Scheduled Cobalion (Steel)

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Cobalion @ Rockium Z
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge
- Swords Dance
- Substitute

Cobalion has made appearances on Steel teams lately to combat various weaknesses. For starters, it's able to take advantage of balanced Dark teams with Mega Sableye thanks to Substitute, Swords Dance, and Justified, and it can spiral out of control if utilized well. Substitute is especially important, as otherwise, Steel teams would crumble from the overwhelming defensive core that balanced Dark teams offer. Additionally, Cobalion greatly pressures Flying teams for Steel teams, as it has the natural bulk to survive Mega Aerodactyl's Earthquake while also being able to outspeed and threaten Mega Charizard Y, with the latter being a massive threat to them. It often appreciates support from Celesteela, Ferrothorn, and Heatran, as they all provide key immunities and resistances that would otherwise pressure Cobalion extensively. The latter two are especially important, as they provide entry hazards that chip away at foes, helping Cobalion function much more easily.
 
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QC check:
- make sure dark is first, this set most importantly is used to beat the balanced dark mu w/ mega sableye that steel struggles with
- would make the part about substitute a little bigger, i feel like its essential for this set to be successful. make sure thats clear!

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Cobalion @ Rockium Z
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge
- Swords Dance
- Substitute

Cobalion has made appearances on Steel teams lately to combat various weaknesses. For starters, it's able to take advantage of balanced Dark teams with Mega Sableye through thanks to Substitute, Swords Dance, and Justified, and it can spiral out of control if utilized well. Substitute is especially important, as otherwise, Steel teams would crumble from the overwhelming defensive core that balanced Dark teams offer. Additionally, Cobalion greatly pressures Flying teams for Steel teams, as it has the natural bulk to survive Mega Aerodactyl's Earthquake while also being able to outspeed and threaten Mega Charizard Y, with the latter being a massive threat to them. It often appreciates support from Celesteela, Ferrothorn, and Heatran, as they all provide key immunities and resistances that would otherwise pressure Cobalion extensively. The latter two are especially important, (AC) as they provide entry hazards that chips away at foes, making Cobalions functions much easier helping Cobalion function much more easily.
 

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