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Cofagrigus (GP 2/2)

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  1. Endorfins

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    [Overview]

    <p>Finally uncovered after decades of slumbering beneath the ancient pyramids of Egypt, Cofagrigus continues to serve its master with undying dedication. Its amazing physical bulk stops most physical attacks, while its Ghost typing blocks Rapid Spin, keeping any entry hazards on your opponent's side of the field. Cofagrigus's unique ability Mummy acts like a curse, afflicting all those who dare to disturb the coffin; Pokemon such as Medicham and Hitmonchan who are dependent on their abilities will find themselves in a hopeless situation. One might think that such a defensively-oriented Pokemon would be unable to deal much damage; however, Cofagrigus's good base 95 Special Attack allows it to annihilate frail sweepers and even sweep itself with the aid of Nasty Plot and Trick Room, which turns Cofagrigus's low Speed into a terrifying asset. Unfortunately, years of waiting in dusty tombs have taken a toll on Cofagrigus's health. Its HP stat is abysmal, and its Special Defense is only average; Cofagrigus can easily be broken by powerful special attacks such as Moltres's Fire Blast. However, Cofagrigus's perfect blend of offense and defense ensures that it continues to be a common sight on RU battlefields.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Offensive Trick Room
    move 1: Trick Room
    move 2: Nasty Plot
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Quiet
    evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
    ivs: 2 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Cofagrigus's Special Attack only sits at a modest base 95, it can quickly boost its Special Attack to terrifying levels with Nasty Plot. Cofagrigus's pitiful Speed also appears to hold it back from sweeping, yet Cofagrigus can once again turn the tables on its foe with Trick Room. With Trick Room in effect, Cofagrigus suddenly turns from slow as molasses to a speed demon capable of outpacing the majority of the tier. Even with investment in its offenses, Cofagrigus's natural defensive prowess ensures that it can comfortably set up both Nasty Plot and Trick Room before decimating the opponent. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus's most powerful attack; it has STAB and no negative side effects, meaning that it can be reliably used. Hidden Power Fighting provides perfect two move coverage with Shadow Ball, taking down the Dark-, Normal-, and Steel-types that resist Shadow Ball. Cofagrigus is a unique sweeper in a tier that consists of many fast Pokemon such as Sceptile and Manectric; Trick Room turns most offensive teams' greatest advantage into a liability.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Special Attack is maximized and a Quiet nature is used to give Cofagrigus's attacks as much power as possible. As Cofagrigus will be using Trick Room to sweep, no Speed EVs and a Quiet nature ensure that Cofagrigus will be as fast as possible under Trick Room. Cofagrigus's Speed IV is also lowered to further reduce its Speed. However, 2 Speed IVs are kept so Hidden Power Fighting hits with 70 Base Power. Although a Life Orb may seem a natural fit on a Pokemon as offensive as Cofagrigus, Leftovers is actually the main item as Cofagrigus will need to rely on its valuable bulk to set up both Trick Room and Nasty Plot. However, Life Orb can still be used if you want the extra power. Hidden Power Ground has similar coverage with Hidden Power Fighting; however, it hits Pokemon such as Lanturn, Drapion, and Nidoqueen harder than Hidden Power Fighting. Keep in mind though, that with Hidden Power Ground, Cofagrigus is unable to hit Pokemon such as Clefable and Braviary.</p>

    <p>While Cofagrigus has an excellent Defense stat, its Special Defense leaves it vulnerable to common special attackers. Therefore, a sturdy special wall such as Clefable is an excellent teammate. Not only does Clefable comfortably sponge special attacks, it can also support Cofagrigus with Wish and Heal Bell. In return, Cofagrigus can absorb Fighting-type attacks and set up on powerful physical attackers that threaten Clefable. Offensively, Aggron is also an excellent teammate as it covers Cofagrigus's weaknesses to Dark- and Ghost-type attacks while Cofagrigus takes Fighting-type attacks. Entry hazards can help Cofagrigus's sweep immensely; with the support of Stealth Rock, Cofagrigus can OHKO Steelix, Electivire, and Typhlosion at +2. As Cofagrigus is a Ghost-type, it can keep entry hazards on your opponent's side of the field by blocking any attempts to use Rapid Spin.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Defensive
    move 1: Shadow Ball
    move 2: Will-O-Wisp
    move 3: Haze
    move 4: Pain Split
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 152 Def / 104 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Cofagrigus can take advantage of its excellent defensive stats with a defensive set. In a tier filled with Fighting-types, Cofagrigus finds many opportunities to switch in and cripple something with Will-O-Wisp. Almost every unboosted physical attacker that cannot hit Cofagrigus super effectively will be unable to 2HKO it. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus's STAB move of choice, and even without investment, it hits fairly hard thanks to STAB and Cofagrigus's base 95 Special Attack. Will-O-Wisp builds up residual damage on the opponent and maims any physical attacker hoping to set up on Cofagrigus. Haze removes stat boosts from greedy Pokemon such as Substitute + Calm Mind Uxie and Lilligant who look to use Cofagrigus as setup bait. Lastly, Pain Split is Cofagrigus's most reliable healing move. Cofagrigus's rather small HP stat means that it can often suck large amounts of HP back; however, it is far less effective if your opponent is also low on HP.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The Defense EVs ensure that a +2 Life Orb Stone Edge from Kabutops will not be able to OHKO Cofagrigus after Stealth Rock and a round of Leftovers. However, the spreading of the defensive EVs is flexible and can be tailored to your needs; keep in mind, though, that Cofagrigus should always invest fully in HP. A Bold nature raises Cofagrigus's excellent Defense stat even further, and Leftovers provides much needed recovery. If Pain Split is too unreliable for your tastes, Rest can be used as an alternative way to recover lost health as well as remove status effects from Cofagrigus. By replacing Haze with Sleep Talk, Cofagrigus can run the popular RestTalk combination to continuously wall threats. However, the loss of Haze means that Cofagrigus is much easier to set up on.</p>

    <p>Although Cofagrigus is extremely bulky physically, it struggles against special sweepers such as Moltres and Lilligant who can annihilate Cofagrigus with powerful STAB special attacks. Specially defensive Pokemon, such as Clefable and Lickilicky, are thus excellent teammates who not only take special attacks for Cofagrigus, but can also support it with Wish and Heal Bell. Cofagrigus covers their single weakness to Fighting-type attacks with its immunity. Being a defensively-inclined Ghost-type, Cofagrigus is a perfect choice for hazard-stacking teams that rely on setting up entry hazards with Pokemon such as Ferroseed and Steelix. Cofagrigus can keep Rapid Spin users at bay with its immunity to Normal-type attacks. As Cofagrigus is a hard counter to Pokemon such as Gallade, Medicham, and Hitmonchan, any Pokemon that detests Fighting-types will appreciate Cofagrigus as a partner.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Calm Mind
    move 1: Calm Mind
    move 2: Shadow Ball
    move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
    move 4: Rest / Pain Split
    item: Leftovers / Chesto Berry
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Forgoing the more offensive option of Nasty Plot, Cofagrigus can opt to use a bulkier EV spread and a boosting move that also raises Cofagrigus's Special Defense to excellent levels. Cofagrigus can use Calm Mind to slowly boost up before dismantling the opposition with just two moves. Common Cofagrigus switch-ins such as Moltres and Spiritomb will find themselves unable to break through Cofagrigus's outstanding mixed bulk after a few Calm Minds. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus's STAB attack and hits very hard after a couple of Calm Minds, and achieves perfect neutral coverage alongside Hidden Power Fighting which allows Cofagrigus to run a support move in its last slot. Although Rest without Sleep Talk may seem to be an unorthodox choice in such a fast-paced metagame, Cofagrigus can use it well, as after a few boosts, almost nothing will be able to even 3HKO the sturdy coffin. After two Calm Minds, Pokemon such as Modest Life Orb Nidoqueen and Expert Belt Magmortar will be unable to get past Rest Cofagrigus with their strongest STAB attacks. BW's sleep mechanics mean that Pain Split is a viable option, but without Rest, Cofagrigus will be extremely vulnerable to the common Toxic.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs and nature are the standard for a bulky Calm Mind sweeper; HP and Defense are maximized to let Cofagrigus take as many hits as possible while setting up. As Calm Mind will be boosting Cofagrigus's Special Defense stat, no investment in Special Defense is required. Leftovers helps Cofagrigus set up by providing consistent recovery; however, a Chesto Berry can be used to let Cofagrigus instantly wake up after using Rest. Cofagrigus also has access to Sleep Talk, which, in conjunction with Rest, Calm Mind, and Shadow Ball, turns Cofagrigus into an extremely bulky mono-attacker.</p>

    <p>Like any bulky booster, Cofagrigus fears phazers and Taunt users such as Cryogonal and Mandibuzz, the former being able to Haze Cofagrigus's boosts and the latter being able to take any of Cofagrigus's attacks and either Taunt it, phaze it, or cripple it with Toxic. Other Dark-types such as Spiritomb and Drapion are also troublesome, as they can hit Cofagrigus super effectively. Pokemon such as Aggron can switch in on any of the above threats and decimate your opponent's team with Head Smash. As Cofagrigus often chooses to run Rest, a cleric such as Clefable or Lanturn makes for a great teammate. Both can cure Cofagrigus from status, while the former can also pass Wish to it. They can also take on powerful special attackers such as Life Orb Moltres, who can even break through Cofagrigus after a Calm Mind.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Cofagrigus has numerous options that it can employ on both the offensive and defensive sets. In terms of offensive coverage, Cofagrigus has access to powerful special moves such as Psychic, Energy Ball, and Grass Knot. Although these moves can be used for specific targets, Cofagrigus is better off using the excellent coverage of Shadow Ball and Hidden Power Fighting. Defensively, Cofagrigus has numerous unique options as well. Memento can be used to create an optimal setup opportunity for one of Cofagrigus's teammates at the cost of Cofagrigus's life. Curse also cuts short Cofagrigus's life span to drain the opponent's HP every turn, more often than not forcing them to switch. As Cofagrigus's main recovery move depends on your opponent's HP, Cofagrigus can use the arguably more reliable RestTalk combination to fully heal; if you decide to use this method of healing, a Heal Bell or Aromatherapy user is a recommended teammate.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Mandibuzz is a hard counter to Cofagrigus; it can stop its attempts to heal, boost, or status Manidibuzz with Taunt while wearing Cofagrigus down with Toxic. If Cofagrigus has boosted numerous times, Mandibuzz can still win by phazing out Cofagrigus with Whirlwind. Cofagrigus also fears Spiritomb, as the coffin is weak to both of Spiritomb's STAB attacks and cannot hit it super effectively. Although physical variants of Spiritomb fear Will-O-Wisp, it can hit Cofagrigus hard with Pursuit, Sucker Punch, and Shadow Sneak or Trick Cofagrigus a Choice Band, rendering Cofagrigus almost useless. Drapion also checks Cofagrigus with its powerful Dark-type STAB attacks and resistance to Shadow Ball. Although Will-O-Wisp will severely cut Drapion's usefulness, specially defensive variants can Whirlwind Cofagrigus away; furthermore, Drapion can use Taunt to prevent Cofagrigus from setting up or using Will-O-Wisp. Specially defensive Normal-types such as Lickilicky and Munchlax can easily sponge even super effective Hidden Power Fightings and phaze Cofagrigus out with Dragon Tail and Whirlwind, respectively. However, if Cofagrigus is the last Pokemon on the opponent's team and runs Rest, then these special walls will be unable to defeat Cofagrigus. Disruptive moves such as Encore and Trick also hinder Cofagrigus. Priority Encore users such as Whimsicott and Liepard can bypass Trick Room and lock it in to either Trick Room or Nasty Plot. Tricking Cofagrigus a Choice item, especially a Choice Scarf, also hinders Cofagrigus as it relies on boosting and coverage to do damage. Powerful special attackers such as Magmortar and Moltres also do well against Cofagrigus, as they are immune to Will-O-Wisp and can take a Shadow Ball before doing significant damage with Fire Blast. Other ways to render Cofagrigus useless include SubDisable Haunter and Drifblim who can both Disable Shadow Ball and proceed to set up on Cofagrigus. Braviary is immune to Shadow Ball and has enough bulk to take a neutral Hidden Power Fighting before retaliating with Brave Bird, making it a decent check as well. Because Cofagrigus has no reliable recovery move, continuous pressure from hard hitters such as Choice Band Entei and Aggron will quickly send Cofagrigus back to its grave.</p>
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    Definitely agree that the CM set should stay. Just about every offensive check to OTR and Defensive gets manhandled by it. Despite having some coverage issues, CM / Shadow Ball / WoW / Rest isn't bad, and really helps defend against Cofagrigus being overpowered on the physical side. AC mention maybe

    If you have Rest slashed on the CM set, might as well slash it on the defensive set right? Can't think of any reason why it's less important/viable. Plus Clefable is mentioned many times in the analysis for Heal Bell support.

    Dont let Archeops hit you! :P
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    Also mention Chesto + Rest in the defensive set, as well as the possibility of RestTalk in moves 3 and 4.

    Might want to go with 0 Spe IVs on the Offensive Trick Room Cofagrigus (everyone refers to it as OTR ;x) so you don't get smashed by opposing ones with 0 Spe IVs. I don't think the drop in power of HP Fighting makes a difference not sure.
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    Thanks guys!
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    Um did RU QC die or something?
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    Calm Mind cofagrigus gets a definite approval from me, despite being rarely seen its a pain to face and should get more usage, its extremely bulky and can take even STAB crunches without even trying. Band Spiritomb cant touch it without trick, doing 35% max with shadow sneak/pursuit while sucker punch can be stalled out. Its easy as fuck to set up and the payoff is enormous when played correctly. Also, i would slash chestorest but ill leave it up to other QC members to decide that.

    For the OTR set, mention that entry hazards and cofagrigus are a deadly combination, as cofa is a very solid spinblocker and sweeper in one, and appreciates spikes to ease its sweep. mention smeargle as a teammate for this, its the best spiker in the tier for offensive teams imo (although accelgor and scolipede might still be worth it). I know its already mentioned as a teammate, but in my opinion aggron is the best possible partner for cofagrigus, their type synergy is near perfect, and aggron manhandles mandibuzz, spiritomb, most drapion, and cryogonal. While cofagrigus takes on bulky fighters such as poliwrath for aggron smash, so make sure aggron is mentioned as a teammate for all 3 sets.

    Add Haze Cryogonal as a counter, and surprisingly braviary as a check (that thing is a pain in the ass for TR cofa ;_;)


    i might think of more later. But this looks pretty good
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    Thanks Molk :)
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    QC Approved 1/3

    I cant see any other changes that need to be made
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    Thanks Molk :)
    And I agree, Calm Mind Cofagrigus is really an underrated threat, especially with all those Nidoqueen, Magmortar and Moltres running around.
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    On the first set, slash Hex alongside Shadow Ball because Hex has more power against a burned Pokemon.
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    I don't think a mono-attacking Calm Mind RestTalk set would be that bad, but when you talk about it in the AC of Calm Mind, make sure you say that it's kinda outclassed by Spiritomb since Spiritomb can use a STAB move without any immunities.

    EDIT: When I used defensive Cofagrigus I used 248/220+ to avoid the 2HKO from Choice Band Escavalier Iron Head after Stealth Rock, so I could switch in and burn it. I think that's a pretty good spread since it can live a bunch more physical attacks more easily such as Kabutops's Stone Edge and Entei's Flare Blitz.
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    Are you sure? This sounds off.

    I would aim for avoiding the OHKO from +2 Life Orb Adamant Kabutops Stone Edge after SR and 1 turn of Leftovers. I believe this requires 152 Def.

    Mention HP Ground in AC of OTR set.
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    I don't think this is really important since Cofagrigus naturally outspeeds Escavalier anyway. I went with Honko's EV spread so Cofagrigus can spin block better
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    RestTalk in OO, Nidoqueen can 2HKO with Earth Power, and most everything else has been covered.

    [qc]2/3[/qc]
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    This will be written up some time soon
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    [Overview]

    <p>Finally uncovered after decades of slumbering beneath the pyramids of Egypt, Cofagrigus continues to serve its master with undying dedication. Its amazing physical bulk stops most physical attacks, while its Ghost typing blocks Rapid Spin, keeping any entry hazards on your opponent's side of the field. Cofagrigus's unique ability Mummy acts like a curse, afflicting all those who dare to disturb the coffin; Pokemon such as Medicham and Hitmonchan who are dependent on their abilities will find themselves in a hopeless situation. One might think such a defensively-oriented Pokemon would be unable to deal much damage, however Cofagrigus's good base 95 Special Attack allows Cofagrigus to annihilate frail sweepers and even sweep itself with the aid of Nasty Plot and Trick Room, which turns Cofagrigus's low Speed into a terrifying asset. Unfortunately, years of waiting in dusty tombs have taken a toll on Cofagrigus's health. Its HP stat is abysmal, and its Special Defense is only average; Cofagrigus can easily be broken by powerful special attacks such as Moltres's Fire Blast. Cofagrigus's ghostly counterparts Dusknoir and Spiritomb also give Cofagrigus competition when spinblocking. Spiritomb has zero weaknesses courtesy its part Dark typing while Dusknoir has significantly higher Special Defense. However, Cofagrigus's perfect blend of offense and defense ensures that it continues to be a common sight on RU battlefields.</p>


    [SET]
    name: Offensive Trick Room
    move 1: Trick Room
    move 2: Nasty Plot
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Quiet
    evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
    ivs: 2 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Cofagrigus's Special Attack only sits at a modest base 95, it can quickly boost its Special Attack to terrifying levels with Nasty Plot. Cofagrigus's pitiful Speed also appears to hold it back from sweeping, yet Cofagrigus can once again turn the tables on its foe with Trick Room. With Trick Room in effect, Cofagrigus suddenly turns from slow as molasses to a speed demon capable of outpacing the majority of the tier. Even with investment in its offenses, Cofagrigus's natural defensive prowess ensures that it can comfortably set up both Nasty Plot and Trick Room before decimating the opponent. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus's most powerful attack; it has STAB and no side effects, meaning that it can be reliably used. Hidden Power Fighting provides perfect two move coverage with Shadow Ball, taking down the Dark-, Normal-, and Steel-types that resist Shadow Ball. Cofagrigus is a unique sweeper in a tier that consists of many fast Pokemon such as Sceptile and Manectric; Trick Room turns most offensive teams' greatest advantage into a liability.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Special Attack is maximized and a Quiet nature is used to give Cofagrigus's attacks as much power as possible. As Cofagrigus will be using Trick Room to sweep, no Speed EVs and a Quiet nature ensure that Cofagrigus will be as fast as possible under Trick Room. Cofagrigus's Speed IV is also lowered to further reduce its Speed. However, 2 Speed IVs are kept so Hidden Power Fighting hits with 70 Base Power. Although a Life Orb may seem a natural fit on a Pokemon as offensive as Cofagrigus, Leftovers is actually the main item as Cofagrigus will need to rely on its valuable bulk to set up both Trick Room and Nasty Plot. However, Life Orb can still be used if you want the extra power. Hidden Power Ground has similar coverage with Hidden Power Fighting, however it hits Pokemon such as Lanturn, Drapion, and Nidoqueen harder than Hidden Power Fighting. Keep in mind though, that with Hidden Power Ground, Cofagrigus is unable to hit Pokemon such as Swellow and Braviary.</p>

    <p>While Cofagrigus has an excellent Defense stat, its Special Defense leaves it vulnerable to common special attackers. Therefore, a sturdy special wall such as Clefable is an excellent teammate. Not only does Clefable comfortably sponge special attacks, it can also support Cofagrigus with Wish and Heal Bell. In return, Cofagrigus can absorb Fighting-type attacks and set up on powerful physical attackers that threaten Clefable. Offensively, Aggron is also an excellent teammate as it covers Cofagrigus's weaknesses to Dark- and Ghost-type attacks while Cofagrigus takes Fighting-type attacks. Entry hazards can help Cofagrigus's sweep immensely; with the support of Stealth Rock, Cofagrigus can OHKO Steelix, Electivire, and Typhlosion at +2. As Cofagrigus is a Ghost-type, it can keep entry hazards on your opponent's side of the field by blocking any attempts to use Rapid Spin.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Defensive
    move 1: Shadow Ball
    move 2: Will-O-Wisp
    move 3: Haze
    move 4: Pain Split
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 152 Def / 104 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Cofagrigus can take advantage of its excellent defensive stats with a defensive set. In a tier filled with Fighting-types, Cofagrigus finds many opportunities to switch in and cripple something with Will-O-Wisp. Almost every unboosted physical attacker that cannot hit Cofagrigus super effectively will be unable to 2HKO it. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus's STAB move of choice and even without investment, it hits fairly hard thanks to STAB and Cofagrigus's base 95 Special Attack. Will-O-Wisp builds up residual damage on the opponent and maims any physical attacker hoping to setup on Cofagrigus. Haze removes stat boosts from greedy Pokemon such as Substitute + Calm Mind Uxie and Lilligant who look to use Cofagrigus as setup bait. Lastly, Pain Split is Cofagrigus's most reliable healing move. Cofagrigus's rather small HP stat means that it can often suck large amounts of HP back, however it is far less effective if your opponent is also low on HP.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The Defense EVs ensure that a +2 Life Orb Kabutops Stone Edge will not be able to OHKO Cofagrigus after Stealth Rock and a round of Leftovers. However, the spreading of the defensive EVs is flexible and can be tailored to your needs; keep in mind though that Cofagrigus should always invest fully in HP. A Bold nature raises Cofagrigus's excellent Defense stat even further and Leftovers provides much needed recovery. If Pain Split is too unreliable for your tastes, Rest can be used as an alternative way to recover lost health as well as remove status effects from Cofagrigus. By replacing Haze with Sleep Talk, Cofagrigus can run the popular RestTalk combination to continuously wall threats. However, the loss of Haze means that Cofagrigus is much easier to setup on.</p>

    <p>Although Cofagrigus is extremely bulky physically, it struggles against special sweepers such as Moltres and Lilligant who can annihilate Cofagrigus with powerful STAB special attacks. Specially defensive Pokemon, such as Clefable and Licklicky, are thus excellent teammates who not only take special attacks for Cofagrigus, but can also support it with Wish and Heal Bell. Cofagrigus covers their single weakness to Fighting-type attacks with its immunity. Being a defensively-inclined Ghost-type, Cofagrigus is a perfect choice for hazard-stacking teams that rely on keeping entry hazards on the opponent's side of the field to do damage (maybe mention some partners that can set up hazards?). Cofagrigus can keep Rapid Spin users at bay with its immunity to Normal-type attacks. As Cofagrigus is a hard counter to Pokemon such as Gallade, Medicham, and Hitmonchan, any Pokemon that detests Fighting-types will appreciate Cofagrigus as a partner.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Calm Mind
    move 1: Calm Mind
    move 2: Shadow Ball
    move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
    move 4: Rest / Pain Split
    item: Leftovers / Chesto Berry
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Forgoing the more offensive option of Nasty Plot, Cofagrigus can opt to use a bulkier EV spread and a boosting move that also raises Cofagrigus's Special Defense to excellent levels. Cofagrigus can use Calm Mind to slowly boost up before dismantling the opposition with just two moves. Common Cofagrigus switch-ins such as Moltres and Spiritomb will find themselves unable to break through Cofagrigus's outstanding mixed bulk after a few Calm Minds. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus's STAB attack and hits very hard after a couple of Calm Minds, and achieves perfect neutral coverage alongside Hidden Power Fighting, which allows Cofagrigus to run a support move in its last slot. Although Rest without Sleep Talk may seem to be an unorthodox choice in such a fast-paced metagame, Cofagrigus can use it well as after a few boosts, almost nothing will be able to even 3HKO the sturdy coffin. After two Calm Minds, Pokemon such as Modest Life Orb Nidoqueen and Expert Belt Magmortar will be unable to get past Rest Cofagrigus with their strongest STAB attacks. BW's sleep mechanics means that Pain Split is a viable option, but without Rest Cofagrigus will be extremely vulnerable to the common Toxic.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs and nature are the standard for a bulky Calm Mind sweeper; HP and Defense are maximized to let Cofagrigus take as many hits as possible while setting up. As Calm Mind will be boosting Cofagrigus's Special Defense stat, no investment in Special Defense is required. Leftovers helps Cofagrigus to set up, providing consistent recovery, however a Chesto Berry can be used to let Cofagrigus instantly wake up after using Rest. Cofagrigus also has access to Sleep Talk, which in conjunction with Rest, Calm Mind, and Shadow Ball, turns Cofagrigus into an extremely bulky mono-attacker.</p>

    <p>Like any bulky booster, Cofagrigus fears phazers and Taunt users such as Mandibuzz, who can take any of Cofagrigus's attacks and either phaze it or status it. Other Dark-types such as Spiritomb and Drapion are also troublesome as they can hit Cofagrigus super effectively. Pokemon such as Aggron can switch in on any of the above and decimate your opponent's team with Head Smash. As Cofagrigus often chooses to run Rest, a cleric such as Clefable or Lanturn are great teammates. Both can cure Cofagrigus from status, while the former can also Wish pass to it. They can also take on powerful special attackers such as Life Orb Moltres who can even break through Cofagrigus after a Calm Mind.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Cofagrigus has numerous options that it can employ on both the offensive and defensive sets. In terms of offensive coverage, Cofagrigus has access to powerful special moves such as Psychic, Energy Ball, and Grass Knot. Although these moves can be used for specific targets, Cofagrigus is better off using the excellent coverage of Shadow Ball and Hidden Power Fighting. Defensively, Cofagrigus has numerous unique options as well. Memento can be used to create an optimal setup opportunity for one of Cofagrigus's teammates at the cost of Cofagrigus's life, and Curse also cuts short Cofagrigus's life span to drain the opponent's HP every turn, more often than not forcing them to switch. As Cofagrigus's main recovery move depends on your opponent's HP, Cofagrigus can use the arguably more reliable RestTalk combination to heal Cofagrigus up fully. If you decide to use this method of healing, then a Heal Bell or Aromatherapy user is a recommended teammate.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Manidbuzz is a hard counter to Cofagrigus; it can stop its attempts to heal, boost, or status Manidibuzz with Taunt while wearing Cofagrigus down with Toxic. If Cofagrigus has boosted numerous times, Mandibuzz can still win by phazing out Cofagrigus with Whirlwind. Cofagrigus also fears Spiritomb as the coffin is weak to both of Spiritomb's STAB attacks and cannot hit it super effectively. Although physical variants fear Will-O-Wisp, it can hit Cofagrigus hard with Pursuit and Shadow Sneak or Trick Cofagrigus a Choice Band, which will render it almost useless. Drapion also checks Cofagrigus with its powerful Dark-type STAB attacks and resistance to Shadow Ball. Although Will-O-Wisp will severely cut its usefulness, specially defensive variants can Whirlwind Cofagrigus variants away. Specially defensive Normal-types such as Lickilicky and Munchlax can easily sponge even super effective Hidden Power Fightings and phaze Cofagrigus out with Dragon Tail and Whirlwind respectively. However, if Cofagrigus is the last Pokemon on the opponent's team, and runs Rest, then these special walls will be unable to defeat Cofagrigus. Disruptive moves such as Encore and Trick also hinder Cofagrigus. Priority Encore users such as Whimsicott and Liepard can bypass Trick Room and lock it in to either Trick Room or Nasty Plot, and Tricking Cofagrigus a Choice item, especially a Choice Scarf, also hinders Cofagrigus as it relies on boosting and coverage to do damage. Powerful special attackers such as Magmortar and Moltres also work well as they are immune to Will-O-Wisp and can take a Shadow Ball before doing significant damage with Fire Blast. Other ways to render Cofagrigus useless include SubDisable Haunter and Drifblim who can both Disable Shadow Ball and proceed to setup on Cofagrigus. Braviary is immune to Shadow Ball and has enough bulk to take a neutral Hidden Power Fighting before retaliating with Brave Bird, making it a decent check as well. Since Cofagrigus has no reliable recovery move, continuous pressure from hard hitters such as Choice Band Entei and Aggron will quickly send Cofagrigus back to its grave.</p>


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    <p>Finally uncovered after decades of slumbering beneath the ancient pyramids of Egypt, Cofagrigus continues to serve its master with undying dedication. Its amazing physical bulk stops most physical attacks, while its Ghost typing blocks Rapid Spin, keeping any entry hazards on your opponent's side of the field. Cofagrigus' unique ability, (AC) Mummy, (AC) acts like a curse, afflicting all those who dare to disturb the coffin; Pokemon such as Medicham and Hitmonchan who are dependent on their abilities will find themselves in a hopeless situation. One might think such a defensively-oriented Pokemon would be unable to deal much damage, but Cofagrigus' good base 95 Special Attack allows it to annihilate frail sweepers and even sweep itself with the aid of Nasty Plot and Trick Room, which turns Cofagrigus' low Speed into a terrifying asset. Unfortunately, years of waiting in dusty tombs have taken a toll on Cofagrigus' health. Its HP stat is abysmal, and its Special Defense is only average; Cofagrigus can easily be broken by powerful special attacks such as Moltres' Fire Blast. Cofagrigus' ghostly counterparts Dusknoir and Spiritomb also give Cofagrigus competition in spinblocking. Spiritomb has zero weaknesses courtesy of its part Dark typing while Dusknoir has significantly higher Special Defense. However, Cofagrigus' perfect blend of offense and defense ensures that it continues to be a common sight on RU battlefields.</p>


    [SET]
    name: Offensive Trick Room
    move 1: Trick Room
    move 2: Nasty Plot
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Quiet
    evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
    ivs: 2 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Cofagrigus's Special Attack only sits at a modest base 95, it can quickly boost it to terrifying levels with Nasty Plot. Cofagrigus' pitiful Speed also appears to hold it back from sweeping, yet Cofagrigus can once again turn the tables on its foe with Trick Room. With Trick Room in effect, Cofagrigus suddenly turns from slow as molasses to a speed demon capable of outpacing the majority of the tier. Even with investment in its offenses, Cofagrigus' natural defensive prowess ensures that it can comfortably set up both Nasty Plot and Trick Room before decimating the opponent. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus's most powerful attack; it has STAB and no negative side effects, meaning that it can be reliably used. Hidden Power Fighting provides perfect two move coverage with Shadow Ball, taking down the Dark-, Normal-, and Steel-types that resist Shadow Ball. Cofagrigus is a unique sweeper in a tier that consists of many fast Pokemon such as Sceptile and Manectric; Trick Room turns most offensive teams' greatest advantage into a liability.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Special Attack is maximized and a Quiet nature is used to give Cofagrigus' attacks as much power as possible. As Cofagrigus will be using Trick Room to sweep, no Speed EVs and a Quiet nature ensure that Cofagrigus will be as fast as possible under Trick Room. Cofagrigus' Speed IVs are also lowered to further reduce its Speed. However, 2 Speed IVs are kept so Hidden Power Fighting hits with 70 Base Power. Although a Life Orb may seem a natural fit on a Pokemon as offensive as Cofagrigus, Leftovers is actually the main item as Cofagrigus will need to rely on its valuable bulk to set up both Trick Room and Nasty Plot. However, Life Orb can still be used if you want the extra power. Hidden Power Ground has similar coverage with Hidden Power Fighting, hitting Pokemon such as Lanturn, Drapion, and Nidoqueen harder than Hidden Power Fighting. Keep in mind, (AC) though, that with Hidden Power Ground, Cofagrigus is unable to hit Pokemon such as Swellow and Braviary.</p>

    <p>While Cofagrigus has an excellent Defense stat, its Special Defense leaves it vulnerable to common special attackers. Therefore, a sturdy special wall such as Clefable is an excellent teammate. Not only does Clefable comfortably sponge special attacks, it can also support Cofagrigus with Wish and Heal Bell. In return, Cofagrigus can absorb Fighting-type attacks and set up on powerful physical attackers that threaten Clefable. Offensively, Aggron is also an excellent teammate as it covers Cofagrigus' weaknesses to Dark- and Ghost-type attacks while Cofagrigus takes Fighting-type attacks. Entry hazards can help Cofagrigus' sweep immensely; with the support of Stealth Rock, Cofagrigus can OHKO Steelix, Electivire, and Typhlosion at +2. As Cofagrigus is a Ghost-type, it can keep entry hazards on your opponent's side of the field by blocking any attempts to use Rapid Spin.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Defensive
    move 1: Shadow Ball
    move 2: Will-O-Wisp
    move 3: Haze
    move 4: Pain Split
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 152 Def / 104 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Cofagrigus can take advantage of its excellent defensive stats with a defensive set. In a tier filled with Fighting-types, Cofagrigus finds many opportunities to switch in and cripple something with Will-O-Wisp. Almost every unboosted physical attacker that cannot hit Cofagrigus super effectively will be unable to 2HKO it Before a Will-O-Wisp or after? Be sure to mention that. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus' STAB move of choice and even without investment, it hits fairly hard thanks to STAB and Cofagrigus' base 95 Special Attack. Will-O-Wisp builds up residual damage on the opponent and maims any physical attacker hoping to set up on Cofagrigus. Haze removes stat boosts from greedy Pokemon such as Substitute + Calm Mind Uxie and Lilligant who look to use Cofagrigus as setup bait. Lastly, Pain Split is Cofagrigus' most reliable healing move. Cofagrigus' rather small HP stat means that it can often suck large amounts of HP back, but it is far less effective if your opponent is also low on HP.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The Defense EVs ensure that a +2 Life Orb Kabutops Stone Edge will not be able to OHKO Cofagrigus after Stealth Rock and a round of Leftovers. However, the spreading of the defensive EVs is flexible and can be tailored to your needs; keep in mind though that Cofagrigus should always invest fully in HP. A Bold nature raises Cofagrigus' excellent Defense stat even further and Leftovers provides much needed recovery. If Pain Split is too unreliable for your tastes, Rest can be used as an alternative way to recover lost health as well as remove status effects from Cofagrigus. By replacing Haze with Sleep Talk, Cofagrigus can run the popular RestTalk combination to continuously wall threats. However, the loss of Haze means that Cofagrigus is much easier to set up on.</p>

    <p>Although Cofagrigus is extremely bulky physically, it struggles against special sweepers such as Moltres and Lilligant who can annihilate Cofagrigus with powerful STAB special attacks. Specially defensive Pokemon, such as Clefable and Licklicky, are thus excellent teammates who not only take special attacks for Cofagrigus, (RC) but can also support it with Wish and Heal Bell. Cofagrigus covers their single weakness to Fighting-type attacks with its immunity. Being a defensively-inclined Ghost-type, Cofagrigus is a perfect choice for hazard-stacking teams that rely on setting up entry hazards with Pokemon such as Ferroseed and Steelix. Cofagrigus can keep Rapid Spin users at bay with its immunity to Normal-type attacks. Honestly, we know this by now. Anyone who doesn't, well... As Cofagrigus is a hard counter to Pokemon such as Gallade, Medicham, and Hitmonchan, any Pokemon that detests Fighting-types will appreciate Cofagrigus as a partner.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Calm Mind
    move 1: Calm Mind
    move 2: Shadow Ball
    move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
    move 4: Rest / Pain Split
    item: Leftovers / Chesto Berry
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Forgoing the more offensive option of Nasty Plot, Cofagrigus can opt to use a bulkier EV spread and a boosting move that also raises Cofagrigus's Special Defense to excellent levels. Cofagrigus can use Calm Mind to slowly boost up before dismantling the opposition with just two moves. Common Cofagrigus switch-ins such as Moltres and Spiritomb will find themselves unable to break through Cofagrigus' outstanding mixed bulk after a few Calm Minds. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus' STAB attack and hits very hard after a couple of Calm Minds, and achieves perfect neutral coverage alongside Hidden Power Fighting, which allows Cofagrigus to run a support move in its last slot. Although Rest without Sleep Talk may seem to be an unorthodox choice in such a fast-paced metagame, Cofagrigus can use it well, (AC) as after a few boosts, almost nothing will be able to even 3HKO the sturdy coffin. After two Calm Minds, Pokemon such as Modest Life Orb Nidoqueen and Expert Belt Magmortar will be unable to get past Rest Cofagrigus with their strongest STAB attacks. BW's sleep mechanics means that Pain Split is a viable option, but without Rest Cofagrigus will be extremely vulnerable to the common Toxic.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs and nature are the standard for a bulky Calm Mind sweeper; HP and Defense are maximized to let Cofagrigus take as many hits as possible while setting up. As Calm Mind will be boosting Cofagrigus' Special Defense stat, no investment in it is required. Leftovers helps Cofagrigus to set up, providing consistent recovery, but a Chesto Berry can be used to let Cofagrigus instantly wake up after using Rest. Cofagrigus also has access to Sleep Talk, which in conjunction with Rest, Calm Mind, and Shadow Ball, turns Cofagrigus into an extremely bulky mono-attacker. Just make sure that Normal-types are removed before attempting this strategy.</p>

    <p>Like any bulky booster, Cofagrigus fears phazers and Taunt users such as Mandibuzz, who can take any of Cofagrigus' attacks and either phaze it or status it. Other Dark-types such as Spiritomb and Drapion are also troublesome, (AC) as they can hit Cofagrigus super effectively. Pokemon such as Aggron can switch in on any of the above and decimate your opponent's team with Head Smash. As Cofagrigus often chooses to run Rest, a cleric such as Clefable or Lanturn are great teammates. Both can cure Cofagrigus from status, while the former can also Wish pass to it. They can also take on powerful special attackers such as Life Orb Moltres who can even break through Cofagrigus, even after a Calm Mind.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Cofagrigus has numerous options that it can employ on both the offensive and defensive sets. In terms of offensive coverage, Cofagrigus has access to powerful special moves such as Psychic, Energy Ball, and Grass Knot. Although these moves can be used for specific targets, Cofagrigus is better off using the excellent coverage of Shadow Ball and Hidden Power Fighting. Defensively, Cofagrigus has numerous unique options as well. Memento can be used to create an optimal setup opportunity for one of Cofagrigus' teammates at the cost of Cofagrigus' own life, and Curse also cuts short its life span to drain the opponent's HP every turn, more often than not forcing them to switch. As Cofagrigus' main recovery move depends on your opponent's HP, Cofagrigus can use the arguably more reliable RestTalk combination to heal Cofagrigus up fully. If you decide to use this method of healing, then a Heal Bell or Aromatherapy user is a recommended teammate.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Mandibuzz is a hard counter to Cofagrigus; it can stop its attempts to heal, boost, or status Manidibuzz with Taunt while wearing Cofagrigus down with Toxic. If Cofagrigus has boosted numerous times, Mandibuzz can still win by phazing out Cofagrigus with Whirlwind. Cofagrigus also fears Spiritomb, (AC) as the coffin is weak to both of Spiritomb's STAB attacks and cannot hit it super effectively. Although physical variants fear Will-O-Wisp, it can hit Cofagrigus hard with Pursuit and Shadow Sneak or Trick Cofagrigus a Choice Band, which will render it almost useless. Drapion also checks Cofagrigus with its powerful Dark-type STAB attacks and resistance to Shadow Ball. Although Will-O-Wisp will severely cut its usefulness, specially defensive variants can Whirlwind Cofagrigus variants away. Specially defensive Normal-types such as Lickilicky and Munchlax can easily sponge even super effective Hidden Power Fightings and phaze Cofagrigus out with Dragon Tail and Whirlwind, (AC) respectively. However, if Cofagrigus is the last Pokemon on the opponent's team, (RC) and runs Rest, then these special walls will be unable to defeat Cofagrigus. Disruptive moves such as Encore and Trick also hinder Cofagrigus. Priority Encore users such as Whimsicott and Liepard can bypass Trick Room and lock it in to either Trick Room or Nasty Plot, and tricking Cofagrigus a Choice item, especially a Choice Scarf, also hinders Cofagrigus as it relies on boosting and coverage moves to do damage. Powerful special attackers such as Magmortar and Moltres also work well, (AC) as they are immune to Will-O-Wisp and can take a Shadow Ball before doing significant damage with Fire Blast. Other ways to render Cofagrigus useless include SubDisable Haunter and Drifblim, (AC) who can both Disable Shadow Ball and proceed to set up on Cofagrigus. Braviary is immune to Shadow Ball and has enough bulk to take a neutral Hidden Power Fighting before retaliating with Brave Bird, making it a decent check as well. Since Cofagrigus has no reliable recovery move, continuous pressure from hard hitters such as Choice Band Entei and Aggron will quickly send Cofagrigus back to its grave.</p>


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    No that's incorrect, it should be Cofagrigus's

    Also it's spelled Cofagrigus
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    always append 's to a noun when signifying a singular possessive (Latias's Soul Dew) or plural possessive that doesn't end in s (Lucario's Swords Dance), and simply a ' when signifying a plural possessive for a word that ends in s (All Latios' Draco Meteor).

