Top Ten Best Bug Pokemon

Please vote for the best bug pokemon from the kanto to sinnoh region.

The Top Ten

1 Scizor Scizor Scizor, known in Japan as Hassam, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Scizor is just plain awesome. His unique typing of bug and steel give him 10 resistances! Scizor has a gigantic attack stat, along with good defense. Sure, it doesn't have ridiculous speed like its pre-evolution scyther, but to me, scizor is much better scyther. I'm not sure why, really. Oh yeah, scizor looks AWESOME! Just look at those wings! Its pincers! Its just so.. UNgrrRR! I love Scizor! Best bug type ever!... (just keep it away from fire).

Awesome move pool but not to mention has a mega evolution

Scizor is so awesome.

It's soon strong truly the best.

2 Heracross Heracross Heracross, known in Japan as Heracros, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

He's awesome and I love his cute little smile!

Although yanmega has higher base stats overall, heracross is the strongest bug. Yanmega has 5 weaknesses and 4 resistances, whilst heracross has 3 weaknesses and 5 resistances. He has amazing attacking stats and very powerful move choices, as well as decent defense and speed stats. He also has the ability guts, which raises his attack by 50% when it has a status problem, only strengthening it. It also has swarm, which powers up bug type moves when it's health is below 1/3. Imagine mega horn with his ability and its amazing attack stat. Now that's gonna deal some real damage!

It's a good matchup against rock types

Mega heracross just sweeps with 185 attack (mega rayquaza is only 180), and mine sweeps with skill link bullet seed + rock blast (base 125 each and rock blast covers fire type)

3 Volcarona Volcarona


It tops with scizor

Volcarona is an overpowerd bug type with an extremely high special attack along with its best move quiver dance it can destroy every bug type on this list

It is the best

4 Ninjask Ninjask

Shedninja is better still a fan though bug types are awesome

It looks like a robotic beetle,An awesome one

It's really good but in some circumstances, Shedinja is better - fwed


5 Galvantula Galvantula


Speed control with compound eye thunder is amazing

Galvantula is da best as it can shoot web with electric on it

I have fond memories with this pokemon because in my first play through of black and white, this thing was my mvp. Electric type pokemon are also my favourite type and this thing is my 3rd favourite electric type, besides Jolteon and Electivire. And later on when I got into competitive battling, I often found Galvantula on my teams. Galvantula is an amazing sticky web user and threatens many defog users with compound eyes + thunder. It can also be used as a special attacker with a sold 97 special attack and 108 speed. Overall, I love everything about Galvantula, including its design, typing, movepool and stats.

6 Scyther Scyther

Scyther should be higher on this list because it helped me a lot in competitive.

I love Scyther.

One day there will be a pokemon episode where it is revealed Tracy's Scyther died... RIP

Scyther is the best ever! Not only does he look totally awesome, but he's so fast and damn false swipe is dead useful. Probably my favorite non-legendary Pokemon of them all. (Mewtwo rules)

7 Yanmega Yanmega

It's the best

Prehistoric honing missile that will KO you just by buzzing. Obvious weaknesses make it a liability, but is perfect when you need a sp. attacker to wipe through some tough enemies. One ability makes it basically guarantee to attack first but it has tinted lense which makes it's weak not effective attacks double in power. NO WEAK MOVES. Couple that with its speed stat, Yanmega is terrifyingly lethal. Keep it away from rocks, that is it's biggest weakness as rock moves are common.

Yanmega is a large, dark-green dragonfly. Each of Yanmega's segments have a red spot on it while the last segment has a black thorn on it. Yanmega has two black triangular plates on the back of its thorax and another plate on its head. Yanmega has red and white wings. Yanmega's eyes are red with a "Y" shape in each one. It can also be said that Yanmega has the appearance of a plane. -

So good and my favofite

8 Pinsir Pinsir Pinsir, known in Japan as Kailios, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Way more savage and cooler than her across what's not to like

Love this tank!

A wonderful bug-type Pokemon, it's gotten me far in every game I could catch it in. You may be wondering, how and it's simple. He's amazing. He was able to one-hit legendary Pokemon 20 levels under them. He's the reason I save before legendary battles and why false swipe is a move. He can easily beat Scyther while he Sword Dances, Beedrill and Butterfree shouldn't even be fighting him. In other words if you came a generation after him you are too late. Also, he can learn fighting moves since gen 1! He'll beat the elite four, Mew-Two, anything that you throw at him will faint with the right training.

