In Pokemon GO, Gigalith is a strong attacker and defender in both PvP and PvE. With a base Attack of 226, and Defence coming in not far behind at 201, this rocky lad would make a fine addition to any team.
Picked up a Roggenrola during its Pokemon GO Community Day on September 18th? You might be wondering what the best moveset for its final evolution, Gigalith, is. The answer to that, of course, depends on what role your new rocky pal will take on your team. Whether you’re training your Gigalith for Raids, gym battles, or the GO Battle League, here is the moveset that will be best for you.
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Pokemon GO Gigalith: Best Moveset For PvP
If you evolved a Roggenrola into Gigalith during the Community Day, it will have the charged attack Meteor Beam as part of its moveset. However, Gigalith is a Rock-type Pokémon, which makes it weak against Fighting, Ground, Steel, Water, and Grass moves. Ouch.
This means that Meteor Beam, whilst a strong move, isn’t the best choice for Gigalith. Instead, you should look to cover off some of those weaknesses with the powerful Grass-type move Solar Beam. Pair this with the STAB (same-type-attack-bonus) of Smack Down, and you’ll get to take advantage of that high base attack Gigalith has.
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Pokemon GO Gigalith: Best Moveset For PvE
PvE content in Pokemon GO, such as raids and gyms, will also benefit from the Solar Beam/Smack Down move combination. This is because this move combination has the highest total DPS. For an offensive build, Smack Down deals 16 DPS (Damage Per Second), while Solar Beam can sweep with 36.7 DPS. Solar Beam also makes for a fantastic counter against those pesky Ground and Water-type opponents, who can deal 160% damage if they land a hit on Gigalith.
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