Best Cobalion movesets in Pokémon Go

What moves should you have your Cobalion know in Pokémon Go?

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Pokémon Go has a variety of different legendary Pokémon in the game. Capturing them is difficult because you usually have to obtain them during a limited-time raid, and then they take forever to return to the game. Cobalion is one of these Pokémon. It’s a Fighting and Steel-type Pokémon, and it can know a variety of different moves, but it does have a specific moveset you want it to know.

To keep in mind, Cobalion is weak to Fighting, Fire, and Ground-type attacks. It has a max CP of 3,022, an attack of 192, a defense of 229, and a stamina of 209. It has a more robust defensive build, but it still has a considerable attack range and capabilities. If you don’t raise it too high, it’s a great Pokémon to use in the Ultra league, but it falls short in the Master league. It can know the following attacks:

  • Fast
    • Metal Claw (Steel)
    • Zen Headbutt (Psychic)
  • Charge
    • Iron Head (Steel)
    • Close Combat (Fighting)
    • Stone Edge (Rock)
    • Sacred Sword (Fighting, and limited)

Of these combinations, the best available to you include metal claw with iron head or sacred sword, and zen headbutt with sacred sword. The problem with acquiring sacred sword is it’s only available on Cobalion for a limited-time during the special raids taking place from March 17 to the 23. If you capture Cobalion during this time, it has the chance to know sacred sword, which is a powerful three-bar charge attack. We don’t know when Cobalion with this move, or when other Pokémon can learn it, will return to the game. Make sure to grab it during those raids, and wait to hear from Niantic when it will become available again.

You can expect to see Cobalion’s overall meta slightly charge for the better with sacred sword. It’s the Pokémon’s signature move, so it’s great to see it added to the game.