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Likely tier: Borderlne
Incase of wall or other pokemon like azelf with nasty plot:

252 HP 252 Sp Def 4 Def
Item: Leftovers
Nature: Bold (+Def -Atk)

the will o wisp will help with the damage being lowered, with the added double damage with STAB
Trick room allows you to switch out to pokemon like HA shuckle, so you can shell smash first for a few turns, while haze can dismantle walls like blissey.

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Allright! Cofagrigus is just awasome.

Relaxed nature (+Def -Speed), EVs 252 Defense, 252 HP, 4 in Sp.Atk, Item leftovers and of course the awasome ability Mummy.

-Shadow Ball Good STAB move .

-Hidden Power Fighting this covers Dark-, Normal- and Steel-types that shadow ball isn't very effective against and provides perfect at least neutral coverag alonside Shadow Ball

-Calm mind Raises the Coffin's Sp.Def and Sp.Atk powering up Shadow ball and Hidden Power Fighting In addition, makes Coffin bulkier, Giving it good Special stats as well as HP and Def. So with max HP, max Defense and Calm Mind, this Coffin is very bulky.

-Trick Room, this takes advantage of the low speed, also makes him get a free calm mind before the opponent attacks.
Some of the Coffin's partners should preferably benefit from Trick Room as well.


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maybe since you have trick room try adding destiny bond
I wouldn't say so, IronicGolem. Destiny bond is just a waste, and besides, by the looks of the moveset, this is trying to kill and survive through a battle.
good choice, but, you have no physical attack, so you should have a bold nature instead. unless you are trying to make trick room even better, but i still think bold nature is better
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I'm calling this moveset SHARE WALL. Power Share should bump up either Attack or Special Attack. For example against a Weavile you'd get a good Atk boost, or against Shandera a SpAtk boost.

EVs: 252 HP, 120 Def, 136 SpDef

- Power Share
- Shadow Ball
- Psychic
- Return (for want of a better Physical move...Payback is a viable alternative though)

Comments welcome :)

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No doubt that this is an interesting moveset.
This moveset sure is intresting, but wouldn't it be better if you added Trick Room?
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Cofagrigus (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Mummy
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Night Shade
- Power Split
- Protect
- Will-O-Wisp

Why a Careful nature? Wouldn't you rather use a Calm Nature?
Edit: Oh your using Power Split, my bad
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An interesting ability, the high point of this guy for certain.

Ability: Mummy

EVs: Defense, Sp Def, Sp Attack Nature: Bold

Evil Eye: The foe is inflicted with burn from Will-o-wisp, so this can be used to its fullpotential.

Will-o-wisp: Burns the foe, helping out Evil Eye.

Nasty Plot: I am the Chairman of the Nasty Plot fanclub.

Energy Ball: Provides type coverage.

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Tank (Ev train S. attack and def)

shadow ball(STAB)
psychic (good power and accuracy)
calm mind (makes S.attack highier and make him practially invincible with boosted S.def)

Wall (Ev train the defenses and S.attack)

heal block
shadow ball
double team

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I acualy don't know what to call this

will o wisp
Mean look

Spookey plate

Hex is powered up after either of toxic or will o wisp
toxic for special attackers will o wisp to lower attacking power for physical attackers
Spookey plate powers up hex so its pretty powerful
Mean look makes sure that they dont escape

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Good luck against Normal types though who dodge your Hex.
Umm...you can't poison and burn at the same time.
Night child... Well you cant poison steel types and other poison types so thats when you burn them
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cofagrigus the best wall in unova.

Ability: Mummy, one of the coolest abilities.

if you use cofagrigus right he might be able to take down a couple of guys, with just these attacks

Will-o-wisp. burn the attacker works great with protect and hex.

Hex. you catch my drift.

Protect. hihihih

Destiny bond. if i die you die!!!!

