Best Bug Type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

What is the best Bug-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus?

Bug-type Pokémon have never been the strongest in the Pokémon franchise. Players have many options when searching for Bug-type Pokémon to add to their team, but not all of them are great choices. Yanmega is the most well-rounded Bug-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, but there are also other options for players to use.


Yanmega has a 4x weakness to damage taken from Rock-type moves, which is its biggest downfall as Rock-type is relatively common in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Yanmega has decent stats, with the best one being its 116 special attack.

Yanmega's Stats and Strengths/Weaknesses

  • Type: Bug and Flying
  • Stat Total: 515
    • HP: 86
    • Attack: 76
    • Special Attack: 116
    • Defense: 86
    • Special Defense: 56
    • Speed: 95
Damage ModifierMove Types
4x Increased DamageRock Type
2x Increased DamageFlying; Fire; Electric; Ice Type
0.5x Less DamageBug Type
0.25x Less DamageFighting; Grass Type
ImmunitiesGround Type

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Other strong Bug Type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

The Bug-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus may not be the strongest to take into battle, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of options. Scyther's evolutions, Kleavor and Scizor, are great options and Heracross gives players access to some great Fighting-type moves.


Kleavor is a newly introduced evolution of Scyther. Kleavor does come out slightly ahead of Scizor and is the better evolution of Scyther. It does get a slight bump in its stat total and has a great attack stat, which is handy when battling.

  • Type: Bug and Rock
  • Stat Total: 505
    • HP: 70
    • Attack: 135
    • Special Attack: 45
    • Defense: 95
    • Special Defense: 75
    • Speed: 85


Scizor is an evolution of the Generation 1 Pokémon Scyther. Along with its fantastic 130 attack stat, Scizor is a great Pokémon due to its dual-typing. With Bug and Steel-typing, Scizor only has one weakness (Fire-type moves) and a long list of resistances.

  • Type: Bug and Steel
  • Stat Total: 500
    • HP: 70
    • Attack: 130
    • Special Attack: 55
    • Defense: 100
    • Special Defense: 80
    • Speed: 65


Heracross is a Fighting and Bug-type Pokémon, which gives it access to great moves like Close Combat and Megahorn. Heracross has a 4x weakness to Flying-type damage, which can hinder it in battle.

  • Type: Fighting and Bug
  • Stat Total: 500
    • HP: 80
    • Attack: 125
    • Special Attack: 40
    • Defense: 75
    • Special Defense: 95
    • Speed: 85

Want to read more about Pokémon Legends: Arceus and its lore? Check out What does “Arceus” mean? Name origin of Pokémon Legends Arceus on Pro Game Guides!

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