Gigalith

Sturdy
If the wielder is at full HP, it will survive any attack. OHKO moves will fail.
Sand Force
Increases power of Ground-, Rock-, and Steel-type attacks by 30% in a sandstorm.
Type Tier
Rock NU
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
85
- 25 28 -
Atk
135
18 20 23 25
Def
130
17 19 22 24
SpA
60
10 12 15 16
SpD
70
11 13 16 17
Spe
25
8 9 12 13

Overview

Gigalith is a Rock-type Pokemon with a fantastic ability in Sturdy, and huge Attack and Defense stats. Its ability, Sturdy, acts as a free Focus Sash. This makes Gigalith difficult to take down. On top of this, low Speed also makes it the perfect candidate a for Trick Room team. Overall, Gigalith is a dangerous offensive threat who can tear through entire teams if given the chance to do so.

Name Item Ability Nature

Trick Room

Normal Gem Sturdy Brave
Moveset IVs
~ Rock Slide
~ Earthquake
~ Explosion
~ Protect
0 Spe
EVs
252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD

This set focuses on Gigalith's high Defense and Attack to function in Trick Room. Gigalith is the third slowest Pokemon in VGC, after Escavalier and Ferrothorn. Of the three, Gigalith works the best in Trick Room. Rock Slide and Earthquake get good coverage, and coming off 135 base Attack, will hurt anything that doesn't resist it. Boosted by the Normal Gem, Explosion does an incredible amount of damage. Gigalith may well be the only Pokemon who can use Explosion effectively after its drop in Base Power in BW, simply due to how high its Attack is. Because of its ability, Gigalith should almost always be able to use Explosion before it goes down. Protect should be used when Trick Room is being set up, and to scout the opponent's strategy.

Team Options & Additional Comments >>>
Name Item Ability Nature

Choice Band

Choice Band Sturdy Brave
Moveset IVs
~ Rock Slide
~ Earthquake
~ Explosion
~ Rock Blast
0 Spe
EVs
252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD

Choice Band gives Gigalith a lot of offensive power. Rock Slide is the primary STAB option here, to damage both of the opponent's Pokemon and demolish the multitude of Flying-types in the VGC. Earthquake has great coverage along with Rock Slide, dealing heavy damage to Steel-types and other Pokemon that resist Rock-type attacks. Choice Band Explosion is the best choice to use when faced against a Trick Room team, as long as the other Pokemon are not Ghost-types. Rock Blast is Gigalith's secondary STAB option, allowing it to check common users of Focus Sash, Substitute, and Charti Berry. Shutting down such Pokemon in one turn is a huge benefit.

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Other Options

Curse is an option to boost Gigalith's already massive Attack and Defense, as well as lower its Speed. However, this does not guarantee surviving an extra turn, which is why Protect is the better choice. The Choice Band set has no alternative options worth mentioning, as Gigalith's movepool is quite small.

Checks and Counters

Gigalith can be defeated by anything that can take advantage of its low Special Defense and weaknesses, such as Jellicent and Reuniclus. Priority, notably Mach Punch from Conkeldurr, can finish off Gigalith once Sturdy is broken. Cofagrigus is bulky enough to beat non-Choice Band Gigalith, and is also immune to Explosion.