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All Bug-type Pokemon weaknesses & resistances

Bug-type Pokemon have weaknesses and resistances trainers can take advantage of so here’s everything you need to know to beat them.



Four Bug-type Pokemon in a Scarlet and Violet background

Bug-type Pokemon show up early in mainline games and can be great team members once they evolve. Here are all Bug-type Pokemon weaknesses and resistances to beat them in battle.

Bug-type Pokemon are usually the stars of the early game in Pokemon adventures thanks to many wild creatures, specialized trainers, and Gym Leaders. They don’t pose a big threat but can be really powerful after evolving.

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Bug-type Pokemon weaknesses and resistances to defeat them easily in any Pokemon game.

What are Bug-type Pokemon?

Bug-type Pokemon usually look like real-life insects so they’re very easy to spot. They also might share some features with Grass and Poison-type Pokemon, which can lead to some mistakes in battle.

On average, Bug-type Pokemon have the lowest base HP and Sp. Attack stats of all types, so they’re usually not anyone’s favorite. Bug-type is the only type without a Legendary Pokemon in their ranks and is one of the most resisted types in the whole franchise. There are no dual-type Pokemon that pair Bug with Dragon or Normal yet.

In Gen 1, Bug-type attacks were super-effective against Poison-type Pokemon and vice versa, which was the only time that occurred in the franchise before it eventually changes. From Gen 2 onward, Bug and Fighting types resisted each other.

Butterfree in Pokemon anime
A lot of Bug-type Pokemon have three-staged evolutionary lines.

All Bug-type Pokemon weaknesses

Bug-type Pokemon are weak against Fire, Flying, and Rock-type attacks. These three categories can take a Bug-type Pokemon with ease, so you should rely on those.

It’s also important to note that Bug-type attacks can be resisted by Fairy, Fire, Fighting, Flying, Ghost, Poison, and Steel-type Pokemon.

All Bug-type Pokemon resistances

Bug-type Pokemon can resist Fighting, Ground, and Grass-type moves. They’re also super-effective against Dark, Grass, and Psychic-type Pokemon, so you should avoid bringing any of these to battle.

Many Bug-type Pokemon are dual types, so keep that in mind when strategizing. For example, the dual Bug and Flying-type is very common and adds weaknesses to Electric and Ice-type moves, resistance to Bug-type attacks, immunity to Ground-type moves, and it doubles the weakness against Rock-type attacks.

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