Bug Bite (move)

Bug Bite
むしくい Bug Bite
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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

Generation IV

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 target's Berry if it hits its substitute. Bug Bite will not consume the Berry of a target that has the Ability Sticky Hold. If the user has the Ability Klutz or is affected by Embargo, it will consume the target's held Berry without gaining its effect.

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.

Generations V onwards

The user will now receive the effects of the target's held Berry even if it has the Ability Klutz or is affected by Embargo.

Bug Bite will fail when used on a Dynamaxed target.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user bites the foe. If the foe is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
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 Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
010   Caterpie
  Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 9SMUSUM 9
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug 1
013   Weedle
 
 
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 9SMUSUM
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug 16
168   Ariados
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug 9PtHGSS 9 9 9
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 9PtHGSS 1, 9 1 1, 9
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug 40PtHGSS 49BW
42B2W2
42 42 30
265   Wurmple
  Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 15
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 29
347   Anorith
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 25ORAS 25 20
348   Armaldo
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 25USUM 20
401   Kricketot
  Bug Bug 16PtHGSS 16 16 16
412   Burmy
  Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 15
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 1, 15
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 1, 15
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 1, 15
414   Mothim
 
 
Bug Bug 15PtHGSS 15 15 1, 15
415   Combee
 
 
Bug Bug 13PtHGSS 13 13 13 1
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug 1
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3 34PtHGSS 34BW
20B2W2
20 20 18
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3 34PtHGSS 34BW
20B2W2
20 20 18
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
540   Sewaddle
 
 
Bug Bug 8 8 8
541   Swadloon
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1
542   Leavanny
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug 22 22 22 20
544   Whirlipede
 
 
Bug Bug 23 23 23 20
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug 23 23 23 20
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral 23 23 23 12
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral 23 23 23 12
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug 18 18 18 8
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug 18 18 18 1
631   Heatmor
  Field Field 36 36 36 15
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug 26 26 16 16
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug 40 40 40 24
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug 24
664   Scatterbug
  Bug Bug 15 15
736   Grubbin
  Bug Bug 13 10
737   Charjabug
 
 
Bug Bug 13 1
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug 13 1
751   Dewpider
 
 
Water 1 Bug 13 4
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug 1, 13 1
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3 10 16
795   Pheromosa
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 15
850   Sizzlipede
 
 
Bug Bug 20
851   Centiskorch
 
 
Bug Bug 20
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 VIII
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass
048   Venonat
 
 
Bug Bug
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug
283   Surskit
 
 
Water 1 Bug
290   Nincada
 
 
Bug Bug
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug
872   Snom
 
 
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 Types Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE
010   Caterpie
  Bug Bug
011   Metapod
  Bug Bug
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug
013   Weedle
 
 
Bug Bug
014   Kakuna
 
 
Bug Bug
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass
047   Parasect
 
 
Bug Grass
048   Venonat
 
 
Bug Bug
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug
070   Weepinbell
 
 
Grass Grass
071   Victreebel
 
 
Grass Grass
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug
166   Ledian
 
 
Bug Bug
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug
168   Ariados
 
 
Bug Bug
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
265   Wurmple
  Bug Bug
266   Silcoon
  Bug Bug
267   Beautifly
 
 
Bug Bug
268   Cascoon
  Bug Bug
269   Dustox
 
 
Bug Bug
283   Surskit
 
 
Water 1 Bug
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug
290   Nincada
 
 
Bug Bug
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like
328   Trapinch
  Bug Bug
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Bug
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Bug
347   Anorith
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
348   Armaldo
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
401   Kricketot
  Bug Bug
402   Kricketune
  Bug Bug
412   Burmy
  Bug Bug
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
414   Mothim
 
 
Bug Bug
415   Combee
 
 
Bug Bug
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug
485   Heatran
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
540   Sewaddle
 
 
Bug Bug
541   Swadloon
 
 
Bug Bug
542   Leavanny
 
 
Bug Bug
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug
544   Whirlipede
 
 
Bug Bug
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
664   Scatterbug
  Bug Bug
665   Spewpa
  Bug Bug
666   Vivillon
 
 
Bug Bug
736   Grubbin
  Bug Bug
737   Charjabug
 
 
Bug Bug
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy
751   Dewpider
 
 
Water 1 Bug
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug
753   Fomantis
  Grass Grass
754   Lurantis
  Grass Grass
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3
794   Buzzwole
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
795   Pheromosa
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug Dream World - Windswept Sky
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug Dream World - Spooky Manor
265   Wurmple
  Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
412   Burmy
  Bug Bug Dream World - Pokémon Café Forest and Rugged Mountain
588   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

In Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, Bug Bite is a move with 11 base power, 12PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets the enemy in front, consuming the target's edible item, such as a Seed, Apple, Max Elixir or Gummi. If Bug Bite is used on any member of the player's team, the enemy will pick an item from the Bag. This move is affected by Muzzled status condition.

In Gates To Infinity, if Bug Bite hits any member of the player's team, it will consume a random Berry or Seed from the player's Bag (if applicable).

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
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.
Users:      
Grid 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.

Pokémon GO

  Bug Bite
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 5
Energy boost 6
Duration 0.5 seconds
Damage window 0.25 - 0.45 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 3
Energy boost 3
Turns 1
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                                          
By Elite Fast TM
    
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 6 → 5
  • February 16, 2017
    • Energy boost: 7 → 6
    • Duration: 0.45 → 0.95 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Duration: 0.95 → 0.5 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. If the enemy has a beneficial food item, such as a Berry, the user steals and eats it, gaining its effect.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる あいてが きのみなどを もっていれば それを じぶんに つかう
Conq. The user bites the target. If the target is holding an item, the user eats it and gains its effect.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. If the enemy has food, you eat it.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. If the enemy is carrying any food, you'll eat it.


In the anime

       
Sewaddle
The user gnaws on the opponent with its fangs.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蟲咬 Chùhngngáauh
Mandarin 蟲咬 / 虫咬 Chóngyǎo
  Dutch Insectbeet
  French Piqûre
  German Käferbiss
  Greek Τσίμπημα Εντόμου
  Indonesian Serangga Menggigit
  Italian Coleomorso
  Korean 벌레먹음 Beolle Meok'eum
  Polish Ukąszenie
  Brazilian Portuguese Picada (games, TCG)
Mordida de Inseto (anime)
  Russian Укус Жука Ukus Zhuka
Spanish   Latin America Picadura de Insecto
  Spain Picadura
  Thai แมลงกัด
  Vietnamese Bọ Cắn



Variations of the move Bug Bite
  Bug BitePluck


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.