Galvantula

Compoundeyes
Increases accuracy by 30%. Increases the chance of finding items on wild Pokemon.
Unnerve
Prevents the foe from consuming its held Berry item.
Swarm
Boosts power of Bug-type moves by 50% when at 1/3 HP or less.
Type Tier
Bug / Electric RU
Level 50 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
70
- 145 177 -
Atk
77
87 97 129 141
Def
60
72 80 112 123
SpA
97
105 117 149 163
SpD
60
72 80 112 123
Spe
108
115 128 160 176

Overview

With its fantastic Electric / Bug typing, Galvantula can hit a large portion of the metagame for super effective damage, making it a quality team member. However, weaknesses to common Rock- and Fire-type attacks keep Galvantula from achieving its full potential. Galvantula's ability, Compoundeyes, lets it utilize STAB Thunder with near-perfect accuracy.

Name Item Ability Nature

Standard

Focus Sash / Life Orb Compoundeyes Timid / Modest
Moveset EVs
~ Thunder
~ Bug Buzz
~ Hidden Power Ice
~ Protect
4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

With its two STAB moves, Galvantula has nearly all the coverage it needs. Thunder hits Flying-types such as Tornadus, while Bug Buzz hits Hydreigon, Whimsicott, and Musharna, all common Pokemon. Hidden Power Ice helps Galvantula deal with Landorus, who otherwise resists its STAB moves. Protect is used in the last slot, as it is, after all, the Swiss Army knife of VGC. With Protect, Galvantula can hide from potential OHKOes, and allow its partner to get rid of the threat. Protect can also be used to stall out Trick Room.

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Other Options

Sucker Punch can get a super effective hit on Ghost-types, but even with maximum Attack investment it can barely 2HKO Chandelure. Electroweb allows Galvantula to support the rest of its team by lowering the foe's Speed stat, but its power drop is significant. Discharge could be utilized along with a Ground-type to hit both targets, but Thunder has more power and the same paralysis rate. Galvantula receives Thunder Wave, but Thunder has a 30% paralysis rate which is usually good enough. Galvantula receives the ability Unnerve, which negates the opponent's Berry, and could be useful if the opponent has a Wacan Berry, or if Galvantula's partner needs to take out a threat which has a type-resist Berry. If Unnerve is used, however, Thunderbolt must be used over Thunder because of the loss of accuracy.

Checks and Counters

Choice Scarf Terrakion 2HKOes Galvantula with Rock Slide (and OHKOes without Focus Sash). In Trick Room, Gigalith 2HKOes Galvantula with Rock Slide (again, an OHKO without Focus Sash). Tornadus and Thundurus with Hidden Power Flying outspeed and OHKO Galvantula without Focus Sash, but Galvantula can KO them back if it has Tailwind support.