Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 76

Thread: Community POTW #67

  1. #26
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Chillin' in my bathtub
    Posts
    166

    Default

    Say hello to Gamefreak's middle finger to Pokemon. This guy has some of the most amazing stats in the game, but the worst movepool in the game. Also, it is a Rock type, which isn't that great. It has too many common weaknesses. Gigalith has one usable moveset. ONE. Thanks a bunch Gamefreak, thanks a bunch.

    Abilities:
    Sturdy: Will not faint after one attack. Pretty good.
    Sand Force (DW): Boosts the power of Ground, Steel, and Rock type attacks in the Sand. Unreleased currently, but also really good.

    The Only Set
    -Stone Edge
    -Earthquake
    -Explosion
    -Stealth Rock/Curse
    Item: Life Orb
    Ability: Sturdy
    EVs and Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -Sp. Atk)
    252 Hp/252 Atk/ 4 Sp. Def
    Self explanatory. Stone Edge is STAB, Earthquake is good coverage, and Explosion for a lack of a better move. Stealth Rock to set up hazards, or Curse to make your already massive Attack even more massive.

    Partners
    Tyranitar boosts his Sp. Def, so that's nice. Anybody to take out physical walls and his weaknesses will do.

    Countering Gigalith
    Take a Water type, any Water type. Teach it Surf. Congradulations, you can counter Gigalith! It really is as simple as that. Well, not really. However, and Ground type with decent Defense completely walls it. Quagsire, Gastrodon, and Swampert are among his worst nightmares. Even Seismitoad and Whiscash counter him! Any Grass type works well, too. Especially Breloom. Any Steel type that resists Earthquake or at least isn't destroyed by it can wall Gigalith. Frankly, the guy's typing sucks. The types it's weak against sum up to about half of all of the pokemon in existence right now.


    This signature has been brought to you by Mochi10, thanks a bunch c:

  2. #27
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    66

    Default

    It's been way too long since I've tried a POTW. Anyways...

    Gigalith is your generic physical Attack and Defense-oriented Rock type Pokemon. Average HP, low Special Attack, low Special Defense, a Speed that is only usable in Trick Room, and the Sturdy ability. The Dream World ability of Sand Force gives it an edge, though, the others don't have. Gigalith is also one of the few Pokemon that is a Rock only type, meaning a Fighting/Water type move won't cause terrible damage to it. It also has a very shallow movepool, but not a bad one.

    Abilities:
    Sturdy: Non-consumable Focus Sash. Also protects you from Fissure, Sheer Cold, etc, but that's not as important as the Focus Sash part.
    Sand Force: Powers up Rock, Ground, and Steel type moves in a sandstorm. Sandstorms also have the extra benefit of increasing aforementioned type Pokemon's Special Defense by 50%.

    Stealth Rock Powerhouse or Tank? Your Pick.

    - Stealth Rock
    - Sandstorm
    - Mud Slap/Earthquake
    - Stone Edge/Rock Slide
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Sand Force
    EVs and Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpAtk) or Careful (+SpDef, -SpAtk); 252 Atk/64 Def/192 SpDef or 4 Atk/252 Def/252 SpDef

    Set up Stealth Rock and, to last longer, use Sandstorm to increase your Special Defense. This set sort of varies as it really depends on whether you want to focus on an offense or defense strategy. You could use a Calm nature and defensive EV spread with Mud Slap to make a Gigalith that can survive for a long time and forces switching with the accuracy loss from Mud Slap. In an offensive set, Stealth Rock takes somewhat of a back seat to the Sandstorm-Sand Force combo, making Earthquake hit harder and Stone Edge/Rock Slide do insane amounts of damage with Adamant nature and 252 Atk EVs. As you knock out opponents, Stealth Rock hurts the next one coming in.

    Power of the Sandstorm

    - Stone Edge/Rock Slide
    - Earthquake
    - Heavy Slam/Explosion/Curse
    - Sandstorm
    Item: Life Orb
    Ability: Sand Force
    EVs and Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpAtk); 252 Atk/64 Def/192 SpDef

    Not too different from the offensive side of the previous set, I know. But this set takes full advantage of Sand Force by including all the types of moves it boosts and taking it even further with the Life Orb. Although, if you want to, you could replace Heavy Slam with Explosion. Heavy Slam is affected by weight comparison, so it won't always turn out to do good damage. Explosion, however always makes for a good last resort and does great damage to anything not Rock, Steel, or Ghost type. Curse, though, is another option if you want to increase Attack and Defense (with base 25 Speed, who cares about the Speed drop?).

