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Galvantula (Update) (QC 3/3) (GP 2/2)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by col49, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. col49

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    [Overview]

    <p>It has been said that you can't judge a book by its cover, but Galvantula didn't seem to get the memo, because what you see is what you get with this electrifying arachnid. Sporting good Special Attack and Speed stats backed by a unique dual STAB, Galvantula is a potent special attacker. This potential is further reinforced by its ability, Compoundeyes, which grants it a dangerous 91% accurate Thunder. However, not unlike the itsy bitsy spider, Galvantula is as dainty as they come, failing to shrug off even resisted hits. A weakness to Stealth Rock compounds this, often forcing it under the rug for more self-sufficient Pokemon like Manectric. While there's no denying this voltaic spider's potential, it needs proper support to truly shine.</p>

    [SET]
    name: All-Out Attacker
    move 1: Thunder
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Hidden Power Ground
    move 4: Giga Drain / Volt Switch
    item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
    ability: Compoundeyes
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Galvantula's excellent coverage, great Speed, and good Special Attack makes it adept at sweeping through weakened teams. Thunder provides an excellent primary STAB move, hitting everything that doesn't resist it hard. The 30% chance of paralysis is also very important, deterring faster Pokemon like Sceptile from switching into a resisted hit. Bug Buzz acts as potent secondary STAB attack, hitting Grass-types that resist Thunder. Hidden Power Ground rounds off Galvantula's coverage, punishing Nidoqueen and Steelix, while also hitting opposing Electric-types that try to switch in on Thunder for super effective damage. Giga Drain allows Galvantula to recover damage from Life Orb and entry hazards, while also hitting Pokemon such as Lanturn and Golurk harder than any of Galvantula's alternative moves. On the other hand, Volt Switch allows Galvantula to hit the opponent while maintaining offensive momentum, which can help wear down defensive checks such as Clefable and Roselia.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Timid nature is invaluable for this set to outspeed dangerous Pokemon such as Typhlosion and Manetric. Life Orb is usually the most useful item, as the ability to switch moves helps Galvantula more effectively sweep late-game. However, Choice Specs provides Galvantula with the extra power to effectively break through Pokemon such as Clefable and Cryogonal. As Galvantula is susceptible to being revenge killed, Substitute can be used to keep it in more safely. This makes Galvantula able to threaten Pokemon such as Choice Band Entei and Spiritomb who would otherwise keep Galvantula in check with their powerful priority attacks. Considering Galvantula's excellent super effective coverage, an Expert Belt can be used as an alternative item.</p>

    <p>Galvantula's weakness to both Stealth Rock and Spikes is debilitating, so a spinner greatly benefits it. Kabutops makes an excellent choice, not only spinning away hazards, but also resisting Fire-type attacks aimed at Galvantula and in turn luring Grass-types that Galvantula can threaten. Conversely, Galvantula thoroughly appreciates Stealth Rock and Spikes to net valuable KOes on Pokemon such as Druddigon, Ferroseed, and Cryogonal. Smeargle is a very capable partner for quickly and efficiently laying entry hazards, while Pokemon such as Qwilfish can set up hazards on the Fire- and Rock-type attacks targeting Galvantula. Moreover, because Galvantula naturally struggles with dedicated special walls, Pokemon such as Gallade and Choice Band Spiritomb can threaten the majority of such walls and thus are good partners as well.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>While Choice Scarf is a tempting option for Galvantula, in reality, it is sorely outclassed by Manectric, which sports a Stealth Rock neutrality and Switcheroo to cripple walls. Aside from Hidden Power Ground, Galvantula can also utilize a few other Hidden Power types. Hidden Power Fire hits Pokemon such as Escavalier and Ferroseed harder than any other move in its arsenal, whereas Hidden Power Ice enables it to hit Ground- and Flying-types in a single move, although their use doesn't go much further than that. Charge Beam is somewhat usable, boosting Galvantula's Special Attack stat to break through walls, although it is often better off firing off more powerful attacks, and its frailty prevents it from setting up easily. Electro Ball has interesting applications, but the fact of the matter is that there is almost never a situation in which Galvantula is so much faster than a foe that Thunder is dwarfed in power.</p>

    [Checks & Counters]

