Joltik

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 LC
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
50
- 21 24 -
Atk
47
9 11 14 15
Def
50
9 11 14 15
SpA
57
10 12 15 16
SpD
50
9 11 14 15
Spe
65
11 13 16 17
  • Little Cup

Overview

Joltik has a very good offensive typing, with its STAB Electric- and Bug-type attacks providing great coverage alongside moves such as Energy Ball. Access to Unnerve is valuable in Little Cup, where so many Pokemon carry Oran Berry to heal themselves. Though Joltik does have access to Compoundeyes, it lacks any useful moves to take advantage of the ability. Overall, Joltik has a niche in Little Cup and should always be considered when making a team.

Name Item Ability Nature

Choice Scarf

Choice Scarf Unnerve Modest / Timid
Moveset EVs
~ Thunderbolt
~ Bug Buzz
~ Volt Switch
~ Energy Ball
36 HP / 220 SpA / 236 Spe

Joltik's base 65 Speed makes it a decent user of Choice Scarf. High Special Attack coupled with 25 Speed, factoring in Choice Scarf, makes it a very useful Pokemon in Little Cup. Thunderbolt and Bug Buzz are very powerful moves thanks to the STAB boost, allowing Joltik to hit many Pokemon in the metagame hard. Volt Switch is very useful in scouting and maintaining momentum, and it is also boosted by STAB. Energy Ball is useful in hitting phenomenal threats such as Chinchou, which can otherwise take Joltik's attacks with ease.

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Name Item Ability Nature

Agility

Life Orb Unnerve Modest
Moveset EVs
~ Agility
~ Thunderbolt
~ Bug Buzz
~ Energy Ball / Hidden Power Ice
36 HP / 220 SpA / 236 Spe

After using Agility, Joltik hits 32 Speed, letting it outrun almost everything in the metagame and fire off its powerful Life Orb-boosted attacks. Thunderbolt and Bug Buzz, Joltik's STAB attacks, achieve excellent power and coverage, Bug Buzz hitting Grass-types which resist Thunderbolt. Energy Ball is another option, as it can hit Chinchou and most Ground-types pretty hard.

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Name Item Ability Nature

Substitute + 3 Attacks

Life Orb Unnerve Timid
Moveset EVs
~ Substitute
~ Thunderbolt / Volt Switch
~ Bug Buzz
~ Energy Ball
36 HP / 220 SpA / 236 Spe

Substitute is a phenomenally useful move, simultaneously protecting Joltik from powerful attacks, easing prediction, and protecting it from status. Thunderbolt and Bug Buzz, boosted by STAB, can then be used to hit opponents really hard. Energy Ball is important to hit Chinchou. Timid nature is mandatory in order for Joltik to outrun opponents such as Chinchou.

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Other Options

Entry hazard support is helpful in assisting Joltik's sweep. Joltik gets Sucker Punch, X-Scissor, Wild Charge, and other options which can help it fit a mixed or physical role, but it's generally outclassed by the special sets due to Joltik's low Attack. Discharge could be used for the chance of paralysis, but it is not too reliable and it does considerably less damage. Joltik can use Charge Beam to set up, but it is rather frail and slow.

Checks and Counters

The Choice Scarf set can easily be trapped by a Hone Claws Diglett, set up on, and killed. Faster Choice Scarf users can beat Joltik's Scarf set. The Agility set loses to priority moves and bulky Pokemon that wield Eviolite. If Munchlax is carrying an Eviolite, then it can easily wall all of Joltik's sets.