Pokémon 638 Cobalion

Pokemon 638 Cobalion
Pokemon 638 Cobalion (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Name: Cobalion (Japanese: コバルオン Cobalon)

Classification: Iron Will Pokémon

Type: Steel/Fighting

Generation: Gen V Unova Region

Gender Ratio: Genderless

Height: 6' 11"

Weight: 551.2 lbs

Evolution: N/A

Alternate Formes: None

How to catch in Sword/Shield:

How to catch in Go:

  • Raids

Description: A tall, blue deer-like Pokémon, Cobalion is a Legendary Pokémon and one of the Swords of Justice. It has irregular, yellow horns, as well as yellow ridges coming from its shoulders. It has grey fur on its face, tail, and ankles; black fur one its feet and the top of its head; and a large tuft of white fur on its chest. Cobalion also has black markings on its hindquarters, neck, and between the blue and grey portions of its legs.

Cobalion is part of a Legendary quartet of Pokémon known as the Swords of Justice, based on The Three Musketeers. Cobalion represents Athos, the oldest and de facto leader of the group. The other three members of the group are Terrakion who represents Porthos, the strongest member of the group; Virizion who represents Aramis, the feminine and romantic member of the group; and Keldeo who represents d'Artagnan, the young new addition to the group. As the Leader of the Swords of Justice, Cobalion is composed and stern. It doesn't care for humans and even fought humans to protect Pokémon in the past.

Core Games

Cobalion in the core games

  • Sword Pokédex: This Pokémon appears in a legend alongside Terrakion and Virizion, fighting against humans in defense of the Unova region's Pokémon.
  • Shield Pokédex: From the moment it's born, this Pokémon radiates the air of a leader. Its presence will calm even vicious foes.

Base Stats

  • 91 HP
  • 90 Attack
  • 129 Defense
  • 90 Sp. Attack
  • 72 Sp. Defense
  • 108 Speed
  • 580 Total

Moves by Level

  • Quick Attack (lv 1)
  • Leer (lv 1)
  • Helping Hand (lv 1)
  • Work Up (lv 1)
  • Metal Claw (lv 7)
  • Quick Guard (lv 14)
  • Double Kick (lv 21)
  • Retaliate (lv 28)
  • Metal Burst (lv 35)
  • Take Down (lv 42)
  • Sacred Sword (lv 49)
  • Swords Dance (lv 56)
  • Iron Head (lv 63)
  • Close Combat (lv 70)

Moves by TM/TR

  • TM08 Hyper Beam
  • TM09 Giga Impact
  • TM14 Thunder Wave
  • TM18 Reflect
  • TM19 Safeguard
  • TM21 Rest
  • TM24 Snore
  • TM25 Protect
  • TM26 Scary Face
  • TM32 Sandstorm
  • TM39 Facade
  • TM40 Swift
  • TM41 Helping Hand
  • TM42 Revenge
  • TM43 Brick Break
  • TM52 Bounce
  • TM76 Round
  • TM79 Retaliate
  • TM80 Volt Switch
  • TM94 False Swipe
  • TM95 Air Slash
  • TM96 Smart Strike
  • TR00 Swords Dance
  • TR20 Substitute
  • TR21 Reversal
  • TR26 Endure
  • TR27 Sleep Talk
  • TR28 Megahorn
  • TR37 Taunt
  • TR39 Superpower
  • TR46 Iron Defense
  • TR49 Calm Mind
  • TR53 Close Combat
  • TR57 Poison Jab
  • TR60 X-Scissor
  • TR64 Focus Blast
  • TR69 Zen Headbutt
  • TR70 Flash Cannon
  • TR74 Iron Head
  • TR75 Stone Edge
  • TR76 Stealth Rock
  • TR85 Work Up

Moves by Tutoring

  • Steel Beam

Damaged normally by

  • Flying 1×
  • Ghost 1×
  • Water 1×
  • Electric 1×
  • Psychic 1×
  • Fairy 1×

Weak to

  • Fighting 2×
  • Ground 2×
  • Fire 2×

Immune to

  • Poison

Resistant to

  • Normal ½×
  • Rock ¼×
  • Bug ¼×
  • Steel ½×
  • Grass ½×
  • Ice ½×
  • Dragon ½×
  • Dark ½×

Pokémon Go

Cobalion in Pokémon Go

Pokédex: It has a body and heart of steel. It worked with its allies to punish people when they hurt Pokémon.

Egg Distance: N/A

Buddy Distance: 20 KM

Pokemon Go 638 Cobalion

Pokemon Go 638 Cobalion (Image credit: Niantic)

Base Stats

  • 209 Stamina
  • 192 Attack
  • 229 Defense


  • Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Zen Headbutt
  • Charged Attacks: Close Combat, Iron Head, Stone Edge

Shiny: Not Available Yet

Pokemon Go 638 Cobalion Shiny

Pokemon Go 638 Cobalion Shiny (Image credit: Niantic)

More information

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.