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Cobalion (Pokémon)

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Volcarona #637: Volcarona
Pokémon
#639: Terrakion Terrakion
Cobalion
Iron Will Pokémon
コバルオン
Cobalon
#638
Cobalion

Cobalion

Cobalion

Cobalion
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Fighting
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Justified Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Cobalion

Mega Cobalion Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
20655 - 20909 steps
Height
6'11" 2.1 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
551.2 lbs. 250.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#638
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#144/#225
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
261
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
3
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F638.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
External Links

Cobalion (Japanese: コバルオン Cobalon) is a dual-type Steel/Fighting Legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon.

Along with Terrakion, Virizion, and Keldeo, Cobalion is a member of the Swords of Justice and is its presumed leader.

Biology

Cobalion is a goat-like, quadruped Pokémon that is covered in aqua blue fur. It has yellow horns similar in shape to thunderbolts. Its snout is a lighter shade of blue than the rest of its fur, and there a black blaze running from its nose to the back of its head. On its long neck and hind legs, there are small gray spots. It has a white tuft of fur under its neck, resembling a cravat. On its shoulder blades are yellow protrusions that resemble fins. Its tail resembles these protrusions, albeit in the same color as its snout. Cobalion's legs have black bands with lighter fur underneath and large black hooves.

Cobalion has a composed demeanor, but dislikes humans. Once, it fought against people to protect Pokémon. Its glare can make even an unruly Pokémon obey it.

In the anime

Major appearances

Cobalion in the anime

Cobalion (M15)

Cobalion made its debut in the fifteenth Pokémon movie, being one of its stars along with Terrakion, Virizion, Kyurem and Keldeo. Along with Terrakion, Virizion, Kyurem and Keldeo, Cobalion can speak through telepathy.

Minor appearances


In the manga

In the Be a Master!! Pokémon BW manga

Cobalion in Pokémon RéBURST

Monta owns a Cobalion, which he used in an attempt to weaken Kyurem enough to be able to capture it.

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Cobalion, along with Virizion and Terrakion, were captured by Great Gavel by holding several Pokémon captive. Later, it was sealed into a Burst Heart and became the Burst form of Amu.

In the TCG

Main article: Cobalion (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Rumble Blast: Cobalion is the main antagonist for most of the game as he and his forces have been going around stealing Glowdrops from the towns for their own selfish reasons. It is later revealed he was gathering the Glowdrops to gain entrance into the now rusted World Axle, which takes a heavy toll on his legion as they all rust. With his forces now consumed by Dark Rust, Cobalion teams up with the player to infiltrate the World Axle, and ultimately defeats Dark Rust. After the player has defeated Terrakion and Virizion, they will be rewarded with this Cobalion who will be Rusty.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
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 It has a body and heart of steel. It worked with its allies to punish people when they hurt Pokémon.
White 2
Generation VI
X It has a body and heart of steel. Its glare is sufficient to make even an unruly Pokémon obey it.
Y It has a body and heart of steel. It worked with its allies to punish people when they hurt Pokémon.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Mistralton Cave (Guidance Chamber) (Only one)
Black 2 White 2
Route 13 (Only one)
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Right noticeboard missions (auto-recruitment)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest/Canyon: Automatically given to the player*
Cave: All (Random Legendary Encounter)*

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 91
151 - 198 292 - 386
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 129
120 - 199 236 - 392
Sp.Atk: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 72
69 - 136 134 - 267
Speed: 108
101 - 176 198 - 346
Total: 580   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
00Start Metal Burst Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
00Start Work Up Normal Status 0000 —% 30
00Start Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 —% 15
00Start Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
1313 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
1919 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
2525 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3131 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
3737 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
4242 Sacred Sword Fighting Physical 09090 100100% 15
4949 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 20
5555 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 —% 15
6161 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —% 30
6767 Metal Burst Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
7373 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Cobalion obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cobalion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cobalion
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM72 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cobalion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cobalion
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cobalion in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Cobalion in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cobalion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cobalion
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Cobalion can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Cobalion cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cobalion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cobalion
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

638Cobalion.png
Unevolved
Cobalion
 Steel  Fighting 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 638.png Spr 5b 638.png Spr b 5b 638.png
Spr 5b 638 s.png Spr 5b 638 s.png Spr b 5b 638 s.png
Cobalion For other sprites and images, please see Cobalion images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Cobalion has the highest Defense base stat of all Fighting-type Pokémon.
  • Of the Swords of Justice, Cobalion is the only one with a type immunity, the only one whose English name is different from the official romanization of its Japanese name, the only one whose French and German names differ from each other, and the only one which has a double resistance.

Origin

Cobalion appears to be based on the character of Athos from the novel The Three Musketeers. Like Athos, Cobalion is the oldest and the de facto leader of the group. Like the others of its trio, its appearance is based on ungulates. It bears close resemblance to a markhor (a type of goat) and species of antelope such as the greater kudu or eland. Like the other members of its trio, its nose is shaped like that of a sheep or goat.

Name origin

Cobalion and Cobalon are derived from cobalt (a metal and a color) and possibly champion.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese コバルオン Cobalon From cobalt and possibly champion
France Flag.png French Cobaltium From cobalt and the suffix -ium
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cobalion Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kobalium From Kobalt and the suffix -ium
Italy Flag.png Italian Cobalion Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 코바르온 Kobareuon Transliteration of Japanese name


Notes


External links

Kanto: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
Hoenn: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatiasLatios
KyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxys
Sinnoh: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
GiratinaCresseliaPhione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Unova: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
ReshiramZekromLandorusKyuremKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancie
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