How to get Vikavolt in Pokemon Go: PvP & PvE performance, best moveset, can it be shiny?

Niladri Sarkar
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With Grubbin Community Day on the horizon, Pokemon Go fans want to know how good Vikavolt is in PvP and PvE battles. They are also curious to find out if its shiny version is available in the mobile game. So here’s all you need to know about Vikavolt in Pokemon Go.

The Pokemon Go community is thrilled at the opportunity to add the popular Alolan Pokemon Vikavolt to their teams at the Grubbin Community Day event.

The species is known for its exceptional design and battling abilities in the Gen 7 games and now, Pokemon Go players want to find out if it is good in PvP and PvE battles. That’s not all as they are also eager to know about its shiny availability.

Here are all the details about Vikavolt in Pokemon Go, including its shiny availability, PvP and PvE performance, and best moveset.

How to get Vikavolt in Pokemon Go

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Vikavolt is one of the strongest Bug-type attackers in the game.

You can get a Vikavolt in Pokemon Go by catching a Grubbin and evolving it to Charjabug with 25 Candy. Charjabug can then be evolved into Vikavolt with 100 Candy.

Players should note that the Grubbin Community Day event on September 23, 2023, will give them a great chance to catch many Grubbin and get Vikavolt quickly.

Can Vikavolt be shiny in Pokemon Go?

You can get a shiny Vikavolt in Pokemon Go starting from the Grubbin Community Day event.

Lucky players can catch a shiny Grubbin and evolve it all the way into a shiny Vikavolt.

Since Community Day offers boosted shiny rates, the odds of encountering a shiny Grubbin in the event are 1 in 25 or 4% chance.

Is Vikavolt good in Pokemon Go PvP?

Yes, Vikavolt is a solid option for Pokemon Go PvP, especially in the Great and Ultra Leagues.

That said, it competes with Galvantula, one of the best PvP species in both these Leagues. But building a Galvantula for PvP is a heavy investment as it would require many Candies and lots of Stardust.

So if you don’t have a good Galvantula, you can consider using a Vikavolt in PvP battles and take advantage of its resistance to powerful types such as Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Steel.

Best Vikavolt Pokemon Go PvP moveset

The best Pokemon Go PvP moveset for Vikavolt is Volt Switch as a Fast Move combined with X-scissor and Discharge as Charged Moves.

Volt Switch is the Community Day exclusive move for Vikavolt and this Fast Move makes the Pokemon more threatening than ever before. With excellent energy generation, Volt Switch helps Vikavolt use X-Scissor quickly.

Discharge is a good second Charged Move that costs just five more energy than X-Scissor while having the same damage output. We recommend using X-Scissor more often and going for Discharge only when it’s super-effective in the battle.

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Vikavolt is known for its rivalry with Heracross and Pinsir.

Is Vikavolt good in Pokemon Go PvE?

Yes, Vikavolt is good in Pokemon Go PvE but there are better options to use in Raids and Gyms such as Zekrom, Magnezone, Volcarona, and Heracross.

With an impressive Attack stat of 254, Vikavolt is capable of dealing a lot of damage in PvE battles. That said, its Defense and HP stats are average at best, meaning that it would faint within a short period of time.

We recommend dodging when you use Vikavolt in PvE.

Best Vikavolt Pokemon Go PvE moveset

If you still want to use Vikavolt in Pokemon Go PvE, its best moveset is Volt Switch as a Fast Move paired with Discharge as a Charged Move.

The quick energy gains from Volt Switch attacks are great for Discharge as it is a 3-bar Charged Move. So even though Vikavolt won’t last too long in the battle, it can spam Discharge many times before going down.

All Vikavolt Pokemon Go moves

Here’s the list of moves that Vikavolt can learn in Pokemon Go:

Vikavolt Pokemon Go Fast Moves

  • Bug Bite
  • Spark
  • Volt Switch
  • Mud-Slap

You should note that Vikavolt can learn Volt Switch after the Community Day event only by using an Elite Fast TM.

Vikavolt Pokemon Go Charged Moves

  • X-Scissor
  • Discharge
  • Crunch

And there you have it! This is all you need to know about Vikavolt in Pokemon Go. While you’re here, be sure to check out our other guides on Pokemon Go:

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About The Author

Niladri is a Writer who specializes in Pokemon Go, Scarlet and Violet, and competitive VGC battles. With more than seven years of experience in copywriting and SEO content writing, Niladri has previously written for Pokémon GO Hub and Smogon. He has been covering Pokemon for CharlieIntel since June 2023. Niladri can be contacted at [email protected].