Animated Character Database
200px-Bugsy anime

He is the Gym Leader of Azalea Towns Gym. He hands out the Hive Badge to Trainers who defeat him. He specializes in Bug-type Pokémon.


Bugsy's only anime appearance was in the episode Gettin' the Bugs Out.

Bugsy trains in a large, greenhouse-like Gym filled with trees and bugs. He has an affinity for Bug-type Pokémon.

His Scyther can use Swords Dance to deflect Fire-type attacks. However, Ash figured out it was vulnerable from above, and Cyndaquil was able to knock it out, winning Ash the Hive Badge.

He reappeared in a flashback in Why? Wynaut!.


  1. Spinarak
  2. Caterpie → Metapod Butterfree
  3. ScytherScizor
  4. Weedle → Kakuna Beedrill
  5. Shedinja
  6. Yanmega
  7. Pinsir
  8. Heracross
  9. Vespiquen
  10. Shuckle
  11. Forretress
  12. Armaldo
  13. Weepinbell
  14. Pupitar
  15. Raticate
  16. Sudowoodo
  17. Quagsire
  18. Unown (G)


A list of Pokemon Trainers who have defeated him:

  1. Ash Ketchum
  2. Gary Oak
  3. Harrison
  4. Jon Dickson
  5. Paul


  • His Japanese title is 歩く虫ポケ大百科.
  • Similarly to Saturn, Will and Janine (Generation II), his Pokémon are the opposite gender of himself despite having a 50-50 gender ratio.
    • Bugsy's Pokémon were all male in the original Johto games.
  • Bugsy is the only Gym Leader whose signature Pokémon is sent out on the first turn (though this is only in Generation IV), but this is due to the fact that his Scyther now knows U-turn.
  • Bugsy appears as an opponent in Pokémon Puzzle Challenge. He uses a Kakuna to battle.
  • Bugsy is the only Gym Leader that can be called on Thursdays for a rematch in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • The first frame of Bugsy's HeartGold and SoulSilver sprite's animation is almost identical to Sidney's sprite in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
  • In Pokémon Stadium 2, Bugsy incorrectly refers to his Heracross's Megahorn as "Megaphone".