Essentials

Bug Bite

Bug physical

Generation 4

Summary

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

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
60; percentile 33.7
Accuracy
100%
PP
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. If the target is holding a berry, this move has double power, and the user takes the berry and uses it immediately.

If the target is holding a Jaboca Berry or Rowap Berry, the berry is still removed, but has no effect.

If this move is super effective and the target is holding a berry that can reduce this move's damage, it will do so, and will not be stolen.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user bites the foe. If the foe is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user bites the target. If the target is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user bites the target. If the target is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.

Foreign Names

Japanese
むしくい (mushikui)
Korean
벌레먹음
French
Piqûre
German
Käferbiss
Spanish
Picadura
Italian
Coleomorso
Czech
Hmyzí kousanec

Contests

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Tough
Appeal
Flavor text
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Bug Bite.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Pluck Flying physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

Pokémon

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

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

Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
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.
15 15 15 15 Caterpie Bug Shield Dust
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 30 35 20 20 45 195
15 15 15 15 Weedle Bug Poison Shield Dust
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 35 30 20 20 50 195
Ariados Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
Yanmega Bug Flying Speed Boost
Tinted Lens
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Bug 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
9 9 9 9 Pineco Bug Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
Forretress Bug Steel Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
40 49 42 42 Shuckle Bug Rock Sturdy
Gluttony
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Bug 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
15 15 15 15 Wurmple Bug Shield Dust
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 45 35 20 30 20 195
Ninjask Bug Flying Speed Boost
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Bug 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
16 16 16 16 Kricketot Bug Shed Skin
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 37 25 41 25 41 25 194
15 15 15 15 Burmy Bug Shed Skin
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 29 45 29 45 36 224
15 15 15 15 Plant Wormadam Bug Grass Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 59 85 79 105 36 424
15 15 15 15 Sandy Wormadam Sandy Wormadam Bug Ground Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 79 105 59 85 36 424
15 15 15 15 Trash Wormadam Trash Wormadam Bug Steel Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 69 95 69 95 36 424
15 15 15 15 Mothim Bug Flying Swarm
Tinted Lens
always male Bug 70 94 50 94 50 66 424
13 13 13 13 Combee Bug Flying Honey Gather
Hustle
⅞ male, ⅛ female Bug 30 30 42 30 42 70 244
34 34 20 20 Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
40 50 90 30 55 65 330
34 34 20 20 Drapion Poison Dark Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
70 90 110 60 75 95 500
8 8 8 Sewaddle Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
Swadloon Bug Grass Leaf Guard
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 63 90 50 80 42 380
Leavanny Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 103 80 70 80 92 500
22 22 22 Venipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
23 23 23 Whirlipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 55 99 40 79 47 360
23 23 23 Scolipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 100 89 55 69 112 485
23 23 23 Dwebble Bug Rock Sturdy
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Bug
Mineral
50 65 85 35 35 55 325
23 23 23 Crustle Bug Rock Sturdy
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Bug
Mineral
70 95 125 65 75 45 475
18 18 18 Joltik Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
18 18 18 Galvantula Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
36 36 36 Heatmor Fire Gluttony
Flash Fire
White Smoke
½ male, ½ female Field 85 97 66 105 66 65 484
26 26 26 Durant Bug Steel Swarm
Hustle
Truant
½ male, ½ female Bug 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
40 40 40 Larvesta Bug Fire Flame Body
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 85 55 50 55 60 360
15 Scatterbug Bug Shield Dust
Compound Eyes
Friend Guard
½ male, ½ female Bug 38 35 40 27 25 35 200
Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
35 70 55 45 55 25 285
• • • • • Venonat Bug Poison Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
• • • Pinsir Bug Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
• Mega Pinsir Mega Pinsir Bug Flying Aerilate ½ male, ½ female Bug 65 155 120 65 90 105 600
• • • • • Ledyba Bug Flying Swarm
Early Bird
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 20 30 40 80 55 265
• • • • • Surskit Bug Water Swift Swim
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Bug
40 30 32 50 52 65 269
• • • • • Nincada Bug Ground Compound Eyes
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
• • • Trapinch Ground Hyper Cutter
Arena Trap
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 100 45 45 45 10 290
• • • Karrablast Bug Swarm
Shed Skin
No Guard
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 75 45 40 45 60 315
Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Caterpie Bug Shield Dust
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 30 35 20 20 45 195
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Metapod Bug Shed Skin ½ male, ½ female Bug 50 20 55 25 25 30 205
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Butterfree Bug Flying Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 45 50 90 80 70 395
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Weedle Bug Poison Shield Dust
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 35 30 20 20 50 195
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Kakuna Bug Poison Shed Skin ½ male, ½ female Bug 45 25 50 25 25 35 205
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Beedrill Bug Poison Swarm
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 90 40 45 80 75 395
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
35 70 55 45 55 25 285
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Parasect Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
60 95 80 60 80 30 405
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Venonat Bug Poison Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Venomoth Bug Poison Shield Dust
Tinted Lens
Wonder Skin
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Weepinbell Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Grass 65 90 50 85 45 55 390
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Victreebel Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Grass 80 105 65 100 70 70 490
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Scyther Bug Flying Swarm
Technician
Steadfast
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Scizor Bug Steel Swarm
Technician
Light Metal
