This thread is used to discuss the best or "broken" Pokemon in RU, not underrated sets. The point is to find really good Pokemon to build teams around as well as name the counters to these Pokemon. Since the usage stats aren't really showing what the best Pokemon are (why is Sandslash #3 and Hitmonchan #7 >.<) maybe this thread will! You can either post a Pokemon set of your own (include why it's good at what it does) or discuss counters to the Pokemon already posted. I'll start: Cofagrigus Cofagrigus (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Mummy EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd) - Trick Room - Nasty Plot - Shadow Ball - Hidden Power [Fighting] Cofagrigus is the threat that everyone prepares for. Only a couple of Pokemon counter Cofagrigus (Mandibuzz, Spiritomb, and Drapion just to name a few), but almost every team has one of these! Cofagrigus excels in RU due to the fact that it is immune to the plethora of Fighting-type attacks in the tier, and has the ability to change the momentum of the match with a single move: Trick Room. Due the the fast-paced offensive nature of the RU tier, Trick Room screws over many of these teams and a slow, hard hitter such as Cofagrigus is able to outspeed and 2HKO most of the tier, especially after a Nasty Plot. So, how do you guys deal with Cofagrigus? What are your ways of dealing with it if you don't have a solid counter? This brings me to another dominant Pokemon in RU: Spiritomb Spiritomb (M) @ Choice Band Trait: Pressure EVs: 172 HP / 252 Atk / 84 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Sucker Punch - Shadow Sneak - Pursuit - Trick / Will-O-Wisp As one of the only Pokemon that checks Cofagrigus, Spiritomb serves an extremely important role in RU. As much as I dislike Spiritomb's lack of recovery, I can't deny how many times this guy has beaten a key member of my team. Pursuit annihilates weak defensive Pokemon such as Cryogonal and Roselia, leading to a free KO if you predict correctly. Shadow Sneak, despite having only 40 Base Power, hits surprisingly hard and hurts Pokemon such as Gallade. If you don't feel like predicting, Trick will get rid of your Choice Band so you can switch moves freely. On top of that, Spiritomb is really hard to deal with because nothing hits it super effectively, so you're forced to gradually wear it down. During the time you're trying to counter Spiritomb, it's usually going to get a KO or cripple your switch-in. Gallade Gallade (M) @ Lum Berry Trait: Justified EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Swords Dance - Close Combat - Night Slash - Shadow Sneak I've been seeing this A LOT on the ladder, and it's really powerful. After a Swords Dance, Gallade can 2HKO almost the entire tier. Close Combat and Night Slash have pretty good coverage, and Shadow Sneak is good for picking off weaker or faster foes such as Rotom. With a Lum Berry, Gallade can't be worn down or crippled by stats, netting it an easy KO on Pokemon such as Slowking. Gallade is also really hard to counter. I can only think of Spiritomb as being reliable. Qwilfish, Moltres, and Scyther are ok checks, but they aren't really good Pokemon by themselves, and two of them will already be at 50% health upon switching in if Stealth Rock is on the field. So, what's the best way to deal with this threat?