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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 quartet Swords of Justice, along with Terrakion, Virizion and Keldeo.

Biology

Physiology

Cobalion is a goat-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, and its rear thighs are relatively plump.

Special Abilities

Cobalion is able to cause an unruly Pokémon to submit by simply glaring at them. It is also worth noting that they have bodies of steel and string resolves.

Behavior

Cobalion has a calm and collected demeanour, while it also has a slight hatred of humans (having fought them in the past).

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 and White Mistralton Cave (Guidance Chamber) One
Black 2 and White 2 Route 13 One
X and Y Transfer None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Pathless Plain (Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays) One
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds (Rocky World) One
Sword and Shield Trade None
SWSH
The Crown Tundra
Frigid Sea One

Stats

Cobalion's 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 Tough 6 0 ♥
1 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
1 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
1 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status Cool 2 0 ♥
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
7 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
13 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
19 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
25 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
31 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
37 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
42 Sacred Sword 90 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
49 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
55 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status Cool 2 0 ♥
61 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
67 Metal Burst 100% 10 Steel Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
73 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical 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 Cute 1 0 ♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Tough 3 0 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical 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 Cute 2 0 ♥
Bounce ORAS 85 85% 5 Flying Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Superpower ORAS 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical 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

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

  • Cobalion along with Terrakion and Virizion seem to resemble Entei, Suicune, and Raikou by them all being able to walk on four legs, they are all Legendary Pokémon 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 Pokémon in the Pokédex excluding alternate forms.
  • 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 of the toys from Dark Rust.
  • Between Terrakion, Cobalion, and Virizion, Cobalion has the highest defense.
  • Cobalion has some traits its quartet members lack:
    • It is the only one to be immune to a type (Poison).
    • It is the only one to have a double resistance (Rock).
    • It is the only one whose romanized Japanese name is different from its English name.
    • It is the only one with different French and German names.
  • Cobalion's defense are the reverse of Virizion's but their other stats are identical.

Origin

Cobalion is likely based on a mountain goat. 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 comes from cobalt (a type of metal that's part of a blue pigment, alluding to Cobalion's Steel typing and blue color) and champion.

Names in other languages

Gallery

See also