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If you have a good moveset for Vikavolt, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Remember, this is for competitive movesets, not in-game. Ability, EVs etc should be included, and we encourage sets for VGC doubles as well as singles. Make sure to read all the guidelines here.

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Vikavolt @ Life Orb
Type : Electric / Bug
Ability : Levitate
Nature : Modest ( Spa+ Atk- )
EVs : 252 Hp / 252 Spa / 4 Spe
IVs : 0 Spe

  • Thunderbolt
  • Bug Buzz
  • HP Water
  • Flash Cannon / Energy Ball / Air Slash

I love his amazing Special Attack and great movepool, but the only thing that Saddens me is that he has such a Low speed that a Choice Scarf on it won't change anything. So 252 EVs in Hp was the obvious choice to allow him to survive hits before attacking. Thunderbolt and Bug Buzz for STAB, while HP Water covered both of his weakness : Rock and Fire. The others are coverages.

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I use him on my trick room team
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Vikavolt
Item: Choice Scarf
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest
Evs: 252 Sp Atk, 252 Speed, 4 Hp
Moveset:
Thunderbolt
Bug Buzz
Energy Ball
Volt Switch

I know this is a fairly standard set, but it seems to work for me. I've tested extensively on Showdown. I run a team with Sticky Web, and it's evs allow it to outspeed most sweepers, even with them having a speed boosting nature, minus a Scarf. I love the versatility in terms of how many types get hit hard by a base 145 Sp Atk. I chose Energy Ball over Hidden Power, to abuse the fact it can safely switch in on a ground type move, as long as the Pokemon using it, doesn't have Mold Breaker. It then gains the ability to hard switch out, or Volt Switch out, giving it great momentum building.

Contrary to other people's opinions, a Scarf is a viable option, with the right team support. A team with other hazard setters, and a Rapid Spin user, could provide a great balance.

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I don't have the Pokémon so I don't know if this would work but...

IVs in SpAtk & Speed
Timid Nature (+spd -atk)
Item: Salac Berry.

Move set
-Agility
-Thunderbolt
-Bug Buzz
-Roost/Airslash

Suggested to have Stick Webs on field.

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I mainly use him in my Trick Room team, since he is very slow (like 90% of the Alolan Pokemon) and this is the set I use

Vikavolt @ Choice Specs
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 SpA/252 HP/4 Def
IVs: 0 Atk/0 Spe
Modest Nature
-Bug Buzz: Hits like a truck with Choice Specs
-Thunderbolt: Powerful STAB with Choice Specs
-Volt Switch: STAB that gains initiative in the battle
-Hidden Power Water: Covers the Fire and Rock weaknesses

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Vikavolt @ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 68 Def / 28 SpA / 156 SpD / 4 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Thunderbolt
– Bug Buzz
– String Shot
– Protect

This VGC set is fantastic, it tanks even 252+ Sp. Atk arcanine and offers great support with string shot giving -2 to ALL your opponents pokèmon in speed. Having 145 base Sp Atk can take down the majority of the pokèmon that doesn't resist electric in 2 hits so it doesn't need lot of Sp. Atk. investments. The iapapa berry grants 50% of health recovery when the hp go down 25%.

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