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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.

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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.
thanks
-moip
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Gigalith

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.

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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.

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IVs: 0 Speed
Brave>adamant for the speed "boost" under trick room
Thanks!
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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.

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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.

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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.
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TROLith!

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

Explosion
Stone Edge
Earthquake
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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.

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Golem does this much better.
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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. Its just really hard to use. That's because with the prevalence of super-powered Pokemon inOU, this thing has a had time, as its a modest Pokemon.

[email protected] 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 or 252 Hp/252 sp. def./4def.

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

Also, you have to play it juust right, as if you don't that's why this thing's in PU.

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Why would you have a Calm nature on a physically offensive Gigalith?
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Gigalith (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 6 SpDef
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- Rock Tomb
- Your Choice.

Stealth Rock - no explanation needed
Earthquake - again no explanation needed
Rock Tomb - lowers foes speed

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Special Gigalith cos why not.

Gigalith @Life Orb
Trait: Sand Stream
EV’s: 252 Sp. Atk / 252 HP / 4 Sp. Def
Modest nature: +Sp. Atk, -Atk
Moves:
Earth Power - Ground and Rock gives you great coverage
Power Gem - STAB and good damage
Hidden Power (Ice) - Coverage over Ground and Grass
Stealth Rock - As an immediate setup

Gigalith has 60 Base Sp. Atk, so with 252 Sp. Atk EV’s and a Sp. Atk raising nature it can stand up for itself pretty well. I run this in doubles, it easily surprises opponents. I run it with Tailwind Kartana to give it some at least average speed, it partners well with Ttar, Landorus T and Gastrodon pretty well in a sandstorm team.

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Gigalith-Mixed Wall
Evs: 252 Hp/ 252 Attack/ 4 Sp. Defense
Impish Nature (Relaxed for trick room teams)
Item: Assault Vest
Ability: Sand Stream

Iron Head
Earthquake
Stone Edge
Explosion

Sandstream with Assaut Vest gives you a monstrous special defense, and you already have high defense. Use Iron Head, E Quake, and Stone Edge for super effective hits, then go boom when you have low health.

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Gen 7 / Gen 8 ?

  • Ultimate Support 'Mon

Gigalith @ Normal Gem
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Careful Nature

  • Explosion
  • Gravity
  • Lock-On
  • Stealth Rock

(Analysis: Meant to be the 1st 'Mon you send out. EVs are for bulk & power; Stealth Rock first, then Gravity, then Lock-On, then Explosion. Normal Gem makes this move an almost guaranteed OHKO. & if you're wondering, no. Normal Gem is not illegal on Showdown. If the opponent has a Focus Sash or Sturdy, Sand Stream will take care of it. If the opponent is immune to Sandstorm, you could send out a 'Mon with a priority move. I recommend Bullet Punch. Lock-On is for 'Mons who raise their Evasiveness, & Gravity is just extra support. Feedback is appreciated.)

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Gen 8 RU
Gigalith @ Assault Vest
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Iron Head
- Body Press
Explanation: Assault Vest raises Gigalith's Special Defense. Combined with Sand Stream, you will have a Special Defense of 441 during Sandstorm. Earthquake is a strong move. Stone Edge is STAB and for the EdgeQuake combo. Iron Head is coverage. Body Press is to attack using your defense, which is why I chose 252 Def over 252 HP. Just, watch out for other weather setters such as Snow Warning Vanilluxe.

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Gen 8 NU

Gigalith @ Leftovers
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 88 Atk / 168 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Rock Blast
- Earthquake
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

This set is probably a weird set, but can be useful for taking out SubToxic Salazzle. (and the soon to be NU Entei and Glastrier) Rock Blast is STAB that can hit multiple times, meaning it can break substitutes. Earthquake is for coverage. Rest is for healing and allows you to shrug off status conditions like burns and poisoning. Sleep Talk is so you won't be vulnerable while you're asleep.

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Gen 8 Doubles UU

Gigalith @ Sitrus Berry / Leftovers / Smooth Rock
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 76 Atk / 180 SpD
Impish Nature
- Rock Slide
- Wide Guard
- Stealth Rock
- Heavy Slam / Stomping Tantrum

Sand setter. Rock Slide is STAB that hits both Pokemon. Wide Guard is to protect your teammates from moves like Muddy Water, Earthquake, etc. Stealth Rock is to chip opposing Pokemon switching in. Heavy Slam is for coverage. Stomping Tantrum can be used instead for for a version of the EdgeQuake combo.

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