Now this is an interesting thing. Too bad it doesn't get Baton Pass unlike most bugs, would be a great Spider Web or Agility passer. Anyway, it still has some tricks up its sleeve
Galvantula @ Life Orb
252 speed, 252 Sp.Atk
Less type coverage than the above mentioned pokémon, but has paralysis support and it can volt switch away. The main idea is to paralyse the target with Thunder Wave, and destroy their speed. Since Galvantula is usually already faster than the target prior to thunder wave, quartering their speed means that Galvantula is now over 4x as fast as its paralysed victim, meaning that Electro Ball reaches its damage cap of 150 BP prior to STAB, which is significantly more powerful than Thunder (not to mention 100% accurate). Substitute baton passing is appreciated for this pokémon as it's really fragile and still has to set up with Thunder Wave before starting to destroy it's foes. Defensive screen support is also nice.
-Electroweb is basically the electric form of Icy Wind. It mainly suffers from a low base power though, and if you want to slow down your foes Thunder Wave is more effective, even more so because it stays in effect after switching.
-Light Screen is a trick it gets that it shouldn't really be doing. It can use defensive help, but it doesn't really get the time to set up with it's fragility, it's time is better spent on messing with the opponent while teammates set up the defensive screens beforehand.
-Thunder + Compoundeyes works as a way to immediately attack after coming in. It has less accuracy than Thunder Wave + Electro Ball though, and less BP, but it's a more niche option, as Thunder Wave + Electro Ball is given to a lot of electrical pokémon, like for example Raichu.
-Energy Ball is a way to attack Ground Types but lacks STAB
-Disable is a fun trick to do on Choiced foes, but it's a trick more suited to bulky pokémon.
-Spider Web is a bit useless without Baton Pass unfortunately.
-Agility can be used to get a speed advantage, but Thunder wave is more effective (and stays after switching).
Last edited by Sceptile Leaf Blade; 11th September 2011 at 3:21 PM.
Master balls are the cheapest thing ever invented. It's more fun catching everything with balls that can fail. 'caught Latios in the wild without master ball ftw'