I don't think Cofagrigus will work well with Destiny Bond, seeing as it isn't the fastest pokemon out there.
Wait... Why is this down-voted?
custap berry paired with destiny bond is good too!
Destiny bond is awful with this, Tried and tested!
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Cofagrigus (Beest used as a Wall)

Nature: Quiet/Calm, either works well

Ability: Mummy, no choice

  • Shadow Ball - STAB
  • Will-o-Wisp - A good way to quickly take advantage of sensational defence
  • Hidden Power Bug - Dark Weakness
  • Nasty Plot - Reliable
you should have power split instead of HP
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there is so many moves that make this guy awesome. but here is my way.

item: leftovers


  • toxic: weaken them while you withstand to a lot
  • hex: toxic powers up hex, and STAB
  • protect: give an extra turn for foe to be hurt by poison
  • rest: heal while their poisoned and you still have leftovers
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Shadow Ball:ghost STAB
Embargo:To let It win battles more often
Energy Ball:Coverage
Will-O-Wisp:Burns down the foe to help

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Pretty good pokemon.
This is my set for him, I use him for a status killer

Will-O-Wisp= awesome status move
Protect= Stay away foul beast!!!
Hex= status kill
Mean Look= You die a painful death, no running away!

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Will-o-Wisp - slowly takes down my opponents and cuts their attack even more
Hex - stab. hurts more once burn is up.
Energy ball - good coverage.
Rest - this can be awesome recovery if your lum berry doesn't get used up

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Ability: Mummy (Nothing else to choose from)
EVs: 255 Defense, 255 Sp.attack (Yes it goes up to and maxes at 255)
Nature: Relaxed
Held Item: Leftovers

Hex - STAB, also powered up by Wil-O-Wisp.
Wil-O-Wisp - Cuts targets Attack stat and hurts them every turn. Also powers up Hex.
Mean look - So the enemy can't escape.
Trick Room - Lets Cofagrigus move sooner

Pairs well with slow Psychic Type Pokemon, and Normal Type Pokemon. Good examples are Slaking and Reuniclus.

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Energy ball - covers water, rock and ground to protect from sp. atk moves
Trick room - cover its poor speed stat
calm mind - to boost sp. atk and weaker sp. def
shadow ball - high power, accuracy and covers ghost weakness + psychic sweeper

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Cofagrigus @ Leftovers
Ability: Mummy
252 HP/ 252 Def/ 4 Sp Atk
Bold Nature (+ Def, - Atk)
-Shadow Ball

Haze is for setups like snorlax with curse or Heracross with swords dance.
Will-o-wisp is to cripple physical attackers
Shadow Ball for STAB
Rest to heal up

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i have an awesome cofagrigus with a move set that pisses of my brother and fun to look at his face when he loses against it and it knows

  • shadow ball(STAB)
  • double team (everything misses)
  • will-o-wisp(so if I do get attacked it won't do much and slowly kills the opponent)
  • trick room(turns him into a powerful attack and turns him into a killing machine)
    if you need a move set to piss someone off I would highly suggest this!
    don't forget about leftovers! while people miss you gain health!!
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Yeah, and if your brother is smart enough to use braviary(or any other normal/flying type pokemon), your confagrigus will DIE!!!
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nature: + def - speed
EV's: 252 def/ 152 hp/ 100 sp att.
will-o-wisp (physical attackers are doomed)
hex (STAB and will double in power with will-o-wisp)
calm mind ( helps his sp def)
energy ball/ psychic ( coverage)

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since he is a great wall, I was thinking about this-
252 def ev's 252 sp. def. ev's (do not change the sp. def. to hp ev's or the trick will be spoiled).

destiny bond
pain split

first, use will o wisp. then use curse, decreasing your life even more. then, use pain split to make the hp of your opponent the same as yours. then, switch out. wait until the cursed Pokemon is dead. then, switch out again to cofagrigus, then use destiny bond.
this is a real ghost. (suggestions please)

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Ability: Mummy

Infestation- Traps the opponent and does damage.

Will O' Wisp- You see where I'm going.

Hex- STAB powered by burn.

Protect- Stall and heal.

Modest nature. 252 HP/200 SDef/56 SAtk EVs.

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Role: Physical Wall
Nature: Bold
Ability: Mummy
Item: Leftovers
Ev Spread: 252 Defense, 252 Sp. Attack, 6 Sp. Defense

Hex: Boosted to 130 power if target is afflicted with a status condition, then STAB
Protect: Stalls out with burn, gain extra HP from Leftovers
Will-O-Wisp: Provides burn for Hex to double in power, stall kills with Protect, lowers Attack power to do even less with Cofagrigus' Defense
Energy Ball: Allows Cofagrigus to hit Normal types and covers Water, Ground, and Rock types