Cobalion Raid Counters Guide

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The best Cobalion counters are Chandelure, Entei, Heatran and Blaziken. Cobalion can be easily beaten by a raid group consisting of 4 trainers with level 30+ counters. Under ideal weather conditions, it can also be beaten by 3 trainers, or in some extreme cases, it may possibly be duod by maxed out counters. A raid group of 3-5 high-level trainers or 5-7 lower level players is recommended to defeat this legendary raid boss.

Through this guide, you will find an in-depth analysis of the best counters for Cobalion, the most ideal means to defeat it, and various relevant details of this Iron Will Pokémon.

Cobalion is obtainable with the following Combat Power values:

  • 1649 – 1727 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2061- 2159 CP at Level 25 with Snow or Cloudy weather boost

Cobalion counters

List of best Cobalion counters
Supreme counters
Pokemon GO ChandelureChandelure Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Pokemon GO EnteiEntei Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire
Pokemon GO HeatranHeatran Fire Spin Fire Fire Blast Fire
Great counters
Pokemon GO BlazikenBlaziken Counter Fighting Blast Burn Fire
Pokemon GO FlareonFlareon Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Pokemon GO MoltresMoltres Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Pokemon GO MachampMachamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Pokemon GO GroudonGroudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO GarchompGarchomp Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Good counters
Pokemon GO HariyamaHariyama Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Pokemon GO BreloomBreloom Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Pokemon GO CharizardCharizard Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire
Pokemon GO ToxicroakToxicroak Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Pokemon GO ArcanineArcanine Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire
Pokemon GO TyphlosionTyphlosion Ember Fire Blast Burn Fire

Counters analysis

Pokemon GO ChandelureChandelure

Chandelure performs exceptionally well against Cobalion, as it takes 2x reduced damage from Fighting and 1x reduced damage from Steel moves. The combination of superior typing, great stats and moves makes Chandelure the best option versus Cobalion.

Pokemon GO HeatranHeatran

If you’re surprised to see Heatran on this list, consider this: Heatran takes reduced 2x damage from Steel and 1x reduced from Psychic, which covers 60% of Cobalion movesets. In other words, there’s a 60% chance per raid that Heatran will take significantly less damage from Cobalion. Heatran is the most potion efficient counter on this list.

Pokemon GO EnteiEntei

A bulkier version of Moltres, Entei rakes up with higher time to win but lesser deaths to be a very potion efficient attacker.

Pokemon GO BlazikenBlaziken

With its Community Day exclusive move Blast Burn, Blaziken became a top-notch Fire type attacker and a pretty solid Fighting type. Boasting of STAB in powerful moves like Counter and Blast Burn, and high DPS, this Hoenn starter blazes through Cobalion with ruthless efficiency with the least time to win.

Pokemon GO MoltresMoltres

Moltres has always been the most impressive one from the legendary bird trio. It extends its dominance as a supreme counter to Cobalion. With marginally lesser DPS than Blaziken but higher TDO, Moltres soars up with its powerful moveset against Cobalion.

Pokemon GO MachampMachamp

Machamp continues to impress with its infamous Counter/Dynamic Punch set. Trainers have been using this moveset since Gen 1 to defeat scores of Pokémon. They may very well include Cobalion in the long list of things that Machamp can knock out.

Pokemon GO GroudonGroudon

Groudon does not take super-effective damage from any of Cobalion’s moves. Also, it is the tankiest among all of the counters here. Add the fact that it has excellent DPS. You do not need any more reasons to use Groudon.

Note about Cobalion counters

There is a rather interesting point to be noted about Cobalion’s counters. All the counter types are boosted in common weather conditions. The presence of Cloudy weather boosts the Fighting type attacks (Counter/Dynamic Punch becomes even deadlier in this situation). The Sunny weather boosts both Fire and Ground types. Therefore, there are high chances of the weather being in your favor. This should make the raid easier.

In addition, the counters presented here are some of the most common types in the game. So it should never be a challenge to gather a strong raiding team for most players.

Best Cobalion raid counters are Chandelure, Blaziken, Machamp, Moltres, Breloom and Entei
Best Cobalion raid counters

Cobalion Moveset Analysis

Cobalion can have the following moves in Pokémon Go:

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Metal Claw Steel
  • Close Combat Fighting
  • Iron Head Steel
  • Stone Edge Rock

Quite honestly, none of Cobalion’s move sets are impressive or particularly dangerous. Plus, Cobalion does not have a high enough ATK stat to back up the moves anyway.

Stone Edge delivers super-effective damage to your Fire type counters. However, it is a one-bar charge move and isn’t too difficult to dodge. Bear this in mind when you are using your Fire types.

Zen Headbutt has never been an excellent raid move, but it can still give some trouble to your Fighting types.

The combination of Metal Claw and Iron Head is Cobalion’s best moveset. It also deals neutral damage to most of the counters and it benefits from STAB. We advise exercising a little bit of caution with this particular set, as it can hurt.

Close Combat is a decent move, but as mentioned above, Cobalion lacks the fire power to deal serious damage with it.

About Cobalion

A group of legendary Pokémon known as the Swords of Justice had to be led by the steel type among them! Cobalion is a T5 Raid boss in Pokémon GO and is considered as the leader of the Swords of Justice. Cobalion is a Steel Fighting type that comes with the following stats:

Pokemon GO CobalionCobalionSteel Fighting
STATS
ATK 192 DEF 229 HP 209
Weak to Strong Against
Fire Ground Fighting Fairy Ice Rock Normal Dark Steel
Boosted by Snow or Cloudy

 

Conclusion

Cobalion is not going to pose much of a challenge. With relatively low ATK stat, average moveset, common counter types and weather conditions, its bulk is the only thing that seems to be going for it. Just keep an eye out for the time on the clock, and you will do just fine with this legendary raid boss.

My name is Niladri Sarkar. A lvl 40 Team Valor Member, I'm a Pokémon trainer by passion and an engineer by profession. Naturally, I have a thing for Pokémon stats and moveset mechanics. I regularly enjoy "mashing" and "chomping" my way through gyms and raids with my aces, Metagross and Garchomp.