Cobalion Pokémon GO Raid Guide

Niantic Labs, The Pokémon Company

The legendary Fighting and Steel-type Pokémon from generation five is returning as a Raid Boss in Pokémon GO. Starting at 10 a.m. local time on Dec. 15 to 10 a.m. on Dec. 23, you and two to four other trainers can take on Cobalion in a Five-Star Raid. Five-Star Raid Bosses are no walk in the park, so here is a guide to help players beat Cobalion.

Pokémon GO Cobalion: Weakness

Cobalion will have an HP of 209, an Attack of 192, and a Defense of 229. Since Cobalion is a
Fighting and Steel-type, it will be weak to Fighting, Fire, and Ground-type moves.

Pokémon GO Cobalion: Moveset

Cobalion can use the following moves in Pokémon GO:

Fast Moves

  • Metal Claw
  • Zen Headbutt
  • Double Kick

Charge Moves

  • Stone Edge
  • Iron Head
  • Close Combat

Pokémon GO Cobalion: Counters

Now that the right type match up for Cobalion is known, here are some great counter picks to use:

  • Mega Blaziken - Counter + Blast Burn
  • Chandelure - Fire Spin + Overheat
  • Reshiram - Fire Fang + Overheat
  • Terrakion - Double Kick + Sacred Sword
  • Darmanitan - Fire Fang + Overheat
  • Flareon - Fire Spin + Overheat
  • Groudon - Mud Shot + Earthquake
  • Lucario - Counter + Aura Sphere

These are just a few suggested Pokémon to take on the Five-Star Raid Boss Cobalion. There will be many other Pokémon showing up in raids during the Mythical Wishes holiday season like Mega Glalie and Galarian Darumaka. With the winter season approaching many of the featured Pokémon will be Ice-types so this is the time of year to bring out your favorite Fire-types.