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  23. Oglemi

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    In a normal analysis you're talking about a singular Pokemon, not every one of that species, that's how we've written every analysis thus far. Therefore nearly every instance of Cofagrigus should be of the singular possessive, even when the example applies to the species as a whole.
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    <p>Finally uncovered after decades of slumbering beneath the ancient pyramids of Egypt, Cofagrigus continues to serve its master with undying dedication. Its amazing physical bulk stops most physical attacks, while its Ghost typing blocks Rapid Spin, keeping any entry hazards on your opponent's side of the field. Cofagrigus's unique ability Mummy acts like a curse, afflicting all those who dare to disturb the coffin; Pokemon such as Medicham and Hitmonchan who are dependent on their abilities will find themselves in a hopeless situation. One might think that such a defensively-oriented Pokemon would be unable to deal much damage,; however, Cofagrigus's good base 95 Special Attack allows Cofagrigusit to annihilate frail sweepers and even sweep itself with the aid of Nasty Plot and Trick Room, which turns Cofagrigus's low Speed into a terrifying asset. Unfortunately, years of waiting in dusty tombs have taken a toll on Cofagrigus's health. Its HP stat is abysmal, and its Special Defense is only average; Cofagrigus can easily be broken by powerful special attacks such as Moltres's Fire Blast. However, Cofagrigus's ghostly counterparts Dusknoir and Spiritomb also give Cofagrigus competition when spinblocking. Spiritomb has zero weaknesses courtesy its part Dark typing while Dusknoir has significantly higher Special Defense. However, Cofagrigus's perfect blend of offense and defense ensures that it continues to be a common sight on RU battlefields.</p>perfect blend of offense and defense ensures that it continues to be a common sight on RU battlefields.</p> Dusknoir definitely does not give Cofagrigus competition and Spiritomb is a completely different spinblocker who performs the role very differently!

    [SET]
    name: Offensive Trick Room
    move 1: Trick Room
    move 2: Nasty Plot
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Quiet
    evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
    ivs: 2 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Cofagrigus's Special Attack only sits at a modest base 95, it can quickly boost its Special Attack to terrifying levels with Nasty Plot. Cofagrigus's pitiful Speed also appears to hold it back from sweeping, yet Cofagrigus can once again turn the tables on its foe with Trick Room. With Trick Room in effect, Cofagrigus suddenly turns from slow as molasses to a speed demon capable of outpacing the majority of the tier. Even with investment in its offenses, Cofagrigus's natural defensive prowess ensures that it can comfortably set up both Nasty Plot and Trick Room before decimating the opponent. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus's most powerful attack; it has STAB and no negative side effects, meaning that it can be reliably used. Hidden Power Fighting provides perfect two move coverage with Shadow Ball, taking down the Dark-, Normal-, and Steel-types that resist Shadow Ball. Cofagrigus is a unique sweeper in a tier that consists of many fast Pokemon such as Sceptile and Manectric; Trick Room turns most offensive teams' greatest advantage into a liability.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Special Attack is maximized and a Quiet nature is used to give Cofagrigus's attacks as much power as possible. As Cofagrigus will be using Trick Room to sweep, no Speed EVs and a Quiet nature ensure that Cofagrigus will be as fast as possible under Trick Room. Cofagrigus's Speed IV is also lowered to further reduce its Speed. However, 2 Speed IVs are kept so Hidden Power Fighting hits with 70 Base Power. Although a Life Orb may seem a natural fit on a Pokemon as offensive as Cofagrigus, Leftovers is actually the main item as Cofagrigus will need to rely on its valuable bulk to set up both Trick Room and Nasty Plot. However, Life Orb can still be used if you want the extra power. Hidden Power Ground has similar coverage with Hidden Power Fighting,; however, it hits Pokemon such as Lanturn, Drapion, and Nidoqueen harder than Hidden Power Fighting. Keep in mind though, that with Hidden Power Ground, Cofagrigus is unable to hit Pokemon such as SwellowClefable and Braviary.</p>

    <p>While Cofagrigus has an excellent Defense stat, its Special Defense leaves it vulnerable to common special attackers. Therefore, a sturdy special wall such as Clefable is an excellent teammate. Not only does Clefable comfortably sponge special attacks, it can also support Cofagrigus with Wish and Heal Bell. In return, Cofagrigus can absorb Fighting-type attacks and set up on powerful physical attackers that threaten Clefable. Offensively, Aggron is also an excellent teammate as it covers Cofagrigus's weaknesses to Dark- and Ghost-type attacks while Cofagrigus takes Fighting-type attacks. Entry hazards can help Cofagrigus's sweep immensely; with the support of Stealth Rock, Cofagrigus can OHKO Steelix, Electivire, and Typhlosion at +2. As Cofagrigus is a Ghost-type, it can keep entry hazards on your opponent's side of the field by blocking any attempts to use Rapid Spin.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Defensive
    move 1: Shadow Ball
    move 2: Will-O-Wisp
    move 3: Haze
    move 4: Pain Split
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 152 Def / 104 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Cofagrigus can take advantage of its excellent defensive stats with a defensive set. In a tier filled with Fighting-types, Cofagrigus finds many opportunities to switch in and cripple something with Will-O-Wisp. Almost every unboosted physical attacker that cannot hit Cofagrigus super effectively will be unable to 2HKO it. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus's STAB move of choice, and even without investment, it hits fairly hard thanks to STAB and Cofagrigus's base 95 Special Attack. Will-O-Wisp builds up residual damage on the opponent and maims any physical attacker hoping to set (space) up on Cofagrigus. Haze removes stat boosts from greedy Pokemon such as Substitute + Calm Mind Uxie and Lilligant who look to use Cofagrigus as setup bait. Lastly, Pain Split is Cofagrigus's most reliable healing move. Cofagrigus's rather small HP stat means that it can often suck large amounts of HP back,; however, it is far less effective if your opponent is also low on HP.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The Defense EVs ensure that a +2 Life Orb Kabutops Stone EdgeStone Edge from Kabutops will not be able to OHKO Cofagrigus after Stealth Rock and a round of Leftovers. However, the spreading of the defensive EVs is flexible and can be tailored to your needs; keep in mind, though, that Cofagrigus should always invest fully in HP. A Bold nature raises Cofagrigus's excellent Defense stat even further, and Leftovers provides much needed recovery. If Pain Split is too unreliable for your tastes, Rest can be used as an alternative way to recover lost health as well as remove status effects from Cofagrigus. By replacing Haze with Sleep Talk, Cofagrigus can run the popular RestTalk combination to continuously wall threats. However, the loss of Haze means that Cofagrigus is much easier to set (space) up on.</p>

    <p>Although Cofagrigus is extremely bulky physically, it struggles against special sweepers such as Moltres and Lilligant who can annihilate Cofagrigus with powerful STAB special attacks. Specially defensive Pokemon, such as Clefable and Lickilicky, are thus excellent teammates who not only take special attacks for Cofagrigus, but can also support it with Wish and Heal Bell. Cofagrigus covers their single weakness to Fighting-type attacks with its immunity. Being a defensively-inclined Ghost-type, Cofagrigus is a perfect choice for hazard-stacking teams that rely on setting up entry hazards with Pokemon such as Ferroseed and Steelix. Cofagrigus can keep Rapid Spin users at bay with its immunity to Normal-type attacks. As Cofagrigus is a hard counter to Pokemon such as Gallade, Medicham, and Hitmonchan, any Pokemon that detests Fighting-types will appreciate Cofagrigus as a partner.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Calm Mind
    move 1: Calm Mind
    move 2: Shadow Ball
    move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
    move 4: Rest / Pain Split
    item: Leftovers / Chesto Berry
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Forgoing the more offensive option of Nasty Plot, Cofagrigus can opt to use a bulkier EV spread and a boosting move that also raises Cofagrigus's Special Defense to excellent levels. Cofagrigus can use Calm Mind to slowly boost up before dismantling the opposition with just two moves. Common Cofagrigus switch-ins such as Moltres and Spiritomb will find themselves unable to break through Cofagrigus's outstanding mixed bulk after a few Calm Minds. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus's STAB attack and hits very hard after a couple of Calm Minds, and achieves perfect neutral coverage alongside Hidden Power Fighting, which allows Cofagrigus to run a support move in its last slot. Although Rest without Sleep Talk may seem to be an unorthodox choice in such a fast-paced metagame, Cofagrigus can use it well, as after a few boosts, almost nothing will be able to even 3HKO the sturdy coffin. After two Calm Minds, Pokemon such as Modest Life Orb Nidoqueen and Expert Belt Magmortar will be unable to get past Rest Cofagrigus with their strongest STAB attacks. BW's sleep mechanics means that Pain Split is a viable option, but without Rest, Cofagrigus will be extremely vulnerable to the common Toxic.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs and nature are the standard for a bulky Calm Mind sweeper; HP and Defense are maximized to let Cofagrigus take as many hits as possible while setting up. As Calm Mind will be boosting Cofagrigus's Special Defense stat, no investment in Special Defense is required. Leftovers helps Cofagrigus to set up, by providing consistent recovery,; however, a Chesto Berry can be used to let Cofagrigus instantly wake up after using Rest. Cofagrigus also has access to Sleep Talk, which, in conjunction with Rest, Calm Mind, and Shadow Ball, turns Cofagrigus into an extremely bulky mono-attacker.</p>

    <p>Like any bulky booster, Cofagrigus fears phazers and Taunt users such as Mandibuzz, who canCryogonal and Mandibuzz, the former being able to Haze Cofagrigus's boosts and the latter being able to take any of Cofagrigus's attacks and either Taunt it, phaze it, or status itcripple it with Toxic. Other Dark-types such as Spiritomb and Drapion are also troublesome, as they can hit Cofagrigus super effectively. Pokemon such as Aggron can switch in on any of the above threats and decimate your opponent's team with Head Smash. As Cofagrigus often chooses to run Rest, a cleric such as Clefable or Lanturn aremakes for a great teammates. Both can cure Cofagrigus from status, while the former can also Wish passpass Wish to it. They can also take on powerful special attackers such as Life Orb Moltres, who can even break through Cofagrigus after a Calm Mind.</p>
    How did you forget Cryogonal :(

    [Other Options]

    <p>Cofagrigus has numerous options that it can employ on both the offensive and defensive sets. In terms of offensive coverage, Cofagrigus has access to powerful special moves such as Psychic, Energy Ball, and Grass Knot. Although these moves can be used for specific targets, Cofagrigus is better off using the excellent coverage of Shadow Ball and Hidden Power Fighting. Defensively, Cofagrigus has numerous unique options as well. Memento can be used to create an optimal setup opportunity for one of Cofagrigus's teammates at the cost of Cofagrigus's life, and. Curse also cuts short Cofagrigus's life span to drain the opponent's HP every turn, more often than not forcing them to switch. As Cofagrigus's main recovery move depends on your opponent's HP, Cofagrigus can use the arguably more reliable RestTalk combination to heal Cofagrigus up fully. Ifully heal; if you decide to use this method of healing, then a Heal Bell or Aromatherapy user is a recommended teammate.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Mandibuzz is a hard counter to Cofagrigus; it can stop its attempts to heal, boost, or status Manidibuzz with Taunt while wearing Cofagrigus down with Toxic. If Cofagrigus has boosted numerous times, Mandibuzz can still win by phazing out Cofagrigus with Whirlwind. Cofagrigus also fears Spiritomb, as the coffin is weak to both of Spiritomb's STAB attacks and cannot hit it super effectively. Although physical variants of Spiritomb fear Will-O-Wisp, it can hit Cofagrigus hard with Pursuit, Sucker Punch, and Shadow Sneak or Trick Cofagrigus a Choice Band, which will render itrendering Cofagrigus almost useless. Drapion also checks Cofagrigus with its powerful Dark-type STAB attacks and resistance to Shadow Ball. Although Will-O-Wisp will severely cut itDrapion's usefulness, specially defensive variants can Whirlwind Cofagrigus variants awayaway; furthermore, Drapion can use Taunt to prevent Cofagrigus from setting up or using Will-O-Wisp. Specially defensive Normal-types such as Lickilicky and Munchlax can easily sponge even super effective Hidden Power Fightings and phaze Cofagrigus out with Dragon Tail and Whirlwind, respectively. However, if Cofagrigus is the last Pokemon on the opponent's team, and runs Rest, then these special walls will be unable to defeat Cofagrigus. Disruptive moves such as Encore and Trick also hinder Cofagrigus. Priority Encore users such as Whimsicott and Liepard can bypass Trick Room and lock it in to either Trick Room or Nasty Plot, and. Tricking Cofagrigus a Choice item, especially a Choice Scarf, also hinders Cofagrigus as it relies on boosting and coverage to do damage. Powerful special attackers such as Magmortar and Moltres also work welldo well against Cofagrigus, as they are immune to Will-O-Wisp and can take a Shadow Ball before doing significant damage with Fire Blast. Other ways to render Cofagrigus useless include SubDisable Haunter and Drifblim who can both Disable Shadow Ball and proceed to set (space) up on Cofagrigus. Braviary is immune to Shadow Ball and has enough bulk to take a neutral Hidden Power Fighting before retaliating with Brave Bird, making it a decent check as well. SincBecause Cofagrigus has no reliable recovery move, continuous pressure from hard hitters such as Choice Band Entei and Aggron will quickly send Cofagrigus back to its grave.</p>



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    [Overview]

    <p>Finally uncovered after decades of slumbering beneath the ancient pyramids of Egypt, Cofagrigus continues to serve its master with undying dedication. Its amazing physical bulk stops most physical attacks, while its Ghost typing blocks Rapid Spin, keeping any entry hazards on your opponent's side of the field. Cofagrigus's unique ability Mummy acts like a curse, afflicting all those who dare to disturb the coffin; Pokemon such as Medicham and Hitmonchan who are dependent on their abilities will find themselves in a hopeless situation. One might think that such a defensively-oriented Pokemon would be unable to deal much damage; however, Cofagrigus's good base 95 Special Attack allows it to annihilate frail sweepers and even sweep itself with the aid of Nasty Plot and Trick Room, which turns Cofagrigus's low Speed into a terrifying asset. Unfortunately, years of waiting in dusty tombs have taken a toll on Cofagrigus's health. Its HP stat is abysmal, and its Special Defense is only average; Cofagrigus can easily be broken by powerful special attacks such as Moltres's Fire Blast. However, Cofagrigus's perfect blend of offense and defense ensures that it continues to be a common sight on RU battlefields.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Offensive Trick Room
    move 1: Trick Room
    move 2: Nasty Plot
    move 3: Shadow Ball
    move 4: Hidden Power Fighting
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Quiet
    evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
    ivs: 2 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Cofagrigus's Special Attack only sits at a modest base 95, it can quickly boost its Special Attack to terrifying levels with Nasty Plot. Cofagrigus's pitiful Speed also appears to hold it back from sweeping, yet Cofagrigus can once again turn the tables on its foe with Trick Room. With Trick Room in effect, Cofagrigus suddenly turns from slow as molasses to a speed demon capable of outpacing the majority of the tier. Even with investment in its offenses, Cofagrigus's natural defensive prowess ensures that it can comfortably set up both Nasty Plot and Trick Room before decimating the opponent. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus's most powerful attack; it has STAB and no negative side effects, meaning that it can be reliably used. Hidden Power Fighting provides perfect two move coverage with Shadow Ball, taking down the Dark-, Normal-, and Steel-types that resist Shadow Ball. Cofagrigus is a unique sweeper in a tier that consists of many fast Pokemon such as Sceptile and Manectric; Trick Room turns most offensive teams' greatest advantage into a liability.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Special Attack is maximized and a Quiet nature is used to give Cofagrigus's attacks as much power as possible. As Cofagrigus will be using Trick Room to sweep, no Speed EVs and a Quiet nature ensure that Cofagrigus will be as fast as possible under Trick Room. Cofagrigus's Speed IV is also lowered to further reduce its Speed. However, 2 Speed IVs are kept so Hidden Power Fighting hits with 70 Base Power. Although a Life Orb may seem a natural fit on a Pokemon as offensive as Cofagrigus, Leftovers is actually the main item as Cofagrigus will need to rely on its valuable bulk to set up both Trick Room and Nasty Plot. However, Life Orb can still be used if you want the extra power. Hidden Power Ground has similar coverage with Hidden Power Fighting; however, it hits Pokemon such as Lanturn, Drapion, and Nidoqueen harder than Hidden Power Fighting. Keep in mind though, that with Hidden Power Ground, Cofagrigus is unable to hit Pokemon such as Clefable and Braviary.</p>

    <p>While Cofagrigus has an excellent Defense stat, its Special Defense leaves it vulnerable to common special attackers. Therefore, a sturdy special wall such as Clefable is an excellent teammate. Not only does Clefable comfortably sponge special attacks, it can also support Cofagrigus with Wish and Heal Bell. In return, Cofagrigus can absorb Fighting-type attacks and set up on powerful physical attackers that threaten Clefable. Offensively, Aggron is also an excellent teammate as it covers Cofagrigus's weaknesses to Dark- and Ghost-type attacks while Cofagrigus takes Fighting-type attacks. Entry hazards can help Cofagrigus's sweep immensely; with the support of Stealth Rock, Cofagrigus can OHKO Steelix, Electivire, and Typhlosion at +2. As Cofagrigus is a Ghost-type, it can keep entry hazards on your opponent's side of the field by blocking any attempts to use Rapid Spin.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Defensive
    move 1: Shadow Ball
    move 2: Will-O-Wisp
    move 3: Haze
    move 4: Pain Split
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 152 Def / 104 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Cofagrigus can take advantage of its excellent defensive stats with a defensive set. In a tier filled with Fighting-types, Cofagrigus finds many opportunities to switch in and cripple something with Will-O-Wisp. Almost every unboosted physical attacker that cannot hit Cofagrigus super effectively will be unable to 2HKO it. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus's STAB move of choice, and even without investment, it hits fairly hard thanks to STAB and Cofagrigus's base 95 Special Attack. Will-O-Wisp builds up residual damage on the opponent and maims any physical attacker hoping to set up on Cofagrigus. Haze removes stat boosts from greedy Pokemon such as Substitute + Calm Mind Uxie and Lilligant who look to use Cofagrigus as setup bait. Lastly, Pain Split is Cofagrigus's most reliable healing move. Cofagrigus's rather small HP stat means that it can often suck large amounts of HP back; however, it is far less effective if your opponent is also low on HP.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The Defense EVs ensure that a +2 Life Orb Stone Edge from Kabutops will not be able to OHKO Cofagrigus after Stealth Rock and a round of Leftovers. However, the spreading of the defensive EVs is flexible and can be tailored to your needs; keep in mind, though, that Cofagrigus should always invest fully in HP. A Bold nature raises Cofagrigus's excellent Defense stat even further, and Leftovers provides much needed recovery. If Pain Split is too unreliable for your tastes, Rest can be used as an alternative way to recover lost health as well as remove status effects from Cofagrigus. By replacing Haze with Sleep Talk, Cofagrigus can run the popular RestTalk combination to continuously wall threats. However, the loss of Haze means that Cofagrigus is much easier to set up on.</p>

    <p>Although Cofagrigus is extremely bulky physically, it struggles against special sweepers such as Moltres and Lilligant who can annihilate Cofagrigus with powerful STAB special attacks. Specially defensive Pokemon, such as Clefable and Lickilicky, are thus excellent teammates who not only take special attacks for Cofagrigus, but can also support it with Wish and Heal Bell. Cofagrigus covers their single weakness to Fighting-type attacks with its immunity. Being a defensively-inclined Ghost-type, Cofagrigus is a perfect choice for hazard-stacking teams that rely on setting up entry hazards with Pokemon such as Ferroseed and Steelix. Cofagrigus can keep Rapid Spin users at bay with its immunity to Normal-type attacks. As Cofagrigus is a hard counter to Pokemon such as Gallade, Medicham, and Hitmonchan, any Pokemon that detests Fighting-types will appreciate Cofagrigus as a partner.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Calm Mind
    move 1: Calm Mind
    move 2: Shadow Ball
    move 3: Hidden Power Fighting
    move 4: Rest / Pain Split
    item: Leftovers / Chesto Berry
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Forgoing the more offensive option of Nasty Plot, Cofagrigus can opt to use a bulkier EV spread and a boosting move that also raises Cofagrigus's Special Defense to excellent levels. Cofagrigus can use Calm Mind to slowly boost up before dismantling the opposition with just two moves. Common Cofagrigus switch-ins such as Moltres and Spiritomb will find themselves unable to break through Cofagrigus's outstanding mixed bulk after a few Calm Minds. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus's STAB attack and hits very hard after a couple of Calm Minds, and achieves perfect neutral coverage alongside Hidden Power Fighting which allows Cofagrigus to run a support move in its last slot. Although Rest without Sleep Talk may seem to be an unorthodox choice in such a fast-paced metagame, Cofagrigus can use it well, as after a few boosts, almost nothing will be able to even 3HKO the sturdy coffin. After two Calm Minds, Pokemon such as Modest Life Orb Nidoqueen and Expert Belt Magmortar will be unable to get past Rest Cofagrigus with their strongest STAB attacks. BW's sleep mechanics mean that Pain Split is a viable option, but without Rest, Cofagrigus will be extremely vulnerable to the common Toxic.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs and nature are the standard for a bulky Calm Mind sweeper; HP and Defense are maximized to let Cofagrigus take as many hits as possible while setting up. As Calm Mind will be boosting Cofagrigus's Special Defense stat, no investment in Special Defense is required. Leftovers helps Cofagrigus set up by providing consistent recovery; however, a Chesto Berry can be used to let Cofagrigus instantly wake up after using Rest. Cofagrigus also has access to Sleep Talk, which, in conjunction with Rest, Calm Mind, and Shadow Ball, turns Cofagrigus into an extremely bulky mono-attacker.</p>

    <p>Like any bulky booster, Cofagrigus fears phazers and Taunt users such as Cryogonal and Mandibuzz, the former being able to Haze Cofagrigus's boosts and the latter being able to take any of Cofagrigus's attacks and either Taunt it, phaze it, or cripple it with Toxic. Other Dark-types such as Spiritomb and Drapion are also troublesome, as they can hit Cofagrigus super effectively. Pokemon such as Aggron can switch in on any of the above threats and decimate your opponent's team with Head Smash. As Cofagrigus often chooses to run Rest, a cleric such as Clefable or Lanturn makes for a great teammate. Both can cure Cofagrigus from status, while the former can also pass Wish to it. They can also take on powerful special attackers such as Life Orb Moltres, who can even break through Cofagrigus after a Calm Mind.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Cofagrigus has numerous options that it can employ on both the offensive and defensive sets. In terms of offensive coverage, Cofagrigus has access to powerful special moves such as Psychic, Energy Ball, and Grass Knot. Although these moves can be used for specific targets, Cofagrigus is better off using the excellent coverage of Shadow Ball and Hidden Power Fighting. Defensively, Cofagrigus has numerous unique options as well. Memento can be used to create an optimal setup opportunity for one of Cofagrigus's teammates at the cost of Cofagrigus's life. Curse also cuts short Cofagrigus's life span to drain the opponent's HP every turn, more often than not forcing them to switch. As Cofagrigus's main recovery move depends on your opponent's HP, Cofagrigus can use the arguably more reliable RestTalk combination to fully heal; if you decide to use this method of healing, a Heal Bell or Aromatherapy user is a recommended teammate.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Mandibuzz is a hard counter to Cofagrigus; it can stop its attempts to heal, boost, or status Manidibuzz with Taunt while wearing Cofagrigus down with Toxic. If Cofagrigus has boosted numerous times, Mandibuzz can still win by phazing out Cofagrigus with Whirlwind. Cofagrigus also fears Spiritomb, as the coffin is weak to both of Spiritomb's STAB attacks and cannot hit it super effectively. Although physical variants of Spiritomb fear Will-O-Wisp, it can hit Cofagrigus hard with Pursuit, Sucker Punch, and Shadow Sneak or Trick Cofagrigus a Choice Band, rendering Cofagrigus almost useless. Drapion also checks Cofagrigus with its powerful Dark-type STAB attacks and resistance to Shadow Ball. Although Will-O-Wisp will severely cut Drapion's usefulness, specially defensive variants can Whirlwind Cofagrigus away; furthermore, Drapion can use Taunt to prevent Cofagrigus from setting up or using Will-O-Wisp. Specially defensive Normal-types such as Lickilicky and Munchlax can easily sponge even super effective Hidden Power Fightings and phaze Cofagrigus out with Dragon Tail and Whirlwind, respectively. However, if Cofagrigus is the last Pokemon on the opponent's team and runs Rest, then these special walls will be unable to defeat Cofagrigus. Disruptive moves such as Encore and Trick also hinder Cofagrigus. Priority Encore users such as Whimsicott and Liepard can bypass Trick Room and lock it in to either Trick Room or Nasty Plot. Tricking Cofagrigus a Choice item, especially a Choice Scarf, also hinders Cofagrigus as it relies on boosting and coverage to do damage. Powerful special attackers such as Magmortar and Moltres also do well against Cofagrigus, as they are immune to Will-O-Wisp and can take a Shadow Ball before doing significant damage with Fire Blast. Other ways to render Cofagrigus useless include SubDisable Haunter and Drifblim who can both Disable Shadow Ball and proceed to set up on Cofagrigus. Braviary is immune to Shadow Ball and has enough bulk to take a neutral Hidden Power Fighting before retaliating with Brave Bird, making it a decent check as well. Because Cofagrigus has no reliable recovery move, continuous pressure from hard hitters such as Choice Band Entei and Aggron will quickly send Cofagrigus back to its grave.</p>



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    On the Calm Mind set, considering you have Rest as the frst recovery option, shouldn't Chesto Berry be the first item slash?

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