    Just Your Average Everyday Exploding Rock (Seriously, Most Rock Types These Days Can Use Explosion)

    - Toxic
    - Iron Defense
    - Sandstorm
    - Explosion
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Sturdy
    EVs and Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpAtk); 252 Atk/64 Def/192 SpDef

    Toxic, Iron Defense, and Sandstorm will make it seem like you're playing a defensive set, so they might use Taunt, expecting a switch, and then you use Explosion, destroying whatever was on their field. Of course, you can have a little fun with Toxic stalling in this set if you want.

    Other Options

    Not many. I usually try to make at least four sets for each POTW I do, but Gigalith's movepool is just not diverse enough.

    Swagger confuses your opponent. Use it with Stealth Rock and force a switch.
    Headbutt can cause flinch...in Trick Room, I guess. Not amazing, I know, but I just wanted to mention it.
    Smack Down is a Rock type move with only 50 power, but, hey, it's the only Rock type physical move with 100 accuracy. Making Levitating and Flying type Pokemon vulnerable to Ground type moves is also a plus.
    Gravity allows Levitating and Flying type Pokemon to be able to hit by Ground type moves. It also decreases the Evasion of everything on the field while the move it is active, so it's a viable option in Doubles/Triples.

    Double and Triple Battle Options

    Gigalith is well equipped in Doubles and Triples with Rock Slide, Earthquake, Explosion, and Gravity. They're all pretty handy. Low Speed means you could put it in a Trick Room team.

    Partners

    Flying types for Earthquake, Ghost types for Explosion (or just bring something that has Protect). You could partner Gigalith with a Trick Roomer to compliment its poor Speed. Bronzong makes a great partner because it can learn Trick Room, can Levitate to avoid Earthquake, and with Steel typing and high Defense, can take an Explosion pretty well. Other than those obvious choices, if you have a partner with low accuracy, high power moves, have Gigalith use Gravity for great results. Also try partners with OHKO moves (Fissure, etc.) for devastating results. Sure, those OHKO moves still won't always hit, but they'll be a lot easier to use with Gravity in effect.

    Counters

    Almost any Water type move (you know, cause most of them are Special attacks) will OHKO, except with a Sturdy Gigalith; so bulky Waters will be able to handle Gigalith's attacks and return with an OHKO. Grass type moves are also mostly comprised of Special moves, so they will OHKO as well. With Gigalith's base 130 Defense stat, it would take at least 2 hits from a Physical move to take it down. Entry hazards nullify Sturdy's Focus Sash capability, so they would help. A weather changer can stop Sandstorms to nullify Sand Force.

    Pre-Evolution Corner

    Boldore can really do anything Gigalith does, except maybe for Heavy Slam, because its weight is less than half of Gigalith's. Eviolite also makes Boldore's Defense very impressive.

    Roggenrola has the same sets, has amazing Attack and Defense compared to the majority of Little Cup, and does extremely well in Trick Room. Eviolite makes this thing untouchable from a good amount of Physical attacks.
    Last edited by Airo; 8th April 2012 at 11:25 PM. Reason: Messed up between Calm and Careful natures

  3. #28
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    El Salvador
    Posts
    4

    Default

    My first POTW colaboration!!!!!!


    Trick Room Sweeper
    Gigalith@Life Orb
    Sand Force
    Brave
    252Hp/252 Atk/4 spD
    -Stone Edge/Rock Blast
    -Earthquake
    -Heavy Slam/Explosion
    -Curse/Substitute/Stealth Rock

    This will be awesome(in my opinion) when Sand Force became avalible. The idea is simple, put TR change gigalith and start to sweep, the two first spaces are obvius, EdgeQuake is always good, next is the choose between Heavy Slam and Explotion, for one side Heavy Slam get the boost of SF and Explotion is only for say "Bye-Bye" with Style. In the last slot Curse is the most useful option becoming more "Faster" and powerful to Gogalith but the other two have they uses.

    Is easy to note that this set requier a lot of suport in order to get the goal, the obligatory ones are a sand summoner and a TR user for the first u only have three chooses, select the one u prefer acording
    to the enviorment(Tier, Synergy stc) for the others Reuniclus, Porygon2, Dusclops are good ideas becase they bulk.
    For the last SR suport, Cleric assitence, and other sweepers or any other that you considere precise in synergy with the rest of the team.

