lesson 4 - bug & poison pokémon
Most Bug Pokémon grow quickly to evolve sooner than other types. This makes them very weak as a result and were almost useless in Generation 1, but have improved since then. Bug moves are super-effective against Grass, Psychic, and Dark Pokémon, but are not very effective against Fire, Fighting, Poison, Flying, Ghost, and Steel Pokémon. Grass, Fighting, and Ground Pokémon are not very effective against Bug Pokémon, but Fire, Flying, and Rock Pokémon are super-effective against them. With 65 Pokémon in this category, they are one of the larger types.
Wurmple has two evolution paths depending on its personality type. As they are targeted prey for Swellow and Starly Pokémon they desperately try to evolve quickly and release poison from the spikes at their rear end to defend themselves. If it evolves into the butterfly resembling Beautifly Pokémon, they will be able to sap energy from other attackers to restore their own health and gets very aggressive if disturbed while sipping nectar. If it evolves into the moth-like Dustox Pokémon it will be a nocturnal Pokémon that is attracted to bright lights. If attacked while as a Cascoon, a Dustox will always remember the face of the attacker and will seek revenge upon evolution.
kricketot - kricketune
Kricketot and Kricketune are both very musical Pokémon. Kricketots can create a xylophonic sound by shaking their head and rubbing their antennae together, which is how they communicate. They usually live in trees and cannot be found during the mid-day and afternoon. Kricketune can make all types of music by rubbing their arms together. They can also use their now scythelike foreparts for a lot of new attacks. Its emotions are signaled by the type of melody it creates. There is a village that hosts a contest based on the amazingly variable cries of the Kricketune.
Some of the most notable Bug-type trainers are:
This type is only super-effective against Grass, but overall is one of the more under-developed types in Pokémon. It does a little better defensively than offensively, but the biggest advantage for Pokémon of this type is through status moves like Toxic. Poison moves are not very effective against Poison, Ground, Rock, and Ghost types, and have no effect on Steel types. Grass, Fighting, Poison, and Bug types are not very effective against Poison types, but Ground and Psychic Pokémon are very effective against them. The 57 Pokémon in this type are explored below!
nidoran - nidorin(a/o) - nido(queen/king)
Nidoran is split into a female and male version of the Pokémon, making them very unique. The female version of the Pokémon is a blue color and evolves into Nidorina and then Nidoqueen, and is overall more docile and protective than the male version. All versions of this Pokémon are able to eat poisonous fruit and plants while being uneffected by them. The male version of Nidoran is a more purple color and evolves into Nidorino and then Nidoking. The male version of this Pokémon is far more vicious and can cause very large tremors by slamming on the ground. They use their powerful tail to thrash and crush the bones of their prey. Female versions are found in expansive hot savannas and plains, while male versions are found in grasslands, rough terrains, and forests.
gulpin - swalot
Gulpin can swallow anything its own size since they are made up practically all of stomach. Swalot can swallow something as large as a car tire, and the only thing their stomach acid cannot dissolve is the lining of its own stomach. Their stomach acids can melt scrap iron and they eat in large quantities since it can handle anything. They both often live in grassy plains, but occassionally a Gulpin can migrate into cities and will eat anything in sight no matter what the damage. Swalots are generally carnivorous and will swallow their Pokémon prey whole after dousing it with poison from its pores.
Some of the most notable Poison-type trainers are: