Cofagrigus (QC 2/2) (GP 2/2)

#1

This is the first time I've done this, so let me know if I'm doing something wrong :P


[Overview]

<p>Looking at Cofagrigus, one might wonder why it isn't more popular as a Trick Room user. It has low Speed, amazing defenses, and fewer weaknesses than other Trick Room users, such as Cresselia, Reuniclus, and Jellicent. However, in the VGC 2012 metagame, Cofagrigus is overshadowed by Dusknoir and Dusclops, two similar Pokemon that possess both higher defenses and superior movepools. Furthermore, many players prefer using Chandelure or Jellicent to set up Trick Room, as they can sweep more effectively with their dual STAB moves. In truth, the only reason to use Cofagrigus over its competitors would be its unique ability, Mummy, which can cripple the likes of Scizor, Conkeldurr, and Heracross, who rely on their abilities to do anything of note.</p>

[SET]
name: Trick Room
move 1: Trick Room
move 2: Will-O-Wisp
move 3: Shadow Ball
move 4: Protect / Hidden Power Fighting
item: Mental Herb / Lum Berry
nature: Sassy
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
ivs: 0 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Its pure Ghost typing gives Cofagrigus an immunity to Fake Out. This, combined with Cofagrigus's immense bulk, almost guarantees that it will be able to set up Trick Room on turn one. Will-O-Wisp takes care of physical attackers that would normally pose a threat to Cofagrigus, most notably Tyranitar. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus's best attacking move, and does a decent amount of damage to Pokemon such as Latios and Cresselia. Protect can come in handy to avoid an obvious super effective attack while Cofagrigus's ally attacks or sets up. On the other hand, Hidden Power Fighting allows Cofagrigus to dent the Dark- and Steel-type Pokemon that give it trouble.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>A Sassy nature and maximum Special Defense EVs nearly even out Cofagrigus's defenses, allowing it to survive strong super effective attacks, such as Shadow Balls from Chandelure and Gengar. As Cofagrigus's only real strength is setting up Trick Room, any item that makes this easier is a viable option. Mental Herb is the best item for Cofagrigus, as it is an obvious target for Taunt. However, Spore and Sleep Powder also hamper its ability to set up Trick Room, making Lum Berry a viable option if you are afraid of Amoonguss, Breloom, or Venusaur ruining Cofagrigus's day. A Kasib or a Colbur Berry can be used to weaken Ghost- or Dark-type attacks, respectively, such as Choice Specs boosted attacks from Chandelure or Hydreigon. A Sitrus Berry can also help Cofagrigus stick around for longer, especially if it has Fake Out support to stop incapacitating moves, such as Taunt and Spore. Finally, Hidden Power Fire and Ice are both good options to use in place of Hidden Power Fighting, depending on the needs of your team.</p>

<p>Pokemon with Fake Out and the ability to hit Ghost-, Dark-, Normal-, and Steel-types super effectively, such as Scrafty and Hitmontop, are ideal partners to Cofagrigus. Follow Me and Rage Powder users can also aid Cofagrigus in setting up Trick Room by redirecting super effective attacks away from it. Lastly, Amoonguss is a great partner, as it has low Speed to work well in Trick Room, as well as the ability to reliably put opponents to sleep with Spore.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Cofagrigus can run a more offensive Trick Room set with Calm Mind or Nasty Plot to boost its Special Attack, and with Hidden Power Fighting over Protect. Unfortunately, Cofagrigus's shallow movepool, along with its lack of secondary STAB, makes this option very unattractive, especially in such a fast-paced metagame. When Trick Room is in play, Cofagrigus can effectively use Disable to lock an opponent out of an attack; this can potentially remove a huge threat to your team or force Choice-locked Pokemon to Struggle or switch out. Cofagrigus has access to Destiny Bond and Memento, but those moves are better left to faster, frailer Pokemon that can make better use of their effects. Toxic is an option to cripple bulkier Pokemon such as Suicune or Blissey, but Will-O-Wisp is the more useful support move as it cripples physical attackers such as Tyranitar, who give Cofagrigus trouble. Finally, although Cofagrigus is bulky enough to run a ChestoRest set, this is often best left to other Pokemon as Cofagrigus's sole purpose is to set up Trick Room.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Even if Cofagrigus runs Hidden Power Fighting, Tyranitar is a serious threat as it can can OHKO Cofagrigus with a Dark Gem- or Choice Band-boosted Crunch. However, Tyranitar should be wary of Will-O-Wisp, which will leave it pretty much useless. Chandelure and Gengar can OHKO Cofagrigus with a Ghost Gem or Choice Specs attack, and can also use Imprison to prevent the use of Shadow Ball and Trick Room. Hydreigon can hit Cofagrigus hard with a Life Orb or Dark Gem Dark Pulse while taking little damage from Shadow Ball. Alternatively, bulky variants of Hydreigon can set up Substitute to block Will-O-Wisp, and then wreak havoc on your team. Houndoom, while very uncommon in the VGC 2012 metagame, completely walls all Cofagrigus that lack Hidden Power Fighting. Houndoom can also nab a Flash Fire boost from Will-O-Wisp and hit Cofagrigus hard with STAB Dark Pulse or Sucker Punch. In general, as Fire-type Pokemon are immune to Will-O-Wisp, any physical Fire-type sweeper, such as Infernape, Arcanine, or Darmanitan can potentially cause Cofagrigus trouble. Moreover, while Mental Herb can allow Cofagrigus to evade Taunt once and set up Trick Room, the opponent can Taunt a second time to block Will-O-Wisp and leave Cofagrigus helpless.</p>
 

R Inanimate

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#3
Some changes to make:

-I believe most Pokemon with levitate do not run any contact attacks, and thus won't lose it to Mummy. I think the most notable example that Mummy will work against and has some relevance would be against Scizor.

-give mention to why you have chosen to use the given EV spread in the AC

-Follow Me/Rage Powder users also make good partners for setting up Trick Room, and can allow you to be less focused on trying to get setup on Turn 1

Also, I suppose you can edit the title to say that it's now in the QC phase, by adding in the Quality Control prefix
 
#5
while Cofagrigus is excellent at setting up trick room, the reason he is not very popular is because there isn't much else he can do. Chandelure and jelicent can set up trick room, but can also sweep effectively with their dual STABs.
The main reason he isn't used much is direct competition with Dusclops and Dusknoir, who have the same purpose of just reliably setting up TR and not going out on the offense themselves (unlike Chandelure and Jellicent). Both Dus have better special bulk (Dusclops also has better physical bulk), and both have Helping Hand, which is generally more useful than Protect / HP Fighting.
 
#6
The main reason he isn't used much is direct competition with Dusclops and Dusknoir, who have the same purpose of just reliably setting up TR and not going out on the offense themselves (unlike Chandelure and Jellicent). Both Dus have better special bulk (Dusclops also has better physical bulk), and both have Helping Hand, which is generally more useful than Protect / HP Fighting.
Aaah, totally forget about Dusknoir/Dusclops :P Thanks, I'll put that in there...
 

gec

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#7
For a first time, this is pretty good. Nice stuff.

Counters needs a little work. Mention Hydreigon as a big counter, it can hit tremendously hard with a Life Orb Dark Pulse, sometimes it goes bulky with Substitute and can easily set one up in front of Cofagrigus blocking WoW and taking nothing from Shadow Ball. This is especially dangerous as a Hydreigon behind a sub is a scary Pokemon to face, especially with a good amount of Trick Room teams being part Ghost/Psychic. Generally, fire-types make good checks due to WoW immunity, so give Volcarona a mention. Houndoom, while being an obscure Pokemon, 100% counters the standard set when not running HP Fighting. Base 30 speed is good for TR but mention how Taunt can make Cofagrigus into an extremely weak attacker.

QC 1/2
 
#8
Thanks :)
Cleaned up the Counters section, added Hydreigon, Fire-types, Houndoom...
Cofagrigus really needs Fighting-type support...I think Hidden Power Fighting or a Fighting-type partner is basically mandatory.
 

R Inanimate

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#11
I think you can add Disable into the OO. As Cofagrigus will outrun most things after using Trick Room, it can use Disable to lock down one of the opponent's attacks, potentially preventing the Pokemon from acting on a turn if they used the same attack twice in a row.

Aside from that, this looks good.
QC 2/2
 

Cereza

Tastes Like Candy
#13

This is the first time I've done this, so let me know if I'm doing something wrong :P


[Overview]

<p>Looking at Cofagrigus, one may wonder why it isn't more popular as a Tick Room setter. It has low speed, amazing defenses, and fewer weaknesses compared to other Trick Room users than other Trick Room users like Cresselia, Reuniclus, and Jellicent. However, in VGC 2012 metagame, Cofagrigus falls in the shadows of Duskoir and Dusclops, two Pokemon that are very similar to it yet posses higher defenses and superior movepools. Many players prefer using Chandelure or Jellicent to set up Trick Room, as they can also sweep effectively with their dual STABs moves. In truth, the only reason to use Cofagrigus over it's its competitors would be it's its unique ability, Mummy, which can cripple Pokemon such as Scizor that rely on their abilities.</p>

[SET]
name: Trick Room
move 1: Trick Room
move 2: Will-O-Wisp
move 3: Shadow Ball
move 4: Protect / Hidden Power Fighting
item: Mental Herb / Lum Berry
ability: Mummy
nature: Sassy
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
ivs: 0 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Pure Ghost-typing gives Cofagrigus Iimmunity to Fake Out. This, combined with Cofagrigus's immense bulk, almost guarantees being able to set up Trick Room on turn 1. Will-O-Wisp takes care of physical attackers that would normally pose a threat to Cofagrigus, most notably Tyranitar. Shadow ball is Cofagrigus's best attacking move, doing a decent amount of damage to Pokemon that are weak to it<who?>. Protect can come in handy in some situations to avoid an obvious Shadow Ball or Dark Pulse while Cofagrigus's ally does their job. On the other hand, Hidden Power Fighting allows you to put a dent in Dark- and Steel-type opponents Pokemon that give Cofagrigus trouble. Mental herb is the best is the best item for Cofagrigus, as it is an obvious target for taunt. However, Spore and Sleep Powder can also hamper it's its ability to set up Trick room, so making Lum Berry is a viable option if you are afraid of Amoongus, Breloom, or Venesaur ruining your day.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>A Sassy Nature and max SpD EVs even out Cofagrigus's defenses, allowing it to survive strong super-effective attacks. Since Cofagrigus's only real strength is setting up Trick Room, anything that can make this easier is an option. Kasib or Colbur berry could be used to remove the threat of an OHKO from Dark- and Ghost-type attacks respectively. Sitrus Berry could also be used to allow Cofagrigus to stick around longer, especially if it has Fake Out support to stop a Taunt or Spore. A different Hidden Power type, such as Fire or Ice, could be used in place of Fighting depending on the needs of your teem. </p>