    (sorry for the ortography)

  4. #29
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    59

    Default

    Sweet Arceus, this guy has a sucky movepool. There is literally one moveset that works effectively with Gigalith, and that comprises of the EdgeQuake combo, Steath Rock, and Explosion. There, this POTW is done.

    Nah, not really. Despite the tiny movepool, Gigalith does have an impressive base 135 Attack and 130 Defense, making for quite the tank. Unfortunately, base 70 Special Defense makes it easy to overcome with a Special attacker. For this reason, Always, ALWAYS have Sandstorm support for Gigalith! Its Rock-typing grants it a much needed Special Defense boost in Sandstorms, so USE IT.

    On a slight tangent, I really don’t get why Gigalith doesn’t have Gyro Ball, but it can be bred Autotomize – because base 25 Speed is so worth the time to boost! Plus, I personally think he looks kinda cool. Anyways, on with the movesets.

    Abilities:
    Sturdy – If Gigalith has full HP, it will survive a 1-hit KO. For Gigalith, this ability is just “ok”. If a Physical attack is thrown its way, it should be able to absorb it, rendering this ability useless. Sure, this will come in handy if it’s hit with a Special attack, but considering how slow it is it’ll most likely bite the dust next turn. Still, Sturdy at the very least will guarantee Gigalith can cripple an opponent at least once. Until Sand Force comes out, it’s an ok ability to have.

    Sand Force (Dream World, currently unavailable) – Boosts Gigalith’s Rock-, Ground-, and Steel-type moves in a Sandstorm by about 33%. For Gigalith, this is like a free Life Orb boost without the recoil! Shame it’s not out, but when it does, it’ll add even more raw power to this rock goliath.


    Already posted a bajillion times
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Sand Force
    EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Sp. Def / 4 Def
    Nature: Careful (+Sp. Def, -Sp. Atk)
    - Stone Edge / Rock Slide
    - Earthquake
    - Stealth Rock
    - Explosion / Toxic / Gravity

    Gigalith’s Rock-typing grants a 50% increase in its Special Defense in a Sandstorm, meaning it’ll go from lackluster base 70 to a nice 105; EV investment includes Special Defense to ensure it has as much bulk as possible for any attack. Stone Edge and Earthquake form the EdgeQuake combo; Rock Slide can be substituted for better accuracy. Stealth Rock can mess up many Pokémon with the health drop, especially others with Sturdy.

    There are a few choices for the final slot. Explosion, even if it has been “nerfed” in gen V, can be used as a last-ditch effort to punch a hole in the opponent’s team. Toxic could be used on physically bulkier Pokémon that give Gigalith a hard time. Gravity is a gimmicky choice, but I’ve observed several performing a semi-interesting strategy with it. With Gravity in effect, even Levitators will be damaged by Stealth Rock.

    Sand Force increases Gigalith’s Rock and Ground options during Sandstorm. Again, though, Sturdy isn’t too terrible an option until Sand Force is out.

    Leftovers is the only way Gigalith can recover health (besides Rest, which is negligible).
    I'm thinking about creating a printer-friendly Pokédex guidebook for Black and White versions. Let me know what you think about it here.


  5. #30
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    look behind you
    Posts
    624

    Default

    Stealth rocker
    Life orb
    sturdy
    Adament
    stealth rock
    Explosion
    Stone Edge/Rock Blast/Rock Slide
    Earthquake

    252 Attack 252 Defense and give the rest to the hp
    Last edited by cookies kill you; 8th April 2012 at 11:28 PM.
    3DS FC 1220 - 6490 - 8008

  6. #31
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    third moon of endor
    Posts
    356

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by x_vandslaux_x View Post
    Congratulations, your set can 6HKO specially defensive MixTar with SolarBeam. And that's assuming it's not Sassy.

    0SpAtk Gigalith (-SAtk) SolarBeam in Sandstorm vs 252HP/0SpDef Leftovers Tyranitar (Neutral): 16% - 20% (68 - 82 HP). Guaranteed 6HKO.

    Sassy:

    0SpAtk Gigalith (-SAtk) SolarBeam in Sandstorm vs 252HP/0SpDef Leftovers Tyranitar (+SpDef): 15% - 18% (64 - 76 HP). Guaranteed 7HKO.

