New Gen 5 Legendary, Cobalion, In Pokemon Go From Next Week

Another more day to go when Pokemon Go’s Halloween 2019 event wraps up. In other words, Darkrai is available until November 1 only. It will be substituted by Legendary Regi trio from November 1 but for a short period only till November 4. From November 5 debuts a new Legendary Cobalion, the Iron Will Pokémon.

Cobalion was part of the trio Legendary Pokemon which got launched in Pokemon Black & Pokemon White. The “Steel- and Fighting-type” Legendary Pokémon is claimed to have a body and heart of steel. It is capable to counter any form of challenge – Fire-, Fighting-, and Ground-type.

The pre-requisite of reaching Cobalion remains the same. You will have to team up with players in-person and then destroy in ensuing combat. The Iron Will Pokémon, is classified under Steel/Fighting-type. In other words, it is exposed to other Fighting Pokemon such as Machamp, as well as Fire- and Ground-types of Entei, Garchomp, and Rhyperior.

Cobalion will be open in Pokemon GO Raids from Monday, November 4, 2019, at 1 p.m. to Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 1 p.m. PST (GMT −8).

According to Niantic “The first of a Legendary trio—Cobalion will be in five-star raids!” Cobalion has been a member of the Swords of Justice–a group of Legendaries. It is highly likely that the other 3 members Virizon, Terrakion, and Keldeo should make debut in the game soon. The same was echoed by the Pokemon Go Team

Cobalion is part of a trio of Pokémon said to have challenged humans in order to protect other Pokémon. The three are rarely seen apart, so look forward to meeting the other two soon! In the meantime, GO build up your teams in preparation for battle.

—The Pokémon GO team

Going by the history of Cobalion in terms of raiding or gym attacking, it has not been a strong Legendary Pokémon contender. It lacks the power of a fighting-type or a Steel-type Pokemon though it brags of nine resistances. It also fares poorly in movepool and falls an easy prey to steel-type powerhouses like Metagross and Dialga and fighting-types like Machamp and Breloom. Keeping in mind the downside, it is advisable to save on Raid Passes till Pokemon Go has something robust on offer.

Apart from Cobalion, there is another family member of Legendary which is securing a berth in November. For the first time, title Regigigas will be coming to you in EX Raids. For the early birds, fans can purchase tickets to participate in a Special Research story event called “A Colossal Discovery.” Niantic has made special arrangements for the event which takes place on November 2.

There is another event in November’s pipeline of Pokemon Go – November Community Day. It happens on November 16–the day after Sword and Shield launch for Nintendo Switch.

Written by Rashmi


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