    <p>Dedicated special walls, such as Clefable, Cryogonal, and Roselia, are the best to handle Galvantula, switching into any of its attacks without too much trouble. However, Cryogonal's Stealth Rock weakness somewhat limits its ability to do so, especially when switching into a Volt Switch and being threatened out by a strong physical attacker. Lanturn, Ferroseed, and Druddigon are all capable of shrugging off Galvantula's attacks, while in turn crippling it with paralysis. Nidoqueen and Steelix, despite being 2HKOed by Hidden Power Ground, can switch into any other attack and threaten Galvantula with their STAB attacks. Priority attacks plague Galvantula's existence, with Choice Band user's attacks, such as Entei's ExtremeSpeed and Spiritomb's Sucker Punch, quickly threatening Galvantula. Similarly, faster Pokemon such as Sceptile and Aerodactyl are capable of outspeeding Galvantula and promptly taking it out, although they must be wary while switching in.</p>
  2. TonsofPuppies

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    Bug Buzz and Thunder are no brainers, but I'd prioritize Energy Ball/Giga Drain and HP Ice/Fire over Substitute and HP Water.

    Energy Ball provides coverage against Ground (Quagsire in particular), and will hit pretty hard coming off of Galvantula's Special Attack stat. Alternatively, Giga Drain could be used. It hits a little less hard than Energy Ball but has the ability to offset the Life Orb recoil.

    Ice is a great offensive type and would provide even more coverage, particularly against Altaria. HP Fire could be used to burn through Steel types like Steelix.

    name: Life Orb
    move 1: Bug Buzz
    move 2: Thunder
    move 3: Energy Ball / Giga Drain
    move 4: HP Ice / Fire
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Compoundeyes
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    I personally really like this set.
  3. DittoCrow

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    The set should be:

    [SET]
    name: All-Out Attacker
    move 1: Thunder
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Hidden Power Ground
    move 4: Giga Drain / Volt Switch
    item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
    ability: Compoundeyes
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    Hidden Power Ground hits everything that Hidden Power Water hits, provides reliability against Aggron (so you don't have to risk missing Thunder), is better when holding Choice Specs (you can hit Lanturn), and hits Pokemon such as Manectric and Electivire. Giga Drain is really important for Lanturn, Quagsire, Golurk, and Rhydon, and Galvantula really appreciates gaining health back for more longevity; you can use it against a weakened Kabutops or something.

    Substitute should be AC, give it a heavy mention if you would like. Using Substitute on a Stealth Rock-weak Pokemon that's carrying a Life Orb is a bit questionable. Since Galvantula is really powerful and can dent a lot of teams, it's good to keep it alive for as long as possible until you've weakened the opponent enough.

    In Checks and Counters, mention Aerodactyl, ExtremeSpeed Entei, Druddigon, and Roselia. You should also probably mention that Pokemon like Lanturn and Ferroseed can paralyze it, which isn't good.

    Nice job so far!

    Omi Edit: Hidden Power Ground also hits Magneton, which other wise completely walls Galvantula. Although Magneton isn't too common nowadays~
  4. col49

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    Thanks DC! I personally really like Sub Galvy, but I'm willing to admit it is much more reliant on spinning and such than non-Sub variants, so yeah :P C&C is definitely a bit vague, but in my defense a lot of stuff becomes less effectual a response depending on the 3rd and 4th move and hazard support. Still, I'll add those in, since they all do answer it well to good effect.
  5. TonsofPuppies

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    Great point on HP Ground. In addition to the primary targets it hits that you listed, it also gives you a way to hit Pokemon that have a type advantage over you for super effective damage (Fire and Rock). It's also always a good idea to have a move capable of hitting Pokemon that share the same type as you, for super effective damage (In this case, Electric).
  6. DittoCrow

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    Just mention what HP Fire and Ice hits in Other Options :p

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  7. col49

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    Will do, thanks for the check :]
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    ya d_c and i discussed this, this looks fine =). Galvantula is a pretty simple mon tbh

    QC approved 2/3
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    Thanks Molk =)
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    Thanks SV! I'll get this written up as soon as I learn how to write :)
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    Alrighty, this is written up, have at me GP :)
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    GP check. Good job on writing this. Most of my suggestions are pretty minor.
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    [Overview]