    Edit: Your set 8HKOes the mixed attacker set on Smogon's analysis. And 9HKOes max HP/SpD.

    0SpAtk Gigalith (-SAtk) SolarBeam in Sandstorm vs 252HP/192SpDef Leftovers Tyranitar (+SpDef): 13% - 15% (54 - 64 HP). Guaranteed 8HKO.

    0SpAtk Gigalith (-SAtk) SolarBeam in Sandstorm vs 252HP/252SpDef Leftovers Tyranitar (+SpDef): 12% - 14% (50 - 60 HP). Guaranteed 9HKO.
    Sorry that I wrote the wrong Ev's and Nature guys. Shoot me. I mixed it up with another set I was writting at the same time. You could have just left it at. You did something wrong no need to go crazy......

  7. #32
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Kicking some grass
    Posts
    341

    Default

    Another good counter is mienshao. Fake out+fighting type move=2HKO
    Try this set as well
    Sandfreak
    Brave
    Stone edge
    Earthquake
    Explosion
    Heavy bomber/facade
    Item:air balloon/iron ball
    Nature sand rush
    Use this on a sandstorm+trickroom set. EVERYTHING WATCH OUT!!!!!
    Massive destruction with all moves.
    Gimmiky and good if done correctly. Partners here are hippowdon/ tyranitar and bronzong with trickroom. Counters are anything slower,that resists sandstorm,eg steelix.
    Iron ball means flying types watch out for earthquake, so hard to switch to

  8. #33
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    483

    Default

    Other Usable Moves
    -Rock Blast - Look at 'lith's Attack. Now back to the enemy Substitute. Now back to 'lith's Attack. Now back to the enemy Substitute. Now back to 'lith's Attack. Sadly, your opponent's Substitute won't survive long with a STAB boosted, Base 25 Power, Multi-hit Move against lith's Base 135 Attack.
    -Headbutt & Rock Slide - Look again. You're now in Trick Room Flinch-hax territory. The opponent will be frustrated beyond measure.
    -Rock Smash - Presto. You can hit harder after a Defense debuff affects your opponent.
    -Protect - BAM!!! You're now a scout.

    *says Gigalith like the Pokemon would repeatedly to the Old Spice Deodorant theme*
    Pokémon X Friend Safari: Snover, Bergmite, Piloswine.

    Ever see a Corsola 1-shot an Uber? Arceus bless Pokemon Stadium 2...
    WARNING: Strong profanity and extreme hilarity in this video. Viewer discretion and pointing-and-laughing advised.

  9. #34
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    11

    Default

    Gigalith is one of the very few examples of a Stealth Rock pokemon introduced in Gen 5. Combined with great attack, slightly lower but very good Defence, fairly okay Sp. Defence, this thing can tear up things pretty easily. Then theres that REALLY low speed stat, but hey, its a rock pokemon. Isn't it tradition to make every Rock pokemon slow as heck?

    "Stealth Gigalith"
    Ability: Sturdy
    Moves:
    Stealth Rock
    Stone Edge
    Earthquake
    Curse/Explosion
    EVs: 252 Attack and Defence. 6 HP
    Brave Nature (+Attack, -Defence)
    Item: Leftovers/Normal Gem

    This set pretty much revolves around the usage of Stealth Rock, then Swith it out with whatever to keep it from dying to early to sweep. When it comes out again, use Curse (if its an option) at least once, then the massacre can begin. Stone Edge is really powerful without STAB and a powerful pokemon to back it up, and Earthquake is the primary Physical move. If Curse isnt an option, and Gigalith's HP gets too low for comfort, Explosion can usually get the job done easily.
    Leftovers are if your confident Gigalith can recover enough HP to let Sturdy activate again, and the Normal Gem is only if you are desperate to make Explosion KO at least one pokemon.
    73% of teenagers would cry if they saw Justin Bieber standing on top of a skyscraper about to jump. If you are the 27% sitting there with popcorn and 3D glasses, screaming "DO A BACKFLIP!", copy and paste this in your signature

  10. #35
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    2,151

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Serebii View Post
    Seems Tangrowth didn't get much love so we have an Unova Pokémon today
    lol its not that Tangrowth didn't get love, its that there are only a few things that it can do. We should do more interesting Pokemon.. Come on, Gigalith? What does it do. Stone Edge?

  11. #36
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    135

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Harvest View Post
    lol its not that Tangrowth didn't get love, its that there are only a few things that it can do. We should do more interesting Pokemon.. Come on, Gigalith? What does it do. Stone Edge?
    Hey hey...it doesnt just stone edge! It explodes too!

  12. #37
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Kicking some grass
    Posts
    341

    Default

    More counters: ghost types in general. Resist explosion and wreak it with will-o-wisp. Dusknoir is awsome here, as it has decent defences, and can pack a punch. Giritina (o) resists earthquake (if no iron ball)and explosion and smashes it if it has protect. Lucario has bone rush,so good honest damage done here, could 1even ko gigalith.

    Overall, with so little to use, I prefer golem to gigalith, as it runs the same sets, but better.

  13. #38

    Default

    Some more counters. Flygon resists Edgequake and if it carries a Life Orb or Choice Band it can 2KO back with STAB Earthquake. Claydol also resists Edgequake and can fight back with Earth Power. Metagross has the same physical stats as Gigalith, but it gets better speed and it gets STAB on Meteor Mash while Gigalith does not get STAB on Earthquake. Curselax can also bring Gigalith down over time if Giga doesn't run Curse itself. Marowaks Bonemerang bypasses Sturdy and can cause a OHKO I think on not too defensive sets. Swampert also generally fights back well with Earthquake, especially Curse variants. Torterra resists Edgequake and can fight back with either of its STAB moves. Ferrothorn can also set up on it with Curse and use Power whip.

    A good thing is that all of those counters apart from Snorlax are also immune to Sandstorm.
    Master balls are the cheapest thing ever invented. It's more fun catching everything with balls that can fail. 'caught Latios in the wild without master ball ftw'

  14. #39
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    483

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sceptile Leaf Blade View Post
    Some more counters. Flygon resists Edgequake and if it carries a Life Orb or Choice Band it can 2KO back with STAB Earthquake. Claydol also resists Edgequake and can fight back with Earth Power. Metagross has the same physical stats as Gigalith, but it gets better speed and it gets STAB on Meteor Mash while Gigalith does not get STAB on Earthquake. Curselax can also bring Gigalith down over time if Giga doesn't run Curse itself. Marowaks Bonemerang bypasses Sturdy and can cause a OHKO I think on not too defensive sets. Swampert also generally fights back well with Earthquake, especially Curse variants. Torterra resists Edgequake and can fight back with either of its STAB moves. Ferrothorn can also set up on it with Curse and use Power whip.

    A good thing is that all of those counters apart from Snorlax are also immune to Sandstorm.
    A lucky use of Scald that scores a Burn is an effective 1HKO. Omastar is also Sandstorm-immune and has STAB Scald. Golduck has access to Cloud Nine Ability and STAB Scald. Speaking of Cloud Nine Ability, Lickilicky can fight back with Muddy Water and tank hits rather well.
    Pokémon X Friend Safari: Snover, Bergmite, Piloswine.

    Ever see a Corsola 1-shot an Uber? Arceus bless Pokemon Stadium 2...
    WARNING: Strong profanity and extreme hilarity in this video. Viewer discretion and pointing-and-laughing advised.

  15. #40
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    965

    Default

    Physical Wall Gigalith
    Item Leftover
    Ev 252 Attack 252 Defense 6 HP
    Nature Impish
    Ability Sturdy
    Move Set
    Earthquake
    Stone Edge
    Stealth Rock
    Curse
    Earthquake help you to super effective rock, steel, fire, electric and poison, also it has high base power, the power is 100. Stone Edge has a good coverage with Earthquake, also it has STAB. Stealth Rock really annoy your opponent, also it make your opponent think hard to switch Pokemon or not. Curse will make Gigalith gain Attack and Defense which make Gigalith hard to defeat, Gigalith don't care Speed much.

  16. #41
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    193

    Default

    Personally, there's not alot to go with. Espically, when Sturdy is the only availiable ability.

    Personal Moveset:
    Item: Muscle Band/Life Orb
    Brave Nature
    Stone Edge/Rock Slide/Smack Down
    Earthquake
    Curse
    Gravity

    Partners:
    Sandstorm-Users like Tyranitar
    Trick Room-Users
    Heal Pulse-users like Gardevoir to help recover HP.
    Helping Hand-Users
    Tropius/Jumpluff cover most of Gigalith's weaknesses.