<p>Anything with Fake Out and the ability to hit Ghost-, Dark-, Normal-, and Steel-types supper-effectively is a big help to Cofagrigus. making Srafty and Hitmontop are the ideal partners. Follow Me and Rage Powder users can also aid Cofagrigus in setting up Trick Room by redirected redirecting super-effective attacks. Amoongus is a great partner, with low speed and the added bonus of being able to put opponents to sleep.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Cofagrigus could run a more offensive trick room set with Calm Mind or Nasty Plot to boost its SpA and more attacking moves. Unfortunately, Cofagrigus's shallow moovepool and lack of a secondary STAB make this option very unattractive, especially in such a fast-paced metagame as the VGC 2012. After Trick Room is in play, Cofagrigus could effectively use Disable to lock down an opponent's attacks, potentially removing a huge threat to your team. Cofagrigus has access to Destiny Bond and Memento, but those moves are better left to faster, frailer Pokemon like Gengar<Gengar has no access to Memento, please clarify this.>. Toxic is an option, but Will-O-Wisp is much better as a support move. Finally, Cofagrigus is bulky enough to use the Rest and Chesto Berry combination, but that seems to be a waste an on a Pokemon who's whose sole purpose is to set up Trick Room. </p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Even with Hidden Power Fighting, Tyranitar is a serious threat, and can OHKO Cofagrigus with a Dark Gem or Choice bBand boosted <attack>. However, Tyranitar should beware of Will-O-Wisp, which will leave it pretty much useless. Chandelure and Gengar can also OHKO Cofagrigus with a Ghost Gem or Choice Specs< move?>, and Chandelure can also use Imprison to block Shadow Ball and Trick Room. Hydreigon is another threat, hitting hard with a lLife oOrb or Dark Gem boosted Dark Pulse while taking nothing from Shadow Ball. It can also go bulky and set up a substitute to block Will-O-Wisp and wreak havoc on your team, taking nothing from Shadow Ball. Houndoom, while very uncommon in the VGC 2012 metagame, will completely wall Cofagrigus without Hidden Power Fighting, receiving a fFlash fFire boost from Will-O-Wisp and hitting back with a powerful Dark Pulse or Sucker Punch. Needless to say, Fighting-type support is vital for Cofagrigus, and without it he will quickly fall prey to any Dark-type Opponents Pokemon. All Fire-type Pokemon are immune to Will-O-Wisp, so any physical Fire-type sweeper such as infernape, Arcanine or Darmanitan could potentialy cause trouble for to your team. Also, while Cofagrigus has Mental Herb to prevent a Taunt from stopping Trick Room, all an opponent has to do is taunt a second time to block Will-O-Wisp, turning Cofagrigus into an extremely weak attacker.</p>
 

SkullCandy

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#15
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[Overview]

<p>Looking at Cofagrigus, one may wonder why it isn't more popular as a Trick Room setter user. It has low Speed, amazing defenses, and fewer weaknesses than other Trick Room users like such as Cresselia, Reuniclus, and Jellicent. However, in the VGC 2012 metagame, Cofagrigus falls in the shadows of Dusknoir and Dusclops, two Pokemon that are very similar to it yet possess higher defenses and superior movepools. Many players prefer using Chandelure or Jellicent to set up Trick Room, as they can also sweep more effectively with their dual STAB moves. In truth, the only reason to use Cofagrigus over its competitors would be its unique ability, Mummy, which can cripple Pokemon such as Scizor that rely on their abilities to do anything of note.</p>

[SET]
<no space>
name: Trick Room
move 1: Trick Room
move 2: Will-O-Wisp
move 3: Shadow Ball
move 4: Protect / Hidden Power Fighting
item: Mental Herb / Lum Berry
ability: Mummy
nature: Sassy
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
ivs: 0 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>A pure Ghost-typing (remove hyphen) gives Cofagrigus an immunity to Fake Out. This immunity, combined with Cofagrigus's immense bulk, almost guarantees being able to that it be able to set up Trick Room on turn 1. Will-O-Wisp takes care of physical attackers that would normally pose a threat to Cofagrigus, most notably Tyranitar. Shadow ball is Cofagrigus's best attacking move, doing a decent amount of damage to Pokemon such as Latios and Cresselia. Protect can come in handy in some situations to avoid an obvious Shadow Ball or Dark Pulse super effective attack while Cofagrigus's ally does their job attacks or sets up. On the other hand, Hidden Power Fighting allows you Cofagrigus to put a dent in the Dark- and Steel-type Pokemon that give Cofagrigus it trouble. Mental Herb is the best item for Cofagrigus, as it is an obvious target for Taunt. However, Spore and Sleep Powder can also hamper its ability to set up Trick room, making Lum Berry a viable option if you are afraid of Amoongus, Breloom, or Venusaur ruining your day.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>A Sassy Nature and maximum Special Defense EVs even out Cofagrigus's defenses, allowing it to survive strong super-effective (remove hyphen) attacks. Since Cofagrigus's only real strength is setting up Trick Room, anything any item that can makes this easier is anviable option. A Kasib or Colbur Berry could can be used to remove the threat of an OHKO from Ghost- and Dark-type attacks (Kasib is the Ghost resist Berry, Colbur the Dark resist),(add comma) respectively. Sitrus Berry could can also be used to allow help Cofagrigus to stick around longer, especially if it has Fake Out support to stop a incapacitating moves, such as Taunt or Spore. A different Hidden Power type, such as Fire or Ice, could can be used in place of Fighting depending on the needs of your team.</p>

