All of Cobalion's weaknesses and the best Pokémon counters in Pokémon Go

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Cobalion is one of the three Pokémon Swords of Justice in the game. It is a Legendary Pokémon and to catch it in Pokémon Go, you need to beat it in a five-star raid. You will need to make sure you defeat him by going after all of Cobalion's weaknesses and bring the best Pokémon possible to counter him.



All the weak points of the Cobalion

Cobalion is a Steel and Fighting-type Pokémon. It is weak to Fighting, Fire, and Ground-type attacks, but is resistant to Bug, Poison, Rock, Dark, Dragon, Grass, Ice, Normal, and Steel-type moves. You will have to lean on Cobalio's Fighting and Fire-type weaknesses and rely on the use of these types of Pokémon in battle.

The best Pokémon against Cobalion

The best Pokémon you can use to counter Cobalion will be Darmanitan, Lucario, and Chnadelure.

Darmanitan is a Fire-type Pokémon. He is a fearsome opponent capable of doing a lot of damage, but unfortunately lacks overall defenses. We recommend using this as a starting choice or waiting until somewhere in the middle of the raid. You don't want to use it for your final Pokémon due to its sustainability issues. The best movset for Darmanitan is to incinerate for his quick move, and then slip and overheat for his charge moves.

The next choice is Chandelure, a Ghost and Fire-type Pokémon. It is also resistant to Fighting and Steel type attacks, which means Cobalion will have a lot of trouble using any STAB attack against it. The best moveset for Chandelure to use during the raid is to incinerate for her fast move and shadow ball and flame charge for her charged moves.



The last Pokémon we want to talk about is Lucario, the Fighting and Steel-type Pokémon. Both Lucario and Cobalion share the same weaknesses, but you can take more advantage of Cobalion's weaknesses during this raid. Lucario has a lot of Fighting-type moves to deal heavy damage during battle. The best moveset to teach Lucario is the fast move counter, the charged motion aura sphere, and the power punch.

You will need to use a full team of six Pokémon during this raid. These are some of the other choices you can use to add to the rest of your squad.

  • Blaziken
  • Competition durr
  • excadrill
  • Groudon
  • Heatran
  • Ho-oh
  • Moltres
  • Rhyperior
  • Therian Landorus
  • Victini

After defeating Cobalion, you will be able to catch him at the end of the fight where he can learn the Sacred Sword charge move. There's also a chance to capture the brilliant version of him.



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