Vikavolt (Pokémon)

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Vikavolt
Stag Beetle Pokémon
クワガノン
Kuwagannon
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Vikavolt



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Type
Bug Electric
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Ability
Levitate Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
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Weight
99.2 lbs. 45.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
225
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
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Def
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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Vikavolt (Japanese: クワガノン Kuwagannon) is a dual-type Bug/Electric Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves from Charjabug when leveled up in a special magnetic field or when exposed to a Thunder Stone. It is the final form of Grubbin.

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Evolution data for these details.)

Biology

Vikavolt is a beetle-like Pokémon with a large pair of mandibles. Its small orange face has robotic, yellow eyes and is covered by a blue carapace. The mandibles extend from this helmet. They are blue on the inner surface and yellow on the outer surface. At the base of each mandible is a large spike and the inside is lined with short spikes. Its body is black and divided into three sections by yellow rings. The last two sections have a yellow spot on each side. On its back is a pair of wide, flat wings that are transparent with blue elytra. It has four legs; the front pair of legs has two claws, while the back pair has only one.

Vikavolt produces electricity with an organ in its abdomen and controls it with its huge jaws to fire powerful electromagnetic beams. Vikavolt shoots these to strike down bird Pokémon. When it clasps a Charjabug in its legs, it is able to utilize it as an extra battery. This allows it to rapidly fire its powerful beam attacks. However, during fierce aerial fights, it will release Charjabug to make itself lighter and more mobile. It is an adept flier, capable of acrobatic maneuvers such as tailspins and sharp turns. Even as it weaves through complicated tangles of branches in the forest, it is able to maintain high-speed flight.[1] It is known to have a rivalry with Pinsir and Heracross. As shown in the episode A High-Speed Awakening!, it likes to drink tree sap. In that same episode, it is shown that, in Alola, there is a competition known as the Vikavolt race, where Trainers can have their Vikavolt race for the chance to win a Buginium Z.

A special Vikavolt in Alola serves as the Totem Pokémon for the Hokulani Observatory's Island challenge. This Vikavolt possesses an energy that originates from Ultra Wormholes, which takes the form of a golden, flaring aura. This energy is called Z-Power.

Evolution

Vikavolt evolves from Charjabug and is the final form of Grubbin.

 
Unevolved
Grubbin
 Bug 

 
First evolution
Charjabug
 Bug  Electric 

 
Second evolution
Vikavolt
 Bug  Electric 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
 S  M : #029
Alola
 US  UM : #036
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
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.
Generation VIII Galar
#018
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
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.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#114
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet Displaying exceptional mobility, it weaves between trees and shoots down bird Pokémon with its electromagnetic beams.
Violet When carrying a Charjabug, Vikavolt can receive electricity from it and then rapidly fire powerful electromagnetic beams from its large jaws.


     
Vikavolt in the Alola PokédexSM Vikavolt in the Alola PokédexUSUM Vikavolt in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Charjabug
Ultra Sun
Blush MountainDay (SOS Battle)
Received from Samson Oak at Heahea Beach* (Totem-sized)
Ultra Moon
Blush MountainDay (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Giant's Seat (Wanderer)
Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Riverbank, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Crystal Pool
Tera Raid Battles (5★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (18th release)


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
77
137 - 184 264 - 358
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
43
43 - 104 81 - 203
Total:
500
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Charge Electric Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
011 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
011 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
Rem.Rem. Vise Grip Normal Physical 05555 100100% 30
Rem.Rem. Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
Rem.Rem. Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
Rem.Rem. Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
Rem.Rem. X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
Rem.Rem. Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100100% 15
1515 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2323 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
2929 Sticky Web Bug Status 0000 00——% 20
3636 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
4343 Guillotine Normal Physical 0000 03030% 5
5050 Fly Flying Physical 09090 09595% 15
5757 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
6464 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vikavolt
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vikavolt
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM015  TM015 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM021  TM021 Pounce Bug Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM023  TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM048  TM048 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM065  TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM072  TM072 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM083  TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM093  TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM096  TM096 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM097  TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104  TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM105  TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM132  TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM136  TM136 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM147  TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM162  TM162 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM173  TM173 Charge Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM182  TM182 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM185  TM185 Lunge Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM210  TM210 Supercell Slam Electric Physical 100100 095}}95% 15
TM211  TM211 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM219  TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vikavolt
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Vikavolt
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Discharge Electric Special 80 100% 15
Harden Normal Status —% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Vikavolt
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vikavolt
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vikavolt

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vikavolt
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vikavolt

