Powerhug is a Transformer in the Beast Wars Universe. He is a member of the Maximals stationed on the planet Gaea. His beast mode is a Pillbug. He is also a very straight-forward Insectron who has nothing to hide. He always speaks the truth, even if it hurts. He talks in a Kyushudialect for some unknown reason, but it rarely bothers his teammates. Powerhug tends to be a bit clumsy at times, but never enough to endanger the other Insectrons. He supposedly has a score to settle with the Autorollers after accepting a defeat in battle many years ago.