[Guide] Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion best raid counters, moves, and skillsets in Pokemon GO

Source: Niantic

 

Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion are three legendary Pokemon from the 5th generation. Together, they form “Swords of Justice”, based on the Three Musketeers. Cobalion represents Athos, Terrakion represents Porthos, and Virizion represents Aramis. All three Pokemon have Fighting-type as their secondary type.

 

Raid Counters

 

Cobalion is the presumed leader of the three. Its max CP is 3,022 at Lv.40, and 3,417 at Lv. 50. As a Steel and Fighting-type pokemon, it’s resistant to many different types — Cobalion takes less damage from Bug, Poison, Rock, Dark, Dragon, Grass, Ice, Normal, and Steel moves. To penetrate its bulky defense, recommended types are Fighting, Fire, and Ground. 

 

Pokemon

Type

Fast Move

ve

Mega Charizard X/Y

Fire/Dragon/Flying

Fire Spin

Blast Burn (Elite TM)

Reshiram

Dragon/Fire

Fire Fang

Overheat

Lucario

Fighting

Counter

Aura Sphere

Garchomp

Dragon/Ground

Mud Shot

Earthquake

 

Terrakion is almost the exact opposite of Cobalion. Its max CP at Lv.40 is 3,698, and at Lv. 50, it’s 4,181. As a Fighting and Rock-type Pokemon, Terrakion is vulnerable to seven different types. Its weaknesses are Fairy, Fighting, Grass, Ground, Psychic, Steel, and Water. This means just about any good PVE Pokemon will work on Terrakion.

 

Pokemon

Type

Fast Move

Charged Move

Mewtwo

Psychic

Psycho Cut

Psystrike (Elite TM)

Metagross

Steel/Psychic

Bullet Punch

Meteor Mash (Elite TM)

Konkeldurr

Fighting

Counter

Dynamic Punch

Kyogre

Water

Waterfall

Hydro Pump

 

Virizion similar to Cobalion, but it lacks bulkiness. Its max CP is 3,022 at Lv.40, and 3,417 at Lv. 50. Virizion is a Grass and Fighting-type Pokemon, and reveals double weakness against Flying-type Pokemon. It’s also weak to Fairy, Fire, Ice, Poison, and Psychic — the raid difficulty should be the easiest among the three.



Pokemon

Type

Fast Move

Charged Move

Moltres

Flying/Fire

Wing Attack

Sky Attack (Elite TM)

Rayquaza

Dragon/Flying

Air Slash

Hurricane (Elite TM)

Yveltal

Dark/Flying

Gust

Hurricane

Honchkrow

Dark/Flying

Peck

Sky Attack

 

 

Best Movesets

Source: Niantic

 

Cobalion is a Fighting-type Pokemon who unfortunately doesn’t have a Fighting-type fast move. Its bulkiness is decent, but its damage is rather disappointing. The fast moves Cobalion can learn are Metal Claw (Steel) and Zen Headbutt (Psychic), so it can at least benefit from the same type attack bonus (STAB) with Metal Claw.

 

The available charged moves for Cobalion are Stone Edge (Rock), Iron Head (Steel), Close Combat (Fighting), and Sacred Sword (Fighting, Elite TM). If you’re willing to use an Elite TM on Cobalion, Sacred Sword is the best choice. Otherwise, it’ll be best to use Iron Head and use it as a Steel-type attacker.

 

Terrakion is a decent Rock and Fighting-type attacker, but it’s not the best. There are several Pokemon that have better moves. The given fast moves for Terrakion are Zen Headbutt and Smack Down (Rock). Obviously, Smack Down is the better choice to benefit from STAB. For the charged moves, Terrakion can learn Earthquake (Ground), Rock Slide (Rock), and Close Combat. The best choice would be Rock Slide.

 

Virizion is the saddest among the three, as it wasn’t blessed with any proper skillsets. The fast moves it can learn are Quick Attack (Normal), and Zen Headbutt. For the charged moves, there are: Stone Edge, Leaf Blade (Grass), and Close Combat. There isn’t much to choose from — the best choices would be pairing Quick Attack and Leaf Blade

 

Raids are continuing with more and more interesting Pokemon to catch! The shiny versions of Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion are also available this time. Keep trying to catch’em all!

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