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Vikavolt (クワガノソ Kuwaganon) is a Bug/Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is the final evolved form of Grubbin and evolves from Charjabug after being exposed to a unique magnetic field or, in Generation VIII, a Thunder Stone.

Biology

Physiology

Vikavolt is a beetle-like Pokémon that is equipped with a pair of long mandibles. It has a orange-colored face and two yellow robotic eyes. Vikavolt's entire carapace is dark blue in color while its abdomen has a light gray coloration. Its wings are flat and transparent with a light blue color. Short spikes each line along the inside of Vikavolt's mandibles.

Behavior

Vikavolt produces electricity through an electric sac within its abdomen. It is able to release its electrical energy from its mouth by firing it as powerful beams, similar to a railgun. Vikavolt can clamp onto a Charjabug and use it as an extra battery in order to launch more powerful electric blasts. It uses these blasts to protect against bird Pokémon.

Vikavolt shares a strong rivalry with Pinsir.

Natural abilities

Vikavolt has the ability Levitate, which makes it immune to any damaging Ground-type moves.

Evolution

Grubbin evolves at level 20 into Charjabug. Charjabug evolves into Vikavolt when leveled up at Vast Poni Canyon.

In the Galar Region, Vikavolt now evolves from Charjabug via a Thunder Stone since there aren't any special magnetic field available.

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun and Moon Evolve Charjabug None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Evolve Charjabug None
Sword and Shield Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat
Max Raid Battles: Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Riverbank, Rolling Fields
Common


Pokédex entries

  • Sun

    It zips around, on sharp lookout for an opening. It concentrates electrical energy within its large jaws and uses it to zap its enemies.

  • Moon

    It produces electricity via an electrical organ in its abdomen. It overwhelms bird Pokémon with shocking beams of electrical energy.

  • Ultra Sun

    It has an organ that generates electricity in its abdomen. It concentrates energy in its strong jaws and fires off powerful jolts of electricity.

  • Ultra Moon

    Vikavolt flusters opponents with acrobatic flying maneuvers. This creates an opening for it to deliver an electric beam attack.

  • Sword

    It builds up electricity in its abdomen, focuses it through its jaws, and then fires the electricity off in concentrated beams.

  • Shield

    If it carries a Charjabug to use as a spare battery, a flying Vikavolt can rapidly fire high-powered beams of electricity.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
77
Attack
70
Defense
90
Sp. Atk
145
Sp. Def
75
Speed
43
Total
500

Learnset

By leveling up

LevelingGeneration VIII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Evo. Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
1 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
1 Charge —% 20 Electric Status
1 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
1 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
1 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
1 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
1 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
1 Vice Grip 55 100% 30 Normal Physical
1 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Speciall
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status
1 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
15 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
23 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical
29 Sticky Web —% 20 Bug Status
36 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special
43 Guillotine —% 5 Normal Physical
50 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
57 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
64 Zap Cannon 120 50% 5 Electric Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
1 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special
1 Charge —% 20 Electric Status
1 Vice Grip 55 100% 30 Normal Physical
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status
1 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
4 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status
7 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
10 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
13 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
16 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical
19 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
25 Guillotine —% 5 Normal Physical
31 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special
37 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
41 Zap Cannon 120 50% 5 Electric Special
49 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR08 Thunderbolt Type Electric Special 90 100% 15
TR09 Thunder Type Electric Special 110 70% 10
TR12 Agility Type Psychic Status 100% 30
TR20 Substitute Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status 100% 10
TR32 Crunch Type Dark Physical 80 100% 15
TR46 Iron Defense Type Steel Status 100% 15
TR57 Poison Jab Type Poison Physical 80 100% 20
TR60 X-Scissor Type Bug Physical 80 100% 15
TR61 Bug Buzz Type Bug Special 90 100% 15
TR65 Energy Ball Type Grass Special 90 100% 10
TR70 Flash Cannon Type Steel Special 80 100% 10
TR80 Electro Ball Type Electric Special ? 100% 10
TR86 Wild Charge Type Electric Physical 90 100% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Vikavolt can learn, refer to Grubbin.


By tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite USUM 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Electroweb USUM 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Magnet Rise USUM —% 10 Electric Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Sophocles' Vikavolt
  • Vikavolt in the anime.
  • A Shiny Vikavolt in the anime.

Trivia

  • Vikavolt is the only Pokémon with an Bug/Electric-type combination, aside from Charjabug (its pre-evolved form), Joltik, and Galvantula.
  • Vikavolt and Pinsir are both known as the Stag Beetle Pokemon.
  • Vikavolt is the second Electric-type to have the ability Levitate.

Origin

  • Like Pinsir, Vikavolt is based off a stag beetle, with its huge pincers, compared to its body. It is also likely based off a railgun due to its association with electricity and long, straight mandibles. Its body shape, projectile combat, and English name may also come from the Vic Viper, a spaceship from Konami's Gradius series of video games.

Etymology

Vikavolt may come from V.I.K (short for Voltage Improvement Kit), wicga (Old English for insect), vice grip, Vic Viper, and volt.

Kuwaganon is a portmanteau of 鍬形虫 (kuwagatamushi, stag beetle) and "cannon."

Names in other languages

  • French: Lucanon (mix of lucane (stag beetle) and canon (cannon).
  • Spanish: Vikavolt
  • German: Donarion (mix of donner (thunder) and ion).

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