The Top 10 Best Bug Type Pokemon Ever

If you want to add the best bug type Pokemon to your team, look no further! These Pokemon have the best stats, move pools & abilities of all bug types which allow them to thrive in competitive battling and general game-play.


Honorable Mentions:

Butterfree, Durant, Leavanny, Vikavolt, Ribombee, Yanmega, Shuckle


10. Escavalier

best bug type pokemon - escavalier

Wearing the shell covering they stole from Shelmet, Escavalier defend themselves and attack with two lances.


Good attacks for Escavalier: megahorn, iron head, pursuit, knock off, drill run


9. Venomoth

best bug type pokemon - venomoth

Venomoth is nocturnal — it is a Pokémon that only becomes active at night. Its favorite prey are small insects that gather around streetlights, attracted by the light in the darkness.


Good attacks for Venomoth: bug buzz, sludge bomb, sleep powder, quiver dance


8. Centiskorch

best bug type pokemon - centiskorch

When Centiskorch heats up, its body temperature reaches about 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. It lashes its body like a whip and launches itself at enemies.


Good attacks for Centiskorch: fire lash, knock off, power whip, leech life


7. Frosmoth

best bug type pokemon - frosmoth

Icy scales fall from Frosmoth's wings fall like snow as it flies over fields and mountains. The temperature of its wings is less than −290 degrees Fahrenheit.


Good attacks for Frosmoth: ice beam, bug buzz, hurricane, giga drain, quiver dance


6. Galvantula

best bug type pokemon - galvantula

Galvantula employs an electrically charged web to trap its prey, then leisurely consume it once stunned.


Good attacks for Galvantula: bug buzz, thunderbolt, volt switch, sticky web


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5. Aranquanid

best bug type pokemon - araquanid

Araquanid delivers headbutts with the water bubble on its head. Small Pokémon get sucked into the bubble, where they drown.


Good attacks for Aranquanid: liquidation, leech life, poison jab, toxic, sticky web


4. Scolipede

best bug type pokemon - scolipede

Scolipede clasps its prey with the claws on its neck until it stops moving. Then it finishes it off with deadly poison.


Good attacks for Scolipede: megahorn, aquatail, earthquake, rock slide, swords dance


3. Heracross

best bug type pokemon - heracross

Heracross charges in a straight line at its foe, slips beneath the foe's grasp, and then scoops up and hurls the opponent with its mighty horn. It even has enough power to topple a massive tree.


Good attacks for Heracross: close combat, bullet seed, pin missle, rock blast, facade, knock off, swords dance


2. Scizor

best bug type pokemon - scizor

Scizor has a body with the hardness of steel. It is not easily fazed by ordinary sorts of attacks. Scizor flaps its wings to regulate its body temperature.


Good attacks for Scizor: bullet punch, superpower, knock off, U-turn, swords dance, roost


1. Volcarona

best bug type pokemon - volcarona

A sea of fire engulfs the surroundings of their battles, since Volcarona use their six wings to scatter their ember scales.


Good attacks for Volcarona: flamethrower, bug buzz, fiery dance, overheat, fire blast, quiver dance, roost



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