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Good moveset for Gigalith?

2 votes

He is going to be my physical tank.


asked Sep 28, 2010 by Speed freak
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Overused
While in my opinion one of the most important Pokemon in the metagame, he isn't incredible enough to be Uber. He is a great Overused though.
This is unbelieveable, He is NU in smogons tiers and RU in DB tiers!?
I have no idea what happened.
i agree, this guy is the lead on my team, his mixed earthquake and rock slide seems to beet anything in RU and NU, he seems more like a boarderline, even so, his speed in trick room makes him the fastest, toughest sweeper in NU. just my two cents.
WHAT!?!?!?!? NU-RU!?!?!?!? Mine is incredibly powerfull and beats almost everything in one hit!
You are probably playing in-game or against non-ev/moveset trainers.
lets go on showdown and use gigalith a bunch to bring him up teirs.

11 Answers

4 votes

Gigalith has great attack and defense. Its hidden ability Sand Force, ups attack during sandstorm. Much better than the (almost) useless Sturdy.

Since attack can be raised by ability, put the EVs into Special Defense and HP to bring them level with Defense. Then use a typical wall move set.

Ability: Sand Power; nature to boost Attack.

  • Sandstorm (obviously!)
  • Toxic
  • Earthquake
  • Explosion or Stone Edge

Stone Edge gets STAB but it doesn't cover many types and is inaccurate. There are LOADS of other options too. Weakness: Gengar, if you don't have Stone Edge, since it resists Explosion and Earthquake.

answered Sep 28, 2010 by Pokemaster
edited Jul 3, 2012 by Pokemaster
I don't know eaither, hats why I cannot use this build exactly, inctease, I'm using sturdy, stone edge, earthquake, and anything other than toxic lol, I really don't want to waste all that presious attack stat.
nah you need a pokemon that can last a few turns besides using sandstorm would waste too much time.
Good if combined with sand stream
Sturdy has saved my butt many times, so I wouldn't call it useless! >:(
i would agree, sturdy allows for a powerful opening, you caan only be killed if they get very lucky with a burn or poison on their attacks, however even those types pail against gigaliths defensive stats, he has low special defence so i ev'd it, and left sturdy on him, works OK but HP may have been a better option.
I would definitly say stone edge instead of explosion.
4 votes

Gigalith (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sand Force
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Curse
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Heavy Slam

Your basic Sandstorm tank. Your SP Def is raised by Sandstorm, so now just focus on defense. After a few Curses, Gigalith will be very hard to take down, plus it will be able to KO with ease along with Sand Force. Earthquake, Stone Edge, and Heavy Slam all have high base power when used by Gigalith, especially after a Sand Force boost. Leftovers is there to heal you.

answered May 16, 2011 by trachy
edited May 16, 2011 by trachy
anyone got any sturdy build orders?
I can't really get him on dream world becuase it takes way too long, my bro got 3 lickytounges in a row!
I didn't want to risk getting the same pokemon over and over, he nearly got 4 but he turned the fouth down lol.
so, i only have stursy ones, anyone got a good move set for that? no toxic eaither please.
3 votes

A physical behemoth, slow, powerful, and can take a hit just like the Behemoth in mythology.

Ability: Sand Strength

EVs: Defense, Attack, Sp. Def Nature: Adament

Moveset: Same as Pokemaster, although I would rather have both Earthquake and Stone Edge, seeing as Sand Strength is likely going to increase their power. So no Explosion.And then no Gengar to worry about also.

answered Sep 28, 2010 by trachy
edited Sep 29, 2010 by trachy
Edited and still missed the typo XD
Is their any move or item that can increase his special defence? this guy needs max evs in defence to gain full potential as a tank, but I also gave him 252 in attack, now hes dead meat to special attacks, I don't want to have to re-train a perfect level 70 pokemon again.

Any clue on raising his special defence? (no batton pass please)
Rock types get a 50% sp Def increase in a sandstorm
1 vote


Gigalith @ Custap Berry/Leftovers.

Trait: Sand Force

EVs: 252 HP / 156 Atk / 100 Def

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Stone Edge
  • Heavy Slam
  • Earthquake
  • Explosion/Curse

A beast for sure.
Sand Force can be used when some sort of tyranitar come in or something, but it's highly recommended to use gigalith in sandstorm.
Stone Edge gets a base power 150, if used in sandstorm with sand force ability, 195 POWA: NICE.
Heavy Slam Gigalith is heavy, so this will do a good amount of damage, it's boosted by ability and can get a nice base power of 156, also nice.
Earthquake boosted by ability, a fresh base power of 130.
Explosion and Curse are both good options!
Custap Berry and exlplosion is a nice last resort, a nice surprise!
Curse can be used to boost Gigalith's stats.

answered Jul 25, 2011 by Hex
edited Jul 3, 2012 by Pokemaster
1 vote

Ka-Pow, Here comes a Rock type Blue-and-Red Hulk. Trick Room Style.

