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. It has good stats in pretty much everything, and Technician Bug Bite and Bullet Punch equal 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 place, and nothing should stand in its way. Horned bipedal bug vs. steel eye claws badass bug? I think we know the winner...

2 Volcarona

Volcarona really doesn't look as awesome as Scizor, Scolipede, or Heracross. Its 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.

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, while 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 he has a status problem, only strengthening him. It also has Swarm, which powers up Bug-type moves when its health is below 1/3. Imagine Megahorn with his ability and its amazing attack stat. Now that's going to deal some real damage!

4 Scyther

Scyther is a really good bug type Pokemon. If 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 blades for arms and a dinosaur-shaped head. If 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 Pokémon, Scyther is a beast.

5 Ninjask

Ninjask is literally the fastest Pokémon (besides legendary Pokémon). With Baton Pass and an ability that further boosts Ninjask's speed, it is one of the best, if not the best, supporter Pokémon. Ninjask also has a pretty solid attack stat, so it can use Choice Band effectively.

Speed Boost is amazing, just spam Protect and Substitute. 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 outspeed. About 99 percent of the time, he goes first. Just give him a Power Bracer 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 and 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 Pokémon with Baton Pass and dominate even more. It also has a very cool and unique design

Scolipede is my personal favorite Bug-type Pokémon. Not only because of its incredible speed and learnable attacks but also its 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.

7 Galvantula

I have fond memories of this Pokémon because, in my first playthrough of Black and White, it was my MVP. Electric-type Pokémon are also my favorite type, and Galvantula ranks as my third favorite electric type, behind Jolteon and Electivire. 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 solid 97 Special Attack and 108 Speed. Overall, I love everything about Galvantula, including its design, typing, movepool, and stats.

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 Pokémon, and one of the most OP Pokémon 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 Pokémon that really can take down Genesect is Volcarona, since Volcarona is faster (99 compared to 100 base speed, almost no difference). However, scarfed Genesect can fix that and take advantage of Volcarona's bad physical defenses. 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 Pokémon in this list.

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

Pinsir is a wonderful Bug-type Pokemon. It's gotten me far in every game where I could catch it. You may be wondering how, and it's simple: he's amazing. He was able to one-hit legendary Pokemon 20 levels under him. 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, Mewtwo, and anything else you throw at him will faint with the right training.

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 Speed Boost to guarantee one turn to inflict massive damage. Air Slash and Bug Buzz outright counter Blaziken and Darkrai.

Struggle Bug can hit all opponents and reduce their special attack. Air Slash with King's 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!

The Contenders
11 Leavanny

Leavanny is my favorite bug type because it brings back my childhood memories. I remember it in my Black playthrough, 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. It has 2 4x weaknesses to Fire and Flying, and is also weak to Rock, Bug, Poison, and Ice.

12 Beedrill

Beedrill is an amazing Bug-type Pokémon. With its Bug/Poison typing, it destroys Pokémon like Hydreigon, Whimsicott, Tangrowth, and Clefable, while it can still hold its own against Pokémon like Medicham and Slowbro. It has a Mega Evolution, further boosting its outstanding Attack and Speed and giving it an amazing ability.

Beedrill struggles against Pokémon like Charizard, Metagross, and Bronzong, but otherwise, it is an amazing sweeper. It has been a Pokémon since Gen 1, offering early access and early evolution. Moves like Pin Missile, Poison Jab, Brick Break, and Pursuit make for an amazing competitive and in-game experience. Beedrill is my number one.

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 of 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 that 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.

14 Armaldo

I agree that Armaldo should be at least in the top 10s. It's one of the greatest fossil Pokemon that there is. Both rock type and bug type can sure take on 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?), and Choice Band wreck everything. It's pretty stupid that his Pokédex entries mention how he hunts in water and the fact that he has Swift Swim as his hidden ability, yet it is weak to water. Once again, stupid.

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.

16 Durant

What is Durant doing back here? Hone Claws boosts amazing wall breakers like X-Scissor and Iron Head. The sweeps this thing can pull off are incredible! Mine beat a Tyranitar, a few gyms (alone), and all kinds of things that many other Pokémon can't beat.

Durant is very fast, very strong, and if you give him 1 Hone Claws, he may sweep the 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 an attack of Shadow Sneak, which always attacks first, and there is a how-to site called How to: Kill a Shedinja, which describes Shedinja as an immortal zombie-ghost thing. Even though I do not agree, Shedinja is definitely one of my favorite Pokémon!

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.

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. A 90 Special defense isn't something to laugh at either, especially when you factor in an Assault Vest. Its only major weakness is its puny 40 Speed, which can be easily dealt with when you see his vast moveset. Many of his hard-hitting moves have priority, such as one of his special moves, First Impression, 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 thing's for sure.

He can make one HELL of a First Impression.

19 Vikavolt

Why is it so low? It's so much 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 until 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 now that it got its speed and special attack buffed in Gen 7. And its movepool is great too. It even learns Ice Beam.

Not just Bug, but also Water... Isn't that cool?

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 Pokémon. But he relies too heavily on other Pokémon 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. However, 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 Pokémon.

Shuckle is unbeatable in a double battle with my Gallade! Gallade uses Trick Room while Shuckle uses Power Trick last in that turn. Then, the next turn, he basically can kill anyone he wants in one hit and goes first!

22 Ariados

Ariados is a spider-like Pokémon 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.

Ariados is a great Pokémon, other than its typing. Though it has many weaknesses, it's really strong against Grass with it being Bug and Poison-type. It's also really strong when battling Water types as well. This Pokémon does well!

Useful in battle, decent stats, and it looks BADASS, easily the coolest and best-designed bug Pokemon in the whole game. Its only problem is its 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, with the largest markings being yellow, accented with 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.

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 favorite UB, but the most memorable one. He looks cool. Pheromosa looks sexually weird. Buzzwole is cool, though. I like him.

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