Bugsy (Masters)

Bugsy
ツクシ Tsukushi
Spr Masters Bugsy.png
Bugsy's model
No. 11
English voice actor Cristina Vee[1]
Japanese voice actor Satomi Moriya[2]
Description The youngest Gym Leader in Johto and a lover of bug Pokémon, he has great knowledge of Bug types and wants to become a Pokémon Professor.

Bugsy (Japanese: ツクシ Tsukushi) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series. He forms a sync pair with Beedrill, which is capable of Mega Evolving. This sync pair was first made available since the game release. The pair's potential can be upgraded to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX from May 25, 2024, which unlocks Bugsy's EX style.

Bugsy also forms a sync pair with his Scyther. This sync pair was first made available on July 22, 2021. This pair could be raised to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX beginning on March 29, 2023, though this pair lacks an EX style.

In the games

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Beedrill

    Type   Bug
Move type   Bug
Role   Strike (Physical)
Base Potential ★★★☆☆☆EX
Beedrill Mega Beedrill Weakness   Rock
Beedrill is extremely territorial. No one should ever approach its nest—this is for their own safety. If angered, they will attack in a furious swarm.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 506 386 94 135 119 359
Lv. 140, Max Potential 626 444 154 195 179 419
Mega Beedrill
Lv. 140, Base Potential 506 460 94 135 119 430
Lv. 140, Max Potential 626 532 154 195 179 502

Availability

Bugsy is available in the general sync pair scout, and has been since the game's release.

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Fell Stinger Bug
 
Physical 2 44 52 100% An opponent Raises the user's Attack by three stat ranks when it knocks out a target with this move.
Sure Crit None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Applies the Critical Hit Next effect to the user.
Twineedle Bug
 
Physical 2 20 24 100% An opponent Attacks twice in a row. Has a chance (20%) of leaving the target poisoned.
Beehold My Research! None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Raises the user's Speed by one stat rank. Raises the user's evasiveness by three stat ranks.
Sync moves
Bug Expert Twineedle Bug
 
Physical 160 192 An opponent Become Mega Beedrill until the end of battle.
(6★ EX effect: Sync moves will target all opposing sync pairs.)

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Critical Strike 2 Powers up attacks if they become critical hits.
Amped Up 1 Raises the Pokémon's Speed by one stat rank when it lands a critical hit.
(Only after Mega Evolving)
Theme Skills
  Bug Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 15 when using Bug-type attacks.
  Johto Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Gym Leader Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Knowledgeable Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
  Researcher Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
Expedition Skills
 Fiery ↑ 1  Wistful ↑ 1 Raises the following discovery levels by 1:
 Fiery Crystal
 Wistful Crystal

Sync grid

The sync grid for Bugsy and Beedrill is an expanded grid, made available on May 25, 2022.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +20 HP +20 4 48 2
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +20 Attack +20 7 84 3
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +10 Speed +10 4 48 2
Fell Stinger: Power +4 Fell Stinger: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Fell Stinger: Power +4 Fell Stinger: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Fell Stinger: Power +4 Fell Stinger: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Fell Stinger: Power +4 Fell Stinger: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Fell Stinger: Power +4 Fell Stinger: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Fell Stinger: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Twineedle: Power +2 Twineedle: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Twineedle: Power +2 Twineedle: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Twineedle: Power +2 Twineedle: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Twineedle: Power +2 Twineedle: Power ↑ +2 3 36 2
Twineedle: Power +2 Twineedle: Power ↑ +2 3 36 2
Twineedle: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Twineedle: Hostile Environment 1 Raises the chance of inflicting status conditions with the additional effects of moves. 8 96 3
Twineedle: Ramming Speed The more the user's Speed is raised, the more it powers up the user's moves. 10 120 3
Sure Crit: MP Refresh 4 Has a chance (50%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Beehold My Research!: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Beehold My Research!: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user's move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Fast Runner Evasiveness cannot be lowered. 5 60 1
Critical Might 1 Raises the user's Attack by 1 stat rank when it lands a critical hit. 10 120 2
Victory Lap Applies the Critical Hit Next effect to the user when it knocks out an opponent with a move. 7 84 2
Super Victory Applies the Supereffective ↑ Next effect to the user when it knocks out an opponent with a move. 8 96 3
Fierce Entry 1 Raises the user's Attack by 1 stat rank when it enters a battle. 8 96 3
Toxic Power 3 Powers up the user's moves when the target is poisoned or badly poisoned. 10 120 3
Bob and Weave The more the user's evasiveness is raised, the more it powers up the user's moves. 10 120 3
Blind Spot The more the user's evasiveness is raised, the more it powers up the user's sync moves. 10 120 3
Bug Expert Twineedle: Power +25 Bug Expert Twineedle: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Bug Expert Twineedle: Power +25 Bug Expert Twineedle: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Scyther

    Type   Bug
Move type   Bug
Role   Support
Base Potential ★★★★☆☆EX
Scyther Weakness   Rock
Its two sharp scythes are more than just weapons. It uses them with dexterity to dress its prey before eating.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 505 117 232 98 232 288
Lv. 140, Max Potential 585 157 272 138 272 328
Mega Scyther
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Bugsy and Scyther could be teamed up with during the Sync Pair-Up event Bugsy & Scyther (July 22 to August 5, 2021; March 23 to April 6, 2024).

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Leer Normal
 
Status 1 All opponents Lowers the target's Defense.
X Attack All None Status 0
(2 uses)
All allies Raises the Attack of all allied sync pairs by 2 stat ranks.
Fury Cutter Bug
 
Physical 1 8 9 95% An opponent Its power increases when used in succession.
No Stone Unturned! None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Applies the Move Gauge Acceleration effect to the allied field of play. Raises the critical-hit rate of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank.
Sync moves
Always Researching Bug Impact Bug
 
Physical 250 300 An opponent (6★ EX effect: The sync buff is doubled the first time a sync move is used.)

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Posthaste 3 Has a chance (40%) of raising the user's Speed by two stat ranks when it is hit by an attack move.
On the Run 2 Raises the user's evasiveness by 2 stat ranks the first time it is in a pinch each battle.
Theme Skills
  Bug Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 30.
  Johto Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 4.
  Gym Leader Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 4.
  Knowledgeable Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.
  Researcher Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 6.
Expedition Skills
 Fiery ↑ 1  Wistful ↑ 1 Raises the following discovery levels by 1:
 Fiery Crystal
 Wistful Crystal

Sync grid

The sync grid for Bugsy and Scyther is an expanded grid, and has been available since the pair was released.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +20 HP +20 4 48 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +10 Defense +10 4 48 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 2
Sp. Def +10 Sp. Def +10 4 48 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +20 Speed +20 7 84 2
Leer: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 2
Fury Cutter: Power +2 Fury Cutter: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Fury Cutter: Power +2 Fury Cutter: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Fury Cutter: Power +2 Fury Cutter: Power ↑ +2 3 36 1
Fury Cutter: Power +2 Fury Cutter: Power ↑ +2 3 36 2
Fury Cutter: Power +2 Fury Cutter: Power ↑ +2 3 36 2
Fury Cutter: Power +2 Fury Cutter: Power ↑ +2 3 36 2
Fury Cutter: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 3
Fury Cutter: Eagle Eye 3 Has a chance (40%) of raising the user's critical-hit rate by one stat rank when its Pokémon uses a move. 8 96 3
X Attack All: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 2
X Attack All: MP Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 3
No Stone Unturned: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user's move gauge by one when a move is successful. 6 72 2
No Stone Unturned!: MP Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of restoring one MP of the move used if the move is successful. 7 84 3
Lithe Prevents the user from getting paralyzed. 7 84 2
Safety Tether Applies the Enduring effect to the user the first time its sync move is used each battle. 6 72 2
Toughen Up 1 Has a chance (20%) of raising the user's Defense by one stat rank when the user is hit by an attack move. 9 108 2
Quick Cure Removes the confused, flinching, and trapped conditions from the user the first time they are inflicted each battle. 8 96 2
First Aid 4 Restores the user's HP by approximately 40% of its maximum HP the first time it is in a pinch each battle. 10 120 3
Agile Entry 1 Raises the user's evasiveness by 1 stat rank when it enters a battle. 10 120 3
Synchro Healing 1 Restores the HP of all allied sync pairs by approximately 20% of their maximum HP after using the user's sync move. 10 120 3
Fast-Track 2 Has a chance (30%) of raising the user's Speed by one stat rank when the user's Pokémon uses a move. 9 108 3
Always Researching Bug Impact: Power +25 Always Researching Bug Impact: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Always Researching Bug Impact: Power +25 Always Researching Bug Impact: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Appearances