<p>Anything Pokemon with Fake Out and the ability to hit Ghost-, Dark-, Normal-, and Steel-types supper-effectively (remove hyphen and one of the ‘p’s) is a big help to Cofagrigus, making Scafty and Hitmontop ideal partners. Follow Me and Rage Powder users can also aid Cofagrigus in setting up Trick Room by redirecting super-effective attacks (remove hyphen) away from it. Amoongus is a great partner, with as it has low Speed and the as well as the added bonus of being able to reliably put opponents to sleep with Spore.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Cofagrigus could can run a more offensive Trick Room set with Calm Mind or Nasty Plot to boost its Special Attack and more attacking moves with Hidden Power Fighting over Protect. Unfortunately, Cofagrigus's shallow moovepool and lack of a secondary STAB make this option very unattractive, especially in such a fast-paced metagame as the VGC 2012. After When Trick Room is in play, Cofagrigus could can effectively use Disable to lock down an opponent's attack, potentially removing a huge threat to your team, as well as forcing Choice-locked Pokemon to Struggle or switch out. Cofagrigus has access to Destiny Bond and Memento, but those moves are better left to faster, frailer Pokemon who can make better use of their effects. Toxic is an option, but Will-O-Wisp is more useful as a support move as it cripples physical attackers that give Cofagrigus trouble, such as Tyranitar. Finally, although Cofagrigus is bulky enough to use the Rest and Chesto Berry combination, but that seems to be a waste on a Pokemon whose sole purpose is to set up Trick Room run a ChestoRest set, this is often best left to other Pokemon as Cofagrigus's sole purpose is to set up Trick Room.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Even with Hidden Power Fighting, Tyranitar is a serious threat, and can OHKO Cofagrigus with a Dark Gem or Choice Band boosted Crunch. However, Tyranitar should be<space>wary of Will-O-Wisp, which will leave it pretty much useless. Chandelure and Gengar can also OHKO Cofagrigus with a Ghost Gem or Choice Specs boosted attack, and Chandelure can also use Imprison to block Shadow Ball and Trick Room. Hydreigon is another threat check, as it can hitting Cofagrigus hard with a Life Orb or Dark Gem boosted Dark Pulse while taking nothing little damage from Shadow Ball. Hydreigon can also go bulky and set up a Substitute to block Will-O-Wisp and then wreak havoc on your team. Houndoom, while very uncommon in the VGC 2012 metagame, will completely walls all Cofagrigus without that lack Hidden Power Fighting,. receiving a Flash Fire boost from Will-O-Wisp and hitting back with a powerful Dark Pulse or Sucker Punch Houndoom can also absorb Will-O-Wisp, nab a Flash Fire boost, and hit Cofagrigus hard with STAB Dark Pulse or Sucker Punch. Needless to say, Fighting-type support is vital for Cofagrigus, andas without it he will quickly fall prey to anymost Dark-type Pokemon. All Fire-type Pokemon are immune to Will-O-Wisp, so any physical Fire-type sweeper such as Infernape, Arcanine or Darmanitan could can potentialy potentially cause trouble to your team Cofagrigus trouble. Also, while Cofagrigus has Mental Herb to prevent Taunt from stopping Trick Room, all an opponent has to do is useTaunt a second time to block Will-O-Wisp, turning Cofagrigus into an extremely weak attacker.</p>

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[Overview]

<p>Looking at Cofagrigus, one may wonder why it isn't more popular as a Trick Room user. It has low Speed, amazing defenses, and fewer weaknesses than other Trick Room users such as Cresselia, Reuniclus, and Jellicent. However, in the VGC 2012 metagame, Cofagrigus falls in the shadows of Dusknoir and Dusclops, two Pokemon that are very similar to it yet possess higher defenses and superior movepools. Many players prefer using Chandelure or Jellicent to set up Trick Room, as they can sweep more effectively with their dual STAB moves. In truth, the only reason to use Cofagrigus over its competitors would be its unique ability, Mummy, which can cripple Pokemon such as Scizor that rely on their abilities to do anything of note.</p>

[SET]
name: Trick Room
move 1: Trick Room
move 2: Will-O-Wisp
move 3: Shadow Ball
move 4: Protect / Hidden Power Fighting
item: Mental Herb / Lum Berry
ability: Mummy
nature: Sassy
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
ivs: 0 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>A pure Ghost typing gives Cofagrigus an immunity to Fake Out. This immunity, combined with Cofagrigus's immense bulk, almost guarantees that it be able to set up Trick Room on turn 1. Will-O-Wisp takes care of physical attackers that would normally pose a threat to Cofagrigus, most notably Tyranitar. Shadow ball is Cofagrigus's best attacking move, doing a decent amount of damage to Pokemon such as Latios and Cresselia. Protect can come in handy in some situations to avoid an obvious super effective attack while Cofagrigus's ally attacks or sets up. On the other hand, Hidden Power Fighting allows Cofagrigus to dent the Dark- and Steel-type Pokemon that give it trouble. Mental Herb is the best item for Cofagrigus, as it is an obvious target for Taunt. However, Spore and Sleep Powder also hamper its ability to set up Trick room, making Lum Berry a viable option if you are afraid of Amoongus, Breloom, or Venusaur ruining your day.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>A Sassy Nature and maximum Special Defense EVs even out Cofagrigus's defenses, allowing it to survive strong super-effective attacks. Since Cofagrigus's only real strength is setting up Trick Room, any item that makes this easier is a viable option. A Kasib or Colbur Berry can be used to remove the threat of an OHKO from Ghost- and Dark-type attacks, respectively. Sitrus Berry can also be used to help Cofagrigus stick around longer, especially if it has Fake Out support to stop incapacitating moves, such as Taunt or Spore. A different Hidden Power type, such as Fire or Ice, can be used in place of Fighting depending on the needs of your team.</p>

