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Cobalion
Iron Will Pokémon
コバルオン
Cobalon
#638
Cobalion



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Fighting
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Justified Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
20560 - 20816 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
6'11" 2.1 m
Cobalion
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
551.2 lbs. 250.0 kg
Cobalion
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
261
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Cobalion
0
HP
0
Atk
3
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F638.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
External Links

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 its presumed leader.

Contents

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 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 the air of a leader since its birth. Cobalion is capable of calming even the most vicious of foes.

In the anime

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


In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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.

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

Cobalion in Pokémon RéBURST

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

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Cobalion, along with Virizion and Terrakion, were captured by Great Gavel by holding several Pokémon captive. 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.

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
BW: #144
Unova
B2W2: #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
#—
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

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 (Only one, requires three Pokémon with max EVs in the player's party)
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

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)
Rumble U
Toy Collection: The Sword for Justice
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 2
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX27
Event: Cobalion Appears
Rumble World
Plasma Tundra: Sacred Blade Cliff (Special Boss)
Super MD
End of Pledge Hill, after reaching Bronze Rank
Picross
Area 27: Stage 11

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 VIII, 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

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM18Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM52Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM80Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM80 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM94Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM96Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM96 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR28Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR28 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR39Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR53Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR60Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR70Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
  • 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 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 in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Cobalion in that game.
  • 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

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Coaching Fighting Status —% 10
Sw Sh IoA Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Steel
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT638.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Steel
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 140 Raise Max Level.png 20

#300
Shuffle638.png

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


Pokémon GO
GO638.png Base Stamina: 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
Charged Attacks: Close Combat, Iron Head, Stone Edge, Sacred Sword

Evolution

638Cobalion.png
Unevolved
Cobalion
 Steel  Fighting 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 638.png Spr b 5b 638.png Spr 5b 638.png Spr b 5b 638.png
Spr 5b 638 s.png Spr b 5b 638 s.png Spr 5b 638 s.png Spr b 5b 638 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 638.png Spr b 6x 638.png Spr 6x 638.png Spr b 6x 638.png
Spr 6x 638 s.png Spr b 6x 638 s.png Spr 6x 638 s.png Spr b 6x 638 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 638.png Spr b 7s 638.png Spr 7s 638.png Spr b 7s 638.png
Spr 7s 638 s.png Spr b 7s 638 s.png Spr 7s 638 s.png Spr b 7s 638 s.png
Front Back Front Back
638MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Cobalion images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Of the Swords of Justice, Cobalion is the only one with a type immunity, the only one which has a double resistance, the only one whose English name is different from the official romanization of its Japanese name, and the only one whose French and German names differ from each other.
  • Cobalion's Defense and Special Defense stats are the reverse of Virizion's, while their other stats are identical.

Origin

Cobalion appears to be based on the character of Athos from the novel The Three Musketeers. Like Athos, Cobalion is the oldest and the de facto leader of the group. Like the others of its trio, its appearance is based on ungulates. It bears close resemblance to a markhor (a type of goat) and species of antelope such as the greater kudu or common eland. It also resembles a stag. 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 a combination of cobalt (a metal and a color) and stallion or champion.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese コバルオン Cobalon From cobalt and possibly champion
France Flag.png French Cobaltium From cobalt and the suffix -ium
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cobalion Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kobalium From Kobalt and the suffix -ium
Italy Flag.png Italian Cobalion Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 코바르온 Cobalon Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 勾帕路翁 Gōupàlùwēng Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles

Notes


External links