Bug Buzz (move)

Bug Buzz
むしのさざめき Insect Noise
Bug Buzz VIII.png
Bug Buzz VIII 2.png
Type  Bug
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
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. It is TR61 in Pokémon Sword and Shield and TM62 in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Effect

Bug Buzz does damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Bug Buzz's base power has been lowered to 80. It has a 20% chance of lowering the target's defensive stats for three turns.

Category  Special
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  80  60  100
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  20%  20%  40%
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
May lower the target's defensive stats

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.
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The user generates a damaging sound wave by vibration. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
LA The user vibrates to generate a damaging sound wave. This may also lower the target’s defensive stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug 40 42 42 31 32SwShBDSP
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug 59 59 1, 59 1, 59SMUSUM
46PE
1, 59BDSP
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug 41 41 41 33 33BDSP
166   Ledian
 
 
Bug Bug 53 53 53 38 38BDSP
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug 57 57 57 57 57BDSP
43LA
267   Beautifly
 
 
Bug Bug 41 41 41XY
35ORAS
35 35BDSP
43LA
269   Dustox
 
 
Bug Bug 41 41 41XY
35ORAS
35 35BDSP
43LA
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug 61 61 1, 61XY
1, 42ORAS
1, 42 1, 42BDSP
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like 41 41 41XY
40ORAS
40 40BDSP
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like 41 41 41XY
40ORAS
40 40BDSP
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon 29ORAS 29 28SwShBDSP
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon 28SwShBDSP
402   Kricketune
  Bug Bug 34DP
46PtHGSS
46 46 46 46BDSP
47LA
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 50 50BDSP
43LA
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 50 50BDSP
43LA
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 50 50BDSP
43LA
414   Mothim
 
 
Bug Bug 47 47 47 50 50BDSP
43LA
415   Combee
 
 
Bug Bug 29B2W2 29 29
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug 43LA
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug 54DP
57PtHGSS
57 1, 57 1, 57 1, 57BDSP
43LA
540   Sewaddle
 
 
Bug Bug 36 36 36
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug 28 28 28 44SwSh
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug 28 28 28 44SwSh
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug 48 48 48 48SwSh
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug 60 60 60 56SwSh
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug 44 44 44 44SwSh
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug 44 44 44 44SwSh
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug 70 70 70 42SwSh
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug 70 1, 70 1, 70 42SwSh
649   Genesect
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55 55 55 56SwSh
666   Vivillon
 
 
Bug Bug 35 35
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug 31 36SwSh
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy 26 48SwSh
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy 28 56SwSh
795   Pheromosa
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 53 60SwSh
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug 28SwSh
873   Frosmoth
 
 
Bug Bug 32SwSh
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/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR61
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
166   Ledian
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
168   Ariados
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug BDSP
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
267   Beautifly
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
269   Dustox
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug BDSP
290   Nincada
 
 
Bug Bug
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like BDSP
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like BDSP
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon
402   Kricketune
  Bug Bug BDSP
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
414   Mothim
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
415   Combee
 
 
Bug Bug
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug SwSh
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug SwSh
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug SwSh
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
649   Genesect
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy SwSh
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy SwSh
751   Dewpider
 
 
Water 1 Bug SwSh
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug SwSh
767   Wimpod
 
 
Bug Water 3 SwSh
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3 SwSh
795   Pheromosa
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
825   Dottler
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
850   Sizzlipede
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
851   Centiskorch
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
872   Snom
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
873   Frosmoth
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
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
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug
290   Nincada
 
 
Bug Bug
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like
314   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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Bug Buzz is a move with 16 base power, 77.44% accuracy and 10PP. The user attacks all adjacent enemies, possibly lowering their Special Defense by one level. Being a sound-based move, it is blocked by Soundproof.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Users
Special 3 99 118 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stat rank. Burgh and Leavanny
Lusamine and Pheromosa
Scottie/Bettie and Scyther (Strike Egg)

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a very small chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def.

Pokémon GO

  Bug Buzz
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 100
Energy cost 50  
Duration 3.7 seconds
Damage window 2 - 3.1 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 100
Energy cost 60  
Secondary effect   1 Opponent Defense
Effect chance 30%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                          
By Elite Charged TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 50 → 75
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 75 → 90
    • Duration: 4.25 → 3.7 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.6 - 4.1 → 2 - 3.1 seconds
  • November 29, 2021
      • Power: 90 → 100
Trainer Battles
  • September 14, 2020
    • Secondary effect added
  • November 29, 2021
      • Power: 90 → 100

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on enemies within a 1-tile range. It may also reduce their Special Defense by 1 level.
BSL まわりの てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで とくぼうを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI It damages nearby enemies. It could also lower their Special Defense.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages nearby enemies. It could also lower their Sp. Def.


In the anime

       
Kricketune Weakening the foe Karrablast Larvesta
The user generates a damaging sound wave by vibration.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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
  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
  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

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Bug Buzz is the only Bug-type sound-based move.
  • Despite the descriptions of this move stating that the usage of wings is required, Pokémon that lack wings can still use this attack.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蟲鳴 Chùhngmìhng
Mandarin 蟲鳴 / 虫鸣 Chóngmíng
  Dutch Insectzoem
  French Bourdon
  German Käfergebrumm
  Greek Βόμβος Vómvos
  Indonesian Dengungan Serangga
  Italian Ronzio
  Korean 벌레의야단법석 Beolle-yi Yadanbeopseok
  Polish Brzęczenie
Portuguese   Brazil Zumbido de Inseto (games)
Zumbido (anime)
  Portugal Zumbido
  Spanish Zumbido
  Thai เสียงฮัมของแมลง
  Vietnamese Côn Trùng Huyên Náo



Variations of the move Psychic
  PsychicBug BuzzEarth PowerEnergy Ball


Generation VIII TMs
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