<p>Any Pokemon with Fake Out and the ability to hit Ghost-, Dark-, Normal-, and Steel-types super effectively is a big help to Cofagrigus, making Scafty and Hitmontop ideal partners. Follow Me and Rage Powder users can also aid Cofagrigus in setting up Trick Room by redirecting super effective attacks away from it. Amoongus is a great partner, as it has low Speed as well as the added bonus of being able to reliably put opponents to sleep with Spore.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Cofagrigus can run a more offensive Trick Room set with Calm Mind or Nasty Plot to boost its Special Attack and with Hidden Power Fighting over Protect. Unfortunately, Cofagrigus's shallow movepool and lack of a secondary STAB make this option very unattractive, especially in such a fast-paced metagame as the VGC 2012. When Trick Room is in play, Cofagrigus can effectively use Disable to lock down an opponent's attack, potentially removing a huge threat to your team, as well as forcing Choice-locked Pokemon to Struggle or switch out. Cofagrigus has access to Destiny Bond and Memento, but those moves are better left to faster, frailer Pokemon who can make better use of their effects. Toxic is an option, but Will-O-Wisp is more useful as a support move as it cripples physical attackers that give Cofagrigus trouble, such as Tyranitar. Finally, although Cofagrigus is bulky enough to run a ChestoRest set, this is often best left to other Pokemon as Cofagrigus's sole purpose is to set up Trick Room.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Even with Hidden Power Fighting, Tyranitar is a serious threat, and can OHKO Cofagrigus with a Dark Gem or Choice Band boosted Crunch. However, Tyranitar should be wary of Will-O-Wisp, which will leave it pretty much useless. Chandelure and Gengar can OHKO Cofagrigus with a Ghost Gem or Choice Specs boosted attack, and can also use Imprison to block Shadow Ball and Trick Room. Hydreigon is another check, as it can hit Cofagrigus hard with a Life Orb or Dark Gem boosted Dark Pulse while taking little damage from Shadow Ball. Hydreigon can also go bulky and set up a Substitute to block Will-O-Wisp and then wreak havoc on your team. Houndoom, while very uncommon in the VGC 2012 metagame, completely walls all Cofagrigus that lack Hidden Power Fighting. Houndoom can also absorb Will-O-Wisp, nab a Flash Fire boost, and hit Cofagrigus hard with STAB Dark Pulse or Sucker Punch. Needless to say, Fighting-type support is vital for Cofagrigus, as without it he will quickly fall prey to most Dark-type Pokemon. Fire-type Pokemon are immune to Will-O-Wisp, so any physical Fire-type sweeper such as Infernape, Arcanine or Darmanitan can potentially cause Cofagrigus trouble. Also, while Cofagrigus has Mental Herb to prevent Taunt from stopping Trick Room, all an opponent has to do is use Taunt a second time to block Will-O-Wisp, turning Cofagrigus into an extremely weak attacker.</p>




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EDIT: Make sure to change the thread title to Cofagrigus (QC 2/2) (GP 1/2). 0/0 makes it seem like you need no GP checks...
 
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[Overview]

<p>Looking at Cofagrigus, one may wonder why it isn't more popular as a Trick Room user. It has low Speed, amazing defenses, and fewer weaknesses than other Trick Room users,(add comma) such as Cresselia, Reuniclus, and Jellicent. However, in the VGC 2012 metagame, Cofagrigus falls in the shadows of Dusknoir and Dusclops, two Pokemon that are very similar to it,(add comma) yet possess higher defenses and superior movepools. Many players prefer using Chandelure or Jellicent to set up Trick Room, as they can sweep more effectively with their dual STAB moves. In truth, the only reason to use Cofagrigus over its competitors would be its unique ability, Mummy, which can cripple Pokemon such as Scizor,(add comma) that rely on their abilities to do anything of note.</p>

[SET]
name: Trick Room
move 1: Trick Room
move 2: Will-O-Wisp
move 3: Shadow Ball
move 4: Protect / Hidden Power Fighting
item: Mental Herb / Lum Berry
ability: Mummy
nature: Sassy
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
ivs: 0 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>A pure Ghost typing gives Cofagrigus an immunity to Fake Out. This immunity, combined with Cofagrigus's immense bulk, almost guarantees that it will be able to set up Trick Room on turn 1 one. Will-O-Wisp takes care of physical attackers that would normally pose a threat to Cofagrigus, most notably Tyranitar. Shadow ball is Cofagrigus's best attacking move, doing a decent amount of damage to Pokemon such as Latios and Cresselia. Protect can come in handy in some situations to avoid an obvious super effective attack while Cofagrigus's ally attacks or sets up can attack or set up. Parallelism -_- On the other hand, Hidden Power Fighting allows Cofagrigus to dent the Dark- and Steel-type Pokemon that give it trouble. Mental Herb is the best item for Cofagrigus, as it is an obvious target for Taunt. However, Spore and Sleep Powder also hamper its ability to set up Trick room Room, making Lum Berry a viable option if you are afraid of Amoongus, Breloom, or Venusaur ruining your day.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>A Sassy Nature and maximum Special Defense EVs nearly even out Cofagrigus's defenses, allowing it to survive strong super-effective attacks. Example maybe? Since Cofagrigus's only real strength is setting up Trick Room, any item that makes this easier is a viable option. A Kasib or Colbur Berry can be used to remove the threat of an OHKO from Ghost- and Dark-type attacks, respectively. Sitrus Berry can also be used to help Cofagrigus stick around longer, especially if it has Fake Out support to stop incapacitating moves, such as Taunt or Spore. A different Hidden Power type, such as Fire or Ice, can be used in place of Fighting,(add comma) depending on the needs of your team.</p>

