How to beat Pokemon Go Cobalion Raid: Weaknesses, counters & can it be shiny?

Niladri Sarkar
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The leader of the Legendary Swords of Justice trio, Cobalion, is now in Pokemon Go 5-Star Raids, and the community is eager to add it to their teams. So here are all the details on the weaknesses, best counters, and shiny availability of Cobalion Raids in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go Raids in November 2023 have taken the community by storm since they feature several fan-favorite Pokemon as Raid Bosses. The 5-Star Raids, in particular, have trainers hyped as the Legendary Swords of Justice are up for grabs.

With Virizion Raids done and dusted, players are now looking to beat Cobalion and include it in their Pokedex. However, beating this challenging species requires a team of the best counters in the mobile game.

So here’s all you need to know about the weaknesses and top counters to beat Cobalion Raids in Pokemon Go, along with its shiny chances.

How to get Cobalion in Pokemon Go

You can get Cobalion in Pokemon Go by beating it in 5-Star Raid battles running from November 16, 2023, until November 23, 2023.

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Cobalion is a Steel/Fighting-type Pokemon.

Pokemon Go Cobalion weaknesses

Cobalion is weak to the Fighting, Fire, and Ground-type attacks in Pokemon Go.

These types are commonly found species in the mobile game, so players should focus on building high-level counters by maxing them out.

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Best counters for Pokemon Go Cobalion Raid

The overall best counter for Cobalion Raids in Pokemon Go is Primal Groudon with Mud Shot and Precipice Blades.

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Primal Groudon is the strongest Ground-type in Pokemon Go.

While Primal Groudon is undoubtedly the best species to beat Cobalion in Pokemon Go, you will need to use more counters to get the job done.

So here’s the list of the best counters for Pokemon Go Cobalion Raids:

  • Primal Groudon: With an outstanding 353 Attack stat and its devastatingly powerful signature move Precipice Blades, this monster is the best counter for this Raid.
  • Mega Blaziken: Arguably the most powerful Fire-type species in the game, Mega Blaziken can dish out incredible damage figures against Cobalion.
  • Mega Charizard Y: Just slightly behind Mega Blaziken in damage output, Mega Charizard Y has a better defensive profile and lasts longer in the battle.
  • Terrakion: The strongest member of the Legendary Swords of Justice in Pokemon Go, Terrakion uses its 260 Attack stat and the Charged Move Sacred Sword to full effect.
  • Reshiram: Fire-types take the cake among the counters and the Legendary Reshiram can never be left behind with its powerful signature move Fusion Flare.

Other good Pokemon Go Cobalion Raid counters include Mega Garchomp, Mega Swampert, Heatran, Conkeldurr, and Landorus (Therian).

All Cobalion moves in Pokemon Go

Here are all the moves that Cobalion can learn in Pokemon Go:

Pokemon Go Cobalion Fast Moves

  • Double Kick
  • Metal Claw
  • Zen Headbutt

Pokemon Go Cobalion Charged Moves

  • Sacred Sword
  • Close Combat
  • Iron Head
  • Stone Edge

You should note that Sacred Sword is a Legacy Move and can only be taught to Cobalion by using an Elite Charged TM.

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Cobalion is excellent in the Ultra League.

Can Cobalion be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Cobalion is available in Pokemon Go, and lucky trainers can catch shiny Cobalion after defeating its Raid battle. Also, a shiny Legendary from a Raid has a 100% catch rate, making shiny Cobalion a guaranteed catch.

The odds of encountering a shiny Cobalion after its 5-Star Raid Battle is 1 in 60 or 1.67% chance.

And there you have it! This is all you need to know to beat Cobalion Raids in Pokemon Go. If you’re looking for more content and guides on Pokemon Go, be sure to check out the following:

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Niladri is a Writer who specializes in Pokémon Go, Mainline Games, Trading Card Game, and Competitive Pokémon battles. With several years of experience in Copywriting and SEO Content Writing, Niladri has over 450 published articles on Go Hub and CharlieIntel. When not writing, he can be found trying out various cooking recipes and visiting exquisite travel destinations. Niladri joined CharlieIntel in June 2023 and he can be contacted at [email protected]