Essentials

Struggle Bug

Bug special

Generation 5

Summary

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 2
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy ½
  • Fighting ½
  • Fire ½
  • Flying ½
  • Ghost ½
  • Grass 2
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic 2
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
50; percentile 23.8
Accuracy
100%
PP
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
All opponents
Effect chance
100
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 5
TM76
Generation 6
TM76

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. The targets’ Sp. Atk stat is reduced.

Generation 6
X, Y

While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. This lowers the Sp. Atk stat of those hit.

Foreign Names

Italian
Entomoblocco
German
Käfertrutz
Spanish
Estoicismo
French
Survinsecte
Japanese
むしのていこう (mushinoteikou)

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Struggle Bug.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Mist Ball Psychic special 5 70 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

Snarl Dark special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

Moonblast Fairy special 15 95 100%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

Mystical Fire Fire special 10 65 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

Pokémon

Bug Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Special Attack are more suited to Struggle Bug's special damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
12 12 Shuckle Bug Rock Sturdy
Gluttony
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Bug 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
6 6 6 Kricketot Bug Shed Skin
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 37 25 41 25 41 25 194
22 22 22 Sewaddle Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
22 22 22 Leavanny Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 103 80 70 80 92 500
16 16 16 Shelmet Bug Hydration
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
16 16 16 Accelgor Bug Hydration
Sticky Hold
Unburden
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
12 Vivillon Bug Flying Compound Eyes
Shield Dust
Friend Guard
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 52 50 90 50 89 411
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
76 76 76 Butterfree Bug Flying Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 45 50 90 80 70 395
76 76 76 Beedrill Bug Poison Swarm
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 90 40 45 80 75 395
76 76 76 Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
35 70 55 45 55 25 285
76 76 76 Parasect Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
60 95 80 60 80 30 405
76 76 76 Venonat Bug Poison Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
76 76 76 Venomoth Bug Poison Shield Dust
Tinted Lens
Wonder Skin
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
76 76 76 Scyther Bug Flying Swarm
Technician
Steadfast
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
76 76 76 Scizor Bug Steel Swarm
Technician
Light Metal
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
76 Scizor Mega Scizor Bug Steel Technician ½ male, ½ female Bug 70 150 140 65 100 75 600
76 76 76 Pinsir Bug Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
76 Pinsir Mega Pinsir Bug Flying Aerilate ½ male, ½ female Bug 65 155 120 65 90 105 600
76 76 76 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
76 76 76 Ledyba Bug Flying Swarm
Early Bird
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 20 30 40 80 55 265
76 76 76 Ledian Bug Flying Swarm
Early Bird
Iron Fist
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 35 50 55 110 85 390
76 76 76 Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
76 76 76 Ariados Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
76 76 76 Yanmega Bug Flying Speed Boost
Tinted Lens
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Bug 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
76 76 76 Pineco Bug Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
76 76 76 Forretress Bug Steel Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
76 76 76 Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Immunity
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
76 76 76 Gliscor Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Poison Heal
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
76 76 76 Shuckle Bug Rock Sturdy
Gluttony
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Bug 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
76 76 76 Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm
Guts
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
76 Heracross Mega Heracross Bug Fighting Skill Link ½ male, ½ female Bug 80 185 115 40 105 75 600
76 76 76 Beautifly Bug Flying Swarm
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 70 50 100 50 65 395
76 76 76 Dustox Bug Poison Shield Dust
Compound Eyes
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
76 76 76 Surskit Bug Water Swift Swim
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Bug
40 30 32 50 52 65 269
76 76 76 Masquerain Bug Flying Intimidate
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Bug
70 60 62 80 82 60 414
76 76 76 Nincada Bug Ground Compound Eyes
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
76 76 76 Ninjask Bug Flying Speed Boost
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Bug 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
76 76 76 Shedinja Bug Ghost Wonder Guard genderless Mineral 1 90 45 30 30 40 236
76 76 76 Volbeat Bug Illuminate
Swarm
Prankster
always male Bug
Human-Like
65 73 55 47 75 85 400
76 76 76 Illumise Bug Oblivious
Tinted Lens
Prankster
always female Bug
Human-Like
65 47 55 73 75 85 400
76 76 76 Trapinch Ground Hyper Cutter
Arena Trap
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 100 45 45 45 10 290
76 76 76 Vibrava Ground Dragon Levitate ½ male, ½ female Bug 50 70 50 50 50 70 340
76 76 76 Flygon Ground Dragon Levitate ½ male, ½ female Bug 80 100 80 80 80 100 520
76 76 76 Anorith Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
76 76 76 Armaldo Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
76 Kricketot Bug Shed Skin
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 37 25 41 25 41 25 194
76 76 76 Kricketune Bug Swarm
Technician
½ male, ½ female Bug 77 85 51 55 51 65 384
76 76 76 Plant Wormadam Bug Grass Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 59 85 79 105 36 424
76 76 76 Wormadam Sandy Wormadam Bug Ground Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 79 105 59 85 36 424
76 76 76 Wormadam Trash Wormadam Bug Steel Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 69 95 69 95 36 424
76 76 76 Mothim Bug Flying Swarm
Tinted Lens
always male Bug 70 94 50 94 50 66 424
76 76 76 Vespiquen Bug Flying Pressure
Unnerve
always female Bug 70 80 102 80 102 40 474
76 76 76 Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
40 50 90 30 55 65 330
76 76 76 Drapion Poison Dark Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
70 90 110 60 75 95 500
76 76 76 Sewaddle Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
76 76 76 Swadloon Bug Grass Leaf Guard
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 63 90 50 80 42 380
76 76 76 Leavanny Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 103 80 70 80 92 500
76 76 76 Venipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
76 76 76 Whirlipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 55 99 40 79 47 360
76 76 76 Scolipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 100 89 55 69 112 485
76 76 76 Dwebble Bug Rock Sturdy
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Bug
Mineral
50 65 85 35 35 55 325
76 76 76 Crustle Bug Rock Sturdy
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Bug
Mineral
70 95 125 65 75 45 475
76 76 76 Karrablast Bug Swarm
Shed Skin
No Guard
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 75 45 40 45 60 315
76 76 76 Escavalier Bug Steel Swarm
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
76 76 76 Joltik Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
76 76 76 Galvantula Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
76 76 76 Shelmet Bug Hydration
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
76 76 76 Accelgor Bug Hydration
Sticky Hold
Unburden
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
76 76 76 Durant Bug Steel Swarm
Hustle
Truant
½ male, ½ female Bug 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
76 76 76 Larvesta Bug Fire Flame Body
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 85 55 50 55 60 360
76 76 76 Volcarona Bug Fire Flame Body
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 85 60 65 135 105 100 550
76 76 76 Genesect Bug Steel Download genderless Undiscovered 71 120 95 120 95 99 600
76 Vivillon Bug Flying Compound Eyes
Shield Dust
Friend Guard
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 52 50 90 50 89 411

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