Cobalion (Pokémon)

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Cobalion
Iron Will Pokémon
コバルオン
Cobalon
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Cobalion



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Fighting
Unknown Unknown
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Ability
Justified Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
80 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
6'11" 2.1 m
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Weight
551.2 lbs. 250.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
261
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Atk
3
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
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Cobalion (Japanese: コバルオン Cobalon) is a dual-type Steel/Fighting Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon.

Along with Terrakion, Virizion, and Keldeo, Cobalion is a member of the Swords of Justice and is, in most canons, the group's leader. In the anime, they are also associated with Kyurem.

It is said to be a relative of the Paradox Pokémon Iron Crown[1] or a version of it[2] from a different timeline.

Biology

Cobalion is a quadrupedal Pokémon that possesses traits of stags and goats. It is covered in aqua blue fur and has jagged yellow horns similar in shape to thunderbolts. Its snout is a lighter shade of blue than the rest of its fur, and there is a black blaze running from its nose to the back of its head. On its long neck and hind legs, there are small gray spots. It has a white tuft of fur under its neck, resembling a cravat. On its shoulder blades are yellow protrusions that resemble fins. Its tail resembles these protrusions, albeit in the same color as its snout. Cobalion's legs have black bands with lighter fur underneath and large black hooves. Cobalion's body is said to be made of steel.

Cobalion has a composed demeanor but dislikes humans. Once, it fought against people to protect Pokémon. Its glare can make even an unruly Pokémon obey it. Cobalion is said to have possessed the air of a leader since its birth, and is capable of calming even the most vicious of foes. Cobalion loves Cobalion Treats made by Snacksworth, who once encountered and followed it in the past. Cobalion shares a resemblance to Iron Crown. Iron Crown is believed to be a descendant of Cobalion or a cutting-edge weapon that merely resembles it.

In Generation V, Sacred Sword was its signature move.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Rumble Blast: Cobalion is the main antagonist for most of the game as he and his forces have been going around stealing Glowdrops from the towns for their own selfish reasons. It is later revealed he was gathering the Glowdrops to gain entrance into the now rusted World Axle, which takes a heavy toll on his legion as they all rust. With his forces now consumed by Dark Rust, Cobalion teams up with the player to infiltrate the World Axle, and ultimately defeats Dark Rust. After the player has defeated Terrakion and Virizion, they will be rewarded with this Cobalion who will be Rusty.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
 B  W : #144
Unova
 B2  W2 : #225
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.
Black 2 It has a body and heart of steel. It worked with its allies to punish people when they hurt Pokémon.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #205
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
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.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Mistralton Cave (Guidance Chamber) (Only one)
Black 2 White 2
Route 13 (Only one)
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Pathless PlainSuWeFr (requires three Pokémon with max EVs in the player's party) (Only one)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Rocky World) (Only one)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOME
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Frigid Sea (Only one, after finding 50 footprints)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Scarlet)
North Province: Area Two after receiving the Cobalion Treat from Snacksworth (Only one) (Group Quest)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (Violet)
North Province: Area Two after receiving the Cobalion Treat from Snacksworth (Only one) (Solo Quest)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest/Canyon: Automatically given to the player*, Cave: All (Random Legendary Encounter*)
MD GTI
Right noticeboard missions (auto-recruitment), after reaching Royal Rank
Rumble U
Toy Collection: The Sword for Justice
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 2
Rumble World
Plasma Tundra: Sacred Blade Cliff (Special Boss)
Super MD
End of Pledge Hill, after reaching Bronze Rank
Picross
Area 27: Stage 11
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Buzzwole SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX27
Event: Cobalion Appears
Masters EX
BP Sync Pair Super Voucher: Scottie/Bettie & Cobalion


