Cobalion Raid Trio Guide

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Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides

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
Double Kick Intermediate

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Close Combat Easy
Iron Head Intermediate
Stone Edge Challenging


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.


Team Composition 

  • Fire or Fighting Type Mega Evolutions help substantially, with the top options being Primal Groudon or Mega Blaziken.
  • Cobalion has great counter-coverage move options, so building teams to counter Steel, Fighting, and Rock will definitely pay off if you intend to farm this Sword of Justice.

Battling Strategy

  • If fainting out, dodge more. If running out of time, dodge less.
  • Be ready to let a Pokemon faint rather than attempting a dodge if it doesn't have much energy/just used a Charged Move.

Best Raid Boss Counters

Supreme Mega Evolution Counters

Primal Groudon Primal Groudon
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The best of all worlds, Primal Groudon hits extremely hard, lasts a very long time, and boosts Fire Types while on the field despite utilizing its Ground Type moveset thanks to its sub-typing. Basically nothing can really compete with this monster on this raid, though Mega Blaziken has a bit more DPS... but a lot less TDO.

Mega Blaziken Mega Blaziken
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The top counter that doesn't come with the Primal prefix, Mega Blaziken hits like a truck and has  high average TDO considering. If you have it, then this is one of the best counters to bring.

Mega Charizard Y Mega Charizard Y
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Another outstanding option, Mega Charizard Y has overall performance similar to Mega Blaziken, and has the added benefit of resisting Fighting Type movesets and taking neutral damage from Zen Headbutt. Just beware of Stone Edge, as it comes out very quickly and will likely OHKO Mega Charizard Y.

Good Mega Evolutions

Mega Garchomp Mega Garchomp
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An outstanding TDO option, Mega Garchomp is a tank of a Pokemon that has huge lasting power and great DPS. However, the one issue is the fact that it's basically a worse Primal Groudon minus typing-quirks. 

Mega Charizard X Mega Charizard X
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Mega Charizard X is okay, but it's generally better to just go with the Y evolution.

Mega Houndoom Mega Houndoom
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A solid utility option due to its dual-type coverage, Mega Houndoom is a great backup Mega that can be useful here. Just note that its weakness to Fighting Type movesets is very likely to make its time on the field pretty short.

Mega Lopunny Mega Lopunny
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Another great backup, Mega Lopunny can perform fairly well overall, but it should probably be a last-resort Mega. This is because of its weakness to Fighting Type movesets and Zen Headbutt combined with the high cost of Focus Blast, as these factors combined mean that it's possible that Mega Lopunny might not even get off a single Focus Blast, and getting off multiple isn't super likely.

Mega Swampert Mega Swampert
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The TDO Mega option, Mega Swampert should really only be used if your raid group is likely to utilize a ton of Ground Type counters.

Supreme Counters

Reshiram Reshiram
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An outstanding mix of DPS and TDO, Reshiram is definitely a standout for this fight. Its one weakness is Stone Edge, but having a few Fighting Types on your team can shore up that weakness pretty easily. Overall, Reshiram is one of the strongest counters for Cobalion.

ShadowMoltres Shadow Moltres
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Shadow Moltres is one of the top non-Mega Fire Type attackers, and it definitely tears Cobalion up. It also pairs perfectly with Terrakion, as their weakness/resistance profiles are very much complimentary.

shadow_chandelure Shadow Chandelure
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Shadow Chandelure is an outstanding Pokemon, and definitely one of the best counters here. Its resistance set makes most variants of Cobalion easy to take down, while its high DPS allows it to stay ahead of the clock easily.  Its one issue is a weakness to Stone Edge, which is a pretty threatening move for most Fire Types.

shadow_excadrill Shadow Excadrill
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Shadow Excadrill hits hard and is the best answer to Stone Edge among Shadow Cobalion's best counters, duble-resisting it to make this moveset a lot easier to deal with. However, it does not like Cobalion's Fighting Type moves!

Shadow Machamp Shadow Machamp
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Another power-house attacker, Shadow Machamp has similar performance to Terrakion, but it has far fewer weaknesses. Definitely a solid option!

Terrakion Terrakion
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Cobalion's fellow trio-member, Terrakion hits extremely hard with Sacred Sword, and can help greatly with beating the clock, especially if you've got someone on your team packing a Fighting Type Mega Evolution. Just note that Terrakion will tend to burn bright but not long, as its weakness to literally every move that Cobalion can throw at it save Stone Edge means it won't last through a prolonged assault. But hey, it does resist Stone Edge!

ShadowCharizard Shadow Charizard
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Diet Shadow Moltres.

ShadowEntei Shadow Entei
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More of a TDO option, Shadow Entei is another very solid counter for Cobalion. Just watch out for Stone Edge.

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One of the best overall counters due to its solid DPS and outstanding TDO. if you have a Keldeo raised, then give it an opportunity to prove its might against Cobalion!

Shadow-Ho-oh Shadow Ho-Oh
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Shadow Moltres, but TDO-based.

Good Counters

Shadow_Blaziken Shadow Blaziken
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While frail, Shadow Blaziken hits very hard, and is one of the few Fire Types that doesn't fear Stone Edge.

Shadow Typhlosion Shadow Typhlosion
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A vanilla Fire Type, but a good one. Shadow Typhlosion is a solid option for shoring up a Fire Type team.

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An outstanding tank with great DPS, Heartan laughs at most of Cobalion's moves. However, it does fear its Fighting Type movesets.

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Despite being a Fighting Type that's weak to Fighting Type attacks, Lucario is still a standout counter due to its access to the outstanding Aura Sphere. It's also an outstanding counter to Stone Edge sets thanks to its 2x resistance. 

Shadow Hariyama Shadow Hariyama
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I'd call this " Diet Shadow Machamp", but... you know....

Blaziken Blaziken
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Baby Mega Blaziken can put in work, especially since it's only weak to Zen headbutt and resist Steel Type movesets.

Darmanitan Darmanitan
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Chandelure Chandelure
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If your team has a weakness to Fighting Type movesets, then Chandelure might be an outstanding addition due to its Ghost sub-typing.

Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
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ShadowArcanine Shadow Arcanine
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Yes, really.

Shadow Mewtwo Shadow Mewtwo
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Tank Counters

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The ability to resist Cobalion's entire moveset save Stone Edge goes a long way for longevity... just watch out for Stone Edge.

Glass Counters

Pheromosa Pheromosa
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Very risky play, as it may not even reach its first Focus Blast without a bit of luck and/or great dodging. 

ShadowSwine Shadow Mamoswine
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Would be a solid choice overall, but it's weak to just about everything that Cobalion can throw at it.

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