Vikavolt is a beetle-like Pokémon that is equipped with a pair of long mandibles. It has a orange-colored face and two yellow robotic eyes. Vikavolt's entire carapace is dark blue in color while its abdomen has a light gray coloration. Its wings are flat and transparent with a light blue color. Short spikes each line along the inside of Vikavolt's mandibles.
Vikavolt produces electricity through an electric sac within its abdomen. It is able to release its electrical energy from its mouth by firing it as powerful beams, similar to a railgun. Vikavolt can clamp onto a Charjabug and use it as an extra battery in order to launch more powerful electric blasts. It uses these blasts to protect against bird Pokémon.
Vikavolt shares a strong rivalry with Pinsir.
Vikavolt has the ability Levitate, which makes it immune to any damaging Ground-type moves.