    Countering:
    A defensive pokemon with high sp attack and special Water/Grass/Fighting/Ground/Steel-type attacks to go after Gigalith's low Sp Defense.
    Counter-users because its stats and mostly physical moveset.
    Last edited by sbktdreed; 10th April 2012 at 6:02 AM. Reason: In response to others
    Got Pokémon X. Intend to get either Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire.
    No info about my Friend Safari.
    Vivillon Pattern: Polar
    Looking for nicknamed, shiny, and/or have a hidden ability in GTS and may battle at anytime.
    If interested, send a private message with your ID #.

  17. #42
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    537

    Default

    Please don't use solar beam on sets it is pitiful...

    I searched all 3 pages and didn't see a subtitute set

    my bad pun list:
    Rocky rock
    Rock n' Roll
    Giga Impact joke set
    Quakedge

    Sub + 3 attacks
    @ Leftovers
    252 HP/252 attack/4 defense
    Adamant/Brave
    Sturdy (use sand force once realesed)
    -Stone edge
    -Earthquake
    -Heavy Slam/Stealth Rock
    -Subtitute

    Subtitute +3 attacks normally fast pokemon do it but you know trick room or just forcing pokemons like swellow or choiced pokemon out and you can set up subtitute with good defense then you know what it talked all over the thread quakeedge + this steel move that everyone wish it was gyroball.


    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Oak
    Only two things are infinite, the universe and the amount of zubat in caves, and I'm not sure about the former.
    Shortcut to damage calculator

  18. #43
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    479

    Default

    Salamance@Dragon Gem
    Moxie
    Jolly
    252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP

    - Dragon Dance
    - Fire Blast
    - Earthquake
    - Dragon Claw

    Has a great chance to sweep if it can take down weakened steel types with fire blast (best in the sun) or can outspeed pokemon that will use ice attacks. Biggest weakness is Ice Shard users, but it can take some non-boosted priority moves.

  19. #44
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Kicking some grass
    Posts
    341

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondClass View Post
    Salamance@Dragon Gem
    Moxie
    Jolly
    252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP

    - Dragon Dance
    - Fire Blast
    - Earthquake
    - Dragon Claw

    Has a great chance to sweep if it can take down weakened steel types with fire blast (best in the sun) or can outspeed pokemon that will use ice attacks. Biggest weakness is Ice Shard users, but it can take some non-boosted priority moves.
    I thought this week was gigalith, not salamence.
    Anyway, good thing for gigalith is that it could do serious damage in sandstorm, with its dream world ability.
    Good items:
    air ballon-negates ground moves
    passho/chople berry-powered down water/fighting moves
    focus sash-basically sturdy in item form. ONLY USE IF USING DW ABILITY
    Iron ball-brings down levitators and flying types, and makes it super useful in a trick room set.

  20. #45
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    13

    Default

    Small movepool, great attack and defense stats. I'm not gonna bother with a set right now. I'll just review abilities and uses etc.

    Sturdy - Good ability, considering Gigalith's sub-par special defense.
    Sand Force - Not as good as sturdy, since Gigalith's movepool mainly make it a staller. Still works with Stone Edge and Earthquake, which are used on almost all Gigalith sets.

    Counters
    Taunt should be used before anything else so Gigalith can't set up Stealth Rock or Toxic. Common NU attackers, especially Torterra, as it resists Stone Edge, Earthquake, and doesn't take to much from Heavy Slam, can finish Gigalith with their STAB moves.
    DW Pokemon I can offer:

  21. #46
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Why do you need to know
    Posts
    1,924

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sbktdreed View Post
    Personally, there's not alot to go with. Espically, when Sturdy is the only availiable ability.

    Personal Moveset:
    Item: Muscle Band/Power Herb
    Brave Nature
    Stone Edge/Power Gem/Smack Down
    Earthquake
    Solarbeam/Flash Cannon
    Curse/Gravity/Sandstorm/Rock Smash

    Partners:
    Sandstorm-Users
    Trick Room-Users
    Tropius/Jumpluff cover most of Gigalith's weaknesses
    Heal Pulse-users like Gardevoir to help recover HP.

