The Winter Holiday Events returns to Pokemon Go and welcomes Mega Glalie while bringing back the Cobalion raid.
The Pokemon Go Winter Holiday Event is now underway and will be available until the end of December. During the event, trainers who missed any of the previous community days will have a second chance at catching them; lucky trainers will even have the chance to encounter each community day Pokemon‘s shiny variation. The December community day will take play on December 17th and 18th from 2 PM to 5 PM local time.
In addition, trainers will have the opportunity to battle against Mega Glalie and Cobalion in raids. Cobalion will be available in raids from December 15th to December 23rd and then will be replaced by Kyurem. Mega Glalie will be available from December 15th to January 1st. Both Cobalion and Mega Glalie will have their shiny variations to catch after taking down the raid.
Now let’s dive into the best Cobalion raid counters.
Best Cobalion raid counters in Pokemon Go
Cobalion Raid Stats
- Cobalion is a Steel, Fighting-type Pokemon.
- It is weak to Fire, Fighting, and Ground-type moves.
- The Cobalion Raid CP is 39601
- Cobalion’s Base HP is 209
- Its Attack is 192 and its Defense is 229
- The Base catch CP is between 1,649 to 1,727
- The Boosted Catch CP is between 2,061 to 2,159
- It is Weather Boosted by Cloudy or Snowy weather
- Its Fast moves can be Metal Claw, Double Kick, or Zen Headbutt
- Its Charged moves can be Stone Edge, Close Combat, or Iron Head
Cobalion Raid Counters
Going into the Cobalion raid, trainers will need a team of Pokemon with type effective moves, well-rounded Pokemon, or high attack stats. Overall, Cobalion is a averagely balanced Legendary Sacred Sword Pokemon. Thankfully it is easy to take down due to its vulnerabilities and average stats.
The raid can be easily completed by a team of 4 to 6 trainers; a team of 6 to 10 trainers can take it down quicker and a team of 8 to 20 trainers can burn through it making a better completionist bonus.
Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Blaziken, Mega Charizard, Mega Steelix, or Mega Alakazam will make the battle a lot easier for most trainers. Ultimately, you will want to use Fighting, Ground, and Fire-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Normal, Steel, Grass, Dark, Ice, Dragon, Bug, Rock, or Poison-type Pokemon.
Here are the best counters to overcoming the raid. Some of these recommendations can be substituted out for Pokemon with type advantage or a better move set.
Primary Fire Types:
- Mega Blaziken – Counter & Blast Burn
- (Mega) Charizard – Fire Spin & Blast Burn
- (Mega) Houndoom – Fire Fang & Fire Blasn
- Reshiram – Fire Fang & Overheat
- Ho-Oh – Incinerate & Sacred Fire
- Darmanitan – Fire Fang & Overheat
Alternate Fire Types:
- Chandelure – Frie Spin & Overheat
- Moltres – Wing Attack & Fire Blast
- Flareon – Fire Spin & Overheat
- Heatran – Fire Spin & Flamethrower
- Infernape – Fire Spin – Blast Burn
- Emboar – Ember & Blast Burn
- Entei – Fire Fang & Overheat
- Typhlosion – Ember & Blast Burn
- Salamance – Fire Fang & Blast Burn
- Arcanine – Fire Fang & Flamethrower
- Ninetails – Fire Spin & Weather Ball
- Solgaleo – Fire Spin & Flamethrower
Primary Fighting Types:
- Mega Alakazam – Counter & Focus Blast
- Lucario – Counter & Aura Sphere
- Terrakion – Double Kick & Sacred Sword
- Conkledur – Counter & Dynamic Punch
- Emboar – Low Kick & Focus Blast
- Pheromosa – Low Kick & Focus Blast
Alternate Fighting Types:
- Mega Lopunny – Low Kick & Focus Blast
- Machamp – Counter & Dynamic Punch
- Breloom – Counter & Dynamic Punch
- Hariyama – Counter & Dynamic Punch
- Meloetta (Pirouette) – Low Kick & Close Combat
- Sirfetch’d – Counter & Close Combat
- Heracross – Counter & Close Combat
- Toxicroak – Counter & Dynamic Punch
- Sawk – Low Kick & Focus Blast
- Primeape – Counter & Close Combat
Primary Ground Types:
- Mega Steelix – Iron Tail & Earthquake
- Excadrill – Mud-Slap & Drill Run
- Landorus (Therian) – Mud Shot & Earthquake
- Rhyperior – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
- Garchomp – Mud Shot & Earth Power
- Groudon – Mud Shot & Earthquake
Remember Shadow Bonuses
Remember, Shadow versions of some of these Pokemon can be more efficient.
Let Us Know!
Make sure to get your shiny Cobalion and Mega Glalie while you can. Cobalion leaves on December 23rd and is replaced by Kyurem. Hopefully, you were able to get a Mega Blaziken during the Hoenn Mega Raid day because it will make your life a lot easier.
Which of these two will you shiny hunt?
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