THUMP. (Gigalith) (M) @ Choice Band or Life Orb
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Brave Nature
- Earthquake
- Superpower
- Stone Edge
- Explosion

Massive attack at 607, 374 HP, and 296 Defense. It's got a Special Achilles, but it's Sturdy, so If you need to, that's why I put Explosion here. (It's not going to live another hit anyway cause it has 86 Speed, so why not die?) Stone Edge is STAB. Earthquake and SuperPower are coverage.

answered May 3, 2013 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
edited May 4, 2013 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
IVs: 0 Speed
Brave>adamant for the speed "boost" under trick room
0 votes

Gigalith (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sand Force
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Sandstorm
- Heavy Slam
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake

Why does he set up his own sand? Let's see.

  1. Jacks up special defense
  2. Slowly kills opponents
  3. Increases power of all of his attacks

so with that in mind, here's the set.

Sandstorm sets things up. Sand force gives him extra power to all three of his attacks and.... he makes magic. gotta love this rock type.

answered Apr 7, 2012 by 10%
0 votes

Here's My Gigalith, with some awesome sacrificing strategy combo:

Adamant Nature
Abilty: Sturdy
Item: Custap Berry

EVs: 252 Atk 252 HP 4 Def

-Stone Edge STAB
-Earthquake Coverage, compliments with Stone Edge as the Edgequake Combo
-Explosion The Final Kaboom when down to just (25%) or even 1 HP for sweet revenge when Custap Berry is Used
-Curse Boosts Atk. & Def at the expense of Speed

Okay, so this set is the bomb, literally, So you have Stone Edge and Earthquake, practically the best Combo to beat a lot of different types, and you have Curse to boost your Attack and Defense, and let's not forget, Explosion, the Revenge Kill that can actually work by using Custap Berry which lets Gigalith move (regardless of Speed), so it can take down an opponent to make the item worth using as a great sacrificing strategy.

answered Jul 24, 2012 by Brandonerd91
edited Jul 24, 2012 by Brandonerd91
Personally, I'd take Stealth Rock over Curse. Once Custap-boosted Explosion is used, the Curse boosts go away. Stealth Rock would likely stay in play for quite a while.
0 votes

How about this Super Duper Wall XD

Gigalith (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd)

-Stone Edge
-Stealth Rock

What do you think???

answered Dec 26, 2012 by Megamiguel3
edited Dec 26, 2012 by Mewderator
0 votes


Gigalith @ Custap Berry
252 Atk/ (the other 256 are useless and definitly should not be in the Defense stat)
IVs: 31 Atk/ 0 Def

Stone Edge

So you probably already know how this works >:} Switch into a super-effective attack, then use Explosion! TROL And ahem Stone Edge and Earthquake are for apredicted ghost and steel types respectively.

answered Feb 20, 2013 by DracoArceus
Golem does this much better.
0 votes

Gigalith @ Enigma Berry
Trait: Sturdy
252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 HP
Stone Edge
Heavy Slam

Enigma Berry powers up Explosion, and is good when coupled with Sturdy.

answered Jun 1, 2013 by Poke'slash
That is actually a good moveset.
Really? IDK if I'm really using him to his full potential. I mean, the point of this moveset s to just hit until you're about to die, then commit suicide.
0 votes

Gigalith Is a heavily underrated Pokemon in my opinion because with okay HP, good sp. defence for a rock type, and monstrous physical stats, this thing should be in UU. If you know how to use it, it could wreck the OU tier to shreds

Gigalith@assult vest( turns 80 sp. defence into 120, although this set is used for offence because of assult vest's drawback of being only able to attack ) or leftovers or smooth rock( for sandstorm )

Evs: 252 hp, 100 sp. defence, 158 attack

Ability: sand force

Nature: calm

Explosion: just to rage your opponent after the manage to almost kill it. Also good for blowing up Megas and blasting anything to bits.

Sandstorm/ rock slide : sandstorm if your not using assult vest, goes good with sand force. Rock slide has good power and works great with STAB and gigalith's high attack.

Stone edge/bulldoze: bulldoze slows down the opponent and gives extra coverage. Can be replaced with earthquake if you want more power. Stone edge is for getting TONs of damage from STAB, base power, and gigalith's good attack.

Stealth rock/gravity/iron head: the first two are support against flying types for your team, along with fire and bug and ice in the case of stealth rock. Iron head is for coverage.

Hoped this helped

answered Aug 13 by MasterPokemonElite