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Gigalith (Update) (QC 3/3) (GP 2/2)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by col49, May 18, 2012.

  1. col49

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    [Overview]

    <p>In a tier chock-full of Rock-types vying for play, Gigalith has some trouble carving a niche for itself. It lacks the bulk of Regirock, the versatility of Golem, and the raw power of Rampardos, so where does this hulking mass of crystals and sediment find its' place? Well, while not being the undisputed king of any given task, Gigalith's excellent combination of bulk and offensive presence makes it a fairly versatile jack-of-all-trades, allowing it to dutifully fulfill multiple roles for a team. Of course, with its mono-Rock typing comes all the pros and cons that all Rock-types experience: while sporting respectable bulk and serving as a decent check to the tier's powerful Flying-types, Gigalith suffers from weaknesses to several common attacking types, further compounded by a mediocre Special Defense and Speed.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Utility
    move 1: Rock Blast
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stealth Rock
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Leftovers / Normal Gem
    ability: Sturdy
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 212 HP / 252 Atk / 44 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With its undeniably high Attack stat, backed by above-average defenses, Gigalith makes a very effective offensive user of Stealth Rock. Sturdy reinforces Gigalith's ability to set up Stealth Rock, guaranteeing it can take one powerful attack and respond accordingly. Rock Blast offers Gigalith a useful STAB move, capable of breaking through frailer opponents' Substitutes, as well as breaking through Pokemon like Focus Sash Kadabra. Earthquake compliments Rock Blast very well, punishing Steel-types who try to switch in. Explosion allows Gigalith to get a powerful hit on anything that isn't immune or resistant to it, while also allowing a free switch to whatever is seen fit.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread is meant to maximize bulk and Attack, allowing Gigalith to shrug off attacks and hit back hard, with enough Speed investment to get the drop on uninvested Amoonguss and Duosion. However, by trading bulk for Speed and running a spread of 52 HP / 252 Atk / 204 Spe, Gigalith can outspeed Pokemon such as Gurdurr, Armaldo, and Vileplume. Additionally, its high Attack stat, access to Explosion, and low Speed make Gigalith one of the best users of Stealth Rock for Trick Room teams; if run on such a team, it would rather be running a spread of 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD with a Brave nature and 0 Speed IVs. Leftovers are valuable to a player wishing to preserve Gigalith throughout a game, but Normal Gem is useful for more offensive teams wanting to deal damage fast and preserve momentum. In terms of alternative moves, Stone Edge is a viable STAB move to be used over Rock Blast for consistent damage. Superpower, like Earthquake, offers reasonable neutral coverage, and trades consistency for initial power and the ability to hit Normal-types hard. </p>