    Countering:
    A defensive pokemon with high sp attack and special Water/Grass/Fighting/Ground/Steel-type attacks like Cloyster or Energy Ball-Cofagrigus.
    Counter-users
    Hail-users, espically Abomasnow, with a special move that gives enough damage that Hail will do the rest.
    Stone Edge kills Cloyster.
    Cofagrigus never runs Energy Ball. WoW will deal with Giga just fine.
    How will Abomasnow counter Gigalith? At the very least, Aboma will die as well.
    Counter sucks, it's unreliable. Also, SR says hi to Sashed Counter.
    Heal Pulse only works in multi battles. And I would use Chansey if I was playing doubles anyway.
    Tyranitar>Sandstorm.
    Rock Smash is redundant with EQ.
    Never use special attacks on Gigalith.
    The fourth slot should usually go to SR.

    Also, no Explosion?


    Credit to Beck for the RNG userbar.
    As of August 18th 2012, I resigned as a CG leader.

  22. #47
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    479

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by philzone View Post
    I thought this week was gigalith, not salamence.
    Anyway, good thing for gigalith is that it could do serious damage in sandstorm, with its dream world ability.
    Good items:
    air ballon-negates ground moves
    passho/chople berry-powered down water/fighting moves
    focus sash-basically sturdy in item form. ONLY USE IF USING DW ABILITY
    Iron ball-brings down levitators and flying types, and makes it super useful in a trick room set.
    Air balloon is probably the best item out of all those. Comes real useful when you can predict correctly.

  23. #48
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    537

    Default

    Let's make it clear:
    In my point of view

    Movepool(STAB bolded):

    Main options:Stone edge,Earthquake,Heavy Slam,Explosion,Stealth Rock.
    Usable: Subtitute,Toxic,Curse,Rock Slide,Rest,:Sandstorm in lower tiers + Sand Force:,Return,Protect.
    Gimmick: Gravity, Rock Polish/Autotomize,Smack Down,Bulldoze.
    Useless: Special moves,Giga Impact.

    But why no body mentioned Return it can hit flygon and claydol which some people mentioned them as counter.

    Items:
    Main:Leftovers,Normal Gem,Choice Band.
    Usable:Life Orb,weakening berries(doubles),Air Balloon,expert belt,Chesto Berry.
    Extreamly useful: Choice specs,choice scarf


    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Oak
    Only two things are infinite, the universe and the amount of zubat in caves, and I'm not sure about the former.
    Shortcut to damage calculator

  24. #49
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    148

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Harvest View Post
    lol its not that Tangrowth didn't get love, its that there are only a few things that it can do. We should do more interesting Pokemon.. Come on, Gigalith? What does it do. Stone Edge?
    LOL!!! I love tangrowth... and Gigalith!
    Unfortunately, if you navigate through this POTW discussion you can see that most of the users posted somewhat the same set. Few tried to be creative but lets face it, gimmick gigalith is bad, Very VERY bad!!!

    The first time I saw gigalith I was like Wow!! this guy can punch! Very high attack, very high defense, Fair HP and Sp DEF and a speed that is perfect for trick room and a great design too. After further inspections I realized that it has ONE usable set and only ONE due to it's riddiculously bad movepool!

    However this set is not bad at all, sure it is all it can do but it's really good. Access to quake-edge combo pretty much hits hard a lot of pokemon, stealth rock is very good on a leading set (wich is how gigalith should be always used) and explosion to go out in style.

    Gigalith is a very good suicide lead in this game, team preview killed it a bit, but access to sturdy means that at least it gets to lay down stelth rocks.
    Sandstorm helps this pokemon so does trick room but can function relatively well without them (Mainly being a lead).

  25. #50
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    172

    Default

    Gigalith's stats are pretty good (except for speed). It has an awesome ability in Sturdy. Beyond that, Gigalith is very unspectacular. Gigalith features the basics of what Rock types are about. High attack and defense, low speed, and Sturdy ability. Gigalith puts these features to the extreme. The movepool is small. Except for one thing: Gravity. Gravity is the one thing that sets Gigalith apart from other Rock types. Lets check a moveset.

    Compact Jupiter
    Nature: Sassy
    EVs: 252 Special Defense and HP, 4 attack
    @: Leftovers

    Gravity
    Stone Edge
    Earthquake
    Explosion/Stealth Rock

    Gravity is Gravity. It does what it does. Stone Edge is STAB, Earthquake complements STAB and Gravity. Explosion is the best choice for the fourth slot, but Stealth Rock can be used.
    I claim Buizel.

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •