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Bug Buzz

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Bug 90 100% 10 0 Special Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage. Pokemon with the ability Soundproof are immune.

Competitive Use

Bug Buzz is the premier special Bug-type move in the game; otherwise, only Signal Beam is seen, and this is only ever seen on Pokemon who do not learn Bug Buzz. Though its Base Power is not exceptional, the move is powerful enough with STAB to allow special attackers such as Yanmega and Volcarona to wreak havoc. Notably, Yanmega and Venomoth can use the move alongside Tinted Lens, giving the move excellent coverage on its own. Altogether, though most of the Pokemon which learn Bug Buzz are weak, every single one gets STAB on the move, and as such Bug Buzz will be frequently seen on any with a passable Special Attack stat.

Related Moves

Signal Beam is a weaker alternative with wider distribution and a chance to confuse the opponent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Accelgor Bug RU Hydration / Sticky Hold / Unburden 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
Beautifly Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Rivalry 60 70 50 90 50 65 385
Butterfree Bug / Flying NU Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens 60 45 50 80 80 70 385
Dustox Bug / Poison NU Shield Dust / Compoundeyes 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
Escavalier Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Shell Armor / Overcoat 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
Galvantula Bug / Electric RU Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
Genesect Bug / Steel Uber Download 71 120 95 120 95 99 600
Illumise Bug NU Oblivious / Tinted Lens / Prankster 65 47 55 73 75 85 400
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
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
Scizor Bug / Steel OU Swarm / Technician / Light Metal 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
Scyther Bug / Flying RU Swarm / Technician / Steadfast 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
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
Shelmet Bug LC Hydration / Shell Armor / Overcoat 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
Venomoth Bug / Poison BL2 Shield Dust / Tinted Lens / Wonder Skin 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
Volbeat Bug NU Illuminate / Swarm / Prankster 65 73 55 47 75 85 400
Volcarona Bug / Fire OU Flame Body / Swarm 85 60 65 135 105 100 550
Yanmega Bug / Flying UU Speed Boost / Tinted Lens / Frisk 86 76 86 116 56 95 515