Struggle Bug (move)

Struggle Bug
むしのていこう Insect Opposition
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Type  Bug
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Struggle Bug (Japanese: むしのていこう Insect Opposition) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM76 in Generations V and VI.

Effect

Generation V

Struggle Bug inflicts damage to all adjacent opponents and lowers the targets' Special Attack by one stage.

Generation VI

Struggle Bug's power changed from 30 to 50.

Description

Games Description
BW While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. The targets' Sp. Atk stat is reduced.
B2W2 Resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. The targets' Sp. Atk stat is reduced.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. This lowers the Sp. Atk stat of those hit.
SwSh While resisting, the user attacks opposing Pokémon. This lowers the Sp. Atk stats of those hit.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug 1BW
12B2W2
12 12 10
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like 15ORAS 15
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like 15ORAS 15
401   Kricketot
  Bug Bug 6 6 6
415   Combee
 
 
Bug Bug 1
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug 1
540   Sewaddle
 
 
Bug Bug 22 22 22
542   Leavanny
 
 
Bug Bug 22 22 22
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug 16 16 16 16
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug 16 16 16 16
666   Vivillon
 
 
Bug Bug 12 1
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy 10 24
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy 1, 10 24
767   Wimpod
 
 
Bug Water 3 1 1
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3 1 1
824   Blipbug
  Bug Bug 1
825   Dottler
 
 
Bug Bug 1
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug 1
872   Snom
 
 
Bug Bug 1
873   Frosmoth
 
 
Bug Bug 1
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
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug
850   Sizzlipede
 
 
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 TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM76
VI
TM76
VII
--
VIII
--
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass
047   Parasect
 
 
Bug Grass
048   Venonat
 
 
Bug Bug
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug
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
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
267   Beautifly
 
 
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
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
414   Mothim
 
 
Bug Bug
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug
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
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
666   Vivillon
 
 
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.


In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 2 30 36 100% All opponents Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by one stat rank*.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Lowers the target's Sp. Atk.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Struggle Bug is a Fast Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Struggle Bug
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 15
Energy boost 15
Duration 1.5 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 1.5 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 9
Energy boost 8
Turns 3
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                  
By Elite Fast TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 6 → 15
    • Energy boost: 12 → 15

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It damages nearby enemies. It also lowers their Special Attack.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages nearby enemies. It also lowers their Sp. Atk.


In the anime

       
Accelgor
While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Accelgor Accelgor's body briefly becomes surrounded in a red aura. The aura then fades away until the opponent's attack comes towards it. Accelgor then crouches its body together and a brighter red aura appears around it. Accelgor then opens its arms and a huge dome of red energy bursts out of its body, blocking the opponent's attack.
Charles's Accelgor The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蟲之抵抗 Chùhng-jī Dáikong *
Mandarin 蟲之抵抗 / 虫之抵抗 Chóng-zhī Dǐkàng *
蟲的抵抗 Chóng-de Dǐkàng *
  Dutch Strijdinsect
  French Survinsecte
  German Käfertrutz
  Italian Entomoblocco
  Korean 벌레의저항 Bulrae-eui Jauhang
  Polish Waleczny Insekt
Portuguese   Brazil Ira de Inseto (games, TCG)
Ira Insecta (manga)
Fúria Insecta (anime)
  Portugal Fúria Inseta
Alma Inseto
Spanish   Latin America Forcejeo Insecto
  Spain Estoicismo
  Thai การต่อต้านของแมลง
  Vietnamese Côn Trùng Phản Kháng



Variations of the move Flame Charge
  Flame Charge
  Struggle Bug



Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs
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