Competitive Information for Galvantula [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Galvantula galvantula
Base Stats for Galvantula

Bug / Electric

Abilities:
SwarmSwarm: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Bug attacks.
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Compound EyesCompound Eyes: This Pokemon's moves have their accuracy multiplied by 1.3.
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UnnerveUnnerve: While this Pokemon is active, it prevents opposing Pokemon from using their Berries.


Evolutions / Family:
Joltik
Galvantula

Weakness Chart for Bug/Electric-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
0.5x
0.5x
2x
  
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
  
2x
0.5x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Galvantula? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Galvantula in Pokemon Black/White:

GastrodonPolitoedTentacruelToxicroakHydreigonKeldeoTornadusKrookodileVolcaronaSigilyphDarmanitanLudicolo


Galvantula is a sensational Bug and Electric-typed Pokemon. It's usual to see Galvantula show up as a Black/White opponent. Galvantula's only type-related weaknesses are Fire and Rock.


Species: Galvantula
Item: Life Orb / Leftovers
Ability: Compound Eyes
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thunder / Thunder Wave
- Thunderbolt
- Bug Buzz
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain

Special Sweeper Galvantula (Analytic)

Galvantula is a stupendous Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Galvantula last longer regaining it's health points every turn. With Compound Eyes, Galvantula's moves have their accuracy multiplied by 1.3.

Thunder is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze. can't miss in rain).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Energy Ball is a special 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special 75-base power Grass-type move (Galvantula recovers 50% of the damage dealt).




Species: Galvantula
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt / Discharge
- Bug Buzz / Signal Beam
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Hyper Beam

Special Sweeper Galvantula (Swarm)

Galvantula is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Galvantula from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Galvantula's attacking stat is 1.5x with bug attacks.

Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Discharge is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze adjacent pokemon).
Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Energy Ball is a special 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special 75-base power Grass-type move (Galvantula recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Galvantula cannot move next turn).




Species: Galvantula
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Quiet (+SpA, -Spe)
EVs: 46 Hp / 209 Def / 252 SpA
Moveset:
- Bug Buzz
- Signal Beam
- Sleep Talk
- Rest

Galvantula Special Tank (Spiderman Spiderman)

Galvantula is popular Special Tank. It is primarily designed to take a mighty amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Galvantula's attacking stat is 1.5x with bug attacks.

Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Sleep Talk is a status move (Galvantula must be asleep. uses another known move).
Rest is a status move (Galvantula sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Galvantula? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Galvantula in Pokemon Black/White:

GastrodonPolitoedTentacruelToxicroakHydreigonKeldeoTornadusKrookodileVolcaronaSigilyphDarmanitanLudicolo


Species: Galvantula
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Swarm
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Discharge / Electroweb
- Bug Buzz / Signal Beam
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Hyper Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Galvantula (Swarm)

Galvantula is an interesting Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Galvantula from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Swarm, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Galvantula's attacking stat is 1.5x with bug attacks.

Discharge is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze adjacent pokemon).
Electroweb is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Electric-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Energy Ball is a special 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special 75-base power Grass-type move (Galvantula recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Galvantula cannot move next turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Galvantula learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Discharge
80
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze adjacent Pokemon.
Electro Ball
--
100%
10
More power the faster the user is than the target.
Electroweb
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Struggle Bug
30
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Volt Switch
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Cross Poison
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to poison.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
20
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leech Life
20
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Pin Missile
14
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Poison Sting
15
100%
35
30% chance to poison the target.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Climb
90
85%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Sucker Punch
80
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Wild Charge
90
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Disable
--
100%
20
For 4 turns, disables the target's last move used.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Gastro Acid
--
100%
10
Nullifies the target's Ability.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magnet Rise
--
--
10
For 5 turns, the user has immunity to Ground.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spider Web
--
--
10
Prevents the target from switching out.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Galvantula can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Galvantula

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