There’s always some excitement in Pokemon GO when a new Pokemon makes its debut.
It’s another spot in the Pokedex to fill, the potential of a future shiny and most importantly, it has the opportunity to shake up the GO Battle League PVP meta.
The latest Pokemon to hit the game is the Grubbin line, which ends with the Bug/Electric-type Vikavolt, but is it good?
Let’s take a look at whether Vikavolt has the potential to enter the Pokemon GO PVP meta, what its best moveset is and what its max CP is.
VIKAVOLT MAX CP
Vikavolt’s max CP is fairly respectable.
With 100% IVs at Level 40, Vikavolt hits 3117, then with the same IVs at level 50, when powered up with Candy XL, Vikavolt has a max CP of 3524.
IS VIKAVOLT GOOD IN POKEMON GO?
I would say it’s highly unlikely you’re going to see much Vikavolt action in the Pokemon GO GO Battle League.
According to PVPoke, Vikavolt is the 403rd best Pokemon you can choose in the Great League.
It picks up some big victories against some of the league’s most popular Pokemon, including Skarmory, Azumarill, Mandibuzz, Walrein and Registeel, so it may have some niche utility, but outside of that, it may struggle.
It does rank slightly higher in the Ultra League, coming in at 371.
This time out, it beats the likes of Empoleon, Obstagoon, Talonflame and Cresselia but still falls way short against Pokemon like Giratina, Swampert and both Walrein and Registeel here.
Its best overall ranking actually comes in the Master League, hitting the heights of 214th.
Don’t let that fool you though, as although it can beat a handful of Legendaries, including Galarian Zapdos, Zacian and Yveltal, Vikavolt succumbs to almost all of the others meaning that it’s going to be very hard to utilise here. It’ll also need a ton of XL Candies to make it even close to being viable here.
Overall, unless you like a challenge, Vikavolt probably isn’t good enough for Pokemon GO PVP.
WHAT’S ITS BEST MOVESET?
If you do decide to run Vikavolt in your team, this is the moveset you’ll want to consider:
- Fast Move – Spark
- Charged Move – X-Scissor
- Charged Move – Discharge
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