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23 Best Bug Type Pokémon Of All Time (2022)

Bug type Pokémon might have a reputation of being weak, but that’s far from the actual truth because these Pokémon can prove quite beneficial to trainers. And since most of these bug-types have dual nature, they come with all sorts of abilities and resistances.

These type of Pokémon are usually insects and can come in a wide range of combinations, and some of them have a pretty cool design as well. They also have a wide range of moves and power sets as some may attack their opponents with poison while some might use electricity to zap them unconscious.

Although there have been quite a few of the bug types introduced throughout the series, I have to admit that the generation on bug type Pokémon are some of the most iconic monsters and no Pokémon fan will ever forget about them!

In this article, we are going to have a look at some of the best, strongest and most popular bug Pokémon of all time. So, let’s not waste any time and find out who these Pokémon are!

Best Bug Type Pokémon of 2022

23. Beedrill

Beedrill is a dual-type Bug/Poison Pokémon which was introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Kakuna at level 10 and is the final form of Weedle.

Beedrill is a quadrupedal poison-type Pokémon whose forelegs are covered in silver sharp pointers. It has two pairs of wings and its abdomen is striped with yellow and black. Its thorax, however, is colored yellow and contrasts with the rest of its body. Beedrill live in a colony and detest external disturbances. It fights in their swarms and rely on pointers to win battles.

  • Type: Bug/Poison
  • Weakness: Flying, Rock, Fire, Psychic
  • Immunity: None
  • Resistance: Fighting, Poison, Bug, Grass, Fairy

22. Accelgor

accelgor

Accelgor is a Bug-type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation V. It evolves from Shelmet when traded for a Karrablast.

Accelgor’s head has the likeness of a pink helmet on top of which a black cross is visible. Around its eyes black streaks can be observed and its lower body is covered in a blue cloth. This contraption serves as a hydrant and keeps it from getting parched with thirst. In attack, Accelgor is extremely swift and difficult to track in motion. It moves with the same control and stamina as a ninja and fights like one. It has a signature stance where it crosses its arms and looks aggressive.

  • Type: Bug
  • Weakness: Flying, Rock, Fire
  • Immunity: None
  • Resistance: Fighting, Ground, Grass

21. Venomoth

venomoth

Venomoth is a dual Poison/Bug type Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation I and it evolves from Venonat at level 31.

Venomoth is a small light blue insect with very large wings. It has large blue eyes and an arrow in the middle of its eyes and very tiny legs on its thorax. It does not live very long but it is prone to adventure while it is alive. In attack, this Pokémon relies on its dust scales which vary in power depending on their color. It is attracted to the light and nourish itself on animals that can be found in bright places.

  • Type: Bug/Poison
  • Weakness: Flying, Rock, Fire, Psychic
  • Immunity: None
  • Resistance: Fighting, Poison, Bug, Grass, Fairy

20. Galvantula

galvantula

Galvantula is a dual-type Bug/Electric Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation V and it evolves from Joltik at level 36.

Galvantula is a very hairy, non-violent quadrupedal Pokémon. On its back, it has full hair that shoots upwards. It has two large eyes and four dots on its forehead. From the large amount of hair on its body, it is able to create electricity when it rubs its furs together. With its electrical zaps, it can send shock waves to its prey causing them to become stunned. This jolt of electricity can render its prey weak for a long time, allowing Galvantula the luxury of time.

  • Type: Bug/Electric
  • Weakness: Rock, Fire
  • Immunity: None
  • Resistance: Fighting, Steel, Grass, Electric

19. Dustox

Dustox is a dual Poison/Bug type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation III. It evolves from Cascoon at level 10 and it is one of Wurmple’s final forms.

Dustox is a purple-colored moth with small yellow antennae and green wings that surround its body like a fan. It has yellow eyes with three dots in it and two tiny red legs. It uses its antennae to seek out its prey in the forest. These Pokémon tend to work together as a swarm to destroy cities. They are drawn to bright lights so one way to lure them into a place is to fill it with lights.

  • Type: Bug/Poison
  • Weakness: Flying, Rock, Fire, Psychic
  • Immunity: None
  • Resistance: Fighting, Poison, Bug, Grass, Fairy

18. Araquanid

araquanid

Araquanid is a dual Bug/Water-type Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation VII and it evolves from Dewpider at level 22.

