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How to Beat Cobalion: Pokemon GO Raid Guide

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Cobalion is a Gen 5 legendary raid boss in Pokémon GO. It is a steel/fighting type Pokémon with very high defense stats, making it very intimidating in the raid. With the proper team, you’ll be able to best Cobalion and capture it for yourselves. This guide will cover everything you need to know on how to beat Cobalion in Pokémon GO.

Cobalion’s Stats and Moveset in Pokémon GO

Here are Cobalion’s (Raid) Stats and Moveset in Pokémon Go:

  • Raid Boss CP – 39601
  • Fast Moves
    • Double Kick (Fighting)
    • Zen Headbutt (Psychic)
    • Metal Claw (Steel)
  • Charged Moves
    • Close Combat (Fighting)
    • Stone Edge (Ground)
    • Iron Head (Steel)

Best Pokémon to beat Cobalion in Pokémon GO

While Cobalion may be tough to beat with your fellow trainers, three Pokémon will surely get the job done.

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Mega Blaziken 

Mega Blaziken is a fire/fighting type Pokémon that is very effective against the legend. It has high DPS potential with Fire Spin and Blast Burn. It’s an excellent choice for dealing heavy damage during Cobalion raids. Although, you should be wary about Zen-Headbutt since it is a Psychic move and will significantly damage Mega Blaziken.

Mega Charizard (Y or X) 

Mega Charizard is a fire and flying Pokémon that excels against Cobalion. Cobalion’s attacks do normal damage to Mega Charizard except Stone Edge. Switch Mega Charizard as soon as Cobalion winds up for Stone Edge, or if unavoidable, dodge the attack by swiping left or right to mitigate some damage.

Mega Houndoom 

Mega Houndoom’s Fire Fang and Flamethrower deal massive damage to Cobalion, making it easy for your raid team to whittle down the boss’s massive health bar. Although Mega Houndoom can tank a few hits from Double Kick, it won’t survive Close Combat or Stone Edge for long. Switch to another Pokémon or dodge the move to lessen the damage.

These Pokémon are all effective against Cobalion because of their strengthened Fire attacks. You can also bring Mega Swampert, Lopunny, or Alakazam as optional Pokémon whenever any of these three gets KO’d. They can hold their own while you revive your main damage dealers. 

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Matthew Wilson is currently the Managing Editor for Gamer Journalist. He's previously served as Managing Editor for the Lifestyle brand Outsider. Matthew has also worked for USA TODAY, Business Insider, Esquire, and Psychology Today. In his free time, he loves to travel and to play video games, two passions that fuel his work.

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