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If you have a good competitive moveset for Vikavolt, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for its pre-evolutions, if any, can also be shared on this thread.

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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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Vikavolt @ Focus Sash
Ability: Levitate
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Bug Buzz
- Thunder / Thunderbolt
- Flash Cannon
- Agility

You know the drill. Dual STAB plus Flash Cannon is excellent coverage, the rest is simple. Not awful Speed if used in NU.

EDIT: I cannot think of an instance in which you need all 252 EV's in Speed to outspeed any certain Pokemon at +2. That being said, you can take out some slow threats who are deficient in Sp.Def with 203 Speed using the above EVs, without Agility.

So, if you would rather not invest all 252 in Speed, an alternate set I thought of would be:

EVs: 20 Def / 252 SpA / 236 Speed.

Unboosted, this has a total of 199 Speed. This, at +2, should be enough to outdo Jolly/Timid Choice Scarfed or +1 Pokemon up to base 71 Speed. That sounds alright in NU, right? Plus, those Defense EVs will come in more handy than you think on neutral hits.

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Charjabug
Ability:Battery
Nature:Impish or Careful
EVs:252 HP 128 Defense 128 Sp.Defense
•Sticky Web:Good hazard
•Toxic:Great for a Pokémon that cant deal great damage with attacks
•Protect:For toxic to damage more
•X-Scissor:STAB

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You're pretty much completely walled by Steel-types with this set.
Then, ya switch out. Simple solution
Magnet Pull?
Magnet pull prevents steel types from switching out
Charjabug ain’t steel
Crud, I'm an idiot. Sorry.
Oh, that’s ok! I get mixed up a lot, nothing to be ashamed of
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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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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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Vikavolt
Focus Sash
Levitate
EV's (I DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT EV'S)
X-Scissor
Thunderbolt
Acrobatics
Energy Ball

I hope this was helpful :D

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Why should it have X-Scissor? That's a physical move, and Vikavolt is a special attacker. You should probably replace that with Bug Buzz.
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This is based on covering weaknesses mostly
Item: Sitrus Berry
Ability: Levitate
1st Move: Zap Cannon - any Electric-type move is good but I would rather go with this one
2nd Move: Bug Buzz - probably the best Bug-type move for him
3rd Move: Energy Ball - covering his weakness to Rock-types
4th Move: Dig - covering his weakness to Fire-types
Let me know what you think bout this in comments below :)

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Zap Cannon has abysmal accuracy, i know it has high base power and guarantees paralysis but it misses 50% of the time, and that can be the difference between life or death. Also, DIg takes two turns and the target can just switch out.
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Vikavolt
Nature: Modest
Item: Sitrus Berry
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 128 Sp. Def, 128 HP
Moveset:
Thunder Bolt
Energy Ball
Flash Cannon
Signal Beam
EV reason: The moveset is purely Sp. Atk based and the Sp. Def and HP aren't very high.
Nature reason: Modest has low attack, which doesn't matter for the moveset, and high Sp. Atk.

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Vikavolt has bad speed, so giving him choice specs or scarf won't help it at all. It is just best to give it a berry for healing or leftovers
Choice specs raise SP.ATK
Well, It already has maxed out Sp. Atk so it doesn't need any more Sp. Atk boots. Maybe give it a focus sash or Sitrus berry.
Hmmmm I’ll change that thanks
np glad I could help. Life orb works if you want to have it in battle for a short time
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Gen 8 - (This set needs an extra setup Pkmn first.)

Clefairy @ Eviolite
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SpD
Bold / Impish Nature

  • Baton Pass
  • Calm Mind
  • Cosmic Power
  • Toxic

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Vikavolt @ Zoom Lens
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 126 Def / 252 SpA / 130 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Spe

  • Bug Buzz
  • Roost
  • Volt Switch / Flash Cannon
  • Zap Cannon

(Faint booing in the background) OKAY, let me explain. Vikavolt is slow, but has great SpA. To take advantage of that, I came across one of Vikavolt's most powerful moves: Zap Cannon. It has 120 Power, and an 100% chance to paralyze. But of course, it has a catch. 50% Accuracy. That's horrible, & Wide Lens only gives 1.1x Accuracy. But. Zoom Lens gives 1.2x Accuracy if the user moves after the target. This works well for Vikavolt. But to give it more bulk, I added a Clefairy setup, & Def & SpD EVs to Vikavolt. Other moves are obvious.

(Feedback is appreciated.)

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Vikavolt @ Buginium Z
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 104 HP / 252 SpA / 152 Spe
Modest Nature
- Bug Buzz
- Volt Switch
- Energy Ball
- Roost

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Trait: Levitate
Nature: Modest(+Sp. Attack, -Attack)
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Sp. Attack, 4 Sp. Defense
Role: Special Tank

Moves:

  • Charge
  • Thunderbolt
  • Bug Buzz
  • Volt Switch or Flash Cannon
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