Can Cobalion be Shiny in Pokemon GO – Answered

Does Cobalion sparkle?
Cobalion
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Encountering a shiny Pokemon is an exciting event with its own bragging rights, especially when said Pokemon is a legendary. Pokemon GO releases shiny Pokemon seemingly with no rhythm or rhyme, and so now that Cobalion is back in raids, is it possible to encounter its shiny form?

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How to Catch Shiny Cobalion in Pokemon GO

You’re in luck if you want a shiny Cobalion in Pokemon GO. Shiny Cobalion is available in Pokemon GO and was originally released in March 2020. Despite being available in the game for over three years, due to the way that Raids in Pokemon GO rotate, there have still been limited chances to catch one for yourself.

When Cobalion enters the raid rotation, ensure you are ready to go out and participate in a few raids to increase your chances of encountering a shiny version on successful completion of the battle. Knowledge is power, and the information below will give you the best chance of success.

Cobalion Raid Boss Information

Raid BossTypeStatsStrengthsWeaknessesWeather Boost
CobalionSteel/FightingAttack: 192
Defense: 229
HP: 209
Fairy
Ice
Rock
Normal
Dark
Steel
Fire
Ground
Fighting
Cloudy Weather
Snowy Weather

Cobalion Best Move Set

The best move set for Cobalion can be found in the below table:

Double Kick (Fast Move)Sacred Sword (Charged Move)
Raid and Gym Battles
Power: 10
Energy: 13

Trainer Battles
Power: 8
Energy: 12
Raid and Gym Battles
Power: 55
Energy: 33

Trainer Battles
Power: 60
Energy: 35

That’s everything you need to know to ensure you are prepared to both take on Cobalion as a Raid Boss and defeat it in Pokemon GO. You will need luck to be on your side when encountering the shiny version of Cobalion, but at least when you finally find one, it’s a guaranteed catch, no Master Ball required.

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