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[[File:Type Bug/Electric.gif|link=Bug/Electric type]]  
Species EleSpider Pokémon
Abilities Compoundeyes
Swarm (Dream World)
None ← 596 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Joltik]]
Evolves into None
(デンチュラ Dentula)
[[Generation V]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
Shape Footprint

Galvantula (Japanese: デンチュラ Dentula) is a Generation VBug/Electric-type Pokémon that appears in the Pokémon Black and White games. Its classification is the EleSpider Pokémon and has the abilities Compoundeyes and Unnerve.

Special Abilities

Galvantula has the ability to release two energy strings capable of creating a massive electric shock that can paralyze and kill prey. The dual energy strings are produced from Galvantula's fangs and can also form into a large net.


Galvantula is the evolved form of Joltik, as of level 36.

Game Info

Game Locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Evolve Joltik None

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
When attacked, they create an electric barrier by spitting out many electrically charged threads.
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 stuns foes. This works as a weapon as well as a defense.
White 2
It creates barriers from electrified silk that stuns foes. This works as a weapon as well as a defense.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Leech Life 20 100% 15 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Spider Web - -% 10 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Status Status


1 String Shot - 95% 40 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Status Status


1 Thunder Wave - -% 10 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Status Status


4 Thunder Wave - -% 10 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Status Status


7 Screech 85% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


12 Fury Cutter 20 95% 20 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Physical Physical


15 Electroweb 55 95% 15 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Special Special


18 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Physical Physical


23 Gastro Acid - 100% 10 [[Poison type|Poison]] [[Move#Status Status


26 Slash 70 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


29 Electro Ball - 100% 10 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Special Special


34 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Special Special


40 Agility - -% 30 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Status Status


46 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


54 Discharge 80 100% 15 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Special Special


60 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Special Special


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


  • As seen in its general shape as well as its name, Galvantula is based on a tarantula.
  • Its Japanese name is likely a combination of 電気 denki, electricity, or 電柱 denchū, lightpole, and タランチュラ taranchura, tarantula.
  • Galvantula was among eight Pokémon revealed on the show Oha Suta on June 27, 2010. It was officially revealed on the October issue of Coro Coro on September 11, 2010.
  • Galvuantula is the fourth Pokémon with the appearance of a spider, the others being Spinarak, Ariados and Joltik.
  • No other Pokémon shares the same type combination as Galvantula, with the exception of its pre-evolution, Joltik.
  • Galvantula is a portmanteau of the worlds "galvant" and "tarantula".
  • Galvantula and its pre-evolution, Joltik, are the only Pokémon that can learn Electroweb by leveling up.


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