Araquanid looks like a very large spider with a water bubble on its head. It has six yellow legs that have grey colors on its tip. This Pokémon relies on its bubble during battle as a brute force tool. It can also lure opponents in and drown them in this bubble. The bubble also protects it against unwanted attacks.

  • Type: Water/Bug
  • Weakness: Flying, Rock, Electric
  • Immunity: None
  • Resistance: Fighting, Ground, Steel, Water, Ice

17. Escavalier

Escavalier is a dual-type Bug/Steel Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation V and it evolves from Karrablast when traded for a Shelmet.

Half of Escavalier’s body is covered in armor and it has a knight’s helmet for a head and its hands appear to be a makeshift javelin. Its eyes are yellow as well as most of its chest area. As much as it has the body and armor of a soldier, it also thinks like one. Escavalier is an incredibly brave steel-type Pokémon that uses its strong body as a shield. It is rapid in attack and uses its javelin as a weapon against opponents.

  • Type: Bug/Steel
  • Weakness: Fire
  • Immunity: Poison
  • Resistance: Normal, Bug, Steel, Grass, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, Fairy

16. Leavanny

leavanny

Leavanny is a dual-type Bug/Grass Pokémon that was introduced in Generation V. It evolves from Swadloon when it is leveled up with high friendship and it is the final form of Sewaddle.

Leavanny is a green insect that has a leaf on its head. It also has a leaf as its tail and green hands shaped like a blade. It has a yellow antenna and yellow pointed legs. This grass-type Pokémon is very caring and constantly takes care of younger Pokémon by crafting clothes.

  • Type: Bug/Grass
  • Weakness: Flying, Poison, Rock, Bug, Fire, Ice
  • Immunity: None
  • Resistance: Fighting, Ground, Water, Grass, Electric

15. Yanmega

yanmega

Yanmega is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation IV and it evolves from Yanma when it is leveled up with the knowledge of Ancient Power!

Yanmega is shaped like a plane and has four wings, two on each side of its body. It also has two wings on each side of its tail and red compound eyes. It has six legs with two claws at the end of each leg. Its wings are strong enough to carry a human being and when flapped together, they can create dangerous shock waves. Asides from its wings, this flying-type uses its jaws to cut off the head of its enemies.

  • Type: Bug/Flying
  • Weakness: Flying, Rock, Fire, Electric, Ice
  • Immunity: Ground
  • Resistance: Fighting, Bug, Grass

14. Butterfree

Butterfree is a dual Flying/Bug type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Metapod at level 10 and is the final form of Caterpie.

Butterfree is a beautiful butterfly with red compound eyes, a blue nose, and two tiny fangs. It has a long antennae and two large wings. It is regal and has elegant air about itself. However, it can expel potent poison from within. In its Gigantamax form, it transforms significantly and takes an altered look.

  • Type: Bug/Flying
  • Weakness: Flying, Rock, Fire, Electric, Ice
  • Immunity: Ground
  • Resistance: Fighting, Bug, Grass

13. Heracross

heracross

Heracross is a dual Bug/Fighting Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation II. It does not evolve but it can Mega Evolve into Mega Heracross using the Heracronite.

Heracross looks like a blue beetle covered in steel. It has two antennas on each side of its face and two sharp claws on its hands. It has a very long horn on its head that crosses against each other. Its body temperature is so high that it has to remove its shells to allow the heat to leave its body. This fighting-type Pokémon has incredible strength that comes from its horn and claws. It uses this to remove opponents from the ground and uses the claws to dig into the ground.

  • Type: Bug/Fighting
  • Weakness: Flying, Fire, Psychic, Fairy
  • Immunity: None
  • Resistance: Fighting, Ground, Bug, Grass, Dark

12. Scolipede

scolipede

Scolipede is a dual Poison/Bug type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation V. It evolves from Whirlipede at level 30 and is the final form of Venipede.

Scolipede is a quadrupedal red centipede with two horns on its forehead that look like antennas and two horns as tails. It has yellow eyes and pink circles on its body. It is a very aggressive Pokémon who relies on its speed and heavy horns to destroy its enemies. It has poison stored up in its body and can use it at will against enemies.

  • Type: Bug/Poison
  • Weakness: Flying, Rock, Fire, Psychic
  • Immunity: None
  • Resistance: Fighting, Poison, Bug, Grass, Fairy

11. Frosmoth

frosmoth

Frosmoth is a dual-type Bug/Ice Pokémon that was introduced in Generation VIII. It evolves from Snom when it is leveled up with high friendship during night.

Frosmoth is a small white insect with a round lower body and blue eyes. Its antenna is white and fluffy with a sharp tip. Also, it has white wings that conserve its power and have snowflakes on them. In attack, Frosmoth will create a destructive snow blizzard to repel rivals. It is also quite territorial and is more than willing to destroy any threat to its home.

  • Type: Ice/Bug
  • Weakness: Flying, Rock, Steel, Fire
  • Immunity: None
  • Resistance: Ground, Grass, Ice

10. Durant

durant

Durant is a dual Steel/Bug type Pokémon which was first introduced in Generation V. It does not evolve to or from any Pokémon.

Durant is a steel insect with red eyes and claws for a mouth. It has six legs, each slightly curved at the end. It has two antennas, one facing its front and the other turned towards its back. Also, it has the peculiar ability to construct complex mazes underground. In battle, its body serves as a shield against enemy attacks. This Pokémon protects its territory aggressively against trespassers and will attack anyone that appears to be a threat.

  • Type: Bug/Steel
  • Weakness: Fire
  • Immunity: Poison
  • Resistance: Normal, Bug, Steel, Grass, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, Fairy

9. Ribombee

Ribombee is a dual-type Bug/Fairy Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation VII and it evolves from Cutiefly at level 25.

Ribombee is a cute yellow and brown insect, with dark eyes and two rectangles as its pupils. It has long black hands and long legs. It has soft hair which is very useful to store pollen grains. This pollen is transformed into balls called pollen puffs which can be used to attack enemies. This fairy-type Pokémon can use these pollen puffs to cause paralysis and induce dizziness in their opponents.

  • Type: Bug/Fairy
  • Weakness: Flying, Poison, Rock, Steel, Fire
  • Immunity: Dragon
  • Resistance: Fighting, Ground, Bug, Grass, Dark

8. Scizor

scizor

Scizor is a dual-type Steel/Bug Pokémon that was first introduced back in Generation II. It evolves from Scyther and it can also Mega Evolve into Mega Scizor using Scizorite.

Scizor has the features of an insect with wings that go into its body. It is red with yellow eyes and a grey abdomen. It has one very sharp claw protruding out of each of its feet. Its heavy hands look like a scorpion’s. Scizor’s claws are so sharp, they rip through whatever is caught up in them. Its hands are also used as weapons to tear enemies to shreds.

  • Type: Bug/Steel
  • Weakness: Fire
  • Immunity: Poison
  • Resistance: Normal, Bug, Steel, Grass, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, Fairy

7. Orbeetle

orbeetle

Orbeetle is a dual-type Bug/Psychic Pokémon first introduced in Generation VIII. It evolves from Dottler at level 30 and is the final form of Blipbug. It also has a Gigantamax form!

Orbeetle has a ladybug-like head and its lower body is shielded with armor. It has yellow pointed claws on its feet and a yellow antenna. It has blue, hypnotic eyes and red lines around it. It is a very intelligent creature and has a big brain. Its immense cerebral power also gives it psychic capabilities. Instead of mechanical flight, Orbeetle can use its psychic powers to levitate, and it can also observe far-away threats using this ability.

  • Type: Bug/Psychic
  • Weakness: Flying, Rock, Bug, Ghost, Fire, Dark
  • Immunity: None
  • Resistance: Fighting, Ground, Grass, Psychic

6. Volcarona

Volcarona is a dual Fire/Bug type Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation V and it evolves from Larvesta at level 59.

Volcarona has blue diamond compound eyes and white fur that stretches from its neck to its thorax. On its back, there are six wings that look like flower petals. These wings are the source of its power. It is able to transform the battlefield into a pool of fire and the light from the wings can replace sunlight. This happens in instances where the sky is darkened and the sun has refused to shine.

