Cofagrigus is a Ghost type Pokemon introduced in Generation V. It evolves from Yamask starting at level 34. Take a look below for 21 fun and interesting facts about Cofagrigus.
1. Cofagrigus is a blue and yellow sarcophagus like Pokemon with red, menacing eyes and four ebony hands that appear to be shadows.
2. A simply designed face, which is the mask Yamask carries is prominent on the “forehead” of the Pokémon.
3. Its real face is covered up by parts that slide open when it is active.
4. White, sharp fangs create a taunting smile and flamboyant patterns veil the coffin.
5. The coffin is said to be made of solid gold.
6. Ancient legends once told Cofagrigus could seal nearby humans in their bodies and turn them into mummies; grave robbers who mistake them for normal coffins get this fate.
7. Cofagrigus is said to have once been human but having forgotten its memories from when it was alive.
8. They also enjoy eating gold nuggets.
9. It lives in tombs and ruins waiting for victims.
10. Cofagrigus and its evolutionary relatives, Yamask and Runerigus, are the only known Pokémon capable of learning Crafty Shield.
11. Previously, due to the censor that prevents Pokémon with offensive nicknames being traded on the GTS, an English language Cofagrigus could not be traded without a nickname in Generation V. However, the filter has since been altered to allow Cofagrigus to be traded without a nickname.
12. Cofagrigus’s Attack and Special Attack are the reverse of Runerigus’s, while their other stats are identical.
13. Cofagrigus’s design is based on a sarcophagus.
14. It was also most likely based on supposedly cursed Egyptian tombs.
15. Any trespassers in the tombs are said to fall under a “curse” from its owner, which is said to cause illness, serious injury, or death. The hype of cursed tombs was made popular when many people in a team of explorers in 1922, who had opened and entered King Tutankhamun’s tomb, began dying after the exploration.
16. Cofagrigus’s Mummy Ability, which passively turns other Pokémon into mummies that in turn transform other Pokémon into mummies, is very similar to the popular culture depiction of the spread of a “zombie virus” in horror films.
17. Cofagrigus may be a combination of coffin, sarcophagus and egregious. It may also come from grim.
18. Multiple Cofagrigus debuted in Explorers of the Hero’s Ruin! as guardians of the “Golden Dark Stone”, a role they shared with a Sigilyph.
19. Two Cofagrigus appeared in SS014, where they were among the Pokémon found at the Ruins of the Titan. Go attempted to catch them, only to be stopped by Keira. They were attacked by Pikachu, which caused them to release Karabari and his Shiny Psyduck, who were trapped inside the ruins.
20. A Cofagrigus appeared in Get the Legendary Pokémon!.
21. Gorm, a member of the Seven Sages, used his Cofagrigus to take control of the Dragonite skeleton from Nacrene Museum in The Mystery of the Missing Fossil.