<p>Any Pokemon with Fake Out and the ability to hit Ghost-, Dark-, Normal-, and Steel-types super effectively is a big help to Cofagrigus, making Scafty and Hitmontop ideal partners. Follow Me and Rage Powder users can also aid Cofagrigus in setting up Trick Room by redirecting super effective attacks away from it. Amoongus is a great partner, as it has low Speed as well as the added bonus of being able to reliably put opponents to sleep with Spore.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Cofagrigus can run a more offensive Trick Room set with Calm Mind or Nasty Plot to boost its Special Attack,(add comma) and with Hidden Power Fighting over Protect. Unfortunately, Cofagrigus's shallow movepool and lack of a secondary STAB,(add comma) makes this option very unattractive, especially in such a fast-paced metagame such as the VGC 2012. When Trick Room is in play, Cofagrigus can effectively use Disable to lock down an opponent's attack, potentially removing a huge threat to your team, as well as forcing Choice-locked Pokemon to Struggle or switch out. Cofagrigus has access to Destiny Bond and Memento, but those moves are better left to faster, frailer Pokemon who can make better use of their effects. Toxic is an option, but Will-O-Wisp is more useful as a support move as it cripples physical attackers that give Cofagrigus trouble, such as Tyranitar. Finally, although Cofagrigus is bulky enough to run a ChestoRest set, this is often best left to other Pokemon as Cofagrigus's sole purpose is to set up Trick Room.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Even with Hidden Power Fighting, Tyranitar is a serious threat, and can OHKO Cofagrigus with a Dark Gem or Choice Band boosted Crunch. However, Tyranitar should be wary of Will-O-Wisp, which will leave it pretty much useless. Chandelure and Gengar can OHKO Cofagrigus with a Ghost Gem or Choice Specs boosted attack, and can also use Imprison to block Shadow Ball and Trick Room. Hydreigon is another check, as it can hit Cofagrigus hard with a Life Orb or Dark Gem boosted Dark Pulse,(add comma) while taking little damage from Shadow Ball. Hydreigon can also go bulky and set up a Substitute to block Will-O-Wisp,(add comma) and then wreak havoc on your team. Houndoom, while very uncommon in the VGC 2012 metagame, completely walls all Cofagrigus that lack Hidden Power Fighting. Houndoom can also absorb Will-O-Wisp, nab a Flash Fire boost, and hit Cofagrigus hard with STAB Dark Pulse or Sucker Punch. Needless to say, Fighting-type support is vital for Cofagrigus, as without it he ,(add comma) Cofagrigus will quickly fall prey to most Dark-type Pokemon. Fire-type Pokemon are immune to Will-O-Wisp, so any physical Fire-type sweeper such as Infernape, Arcanine,(add comma) or Darmanitan can potentially cause Cofagrigus trouble. Also, while Cofagrigus has Mental Herb to prevent Taunt from stopping Trick Room, all an opponent has to do is use Taunt a second time to block Will-O-Wisp, turning Cofagrigus into an extremely weak attacker. Taunt doesn't make Cofagrigus a weak attacker. Add something else.</p>
I'm done with this. To the person that looks over/stamps this, you should probably look over the check super duper super duper thoroughly, or request a third check. I likely missed a lot of things cause there was a bunch to correct :(
 
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[Overview]

<p>Looking at Cofagrigus, one may might wonder why it isn't more popular as a Trick Room user. It has low Speed, amazing defenses, and fewer weaknesses than other Trick Room users, such as Cresselia, Reuniclus, and Jellicent. However, in the VGC 2012 metagame, Cofagrigus falls in the shadows of is overshadowed by Dusknoir and Dusclops, two similar Pokemon that are very similar to it, yet possess both higher defenses and superior movepools. Furthermore, many players prefer using Chandelure or Jellicent to set up Trick Room, as they can sweep more effectively with their dual STAB moves. In truth, the only reason to use Cofagrigus over its competitors would be its unique ability, Mummy, which can cripple Pokemon such as Scizor, that the likes of Scizor (and? give one or two more examples), who rely on their abilities to do anything of note.</p>

