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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 Generation VIII.

Contents

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.
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
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 VIII
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 40 42 42 31 32
049 Venomoth Venomoth
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 59 59 1, 59 1, 59SMUSUM
46PE
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 Dragon 29ORAS 29 28
330 Flygon Flygon
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon 28
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
Sandy 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 44
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 28 28 28 44
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 48 48 48 48
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 60 60 60 56
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 44 44 44 44
617 Accelgor Accelgor
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 44 44 44 44
636 Larvesta Larvesta
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug 70 70 70 42
637 Volcarona Volcarona
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug 70 1, 70 1, 70 42
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 55 55 55 56
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 36
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy 26 48
743 Ribombee Ribombee
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy 28 56
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 53 60
826 Orbeetle Orbeetle
BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug 28
873 Frosmoth Frosmoth
IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug 32
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR61
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug 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
329 Vibrava Vibrava
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon
415 Combee Combee
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
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
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
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
743 Ribombee Ribombee
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
751 Dewpider Dewpider
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
752 Araquanid Araquanid
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
767 Wimpod Wimpod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
825 Dottler Dottler
BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug
826 Orbeetle Orbeetle
BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug
850 Sizzlipede Sizzlipede
FireIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
851 Centiskorch Centiskorch
FireIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
872 Snom Snom
IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
873 Frosmoth Frosmoth
IceIC Big.png
BugIC 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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
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 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 GO

GO Bug.png Bug Buzz
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 90
Energy cost 50 50
Duration 3.7 seconds
Damage window 2 - 3.1 seconds
Bug Buzz GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 90
Energy cost 60 60
Secondary effect GO drop arrow.png 1 Opponent Defense
Effect chance 30%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility

Butterfree

Venomoth Ledian Beautifly Dustox Nincada Ninjask Volbeat Illumise Vibrava Kricketune Wormadam (Plant Cloak) Wormadam (Sandy Cloak) Wormadam (Trash Cloak) Mothim Combee Vespiquen Yanmega Swadloon Joltik Galvantula Shelmet Accelgor Larvesta Volcarona
By Elite Charged TM

Scyther

By GO Snapshot

Smeargle

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
Trainer Battles
  • September 14, 2020
    • Secondary effect added

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 It damages nearby enemies. It could also lower their Sp. Def.

In the anime

Nando Kricketune Bug Buzz.png Nando Kricketune Bug Buzz weaken.png Karrablast Bug Buzz.png Luke Larvesta Bug Buzz.png
Kricketune Weakening the foe Karrablast Larvesta
The user emits red sound waves which lower 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

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蟲鳴 Chùhngmìhng
Mandarin 蟲鳴 / 虫鸣 Chóngmíng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Insectzoem
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 Huyên Náo


Variations of the move Psychic
Special PsychicBug BuzzEarth PowerEnergy Ball


Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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