    <p>Exeggutor comes readily to mind as an offensive partner for Gigalith, covering all its weaknesses, breaking through defensive cores that vex Gigalith, and in turn attracting special walls that Gigalith can safely manhandle. Ludicolo and Amoonguss also make respectable partners for Gigalith, threatening the Water- and Grass-types Gigalith has trouble with, and in turn relying on Gigalith to keep Pokemon like Swellow and Braviary in check. Skuntank can trap and KO Misdreavus, who shrugs off Gigalith's attacks and burns it with Will-O-Wisp, while also being able to wear down defensive Grass-types that may otherwise cause Gigalith trouble.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Stone Edge
    move 2: Earthquake / Superpower
    move 3: Rock Blast
    move 4: Explosion / Toxic
    item: Choice Band
    ability: Sturdy
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 212 HP / 252 Atk / 44 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Gigalith's excellent Attack stat and respectable bulk allow it to make excellent use of a Choice Band, letting it overwhelm frailer switch-ins. Stone Edge is a powerful STAB move, making less dedicated defensive switch-ins cringe from the damage they take. Earthquake and Superpower both offer respectable coverage alongside Stone Edge, with Earthquake offering Gigalith consistency and the ability to hit Golurk and Poison-types for good damage, and Superpower allowing it to hit harder from the get-go, while also thrashing bulky Normal-types. Rock Blast, while offering little in terms of coverage, grants Gigalith the ability to break through Substitutes, which aids it in checking Pokemon such as Articuno and Bulk Up Braviary. Lastly, Explosion offers Gigalith an incredibly powerful attack to break down nearly any defensive Pokemon attempting to wall it, while also allowing a teammate a free switch, while Toxic offers a more safe option to cripple walls like Alomomola who try to sponge Gigalith's attacks.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread optimizes Gigalith's ability to both give and take hits, with enough Speed to outpace uninvested Amoonguss, Bastiodon, and Duosion. However, additional Speed EVs can be used to outpace other slower Pokemon such as Gurdurr and Armaldo. An offensive Exeggutor&mdash;for example Choice Specs&mdash;makes an excellent partner to Gigalith, patching up all its weaknesses and breaking down bothersome walls such as Alomomola, and in exchange luring Fire- and Flying-type attacks for Gigalith to switch into. Choice Specs Altaria also makes an excellent partner for this set, being able to sponge attempts to burn Gigalith, who in turn can beat most Steel-types that resist Altaria's Dragon-type attacks. A Rapid Spin user such as Armaldo or Torkoal is also helpful for preserving Gigalith's Sturdy and allowing it the ability to take a powerful attack and hit back hard. Wish support from Pokemon such as Lickilicky and Audino is also useful for similar reasons.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>When taking into account Gigalith's limited movepool, very few options present themselves. Autotomize can allow Gigalith to double its Speed to attempt a sweep, though even with a boost it only reaches 326 Speed at best, which makes it highly susceptible to being outsped and beaten. In a similar vein, Curse can be used to make Gigalith a bulky sweeper, although the amount of common Pokemon that can break through it regardless make this a poor option. Lastly, the move Heavy Slam allows Gigalith a safe option to hit a variety of Pokemon for good damage, which makes it a satisfactory option on the Choice Band set, though more often than not it doesn't see use.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Bulky Ground-types are the best direct answer to Gigalith, resisting its STAB moves and being able to threaten him with their own STAB. Torterra is perhaps the best example, as it also resists Earthquake, and is capable of threatening Gigalith with either a Ground- or Grass-type attack. Fighting-types, such as Sawk and Gurdurr, also resist Gigalith's Rock-type attacks and can threaten it with their STAB, though they need to be careful of switching into the Choice Band set. Naturally bulky Pokemon such as Alomomola and Misdreavus also manage Gigalith quite well, and can threaten to burn it with Scald or Will-O-Wisp, respectively. Speaking of burns, status is Gigalith's worst fear, and being stricken with either burn or poison severely limits Gigalith. Hazards also trouble Gigalith, since it is vulnerable to every type of hazard and lacks any form of recovery to mitigate the damage it takes.</p>
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    You'll have to get creative with some wording if you want to be adamant on insisting that a Pokemon with Explosion on every moveset shouldn't be suiciding. XD

    Anyway, outrunning Gurdurr and Vileplume is actually a pretty big thing imo, especially if you have teammates that struggle with them (Absol, Sawk, Samurott) since you can just lure them in if Gigalith isn't useful otherwise, outspeed, and boom to take a huge chunk out of them. I'd give a specific spread to outrun those (too lazy to look what it'd be up rn) in AC. You can certainly note its usefulness in TR -- TR-using partners like Musharna would definitely be worth mention too, especially since Mushy dominates Fighting-types so well. Gigalith is an absolute monster in TR.

    In checks and counters, I would also mention hazards in general, as breaking Gigalith's Sturdy really opens him up to most attacks since it's so abysmally slow. Burns are also super crippling, since it does pathetic damage after a burn. Special attackers (I'm thinking Gorebyss and friends) also have their way with Gigalith, easy. Not much can switch in on it without getting decimated, but most of the meta can come in on it after a KO and threaten to KO it, basically.

    I can't think of anything else so unless someone brings up something huge, this is a QC APPROVED (2/3) from me.
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    The alternative spread Zeb mentioned would be 48 HP / 252 Atk / 208 Spe, always outspeeds 4 Spe Vileplume and maintains an odd HP number. Put that in AC and then
    QC APPROVE 3/3
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    Lol, that's the old spread +4 Speed. But sounds good, I'll just change general mentions of additional speed to that spread in the AC+adding hazards and burns (probably will use Missy as my primary example or something) to C&C. So I'll just get to work on this asap, cool.
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    Alrighty, now that everything has generally settled as far as new stuff, I'd like to verify whether or not this should go through QC again. As whole, Gigalith really is a mixed bag of changes, but they all put him in about the same place as he was before. As far as BW2 goes, all he gets of note is Superpower (AC mention in Stealth Rock set as the drop in stats really hurts staying power and a basically free switch for Golurk sucks, slashed in CB set for punishing Normal-types and CB is basically hit-and-run anyway), so his movepool remains generally barren. As for tier shifts, Golurk is a bit of a pain, which hurts Gigalith a bit. Losing Cryogonal is a pretty give-and-take, since spinning became a lot harder, both guaranteeing his Stealth Rock and making the maintenance of Sturdy more difficult. Losing Quaggy was great for him, being one of his biggest counters. The rise of Amoongus also hurt Fighting-types, which helps Gigalith a bit. Also, Cincinno rising in popularity was bad for Golem, giving Gigalith a shot as the popular offensive NU Stealth Rock user (CB Cincinno's Bullet Seed can do 85.16% max to 212 HP Gigalith) :O So all and all, while his role does change a bit, his sets basically don't. If QC feels the need to reevaluate, that would be fine, but if not I'd like to get to writing this.
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    [Overview]