  • Type: Bug/Fire
  • Weakness: Flying, Rock, Water
  • Immunity: None
  • Resistance: Fighting, Bug, Steel, Grass, Ice, Fairy

5. Golisopod

Golisopod is a dual-type Bug/Water Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation VII and it evolves from Wimpod at level 30.

Golisopod looks like an insect covered in heavy armor. It has a purple antenna that extends to its eyes, making it look like it’s wearing a purple mask. It has heavy hands and two sharp claws on each hand. In attack, this water-type Pokémon relies on its claws to break its enemies. Its powerful body serves as a shield against unwanted attacks from opponents.

  • Type: Bug/Water
  • Weakness: Flying, Rock, Electric
  • Immunity: None
  • Resistance: Fighting, Ground, Steel, Water, Ice

4. Centiskorch

Centiskorch is a dual-type Bug/Fire Pokémon that was introduced in Generation VIII. It evolves from Sizzlipede at level 28 and it also has a Gigantamax form.

Centiskorch looks like a centipede and has sharp claws on each side of its body. On its face and tail, it has flames shaped like a crab’s hand. It has snake-like yellow eyes and dark pupils. It can create and expel flaming gas from its body and this fire-type can use this ability in battle against opponents and can also trap enemies as well. In Gigantamax form, its body gains a lot of heat which can decimate everything in its path.

  • Type: Fire/Bug
  • Weakness: Flying, Rock, Water
  • Immunity: None
  • Resistance: Fighting, Bug, Steel, Grass, Ice, Fairy

3. Buzzwole

buzzwole

Buzzwole is a dual Fighting/Bug-type Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation VII and it does not evolve. This Pokémon is one of the Ultra Beasts known by the codename UB-02 Absorption!

Buzzwole is a heavy-set mosquito-like Pokémon with muscular arms that seem to be full of a red liquid substance. It has a saucer-like head and a very sharp protruding steel on its mouth. On each side of its eyes, there are two very long antennas and needle-like feet. Although this Pokémon gives off a strong veneer, to defeat its enemies, it relies on them in battle. Using its proboscis, it drains the enemy of its power and transfers it to itself.

  • Type: Bug/Fighting
  • Weakness: Flying, Fire, Psychic, Fairy
  • Immunity: None
  • Resistance: Fighting, Ground, Bug, Grass, Dark

2. Pheromosa

Pheromosa is a dual-type Fighting/Bug type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation VII and it does not evolve. It is also one of the Ultra Beasts and is known by the codename UB-02 Beauty!

Pheromosa is a tall slender Pokémon with very long legs. It looks like an insect and has an antenna that goes all the way to the ground. Its wings start from the top of its head and crisscross against each other. Making it look like long flowing white hair. With its legs, it can jump to incredible heights and blaze through space at 120mph. It also releases pheromones which make enemies fascinated by its presence. It has a regal air and considers itself superior to other Pokémon.

  • Type: Bug/Fighting
  • Weakness: Flying, Fire, Psychic, Fairy
  • Immunity: None
  • Resistance: Fighting, Ground, Bug, Grass, Dark

1. Genesect

genesect

Genesect is a dual-type Bug/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It does not evolve but it has four other forms that can be activated by inserting a specific drive in the cannon on its back.

Genesect is steel-like mythical Pokémon that looks like an insect. It has an oval head with red compound eyes and at the end of its hand and feet, there are sharp protruding claws. It uses these claws as a sculpting tool. It has a cannon on its back that allows it to drift away in the air. It is a very strong and incredible hunter, the best to ever exist in the Pokémon universe.

  • Type: Bug/Steel
  • Weakness: Fire
  • Immunity: Poison
  • Resistance: Normal, Bug, Steel, Grass, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, Fairy

Conclusion

So, these were some of the best bug Pokémon from the show introduced so far. Most of these were dual-types and only some were pure bug-types, but I hope you were able to discover some cool Pokémon from the list above. If you liked the article, share it with your friends and if you have some feedback for me, use the comments section below to share it.

While you are now done reading about the bug-type Pokémon, you can go to this page and check out other similar articles featuring all sorts of different Pokémon types!

Arbaz Khan

My name's Arbaz Khan, and I am the guy behind SlushTimes.com! Since I spent most of my time watching anime and reading manga, I thought of creating a website where I can talk about things I like. So here we are!

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