Galvantula (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Galvantula (disambiguation).
Galvantula
EleSpider Pokémon
デンチュラ
Dentula
#596
Galvantula



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Electric
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Compound Eyes or Unnerve Cacophony
Cacophony
Swarm
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
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Weight
31.5 lbs. 14.3 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
165
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Galvantula (Japanese: デンチュラ Dentula) is a dual-type Bug/Electric Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Joltik starting at level 36.

Biology

Galvantula's body consists of a head and abdomen. Its head is yellow on top and light purple on the bottom. It has two large, blue, forward-facing eyes with black pupils, and four, smaller, simple eyes sitting in a 2x2 pattern on its forehead. It has two long pedipalps connected from the underside of its head, which are blue and hairless on their lower half and covered in thick yellow fur on the upper half. Galvantula's body is covered in yellow and light purple fur on top with blue fur under its abdomen. Four tufts of hair sprout from under its abdomen and grow upward. Two large tufts sprout from the left and right of the rear, while two smaller ones sprout from each side. The fur on its back is light purple and with three thick, yellow stripes running up from its rear. Despite being based on a spider, Galvantula has only four legs. Each leg is connected to the head by a blue upper half. The lower half is covered in yellow fur and forms a bell-shape over its blue, conical feet.

Galvantula, and its pre-evolution Joltik, are the only Pokémon that can learn Electroweb by leveling up. Galvantula in particular likes to use electrically charged silk to ensnare prey. Galantula preys on the chicks of bird Pokémon that cannot fly, by placing electrified threads near the nests. Galvantula attacks its foes with electricity by using the fur located on its abdomen. The electricity stuns the victim which can last three days and three nights. This allows Galvantula to consume the target at its leisure. Its pedipalps are very strong, allowing Galvantula to hold down unruly prey. It also uses electric webs to defend itself from threats. As seen in the anime, Galvantula is not particularly aggressive unless provoked. If bothered, it may attack in groups. It has been shown to be extremely caring and protective of its pre-evolution, Joltik, and will aggressively find ways to help it.

In the anime

Galvantula in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Galvantula debuted in Scraggy—Hatched to be Wild!, where they attacked Ash's newly hatched Scraggy.

Multiple Galvantula appeared in Crisis at Chargestone Cave!. They and a swarm of Joltik were residents of Chargestone Cave, where they fed off on its electricity. However, they began stealing electricity from Pokémon and objects to feed on because the rocks in the Chargestone Cave that they normally fed on were being stolen by Team Rocket. They reappeared in a flashback in Battling the Bully!.

A Galvantula appeared in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! as a test specimen of Colress's. It appeared to be one of Colress' favorites, as he called it his "star test subject", but passed out when Colress attempted to increase the intensity of the EM waves. After it recovered, it was forced to fight Pikachu and Axew. It was eventually released from Colress's control when Team Rocket stole his data and deactivated the machine.

A Galvantula appeared in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!, where it played a major role.

A Galvantula appeared in Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!, under the ownership of Teaque. It was used in Teaque's battle against Ash in the Marine Cup Tournament, where it battled Pikachu in the finals. It was defeated by him, but not before knocking out the ship's electricity as part of Teaque's strategy.

Minor appearances

A Galvantula appeared in Emolga the Irresistible!, where it attacked Ash, Cilan, and Bianca.

A Galvantula appeared in Jostling for the Junior Cup!, under the ownership of Shepherd. It battled Cilan and his Pansage in the first round of the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup, but it was soon defeated.

Two Galvantula appeared in a fantasy in New Places... Familiar Faces!.

A Galvantula appeared in a fantasy or a flashback in The Journalist from Another Region!.

A Galvantula appeared in Team Rocket's Shocking Recruit!, where it attacked Axew, which led Iris to believe Emolga was the culprit.

A Galvantula appeared in a fantasy in Clemont's Got a Secret!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW017 Galvantula Ash's Pokédex Galvantula, the EleSpider Pokémon. Galvantula attacks its prey by shooting electrically-charged threads and its front mandibles can hold down opponents.
BW062 Galvantula Ash's Pokédex Galvantula, the EleSpider Pokémon and the evolved form of Joltik. Galvantula captures its enemies using its electrically-charged threads.

In the manga

Galvantula in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Tula

A wild Galvantula attacked a BW Agency commercial shoot and injured several people in the process in Lights, Camera...Action. He was defeated by Black, who then proceeded to catch and later nickname him Tula.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures Lights, Camera, Action When attacked, they create an electric barrier by spitting out many electrically charged threads.

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

A Galvantula appeared in The Blue Scroll: Mitsunari, Kiyomasa, and Masanori.

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Tougo owns a Galvantula.