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Pinsir Bug Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ledyba Bug Flying Swarm
Early Bird
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 20 30 40 80 55 265
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ledian Bug Flying Swarm
Early Bird
Iron Fist
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 35 50 55 110 85 390
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ariados Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Yanma Bug Flying Speed Boost
Compound Eyes
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 65 45 75 45 95 390
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Yanmega Bug Flying Speed Boost
Tinted Lens
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Bug 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Pineco Bug Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Forretress Bug Steel Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Immunity
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Gliscor Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Poison Heal
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Shuckle Bug Rock Sturdy
Gluttony
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Bug 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm
Guts
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Wurmple Bug Shield Dust
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 45 35 20 30 20 195
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Silcoon Bug Shed Skin ½ male, ½ female Bug 50 35 55 25 25 15 205
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Beautifly Bug Flying Swarm
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 70 50 100 50 65 395
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Cascoon Bug Shed Skin ½ male, ½ female Bug 50 35 55 25 25 15 205
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Dustox Bug Poison Shield Dust
Compound Eyes
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Surskit Bug Water Swift Swim
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Bug
40 30 32 50 52 65 269
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Masquerain Bug Flying Intimidate
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Bug
70 60 62 80 82 60 414
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Nincada Bug Ground Compound Eyes
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ninjask Bug Flying Speed Boost
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Bug 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Shedinja Bug Ghost Wonder Guard genderless Mineral 1 90 45 30 30 40 236
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Volbeat Bug Illuminate
Swarm
Prankster
always male Bug
Human-Like
65 73 55 47 75 85 400
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Illumise Bug Oblivious
Tinted Lens
Prankster
always female Bug
Human-Like
65 47 55 73 75 85 400
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Trapinch Ground Hyper Cutter
Arena Trap
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 100 45 45 45 10 290
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Vibrava Ground Dragon Levitate ½ male, ½ female Bug 50 70 50 50 50 70 340
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Flygon Ground Dragon Levitate ½ male, ½ female Bug 80 100 80 80 80 100 520
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Anorith Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Armaldo Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Kricketot Bug Shed Skin
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 37 25 41 25 41 25 194
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Kricketune Bug Swarm
Technician
½ male, ½ female Bug 77 85 51 55 51 65 384
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Burmy Bug Shed Skin
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 29 45 29 45 36 224
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Plant Wormadam Bug Grass Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 59 85 79 105 36 424
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sandy Wormadam Sandy Wormadam Bug Ground Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 79 105 59 85 36 424
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Trash Wormadam Trash Wormadam Bug Steel Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 69 95 69 95 36 424
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mothim Bug Flying Swarm
Tinted Lens
always male Bug 70 94 50 94 50 66 424
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Combee Bug Flying Honey Gather
Hustle
⅞ male, ⅛ female Bug 30 30 42 30 42 70 244
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Vespiquen Bug Flying Pressure
Unnerve
always female Bug 70 80 102 80 102 40 474
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
40 50 90 30 55 65 330
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Drapion Poison Dark Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
70 90 110 60 75 95 500
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Carnivine Grass Levitate ½ male, ½ female Grass 74 100 72 90 72 46 454
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Heatran Fire Steel Flash Fire
Flame Body
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 91 90 106 130 106 77 600
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sewaddle Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swadloon Bug Grass Leaf Guard
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 63 90 50 80 42 380
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Leavanny Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 103 80 70 80 92 500
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Venipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Whirlipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 55 99 40 79 47 360
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Scolipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 100 89 55 69 112 485
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Dwebble Bug Rock Sturdy
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Bug
Mineral
50 65 85 35 35 55 325
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Crustle Bug Rock Sturdy
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Bug
Mineral
70 95 125 65 75 45 475
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Karrablast Bug Swarm
Shed Skin
No Guard
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 75 45 40 45 60 315
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Escavalier Bug Steel Swarm
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Joltik Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Galvantula Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Shelmet Bug Hydration
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Accelgor Bug Hydration
Sticky Hold
Unburden
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Heatmor Fire Gluttony
Flash Fire
White Smoke
½ male, ½ female Field 85 97 66 105 66 65 484
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Durant Bug Steel Swarm
Hustle
Truant
½ male, ½ female Bug 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Larvesta Bug Fire Flame Body
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 85 55 50 55 60 360
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Volcarona Bug Fire Flame Body
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 85 60 65 135 105 100 550
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Genesect Bug Steel Download genderless Undiscovered 71 120 95 120 95 99 600

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