Competitive Information for Gigalith [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield 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 StreamSand Stream: On switch-in, this Pokemon summons Sandstorm.
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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
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
  
  
  
  
  
2x
0.5x
0.5x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
2x
  
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
2x
2x
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Gigalith? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common single-battle team mates for Gigalith in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

DusclopsPrimarinaDragapultMimikyuFerrothornVenusaurIndeedee-FHattereneTorkoalTogekiss


Gigalith is an extraordinary Rock-typed Pokemon. Gigalith are common Pokemon to see in the SS metagame. Gigalith is weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Gigalith
Item: Choice Band / Assault Vest
Ability: Sand Stream
Nature: Brave (+Atk, -Spe)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Explosion
- Superpower
- Iron Head / Heavy Slam
- Rock Slide

Physical Tank Gigalith (Popular/Trending)

Gigalith is an astounding Physical Tank. It's meant to take a good amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Choice Band will increase the damage of Gigalith's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. With Sand Stream, on switch-in Gigalith summons sandstorm.

Explosion is a physical 250-base power Normal-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. your Gigalith faints).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Gigalith's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Iron Head is a physical 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Heavy Slam is a physical 0-base power Steel-type move (more power the heavier your Gigalith than the target).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).



Species: Gigalith
Item: Life Orb / Choice Band
Ability: Sand Force
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 208 Hp / 252 Atk / 48 SpD
Moveset:
- Rock Slide / Rock Tomb
- Earthquake / Stomping Tantrum
- Superpower / Body Press
- Iron Head / Heavy Slam

Physical Sweeper Gigalith (Sand Force)

Gigalith is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Gigalith's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. 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).
Rock Tomb is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Stomping Tantrum is a physical 75-base power Ground-type move (power doubles if your Gigalith's last move failed).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Gigalith's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Body Press is a physical 80-base power Fighting-type move (uses Gigalith's defense stat as attack in damage calculation).
Iron Head is a physical 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Heavy Slam is a physical 0-base power Steel-type move (more power the heavier your Gigalith than the target).



Species: Gigalith
Item: Smooth Rock / Life Orb
Ability: Sand Stream
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 208 Hp / 252 Atk / 48 SpD
Moveset:
- Superpower / Body Press
- Rock Slide / Rock Tomb
- Earthquake / Stomping Tantrum
- Strength / Headbutt

Physical Sweeper Gigalith (Sand Stream)

Gigalith is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. 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 Stream, on switch-in Gigalith summons sandstorm.

Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Gigalith's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Body Press is a physical 80-base power Fighting-type move (uses Gigalith's defense stat as attack in damage calculation).
Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Rock Tomb is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Stomping Tantrum is a physical 75-base power Ground-type move (power doubles if your Gigalith's last move failed).
Strength is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Headbutt is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).



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 wonderful Double Wall. It's primary goal is 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).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Gigalith? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common double-battle team mates for Gigalith in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

ExcadrillClefableHippowdonDragapultFerrothornCloysterKeldeoMewGastrodonDracozolt


Species: Gigalith
Item: Life Orb / Choice Band
Ability: Sand Force
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 208 Hp / 252 Atk / 48 SpD
Moveset:
- Rock Slide / Rock Tomb
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Superpower / Body Press
- Iron Head / Heavy Slam

Doubles Physical Sweeper Gigalith (Sand Force)

Gigalith is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Gigalith's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. 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).
Rock Tomb is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Gigalith's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Body Press is a physical 80-base power Fighting-type move (uses Gigalith's defense stat as attack in damage calculation).
Iron Head is a physical 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Heavy Slam is a physical 0-base power Steel-type move (more power the heavier your Gigalith than the target).



Species: Gigalith
Item: Smooth Rock / Life Orb
Ability: Sand Stream
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 208 Hp / 252 Atk / 48 SpD
Moveset:
- Rock Slide / Rock Tomb
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Superpower / Body Press
- Strength / Headbutt

Doubles Physical Sweeper Gigalith (Sand Stream)

Gigalith is popular Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. 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 Stream, on switch-in Gigalith summons sandstorm.

Rock Slide is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Rock Tomb is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Rock-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Gigalith's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Body Press is a physical 80-base power Fighting-type move (uses Gigalith's defense stat as attack in damage calculation).
Strength is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Headbutt is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).


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.
Meteor Beam
120
90%
10
Raises user's Sp. Atk by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Power Gem
80
100%
20
No additional effect.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
50
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.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Body Press
80
100%
10
Uses user's Def stat as Atk in damage calculation.
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.
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.
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
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Sand Tomb
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Smack Down
50
100%
15
Removes the target's Ground immunity.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
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
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Throat Chop
80
100%
15
For 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves.
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.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
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.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Lock-On
--
--
5
User's next move will not miss the target.
Nature Power
--
--
20
Attack depends on terrain (default Tri Attack).
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
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Wide Guard
--
--
10
Protects allies from multi-target moves this turn.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Gigalith can perform in Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Gigalith

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