Cobalion

Cobalion is a Steel/Fighting type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Iron Will Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 638
Type Steel Fighting
Species Iron Will Pokémon
Height 2.1 m (6′11″)
Weight 250.0 kg (551.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Justified
Local № 144 (Black/White)
225 (Black 2/White 2)
205 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 3 Defense
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 261
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 80 (20,304–20,560 steps)

Base stats

HP 91
292 386
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 129
236 392
Sp. Atk 90
166 306
Sp. Def 72
134 267
Speed 108
198 346
Total 580 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Cobalion.

Evolution chart

Pokédex entries

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
White 2
It has a body and heart of steel. It worked with its allies to punish people when they hurt Pokémon.
X
Omega Ruby
It has a body and heart of steel. Its glare is sufficient to make even an unruly Pokémon obey it.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It has a body and heart of steel. It worked with its allies to punish people when they hurt Pokémon.
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.

Moves learned by Cobalion

Moves learnt by level up

Cobalion learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Helping HandNormalStatus
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1Work UpNormalStatus
7Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
14Quick GuardFightingStatus
21Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
28RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100
35Metal BurstSteelPhysical 100
42Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
49Sacred SwordFightingPhysical 90 100
56Swords DanceNormalStatus
63Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
70Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

Cobalion does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Cobalion can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CoachingFightingStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Cobalion is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Cobalion is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Cobalion learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100
1Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Metal BurstSteelPhysical 100
1Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
7Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
13Helping HandNormalStatus
19RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100
25Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
31Sacred SwordFightingPhysical 90 100
37Swords DanceNormalStatus
42Quick GuardFightingStatus
49Work UpNormalStatus
55Metal BurstSteelPhysical 100
61Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

Cobalion does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Cobalion can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BlockNormalStatus
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
Helping HandNormalStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Laser FocusNormalStatus
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Cobalion is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Cobalion can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Cobalion sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Cobalion  sprite from Black & White Cobalion  sprite from X & Y Cobalion  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Cobalion Shiny sprite from Black & White Cobalion Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Cobalion

Black
White
Mistralton Cave
Black 2
White 2
Route 13
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Spots
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Cobalion
Japanese コバルオン (Cobalon)
German Kobalium
French Cobaltium

Name origin

cobalt
blueish-grey metal
lion
large ferocious cat