'Pokémon Go' Raid Update: Cobalion Counters and Every Catchable Pokémon

While Pokémon Go players have enjoyed having the Regi Trio in Level Five Raids, a new Legendary Pokémon has arrived.

Cobalion, the first of the four Swordsmen of Justice from the Unova region, is now available in Raids giving trainers a new Pokémon to catch and to use in battles against other trainers and Raids.

With the debut of Cobalion in Pokémon Go, the Raid Bosses have also updated. Cobalion will begin appearing in Level 5 Raid Battles starting Monday, November 4 until Tuesday, November 26 at 4 p.m EDT.

Here's everything you need to know about the latest update including which Pokémon to bring into battle against the Swordsman of Justice.

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Cobalion is a Steel and Fighting-type Pokémon making it weak to Ground, Fire, and Fighting-type attacks.

The following attacks are resisted by Cobalion so don't bring Pokémon that know these types of moves exclusively: Grass, Normal, Dragon, Rock, Bug, Dark, Poison, Ice, and Steel.

With plenty of Fire-type and Fighting-type Pokémon available in Pokémon Go - especially Fire-type Legendaries - there are quite a few 'Mon to take into battle against Cobalion that will make it easier to take down.

Take a team of these Pokémon into battles against Cobalion:

  • Chandelure with Fire Spin and Overheat
  • Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Blaziken with Counter and Blast Burn
  • Moltres with Fire Spin and Overheat
  • Breloom with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Entei with Fire Fang and Overheat
  • Hariyama with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Flareon with Fire Spin and Overheat


Cobalion's inclusion in Pokémon Go Raids have shifted what Pokémon have started appearing in Raid Battles.

If you're having trouble getting a team of six to take on the Legendary Pokémon, the Raids will now include plenty of Fire and Fighting-type Pokémon to use. Of course, there will be Alolan Pokémon that will are staples to Raids and they will stay but the majority of the changes bring some powerful Pokémon to use.

Here's the latest Raid Boss list:

Level 1

  • Mankey
  • Croagunk
  • Growlithe
  • Meditite

Level 2

  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Magcargo
  • Quilava
  • Magmar

Level 3

  • Hariyama
  • Alolan Raichu
  • Ninetales
  • Machamp
  • Flareon

Level 4

  • Absol
  • Blaziken
  • Alolan Marowak
  • Charizard

Level 5

  • Cobalion
  • Mewtwo (EX Raid)

What do you think of the latest Pokémon Go Raid update? Which Pokémon are you taking into battle against Cobalion? Let us know in the comments section.

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