Top 10 Best Bug Type Pokemon

The Top Ten
1 Scizor Scizor, known in Japan as Hassam, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It is a Bug - Steel type, and was first introduced in the Gen 2 games (Gold and Silver) in 1999.

Scizor. Scizor. The Ultimate Bug type, one of the few that doesn't suck. It Heracross and Yanmega are the only bug types you should ever consider. But Scizor is better than them both. Good stats in pretty much everything, Technician bug bite and bullet punch = instant murder. It's one of the few bug types able to deal with rock. It's probably the best bug type in-game, and competitively (then there's Bug Arceus, but COME ON). This thing deserves 1st, and nothing should stand in its way. Horned bipedal bug vs steel eye claws badass bug? I think we know the winner...

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).

2 Volcarona

Volcarona really doesn't look as awesome as Scizor, Scolipede, or Heracross. It's abdomen-ish part looks like it's checkered, which I will admit looks rather strange. Besides, Volcarona is actually more of a fire type, so it will get completely creamed by a strong water type if you don't have complete control over it. So, unless you are good enough to manage it well, it's really not great.

Volcarona already has high special defense and decent speed. Now combine that with quiver dance and you've got a very powerful sweeper. It also has a powerful signature move in fiery dance which has 80 power and has a 50% chance to increase special attack. This thing is op it has an amazing design it looks so beautiful.

What? Only number 4? Preposterous! Volcarona is the epitome of powerful bug types. It will put any other bug type in its place. The only type that Volcarona could possibly fear is Rock, but because of rock-types typically having low speed and low special defense, there really isn't much to worry about.

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

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!

Heracross are large beetle-like Pokemon covered in a blue exoskeleton. The most notable feature is the large, pronged horn protruding out of its forehead. Heracross has two antennae with spherical tips to the sides of the horn, and elliptical eyes with yellow scleras. Heracross has small spiky extensions on the forearm segments of its exoskeleton, and two claws on its hands. Heracross has a single spiky extension on each thigh, and one pointed toe on its feet.

4 Scyther

Scyther is a really good bug type Pokemon. Of you are going for a full bug team, it should be: scyther (or scizor ) ninjask, pinsir, butterfree, genesect, and scolipede. This will give you a variety of different Pokemon types so you can match them to other Pokemon, and don't think about moving Scyther, because he is the essential part of this team

Scyther has the blades for arms, Scyther has the dinosaur shaped head, and is a Scyther and a Scizor were coming towards me to kill me I would want the Scizor to kill me first because I would be so scared of what the Scyther will do to me. For bug type Pokemon Scyther is a beast.

Not only is Scyther arguably better in design than scizor. But he is also the best bug Pokemon of generation 1. Although scizor is superior in typing and stats, scyther has scythes as arms. Scythes>claws in my opinion.

5 Ninjask

Ninjask is literally the fastest pokemon (besides legendary pokemon). With baton pass and an ability that only further boosts Ninjask's speed, it is one of the best, if not the best, supporter pokemon. Ninjask also has a pretty solid attack stat, so it can use choice band as well.

Speed Boost is amazing, just spam Protect and Substitute, and if your Substitute doesn't fade within a turn, use Swords Dance, Baton Pass it on to a Pokemon like Scizor, or Heracross, and then sweep your opponent's team.

Ninjask is obviously the best bug type. I mean his amazing speed makes him almost impossible to out speed. About 99 percent of the time he gos first. Just give a powerb racer to raise his attack stat and he WILL be nearly impossible to beat.

6 Scolipede

Best competitive bug type along with scizor hands down. Incredible speed+speed boost, this makes it so that it outspeeds pretty much the whole OU tier. With the exception of Pheromosa. Even sand rush Excadrill gets beaten. And when you feel like Scolipede is dying, just deliver those speed boosts to a slower pokemon with baton pass and dominate even more. It also has a very cool and unique design.

Scolipede is my personal favorite bug type Pokemon. Not only because of it's incredible speed and learnable attacks, but also it's ability to wreck any psychic and grass type in one shot! My Scolipede has entered the Hall of Fame, and won link battles multiple times.

Because Scolipede has an amazing Hidden Ability, Speed Boost, it can utilize this with both Iron Defense and Swords Dance and Baton Pass to very effectively set up many dangerous early-game sweepers. I have tried using this format to set up to my Snorlax, elimanting the necessary Belly Drum and Stockpile combo. I then spammed Body Slam and OHKO'd everything.

7 Galvantula

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.

I always loved Joltik. I thought he was one of the cutest bug-type Pokemon along with Venonat. Even though his evoloution, Galvantula, is slightly less cute, he's definitely more powerful, which makes him one of the coolest electric AND bug-type.

