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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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Gen 8 edit. Man, I always look back at my old sets and cringe...

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Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD or Atk
IVs: 0 Spe
Relaxed Nature
- Toxic
- Stealth Rock
- Trick Room/Body Press
- Gyro Ball/Steel Roller

Steel Roller is if you bring this into OU and want to tear the Tapus a new one, while harming their terrain setup (use Body Press with the Steel Roller Variant). Body Press utilizes the defense stat to turn any Wall such as myself into a major offensive presence, just not to those Ghost types. You can have it be your Trick Room Rocker, which is nice for TR's desire to end Focus Sash. And Toxic to annoy the hell out of whoever switches in. :P
If not TR, Wish Support works every nicely.


4 Atk Stakataka Steel Roller (130 BP) vs. 248 HP / 0 Def Tapu Bulu: 314-372 (91.5 - 108.4%) -- 50% chance to OHKO

4 Atk Stakataka Steel Roller (130 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko: 204-240 (72.5 - 85.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

4 Atk Stakataka Steel Roller (130 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Tapu Lele: 450-530 (160.1 - 188.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Just pray for Focus Miss and BAM! Stakataka is the player of the game.

4 Atk Stakataka Steel Roller (130 BP) vs. 252 HP / 192+ Def Tapu Fini: 121-144 (35.1 - 41.8%) -- 83.4% chance to 3HKO after Leftovers recovery

eh, fini is best taken out by other means anyways. :P

Hope I Helped!

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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

Definitely give it wish support, and it could probably be a good Tank, but not a great one unfortunately... Still good enough to consider using as a surprising counter Set. :P

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Instead of using the move Sandstorm, I would suggest a Sand Stream teammate like Hippowdon. This frees up a slot for Stealth Rock
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Ability:Beast Boost
EVs:252 HP/252 Def/4 Atk
•Iron Defense
•Body Press
•Gyro Ball
After an iron defense, body press will do an extremely high amount of damage. Gyro Ball is STAB and goes well with it’s horrible speed. Toxic is there for gradual damage.

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Stakataka @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Body Press (I'll explain it later)
- Heavy Slam (STAB)
- Stone Edge (STAB)
- Trick Room (I'll explain it later. Most important for this set!)

Well first of all, this is my first post. Hope you enjoy it!
Now, I'll explain the moveset:

Trick Room is necessary for this set, because we need to attack first. Put the Trick Room at the beginning (or a support pokémon in doubles).

Body Press is a great attack that takes advantatge of it's high Defense stat, instead of Attack. It's a good neutral cover too.
Heavy Slam is a STAB attack, which takes advantatge of Stakataka's weight.
Stone Edge is the second STAB attack, whith a great power.

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Doubles OU

Stakataka @ Chople Berry / Shuca Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Trick Room
- Protect
- Gyro Ball
- Body Press

Trick Room is to reverse the speed order, allowing Stakataka and its allies to take advantage of their low speed. Protect allows Stakataka to be safe for a turn while its ally attacks. Gyro Ball hits most neutral / super effective targets incredibly hard, unless they are also Trick Room setters or abusers. Body Press comes off of Stakataka's insane defense stat and, thanks to Beast Boost, gets stronger with every KO Stakataka gets. Shuca and Chople berries help Stakataka shrug off moves it's 4x weak to.