Bug type is one of the 18 Pokemon types you can encounter. Similar to others, bug type Pokemon have their own strengths and weaknesses that you can use to improve your chances at victory in battles. While this type is not immune to any others, bug types have several weaknesses to consider. By the end of this guide, you will learn the weaknesses of bug type Pokemon in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Bug Type Weaknesses in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Bug type Pokemon are weak against fire, flying and rock type Pokemon. If you encounter any of these types in combat, it is best to switch to another type. For example, water types are more effective against many fire and rock types. Below are some examples of Pokemon that are effective against bug types:
- Charizard – Fire/Flying
- Gyarados – Water/Flying
- Magcargo – Fire/Rock
- Infernape – Fire/Fighting
Bug types are strong against dark, psychic and grass type Pokemon. Similarly, if you encounter any of these types during battle, switching to a bug type will help increase your chances of winning. You’ll want to avoid using Pokemon that are weak against these three types. Water types tend to be ineffective against grass types, while psychic types are effective against dark and other psychic types.
Dual type bug Pokemon have additional strengths and weaknesses to consider. For example, Heracross is a bug type and fighting type that has bug type weaknesses and an added weakness to psychic and fairy types. However, Heracross also takes less damage from other fighting types alongside ground, bug, grass, and dark. While many bug type Pokemon will have similar strengths and weaknesses, dual types introduce another layer of difficulty if you are unfamiliar with the second type.