Competitive Information for Gigalith [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Gigalith gigalith
Base Stats for Gigalith

Rock

Abilities:
SturdySturdy: If this Pokemon is at full HP, it survives one hit with at least 1 HP. Immune to OHKO.
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Sand ForceSand Force: This Pokemon's Ground/Rock/Steel attacks do 1.3x in Sandstorm; immunity to it.


Evolutions / Family:
Roggenrola
Boldore
Gigalith

Weakness Chart for Rock-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
  
2x
0.5x
0.5x
  
2x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
  
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
2x
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Gigalith? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Gigalith is a phenomenal Rock-typed Pokemon. It's a pretty usual sight to see Gigalith out in the 5th generation battlefield. Gigalith is weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Gigalith
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Sand Force
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Superpower
- Return
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake

Physical Sweeper Gigalith (Sand Force)

Gigalith is a decent Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Gigalith from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Gigalith's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sand Force, Gigalith's ground/rock/steel attacks do 1.3x in sandstorm; immunity to it.

Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Gigalith's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).




Species: Gigalith
Item: Lum Berry
Ability: Sturdy
Nature: Brave (+Atk, -Spe)
EVs: 104 Hp / 104 Atk / 104 Def / 196 SpD
Moveset:
- Heavy Slam
- Stone Edge
- Substitute
- Earthquake

Gigalith Double Wall (Whatchaa Happy For?)

Gigalith is a spectacular Double Wall. It is designed to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. With Sturdy, if Gigalith is at full hp it survives one hit with at least 1 hp. immune to ohko.

Heavy Slam is a physical 0-base power Steel-type move (more power the heavier your Gigalith than the target).
Stone Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Rock-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Substitute is a status move (Gigalith takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Gigalith? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Species: Gigalith
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Sand Force
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Superpower
- Return

Doubles Physical Sweeper Gigalith (Sand Force)

Gigalith is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Gigalith from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Gigalith's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Sand Force, Gigalith's ground/rock/steel attacks do 1.3x in sandstorm; immunity to it.

Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Gigalith's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Gigalith learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Power Gem
70
100%
20
No additional effect.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Explosion
250
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Heavy Slam
--
100%
10
More power the heavier the user than the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Magnitude
--
100%
30
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power varies; 2x on Dig.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Blast
25
90%
10
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Smack Down
50
100%
15
Removes the target's Ground immunity.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Autotomize
--
--
15
Raises the user's Speed by 2; user loses 100 kg.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Gravity
--
--
5
For 5 turns, negates all Ground immunities.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Lock-On
--
--
5
User's next move will not miss the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Gigalith can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Gigalith

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