    <p>It has been said that you can't judge based on appearance. Well apparently Galvantula didn't get the memo, because what you see is what you get with this electrifying arachnid. Sporting a good Special Attack and Speed stat, (remove comma) backed by a unique dual STAB, make Galvantula is a potent immediate attacker. This potential is further reinforced by his its ability, Compoundeyes, granting which grants it a dangerous 91% accurate Thunder. However, not unlike the itsy bitsy spider, Galvantula is as dainty as they come, failing to shrug off even resisted hits. A weakness to Stealth Rock compounds on this, often forcing it under the rug for more self-sufficient pokemon like Manetric. While there's no denying this voltaic spider's potential, it needs proper support to truly shine.</p>

    [SET]
    name: All-Out Attacker
    move 1: Thunder
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Hidden Power Ground
    move 4: Giga Drain / Volt Switch
    item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
    ability: Compoundeyes
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Galvantula's excellent coverage and respectable Speed and Special Attacker Attack make it an adept in at sweeping through weakened teams. Thunder provides an excellent primary STAB move, hitting everything that doesn't resist it hard. The 30% chance of paralysis is also very important, deterring faster Pokemon like Sceptile from switching into a resisted hit. Bug Buzz offers is/act as a potent secondary STAB move, hitting Grass-types that resist Thunder hard. Hidden Power Ground rounds off Galvantula's coverage, punishing Nidoqueen and Steelix,while also hitting Electric-types that try to switch in on Thunder. Giga Drain allows Galvantula to recover damage from Life Orb and entry hazards, while also hitting Pokemon such as Lanturn and Golurk harder than any of Galvantula's alternative moves. On the other hand, Volt Switch allows Galvantula to hit the opponent while maintaining offensive momentum, which can help to wear down defensive checks such as Clefable and Roselia.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread seeks to maximize offensive presence, with (I know you're just trying to get as much information as you can out there, but people should know what a 252/252/4 spread does already) A Timid nature being is invaluable for outspeeding this set to outspeed dangerous Pokemon such as Typhlosion and Manetric. Life Orb is usually the preferable better item, as the ability to switch moves helps Galvantula to more effectively sweep late-game. However, the extra power Choice Specs provides allows Galvantula to more effectively break through Pokemon such as Clefable and Cryogonal. As Galvantula is susceptible to being revenge-killed revenge killed, Substitute can be used to keep it in more safely. Considering it's Galvantula's excellent super effective coverage, an Expert Belt can be used as an alternative item.</p>

    <p>With Galvantula being weak to both Stealth Rock and Spikes, having a Rapid Spin user greatly benefits Galvantula's success it. Kabutops makes an excellent example of choice for this, not only spinning away hazards, but also resisting Fire-type attacks aimed at Galvantula and in turn luring Grass-types that Galvantula can threaten. Moreover, Galvantula thoroughly appreciates Stealth Rock and Spikes to net valuable KO's KOs. Smeargle is a very capable partner for quickly and efficiently laying entry hazards, while Pokemon such as Qwilfish can set up hazards on the Fire- and Rock-type attacks targeting Galvantula. Moreover, since Galvantula naturally struggles with dedicated special walls, Pokemon such as Gallade and Choice Band Spiritomb that can threaten the majority of such walls make good partners as well, the latter of whom can use Pursuit to trap them.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>A Choice Scarf is a tempting option to allow Galvantula to serve as a revenge-killer revenge killer of sorts, though in reality it is sorely outclassed by Manetric, who sports a Stealth Rock neutrality and Switcheroo to cripple walls. Aside from Hidden Power Ground, it is Galvantula can also possible to utilize similar a few other Hidden Power types. Hidden Power Fire allows Galvantula to hit Pokemon such as Escavalier and Ferroseed hard, whereas Hidden Power Ice enables it to hit Ground- and Flying-types in a single move, though there use doesn't go much farther than that. Charge Beam is somewhat usable, allowing Galvantula to boost it's its Special Attack stat to break through walls, though it is often better off firing off more powerful attacks. Electro Ball has interesting applications, but the fact of the matter is that there is almost never a situation in which Galvantula is so much faster than a foe that Thunder is dwarfed in power.</p>

    [Checks & Counters]

    <p>Dedicated special walls, such as Clefable, Cryogonal, and Roselia, are the best bet in for handling Galvantula, switching into any of it's its attacks without too much trouble. However, Cryogonal's Stealth Rock weakness somewhat limit's limits its ability to do so, especially when switching into a Volt Switch and being threatened out by a strong physical attacker. Lanturn, Ferroseed, and Druddigon are all capable of shrugging off Galvantula's attacks, while in turn crippling it with paralysis. Nidoqueen and Steelix, despite being 2HKOed by Hidden Power Ground, can switch in on any other attack and threaten Galvantula with their STAB attacks. Priority attacks plague Galvantula's existence, with Choice Band users such as Entei and Spiritomb quickly threatening Galvantula with their powerful attacks. Similarly, faster Pokemon such as Sceptile and Aerodactyl are capable of outspeeding Galvantula and promptly taking it out, though they must be wary while switching in.</p>


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  14. col49

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    Thanks melvni :D One more check 'til Choice Scarf Galvantula's no longer an on-site set, lgi
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    Yeah screw Scarf Galvantula.

    (first) am check btw, take what you need from it

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    <p>It has been said that you can't judge based on appearance, (add comma). Well apparently but Galvantula didn't seem to get the memo, because since what you see is what you get with this electrifying arachnid. Sporting a good Special Attack and Speed stats, (add comma) backed by along with a unique dual STAB, Galvantula is a potent immediate special attacker. This potential is further reinforced by its ability, Compoundeyes, which grants it a dangerous 91% accurate Thunder. However, not unlike the itsy bitsy spider, Galvantula is as dainty as they come, failing to shrug off even resisted hits. A weakness to Stealth Rock compounds this, often forcing it under the rug for more self-sufficient pokemon Pokemon like Manectric. While there's no denying this voltaic spider's potential, it needs proper support to truly shine.</p>

    [SET]
    name: All-Out Attacker
    move 1: Thunder
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Hidden Power Ground
    move 4: Giga Drain / Volt Switch
    item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
    ability: Compoundeyes
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Galvantula's excellent coverage, (add comma)respectable unique 108 base Speed, (add comma)and respectable Special Attack make it adept at sweeping through weakened teams. Thunder provides an excellent primary STAB move, hitting everything that doesn't resist it hard. The 30% chance of paralysis is also very important, deterring faster Pokemon like Sceptile from switching into a resisted hit. Bug Buzz acts as potent secondary STAB move, hitting Grass-types that resist Thunder hard. Hidden Power Ground rounds off Galvantula's coverage, punishing Nidoqueen and Steelix, (space)while also hitting opposing Electric-types that try to switch in on Thunder for super effective damage. Giga Drain allows Galvantula to recover damage from Life Orb and entry hazards, while also hitting Pokemon such as Lanturn and Golurk harder than any of Galvantula's alternative moves. On the other hand, Volt Switch allows Galvantula to hit the opponent while maintaining offensive momentum, which can help wear down defensive checks such as Clefable and Roselia.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Timid nature is invaluable for this set to outspeed dangerous Pokemon such as Typhlosion and Manectric. A Life Orb is usually the better the more useful choice of item, as the ability to switch moves helps Galvantula more effectively sweep late-game with less problems. However, the extra power Choice Specs provides allows Galvantula to more effectively break through Pokemon such as Clefable and Cryogonal. As Galvantula is susceptible to being revenge killed, Substitute can be used to keep it in more safely. Considering Galvantula's excellent super effective coverage, an Expert Belt can be used as an alternative item.</p>

    <p>With Galvantula being weak to both Stealth Rock and Spikes, having a Rapid Spin user greatly benefits it. Kabutops makes an excellent choice this, not only spinning away hazards, but also resisting Fire-type attacks aimed at Galvantula, and in turn, Galvantula luring lures in Grass-types that Galvantula can threaten. Moreover Conversely, Galvantula thoroughly appreciates Stealth Rock and Spikes to net valuable KOs (such as?). Smeargle is a very capable partner for quickly and efficiently laying entry hazards, while Pokemon such as Qwilfish can set up hazards on the Fire- and Rock-type attacks targeting Galvantula. Moreover, since Galvantula naturally struggles with dedicated special walls, Pokemon such as Gallade and Choice Band Spiritomb that can threaten the majority of such walls and thus make good partners as well.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>While aChoice Scarf is a tempting option to allow Galvantula to serve as a revenge killer of sorts, though in reality it is sorely outclassed by Manetric, who sports a Stealth Rock neutrality and Switcheroo to cripple walls. Aside from Hidden Power Ground, Galvantula can also utilize a few other Hidden Power types. Hidden Power Fire allows Galvantula to hit Pokemon such as Escavalier and Ferroseed harder than any other move Galvantula has, whereas Hidden Power Ice enables it to hit Ground- and Flying-types in a single move, though there use doesn't go much farther than that. Charge Beam is somewhat usable, allowing Galvantula to boost its Special Attack stat to break through walls, though it is often better off firing off more powerful attacks and its fraility prevents it from setting up easily. Electro Ball has interesting applications, but the fact of the matter is that there is almost never a situation in which Galvantula is so much faster than a foe that Thunder is dwarfed in power.</p>

    [Checks & Counters]

    <p>Dedicated special walls, such as Clefable, Cryogonal, and Roselia, are the best bet options for handling Galvantula, switching into any of its attacks without too much trouble. However, note that Cryogonal's Stealth Rock weakness somewhat limits its ability to do so, especially when switching into a Volt Switch and being threatened out by a strong physical attacker. Lanturn, Ferroseed, and Druddigon are all capable of shrugging off Galvantula's attacks, while in turn crippling it with paralysis. Nidoqueen and Steelix, despite being 2HKOed by Hidden Power Ground, can switch in on into any other attack and threaten Galvantula with their STAB attacks. Priority attacks plague Galvantula's existence, with Choice Band users such as Entei's Extreemespeed and Spiritomb's Sucker Punch quickly threatening Galvantula with their powerful attacks. Similarly, faster Pokemon such as Sceptile and Aerodactyl are capable of outspeeding Galvantula and promptly taking it out, though they must be wary while switching in.</p>


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    <p>It has been said that you can't judge based on appearance, but Galvantula didn't seem to get the memo, since what you see is what you get with this electrifying arachnid. Sporting good Special Attack and Speed stats,along with a unique dual STAB, Galvantula is a potent special attacker. This potential is further reinforced by its ability, Compoundeyes, which grants it a dangerous 91% accurate Thunder. However, not unlike the itsy bitsy spider, Galvantula is as dainty as they come, failing to shrug off even resisted hits. A weakness to Stealth Rock compounds this, often forcing it under the rug for more self-sufficient Pokemon like Manectric. While there's no denying this voltaic spider's potential, it needs proper support to truly shine.</p>

    [SET]
    name: All-Out Attacker
    move 1: Thunder
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Hidden Power Ground
    move 4: Giga Drain / Volt Switch
    item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
    ability: Compoundeyes
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Galvantula's excellent coverage,unique 108 base Speed, and respectable Special Attack make it adept at sweeping through weakened teams. Thunder provides an excellent primary STAB move, hitting everything that doesn't resist it hard. The 30% chance of paralysis is also very important, deterring faster Pokemon like Sceptile from switching into a resisted hit. Bug Buzz acts as potent secondary STAB move, hitting Grass-types that resist Thunder hard. Hidden Power Ground rounds off Galvantula's coverage, punishing Nidoqueen and Steelix, while also hitting opposing Electric-types that try to switch in on Thunder for super effective damage. Giga Drain allows Galvantula to recover damage from Life Orb and entry hazards, while also hitting Pokemon such as Lanturn and Golurk harder than any of Galvantula's alternative moves. On the other hand, Volt Switch allows Galvantula to hit the opponent while maintaining offensive momentum, which can help wear down defensive checks such as Clefable and Roselia.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Timid nature is invaluable for this set to outspeed dangerous Pokemon such as Typhlosion and Manectric. A Life Orb is usually the more useful choice of item, as the ability to switch moves helps Galvantula sweep late-game with less problems. However, the extra power Choice Specs provides allows Galvantula to more effectively break through Pokemon such as Clefable and Cryogonal. As Galvantula is susceptible to being revenge killed, Substitute can be used to keep it in more safely. Considering Galvantula's excellent super effective coverage, an Expert Belt can be used as an alternative item.</p>