For one pinsir is better than heracross because it is mono type witch has less weaknesses and because heracross do to its dual type it is 4x weak to flying if it is around your level it will faint I'm talking about heracross in this part to any flying type move that does damage and pinsir only has a 2x weakness to flying heracross is pretty cool but pinsir is better plus it can learn submission, brick break, revenge, x-sissor, guillotine, superpower, thrash, vital throw seismic toss, focus blast, mega punch, mega kick, body slam, double edge, giga impact, hyper beam, stone edge, and focus punch this thing is definitely strong and that's an under statement.

9 Scolipide

Its design is one of the best.

Actually the best

Best bug boi. Decent typing, good movepool, amazing attack + speed.

Literally the BEST pokemon, carried me through pokemon black

10 Genesect Genesect Genesect, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Why is this #10! Genesect is amazing

What are these losers doing above Genesect! Genesect could beat them all any day! - DemonSpiritGhostKitten

What is wrong with you people! Why he so low

Its Stronger Than it looks


The Contenders

11 Beedrill Beedrill

Beedrill first mega beedrill can kill anything


I like Beedrill because he start at weak pokemon and on final form he get
stronger and Beedrill have bad ass mega form

I AM TERRIFIED OF WASPS. Being terrified of drills that can pierce your body IS COMMON SENSE. Beedrill (especially its mega) is so terrifying that it's badass. Vikavolt is good too but Beedrill wins because of the fear factor (pardon the pun)

12 Leavanny Leavanny

I LOVE leaving she's a masterpiece

Leavanny is my favorite bug type, because it brings back my childhood memories. I remember it in my Black play through, and it was a star player, plus the first Pokemon I had reach level 100. Plus, it was shiny!

You can find a Sewaddle at the very beginning of the game, but when you fully evolve it it has great moves and stats! Not number one, but definitely deserves to be higher.

It may have lot's of weaknesses, but It doesn't keep me from loving this Pokemon. I like it's concept and mother like personality very much :).

13 Butterfree Butterfree

Butterfree is tough! I had it as a part of my party. I would never, I mean NEVER let go of it!


Butterfree is totally underestimated. It used to be my league powerhouse in leaf green. With compound eyes as it ability, it can spam sleep powder with higher accuracy. Then I teach it dream eater to make it really strong. The best butterfly pokemon ever.

I love this Pokemon

14 Vespiquen Vespiquen

One of the most uniquely designed pokemon ever! Should be much higher on this list.

Vespiquen deserves to be #1

When I read her stats, I freaked out. First of all, high defense. Okay, that's not impressive, but then... Fell Stinger, DESTINY BOND (you die your opponent die with you), Confuse Ray, Poison Sting, Toxic, Fury Cutter, Power Gem, and stuff like that. But most importantly... THREE OP SIGNATURE MOVES. Attack Order is basically Slash upgraded. Defend Order makes you invulnerable. Heal Order was the same as Milk Drink (Oh man, NOBODY likes Milk Drink)... when you're trying to eat some berries to get some HP, Vespiquen had Unnerve, which stops you from doing that... wow, it was so OP it can rival Genesect. I still don't understand why it was so low :(

Dude I love this is in my top 5 most favorite bug pokemon. This gigantic bee is one of the best defensive pokemon ever created and isn't that bad with attack power. Plus with moves like Heal order and Defense Order it is really hard to beat...Even if u have a pokemon like Charizard going up against it is still going to be difficult to beat...I have faced this situation in PVP battle where I had my charizard going up against one and I was struggling. I wish this was higher on the list but pretty much every bug in the top 10, should be there...Except for ninjask. Also...PEOPLE THINK THAT BUTTERFREE IS BETTER THAN THIS TANK?!...THANK AGAIN PEOPLE...THINK...AGAIN

15 Durant Durant

So strong don't underestimate his size he is strong - TENTACRUEL

He replased scizor for me with its 109 base speed ant* attack combine that with its ability hustle for a 50% attack boost at the cost of acc
but can learn arial ace which can't miss together with strong moves like x-scizor and ironhead for stab with either supper power or dig gives you a mon that gets underestimated

* pun intended

Durant is very fast, very strong and if you give him 1 hone claws, he may sweep enemy team.

