Cobalion @ Leftovers
Name: Utility (Fighting)
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
- Stealth Rock
- Thunder Wave
- Iron Head
With excellent defense and a good utility movepool, Cobalion is the premier Stealth Rock setter on Fighting teams. Thunder Wave is used to slow faster foes such as Choice Scarf Latios and Dragapult. Taunt prevents foes such as Tapu Fini, Dragonite, and Tyranitar from setting up, while also preventing foes such as Torkoal and Araquanid from setting hazards. Iron Head reduces Cobalion's passivity while also allowing it to hit Fairy-types such as Clefable and Hatterene super effectively. The given EV spread makes Cobalion able to take as many hits as possible while ensuring it doesn't get outsped by other Cobalion.
All of Cobalion's Teammates appreciate its ability to break down teams with Stealth Rock, as well as its ability to act as a neutrality to Fairy- and Flying-type moves. Thanks to its typing, Toxicroak is able to take pressure off of Cobalion as a Fairy-resist while also being immune to Water-type moves such as Scald. Together, they are also able to break through menacing Fairy-types such as Clefable and Hatterene. Keldeo and Urshifu-R are good teammates for Cobalion, as they can switch into Fire-type moves, as well as threaten out Fire-types such as Heatran and Volcarona. Terrakion can also switch into Fire-type moves and consistently threaten the aforementioned Fire-types, while also providing good speed control. In return, Cobalion can paralyze faster Choice Scarf users such as Dragapult and Gengar. Galarian Zapdos is a good teammate for Cobalion as it can pressure fatter Pokemon such as Quagsire. Buzzwole is also a good teammate, as it proves to be a great asset against Flying-type teams.
Volt Switch is an option over Thunder Wave or Taunt as a result of its ability to gain momentum.
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