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Caught CP Range:1649 -1727

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Cobalion Raid Guide

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Cobalion Raid Guide

Cobalion- Weed PokΓ©mon

Cobalion is weak to the following types: Fighting, Ground, Fire. Generally speaking, the best counters for it are:Reshiram, Lucario, and Chandelure. Cobalion can be beaten by 2 players in optimal weather, with max friendship and perfect level 40 counters or by 4 unfriended players using level 20 counters from this guide. When caught, Cobalion will be between 1649 and 1727 cp without a weather boost. In Overcast weather, Cobalion will be between 2061 and 2159 when caught.

Release History:

    • 12/17/2019 for 21 days
    • 5/12/2020 for 7 days
    • 11/16/2020 – 11/24/2020

Shadows & Megas

There are a couple classes of unique pokemon that are more difficult to use than others, they have been filtered out here to not clog up the counters too much. These pokemon are much more resource expensive than other options.

      • Mega Charizard Y– Best in General simulations.
      • Shadow Machamp– Best in General simulations.
      • Shadow Entei– Best in General simulations.
      • Mega Charizard X– Best in General simulations.
          • Less relavant Shadow and Mega Pokemon:Mega Houndoom, Shadow Mewtwo, Shadow Alakazam

Cobalion In the Meta

Raid Meta – Metal Claw /Β Iron Head

Cobalion is a usable, though underwhelming, Steel-Type Attacker. Its performance is similar to Aggron, with slightly lower DPS and higher Bulk. Which in practice means it has even worse performance. While in the past this level of performance would still be acceptable-we also have Durant and Exadrill as new (superior) additions to the Steel-Type meta. It’s fighting duel-typing doesn’t even negate any of its Steel weaknesses (although Steel negates all of it’s Fighting ones). You really probably don’t need to use Cobalion, but they are still quite the jump up for Registeel at least.

Movesets

Sorted Easiest to Hardest.

Iron Head:

          • Fire-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance

Stone Edge:

          • Ground-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance
          • Fire-Types are hit for πŸ’₯ Weakness
          • Fighting-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance

Close Combat:

Top Raid Counters

#1 Reshiram

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Fire Fang / Overheat
With Level 35 Reshiram you need 3 players.

        • Best Estimator VS: Metal Claw / Stone Edge
        • Best Ranking VS: Zen Headbutt / Close Combat
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Steel
          • 1Γ— Weak: Rock

#2 Lucario

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Counter / Aura Sphere
Riolu is an egg exclusive pokemon sadly, one of the absolute rarest and highly desired ones in fact. It was added October 2018th. It isn’t easy to power up and has a walking distance of 10k. There are increased chances of finding one in a 7k Alolan egg instead of normal 10ks. You also have better chances if you get difficult Adventure Sync eggs. if you collect your weekly adventure sync reward and have earned the 50k distance, AND have an available egg slot, you will get an egg with a skewed hatch pool. With Level 35 Lucario you need 3 players.

        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Metal Claw / Stone Edge
        • Type Interactions:
          • 2Γ— Resists: Rock
          • 1Γ— Resists: Steel
          • 1Γ— Weak: Fighting

#3 Chandelure

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Fire Spin / Overheat
Chandelure is incredibly hard to get right now. It was released September 17th, and you can only get Litwick from 10k eggs! During halloween 2019 litwick was featured as a reward in the Spiritomb quest.

It is the new highest DPS Ghost AND Fire-Type. With Level 35 Chandelure you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Incinerate
        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Stone Edge
        • Best Ranking VS: Zen Headbutt / Close Combat
        • Type Interactions:
          • 2Γ— Resists: Fighting
          • 1Γ— Resists: Steel
          • 1Γ— Weak: Rock

#4 Darmanitan

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Fire Fang / Overheat
With Level 35 Darmanitan you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Incinerate
        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Stone Edge
        • Best Ranking VS: Metal Claw / Iron Head
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Steel
          • 1Γ— Weak: Rock

#5 Conkeldurr

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†

Best Moveset: Counter / Dynamic Punch
With Level 35 Conkeldurr you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Charge Moves: Focus Blast
        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Metal Claw / Stone Edge
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock

#6 Blaziken (Elite TM Moveset)

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Counter / Blast Burn (Elite TM)
Blaziken was featured in Community Day May 2019! In terms of Raids, the most common member of the Family is Combuskin. Torchic currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Blaziken you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Fire Spin
        • Alternative Charge Moves: Overheat, Blaze Kick
        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Stone Edge
        • Best Ranking VS: Metal Claw / Iron Head
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Steel
          • Canceled Out: Rock

Weather

Here is a list of Pokemon that can perform similar or better than the typical #1 option (in this case, Reshiram) with weather bonuses:

Pokemon Weather Fast Move Charge Move Estimator
Reshiram β˜€οΈClear Fire Fang Overheat 2.2
Darmanitan β˜€οΈClear Fire Fang Overheat 2.3
Chandelure β˜€οΈClear Fire Spin Overheat 2.3
Conkeldurr ☁️Overcast Counter Dynamic Punch 2.3
Excadrill β˜€οΈClear Mud Slap Drill Run 2.4
Machamp ☁️Overcast Counter Dynamic Punch 2.5
Moltres β˜€οΈClear Fire Spin Overheat 2.5
Blaziken β˜€οΈClear Fire Spin Blast Burn 2.5
Lucario ☁️Overcast Counter Aura Sphere 2.5
Groudon β˜€οΈClear Mud Shot Earthquake 2.5
Landorus β˜€οΈClear Mud Shot Earth Power 2.5
Entei β˜€οΈClear Fire Fang Overheat 2.5
Heatran β˜€οΈClear Fire Spin Flamethrower 2.5
Garchomp β˜€οΈClear Mud Shot Earthquake 2.5
Victini β˜€οΈClear Quick Attack V Create 2.5
Breloom ☁️Overcast Counter Dynamic Punch 2.6
Reshiram ⛅️Partly Cloudy Fire Fang Overheat 2.6

Alternate Pokemon

#7 Moltres

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Fire Spin / Overheat
Top tier Fire and Flying Type attacker that has been featured many times. With Level 35 Moltres you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Charge Moves: Fire Blast
        • Best Estimator VS: Metal Claw / Stone Edge
        • Best Ranking VS: Zen Headbutt / Close Combat
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Steel, Fighting
          • 2Γ— Weak: Rock

#8 Entei

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Fire Fang / Overheat
With Level 35 Entei you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Fire Spin
        • Alternative Charge Moves: Fire Blast, Flamethrower
        • Best Estimator VS: Metal Claw / Stone Edge
        • Best Ranking VS: Metal Claw / Close Combat
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Steel
          • 1Γ— Weak: Rock

#9 Heatran

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Fire Spin / Flamethrower
With Level 35 Heatran you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Charge Moves: Fire Blast
        • Best Estimator VS: Metal Claw / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Zen Headbutt / Stone Edge
        • Type Interactions:
          • 2Γ— Resists: Steel
          • 1Γ— Weak: Fighting
          • Canceled Out: Rock

#10 Machamp

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Best Moveset: Counter / Dynamic Punch
Machamp stands as the pokemon with the longest cumulative duration it has spent as a raid boss, being one of the very first AND most frequently returning. If you’ve been playing long enough to participate in Tier 3 raids its likely you have a Machamp or a dozen. They also have been an incredibly useful Fighting Type since the game’s inception.

It is likely soon going to be outclassed as a Fighting-Type by many Gen 5 Pokemon (assuming they get good moves). Machop currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Machamp you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Karate Chop
        • Best Estimator VS: Metal Claw / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Metal Claw / Stone Edge
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock

#11 Excadrill

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Mud Slap / Earthquake
With Level 35 Excadrill you need 4 players.

        • Alternative Charge Moves: Drill Run
        • Best Estimator VS: Metal Claw / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Metal Claw / Stone Edge
        • Type Interactions:
          • 2Γ— Resists: Rock
          • 1Γ— Resists: Steel
          • 1Γ— Weak: Fighting

#12 Groudon

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Mud Shot / Earthquake
Groudon is a Legendary Pokemon and thus can only be gotten in time limited ways, by being featured in Event Raids or Field Research Breakthroughs. They are the a pretty safe investment to power up, but might get Precipital Blade someday. Mud-shot and Earthquake got buffed December 2019. With Level 35 Groudon you need 4 players.

