Competitive Information for Galvantula [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield 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
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
  
  
  
0.5x
  
0.5x
2x
  
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
  
  
  
  
  
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 Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common single-battle team mates for Galvantula in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

IncineroarTogekissBlastoiseDecidueyePersian-AlolaMiloticGrimmsnarlFerrothornCentiskorchGoodra


Galvantula is a notable Bug and Electric-typed Pokemon. It's a super common sight to see Galvantula out in the 8th generation battlefield. Galvantula's only type-related weaknesses are Fire and Rock.


Species: Galvantula
Item: Life Orb / Iapapa Berry
Ability: Compound Eyes
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thunder / Thunderbolt
- Bug Buzz / Sticky Web
- Energy Ball
- Protect

Special Sweeper Galvantula (Analytic)

Galvantula is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Galvantula's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Compound Eyes, Galvantula's moves have their accuracy multiplied by 1.3.

Thunder is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze. can't miss in rain).
Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 90-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).
Sticky Web is a status move (lowers speed of grounded foes by 1 stage on switch-in).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Galvantula this turn).




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 / Struggle Bug
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Hyper Beam

Special Sweeper Galvantula (Swarm)

Galvantula is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It attempts 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. Life Orb boosts the power of Galvantula's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. 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 90-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).
Struggle Bug is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Bug-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Energy Ball is a special 90-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).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Galvantula? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common double-battle team mates for Galvantula in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

ExcadrillCloysterTogekissSandacondaCinccinoDracovishCinderacePolteageistLaprasHelioliskCorsola-GalarAvalugg


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
- Struggle Bug / Bug Buzz
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Hyper Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Galvantula (Swarm)

Galvantula is a phenomenal 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. Life Orb boosts the power of Galvantula's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. 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).
Struggle Bug is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Bug-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack 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).
Energy Ball is a special 90-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
Absorb
20
100%
25
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def 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
90
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.
Infestation
20
100%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Struggle Bug
50
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
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.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fury Cutter
40
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leech Life
80
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Lunge
80
100%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Pin Missile
25
95%
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.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Throat Chop
80
100%
15
For 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves.
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.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Gastro Acid
--
100%
10
Nullifies the target's Ability.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
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.
Speed Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Speed stat with target.
Sticky Web
--
--
20
Lowers Speed of grounded foes by 1 on switch-in.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 2.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Galvantula can perform in Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Galvantula

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