Here are some of the best bug type Pokemon across all seven generations.
Do leave comments below (before the box closes) if you think other Pokemon should have been mentioned in the list.
First on the list is Scizor, a bug and steel type Pokemon from the 2nd generation. This Pokemon is the evolved form of Scyther and can even mega evolve into Mega Scizor.
Scizor has a steel hard body equipped with pincers or claws that can crush any object. The interesting thing is that the claws have eyes on them. When it turns into Mega Scizor, the claws become so strong it can penetrate through concrete.
It has pretty decent overall base stats, with a relatively high attack stat compared to the rest.
Next up is Heracross, Ash’s Pokemon in the Johto Journeys anime. This bug and fighting type Pokemon was from the 2nd generation. It can further mega evolve into Mega Heracross, which is even bigger and stronger.
Heracross has claws that it uses to climb trees or even dig into the ground. It can use its horns for battle, especially for throwing enemies or even lift much heavier objects, as seen in the anime. This Pokemon usually feeds on tree sap and fights Pinsir over food.
Heracross has pretty decent overall base stats, with attack being its best attribute. When it turns into Mega Heracross, its attack stat goes through the roof.
Scyther is a bug and flying type Pokemon from the 1st generation, and as mentioned above, it can evolve into Scizor.
As the name suggests, Scyther has scythes on its arms and wings on its back. It uses them to fight opponents or for hunting. It is green in color and is able to move very quickly, making it hard for opponents to see it.
Scyther has pretty good overall base stats, with attack and speed being its best points.
Next on the list of best bug type Pokemon is Butterfree, a 1st generation bug and flying Pokemon. It is the evolved form of Metapod.
This butterfly-like Pokemon is pretty strong despite its looks and size. It has poisonous powders on its wings and it can use them against enemies. Butterfree usually goes in search of honey and consumes sap from trees.
This Pokemon has rather low base stats compared to the others, and its best stats are special attack and special defense.
Next up is Beedrill, which clearly resembles a bee. This bug and poison type Pokemon was from the 1st generation and is the evolved form of Kakuna. It can further evolve into Mega Beedrill.
This Pokemon is considered to be territorial in nature and lives in hordes or colonies. It usually protects Weedle and Kakuna as well. As they act in colonies, it’s dangerous to attack a Beedrill as all of them may react together. It uses its stingers to deal damage.
Beedrill has pretty low base stats too, almost the same as Butterfree. Its attack and special defense are its top stats.
Pinsir is also a 1st generation Pokemon and is a pure bug type. This Pokemon can’t evolve into anything as of today, but it can mega evolve into Mega Pinsir.
As the name suggests, it has strong pincers that it uses to crush or tear opponents. It can also lift heavy objects or shatter them. The pincers are on its head and it uses them to capture opponents as well. You can normally find them hiding in the forest, underground or on treetops.
Pinsir has pretty decent overall base stats, with attack and defense being its best attributes. When it turns into Mega Pinsir, its attack and defense goes up a lot.
Next up is Genesect, a mythical bug and steel type Pokemon from the 5th generation. It looks more like a robot bug and has different functions. Its attack can change types depending on which drive it is using. It can be electric, fire, water and so on.
Its cannon is pretty powerful and it was installed and modified by Team Plasma. In the past, it didn’t have any cannon until it was powered up by Team Plasma. Genesect was actually a fossil and was revived from it.
This Pokemon has pretty high overall base stats, with special attack and attack being its best points.
Armaldo is a 3rd generation bug and fossil type Pokemon. It looks like the sloth from the Ice Age movie. This Pokemon is the evolved form of Anorith.
In the past, this bug Pokemon ancestor is said to have lived near the edge of water, on land. Armaldo usually entered the ocean to look for prey. Its peculiar looking wings are actually used for swimming. It also has claws that are strong enough to break stones or even penetrate steel.
Armaldo has overall decent base stats, with attack and defense being its strongest attributes. It is pretty slow though.
Next up is Volcarona, a 5th generation fire and bug type Pokemon. It is the evolved form of Larvesta.
Volcarona resembles a moth, except that it’s a fiery one. It can unleash burning scales using its wings and cause a sea of fire. As the name suggests, it is usually seen near volcanoes, and its flames are bright enough to replace the sun whenever a volcano erupts and volcanic ashes darken the atmosphere.
Volcarona has pretty good base stats overall, and its special attack is the strongest attribute.
Last but not least is a tarantula-like Pokemon called Galvantula. This 5th generation Pokemon is both a bug and electric type. It is the evolved form of Joltik.
Like a tarantula, it has many arms and a furry body overall. Its silk is usually electrically charged and is used to trap preys by stunning them. Galvantula also has electric webs that it uses to protect itself from attacks or threats.
This Pokemon has pretty decent overall base stats, and speed is its strongest stat.
Which Is The Best Bug Type Pokemon For You?
The list of bug Pokemon above is not exhaustive and it’s hard to pick the top ten.
What are your thoughts on this? Do leave your comments and opinions below on whether you think other Pokemon should have made the top ten.