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
91
151 - 198 292 - 386
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
129
120 - 199 236 - 392
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
72
69 - 136 134 - 267
108
101 - 176 198 - 346
Total:
580
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Cobalion is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
077 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
1414 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
2121 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
2828 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
3535 Metal Burst Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
4242 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4949 Sacred Sword Fighting Physical 09090 100100% 15
5656 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
6363 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
7070 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cobalion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cobalion
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM031  TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM048  TM048 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM053  TM053 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM057  TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM065  TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM083  TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM089  TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM093  TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM099  TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104  TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM105  TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM112  TM112 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 00—}}—% 20
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM121  TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM134  TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM150  TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM167  TM167 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TM170  TM170 Steel Beam Steel Special 140140 095}}95% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM184  TM184 Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 04040 100}}100% 30
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM213  TM213 Coaching Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM223  TM223 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM229  TM229 Upper Hand Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cobalion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Cobalion
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cobalion
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cobalion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cobalion
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.19 seconds Base HP: 58
Base Attack: 82 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Steel
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Steel
  Attack Power: 70 - 140   20

#300
 

Power of 4+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of four.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 209 Base Attack: 192 Base Defense: 229
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Zen Headbutt, Double Kick*
Charged Attacks: Close Combat, Iron Head, Stone Edge, Sacred Sword

Evolution data

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Cobalion images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

 
Cobalion in the anime

Major appearances

Cobalion (M15)

Cobalion debuted in Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice, being one of its stars alongside Terrakion, Virizion, Kyurem, and Keldeo. Along with Terrakion, Virizion, Kyurem, and Keldeo, Cobalion can speak through telepathy.

Minor appearances

A silhouetted Cobalion appeared in a fantasy in Healing the Healer!.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In The Gathering of Stars, Sonia picked up a book with images of Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion on the cover.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Swords of Justice (Adventures)

In A Misunderstanding, Cobalion appears in the Mistralton Cave where his colleagues, Terrakion and Virizion, are being challenged by Trish of the Riches. Trish is startled into dropping her fire torches and causing a blaze inside the cave. The trio work together to put out the fire, then take Shoko and Trish's Pokémon away, only to give them back after persuasion from Black.

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

 
Cobalion in Pokémon RéBURST

Monta owns a Cobalion, which he used in an attempt to weaken Kyurem enough to be able to capture it.

Pokémon RéBURST

Cobalion, along with Virizion and Terrakion, were captured by Great Gavel. Later, it was sealed into a Burst Heart and became the Burst form of Amu.

In the TCG

Main article: Cobalion (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Cobalion appears as a Spirit alongside Terrakion and Virizion.

Trivia

  • Of the Swords of Justice, Cobalion is the only one with:
    • A type immunity.
    • A double resistance.
    • An English name that is different from the official romanization of its Japanese name.
    • French and German names that differ from each other.
  • Cobalion's Defense and Special Defense stats are the reverse of Virizion's, while their other stats are identical.
  • Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion were all designed by Takao Unno.[3]

Origin

Cobalion is based on the character of Athos from the novel The Three Musketeers.[3] Like Athos, Cobalion is the oldest and the de facto leader of the group. Appearance wise, like the others of its quartet, it resembles certain ungulates, most notably the markhor (a type of goat), the stag, and some species of antelopes such as the greater kudu or common eland. Like the other members of its trio, its nose is shaped like that of a sheep or goat.

Name origin

Cobalion and Cobalon may be combinations of cobalt (referring to the metal and the color of cobalt blue) and stallion or champion.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese コバルオン Cobalon From cobalt or cobalt blue and champion
  French Cobaltium From cobalt and triumph or -ium
  Spanish Cobalion Same as English name
  German Kobalium From Kobalt and triumph or -ium
  Italian Cobalion Same as English name
  Korean 코바르온 Cobalon Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 勾帕路翁 Gōupàlùwēng Transcription of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 勾帕路翁 Ngāupaaklouh'yūng Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name


See also

References

  1. AI SadaS/AI TuroV: "Through analysis of its genetic makeup, as well as its behavioral patterns...I came to realize that what I had discovered was in fact an ancientS/futuristicV form of Cyclizar, the Pokémon commonly ridden in this region." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet)
  2. Professor SadaS/Professor TuroV: "I am researching methods to catch Pokémon that live in different timelines, so I might transport them to the present day in my own timeline." (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nintendo Dream Vol. 204, April 2011 (Shellspider's blog (Japanese), Translation by Dr. Lava)

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