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Terrakion @ Life Orb/Shuca Berry
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake

While Cofag can do well against some fat mons due to NP + Z-Sball, it generally appreicates wallbreakers to wear down teams for it to clean late-game, and it fails to beat Blissey and Mandbuzz due to their typing and bulk. Terrakion is a very capable wallbreaker that can threaten the aforementioned stall mons and wear down teams early on to allow for Cofag to sweep late-game. Set's pretty standard, LO is useful for the extra power but shuca was something I'd thought would be neat in a similar vein to Shuca Cobalion where it lures in Krookodile and KO's it for Cofag. EQ>RP cuz it beats what few things can eat Terrak's STABs and I didn't feel the sweeping ability of DD was necessary since Cofag already acts as a cleaner.
 

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Gonna nominate Weavile for a partner:


Weavile @ Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Icicle Crash
- Knock Off
- Ice Shard
- Pursuit

Weavile and Cofag have some basic defensive synergy going on, Weavile resisting Ghost- and Dark-type moves aimed at Cofagrigus, while Cofagrigus punishes and sets up on mons such as Cobalion and Scizor that would try to take advantage of Weavile. The idea to use Weavile actually came to me from the fact that Mega Pidgeot is one of Cofagrigus' more unusual hard answers, able to come in on Trick Room/Nasty Plot even with Stealth Rock up, eat up a +2 HP Fighting, and threaten Cofagrigus with Hurricane and ultimately win the matchup 1v1. Weavile threatens Pidgeot very nicely between naturally outspeeding, STAB Icicle Crash/Ice Shard, and Pursuit. Weavile also is a big threat to Mandibuzz, and while it's not going to OHKO a Blissey from full HP, Weavile can at least ensure it's weakened for later in a match thanks to Pursuit. Team would have to be very offensive to compensate for Weavile's lack of durability, and will probably want another reliable Blissey answer if it is chosen, but I think it's a good pick otherwise.
 

CoolStoryBrobat

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Welp I'm a bit late...Let the voting phase commence tho

Sparrow - Snorlax
Reserving snorlax

Snorlax @ Figy Berry
Ability: Gluttony
EVs: 188 HP / 144 Atk / 176 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Frustration / Facade
- Fire / Earthquake
- Curse / Belly Drum
- Recycle

Snorlax functions as a decent sponge as well as TR abuser, and secondary wincon. The current spread means Snorlax can be utilised as a Special wall of sorts, tanking hits from Primarina, Pidgeot, Hydreigon etc. whilst given the opportunity to boost alongside Latias, with Curse. The attack invest allows you to OHKO opposing TR Cofag after rocks at +6 with EQ as well as bulky Scizor. Belly Drum makes for a more immediate threat to opposing teams, where as Curse can boost Snorlax's Defence stat - we can decide on which spread and moves we'd like to run later.

In terms of threats to Cofag + Snorlax, I could see Pokemon with STAB Knock Off being an issue. I could see us utilising a strong Fairy type alongside these two. These two also struggle versus common stall archetypes, something that should be taken into consideration.


Cheryl - Cobalion

Cobalion @ Shuca Berry
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Close Combat
- Iron Head
- Swords Dance

I think Cobalion would be a great partner for Cofag and a great way to start off the team with a good core. Coba checks Dark-types that threaten Cofag and provides Stealth Rock to support the team and Cofag in it's late-game sweep. Cobalion also can act as a secondary sweeper/wallbreaker with this set, breaking down teams for Cofag to clean up late-game, or the other way around. Cofag also checks Fighting-types pretty well, which helps out Cobalion obviously. We also get a neat soft switch-in to Mamoswines and a really nice check to Krookodiles if we use Shuca on Coba, which is always nice as Mamo is really damn hard to switch into and Krook is just annoying. But yeah, in short, Coba just provides a ton of useful roles not only to Cofag but also to the team we are building.


Ceal - Terrakion
Where'd my notifications go I thought this was dead

Terrakion @ Life Orb/Shuca Berry
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake

While Cofag can do well against some fat mons due to NP + Z-Sball, it generally appreicates wallbreakers to wear down teams for it to clean late-game, and it fails to beat Blissey and Mandbuzz due to their typing and bulk. Terrakion is a very capable wallbreaker that can threaten the aforementioned stall mons and wear down teams early on to allow for Cofag to sweep late-game. Set's pretty standard, LO is useful for the extra power but shuca was something I'd thought would be neat in a similar vein to Shuca Cobalion where it lures in Krookodile and KO's it for Cofag. EQ>RP cuz it beats what few things can eat Terrak's STABs and I didn't feel the sweeping ability of DD was necessary since Cofag already acts as a cleaner.