    <p>With Galvantula being weak to both Stealth Rock and Spikes, having a Rapid Spin user greatly benefits it. Kabutops makes an excellent choice this, not only spinning away hazards, but also resisting Fire-type attacks aimed at Galvantula, and in turn, Galvantula lures in Grass-types that Galvantula can threaten. Conversely, Galvantula thoroughly appreciates Stealth Rock and Spikes to net valuable KOs (such as?). Smeargle is a very capable partner for quickly and efficiently laying entry hazards, while Pokemon such as Qwilfish can set up hazards on the Fire- and Rock-type attacks targeting Galvantula. Moreover, since Galvantula naturally struggles with dedicated special walls, Pokemon such as Gallade and Choice Band Spiritomb that can threaten the majority of such walls and thus make good partners as well.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>While a Choice Scarf is a tempting option to allow Galvantula to serve as a revenge killer, in reality it is sorely outclassed by Manetric, who sports a Stealth Rock neutrality and Switcheroo to cripple walls. Aside from Hidden Power Ground, Galvantula can also utilize a few other Hidden Power types. Hidden Power Fire allows Galvantula to hit Pokemon such as Escavalier and Ferroseed harder than any other move Galvantula has, whereas Hidden Power Ice enables it to hit Ground- and Flying-types in a single move, though there use doesn't go much farther than that. Charge Beam is somewhat usable, allowing Galvantula to boost its Special Attack stat to break through walls, though it is often better off firing off more powerful attacks and its fraility prevents it from setting up easily. Electro Ball has interesting applications, but the fact of the matter is that there is almost never a situation in which Galvantula is so much faster than a foe that Thunder is dwarfed in power.</p>

    [Checks & Counters]

    <p>Dedicated special walls, such as Clefable, Cryogonal, and Roselia, are the best options for handling Galvantula, switching into any of its attacks without too much trouble. However, note that Cryogonal's Stealth Rock weakness somewhat limits its ability to do so, especially when switching into a Volt Switch and being threatened out by a strong physical attacker. Lanturn, Ferroseed, and Druddigon are all capable of shrugging off Galvantula's attacks, while in turn crippling it with paralysis. Nidoqueen and Steelix, despite being 2HKOed by Hidden Power Ground, can switch into any other attack and threaten Galvantula with their STAB attacks. Priority attacks plague Galvantula's existence, with Choice Band users such as Entei's Extreemespeed and Spiritomb's Sucker Punch threatening Galvantula. Similarly, faster Pokemon such as Sceptile and Aerodactyl are capable of outspeeding Galvantula and promptly taking it out, though they must be wary while switching in.</p>
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    Thanks Swamp-Rocket, implemented a ton of stuff :D
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    [Overview]

    <p>It has been said that you can't judge based on appearancea book by its cover, but Galvantula didn't seem to get the memo, becausince what you see is what you get with this electrifying arachnid. Sporting a good Special Attack and Speed stat backed by a unique dual STAB, Galvantula is a potent special attacker. This potential is further reinforced by its ability, Compoundeyes, which grants it a dangerous 91% accurate Thunder. However, not unlike the itsy bitsy spider, Galvantula is as dainty as they come, failing to shrug off even resisted hits. A weakness to Stealth Rock compounds this, often forcing it under the rug for more self-sufficient Pokemon like Manectric. While there's no denying this voltaic spider's potential, it needs proper support to truly shine.</p>

    [SET]
    name: All-Out Attacker
    move 1: Thunder
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Hidden Power Ground
    move 4: Giga Drain / Volt Switch
    item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
    ability: Compoundeyes
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Galvantula's excellent coverage, unique Speed, and Special Attack makes it adept at sweeping through weakened teams. Thunder provides an excellent primary STAB move, hitting everything that doesn't resist it hard. The 30% chance of paralysis is also very important, deterring faster Pokemon like Sceptile from switching into a resisted hit. Bug Buzz acts as potent secondary STAB moveattack, hitting Grass-types that resist Thunder hard. Hidden Power Ground rounds off Galvantula's coverage, punishing Nidoqueen and Steelix, while also hitting opposing Electric-types that try to switch in on Thunder for super effective damage. Giga Drain allows Galvantula to recover damage from Life Orb and entry hazards, while also hitting Pokemon such as Lanturn and Golurk harder than any of Galvantula's alternative moves. On the other hand, Volt Switch allows Galvantula to hit the opponent while maintaining offensive momentum, which can help wear down defensive checks such as Clefable and Roselia.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Timid nature is invaluable for this set to outspeed dangerous Pokemon such as Typhlosion and Manetric. Life Orb is usually the morest useful item, as the ability to switch moves helps Galvantula more effectively sweep late-game. However, the extra power Choice Specs provides allows Galvantula to morehe power to effectively break through Pokemon such as Clefable and Cryogonal. As Galvantula is susceptible to being revenge killed, Substitute can be used to keep it in more safely. Considering Galvantula's excellent super effective coverage, an Expert Belt can be used as an alternative item.</p>

