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Cobalion Raid Trio Guide

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Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides
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Difficulty:

Easy at trainer level 30 with proper counters

HP15,000 ATK163.60 DEF192.80
CP Range
Lvl 20 1649 - 1727 Lvl 25 2061 - 2159

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Snow, Windy, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy Sunny / Clear, Cloudy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Zen Headbutt Intermediate
Metal Claw Easy

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Close Combat Easy
Iron Head Intermediate
Stone Edge Challenging

Overview

Cobalion can definitely be beaten in a Duo Run, but a Trio is substantially more viable for most players, as the Duo requires bonuses or the use of absolutely ideal counter.  A large number of Pokemon can reach the numbers needed to pull off the trio at lower levels, giving players a fair amount of wiggle room to make it.

Approach

Team Composition 

  • Fire Type Mega Evolutions help substantially, especially Mega Charizard Y
  • Shadows like Machamp, Moltres, and Entei provide huge DPS, especially when boosted by a Mega Evolution on the field.
  • Reshiram has arguably the best overall performance of non-Mega Pokemon, while Lucario is the top regular Pokemon for the raid.
  • Tanks like Heatran and Victini are great for helping to stay in the game

Battling Strategy

  • If fainting out, dodge more. If running out of time, dodge less.

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters Viable at Lv.30
Shadow Machamp Shadow Machamp
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Pros:

  • Top non-Mega DPS option
  • Resists Stone Edge

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Weak to Zen Headbutt
ShadowMoltres Shadow Moltres
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Pros:

  • Outstanding DPS option
  • Resists Steel Type movesets and Close Combat

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Legendary species, Candy can be harder to obtain
  • Very weak to Stone Edge
ShadowEntei Shadow Entei
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Pros:

  • High TDO with good DPS
  • Resists Steel Type movesets

Cons:

  • Legendary species, Candy can be harder to obtain
  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Weak to Stone Edge
Reshiram Reshiram
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Pros:

  • Arguably the best overall counter, sporting a great mix of DPS and TDO
  • Resists Steel Type movesets

Cons:

  • Legendary Species, Candy can be dificult to obtain
  • Weak to Stone Edge
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Pros:

  • Highest non-shadow DPS option
  • Resists Steel Type movesets
  • Double-resists Stone Edge
  • Only Fighting Type not weak to Zen Headbutt

Cons:

  • Weak to Close Combat
  • Currently consider a fairly rare species
Chandelure Chandelure
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Pros:

  • One of the best overall counters, sports high DPS and TDO
  • Resists Steel Type movesets, double-resists Close Combat

Cons:

  • Weak to Stone Edge
Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
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Pros:

  • Great overall counter, sporting a great mix of DPS and TDO
  • Resists Stone Edge
  • Basically a better Machamp

Cons:

  • Weak to Zen Headbutt
  • Expensive to evolve if not traded
Blaziken Blaziken
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Pros:

  • Great overall counter, keeps up adequate DPS
  • Resists Steel Type movesets
  • Common species, featured in its own Community Day

Cons:

  • Weak to Zen Headbutt
  • Requires community day move to be effective
ShadowCharizard Shadow Charizard
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Pros:

  • Resists Steel Type movesets and Close Combat

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Frail, appreciates dodging
  • Very weak to Stone Edge
  • Requires community day move to be effective
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Pros:

  • Frequently featured Legendary species
  • Resists Steel Type movesets and Close Combat

Cons:

  • Legendary species, Candy can be harder to obtain
  • Very weak to Stone Edge
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Pros:

  • Old reliable
  • Great mix of DPS and TDO
  • Resists Stone Edge
  • Historically very common Tier 3 Raid Boss, very obtainable

Cons:

  • Weak to Zen Headbutt

Counters Viable at Lv.35

Darmanitan Darmanitan
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Pros:

  • Resists Steel Type movesets

Cons:

  • Frail, appreciates dodging
Excadrill Excadrill
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Pros:

  • Resists Zen Headbutt and Steel Type movesets
  • Double-resists Stone Edge

Cons:

  • Weak to Close Combat
Garchomp Garchomp
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Pros:

  • Resists Stone Edge, has no weaknesses among Cobalion's movesets

Cons:

  • Still currently considered a rare species

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