I'd say Galvantula is a pretty good bug type, with it's ability, and is really fast. However, there are some types it will be creamed against, unfortunately, otherwise he would be great.

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

Genesect is by FAR the most OP Bug Pokemon, and one of the most OP Pokemon in general. A Base 120 power move with no recharge time and the ability to change types? The fact that Genesect got banned to uber says enough, and it has good speed with both offenses being 120. The only Bug Pokemon that really can take down Genesect is Volcarona since Volcarona is faster (99 compared to 100 base speed, almost no difference), but scarfed Genesect can fix that and take advantage of Volcarona's bad physical defences, since Volcarona is unlikely to be scarfed and Quiver Dance takes time to set up. Not a lot can counter Genesect IN UBER TIER, except for possibly Ghost/Steel Arceus and Dialga but even those are at risk. Seriously, Genesect has the potential to wreck any other bug Pokemon in this list.

How can Genesect only be here? Genesect isn't just one of the most powerful Bug Pokemon, it's even OP in Uber, and is so hard to counter. It has the same typing as Scizor (1 4x weakness and a ton of resistances), dual 120 base power stabs, high speed and a really, really OP ability. This thing could wreck most Pokemon in a battle. Even Mewtwo and Eviolite Chansey are hiding in a corner.

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

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.

How is Pinsir this far below Heracross? Pinsir is a great Pokemon and deserves better, he has great attack, and good speed/Defense, But once he Mega Evolves He becomes a powerhouse, his attack and speed skyrocket and he is able to pull of sweeps with the right moveset, Plus don't forget, Heracross came out in Gen 2, Pinsir was released in Gen 1, Pinsir is the OG Beetle and deserves to be high on this list

10 Yanmega Yanmega, known in Japanese as Megayanma is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation IV. It evolves from Yanma when leveled up while knowing Ancient Power.

Yanmega is so versatile. DetectProtect allows that one turn for speedboost to guarantee one turn to inflict massive damage. Air slash and Bug buzz outright counter Blaziken and Darkrai.

Strugglebug can hit all opponents and reduce their special attack. Air slash with kings rock at high speed makes for some crucial flinches, especially in triples and doubles for buying time.

This Pokemon is so underrated. Rock and Steel types are about the only things stopping Yanmega from sweeping all day long. I agree that it should have been bug/dragon. I pray for a mega form that can do this!

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.

The Contenders
11 Leavanny

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.

This Pokemon is good but it just has a horrible typing. 2 4X weaknesses to Fire and Flying and also weak to rock, bug, poison and ice.

12 Beedrill

Beedrill is an amazing bug type Pokemon, with Bug/Poison typing it destroys Pokemon like Hydreigon, Whimscott, Tangrowth, and Clefable, while it can still hold its own against Pokemon like Medicham and Slowbro. It has a mega evolution, further boosting its outstanding attack and speed and giving it an amazing ability. It has trouble with Pokemon like Charizard, Metagross, and Bronzong, but otherwise is an amazing sweeper. He has been a Pokemon since gen 1, early access and early evolution, moves like pin missile, poison jab, brick break, and pursuit make for an amazing competitive and in game. My number one.

Beedrill's mega though... It went from having the same attack as Weepinbell and Carvanha to having better Attack than Haxorus, Landorus-T, Garchomp (before mega evolving), Mega Salamence, Mega Metagross (well, it does have Tough Claws), it has the same attack as regular Groudon, Primal Kyogre, Zekrom, regular Deoxys, and even more legendaries. Sure, Mega Heracross and Mega Pinsir have better attack, but Beedrill got a HUGE buff in attack. Its Speed stat is its biggest buff, it went from 75 (same Speed as Delibird), to 145. Pokemon known for Speed, like Crobat, Jolteon, Weavile, and even Garchomp, are out-sped by Mega Beedrill. Beedrill's weak points however, are its HP (65), its defenses, and its SpA stat (15, same as MAGIKARP).

13 Butterfree

Butterfree resembles a vaguely anthropomorphic butterfly. Unlike true insects, it only has four legs, which are a pale blue color. It has a nose-like structure which is a similar color. Butterfree's body's coloration is a darker purple-blue. It has large veined wings which are white with black markings. These markings can help distinguish male and female individuals. It has large compound eyes which tend to be a reddish color. Like members of the order Lepidoptera, Butterfree's wings are covered in fine scales. Its legs are covered in fine hairs which aid in the collection of honey.

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.

Butterfree can learn a wide variety of moves including sleep powder and poison powder which makes it a special effect Pokemon of awesomeness.

14 Armaldo

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!

Fury cutter swords dance (maybe from a baton pass? ) choice band wrecks everything, It's pretty stupid that his pokedex entries mention how he hunts in water and the fact that he has Swift Swim as it's hidden ability yet it is weak to water. Once again, stupid.

Hey people. Armaldo ain't any ordinary bug Pokemon out there. Well you see, bugs usually have low stats but Armaldo's diffirent! He's stats are incredibly high (except for his speed). He deserves to be at least in the top 10!

15 Vespiquen

Vespiquen is a four-foot-tall bee Pokemon with a yellow and black striped abdomen that resembles an elegant ballroom gown. The underside of her expansive abdomen has sections like honeycomb cells, and can serve as a nest for baby Combee. It does appear, however, that she has a regular, slender insect abdomen in the centermost cell, which is inconspicuous as the "skirt" usually obstructs the view of it. She has black, skinny arms with two orange claws and flies with a pair of small (compared to her body) wings on her orange shoulders.

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 dies 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.

16 Durant

What is Durant doing back here? Hone claws boost amazing wall breakers like x-scissors and iron head. The sweeps this thing can pull off are incredible! Mine beat a tyranatar, a few gyms (alone), and all kinds of things that many other Pokemon can't beat.

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!

17 Shedinja

Shedinja is just immortal when you come to think of it. It cannot be killed by anything except ghost, fire, flying, rock, and dark type attacks.

It has atk of shadow sneak, which always atk first, and there is a how to site which is called how to:Kill a Shedinja, which describes Shedinja as immortal zombie-ghost thing. Even though I do not agree, Shedinja is definitely one of my favorite pokemon!

Shedinja is a brownish Pokemon resembling an insect's exoskeleton. Shedinja has a white halo floating over its head and a black hole on its back. It is actually the shed remains of a Nincada after it evolves into a Ninjask. However, there is no logical explanation as to how Shedinja gained a "life" of its own.

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.

18 Golisopod

Golisopod is one of the newest Pokémon from the Generation 7 games, Sun and Moon. When I caught a Wimpod in my blind playthrough, all my friends playing with me at the time threw him in their PC Boxes. I, however, decided to train him, and see if he was special.

Oh boy, was he special.

With a 125 base Attack stat, and a whopping 140 defense, Golisopod is not a 'mon to be trifled with. 90 Special defense isn't something to laugh at either, especially when you factor in an Assault Vest. It's only major weakness is it's puny 40 Speed, which can be easily dealt with when you see his vast moveset, with many of his hard-hitting moves having priority, such as one of his special moves, First Impresion, which is the strongest priority move in the game, at 90 base power. He also has Aqua Jet, Sucker Punch, Shadow Claw, Leech Life (Which was given a stupendous buff in Gen 7), and many more. The 'Pod might be a bit slow at times, but one things for sure.

He can make one HELL of a First Impression.

19 Vikavolt

Why is it so low it's so cooler looking and have you seen that special attack stat ? Sure it might be slow but you still don't really want to take a stab bug buzz or thunderbolt from this trust me

Vikavolt is the best regional fully evolved bug type. And wait til' you see the shiny! The shiny is silver and green. So cool!

Wondering why this is lower than galvantula... same typing but levitate and awesome special attack

20 Masquerain

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.

Not just bug but also water... Isn't that cool

Love the watermelon

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

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!

Shuckle + Leftovers + Double Team + Toxic + Withdraw + Rest + someone with Sand Stream = beating all your friends, but losing a few in the process.

22 Ariados

Ariados is a spider-like Pokemon 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.

Aridos is great pokemon other than it's typing, though it has many weaknesses it's really strong against grass with it being bug and a poison typing. It's also really strong when battling water types as well. This pokemon does well!

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.

23 Accelgor

Accelgor. One of the best bug types. Escavalier just… looks weird. Accelgor is also extremely quick.

24 Beautifly

Beautifly is a mostly black-colored butterfly-like Pokemon. Beautifly has a long, curled black proboscis, large blue eyes and black antennae extending out of its head. Beautifly's face, underside, and four stubby limbs are gray in coloration. Beautifly's wings are large and colorful, the largest markings being yellow, with accentuations of red and blue. The rim of the wing also has a line of yellow on the edge, and the lower pair of wings has a long, round-tipped extension.

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 guys.

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

25 Buzzwole Buzzwole is a dual-type Bug/Fighting Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon. It is one of the Ultra Beasts and is known by the code name UB-02 Absorption.

Ah, Buzzwole. Not my all-time favourite UB, but the most memorable one. He looks cool. Pheromosa looks sexually weird. Buzzwole is cool, though. I like him.

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