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Vikavolt is a Bug & Electric Pokémon which evolves from Charjabug. It is vulnerable to Rock and Fire moves. Vikavolt's strongest moveset is Bug Bite & Discharge and it has a Max CP of 3,117.
"Vikavolt flusters opponents with acrobatic flying maneuvers. This creates an opening for it to deliver an electric beam attack."
Spark provides fast energy generation, letting Vikavolt spam its Charge Moves more often. Bug Bite is an alternative choice with a balance of average damage output and energy gains, though Bug-type damage is more niche in the meta. Mud Slap gives up energy gains in favor of stronger damage output, but lacks STAB with Vikavolt.
X-Scissor costs the least amount of energy in the game, allowing Vikavolt to bait shields often. Discharge helps to fulfill Vikavolt's Electric-type role and is useful against common Water Pokemon. Crunch doesn't have as much value for Vikavolt, though it is an option nonetheless.
Vikavolt competes directly with Galvantula, but is the inferior of the two. Galvantula has utility with Lunge, stronger damage output with Volt Switch, and both are offensively oriented stat-wise. The only time to consider Vikavolt is when a specific format would ban Galvantula and Vikavolt would have a role to play.
Thanks to Candy XL, Galvantula can play in Ultra League, which again brushes Vikavolt off to the sidelines. Vikavolt's fragile bulk is a major downside, and consequently struggles against certain Pokemon it has a typing advantage over, such as Walrein or Lapras.
The only Pokemon that Vikavolt wants to fight in Master League is Gyarados.
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