Special moves

Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Wild Tera Pokémon Energy Ball Grass Special 90 100% 10
Wild Tera PokémonLv. 41 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120 50% 5
  • A superscript level indicates that Vikavolt can learn this move normally in Generation IX
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vikavolt
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vikavolt
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 70 - 110   5

#741
 

Cross Attack+
Deals even more damage when making a + shaped match.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 81 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 184 Base Attack: 254 Base Defense: 158
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Spark, Bug Bite, Mud-Slap, Volt Switch
Charged Attacks: X-Scissor, Crunch, Discharge, Fly*

Evolution data

Vikavolt evolves from Charjabug when leveled up in a special magnetic field. There is no special magnetic field in Pokémon Sword and Shield or Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, so from Generation VIII onwards, Charjabug is also able to evolve into Vikavolt when exposed to a Thunder Stone.

 
Unevolved
Grubbin
 Bug 
 
Level 20
 
First evolution
Charjabug
 Bug  Electric 
  +  
Level up
in areas with a
special magnetic field


 
Thunder StoneVIII+
 
Second evolution
Vikavolt
 Bug  Electric 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Vikavolt images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

 
Vikavolt in the anime
 
Shiny Vikavolt in the anime

Major appearances

Sophocles's Vikavolt

Vikavolt debuted in Evolving Research!, when Sophocles's Charjabug evolved into it at Vast Poni Canyon.

Horacio's Vikavolt

A Shiny Vikavolt appeared in A High-Speed Awakening!, under the ownership of Horacio, having evolved from his Charjabug at Vast Poni Canyon. It was entered in the Vikavolt race, where it went up against Sophocles's Vikavolt and other Trainers' Vikavolt, but lost.

Other

Multiple Trainers' Vikavolt appeared in A High-Speed Awakening!, where they took part in the Vikavolt race. They included those belonging to De Rosa and Team Electric Princess. They were later targeted by Team Rocket. Some of the Vikavolt reappeared in a flashback in A Fiery Training Camp Trick!.

A Vikavolt appeared in Narrowing the Chaser Chase!, under the ownership of Sterling. He used it during the Project Mew Trial Mission at Sea Mauville.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM106 Vikavolt Rotom Pokédex Vikavolt, the Stag Beetle Pokémon. A Bug and Electric type. Vikavolt flies around, waiting to attack. With its large jaws, it fires gathered electrical energy at its opponent.

In the manga

Pokémon Horizon

A Vikavolt appeared in a fantasy in Journey to a New Horizon.

A Vikavolt appeared in a fantasy in Traveling Trainer Tokio.

In the TCG

Main article: Vikavolt (TCG)

Trivia

  • Vikavolt shares its category with Pinsir. They are both known as the Stag Beetle Pokémon.
  • Vikavolt has the highest base Special Attack stat of all Bug-type Pokémon.
  • Vikavolt, along with its pre-evolved forms, were designed by Hitoshi Ariga.[2]

Origin

Vikavolt appears to be based on a stag beetle and a railgun. Its straight, scissor-like mandibles resemble those of Lucanus hayashii and some Cyclommatus species of beetles. Its original evolution method of levelling up in a magnetic field might come from various insects such as termites (which also have mandibles), which use geomagnetism to navigate their nests and orient their construction. It may also be based on the Vic Viper, the playable ship from the Gradius arcade games. Its body shape resembles a jet fighter, with its long, straight mandibles matching the Vic Viper's distinctive frontal prongs, and its behavior of darting around waiting for openings while firing powerful beams also describes gameplay from side-scrolling shooters such as Gradius, while its apparently-contradictory slow base speed may come from the way the screen automatically scrolls slowly in those games.

Name origin

Vikavolt may come from vise grip and volt. It may also come from Vic Viper.

Kuwagannon may be a combination of 鍬形虫 kuwagatamushi (stag beetle) and cannon.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese クワガノン Kuwagannon From 鍬形虫 kuwagatamushi and cannon
  French Lucanon From lucane and canon
  Spanish Vikavolt Same as English name
  German Donarion From Donner and Ion
  Italian Vikavolt Same as English name
  Korean 투구뿌논 Tuguppunon From 투구풍뎅이 tugupungdeng-i and cannon
  Mandarin Chinese 鍬農炮蟲 / 锹农炮虫 Qiāonóngpàochóng From 鍬形蟲 / 锹形虫 qiāoxíngchóng and 加農炮 / 加农炮 jiānóngpào
  Cantonese Chinese 鍬農炮蟲 Chīunùhngpàauhchùhng From 鍬形蟲 chīuyìhngchùhng and 加農炮 gānùhngpàauh


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References

External links

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