'Pokémon Go' Raid Update: Shiny Cobalion with Sacred Sword Debuts

Another Legendary Pokémon has returned to the popular mobile game Pokémon Go in a special event that will debut Shiny Cobalion with an exclusive move.

For one week, Cobalion will show up in Level 5 Raids in Pokémon Go. Trainers will have seven days to battle and catch the Legendary Pokémon from the Unova region. Trainers who missed out on the Legendary Pokémon in the past will have a second chance and even encounter its Shiny form.

Not only will Cobalion show up in Level 5 Raids, it will be a possible encounter in Go Battle League rewards after winning at least four battles in a five-match set.

Cobalion's Shiny form is not the only reason to try and battle these Legendary Pokémon. The Steel and Fighting-type Pokémon will also know the exclusive move Sacred Sword. This powerful Fighting-type attack will benefit trainers as it's strong against a lot of the most popular Pokémon in the Go Battle League like Steelix and Registeel.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about Cobalion including how long it'll appear in Raids and which Pokémon are the best to take it down, continue reading.

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Cobalion will return to Pokémon Go Raids starting Tuesday, March 17 at 4 p.m. EDT to Monday, March 23 at 4 p.m. EDT.


Cobalion is a Steel and Fighting-type Pokémon making it weak to just Ground, Fire and Fighting-type attacks. Its typing makes it resistant to Normal, Rock, Bug, Ice, Grass, Poison, Dragon, Dark and Steel-type attacks so avoid bringing Pokémon with those moves.

Pokémon Go has plenty of Fire and Fighting-type Pokémon to choose from that will help trainers defeat Cobalion. Try one of these Pokémon with the following moves in battle against Cobalion.

  • Darmanitan with Fire Fang and Overheat
  • Conkeldurr with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Chandelure with Fire Spin and Overheat
  • Blaziken with Counter and Blast Burn
  • Moltres with Fire Spin and Overheat
  • Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Entei with Fire Fang and Overheat


The latest Pokémon Go update brings some usual suspects in Mawile, Alolan Exeggutor and more. However, there are a large number of Rock and Ice-type Pokémon appearing in Raids.

Check out the latest Raid update in Pokémon Go below.

Level 1

  • Cranidos
  • Timburr
  • Dwebble
  • Klink
  • Cubchoo

Level 2

  • Alolan Graveler
  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Sneasel
  • Mawile
  • Boldore

Level 3

  • Jynx
  • Alolan Raichu
  • Aerodactyl
  • Abomasnow
  • Piloswine

Level 4

  • Golem
  • Alolan Marowak
  • Tyranitar
  • Aggron

Level 5

  • Cobalion
  • Thundurus

What do you think of the Shiny Cobalion event? Which Pokémon are you taking into battle? Let us know in the comments section.