Pokémon Crown Tundra Cobalion location, how to catch and moveset explained

How to catch the Iron Will Pokémon in the Crown Tundra DLC.

Cobalion, one of the members of the Swords of Justice, can be discovered in the Crown Tundra by hunting down Iron Will Footprints scattered across the landscape.

Catching this legendary Pokémon, alongside Terrakion and Virizion, will allow you to find and battle Keldeo - the last member of the Swords of Justice, completing your collection.

Before you can meet Keldeo, however, it's a good idea to know Cobalion's location and weaknesses, so that you can easily add it to your Pokédex.

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Cobalion location in Pokémon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra explained

Cobalion can be found in the Frigid Sea in the Crown Tundra.

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It's exact location is by the Pokémon Den at the top of the island in the middle of the Frigid Sea.

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How to catch Cobalion in Pokémon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra explained

Ensure you have enough PokéBalls, around 50 Ultra Balls is a good number, and enough healing supplies for your team before you begin your battle against Cobalion in the Crown Tundra.

Cobalion is level 70 and a steel and psychic-type Pokémon. It's weak against fighting, ground and fire-type Pokémon.

We recommend saving before you attempt to catch Cobalion, so that, if the battle isn't going your way, you can easily quit and reload your save file.

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Carefully knock down Cobalion's health, until you've reached the final, red, section of the health bar, so that it's easier to catch. You can also use a Master Ball, if you have one, to ensure a 100% catch rate.

Cobalion does take damage from the hail weather effect. You can easily change the weather in the Crown Tundra by changing the date on your Nintendo Switch.

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Team-wise, it's a good idea to bring a Pokémon that is around level 70 and knows moves Cobalion will be weak against. This way you can easily damage it, without having to worry about knocking it out. We also recommend bringing along some Pokémon with higher levels and more health, which you can easily use as a buffer when attempting to catch Cobalion.

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It's also a good idea to either put Cobalion to sleep or paralyse it, so that your Pokémon don't take too much damage once you're focusing on tossing PokéBalls at this legendary.


With it finally in the wild, here's how to start the Crown Tundra DLC and our full Pokémon Crown Tundra walkthrough. Plus, here's how to catch Calyrex, Glastrier and Spectrier, the Regieleki and Regidrago puzzle solution and Regirock, Regice, Registeel locations, details on how to catch Legendary Birds Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres in the Crown Tundra, the Ultra Beasts and Necrozma adventure, Dynamax Adventures, including the legendries you can catch on these adventures, and the new Crown Tundra Pokédex and returning Pokémon explained. For Isle of Armor players, here's how to find the Slowpoke, where to find Max Mushroom locations, and how to get Kubfu, become best friends and evolve it, plus all Diglett locations too! For the base game, here's info on the ability to transfer Pokémon to Pokémon Home, the Wild Area, lists of all TM locations and TRs, all Galarian forms and finally our main Pokémon Sword and Shield walkthrough for the whole game.


Cobalion moveset in Pokémon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra explained

The Cobalion you catch in the Crown Tundra will be level 70 and has the Justified ability, which boosts its attack stat when it's hit by a dark-type move. It will know the following moves:

  • Sacred Sword (Fighting)
  • Swords Dance (Normal)
  • Iron Head (Steel)
  • Close Combat (Fighting)
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Head back to Freezington to receive 10 Exp.Candies from Sonia of either small, medium or large size.

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Once you've caught Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion in the Crown Tundra, you can catch the final member of the Swords of Justice - Keldeo.

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