Escavalier

Escavalier
シュバルゴ
589n.png

Karrablast < Escavalier > Foongus

Species Type
Cavalry Pokémon Bug.pngSteel.png
Number Ability
#589 Swarm/Shell Armor
Overcoat
Height Weight
3'3" (1m) 72.8 lbs (33kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Karrablast None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Bug 75
Tier EV Yield
RU 2 Attack Points

Escavalier (シュバルゴ) is the 95th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Bug/Steel Type, and it is known as the Cavalry Pokémon.

Escavalier retains only one of its abilities from its pre-evolved form: Swarm, which increases the power of its Bug-Type attacks by 50% when its HP drops below one-third of its maximum. Karrablast that had Shed Skin will instead have Shell Armor, which prevents the opponents' attacks from landing a Critical Hit.

Escavalier that come from the Dream World won't have No Guard, but instead will have Overcoat as their ability. This ability protects this Pokémon from taking damage from weather effects. Its typing already makes it immune to the effects of Sandstorm, but Overcoat also gives it an immunity to Hail.

Karrablast can evolve in a method introduced in Generation V. It must be traded with a specific Pokémon in order to evolve. If traded with Shelmet, it will evolve from Karrablast into Escavalier.

Escavalier is in the Bug Egg Group, and its Egg will take approximately 3,840 Steps to hatch. It takes Escavalier One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Escavalier takes on the appearance of an armored bug. Its arms look like lances, and the helmet appears to have a red ax-like plume.

[edit] Gender Differences

Escavalier doesn't have any distinguished features that make it appear male or female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Escavalier can only be obtained by trading a Karrablast for a Shelmet in Black, White, Black 2 and White 2, which causes both Pokémon to evolve.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Escavalier appears at the Tech Area's Train Depot in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond after befriending Accelgor. To befriend it you'll have to defeat it into battle, after which you'll be able to call it into battle.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Escavalier is listed as a Rare Card in the Noble Victories set, and as an Uncommon Card in the Dark Explorers set.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Another trainer used an Escavalier in the episode Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"!. Bianca would receive an Escavalier after trading her Shelmet to Professor Juniper in the episode Evolution Exchange Excitement!

[edit] Movies

Escavalier has yet to appear in the Movies as of writing.

[edit] Manga

Alder would use an Escavalier in Chapters 48 & 49 in the Black & White portion of the Manga.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Escavalier currently resides in the RarelyUsed (RU) tier of competitive battling. With solid typing and bulk, Escavalier makes for a great check to the many Psychic-types in the tier. It can perform various roles on a team with great success, from Assault Vest tank to Choice Band wallbreaker to bulky Swords Dance RestTalk sweeper. Thanks to a powerful STAB in Megahorn to go along with a massive Attack stat and the ability to support teams with Pursuit, Escavalier can be a great Pokémon at disposal to deal some heavy damage or pick off a pesky threat. However, Escavalier lacks reliable recovery and has a terrible Speed stat that will have to make it tank a hit before retaliating. It also has a massive weakness to Fire-type attacks, which can be problematic when considering certain Pokémon's coverage moves.

Escavalier is also a viable option in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With the ability to check many common Pokémon such as Mega Sceptile, Alakazam, Whimsicott, and Reuniclus, Escavalier has a valuable niche in the tier. Its high 135 Attack and great overall bulk allow for it to act as a hard hitting tank and wallbreaker. Its typing grants it numerous resistances that allow for it to be able to switch into many specific threats in UU. Its best set is a Choice Band set, but a specially defensive tank set and bulky Swords Dance set are both viable options as well. Escavalier's biggest flaws are its weakness to Fire attacks and dreadful Speed stat that leaves it outsped by many Pokémon in the tier.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White None Evolve Karrablast
Black2/White2 None Evolve Karrablast

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black They fly around at high speed, striking with their pointed spears. Even when in trouble, they face opponents bravely.
White These Pokémon evolve by wearing the shell covering of a Shelmet. The steel armor protects their whole body.
Black 2 Wearing the shell covering they stole from Shelmet, they defend themselves and attack with two lances.
White 2 Wearing the shell covering they stole from Shelmet, they defend themselves and attack with two lances.
VI X Wearing the shell covering they stole from Shelmet, they defend themselves and attack with two lances.
Y These Pokémon evolve by wearing the shell covering of a Shelmet. The steel armor protects their whole body.
Omega Ruby Wearing the shell covering they stole from Shelmet, they defend themselves and attack with two lances.
Alpha Sapphire These Pokémon evolve by wearing the shell covering of a Shelmet. The steel armor protects their whole body.

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
70
. 250 344 .
Atk
135
247 275 369 405
Def
105
193 215 309 339
Sp. Atk
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Def
105
193 215 309 339
Speed
20
40 45 139 152

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Peck Flying.gif 35 100 Physical.png
Start
4
Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start
8
Quick Guard Fighting.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start
13
Twineedle Bug.gif 25 100 Physical.png
16 Fury Attack Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
20 Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
25 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
28 Bug Buzz Bug.gif 90 100 Special.png
32 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
37 Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
40 Iron Defense Steel.gif N/A N/A Other.png
44 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
49 Reversal Fighting.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
52 Swords Dance Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
56 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM54 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM76 Struggle Bug Bug.gif 50 100 Special.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Megahorn Bug.gif 120 85 Physical.png
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Horn Attack Normal.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Faint Attack Dark.gif 60 -- Physical.png
Bug Bite Bug.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bug Bite Bug.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png

[edit] Karrablast Exclusive Moves

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
8 Endure Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
13 Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
37 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
40 Scary Face Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
49 Flail Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
56 Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png

[edit] Evolution Line

616 Mini Sprite.png
Trade with Shelmet
589.gif
Escavalier


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Rock.gif
Fighting.gif
Fire.gif
Flying.gif
Ghost.gif
Poison.gif
Steel.gif
Electric.gif
Water.gif
Grass.gif
Bug.gif
Dark.gif
Dragon.gif
Ghost.gif
Ice.gif
Normal.gif
Poison.gif
Psychic.gif
Steel.gif
Fire.gif

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