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Galvantula is a Bug & Electric Pokémon which evolves from Joltik. It is vulnerable to Rock and Fire moves. Galvantula's strongest moveset is Fury Cutter & Bug Buzz and it has a Max CP of 2,206.
"When attacked, they create an electric barrier by spitting out many electrically charged threads."
Volt Switch is usually preferred for its superior damage output, though Fury Cutter has a niche with Bug-type coverage.
Discharge is Galvantula's primary charge move, benefits from STAB, and provides solid Electric-type coverage. Lunge is what rocketed Galvantula from "neat" to "meta", giving solid damage output and a very powerful Attack debuff on your opponent.
Bug Buzz is generally worse than Lunge. Energy Ball can catch opposing mudbois off-guard, but isn't your best bet. Cross Poison kinda sucks, and has significantly less relevant coverage.
Galvantula sports an uncommon Electric/Bug typing, but poor bulk. It became quite popular in Go Battle League as an answer to the popular usage of Azumarill and Registeel, being able to beat either when using equal amounts of shields. Volt Switch is quite powerful with STAB and generates energy quickly, and Lunge fills a powerful double role as damage and debuff.
XL Galvantula's a real threat in Ultra Premier. You'll need a Level 50 hundo, but its matchup spread is incredibly impressive. Galvantula can beat common metta threats like Skarmory, Lapras, Empoleon, Gallade, Venusaur, Dragonite, and Togekiss. Even in your losses, you can land Lunge debuffs to set up for a farmdown. Galv is good!
You wouldn't send a spider to fight a dragon, would you?
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