    <p>In a tier chock-full of Rock-types vying for play, Gigalith has some trouble carving a niche for himself. He lacks the bulk of Regirock, the versatility of Golem, and the raw power of Rampardos, so where does this hulking mass of crystals and sediment find it's place? Well, while not being the undisputed king of any given task, Gigalith's excellent combination of bulk and offensive presence makes him a fairly versatile jack-of-all-trades, allowing him to dutifully fulfill multiple roles for a team. Of course, with his mono-Rock typing comes all the pros and cons that all Rock-types experience: while sporting respectable bulk and serving as a decent check to the tier's powerful Flying-types, Gigalith suffers from weaknesses to several common attacking types, further compounded by a mediocre Special Defense and Speed.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Utility
    move 1: Rock Blast
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stealth Rock
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Leftovers / Normal Gem
    Nature: Adamant
    evs: 212 HP / 252 Atk / 44 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With it's undeniably high Attack stat, backed by above-average defenses, Gigalith makes a very effective offensive user of Stealth Rock. Sturdy reinforces Gigalith's ability to set up Stealth Rock, guaranteeing he can take 1 powerful attack and respond accordingly. Rock Blast offers Gigalith a useful STAB move, capable of breaking through frailer opponent's Substitutes, as well as breaking through pokemon like Focus Sash Kadabra. Earthquake compliments Rock Blast very well, punishing Steel-types who try to switch in. Explosion allows Gigalith to get a powerful hit on anything that isn't immune or resistant to it, while also allowing a free switch to whatever is seen fit.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread is meant to maximize bulk and Attack, allowing Gigalith to shrug off attacks and hit back hard, with enough Speed investment to get the drop on uninvested Amoongus and Duosion. However, by trading bulk for Speed and running a spread of 52 HP / 252 Atk / 204 Spe, Gigalith can outspeed Pokemon such as Gurdurr, Armaldo, and Vileplume. Additionally, his high Attack stat, access to Explosion, and low Speed make Gigalith one of the best users of Stealth Rock for Trick Room teams; if so, it would rather be running a spread of 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD with a Brave nature and 0 Speed IVs. Leftovers are valuable to a player wishing to preserve Gigalith throughout a game, but Normal Gem is useful for more offensive teams wanting to deal damage fast and preserve momentum. In terms of alternative moves, Stone Edge is a viable STAB move to be used over Rock Blast for consistent damage. Superpower, like Earthquake, offers reasonable neutral coverage, and trades consistency for initial power and the ability to hit Normal-types hard. </p>

    <p>Exeggutor comes readily to mind as an offensive partner for Gigalith, covering all his weaknesses, breaking through defensive cores that vex Gigalith, and in turn attracting special walls that Gigalith can safely manhandle. Ludicolo and Amoongus also make respectable partners for Gigalith, threatening the Water- and Grass-types Gigalith has trouble with, and in turn relying on Gigalith to keep pokemon like Swellow and Braviary in check. Skuntank can trap and KO Misdreavus, who shrugs off Gigalith's attacks and burns it with Will-O-Wisp, while also being able to wear down defensive Grass-types that may otherwise cause Gigalith trouble.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Stone Edge
    move 2: Earthquake / Superpower
    move 3: Rock Blast
    move 4: Explosion / Toxic
    item: Choice Band
    Nature: Adamant
    evs: 212 HP / 252 Atk / 44 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Gigalith's excellent Attack stat and respectable bulk allow it to make excellent use of a Choice Band, letting it overwhelm frailer switch-ins. Stone Edge is a powerful STAB move, making less dedicated defensive switch-ins cringe from the damage they take. Earthquake and Superpower both offer respectable coverage alongside Stone Edge, with Earthquake offering Gigalith consistency and the ability to hit Golurk and Poison-types for good damage, and Superpower allowing it to hit harder from the get-go, while also thrashing bulky Normal-types. Rock Blast, while offering little in terms of coverage, allows Gigalith the ability to break through Substitutes, which aids it in checking Pokemon such as Articuno and Bulk Up Braviary. Lastly, Explosion offers Gigalith an incredibly powerful attack to break down nearly any defensive pokemon attempting to wall it, while also allowing a teammate a free switch, while Toxic offers a more safe option to cripple walls such as Alomomola who try to sponge Gigalith's attacks.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread optimizes Gigalith's ability to both give and take hits, with enough speed to outpace uninvested Amoongus, Bastiodon, and Duosion. However, additional Speed EVs can be used to outpace other slower pokemon, such as Gurdurr and Armaldo. An offensive Exeggutor&mdash;for example Choice Specs&mdash;makes an excellent partner to Gigalith, patching up all his weaknesses and breaking down bothersome walls such as Alomomola, and in exchange luring Fire- and Flying-type attacks for Gigalith to switch into. Choice Specs Altaria also makes an excellent partner to this set, being able to sponge attempts to burn Gigalith, who in turn can beat most Steel-types that resist Altaria's Dragon-type attacks. A Rapid Spin user such as Armaldo or Torkoal is also helpful for preserving Gigalith's Sturdy and allowing him the ability to take a powerful attack and hit back hard. Wish support from Pokemon such as Lickilicky and Audino is also useful for similar reasons.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>When taking into account Gigalith's limited movepool, very few options present themselves. Automize can allow Gigalith to double his Speed to attempt a sweep, though even with a boost he only reaches 326 Speed at best, which makes him highly susceptible to being outsped and beaten. In a similar vein, Curse can be used to make Gigalith a bulky sweeper, although the amount of common pokemon that can break through him regardless make this a poor option. Lastly, the move Heavy Slam allows Gigalith a safe option to hit a variety of Pokemon for good damage, which makes it a satisfactory option on the Choice Band set, though more often than not it doesn't see use.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Bulky Ground-types are the best direct answer to Gigalith, resisting his STAB moves and being able to threaten him with their own STAB. Torterra is perhaps the best example, as he also resists Earthquake, and is capable of threatening Gigalith with either a Ground- or Grass-type attack. Fighting-types such as Sawk or Gurdurr also resist Gigalith's Rock-type attacks and can threaten it with their STAB, though they need to be careful of switching into the Choice Band set. Naturally bulky Pokemon such as Alomomola and Misdreavus also manage Gigalith quite well, and can threaten to burn it with Scald or Will-O-Wisp, respectively. Speaking of burns, status is Gigalith's worst fear, and being stricken with either burn or poison severely limits Gigalith. Hazards also trouble Gigalith, since he is vulnerable to every type of hazard and lacks any form of recovery to mitigate the damage it takes.</p>

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    • Note: always use "such as" over "like" when referring to examples. You seemed to sporadically switch between them so to clear this up, ONLY SUCH AS
  8. col49

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    Sorry, Rittercat, I'm really inconsistent with stuff D: Thanks for the check, implemented and ready for another.
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    Amateur GP check. Take whatever you think is useful from it. This looks good for the most part. The only thing I noticed repeatedly other than a couple misspellings was an inconsistency in whether Gigalith was refered to as 'him' or 'it'. I changed all the 'it's to 'him's, but either way is fine, and it just comes down to whichever you prefer.
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    [Overview]

    <p>In a tier chock-full of Rock-types vying for play, Gigalith has some trouble carving a niche for himself. He lacks the bulk of Regirock, the versatility of Golem, and the raw power of Rampardos, so where does this hulking mass of crystals and sediment find it's place? Well, while not being the undisputed king of any given task, Gigalith's excellent combination of bulk and offensive presence makes him a fairly versatile jack-of-all-trades, allowing him to dutifully fulfill multiple roles for a team. Of course, with his mono-Rock typing comes all the pros and cons that all Rock-types experience: while sporting respectable bulk and serving as a decent check to the tier's powerful Flying-types, Gigalith suffers from weaknesses to several common attacking types, further compounded by a mediocre Special Defense and Speed.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Utility
    move 1: Rock Blast
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stealth Rock
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Leftovers / Normal Gem
    Nature: Adamant
    evs: 212 HP / 252 Atk / 44 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With it's his undeniably high Attack stat, backed by above-average defenses, Gigalith makes a very effective offensive user of Stealth Rock. Sturdy reinforces Gigalith's ability to set up Stealth Rock, guaranteeing he can take 1 one powerful attack and respond accordingly. Rock Blast offers Gigalith a useful STAB move, capable of breaking through frailer opponent's' (apostrophe should be at the end because opponents is plural here I believe) Substitutes, as well as breaking through pPokemon like Focus Sash Kadabra. Earthquake compliments Rock Blast very well, punishing Steel-types who try to switch in. Explosion allows Gigalith to get a powerful hit on anything that isn't immune or resistant to it, while also allowing a free switch to whatever is seen fit.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread is meant to maximize bulk and Attack, allowing Gigalith to shrug off attacks and hit back hard, with enough Speed investment to get the drop on uninvested Amoonguss and Duosion. However, by trading bulk for Speed and running a spread of 52 HP / 252 Atk / 204 Spe, Gigalith can outspeed Pokemon such as Gurdurr, Armaldo, and Vileplume. Additionally, his high Attack stat, access to Explosion, and low Speed make Gigalith one of the best users of Stealth Rock for Trick Room teams; if so run on such a team, it he would rather be running a spread of 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD with a Brave nature and 0 Speed IVs. Leftovers are valuable to a player wishing to preserve Gigalith throughout a game, but Normal Gem is useful for more offensive teams wanting to deal damage fast and preserve momentum. In terms of alternative moves, Stone Edge is a viable STAB move to be used over Rock Blast for consistent damage. Superpower, like Earthquake, offers reasonable neutral coverage, and trades consistency for initial power and the ability to hit Normal-types hard. </p>

    <p>Exeggutor comes readily to mind as an offensive partner for Gigalith, covering all his weaknesses, breaking through defensive cores that vex Gigalith, and in turn attracting special walls that Gigalith can safely manhandle. Ludicolo and Amoonguss also make respectable partners for Gigalith, threatening the Water- and Grass-types Gigalith has trouble with, and in turn relying on Gigalith to keep pokemon like Swellow and Braviary in check. Skuntank can trap and KO Misdreavus, who shrugs off Gigalith's attacks and burns it him with Will-O-Wisp, while also being able to wear down defensive Grass-types that may otherwise cause Gigalith trouble.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Stone Edge
    move 2: Earthquake / Superpower
    move 3: Rock Blast
    move 4: Explosion / Toxic
    item: Choice Band
    Nature: Adamant
    evs: 212 HP / 252 Atk / 44 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Gigalith's excellent Attack stat and respectable bulk allow it him to make excellent use of a Choice Band, letting it him overwhelm frailer switch-ins. Stone Edge is a powerful STAB move, making less dedicated defensive switch-ins cringe from the damage they take. Earthquake and Superpower both offer respectable coverage alongside Stone Edge, with Earthquake offering Gigalith consistency and the ability to hit Golurk and Poison-types for good damage, and Superpower allowing it him to hit harder from the get-go, while also thrashing bulky Normal-types. Rock Blast, while offering little in terms of coverage, allows gives Gigalith the ability to break through Substitutes, which aids it him in checking Pokemon such as Articuno and Bulk Up Braviary. Lastly, Explosion offers Gigalith an incredibly powerful attack to break down nearly any defensive pPokemon attempting to wall it him, while also allowing a teammate a free switch, while Toxic offers a more safe option to cripple walls such as Alomomola who try to sponge Gigalith's attacks.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread optimizes Gigalith's ability to both give and take hits, with enough speed to outpace uninvested Amoonguss, Bastiodon, and Duosion. However, additional Speed EVs can be used to outpace other slower pPokemon, such as Gurdurr and Armaldo. An offensive Exeggutor&mdash;for example Choice Specs&mdash;makes an excellent partner to Gigalith, patching up all his weaknesses and breaking down bothersome walls such as Alomomola, and in exchange luring Fire- and Flying-type attacks for Gigalith to switch into. Choice Specs Altaria also makes an excellent partner to for this set, being able to sponge attempts to burn Gigalith, who in turn can beat most Steel-types that resist Altaria's Dragon-type attacks. A Rapid Spin user such as Armaldo or Torkoal is also helpful for preserving Gigalith's Sturdy and allowing him the ability to take a powerful attack and hit back hard. Wish support from Pokemon such as Lickilicky and Audino is also useful for similar reasons.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>When taking into account Gigalith's limited movepool, very few options present themselves. Autotomize (just looked this up out of curiosity: Autotomize - to cast off of a limb or other body part... O_O) can allow Gigalith to double his Speed to attempt a sweep, though even with a boost he only reaches 326 Speed at best, which makes him highly susceptible to being outsped and beaten. In a similar vein, Curse can be used to make Gigalith a bulky sweeper, although the amount of common pPokemon that can break through him regardless make this a poor option. Lastly, the move Heavy Slam allows Gigalith a safe option to hit a variety of Pokemon for good damage, which makes it a satisfactory option on the Choice Band set, though more often than not it doesn't see use.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Bulky Ground-types are the best direct answer to Gigalith, resisting his STAB moves and being able to threaten him with their own STAB. Torterra is perhaps the best example, as he also resists Earthquake, and is capable of threatening Gigalith with either a Ground- or Grass-type attack. Fighting-types such as Sawk or Gurdurr also resist Gigalith's Rock-type attacks and can threaten it him with their STAB, though they need to be careful of switching into the Choice Band set. Naturally bulky Pokemon such as Alomomola and Misdreavus also manage Gigalith quite well, and can threaten to burn it him with Scald or Will-O-Wisp, respectively. Speaking of burns, status is Gigalith's worst fear, and being stricken with either burn or poison severely limits Gigalith. Hazards also trouble Gigalith, since he is vulnerable to every type of hazard and lacks any form of recovery to mitigate the damage it he takes.</p>
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    My writing is super inconsistent, sorry :( Anyway, thanks for the check Melvini, pretty sure I implemented everything. I believe I got every instance of "him" changed to "it", but if I missed any be sure to let me know.
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    Hey, no problem, being slightly inconsistent in your word choice isn't the biggest problem in the world. :) Anyway, because you asked, I bolded all the times you still used male pronouns to refer to Gigalith, since I think you decided to go the gender neutral route. I also bolded a couple instances where you used 'it's' instead of 'its', one mispelling of Amoonguss I must have missed the first time through, and a couple instance where pokemon isn't capitalized, but other than those couple things this looks good.