Steel AND Bug, couldn't ask for a better type arrangement! And his attack is OP!

Actually, a fire would delete it so not really. A ghost normal however... - fwed

16 Masquerain Masquerain

Love the watermelon - Gergoli

This guy is cool...that's all I need to say

Masquerain's design is amazing! Also it's actually pretty good too now that it got it's speed and special attack buffed in gen 7. And it's movepool is great too. It even learns ice beam.

even the name sounds cute - spongelover

17 Beautifly Beautifly

I love her design and she can be really strong if you train her she is amazing and underrated!

So underrated! Best bug type!

I've been reading a lot about bug types but honestly I'm resetting and playing Pokemon sapphire with this guy on my team. Maybe it's the looks but in game considering all its weaknesses it would be a challenge to have but seriously beautifly has some good qualities to it, even if it is outshined by a lot of others. Give her a chance guise :3

Dude, go for it. I've got Beautifly on my Ruby team and although it struggled early on, once it learned Giga Drain and Gust it became a powerhouse on my team. Beautifly is even better in Sapphire because it learns Grass attacks giving you a huge advantage over Team Aqua

18 Ariados Ariados

I have a shiny one in my Moon and it is a BEAST

Ariados should be in the top ten because it is a pretty good Pokemon and it is one of the few bug types that can learn sticky web.

Ariados is a spider-like Pok�mon in appearance. It has a red body with black stripes and an unhappy face on its abdomen. Ariados has four yellow legs with purple stripes; its fifth and sixth legs seem to have been moved onto its back. -

Useful in battle, decent stats, and it looks BADASS, easily the coolest and best designed bug Pokemon in the whole game. It's only problem is it's speed.

19 Shedinja Shedinja

In its home region, only two gyms have an advantage rock and fire. BUT, you can't get shedninja till after the rock gym letting you only worry about the fire gym which comes fourth. The same with the elite four, two have advantages, but with good speed, attack, and phantom force, the second elite, ghost type user, should be a clean sweep.

Best ability and can reck noobs, excellent support learning quick 2 part moves to get the jump on your foes. If only it had more hit ponts

He's mostly unstopable

He should be on #1

20 Armaldo Armaldo

Armaldo is the Best Bug Type, the Best Fossil Pokemon, and the Best Pokemon.

WHY IT IS ON BOTTOM? I mean worse than beautifly?

I agree that Armaldo should be at least in the top 10s. Its one of the greatest fossil Pokemon that there is. Both rock type and bug type can sure take a lot of types of Pokemon. It takes lots of patience to train anorith to armaldo level but it's worth it. When I was facing Steven, his Armaldo wasn't easy to defeat so I vote for Armaldo!

Should be in top ten. Rock-bug type can take down any grass, flying, fire, or ice type. Plus massive attack and defense.

21 Accelgor

It should be at least in the Top 10. It has amazing HP, Special Attack, and Speed. Also, the design is so cool - Pokemonfan10

Good for cleaning out teams in the end game

Love this thing so underrated

Accelgor is awesome it's like a bug ninja so cool

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22 Golisopod Golisopod

Great Typing

Powerful pokemon

Great Bulk and Attack, great to use on any team.

He Awesome... but should he be near the top?

23 Paras Paras Paras, known in Japan as Paras, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I like how its above its evolution

Paras is beast because he can poison, paralyze, and put to sleep enemy Pokemon. Plus he learns he learns all different types of status moves at a lower level.

He so bad ass I accidentally voted for him

I'd put my dick in THAT mouth...

24 Caterpie Caterpie Caterpie, known in Japan as Caterpie, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Guys it's a pie EAT IT - fwed

The best pokemon

Best bug type ever

Uh caterpie...

25 Parasect Parasect

Isn't Parasect already in this list? - fwed

... Essentially a zombie...
Points for creativity...
(Hides under bed scared)

So underrated. This guy is a fantastic staller, and if you don't choose Bulbasaur, Parasect is almost a perfect replacement! How is Paras, the pre-evolution, higher than Parasect? - Meko750

Parasect learns spore more questions?

