Pokemon: Bug Type Weakness

Wondering what types are Bug Pokemon weak against? Check out this guide to learn its weakness, counters, and strengths.

Bug Pokemon are one of those types of Pokemon that has a good amount of weaknesses. There are a total of 18 Pokemon types and bug definite qualifies as one of the weaker ones. The reason is not only is it weak to 3 types which isn’t a lot but Bug Pokemon are in general weak due to their quite poor stats. Although there are exceptions with a few strong and good Bug Pokemon. So in this guide let us check the Bug weakness for Pokemon that can help you in your usual games and Pokemon GO.

Bug Weakness in Pokemon

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No matter if you are playing games from the series like Sword/Shield, Sun/Moon, BDSP, or if you are playing Pokemon GO. Bug types are always weak to Flying, Rock, and Fire types. One of the best things about this type is its weakness or strengths haven’t changed from Gen 2 of the main Pokemon games. So if you are a long-time player then you should not worry about any changes to their weakness. Remember these are the weaknesses of the pure Bug types, you can also refer to them as Bug and None types. So let us say if you have a Pokemon like Heracross which is Bug Fighting-type then the weaknesses will change.

Below are some of the Pokemon from each generation that bug types are weak to. So if you plan on countering a bug pokemon you should use them. Alternatively, if your bug Pokemon is out for battle and the opponent sends one of these then it is time to switch.

Gen 1 Bug Weakness

  • Charizard
  • Pidgeot
  • Fearow
  • Ninetales
  • Golbat
  • Arcanine
  • Golem
  • Onix
  • Magmar
  • Aerodactyl
  • Moltres

Gen 2

  • Typhlosion
  • Noctowl
  • Crobat
  • Sudowoodo
  • Magcargo
  • Houndoom
  • Entei
  • Tyranitar
  • Ho-Oh

Gen 3

  • Blaziken
  • Aggron
  • Camerupt
  • Torkoal
  • Regirock
  • Rayquaza

Gen 4 Bug Weakness

  • Infernape
  • Rampardos
  • Bastiodon
  • Honchkrow
  • Magmortar
  • Togekiss
  • Gliscor
  • Probopass
  • Heatran

Gen 5

  • Emboar
  • Simisear
  • Unfezant
  • Darmanitan
  • Sigilyph
  • Carracosta
  • Archeops
  • Chandelure
  • Volcarona
  • Tornadus
  • Reshiram
  • Landorus

Gen 6

  • Delphox
  • Talonflame
  • Pyroar
  • Barbaracle
  • Aurorus
  • Carbink
  • Yveltal
  • Volcanion

Gen 7

  • Incineroar
  • Toucannon
  • Oricorio
  • Salazzle
  • Minior
  • Turtonator
  • Blacephalon

Gen 8 Bug Weakness

  • Cinderace
  • Corviknight
  • Coalossal
  • Cramorant

Bug Pokemon Strength

While a pure Bug Pokemon might be weak to 3 types they are not all completely bad. You can use these Pokemon to deal 2x damage to Psychic, Grass, and Dark Pokemon.

That covers this guide for Bug-type Pokemon weaknesses and their strengths. If you need more help with other Pokemon games then check out our Pokemon GO and Pokemon Legends Arceus guides.