Bug Type Weaknesses and Resistances Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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The Bug Type is one of the eighteen Pokémon types and is mostly known for being one of the most highly resisted type among all. One notable trainer in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet who specializes in Bug types is Mela of Team Star’s Schedar Squad.

In this guide, we will be talking about Bug type weaknesses and resistances and how players can take advantage of it with the current Pokémon roster of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Bug Type Weaknesses

Bug types are weak against:

  • Fire
  • Flying
  • Rock
Bug Type Weaknesses - Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Look out for these Pokémon who can deal super effective attacks against Bug Types:

  • Fuecoco (Fire)
  • Crocalor (Fire)
  • Charcadet (Fire)
  • Skeledirge (Fire/Ghost)
  • Iron Moth (Fire/Poison)
  • Armarouge (Fire/Psychic)
  • Ceruledge (Fire/Ghost)
  • Tauros (Fighting/Fire) *Fighting moves are not very effective
  • Scovillain (Grass/Fire) *Grass moves are not very effective
  • Chi-Yu (Dark/Fire)
  • Bombirdier (Flying/Dark)
  • Flamigo (Flying/Fighting) *Fighting moves are not very effective
  • Wattrel (Electric/Flying)
  • Kilowattrel (Electric/Flying)
  • Iron Jugulis (Dark/Flying)
  • Klawf (Rock)
  • Nacli (Rock)
  • Naclstack (Rock)
  • Garganacl (Rock)
  • Glimmet (Rock/Poison)
  • Glimmora (Rock/Poison)
  • Iron Thorns (Rock/Electric)

Bug Type Resistances

Bug types are not immune to any type, but they are slightly resistant to the following types:

  • Grass
  • Fighting
  • Ground
Bug Type Resistances - Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Look out for these Pokémon who Bug types can be relatively safe fighting against:

  • Sprigatito (Grass)
  • Floragato (Grass)
  • Capsakid (Grass)
  • Meowscarada (Grass/Dark)
  • Smoliv (Grass/Normal)
  • Dolliv (Grass/Normal)
  • Arboliva (Grass/Normal)
  • Bramblin (Grass/Ghost)
  • Brambleghast (Grass/Ghost)
  • Brute Bonnet (Grass/Dark)
  • Wo-Chien (Dark/Grass)
  • Toedscool (Ground/Grass)
  • Toedscruel (Ground/Grass)
  • Paldean Tauros (Fighting/Water)
  • Iron Hands (Fighting/Electric)
  • Koraidon (Fighting/Dragon)
  • Annihilape (Fighting/Ghost)
  • Quaquaval (Water/Fighting)
  • Pawmo (Electric/Fighting)
  • Pawmot (Electric/Fighting)
  • Flamigo (Flying/Fighting) *Flying moves are super effective
  • Great Tusk (Ground/Fighting)
  • Iron Valiant (Fairy/Fighting)
  • Slither Wing (Bug/Fighting)
  • Iron Treads (Ground/Steel)
  • Sandy Shocks (Electric/Ground)
  • Ting-Lu (Dark/Ground)
  • Clodsire (Poison/Ground)
Keep in mind that Pokémon types are just rough guides with regards to weaknesses and resistances and that these Pokémon can still learn moves that are outside their type.

If you like this guide, be sure to check out our other Pokémon Scarlet and Violet articles:

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