There are plenty of great Bug-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO, including Genesect, Scizor, and the Ultra Beast Pheromosa!

If you want to win Gym and Raid battles in Pokemon GO, you’ll need some powerful Pokemon of different types so that you can exploit the opposing Pokemon’s weaknesses.

Against Dark, Grass, and Psychic-type Pokemon, Bug types are a good choice. However, you’ll need to know which creepy-crawly Pokemon are best before you use up your Stardust powering them up!

Pokemon GO Genesect

Top 10 Strongest Bug-Type Attackers in Pokemon GO

The 10 best Bug-type Pokemon for Gym and Raid battles are:

  • Pheromosa
  • Yanmega
  • Genesect
  • Escavalier
  • Scizor
  • Vikavolt
  • Pinsir
  • Heracross
  • Golisopod
  • Scolipede

To make them even more effective in battles, you will also want to teach them their strongest Bug-type attacks!

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
PheromosaPheromosa Pokemon GOBug BiteBug Buzz
YanmegaYanmega Pokemon GOBug BiteBug Buzz
GenesectGenesect Pokemon GOFury CutterX-Scissor
EscavalierEscavalier Pokemon GOBug BiteMegahorn
ScizorScizor Pokemon GOFury CutterX-Scissor
VikavoltVikavolt Pokemon GOBug BiteX-Scissor
PinsirPokemon GO PinsirFury CutterX-Scissor
HeracrossHeracross Pokemon GOStruggle BugMegahorn
GolisopodGolisopod Pokemon GOFury CutterX-Scissor
ScolipedeScolipede Pokemon GOBug BiteMegahorn

If you need to power up any of these Pokemon, make sure you know how to boost how much Candy you earn in Pokemon GO!

Additionally, you’ll want to know how to earn Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO so you can teach your Pokemon powerful Bug-type attacks!

Phermosa Golden Razz Berry

Best Bug-Type Mega Pokemon

The best Bug-type Mega Pokemon in Pokemon GO are:

  • Mega Scizor
  • Mega Beedrill

Of course, you will need to know how to earn Mega Energy and Mega Evolve Pokemon in Pokemon GO before you can use them in tough Raid battles!

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega ScizorMega Scizor Pokemon GOFury CutterX-Scissor
Mega BeedrillPokemon GO Mega BeedrillBug BiteX-Scissor
Pokemon GO Mega Scizor

What Is Bug Super Effective Against in Pokemon GO?

Bug-type attacks are super effective against three other types, but are not very effective against seven others:

Super EffectiveNot Very Effective

Pokemon GO Bug-Type Weaknesses & Resistances

Bug-type Pokemon resist or are weak to incoming damage of the following types:


In addition to the strongest Bug Pokemon, you’ll want to know the best Pokemon of all of the other types:

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