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Cobalion joins Pokémon Go raids as first Unovan Legendary Pokémon

The steel- and fighting-type horse joins the fray

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Cobalion is the first Unovan Legendary to join Pokémon Go, starting on Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. ET.

The steel- and fighting-type Legendary Pokémon will join tier five raids, with the rest of the Swords of Justice trio, Virizion and Terrakion, likely not far behind it. To take it on successfully, use fire-, ground-, and fighting-type Pokémon, like Moltres or Machamp.

Unfortunately, Cobalion is not a strong Legendary Pokémon in terms of raiding or gym attacking. It falls to steel-type powerhouses like Metagross and Dialga and fighting-types like Machamp and Breloom. Regardless, it’ll be worth nabbing one of for your Pokédex, but don’t worry — after it leaves raids, it’s bound to return next year with its dark blue Shiny form available, possibly a better move set. Consider saving your Raid Passes for now until something stronger comes along.

Cobalion will leave tier five raids on Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. ET.

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