283 Surskit Surskit Bug Water
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug
328 Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
401 Kricketot Kricketot Bug Bug
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle Bug Grass
541 Swadloon Swadloon Bug Grass
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass
543 Venipede Venipede Bug Poison
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede Bug Poison
545 Scolipede Scolipede Bug Poison
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric
616 Shelmet Shelmet Bug Bug
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel
636 Larvesta Larvesta Bug Fire
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
666 Vivillon Vivillon Bug Flying
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

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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Mandarin Chinese 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
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Fúria Insecta
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Forcejeo Insecto
Spain Flag.png Spain Estoicismo


Generation V TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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Last modified on 29 May 2014, at 11:06