        • Best Estimator VS: Metal Claw / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Zen Headbutt / Stone Edge
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock

#13 Landorus

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Mud Shot / Earth Power
With Level 35 Landorus you need 4 players.

        • Best Estimator VS: Metal Claw / Stone Edge
        • Best Ranking VS: Zen Headbutt / Close Combat
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Fighting
          • Canceled Out: Rock

#14 Garchomp

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Mud Shot / Earthquake
Garchomp, while a great Dragon AND Ground-Type attacker (and one with resistance to Rock and triple resistance to Electric) is very difficult to acquire for now. No nests, no events, very rare, very new. Gible are exceedingly rare in the wild. It’s likely he will someday get a community day however. With Level 35 Garchomp you need 4 players.

        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Metal Claw / Stone Edge
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock

#15 Breloom

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Best Moveset: Counter / Dynamic Punch
Breloom evolves from the very common Shroomish and has higher pure DPS than Machamp or Makuhita. It is quite frail though. Shroomish currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Breloom you need 4 players.

        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Metal Claw / Stone Edge
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock

#16 Flareon

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Best Moveset: Fire Spin / Overheat
Eevee currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Flareon you need 4 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Ember
        • Alternative Charge Moves: Fire Blast, Flamethrower
        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Stone Edge
        • Best Ranking VS: Metal Claw / Iron Head
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Steel
          • 1Γ— Weak: Rock

#17 Hariyama

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Best Moveset: Counter / Dynamic Punch
Hariyama is cheaper to evolve up than Machamp, requiring less candy and a more common pokemon (with nearly identical practical performance) Makuhita currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Hariyama you need 4 players.

        • Alternative Charge Moves: Super Power
        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Metal Claw / Close Combat
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock

#18 Victini

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Best Moveset: Quick Attack / V Create
With Level 35 Victini you need 4 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Confusion
        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Stone Edge
        • Best Ranking VS: Metal Claw / Close Combat
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Steel, Fighting
          • 1Γ— Weak: Rock

#19 Infernape

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†

Best Moveset: Fire Spin / Blast Burn
Chimchar currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Infernape you need 4 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Rock Smash
        • Best Estimator VS: Metal Claw / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Metal Claw / Stone Edge
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Steel
          • Canceled Out: Rock

#20 Rhyperior

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

Best Moveset: Mud Slap / Earthquake
Rhyhorn is very common and boosted in the common Sunny, but Rhyperior is a Sinnoh Stone evolution Pokemon. Rhydon is a pretty good Ground-Type as well, so if you get a good moveset on it and don’t have the candy or stone to evolve, it’s not that bad. It’s also great as a Rock-Type attacker with different moves. Rhyhorn currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Rhyperior you need 4 players.

        • Best Estimator VS: Metal Claw / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Zen Headbutt / Stone Edge
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock
          • 1Γ— Weak: Steel, Fighting

#21 Arcanine

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Fire Fang / Flamethrower
Growlithe currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Arcanine you need 4 players.

        • Alternative Charge Moves: Fire Blast
        • Best Estimator VS: Metal Claw / Stone Edge
        • Best Ranking VS: Metal Claw / Close Combat
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Steel
          • 1Γ— Weak: Rock

#22 Typhlosion

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Incinerate / Blast Burn
Cyndaquil currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Typhlosion you need 4 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Ember
        • Alternative Charge Moves: Overheat
        • Best Estimator VS: Metal Claw / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Metal Claw / Iron Head
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Steel
          • 1Γ— Weak: Rock

#23 Haxorus

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†

Best Moveset: Counter / Earthquake
With Level 35 Haxorus you need 4 players.

        • Best Estimator VS: Metal Claw / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Zen Headbutt / Stone Edge
        • Type Interactions:
          • No Type Interactions

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