26 Karrablast
27 Vikavolt Vikavolt

This should be number 1

I also voted for this at electric types but there it was like, 30th

thank god it's here

27!? It should be number 3 after genesect and volcarona

This thing in 27th why? This thing Is a beast combined with choice specs it destroys with T Bolt Energy Ball Bug Buzz and HP ice

28 Crustle

This guy is a tank - fwed

Crustle is awesome he also has beast defense AND HE CAN LEARN SHELL SMASH that is a very good move still I don't think he will make one but I think that he is a very very good bug type

A Bulky Pokemon that can be an absolute monster if used right. Works best if you have multiple Pokemon on the field as most trainers avoid targeting it.

This Ed about Top 10

29 Cutiefly Cutiefly
30 Shuckle Shuckle Shuckle, known in Japan as Tsubotsubo, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

God has arrived.

In my opinion, Shuckle is one of the best Pokemon. But he relies too heavily on other Pokemon to actually be good on his own.

For example. If you were to teach Shuckle Bulk up to max attack and defense so that when you use Power Trick you can take a hit. He has such little health that he would be dead in a couple of turns.

I suggest using Follow Me or Baton Pass so he will be prepared to take on other Pokemon.

Shuckle is unbeatable in a double battle with my gallade! Gallade uses trick room while shuckle uses power trick last in that turn, then next turn he basically can kill anyone he wants in one hit and goes first!

Power trick room. Double battle, Shuckle and Dusknoir

31 Vivillon Vivillon Vivillon, known in Japan as ビビヨン (viviyon) is a dual Bug-Flying type Pokémon in the Pokémon series. It is often criticized for being number 666 in the national Pokédex. This is pretty odd, as it resembles a butterfly.

In my opinion, Vivillon is one of the most elegant and beautiful bug type Pokemon. Shame that it's stats are kind of lackluster without a boost from Quiver Dance.

Vivillon can easily set up after sleep powder with quiver dance and sweep. My favourite bug, and bugs my favourite type

You see this thing? This thing is a beast. Literally. Put this in a rain team with Hurricane and you are good to sweep.

She is the most elegant and beautiful Bug type including Beautifly and she even had patterns, isn't that great?

32 Mega Scizor

Scizor is good MEGA Scizor is op

How is scizor better than mega scizor?

They are the same thing - TENTACRUEL

If scissor is first then mega scissor should be before it

33 Venomoth Venomoth

The awesome Psychic Moth! It learns Quiver Dance and has an amazing ability (tinted lens)! Plus... It's just such an awesome poke- don't believe me, ask Sabrina- she has one (her only non-psychic type)!

Venomoth is the all time best insect pokemon. It has giagantic base HP for an insect and one of the few insects that actually learns Psychic.

to be able to use psychic type moves on a pokemon which is not psychic it self is cool

26? The hell? This thing is badass! Quiver Dance + Sleep Powder + Bug Buzz + Sludge Bomb + Tinted Lens +

34 Escavalier

I have to pick between scizor and escavalier because they both only have one weakness. escavalier has 25 more defense, 5 attack and 5 sp defense. He lacks speed so why not give this tank a counter? Also he can learn drill run (ground) to take out fire types. Scizor is better only because he has an omega form.

Escavalier should be MUCH higher on this list. More so in the top ten.

They work very well together

Even though I love scizor I have to say escavilier is a better mon. It is a decent tank with its 105 defense/Speical defense and can work very well with assault vest due to it having the move fell stinger and other good and usable STAB moves

35 Ribombee Ribombee
36 Dustox Dustox

I like it as a moth based

Dustox is awesome better than venomoth


I actually like this pokemon because of its early learning of confusion when it evolves. Its good to have early on unlike a bunch of other bug type pokemon and deserves more praise.

37 Ledian Ledian

Ledian resembles a large, mostly red ladybug. It has two black antennae, a black neck and a black spot in the center of its forehead. Its two eyes are large, blue and slanted, reminiscent of the stereotypical alien. Its four arms are like those of its pre-evolved form Ledyba: black stalks with cartoonish white fists at the end. Its two legs are similar to its arms, but end with large red feet. Its back is red in coloration, with the undersides of the ladybug-like wing covers yellow. -

cute... very cute!!!!
love it a lot...

It has the move set Substitute, Focus Punch, Swords Dance, and Baton Pass. Master move set right there. I mean come on! - gorilladanny

Ice punch, thunder punch, drain punch, and psy beam. I always thought having one as a power house was fun.