[SET]
name: Trick Room
move 1: Trick Room
move 2: Will-O-Wisp
move 3: Shadow Ball
move 4: Protect / Hidden Power Fighting
item: Mental Herb / Lum Berry
ability: Mummy
nature: Sassy
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
ivs: 0 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>A Its pure Ghost typing gives Cofagrigus an immunity to Fake Out. This immunity, combined with Cofagrigus's immense bulk, almost guarantees that it will be able to set up Trick Room on turn one. Will-O-Wisp takes care of physical attackers that would normally pose a threat to Cofagrigus, most notably Tyranitar. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus's best attacking move, doing and does a decent amount of damage to Pokemon such as Latios and Cresselia. Protect can come in handy in some situations to avoid an obvious super effective attack while Cofagrigus's ally attacks or sets up can attack or set up. Parallelism -_- (Sir, this is correct as-is). On the other hand, Hidden Power Fighting allows Cofagrigus to dent the Dark- and Steel-type Pokemon that give it trouble. Mental Herb is the best item for Cofagrigus, as it is an obvious target for Taunt. However, Spore and Sleep Powder also hamper its ability to set up Trick Room, making Lum Berry a viable option if you are afraid of Amoongus, Breloom, or Venusaur ruining your day. (moving to AC)</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>A Sassy nature and maximum Special Defense EVs nearly even out Cofagrigus's defenses, allowing it to survive strong super-effective attacks (provide examples if possible). Since As Cofagrigus's only real strength is setting up Trick Room, any item that makes this easier is a viable option. Mental Herb is the best item for Cofagrigus, as it is an obvious target for Taunt. However, Spore and Sleep Powder also hamper its ability to set up Trick Room, making Lum Berry a viable option if you are afraid of Amoonguss, Breloom, or Venusaur ruining Cofagrigus's day. A Kasib or a Colbur Berry can be used to remove the threat of an OHKO from weaken Ghost- and or Dark-type attacks, respectively (again, any specific notable examples?). A Sitrus Berry can also be used to help Cofagrigus stick around for longer, especially if it has Fake Out support to stop incapacitating moves, such as Taunt or and Spore. A different Hidden Power type, such as Fire or Ice, can be used Finally, Hidden Power Fire and Ice are both good options to use in place of Hidden Power Fighting, depending on the needs of your team.</p>

<p>Any Pokemon with Fake Out and the ability to hit Ghost-, Dark-, Normal-, and Steel-types super effectively is a big help to Cofagrigus, making , such as Scrafty and Hitmontop, are ideal partners to Cofagrigus. Follow Me and Rage Powder users can also aid Cofagrigus in setting up Trick Room by redirecting super effective attacks away from it. Lastly, Amoonguss is a great partner, as it has low Speed as well as the added bonus of being able to work well in Trick Room, as well as the ability to reliably put opponents to sleep with Spore.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Cofagrigus can run a more offensive Trick Room set with Calm Mind or Nasty Plot to boost its Special Attack, and with Hidden Power Fighting over Protect. Unfortunately, Cofagrigus's shallow movepool, and along with its lack of a secondary STAB,(add comma) (Sir, again, not necessary) makes this option very unattractive, especially in such a fast-paced metagame such as the VGC 2012. When Trick Room is in play, Cofagrigus can effectively use Disable to lock down an opponent's attack, out of an attack; this can potentially removing remove a huge threat to your team, as well as forcing or force Choice-locked Pokemon to Struggle or switch out. Cofagrigus has access to Destiny Bond and Memento, but those moves are better left to faster, frailer Pokemon who that can make better use of their effects. Toxic is an option to cripple bulkier Pokemon (such as?), but Will-O-Wisp is the more useful as a support move as it cripples physical attackers that such as Tyranitar, who give Cofagrigus trouble, such as Tyranitar. Finally, although Cofagrigus is bulky enough to run a ChestoRest set, this is often best left to other Pokemon as Cofagrigus's sole purpose is to set up Trick Room.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Even with if Cofagrigus runs Hidden Power Fighting, Tyranitar is a serious threat, and as it can can OHKO Cofagrigus with a Dark Gem- or Choice Band-boosted Crunch. However, Tyranitar should be wary of Will-O-Wisp, which will leave it pretty much useless. Chandelure and Gengar can OHKO Cofagrigus with a Ghost Gem or Choice Specs boosted attack, and can also use Imprison to block prevent the use of Shadow Ball and Trick Room. Hydreigon is another check, as it can hit Cofagrigus hard with a Life Orb or Dark Gem boosted Dark Pulse,(add comma) (not necessary) while taking little damage from Shadow Ball. Alternatively, Hydreigon can also go bulky and bulky variants of Hydreigon can set up a Substitute to block Will-O-Wisp, and then wreak havoc on your team. Houndoom, while very uncommon in the VGC 2012 metagame, completely walls all Cofagrigus that lack Hidden Power Fighting. Houndoom can also absorb Will-O-Wisp, nab a Flash Fire boost, from Will-O-Wisp and hit Cofagrigus hard with STAB Dark Pulse or Sucker Punch. Needless to say, Fighting-type support is vital for Cofagrigus, as without it he , Cofagrigus will quickly fall prey to most Dark-type Pokemon. (I don't see how this is relevant to the Checks and Counters section) In general, as Fire-type Pokemon are immune to Will-O-Wisp, so any physical Fire-type sweeper, such as Infernape, Arcanine, or Darmanitan can potentially cause Cofagrigus trouble. Also, while Cofagrigus has Mental Herb to prevent Taunt from stopping Moreover, while Mental Herb can allow Cofagrigus to evade Taunt once and set up Trick Room, all an the opponent has to do is use can Taunt a second time to block Will-O-Wisp, turning Cofagrigus into an extremely weak attacker and leave Cofagrigus helpless.</p>
[Overview]

<p>Looking at Cofagrigus, one might wonder why it isn't more popular as a Trick Room user. It has low Speed, amazing defenses, and fewer weaknesses than other Trick Room users, such as Cresselia, Reuniclus, and Jellicent. However, in the VGC 2012 metagame, Cofagrigus is overshadowed by Dusknoir and Dusclops, two similar Pokemon that possess both higher defenses and superior movepools. Furthermore, many players prefer using Chandelure or Jellicent to set up Trick Room, as they can sweep more effectively with their dual STAB moves. In truth, the only reason to use Cofagrigus over its competitors would be its unique ability, Mummy, which can cripple the likes of Scizor (and? give one or two more examples), who rely on their abilities to do anything of note.</p>

[SET]
name: Trick Room
move 1: Trick Room
move 2: Will-O-Wisp
move 3: Shadow Ball
move 4: Protect / Hidden Power Fighting
item: Mental Herb / Lum Berry
nature: Sassy
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
ivs: 0 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Its pure Ghost typing gives Cofagrigus an immunity to Fake Out. This, combined with Cofagrigus's immense bulk, almost guarantees that it will be able to set up Trick Room on turn one. Will-O-Wisp takes care of physical attackers that would normally pose a threat to Cofagrigus, most notably Tyranitar. Shadow Ball is Cofagrigus's best attacking move, and does a decent amount of damage to Pokemon such as Latios and Cresselia. Protect can come in handy to avoid an obvious super effective attack while Cofagrigus's ally attacks or sets up. On the other hand, Hidden Power Fighting allows Cofagrigus to dent the Dark- and Steel-type Pokemon that give it trouble.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>A Sassy nature and maximum Special Defense EVs nearly even out Cofagrigus's defenses, allowing it to survive strong super effective attacks (provide examples if possible). As Cofagrigus's only real strength is setting up Trick Room, any item that makes this easier is a viable option. Mental Herb is the best item for Cofagrigus, as it is an obvious target for Taunt. However, Spore and Sleep Powder also hamper its ability to set up Trick Room, making Lum Berry a viable option if you are afraid of Amoonguss, Breloom, or Venusaur ruining Cofagrigus's day. A Kasib or a Colbur Berry can be used to weaken Ghost- or Dark-type attacks, respectively (again, any specific notable examples?). A Sitrus Berry can also help Cofagrigus stick around for longer, especially if it has Fake Out support to stop incapacitating moves, such as Taunt and Spore. Finally, Hidden Power Fire and Ice are both good options to use in place of Hidden Power Fighting, depending on the needs of your team.</p>

<p>Pokemon with Fake Out and the ability to hit Ghost-, Dark-, Normal-, and Steel-types super effectively, such as Scrafty and Hitmontop, are ideal partners to Cofagrigus. Follow Me and Rage Powder users can also aid Cofagrigus in setting up Trick Room by redirecting super effective attacks away from it. Lastly, Amoonguss is a great partner, as it has low Speed to work well in Trick Room, as well as the ability to reliably put opponents to sleep with Spore.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Cofagrigus can run a more offensive Trick Room set with Calm Mind or Nasty Plot to boost its Special Attack, and with Hidden Power Fighting over Protect. Unfortunately, Cofagrigus's shallow movepool, along with its lack of secondary STAB, makes this option very unattractive, especially in such a fast-paced metagame. When Trick Room is in play, Cofagrigus can effectively use Disable to lock an opponent out of an attack; this can potentially remove a huge threat to your team or force Choice-locked Pokemon to Struggle or switch out. Cofagrigus has access to Destiny Bond and Memento, but those moves are better left to faster, frailer Pokemon that can make better use of their effects. Toxic is an option to cripple bulkier Pokemon (such as?), but Will-O-Wisp is the more useful support move as it cripples physical attackers such as Tyranitar, who give Cofagrigus trouble. Finally, although Cofagrigus is bulky enough to run a ChestoRest set, this is often best left to other Pokemon as Cofagrigus's sole purpose is to set up Trick Room.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Even if Cofagrigus runs Hidden Power Fighting, Tyranitar is a serious threat as it can can OHKO Cofagrigus with a Dark Gem- or Choice Band-boosted Crunch. However, Tyranitar should be wary of Will-O-Wisp, which will leave it pretty much useless. Chandelure and Gengar can OHKO Cofagrigus with a Ghost Gem or Choice Specs attack, and can also use Imprison to prevent the use of Shadow Ball and Trick Room. Hydreigon can hit Cofagrigus hard with a Life Orb or Dark Gem Dark Pulse while taking little damage from Shadow Ball. Alternatively, bulky variants of Hydreigon can set up Substitute to block Will-O-Wisp, and then wreak havoc on your team. Houndoom, while very uncommon in the VGC 2012 metagame, completely walls all Cofagrigus that lack Hidden Power Fighting. Houndoom can also nab a Flash Fire boost from Will-O-Wisp and hit Cofagrigus hard with STAB Dark Pulse or Sucker Punch. In general, as Fire-type Pokemon are immune to Will-O-Wisp, any physical Fire-type sweeper, such as Infernape, Arcanine, or Darmanitan can potentially cause Cofagrigus trouble. Moreover, while Mental Herb can allow Cofagrigus to evade Taunt once and set up Trick Room, the opponent can Taunt a second time to block Will-O-Wisp and leave Cofagrigus helpless.</p>




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some comments, for both the writer and the amcheckers:

  • Watch spelling of things like Scrafty and Amoonguss; if you're not sure, look it up (smogon.com/bw/pokemon/)
  • might > may; may has connotations of permission
  • because / as > since; since implies time (ie. since RBY)
other than that, good job guys, and well done on finishing your first analysis Dragonking700 :)