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    <p>In a tier chock-full of Rock-types vying for play, Gigalith has some trouble carving a niche for itself. It lacks the bulk of Regirock, the versatility of Golem, and the raw power of Rampardos, so where does this hulking mass of crystals and sediment find it's place? Well, while not being the undisputed king of any given task, Gigalith's excellent combination of bulk and offensive presence makes it a fairly versatile jack-of-all-trades, allowing it to dutifully fulfill multiple roles for a team. Of course, with its mono-Rock typing comes all the pros and cons that all Rock-types experience: while sporting respectable bulk and serving as a decent check to the tier's powerful Flying-types, Gigalith suffers from weaknesses to several common attacking types, further compounded by a mediocre Special Defense and Speed.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Utility
    move 1: Rock Blast
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stealth Rock
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Leftovers / Normal Gem
    Nature: Adamant
    evs: 212 HP / 252 Atk / 44 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With it's undeniably high Attack stat, backed by above-average defenses, Gigalith makes a very effective offensive user of Stealth Rock. Sturdy reinforces Gigalith's ability to set up Stealth Rock, guaranteeing he can take one powerful attack and respond accordingly. Rock Blast offers Gigalith a useful STAB move, capable of breaking through frailer opponents' Substitutes, as well as breaking through Pokemon like Focus Sash Kadabra. Earthquake compliments Rock Blast very well, punishing Steel-types who try to switch in. Explosion allows Gigalith to get a powerful hit on anything that isn't immune or resistant to it, while also allowing a free switch to whatever is seen fit.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread is meant to maximize bulk and Attack, allowing Gigalith to shrug off attacks and hit back hard, with enough Speed investment to get the drop on uninvested Amoonguss and Duosion. However, by trading bulk for Speed and running a spread of 52 HP / 252 Atk / 204 Spe, Gigalith can outspeed Pokemon such as Gurdurr, Armaldo, and Vileplume. Additionally, his high Attack stat, access to Explosion, and low Speed make Gigalith one of the best users of Stealth Rock for Trick Room teams; if run on such a team, it would rather be running a spread of 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD with a Brave nature and 0 Speed IVs. Leftovers are valuable to a player wishing to preserve Gigalith throughout a game, but Normal Gem is useful for more offensive teams wanting to deal damage fast and preserve momentum. In terms of alternative moves, Stone Edge is a viable STAB move to be used over Rock Blast for consistent damage. Superpower, like Earthquake, offers reasonable neutral coverage, and trades consistency for initial power and the ability to hit Normal-types hard. </p>

