Who are the Bug Gym Leaders & Elite Four?


Bug Gym Leaders are Trainers that specialise in the training and battling with Bug type Pokémon.

They have proved their ability and become leaders of a City Gym.

Throughout the Pokémon game series, players have to defeat Gym Leaders before challenging the Elite Four and finally the existing Champion in order to win the games. Within the games, a number of Gym Leaders only use Bug type Pokémon.

To have the best chance of defeating Bug Gym Leaders, the player’s team should include those Pokémon types whose attacks that are strong when attacking Bug types – Fire, Flying and Rock type Pokémon.

Detailed below is a complete Bug Gym Leaders list, in alphabetical order, with information about that Leader and the Pokémon they typically use in battles.


Complete Bug Gym Leaders List


Elite Four


Aaron Bug Gym Leader

Aaron is the first of the Elite Four in the Sinnoh League of the games Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum and Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl.

When defeated, players move on to the second of the Elite Four, Bertha.

His preferred Bug Pokémon are:

Beautifly, Dustox, Heracross, Scizor, Vespiquen, Yanmega


Bug Gym Leaders


Bugsy Bug Gym Leader

Bugsy is Gym Leader of the Azalea Gym in the games Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black 2 and White 2.

He gives up the Hive badge when defeated.

The Bug Pokémon that he battles with are:

Armaldo, Forretress, Heracross, Kakuna, Metapod, Pinsir, Scizor, Scyther, Shedinja, Shuckle, Vespiquen, Yanmega



Burgh Bug Gym Leader

Burgh is the leader of the Castelia City Gym in the games Black & White and Black & White 2.

He gives up the Insect badge when defeated. His preferred Bug Pokémon are:

Accelgor, Crustle, Durant, Dwebble, Escavalier, Karrablast, Leavanny, Shelmet, Swadloon, Vespiquen, Whirlipede



Katy Gym Leader

Katy is the leader of the Cortondo Gym in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Players are awarded the Bug Badge after they defeat her.

Katy’s Bug Pokémon are:

Forretress, Heracross, Lokix, Nymble, Spidops, Tarountula
Her team also includes Teddiursa and Ursaring whose Tera-type is Bug.


Viola Trainer

Viola is Gym Leader of the Santalune City Gym in the games Pokémon X and Y.

When defeated she gives up the Bug Badge.

Her chosen Pokémon are:

Masquerain, Surskit, Vivillon




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