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Cobalion (Japanese: コバルオン Kobaruon) is a Steel/Fighting-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It also one of the legendary foursome Swords of Justice, along with Terrakion, Virizion and Keldeo.

Biology

Physiology

Cobalion is a stag-like Pokémon that is mainly aqua blue with eight black dots on it (four on each side). It has a light blue spiky tail and a white scruff of fluffy white fur covering its neck. Its feet are light blue with black tipped toes and a black line separating it from the aqua blue color. Its face is light blue and the top of its head is black while the rest of the head is aqua blue. It has orange eyes and two slightly jagged orange horns on the top of its head. It has orange spiked protrusions coming of its shoulders.

Special Abilities

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Behavior

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Evolution

Cobalion does not evolve.

Game data

Pokédex entries

  • Black

    This legendary Pokémon battled against humans to protect Pokémon. Its personality is calm and composed.

  • White

    It has a body and heart of steel. Its glare is sufficient to make even an unruly Pokémon obey it. It is also the leader of the swords of justice.

  • Black 2

    It has a body and heart of steel. It worked with its allies to punish people when they hurt Pokémon.

  • White 2

    It has a body and heart of steel. It worked with its allies to punish people when they hurt Pokémon.

  • X

    It has a body and heart of steel. Its glare is sufficient to make even an unruly Pokémon obey it.

  • Y

    It has a body and heart of steel. It worked with its allies to punish people when they hurt Pokémon.

  • Omega Ruby

    It has a body and heart of steel. Its glare is sufficient to make even an unruly Pokémon obey it.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    It has a body and heart of steel. It worked with its allies to punish people when they hurt Pokémon.

  • Sword

    This Pokémon appears in a legend alongside Terrakion and Virizion, fighting against humans in defense of the Unova region's Pokémon.

  • Shield

    From the moment it's born, this Pokémon radiates the air of a leader. Its presence will calm even vicious foes.


Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Mistralton Cave (Guidance Chamber) One
Black 2/White 2 Route 13 One
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Pathless Plain (Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays) One
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds (Rocky World) One
Sword/Shield Transfer from Pokémon HOME None


Stats

Base Stats
HP
91
Attack
90
Defense
129
Sp. Atk
90
Sp. Def
72
Speed
108
Total
580

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
1 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
1 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
7 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
13 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
19 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
25 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
31 Sacred Sword 90 100% 15 Fighting Physical
37 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
42 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status
49 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
55 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical
61 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
1 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
1 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
1 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status Type Cool 2 0 ♥
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 2 1 ♥
7 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Type Cool 2 1 ♥
13 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
19 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
25 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 4 0 ♥
31 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
37 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
42 Sacred Sword 90 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
49 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
55 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status Type Cool 2 0 ♥
61 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
67 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
73 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
7 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
13 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
19 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
25 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
31 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
37 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
42 Sacred Sword 90 100% 20 Fighting Physical
49 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
55 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status
61 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
67 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical
73 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 4 ♥
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 1 3 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Cool 2 1 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave —% 20 Electric Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Cobalion learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Block USUM —% 5 Normal Status
Bounce USUM 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Magnet Rise USUM —% 10 Electric Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Superpower USUM 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Block ORAS —% 5 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
Bounce ORAS 85 85% 5 Flying Physical Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Superpower ORAS 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Block B2W2 —% 5 Normal Status
Bounce B2W2 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Defense B2W2 —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head B2W2 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Magnet Rise B2W2 —% 10 Electric Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
Superpower B2W2 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Zen Headbutt B2W2 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Cobalion BW Cobalion BW CobalionBackBW
Shiny Cobalion BW Shiny Cobalion BW CobalionBackShinyBW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Cobalion XY Cobalion XY CobalionBackXY
CobalionShinyXY CobalionShinyXY CobalionBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Cobalion appears here as the leader of the Swords of Justice, alongside his comrades Terrakion and Virizion and their student Keldeo. Unfortunately, their pupil chooses to challenge Kyurem to prove himself before he is ready.

Manga

Other

Trivia

  • The first part of this Pokémon's name is a reference to a metal, Cobalt. This is also a reference to the fact this Pokémon is a Steel-type Pokémon, as well as the Pokémon's color; Cobalt, a shade of blue.
  • Cobalion along with Keldeo, Terrakion and Virizion seem to resemble Entei, Suicune, and Raikou by them all being able to walk on four legs, they are all legendary that can be used in the Gear Station, and they all seem to be tied together. Additionally, Cobalion is the same height as Entei, Terrakion is the same height as Raikou, and Virizion is the same height as Suicune.
  • Cobalion is the first Fighting-type legendary besides Arceus's Multitype in the Pokédex.
  • Cobalion is one of the main antagonists in Pokémon Rumble Blast. But later, turns out to be a hero as he was trying to save all the toys from Dark Rust.
  • Between Terrakion, Cobalion, and Virizion, Cobalion has the best defense.
  • Weighing 551.2 lbs (250.0 kg), Cobalion is the heaviest to start with C.

Origin

Cobalion is likely based on a stag. Cobalion along with Keldeo, Terrakion and Virizion seem to be inspired by the Three Musketeers. Cobalion likely represents the character Athos from the novel The Three Musketeers, being the eldest and the leader of the group.

Etymology

Cobalion might be a combination of the words "cobalt" (a type of metal, alluding to Cobalion's Steel-typing), "champion", and possibly "lion".

Names in other languages

Gallery

See also

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