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.
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.
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.
Escavalier doesn't have any distinguished features that make it appear male or female.
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.
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.
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!
Escavalier has yet to appear in the Movies as of writing.
Alder would use an Escavalier in Chapters 48 & 49 in the Black & White portion of the Manga.
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, Sylveon, 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.