Galvantula is the very definition of a glass cannon, imo. Galvantula comes equipped with two very good STABs to work with (Electric and Bug are both excellent, and they provide damn good coverage when used together), a great base 108 Speed stat, allowing it to outspeed the vast majority of the unboosted metagame, and the ability compoundeyes, which while usually being a mediocre ability on most Pokemon, is actually really good on Galvantula as it can now use Thunder as its main Electric STAB without fear of missing every second hit. Galvantula can even function as a good scout thanks to Volt Switch, which is always nice. Sadly, Galvantula has a few crippling flaws that prevent it from being a top tier Pokemon, imo. For one thing, Galvantula is really frail, 70/60/60 defenses are pretty bad tbh, and this makes it very hard to switch Galvantula in on a neutral attack without taking 60%+, while making it more vulnerable to priority such as Entei's Extremespeed and Absol's Sucker Punch as well. To make matters worse, Galvantula is also cursed with a weakness to Stealth Rock, which strips off 25% of its hp every time it comes in, and Galvantula has no way to heal off this damage other than Giga Drain, which it wont always get the chance to use, combine this with the Life Orb recoil Galvantula takes from attacking, and it becomes clear that Galvy isnt built to last. Of course, this doesnt mean Galvantula is a bad Pokemon! in fact, its just the opposite, being a great choice as a special attacker, just be sure to account for Galvantula's fraility when using it, as it needs some way around this to function to its full potential.
16:46 <TLCNU> Esca literally is 2HKO'd by Stoutland Fire Fang
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