Cobalion Raid Guide

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Cobalion is a legendary Pokemon from the Unova region. Cobalion is known as the Iron Will Pokemon and according to Pokemon GO “It has a body and heart of steel. It worked with its allies to punish people when they hurt Pokemon”

Cobalion is coming back to 5* raids on the 5th November 2021 at 10am local time and here till the 16th November 2021 at 10am local time.

It will be joined in raids during this time with Terrakion and Virizion and all Pokemon caught during this time will learn the fighting move Sacred Sword

A shiny form of Cobalion IS available

It has:

HP 209

Defence 229

Attack 192

Cobalion is number 638 in the Pokedex. It is a Dual Steel and Fighting type Pokemon. It has several weaknesses. These are Fighting, Fire and Ground.

Its Raid Boss CP is 39,601

Its catch CP ranges are:

  • 1649-1727
  • Weather boosted: 2061-2159

Cobalion is weather boosted by Snow and Cloudy weather

Movesets

Cobalion has 2 fast moves and 3 charge moves

Its fast moves are:

  • Zen Headbutt (Psychic)
  • Metal Claw (Steel)

Its charge moves are:

  • Stone Edge (Rock)
  • Iron Head (Steel)
  • Close Combat (Fighting)
  • Sacred Sword (Fighting) – Cobalion caught during this event will know this move but wont have it during the raid battle
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Counters to Cobalion

Fighting, Fire and Ground are the types that Cobalion is weak too therefore anything possessing this typing/move sets will be effective.

Here are some of the most effective counters and the movesets to go with:

Lucario

  • Counter (fast move)
  • Aura Sphere (Charge move)

Reshiram

  • Fire Fang (Fast move)
  • Overheat (Charge move)

Mega Charizard Y

  • Fire Spin (Fast move)
  • Blast Burn (Charge move) – Legacy move

Shadow Machamp

  • Counter (Fast move)
  • Dynamic Punch (Charge move)

Darmanitan

  • Fire Fang (Fast move)
  • Overheat (Charge move)

Conkeldurr

  • Counter (Fast move)
  • Dynamic Punch (Charge move)

Other effective counters would include, Blaziken, Entei, Shadow Entei, Chandelure and Shadow Moltres

Cobalion isn’t an especially useful Pokemon especially in PvP. Unfortunately even with the Move Sacred Sword it doesn’t make much of an impact in either the Ultra or Master leagues.

It is one to collect just to have registered for the Pokedex.

As it’s a Legendary Pokemon, to give it a second charge move costs 100 candies and 100,000 Stardust. It requires 20KM as a buddy to earn a candy walking.

How many Cobalion will you be raiding?!

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