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Pokemon Ratings

Ultra League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 1 / 5

Pokemon Stats

250.00 kg Weight
2.10 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
3022
ATK 192
DEF 229
STA 209

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Metal Claw is the superior pick, and gets STAB.
  • Zen Headbutt doesn't have any use on Cobalion. 
  • Iron Head is the best overall charge move, gets STAB, and enables Cobalion to fulfill a Steel-type role.
  • Close Combat also gets STAB and synergizes well against Ice and Rock types. 
  • Stone Edge is a good charge move, but lacking STAB puts it behind the other options. 

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Zen headbutt is more preferable on defense due to coverage against common Fighting-type attackers.
  • Metal Claw is okay with STAB, but Steel-typing doesn't have much meaningful coverage. 
  • Iron Head as a 2-bar move is more likely to be used before Cobalion faints. 
  • Close Combat hits quite hard with STAB, and is difficult to dodge. 
  • Stone Edge is more likely to be resisted by Fighting-type attackers, but has the earliest damage window. 

PVE Overview

Cobalion is the first of the legendary Swords of Justice to be introduced into Pokemon Go, but unfortunately it's not the most useful of the bunch. Not having access to a good movepool, in addition to a below average ATK stat is pretty unfortunate. Maybe in the future if Cobalion gets access to its signature Sacred Sword will it see more use in the meta. 

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Metal Claw + Close Combat and Stone Edge or Iron Head

Metal Claw is the only real option available, since Zen Headbutt is awful for PvP. 

All of Cobalion's charge moves can be useful depending on the format. Close Combat and Stone Edge are more preferable in general due to their wide coverage, but demand quite a bit of energy to use, 60 and 55 respectively. Iron Head as a Steel-type move doesn't provide as much meaningful coverage, but does decent damage with STAB and is a bit easier to access, costing 50 energy. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: N/A

As of right now the only way to obtain Cobalion is through raids, and even if traded to reroll its IVs, the CP would still be too high to qualify for Great League. Maybe in the future Cobalion will be obtainable through Research Breakthrough, in which case it can be eligible for this league. 

Ultra League: 2 / 5

Cobalion has a useful typing and good defensive stats, which in theory should make it quite good for PvP. A cumbersome moveset however, holds it back from being anywhere near the top of the meta, as Steel-type moves aren't very valuable. Wins against Umbreon, Dialga, and Melmetal give Cobalion a niche as a Fighting-type that isn't weak to Charm users, but its Steel typing causes losses against other Fighting-types. 

Master League: 1 / 5

Cobalion has a max CP of 3022 which is a bit lackluster for Master League. Outside of favorable matchups from a typing perspective, Cobalion tends to struggle to find wins against the rest of the meta. Even though it can technically hit Darkrai and Dialga with STAB Super Effective Close Combat, the unimpressive energy gain causes it lose those matchups if shields are in play. As of right now, Cobalion is not likely going to be making any waves in Master League, but maybe a future move rebalance or introduction of its signature Sacred Sword will make it more relevant. 

Fast Moves

8
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.70
0.20
10.00
11.43
14.29
12
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Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
9.09
10.91
13.64

Charge Moves

100
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.30
1.30
0.00
1.00
43.48
54.35
43.48
60
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.90
0.40
0.00
1.20
31.58
39.47
37.89
100
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Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.30
1.40
0.00
1.00
43.48
54.35
43.48

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 100
Stardust 100,000

Other

Flee Rate 10.0 %
Buddy Distance 20 km
Capture Rate2.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Fighting Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Steel Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013742
2001.57688
2002116133
2002.5155179
4003195225
4003.5235270
4004274316
4004.5314362
6005353407
6005.5393453
6006433498
6006.5472544
8007512590
8007.5551635
8008591681
8008.5631727
10009670772
10009.5710818
100010749863
100010.5787907
130011824950
130011.5862993
1300128991036
130012.59371079
1600139741122
160013.510121166
16001410491209
160014.510861252
19001511241295
190015.511611338
19001611991381
190016.512361424
22001712741468
220017.513111511
22001813491554
220018.513861597
25001914241640
250019.514611683
25002014991727
250020.515361770
30002115741813
300021.516111856
30002216491899
300022.516861943
35002317241986
350023.517612029
35002417982072
350024.518362115
40002518732159
400025.519112202
40002619482245
400026.519862288
45002720232331
450027.520612374
45002820982418
450028.521362461
50002921732504
500029.522112547
50003022482590
500030.522672612
60003122862634
600031.523052655
60003223232677
600032.523422698
70003323612720
700033.523792742
70003423982763
700034.524172785
80003524362806
800035.524542828
80003624732849
800036.524922871
90003725112893
900037.525292914
90003825482936
900038.525672957
100003925862979
1000039.526043000
100004026233022
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