Competitive Information for Vikavolt [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Vikavolt vikavolt
Base Stats for Vikavolt

Bug / Electric

Abilities:
LevitateLevitate: This Pokemon is immune to Ground; Gravity/Ingrain/Smack Down/Iron Ball nullify it.


Evolutions / Family:
Grubbin
Charjabug
Vikavolt

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 Vikavolt? 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 Vikavolt in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

ConkeldurrGrimmsnarlPrimarinaHydreigonDarmanitan-GalarTorkoalHattereneLiepardCopperajahMilotic


Vikavolt is a spectacular Bug and Electric-typed Pokemon. Vikavolt is a super common Pokemon to see in Generation 8. Vikavolt's only type-related weaknesses are Fire and Rock.


Species: Vikavolt
Item: Assault Vest / Expert Belt
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Bug Buzz
- Energy Ball
- Thunderbolt
- Air Slash

Special Tank Vikavolt (Analytic)

Vikavolt is a notable Special Tank. It tries to take a great amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. With Levitate, Vikavolt is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

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).
Thunderbolt is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Air Slash is a special 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).




Species: Vikavolt
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Thunderbolt / Discharge
- Bug Buzz
- Energy Ball
- Flash Cannon

Special Sweeper Vikavolt (Levitate)

Vikavolt is an awesome Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Vikavolt's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Levitate, Vikavolt is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

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).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Flash Cannon is a special 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Vikavolt? 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 Vikavolt in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

Kommo-oBisharpExcadrillDracovishCloysterTerrakionKeldeoCobalionVirizionObstagoonGengarBronzong


Species: Vikavolt
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Discharge / Electroweb
- Bug Buzz
- Energy Ball
- Flash Cannon

Doubles Special Sweeper Vikavolt (Levitate)

Vikavolt is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Vikavolt's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Levitate, Vikavolt is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

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).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Flash Cannon is a special 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Vikavolt 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
Air Slash
75
95%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
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.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
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.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
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.
Zap Cannon
120
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Guillotine
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Spark
65
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Vice Grip
55
100%
30
No additional effect.
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.
Charge
--
--
20
+1 SpD, user's Electric move next turn 2x power.
Eerie Impulse
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 2.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
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.
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 Vikavolt 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 Vikavolt

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