38 Scolipede Scolipede

Love this dude

Isn't this already at 9 why is there a second one? - fwed

It's a better version of ninjask if you ask me more bulk speed boost and swords dance swords dance once then into protect then baton pass

So huge and awesome, I think it's a beast

39 Kricketot Kricketot
40 Araquanid Araquanid

Fire weakness is countered too - fwed

Like, the hell? This beats the crap out of everyone to be honest, it should be way higher, there are other bug types that are higher on this list that are way worst than this one

Spam the crap out of liquidation. Enough said.

It's ability. Nothing more to say here.

41 Kriketune

He is a very nice bug pokemon

Don't see why so low not the best bug pokemon but definitely shouldn't be below caterpie or jolitok - germshep24

cool... from the sinnoh region...

They are so awesome! They can play beautiful music and they're awesome scythes are like katanas.

42 Forretress Forretress

Even though it is really vulnerable on fire attacks, it is the only type that could do super-effective on this bad boy. The rest are 1x or 1/2x.
With lagging tail hold item, Gyro Ball is obviously a viable choice and great STAB. Bug Bite for another STAB. Add Rapid Spin to counter Spikes, Seeds, etc. Add Explosion to the mix which would kill 99% of the time. Carried me and my team on Heart Gold.

Only problem is, it can get annihilated by fire types - fwed

Come on, really guys? Forretress is OP and he definitely shouldn't belong at 33, I mean just look at his STAB defense!

Forretress must be higher in the list. He can put hazards and do rapid spin and have nice defenses

43 Joltik Joltik Joltik, known in Japan as Bachuru, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I Like Joltik, okay? It's fast and evolves into galvantula which is super powerful. - Swaggy11


44 Mothim Mothim

Mothim has four tan-colored wings, two large and two small, with orange circles adorning them. The wings split to three at the tip of the larger wings and splits in two at the tips of the smaller wings. Mothim has a black head, with orange eyes and two red and gray antennae above his head. Mothim's body is also black with a patch of orange on the underside and his legs are gray. He also has a small black tail that splits into two. It doesn't matter what form Burmy was in before it evolved; Mothim will always look the same. They also will have a small gray stripe running down their back. -

cute and strong pokemon.... also like this=)

Believe it or not, Mothims are really good. They learn powerful attacks like Bug Bite at low levels and are really good additions to one's team.

45 Pineco

Pineco is literally my favorite Pokemon of all time. He's adorable, will drop from trees and blow up in your face, and just hops around everywhere. The absolute best

Common! Who doen't like an exploding pinecone? Number one Right Here!

Pineco is one of my favourie Pokémon...

46 Chespin Chespin Chespin, known in Japan as Harimaron, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

kill me

This is a bug type!

Chespin che!

This isn't a bug type! 1

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47 Arceus Arceus Arceus is a legendary Pokémon from the Pókemon series. He first appeared in the 18th Pokémon movie alongside other Legendary Pokémon.

Can change types

Looks like a warframe


Didn't know he was a bug type to.

It's a normal type blerr - TENTACRUEL

48 Gliscor Gliscor Gliscor, known in Japan as Glion, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

MandJTV best pokemon well bug type - TENTACRUEL

Super strong helpful and one of the strongest


49 Weedle Weedle Weedle, known in Japan as Beedle, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Love you

So, you're trying to tell me my mate weedle is worse than caterpie? You are gonna have a bad time...
He is better than him in every single way, he learns Poison Sting, String Shot and Bug Bite? Caterpie gets tackle instead of Poison Sting leaving him at an obvious disadvantage as while he is using tackle he has to deal with being poisoned and my attacks whatever they may be.

If you have ever once thought in your life that weedle is bad, actually think about it for a minute he's not the worst bug type like everyone says, that is in-fact caterpie.

Way cooler than caterpie

Stronger and cooler than. Caterpie

50 Sewaddle Sewaddle

Sewaddle be banging ashes mom

NANI why is Seawaddle Numero 49 THIS BIG BOI is a GOD he can KO Arceus by just looking at him HE has the GOD of all Pokemon QUAKING in fear and makes every waman go after him

Cute, adorable and an awesome Pokemon you can't help but love

Sewaddle should be at number 1

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