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Stakataka Pokedex learnset for reference.

Stakataka sprite


3 Answers

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Sweeping Stakataka

Stakataka @ Leftovers / Rockium Z / Air Balloon
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Lonely Nature (+Atk, -Def)
IVs: 15 Def / 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake / Superpower
- Trick Room

The nature and IVs are chosen to minimize speed while also allowing Beast Boost to boost your attack. Gyro Ball hits really hard since you're so slow, Stone Edge is more STAB (can be boosted with Rockium Z to take out other threats), and Earthquake / Superpower are coverage moves to try to get around checks.

you want to minimize speed... with a defense lowering nature?
Stakataka's defense is so high that you have to run Lonely to get an attack boost from Beast Boost. If you run Brave (+Atk, -Spe) then it doesn't matter how you arrange the EVs or IVs; he'll still boost defense.
Love it! That's an upvote for you.
try the stat calculator
with the assumption :
1. it has the same IVs
2. lonely nature
3. 252 in atk and 0 in def EVs

the result is : its def will still be higher than its atk
so, the beast boost will still increase its def
Trick room ? Why ? Its gyro ball will do little damage.
Trick room doesn't reduce gyro ball's damage :P
@rizap, you are semi-incorrect, I use Stakataka in Showdown! and have this spread: 252Atk, 252HP, 4SpD, IV's: 14Def, 0spe, atk stat is raised by beast boost, he is using level 50, While you use lv 100, which needs 1 less def IV
That being said...
@ThinkGaster10, specify that the Def IV can be 15 to boost atk at lv 50, but needs to be 14 to boost atk at level 100.

Thanks :P
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252HP, 252SpD, 4 Atk/Def
0 Spe IV
- Toxic
- Stealth Rock/Sandstorm
- Trick Room
- Gyro Ball/Earthquake/Super Power/ Stone Edge/Infestation

Stakataka Himself Makes a set :P

Interesting moveset. Not the greatest, but you have to appreciate the irony of Stakatacool making a Stataka moveset
Good set
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I Thought to myself, "Huh, there has got to be more than 3 ways to use Stakataka!"


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Ability: Beast Boost
EV's: 252SpD, 252HP, 4Def
Sassy Nature
- Protect
- Toxic
- Infestation
- Sandstorm

Well, now, Just make sure you aren't against Ground/Fighting/Steel/(Maybe Water) Types. This set isn't amazing, but hey, it could work... :P

It probably works best with a good partner, like Skaymori (good against ground, fighting, and water) or Chansey (Special Wall).