In the TCG

Main article: Galvantula (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #102
Unova
B2W2: #174
Black When attacked, they create an electric barrier by spitting out many electrically charged threads.
White They employ an electrically charged web to trap their prey. While it is immobilized by shock, they leisurely consume it.
Black 2 It creates barriers from electrified silk that stun foes. This works as a weapon as well as a defense.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X They employ an electrically charged web to trap their prey. While it is immobilized by shock, they leisurely consume it.
Y When attacked, they create an electric barrier by spitting out many electrically charged threads.
Omega Ruby They employ an electrically charged web to trap their prey. While it is immobilized by shock, they leisurely consume it.
Alpha Sapphire When attacked, they create an electric barrier by spitting out many electrically charged threads.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#065
Sword It launches electrified fur from its abdomen as its means of attack. Opponents hit by the fur could be in for three full days and nights of paralysis.
Shield It lays traps of electrified threads near the nests of bird Pokémon, aiming to snare chicks that are not yet good at flying.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Joltik
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Joltik
Dream World
Spooky Manor*
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Electric)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Joltik
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 7, Lake of Outrage

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: Firebreathing Mountain, World Axle - B2F
Conquest
Violight
MD GTI
Scorching Desert (1F-10F), Tyrian Maze (B1-B11), Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Gilded Hall), Pika Land (1F-14F)
Rumble U
Challenge Battle: Lord of the Bugs (Possible Boss)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Su
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 258
Rumble World
White Ruins: Rumbling Hall (All Areas), Distortion Land: Electromagnetic Plant (All Areas)

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
77
73 - 141 143 - 278
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
97
91 - 163 179 - 322
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
108
101 - 176 198 - 346
Total:
472
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 VIII, 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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
Evo.Evo. Sticky Web Bug Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Sticky Web Bug Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
011 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 09595% 15
011 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
1212 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
1616 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 09090% 20
2020 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100100% 10
2424 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
2828 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
3232 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3939 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
4444 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
5050 Gastro Acid Poison Status 0000 100100% 10
5656 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Galvantula
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Galvantula
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM52Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM62Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM62 Speed Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM73Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM73 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM80Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM80 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM82Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM82 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR18Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR60Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR61Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR61 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR80Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR80 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TR86Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR95Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Galvantula
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Galvantula
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
NinjaskAccelgor Double Team Normal Status —% 15
DewpiderAraquanidFrosmoth Infestation Bug Special 20 100% 20
DewpiderAraquanidSizzlipedeCentiskorch Lunge Bug Physical 80 100% 15
SkorupiDrapion Poison Sting Poison Physical 15 100% 35
ShuckleShelmetAccelgorCutieflyRibombeeWimpod
GolisopodBlipbugDottlerOrbeetleSnomFrosmoth
Struggle Bug Bug Special 50 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Galvantula in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Galvantula in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Galvantula
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Galvantula
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Galvantula
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Galvantula
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 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 Galvantula
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Galvantula
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2596.png Strong: Tepig icon.png Weak: Pikachu icon.pngSnivy icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He doesn't like to deal with Reuniclus, because he was forced to help with Reuniclus's experiments in the past. He is determined to protect and raise Joltik.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP596.png HP: ★★★ Move: Discharge
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Compoundeyes
Ability 2: Sequence
Ability 3: Sponge
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Joltik when its Speed is 84 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Motozane, Sekisō, and Yasutomo
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT596.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#370
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Paralyze
Leaves the foe paralyzed.


Pokémon GO
GO596.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 201 Base Defense: 128
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Volt Switch, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: Cross Poison, Bug Buzz, Discharge, Energy Ball

Evolution

595Joltik.png
Unevolved
Joltik
 Bug  Electric 
Rare Candy
Level 36
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First evolution
Galvantula
 Bug  Electric 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 596.png Spr b 5b 596.png Spr 5b 596.png Spr b 5b 596.png
Spr 5b 596 s.png Spr b 5b 596 s.png Spr 5b 596 s.png Spr b 5b 596 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 596.png Spr b 6x 596.png Spr 6x 596.png Spr b 6x 596.png
Spr 6x 596 s.png Spr b 6x 596 s.png Spr 6x 596 s.png Spr b 6x 596 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 596.png Spr b 7s 596.png Spr 7s 596.png Spr b 7s 596.png
Spr 7s 596 s.png Spr b 7s 596 s.png Spr 7s 596 s.png Spr b 7s 596 s.png
Front Back Front Back
596MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Galvantula images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Galvantula is based on a tarantula.

Name origin

Galvantula is a combination of galvanism and tarantula.

Dentula may be a combination of 電気 denki (electricity) or 電柱 denchū (lightpole) and tarantula. It may also involve 虫 chū (bug, an alternate reading of mushi).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese デンチュラ Dentula From 電気 denki and タランチュラ taranchura
France Flag.png French Mygavolt From Mygale and mégavolt
Spain Flag.png Spanish Galvantula Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Voltula From Volt and tarantula
Italy Flag.png Italian Galvantula Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 전툴라 Jeontula From 전 (電) jeon and tarantula
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 電蜘蛛 / 电蜘蛛 Diànzhīzhū Literally "Electric spider"


Related articles

External links


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