Battle appearances

Bugsy and Beedrill can be battled against in:

Bugsy and Scyther can be battled against in:

Story appearances

Bugsy appears in his normal outfit in the following story areas:

Sync pair stories

Bugsy and Beedrill

  • A Day with Bugsy

Quotes

Main article: Bugsy/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

Gallery

     
Bugsy and Beedrill on
Pokémon Masters EX Dream Team Maker
Artwork of Chapter 14: Bug Experts
by HYOGONOSUKE
Bugsy's sync move mindscape
(Azalea Gym)
       
6★ model
(Normal colors)
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
       
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!

Trivia

  • Bugsy & Scyther are the only sync pair obtained in a special sync pair event that did not receive a rerun within a year of their initial release.

Origin

Bugsy's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Beedrill is the evolved form of Kakuna, one of the Pokémon that Bugsy uses during his Gym battle with the player in the Johto-based core series games. Beedrill's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

Scyther is Bugsy's signature Pokémon in the core series games. Scyther's Dex entry comes from Pokémon Ultra Sun.

In other languages

Beehold My Research!

Language Title
  Japanese 研究の成果だよ! Kenkyū no Seikada yo!
Mandarin Chinese 我的研究成果! 'Wǒ de Yánjiù Chéngguǒ!
  French Les recherches ont du bon !
  German Eine Kostprobe meiner Arbeit!
  Italian Ecco ciò che ho imparato!
  Korean 연구성과야! Yeongu Seonggwaya!
  Spanish ¡Toma investigación!

Bug Expert Twineedle

Language Title
  Japanese むしポケ大百科が選ぶ ダブルニードル Mushi Poké-Daihyakka ga Erabu Daburu Nīdoru
Mandarin Chinese 蟲寶可夢大百科精選之 雙針 Chóng Bǎokěmèng Dàbǎikē Jīngxuǎn zhī Shuāngzhēn
  French Vive les Insectes ! Double-Dard !
  German Duonadel des Käferkenners
  Italian Doppio Ago enciclopedico
  Korean 벌레포켓몬 만물박사가 선택한 더블니들 Beolle Pokémon Manmulbaksaga Seontaekhan Deobeul Nideul
  Spanish Doble Ataque Entomológico

No Stone Unturned!

Language Title
  Japanese 徹底的に調べよう! Tetteiteki ni Shirabeyō!
Mandarin Chinese 徹底調查吧! Chèdǐ Diàochá ba!
  French Étudions minutieusement !
  German Untersuchen wir das!
  Italian Approfondirò la mia ricerca!
  Korean 철저하게조사하자! Cheoljeohagejosahaja!
  Spanish ¡Estudiemos a fondo!

Always Researching Bug Impact

Language Title
  Japanese まだまだ研究する バグインパクト Mada Mada Kenkyūsuru Bagu Inpakuto
Mandarin Chinese 還要不斷研究之 蟲之衝擊 Hái yào Bùduàn Yánjiù zhī Chóng zhī Chōngjí
  French Les recherches continuent ! Impact Insecte !
  German Käferstoß der unvollendeten Forschung
  Italian Impatto Coleottero entomologico
  Korean 계속해서 연구하는 버그임팩트 Gyesokhaeseo Yeon-guhaneun Beogeu Impaekteu
  Spanish Impacto Bicho de Investigación Inacabada


References

  1. Cristina Vee on Twitter
  2. Nintendo DREAM (vol. 329)



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