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|anime=EP004{{!}}''Challenge of the Samurai''
|manga=''[[PS001|A Glimpse of the Glow]]'' ({{pkmn|Adventures}})
|TCG=Family Pokémon Card Game
|card={{TCG ID|Family Pokémon Card Game|Bug Catcher|51}}
}}
A '''Bug Catcher''' (Japanese: '''むしとりしょうねん''' ''Bug Catcher Boy'') is a type of [[Pokémon Trainer]] that debuted in the [[Generation I]] games. They are generally depicted as little boys in hats, carrying nets and what appears to be their lunchboxes, or containers to keep caught bugs in, held by a strap after [[Generation II]]. Most Bug Catchers have been considered just hobbyists. Some Bug Catchers move around areas, and don't always stay in the same place each day. Experienced Bug Catchers may become {{tc|Bug Maniac}}s.
 
Bug Catchers are usually one of the first Trainer classes encountered during the course of the games' storylines, mostly appearing on earlier [[route]]s. In [[Generation I]], Bug Catchers are the first Trainer class that the player encounters. They first appear in [[Viridian Forest]], while the last one is on {{rt|9|Kanto}}. In {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, Bug Catchers appear again on the [[Sevii Islands]], in the [[Pattern Bush]]. In [[Generation II]], Bug Catchers appear on {{rt|30|Johto}}, but they are not the first Trainer class seen in the game, and are actually more uncommon in this Generation than any other in which they appear. In [[Generation III]], there are a few Bug Catchers, appearing between {{rt|102|Hoenn}}, through {{rt|119|Hoenn}}. The number of Bug Catchers in Generation III surpasses each other generation except the first. In {{3v2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, Bug Catchers don't appear until {{rt|204|Sinnoh}}, after the player defeats the first Gym Leader, which is unusually late in the game. There are only four Bug Catchers, most of them appearing in the [[Eterna Forest]]. There are no Bug Catchers in the [[Unova]], [[Kalos]] and [[Alola]] regions.
 
In [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]], Bug Catchers will award three [[Poké Ball]]s along with [[prize money]] upon being defeated, except for [[Master Trainer]]s.
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Viridian Forest|Bug Catcher]]}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|60|1|013|Weedle|9}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|3|Kanto|Bug Catcher]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|100|3|010|Caterpie|10|013|Weedle|10|010|Caterpie|10}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|3|Kanto|Bug Catcher]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|90|4|013|Weedle|9|014|Kakuna|9|010|Caterpie|9|011|Metapod|9}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|3|Kanto|Bug Catcher]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|110|2|010|Caterpie|11|011|Metapod|11}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Mt. Moon|Bug Catcher]]}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Mt. Moon|Bug Catcher]]}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|100|3|010|Caterpie|10|011|Metapod|10|010|Caterpie|10}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|24|Kanto|Bug Catcher]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|140|2|010|Caterpie|14|013|Weedle|14}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|6|Kanto|Bug Catcher]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|160|3|013|Weedle|16|010|Caterpie|16|013|Weedle|16}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|6|Kanto|Bug Catcher]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|200|1|012|Butterfree|20}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|9|Kanto|Bug Catcher]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|190|2|015|Beedrill|19|015|Beedrill|19}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|9|Kanto|Bug Catcher]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|190|3|010|Caterpie|20|013|Weedle|20|048|Venonat|20}}
{{Trainerlist/f|blue}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Viridian Forest|Bug Catcher]]}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|60|1|010|Caterpie|10}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|3|Kanto|Bug Catcher]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|100|3|010|Caterpie|10|013|Weedle|10|010|Caterpie|10}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|3|Kanto|Bug Catcher]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|90|4|013|Weedle|9|014|Kakuna|9|010|Caterpie|9|011|Metapod|9}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|3|Kanto|Bug Catcher]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|110|2|010|Caterpie|11|011|Metapod|11}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Mt. Moon|Bug Catcher]]}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Mt. Moon|Bug Catcher]]}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|100|3|010|Caterpie|10|011|Metapod|10|010|Caterpie|10}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|24|Kanto|Bug Catcher]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|140|2|010|Caterpie|14|013|Weedle|14}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|6|Kanto|Bug Catcher]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|160|3|013|Weedle|16|010|Caterpie|16|013|Weedle|16}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|6|Kanto|Bug Catcher]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|200|1|012|Butterfree|20}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|9|Kanto|Bug Catcher]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|190|2|015|Beedrill|19|015|Beedrill|19}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|[[Kanto Route {{rt|9|Kanto|Bug Catcher]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|190|3|010|Caterpie|20|013|Weedle|20|048|Venonat|20}}
{{Trainerlist/f|yellow}}
===Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire===
{{Trainerlist/h|2|omega ruby|alpha sapphire}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher [[Hoenn Route {{rt|119|Hoenn|Doug]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|448|2|313|Volbeat|26|314|Illumise|28}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher [[Hoenn Route {{rt|119|Hoenn|Greg]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|464|1|267|Beautifly|29}}
{{Trainerlist/e|5|Bug Catcher [[Petalburg Woods|James]]}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher {{rt|116|Hoenn|Jose}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|112|3|265|Wurmple|7|266|Silcoon|7|290|Nincada|7}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher [[Hoenn Route {{rt|119|Hoenn|Kent]]}}}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|464|1|269|Dustox|29}}
{{Trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher [[Petalburg Woods|Lyle]]}}
 
===Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!===
{{incomplete|section|Missing location info}}
{{trainerlist/h|2|Let's Go Pikachu|Let's Go Eevee}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher {{rt|2|Kanto|Bobby}}<br><small>[[Master Trainer]]</small>}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|N/A|1|012|Butterfree|75|notpdollar=yes}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher [[Viridian Forest|Brian]]}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|36<br><small>3 [[Poké Ball]]s</small>|1|013|Weedle|3}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher {{rt|11|Kanto|Bryson}}<br><small>[[Master Trainer]]</small>}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|N/A|1|011|Metapod|65|notpdollar=yes}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher {{rt|24|Kanto|Cale}}}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|108<br><small>3 [[Poké Ball]]s</small>|1|048|Venonat|9}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher {{rt|9|Kanto|Conner}}}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|228<br><small>3 [[Poké Ball]]s</small>|1|046|Paras|19}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher [[Viridian Forest|Doug]]}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|36<br><small>3 [[Poké Ball]]s</small>|1|010|Kakuna|14}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher [[Mt. Moon|Evan]]<br><small>[[Master Trainer]]</small>}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|N/A|1|046|Paras|70|notpdollar=yes}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher {{rt|3|Kanto|Greg}}}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|60<br><small>3 [[Poké Ball]]s</small>|1|010|Kakuna|5}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher {{rt|2|Kanto|Hans}}<br><small>[[Master Trainer]]</small>}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|N/A|1|047|Parasect|75|notpdollar=yes}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher {{rt|18|Kanto|Jake}}<br><small>[[Master Trainer]]</small>}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|N/A|1|010|Caterpie|65|notpdollar=yes}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher {{rt|13|Kanto|Kenny}}<br><small>[[Master Trainer]]</small>}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|N/A|1|014|Kakuna|65|notpdollar=yes}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher [[Mt. Moon|Kent]]}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|84<br><small>3 [[Poké Ball]]s</small>|1|012|Butterfree|7}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher {{rt|15|Kanto|Lajos}}<br><small>[[Master Trainer]]</small>}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|N/A|1|049|Venomoth|75|notpdollar=yes}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher {{rt|15|Kanto|Louie}}<br><small>[[Master Trainer]]</small>}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|N/A|1|123|Scyther|75|notpdollar=yes}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher {{rt|13|Kanto|Milo}}}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|432<br><small>3 [[Poké Ball]]s</small>|2|123|Scyther|36|127|Pinsir|36}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher {{rt|24|Kanto|Olly}}<br><small>[[Master Trainer]]</small>}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|N/A|1|048|Venonat|70|notpdollar=yes}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher [[Viridian Forest|Rick]]}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|36<br><small>3 [[Poké Ball]]s</small>|1|010|Caterpie|3}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher {{rt|18|Kanto|Ryouta}}<br><small>[[Master Trainer]]</small>}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|N/A|1|127|Pinsir|75|notpdollar=yes}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher [[Viridian Forest|Sammy]]}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|36<br><small>3 [[Poké Ball]]s</small>|1|011|Metapod|3}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher [[Viridian Forest|Scott]]<br><small>[[Master Trainer]]</small>}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|N/A|1|013|Weedle|65|notpdollar=yes}}
{{trainerlist/e|1|Bug Catcher {{rt|8|Kanto|Terry}}<br><small>[[Master Trainer]]</small>}}
{{trainerlist/b|1|N/A|1|015|Beedrill|75|notpdollar=yes}}
{{trainerlist/f|Let's Go Eevee}}
{{Trainerlist/h|3|red|blue|green|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/e|2|[[Pika Cup|Bug Boy]]}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|----|6|030|Nidorina|16|023|Ekans|15|048|Venonat|15|012|Butterfree|15|014|Kakuna|15|046|Paras|15|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/b|2nd|----|6|012|Butterfree|16|023|Ekans|16|048|Venonat|16|123|Scyther|16|002|Ivysaur|16|083|Farfetch'd|16|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/e|2|[[Fancy Cup|Bug Boy]]}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|----|6|010|Caterpie|25|013|Weedle|25|046|Paras|25|043|Oddish|25|069|Bellsprout|25|102|Exeggcute|25|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/b|2nd|----|6|129|Magikarp|26|010|Caterpie|26|023|Ekans|26|043|Oddish|26|069|Bellsprout|26|102|Exeggcute|26|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/e|2|[[Gym Leader Castle|Bug Boy]]}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|----|6|010|Caterpie|50-100|013|Weedle|50-100|011|Metapod|50-100|014|Kakuna|50-100|015|Beedrill|50-100|012|Butterfree|50-100|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/b|2nd|----|6|046|Paras|50-100|019|Rattata|50-100|021|Spearow|50-100|017|Pidgeotto|50-100|015|Beedrill|50-100|012|Butterfree|50-100|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/f|green}}
 