CoolStoryBrobat - Weavile
Gonna nominate Weavile for a partner:


Weavile @ Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Icicle Crash
- Knock Off
- Ice Shard
- Pursuit

Weavile and Cofag have some basic defensive synergy going on, Weavile resisting Ghost- and Dark-type moves aimed at Cofagrigus, while Cofagrigus punishes and sets up on mons such as Cobalion and Scizor that would try to take advantage of Weavile. The idea to use Weavile actually came to me from the fact that Mega Pidgeot is one of Cofagrigus' more unusual hard answers, able to come in on Trick Room/Nasty Plot even with Stealth Rock up, eat up a +2 HP Fighting, and threaten Cofagrigus with Hurricane and ultimately win the matchup 1v1. Weavile threatens Pidgeot very nicely between naturally outspeeding, STAB Icicle Crash/Ice Shard, and Pursuit. Weavile also is a big threat to Mandibuzz, and while it's not going to OHKO a Blissey from full HP, Weavile can at least ensure it's weakened for later in a match thanks to Pursuit. Team would have to be very offensive to compensate for Weavile's lack of durability, and will probably want another reliable Blissey answer if it is chosen, but I think it's a good pick otherwise.


Voting ends 9/2 @ 11:59 PM
 

CoolStoryBrobat

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Votes are in, looks like we got a pretty clear winner:

Snorlax - 7
Terrakion - 1
Cobalion -1


Snorlax @ Figy Berry
Ability: Gluttony
EVs: 188 HP / 144 Atk / 176 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Frustration / Facade
- Fire / Earthquake
- Curse / Belly Drum
- Recycle

Snorlax wins this week!


So next, nominate a mon that partners well with the generations-old "CofaLax" core... Nomination period ends 9/5/17 @ 11:59 PM
 
So... Lotta stuff dropped, some stuff went up, and the meta is currently really shaken up. And I find myself wondering how CCAT is gonna be handling the current situation, should we bother adding mons that might be banned in the near future? Like, Mega-Altaria might be a decent teammate for dealing with Lati (Return OHKO's normal Lati without attack investment!), eating Knock Off, and possibly supporting the team with Heal Bell.
But it doesn't seem like the best idea to build with mons that might not stick around for very long.
I'll leave the set I had in mind here so this post isn't just me rambling, but I would like to hear other peoples thoughts on the subject.

Altaria-Mega @ Altarianite
Ability: Pixilate
EVs: 252 HP / 136 Def / 92 SpD / 28 Spe
Impish Nature
- Return
- Dragon Dance
- Roost
- Heal Bell

Keeps the team in good health, can serve as a wincon, couldn't care less about most dragons, and will make a great pillow for Snorlax.
 
back from the dead, will be updating the OP and etc. tomorrow. Anyways... I noticed how fast pace the meta has been with the new drops (granted it happened yesterday I think?) since I have been seeing a lot of VoltTurn (Jirachi, Mega Manectric, Mega Bee, MowTom, WashTom), DD Mega Altaria, Nihilego, Mega Gallade, Weavile, Offensive Scizor, Infernape (then again I played like 10 games so take my observations with a grain of salt) are everywhere so I think turning this team into a full-fledged Trick Room team could be an interesting idea.


Uxie @ Mental Herb
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
IVs: 0 Spe
Relaxed Nature
- Trick Room
- Memento
- Stealth Rock
- Psychic / U-Turn

Uxie is Trick Room's best friend due to its access to both Stealth Rocks and Memento. This is just a standard Uxie spread maximizing bulk (to ensure Trick Room gets up obviously) and minimizing Speed. Mental Herb is a safety net against leads such as Azelf and Froslass as well as other Taunt users but, Leftovers could work I guess if that's what people want. The EVs / Nature are maxes out physical defense since Dark-types seem to be everywhere and all of them are physical attackers soooo yeah... but specially defensive Uxie can also be a fantastic replacement as well.

Not much else to say, I guess if we go the full Trick Room team having a late game cleaner/wincon would be nice as well as a few faster mons that can actually do something if the initial Trick Room strategy fails.
 
another update post (excuse the triple post) but, CSB and I discussed it over and we plan to put this project on hiatus once again due to how chaotic the meta is with all of the rises/drops and the suspect test going on. This hiatus shouldn't be as long as the first hiatus but, for now the fate of the Cofagrigus team is undecided soo there will probably be an update edit/post on it.