    <p>Exeggutor comes readily to mind as an offensive partner for Gigalith, covering all its weaknesses, breaking through defensive cores that vex Gigalith, and in turn attracting special walls that Gigalith can safely manhandle. Ludicolo and Amoongus also make respectable partners for Gigalith, threatening the Water- and Grass-types Gigalith has trouble with, and in turn relying on Gigalith to keep pokemon like Swellow and Braviary in check. Skuntank can trap and KO Misdreavus, who shrugs off Gigalith's attacks and burns it with Will-O-Wisp, while also being able to wear down defensive Grass-types that may otherwise cause Gigalith trouble.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Stone Edge
    move 2: Earthquake / Superpower
    move 3: Rock Blast
    move 4: Explosion / Toxic
    item: Choice Band
    Nature: Adamant
    evs: 212 HP / 252 Atk / 44 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Gigalith's excellent Attack stat and respectable bulk allow it to make excellent use of a Choice Band, letting it overwhelm frailer switch-ins. Stone Edge is a powerful STAB move, making less dedicated defensive switch-ins cringe from the damage they take. Earthquake and Superpower both offer respectable coverage alongside Stone Edge, with Earthquake offering Gigalith consistency and the ability to hit Golurk and Poison-types for good damage, and Superpower allowing it to hit harder from the get-go, while also thrashing bulky Normal-types. Rock Blast, while offering little in terms of coverage, grants Gigalith the ability to break through Substitutes, which aids it in checking Pokemon such as Articuno and Bulk Up Braviary. Lastly, Explosion offers Gigalith an incredibly powerful attack to break down nearly any defensive pokemon attempting to wall it, while also allowing a teammate a free switch, while Toxic offers a more safe option to cripple walls such as Alomomola who try to sponge Gigalith's attacks.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread optimizes Gigalith's ability to both give and take hits, with enough speed to outpace uninvested Amoonguss, Bastiodon, and Duosion. However, additional Speed EVs can be used to outpace other slower pokemon, such as Gurdurr and Armaldo. An offensive Exeggutor&mdash;for example Choice Specs&mdash;makes an excellent partner to Gigalith, patching up all his weaknesses and breaking down bothersome walls such as Alomomola, and in exchange luring Fire- and Flying-type attacks for Gigalith to switch into. Choice Specs Altaria also makes an excellent partner for this set, being able to sponge attempts to burn Gigalith, who in turn can beat most Steel-types that resist Altaria's Dragon-type attacks. A Rapid Spin user such as Armaldo or Torkoal is also helpful for preserving Gigalith's Sturdy and allowing him the ability to take a powerful attack and hit back hard. Wish support from Pokemon such as Lickilicky and Audino is also useful for similar reasons.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>When taking into account Gigalith's limited movepool, very few options present themselves. Autotomize can allow Gigalith to double his Speed to attempt a sweep, though even with a boost he only reaches 326 Speed at best, which makes him highly susceptible to being outsped and beaten. In a similar vein, Curse can be used to make Gigalith a bulky sweeper, although the amount of common Pokemon that can break through it regardless make this a poor option. Lastly, the move Heavy Slam allows Gigalith a safe option to hit a variety of Pokemon for good damage, which makes it a satisfactory option on the Choice Band set, though more often than not it doesn't see use.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Bulky Ground-types are the best direct answer to Gigalith, resisting his STAB moves and being able to threaten him with their own STAB. Torterra is perhaps the best example, as it also resists Earthquake, and is capable of threatening Gigalith with either a Ground- or Grass-type attack. Fighting-types such as Sawk or Gurdurr also resist Gigalith's Rock-type attacks and can threaten it with their STAB, though they need to be careful of switching into the Choice Band set. Naturally bulky Pokemon such as Alomomola and Misdreavus also manage Gigalith quite well, and can threaten to burn it with Scald or Will-O-Wisp, respectively. Speaking of burns, status is Gigalith's worst fear, and being stricken with either burn or poison severely limits Gigalith. Hazards also trouble Gigalith, since it is vulnerable to every type of hazard and lacks any form of recovery to mitigate the damage it takes.</p>
  12. col49

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    <p>In a tier chock-full of Rock-types vying for play, Gigalith has some trouble carving a niche for itself. It lacks the bulk of Regirock, the versatility of Golem, and the raw power of Rampardos, so where does this hulking mass of crystals and sediment find its place? Well, while not being the undisputed king of any given task, Gigalith's excellent combination of bulk and offensive presence makes it a fairly versatile jack-of-all-trades, allowing it to dutifully fulfill multiple roles for a team. Of course, with its mono-Rock typing comes all the pros and cons that all Rock-types experience: while sporting respectable bulk and serving as a decent check to the tier's powerful Flying-types, Gigalith suffers from weaknesses to several common attacking types, further compounded by a mediocre Special Defense and Speed.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Utility
    move 1: Rock Blast
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stealth Rock
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Leftovers / Normal Gem
    ability: Sturdy
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 212 HP / 252 Atk / 44 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With its undeniably high Attack stat, backed by above-average defenses, Gigalith makes a very effective offensive user of Stealth Rock. Sturdy reinforces Gigalith's ability to set up Stealth Rock, guaranteeing it can take one powerful attack and respond accordingly. Rock Blast offers Gigalith a useful STAB move, capable of breaking through frailer opponents' Substitutes, as well as breaking through Pokemon like Focus Sash Kadabra. Earthquake compliments Rock Blast very well, punishing Steel-types who try to switch in. Explosion allows Gigalith to get a powerful hit on anything that isn't immune or resistant to it, while also allowing a free switch to whatever is seen fit.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread is meant to maximize bulk and Attack, allowing Gigalith to shrug off attacks and hit back hard, with enough Speed investment to get the drop on uninvested Amoonguss and Duosion. However, by trading bulk for Speed and running a spread of 52 HP / 252 Atk / 204 Spe, Gigalith can outspeed Pokemon such as Gurdurr, Armaldo, and Vileplume. Additionally, its high Attack stat, access to Explosion, and low Speed make Gigalith one of the best users of Stealth Rock for Trick Room teams; if run on such a team, it would rather be running a spread of 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD with a Brave nature and 0 Speed IVs. Leftovers are valuable to a player wishing to preserve Gigalith throughout a game, but Normal Gem is useful for more offensive teams wanting to deal damage fast and preserve momentum. In terms of alternative moves, Stone Edge is a viable STAB move to be used over Rock Blast for consistent damage. Superpower, like Earthquake, offers reasonable neutral coverage, and trades consistency for initial power and the ability to hit Normal-types hard.</p>

    <p>Exeggutor comes readily to mind as an offensive partner for Gigalith, covering all its weaknesses, breaking through defensive cores that vex Gigalith, and in turn attracting special walls that Gigalith can safely manhandle. Ludicolo and Amoonguss also make respectable partners for Gigalith, threatening the Water- and Grass-types Gigalith has trouble with, and in turn relying on Gigalith to keep Pokemon like Swellow and Braviary in check. Skuntank can trap and KO Misdreavus, who shrugs off Gigalith's attacks and burns it with Will-O-Wisp, while also being able to wear down defensive Grass-types that may otherwise cause Gigalith trouble.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Stone Edge
    move 2: Earthquake / Superpower
    move 3: Rock Blast
    move 4: Explosion / Toxic
    item: Choice Band
    ability: Sturdy
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 212 HP / 252 Atk / 44 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Gigalith's excellent Attack stat and respectable bulk allow it to make excellent use of a Choice Band, letting it overwhelm frailer switch-ins. Stone Edge is a powerful STAB move, making less dedicated defensive switch-ins cringe from the damage they take. Earthquake and Superpower both offer respectable coverage alongside Stone Edge, with Earthquake offering Gigalith consistency and the ability to hit Golurk and Poison-types for good damage, and Superpower allowing it to hit harder from the get-go, while also thrashing bulky Normal-types. Rock Blast, while offering little in terms of coverage, grants Gigalith the ability to break through Substitutes, which aids it in checking Pokemon such as Articuno and Bulk Up Braviary. Lastly, Explosion offers Gigalith an incredibly powerful attack to break down nearly any defensive Pokemon attempting to wall it, while also allowing a teammate a free switch, while Toxic offers a more safe option to cripple walls like Alomomola who try to sponge Gigalith's attacks.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread optimizes Gigalith's ability to both give and take hits, with enough Speed to outpace uninvested Amoonguss, Bastiodon, and Duosion. However, additional Speed EVs can be used to outpace other slower Pokemon such as Gurdurr and Armaldo. An offensive Exeggutor&mdash;for example Choice Specs&mdash;makes an excellent partner to Gigalith, patching up all its weaknesses and breaking down bothersome walls such as Alomomola, and in exchange luring Fire- and Flying-type attacks for Gigalith to switch into. Choice Specs Altaria also makes an excellent partner for this set, being able to sponge attempts to burn Gigalith, who in turn can beat most Steel-types that resist Altaria's Dragon-type attacks. A Rapid Spin user such as Armaldo or Torkoal is also helpful for preserving Gigalith's Sturdy and allowing it the ability to take a powerful attack and hit back hard. Wish support from Pokemon such as Lickilicky and Audino is also useful for similar reasons.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>When taking into account Gigalith's limited movepool, very few options present themselves. Autotomize can allow Gigalith to double its Speed to attempt a sweep, though even with a boost it only reaches 326 Speed at best, which makes it highly susceptible to being outsped and beaten. In a similar vein, Curse can be used to make Gigalith a bulky sweeper, although the amount of common Pokemon that can break through it regardless make this a poor option. Lastly, the move Heavy Slam allows Gigalith a safe option to hit a variety of Pokemon for good damage, which makes it a satisfactory option on the Choice Band set, though more often than not it doesn't see use.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Bulky Ground-types are the best direct answer to Gigalith, resisting its STAB moves and being able to threaten him with their own STAB. Torterra is perhaps the best example, as it also resists Earthquake, and is capable of threatening Gigalith with either a Ground- or Grass-type attack. Fighting-types, such as Sawk and Gurdurr, also resist Gigalith's Rock-type attacks and can threaten it with their STAB, though they need to be careful of switching into the Choice Band set. Naturally bulky Pokemon such as Alomomola and Misdreavus also manage Gigalith quite well, and can threaten to burn it with Scald or Will-O-Wisp, respectively. Speaking of burns, status is Gigalith's worst fear, and being stricken with either burn or poison severely limits Gigalith. Hazards also trouble Gigalith, since it is vulnerable to every type of hazard and lacks any form of recovery to mitigate the damage it takes.</p>


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  14. col49

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    Lesson=learned, sorry Oglemi :[ Anywho, this is (finally) ready to go on site.
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