Best Bug Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
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Bug Pokemon have generally been seen as weak Pokemon for most of the series. However, this type has gained many additions that increase the viability of Bug-type Pokémon. This may leave you wondering which are the best Bug Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: the best bug Pokemon to use
While there are many Bug-type Pokémon, some stand out more than others due to their stats, types, abilities, and moves. We’ve compiled a list of the best Bug-type Pokemon you can find and catch below. Here are the best Bug Pokemon to use in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
Slither Wing is a Paradox Pokémon that appears as an alternate form of Volcarona. He has amazing stats, strong typing, and good skill. Slither Wing is a Bug-type and Fights with an amazing Attack stat. He has the Protosynthesis ability, which increases his highest stat in strong sunlight or if he has Booster Energy. Here are the Slither Wing stats on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
- special attack:85
- Special Defense:105
Volcarona is a Bug and Fire-type Pokémon, making it doubly weak to Rock-type attacks. But he has amazing stats, especially his special attack, special defense, and speed. Additionally, Volcarona’s Flame Body ability can inflict the burn status on physical attacks. Here are Volcarona’s stats in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
- Defending: Sixty-five
- special attack:135
- Special Defense:105
Heracross is a Bug and Fighting type Pokémon with an extraordinary Attack and good scores in the rest of its stats, except for Special Attack. It has a 2x weakness to flying-type attacks, so you’ll need to be careful with these. Heracross can learn a variety of moves, including those to counter his weaknesses. Here are the Heracross stats on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
- special attack:40
- Special Defense:95
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Scizor is a Bug and Steel-type Pokémon that can only be obtained by trading a Scyther with a metal coating. Like Heracross, Scizor has amazing defensive and attack stats, but is slightly slower than Heracross. His typing gives him a 2x weakness to Fire, but he has a high resistance to most other types. Here are Scizor’s stats in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
- special attack:55
- Special Defense:80
- Speed: Sixty-five
Frostoth is unique in that it is the only Pokémon with the Bug and Ice type combination. Unfortunately, this gives it a 2x weakness to Fire and Rock type attacks. But Frostoth has great bulk and amazing special attack to make up for this. His Shield Dust ability is also very good, as it blocks the additional effects of attacks against him. Here are Frostoth’s stats in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
- Attack: Sixty-five
- special attack:125
- Special Defense:90
- Speed: Sixty-five
Rabsca is a new Pokemon introduced in Scarlet and Violet and it has the Bug and Psychic-type pairing. Rabsca is one of the few Pokemon with access to Revival Blessing, which can revive a fainted Pokemon in your party. This is a great move to have in competitive play, and it learns a nice variety of moves outside of it as well. Here are the stats for Rabsca in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
- Attack: fifty
- special attack:115
- Special Defense:100
- Speed: Four. Five
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Vespiquen is a Bug and Flying type Pokémon that only evolves from Combee if it is female. Vespiquen has fairly balanced stats, with the exception of Speed, making it a good all-round Pokemon. With its Attack and Special Attack being the same, it can be a physical or special attacker. Likewise, its equal Defense and Special Defense means it can be either a physical or a special wall. Here are the stats for Vespiquen in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
- special attack:80
- Special Defense:102
Like Rabsca, Lokix is a recently introduced Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet, and is the only Bug and Dark-type Pokemon. Lokix has great Speed and Attack but suffers from low Special Defense and decent Defense. This means that you will need to hit hard and fast with Lokix before it is removed. Here are Lokix’s stats in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
- special attack:52
- Special Defense:55
Fortress is a Bug and Steel type Pokémon that will mainly act as a wall thanks to its good bulk. He also has a high Attack stat and access to Explosion, which means he can sacrifice himself to deal massive damage. His typing makes him 2x weaker to Fire-type attacks, but also gives him a lot of stamina, further increasing his survivability, especially with his Sturdy ability. Here are the Fortress stats on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
- special attack:60
- Special Defense:60
Masqueriain is a Bug and Flying-type Pokémon that has a fairly balanced stat pool, with its best special attack being its best. While its bulk is decent, it does have the Intimidate ability, which will increase its survivability by reducing the opposing Pokemon’s Attack. It also gains access to a variety of moves, including Grass-type attacks that can help against Rock-types, which it is 2x weaker against. Here are Masquerain’s stats in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
- special attack:100
- Special Defense:82
We recommend choosing which Bug-type Pokémon you used based on your Pokémon and trying to avoid having multiple of the same type. Or, you can choose to use only Bug Pokémon and play the role-playing game as Bug Hunter. Regardless of which you prefer, the Bug Pokemon above are great options.
For more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, see How Many Vivillon Forms Are in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? and Best Nature for Scatterbug, Spewpa, and Vivillon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet in Pro Game Guides.