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What is a good moveset for Galvantula?

3 votes
asked Oct 2, 2010 by trachy
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Neverused
Actual tier: RU

15 Answers

8 votes

Well Ill Give A Complete Sp. Set:

Nature: Modest

EVs: 252 SA, 252 Speed, 4 HP

Thunder: Yay For CompoundEyes!
Bug Buzz: Yay For STAB!
Energy Ball: Yay For Coverage!
Hidden Power[Ground]: Yay For Covering Weaknesses!

answered Oct 3, 2010 by Swampert
Nice, I know a lot of people run Timid on Galvantula, but Modest nature does have its perks!  Very nice moveset!
Good moveset but if you don't have the right hidden power what would you replace it with
I use hidden power ice on mine.
6 votes

Oh, screw you Trachy. I swear, there are more of us!
...Somewhere.

Denchura doesn't have much, in terms of stats, but he's among the better of many bugs, sporting no x4 Rock weakness, no "all less than 90" stat spread, and of course, not the most predictable movepool. For a Bug, it's got a bit going for it, because of all of the utility options.

Here's a good moveset for Denchura:

@ Life Orb
Nature: Hasty
Ability: Compoundeyes
EVs: / 252 Special Attack / 252 Speed / 4 HP /

MOVESET:

Thunder Wave
Volt Change / U-Turn / Pursuit
Thunder / Bug Buzz
Energy Ball

answered Oct 2, 2010 by ~-~WILL~-~
Why'd you use the Japanese name?
Because this was answered 6 months ago, when that was all we knew.
I am a bug type lover, when pokemon black and white were released
In the previous games bug pokemon were pathetic in this one I quite like them
Bugs were the only weapon against Psychics in gen 1 so Beedrill and Jolteon(Only ones to learn Pin Missile and decent enough gen 1 bug moves by which I mean base 50 power.) were absoulutely nessecary and why Jolteon is by far the best gen 1 electric type.
Actually, there was a mess-up in gen 1 games that made bug type moves non-effective to psychic types, making gen 1 bug types pretty much useless.
5 votes

A popular Pokemon among Bug type enthusiasts (of which there is only one in the world) and a horrible Pokemon to the rest of us normal Fire type lovers.

Ability: Compoundeyes

EVs: Speed, Sp Attack, HP Nature: Modest

Thunder: Doesn't have horrid accuracy with Compoundeyes. Great source of STAB then.

Bug Buzz: Bug type STAb.

Toxic: Badly poisons the foe.

Swagger: You are going to faint from a physical attack anyways,so use confusion to survive, damaging the foe with poison all the while.

answered Oct 2, 2010 by trachy
Go grass types
2 votes

Galvantula @ Focus Sash
Ability: Compound Eyes
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Sticky Web
- Thunder
- Bug Buzz
- Giga Drain

answered Dec 27, 2013 by JarJar~
1 vote

Ability: compound eyes

Moves:
Toxic-kill the opponenet slowly
Bug Buzz-STAB
Electroball-high power due to high speed
Agility-increase speed to increase power of electroball

answered Mar 26, 2011 by Leviathan33
1 vote

Galvantula (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Compoundeyes
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Energy Ball
- Thunder
- Bug Buzz
- Hidden Power [Ice]

answered May 1, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

In game Galvantula.
Meaning this is not for competitive use.

Galvantula w/ Zap Plate
Modest Nature
EVs ( Optional ) - 252 Sp Atk / 252 Speed / 4 Hp

Electro Web - Part 1 of strategy, STAB, Zap Plate boost.
Electro Ball - Part 2 of strategy, ( You're much faster than your opponent now ) STAB, ZP-boost.
Bug Buzz - STAB
Energy Ball - Coverage

My favorite in-game Galvantula. Works great.

You can change out Electro Web for agility, but Electro Web deals damage on bulkier foes ( Such as the Metagross in the Elite Four - rematch - ) and gets a few boosts to it's power.

answered Nov 16, 2011 by Josh
1 vote

Galvantula (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Compoundeyes
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Giga Drain
  • Thunder
  • Bug Buzz
  • Hidden Power [Fire]
answered Aug 22, 2012 by Mewderator
1 vote

Internet Friends (Galvantula) (F) @ Life Orb

Trait: Compoundeyes

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Thunder
  • Bug Buzz
  • Energy Ball
  • Volt Switch
answered Aug 27, 2012 by Nindzya
Nice set, it's the most effective galvantula set IMO. I've found the a scarf works well with this set as well.
1 vote

With great speed and decent special attack galvantula is just begging for choice specs
Galvantula
Galvantula@ choice specs
Nature: timid
Ability: compound eyes
Evs: 4 hp 252 sp atk 252 spd
Thunder
Volt switch
Bug buzz
Hidden power ice

Just feel like galvantula isn't hitting hard enough? Here's the solution. The moves are pretty self explanatory. Giga drain and another hidden power like ground are also viable move options.

answered May 30, 2013 by Ludicobro
0 votes

Nature:Naive Ability:Compound Eyes Moves: Thunder Bug Buzz Hidden Power(Ice) Sucker Punch

answered May 7, 2011 by haxorus123
0 votes

Electroballer

  • Ability: Unnerve
  • Item: Electric Gem/ Anything to boost speed
  • Electro Ball
  • Bug Buzz
  • Agility- increase your own speed
  • Thunder Wave- lower opponent's speed
answered Jun 20, 2011 by mblinginballer
0 votes

Item Focus Band

Bug Buzz ( Low Chance but may lower Special Defense, still okay to use)
Agility ( Boost speed for Electroball)
Electroball STAB and good Speed
Energy Ball ( Cover Rock)

answered Mar 23, 2012 by BlitzingWolf666
0 votes

Galvantula (M) @ Lucky Egg
Trait: Compoundeyes
EVs: 122 HP / 99 SAtk / 53 Spd
Naughty Nature
- Volt Switch
- Thunder
- Signal Beam
- X-Scissor

Still in the progress of teaching it Bug Buzz (Lvl 45 at the moment). Going to replace it with Signal Beam.

answered May 30, 2013 by ScytherGirl
0 votes

Best Sticky Webber in gen 6 OU.

Galvantula@Focus Sash
Ability: Compound Eyes
Nature: Timid/Modest
EVs: 252 SAtk/252 Spe/4 HP

Sticky Web- The move that made Galvantula OU. Lowers the opponent's speed every switch.

Volt Switch/Bug Buzz- STAB.

Thunder- Works with Compound Eyes. STAB.

Energy Ball/Bug Buzz- STAB or coverage.

answered Mar 13 by ChewyDonuts