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Bug Bite

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Bug 60 100% 20 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage. Should the target be holding a Berry, the user steals this and immediately consumes it; if applicable, the user will experience the Berry's effect, for instance, recovering itself from status with a Lum Berry. The user will not experience the effects of a Custap Berry or Berry Juice consumed by this move.

Competitive Use

Bug Bite may not appear an especially useful move at first, but this move certainly finds it niche. Most notably, when boosted by Technician, this is Scizor's most powerful Bug-type attack, and hence finds its way onto most Swords Dance sets. Additionally, this move is useful in Little Cup, as even though Oran Berry usage has decreased this generation, Berries are still moderately common, and so this move's secondary effect becomes crucial. Otherwise, this move is entirely outclassed by X-Scissor and Megahorn.

Related Moves

Pluck is a Flying-type equivalent.

X-Scissor is a more powerful alternative with no added effect.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Ariados Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
Beautifly Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Rivalry 60 70 50 90 50 65 385
Beedrill Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Sniper 65 80 40 45 80 75 385
Burmy Bug LC Shed Skin / Overcoat 40 29 45 29 45 36 224
Butterfree Bug / Flying NU Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens 60 45 50 80 80 70 385
Caterpie Bug LC Shield Dust / Run Away 45 30 35 20 20 45 195
Combee Bug / Flying LC Honey Gather / Hustle 30 30 42 30 42 70 244
Crustle Bug / Rock RU Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 70 95 125 65 75 45 475
Drapion Poison / Dark RU Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Durant Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Hustle / Truant 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
Dustox Bug / Poison NU Shield Dust / Compoundeyes 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
Dwebble Bug / Rock LC Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 50 65 85 35 35 55 325
Escavalier Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Shell Armor / Overcoat 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
Flygon Ground / Dragon UU Levitate / Levitate 80 100 80 80 80 100 520
Forretress Bug / Steel OU Sturdy / Overcoat 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
Galvantula Bug / Electric RU Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
Heatmor Fire NU Gluttony / Flash Fire / White Smoke 85 97 66 105 66 65 484
Joltik Bug / Electric LC Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
Karrablast Bug LC Swarm / Shed Skin / No Guard 50 75 45 40 45 60 315
Kricketot Bug LC Shed Skin / Run Away 37 25 41 25 41 25 194
Kricketune Bug NU Swarm / Technician 77 85 51 55 51 65 384
Larvesta Bug / Fire LC Flame Body / Swarm 55 85 55 50 55 60 360
Leavanny Bug / Grass NU Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 75 103 80 70 70 92 490
Ledian Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Early Bird / Iron Fist 55 35 50 55 110 85 390
Ledyba Bug / Flying LC Swarm / Early Bird / Rattled 40 20 30 40 80 55 265
Masquerain Bug / Flying NU Intimidate / Unnerve 70 60 62 80 82 60 414
Mothim Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Tinted Lens 70 94 50 94 50 66 424
Nincada Bug / Ground LC Compoundeyes / Run Away 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
Ninjask Bug / Flying NU Speed Boost / Infiltrator 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
Paras Bug / Grass LC Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 35 70 55 45 55 25 285
Parasect Bug / Grass NU Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 60 95 80 60 80 30 405
Pineco Bug LC Sturdy / Overcoat 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
Pinsir Bug NU Hyper Cutter / Mold Breaker / Moxie 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
Scolipede Bug / Poison NU Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 60 90 89 55 69 112 475
Sewaddle Bug / Grass LC Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
Shedinja Bug / Ghost NU Wonder Guard / Wonder Guard 1 90 45 30 30 40 236
Shuckle Bug / Rock NU Sturdy / Gluttony / Contrary 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
Skorupi Poison / Bug LC Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 40 50 90 30 55 65 330
Surskit Bug / Water LC Swift Swim / Rain Dish 40 30 32 50 52 65 269
Trapinch Ground LC Hyper Cutter / Arena Trap / Sheer Force 45 100 45 45 45 10 290
Venipede Bug / Poison LC Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
Venomoth Bug / Poison BL2 Shield Dust / Tinted Lens / Wonder Skin 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
Venonat Bug / Poison LC Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens / Run Away 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
Vespiquen Bug / Flying NU Pressure / Unnerve 70 80 102 80 102 40 474
Volcarona Bug / Fire OU Flame Body / Swarm 85 60 65 135 105 100 550
Weedle Bug / Poison LC Shield Dust / Run Away 40 35 30 20 20 50 195
Wormadam Bug / Grass NU Anticipation / Overcoat 60 59 85 79 105 36 424
Wormadam-G Bug / Ground NU Anticipation / Overcoat 60 79 105 59 85 36 424
Wormadam-S Bug / Steel NU Anticipation / Overcoat 60 69 95 69 95 36 424
Wurmple Bug LC Shield Dust / Run Away 45 45 35 20 30 20 195
Yanmega Bug / Flying UU Speed Boost / Tinted Lens / Frisk 86 76 86 116 56 95 515