{{Trainerlist/h|3|silver|gold|crystal|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/e|2|Bug Catcher [[Gym Leader Castle|Chaz]]}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|----|6|193|Yanma|50-100|167|Spinarak|50-100|213|Shuckle|50-100|019|Rattata|50-100|046|Paras|50-100|074|Geodude|50-100|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/b|2nd|----|6|015|Beedrill|50-100|192|Sunflora|50-100|012|Butterfree|50-100|027|Sandshrew|50-100|193|Yanma|50-100|206|Dunsparce|50-100|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/e|2|Bug Catcher [[Poké Cup/Stadium 2 Poké Ball Trainers|Nelson]]}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|----|6|165|Ledyba|50|167|Spinarak|50|010|Caterpie|50|013|Weedle|50|193|Yanma|50|048|Venonat|50|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/b|2nd|----|6|193|Yanma|50|123|Scyther|50|165|Ledyba|50|014|Kakuna|50|168|Ariados|50|070|Weepinbell|50|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/e|2|Bug Catcher [[Poké Cup/Stadium 2 Ultra Ball Trainers|Nelson]]}}
{{Trainerlist/b|1|----|6|123|Scyther|51|012|Butterfree|52|047|Parasect|52|206|Dunsparce|52|214|Heracross|52|127|Pinsir|51|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/b|2nd|----|6|166|Ledian|51|139|Omastar|53|085|Dodrio|51|193|Yanma|53|049|Venomoth|51|015|Beedrill|51|noprize=yes}}
{{Trainerlist/f|crystal}}
 
 
None of Ledian's moves are known.}}
 
==In the TCG==
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Bug Catcher in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]].
 
{{cardlist/header|Related cards|Supporter|char=yes}}
{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Family Pokémon Card Game|Bug Catcher|51}}|type=Supporter|jpset=Family Pokémon Card Game|jpnum=051/051}}
{{cardlist/footer|Supporter}}
 
==Trivia==
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