Bug Bite
Bug Bite
Type  Bug
Category  Physical
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
PP  20 (max. 32)
Priority  {{{priority}}}
The user bites the target. If the target is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.
Foe Foe
Self Ally
May affect anyone but the user

Bug Bite is an offensive Bug-type move. It can be taught by the Physical Move Tutor of Tsukinami Village for four Red Shards. In 1.03, it could be taught by the Ultimate Move Tutor in Tsukinami Village, at a cost of 4 shards of each color.


Bug Bite inflicts damage. If the target is holding a Berry, the user will eat the Berry and gain its effect. Bug Bite will not eat the target's Berry if it hits its substitute.

The effect of a Jaboca Berry will activate before the Berry can be stolen. Berries like Liechi Berry or Sitrus Berry will be eaten by the attacker, regardless of them meeting their consumption requirement upon taking damage from Bug Bite. Bug Bite shares this effect with Pluck.

Pokémon that learn Bug Bite

By leveling up

Dex no. Pokémon Type Level
#012 Icon012 Cubbug Bug Unknown 14
#013 Icon013 Cubblfly Bug Fairy 1, 8
#014 Icon014 Nimflora Bug Fairy 1, 8
#040 Icon040 Smore Bug Unknown 30
#041 Icon041 Firoke Bug Fire 25
#048 Icon048 Sponee Bug Unknown 30
#049 Icon049 Sponaree Bug Water 25
#107 Icon107 Unymph Bug Unknown 21
#152 Icon152 Colarva Bug Ice 19
#153 Icon153 Frosulo Bug Ice 19
#154 Icon154 Frosthra Bug Ice 19
#172 Icon172 Geigeroach Bug Nuclear 12

By tutoring

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#012 Icon012 Cubbug
Bug Bug
#013 Icon013 Cubblfly
Bug Fairy
#014 Icon014 Nimflora
Bug Fairy
#040 Icon040 Smore
Bug Bug
#041 Icon041 Firoke
Bug Fire
#048 Icon048 Sponee
Bug Bug
#049 Icon049 Sponaree
Bug Water
#063 Icon063 Tricwe
Bug Bug
#064 Icon064 Harylect
Bug Electric
#075 Icon075 Gligar
Ground Flying
#076 Icon076 Gliscor
Ground Flying
#107 Icon107 Unymph
Bug Bug
#108 Icon108 Harptera
Bug Flying
#152 Icon152 Colarva
Bug Ice
#153 Icon153 Frosulo
Bug Ice
#154 Icon154 Frosthra
Bug Ice
#166 Icon166 Hagoop
Poison Electric
#167 Icon167 Haagross
Poison Electric
#168 Icon168 Xenomite
Nuclear Nuclear
#169 Icon169 Xenogen
Nuclear Nuclear
#170 Icon170 Xenoqueen
Nuclear Nuclear
#172 Icon172 Geigeroach
Bug Nuclear
#190 Icon190 Seikamater
Bug Normal
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