    <p>With Galvantula being weak's weakness to both Stealth Rock and Spikes, having a Rapid Spin us is debilitatig , so a Rapid Spinner greatly benefits it. Kabutops makes an excellent choice this, not only spinning away hazards, but also resisting Fire-type attacks aimed at Galvantula and in turn luring Grass-types that Galvantula can threaten. Conversely, Galvantula thoroughly appreciates Stealth Rock and Spikes to net valuable KOes on Pokemon such as Druddigon, Ferroseed, and Cryogonal. Smeargle is a very capable partner for quickly and efficiently laying entry hazards, while Pokemon such as Qwilfish can set up hazards on the Fire- and Rock-type attacks targeting Galvantula. Moreover, sincbecause Galvantula naturally struggles with dedicated special walls, Pokemon such as Gallade and Choice Band Spiritomb that can threaten the majority of such walls and thus makare good partners as well.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>While Choice Scarf is a tempting option to allowfor Galvantula to serve as a revenge killer, in reality, it is sorely outclassed by Manetric, whoctric, which sports a Stealth Rock neutrality and Switcheroo to cripple walls. Aside from Hidden Power Ground, Galvantula can also utilize a few other Hidden Power types. Hidden Power Fire allows Galvantula to hits Pokemon such as Escavalier and Ferroseed harder than any other move in its arsenal, whereas Hidden Power Ice enables it to hit Ground- and Flying-types in a single move, although theire use doesn't go much faurther than that. Charge Beam is somewhat usable, allowing Galvantula to boost itboosting Galvantula's Special Attack stat to break through walls, although it is often better off firing off more powerful attacks, and its fraility prevents it from setting up easily. Electro Ball has interesting applications, but the fact of the matter is that there is almost never a situation in which Galvantula is so much faster than a foe that Thunder is dwarfed in power.</p>

    [Checks & Counters]

    <p>Dedicated special walls, such as Clefable, Cryogonal, and Roselia, are the best bet for handlingto handle Galvantula, switching into any of its attacks without too much trouble. However, Cryogonal's Stealth Rock weakness somewhat limits its ability to do so, especially when switching into a Volt Switch and being threatened out by a strong physical attacker. Lanturn, Ferroseed, and Druddigon are all capable of shrugging off Galvantula's attacks, while in turn crippling it with paralysis. Nidoqueen and Steelix, despite being 2HKOed by Hidden Power Ground, can switch into any other attack and threaten Galvantula with their STAB attacks. Priority attacks plague Galvantula's existence, with Choice Band user's attacks, such as Entei's Extremespeed and Spiritomb's Sucker Punch, quickly threatening Galvantula. Similarly, faster Pokemon such as Sceptile and Aerodactyl are capable of outspeeding Galvantula and promptly taking it out, although they must be wary while switching in.</p>


    C/P (open)

    [Overview]

    <p>It has been said that you can't judge a book by its cover, but Galvantula didn't seem to get the memo, because what you see is what you get with this electrifying arachnid. Sporting a good Special Attack and Speed stat backed by a unique dual STAB, Galvantula is a potent special attacker. This potential is further reinforced by its ability, Compoundeyes, which grants it a dangerous 91% accurate Thunder. However, not unlike the itsy bitsy spider, Galvantula is as dainty as they come, failing to shrug off even resisted hits. A weakness to Stealth Rock compounds this, often forcing it under the rug for more self-sufficient Pokemon like Manectric. While there's no denying this voltaic spider's potential, it needs proper support to truly shine.</p>

    [SET]
    name: All-Out Attacker
    move 1: Thunder
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Hidden Power Ground
    move 4: Giga Drain / Volt Switch
    item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
    ability: Compoundeyes
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Galvantula's excellent coverage, unique Speed, and Special Attack makes it adept at sweeping through weakened teams. Thunder provides an excellent primary STAB move, hitting everything that doesn't resist it hard. The 30% chance of paralysis is also very important, deterring faster Pokemon like Sceptile from switching into a resisted hit. Bug Buzz acts as potent secondary STAB attack, hitting Grass-types that resist Thunder. Hidden Power Ground rounds off Galvantula's coverage, punishing Nidoqueen and Steelix, while also hitting opposing Electric-types that try to switch in on Thunder for super effective damage. Giga Drain allows Galvantula to recover damage from Life Orb and entry hazards, while also hitting Pokemon such as Lanturn and Golurk harder than any of Galvantula's alternative moves. On the other hand, Volt Switch allows Galvantula to hit the opponent while maintaining offensive momentum, which can help wear down defensive checks such as Clefable and Roselia.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Timid nature is invaluable for this set to outspeed dangerous Pokemon such as Typhlosion and Manetric. Life Orb is usually the most useful item, as the ability to switch moves helps Galvantula more effectively sweep late-game. However, the extra power Choice Specs provides Galvantula the power to effectively break through Pokemon such as Clefable and Cryogonal. As Galvantula is susceptible to being revenge killed, Substitute can be used to keep it in more safely. Considering Galvantula's excellent super effective coverage, an Expert Belt can be used as an alternative item.</p>

    <p>Galvantula's weakness to both Stealth Rock and Spikes is debilitating, so a Rapid Spinner greatly benefits it. Kabutops makes an excellent choice, not only spinning away hazards, but also resisting Fire-type attacks aimed at Galvantula and in turn luring Grass-types that Galvantula can threaten. Conversely, Galvantula thoroughly appreciates Stealth Rock and Spikes to net valuable KOes on Pokemon such as Druddigon, Ferroseed, and Cryogonal. Smeargle is a very capable partner for quickly and efficiently laying entry hazards, while Pokemon such as Qwilfish can set up hazards on the Fire- and Rock-type attacks targeting Galvantula. Moreover, because Galvantula naturally struggles with dedicated special walls, Pokemon such as Gallade and Choice Band Spiritomb can threaten the majority of such walls and thus are good partners as well.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>While Choice Scarf is a tempting option for Galvantula, in reality, it is sorely outclassed by Manectric, which sports a Stealth Rock neutrality and Switcheroo to cripple walls. Aside from Hidden Power Ground, Galvantula can also utilize a few other Hidden Power types. Hidden Power Fire hits Pokemon such as Escavalier and Ferroseed harder than any other move in its arsenal, whereas Hidden Power Ice enables it to hit Ground- and Flying-types in a single move, although their use doesn't go much further than that. Charge Beam is somewhat usable, boosting Galvantula's Special Attack stat to break through walls, although it is often better off firing off more powerful attacks, and its frailty prevents it from setting up easily. Electro Ball has interesting applications, but the fact of the matter is that there is almost never a situation in which Galvantula is so much faster than a foe that Thunder is dwarfed in power.</p>

    [Checks & Counters]

    <p>Dedicated special walls, such as Clefable, Cryogonal, and Roselia, are the best to handle Galvantula, switching into any of its attacks without too much trouble. However, Cryogonal's Stealth Rock weakness somewhat limits its ability to do so, especially when switching into a Volt Switch and being threatened out by a strong physical attacker. Lanturn, Ferroseed, and Druddigon are all capable of shrugging off Galvantula's attacks, while in turn crippling it with paralysis. Nidoqueen and Steelix, despite being 2HKOed by Hidden Power Ground, can switch into any other attack and threaten Galvantula with their STAB attacks. Priority attacks plague Galvantula's existence, with Choice Band user's attacks, such as Entei's Extremespeed and Spiritomb's Sucker Punch, quickly threatening Galvantula. Similarly, faster Pokemon such as Sceptile and Aerodactyl are capable of outspeeding Galvantula and promptly taking it out, although they must be wary while switching in.</p>


    Can you mention that Substitute allows Galvantula to work its way around priority users, in AC?

    Great Job! ^.^

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