DeNA reveals official Cobalion strategy tips for the Legendary Arena: Cobalion event in Pokémon Masters EX

Pokémon Masters EX, the strategy and battling Pokémon game for mobile platforms, is now available for download on the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). In celebration of the game’s popularity, special in-game events and rewards are offered on a regular basis. The Legendary Arena featuring Cobalion has returned for a limited time:

Cobalion Strategy Tips

Strategy Tips

Since Cobalion will always have the Healthy Advantage 8 Passive Skill, the damage it receives from moves and Sync Moves will be reduced almost completely when it is not affected by a status condition.

Try to use a Tech Sync Pair to inflict status conditions like Paralysis or Burning before carrying out your attack.

When Cobalion’s HP falls below a certain amount, or from HP Bar 2 and on, after it uses a Sync Move, the effects of its Passive Skill Sync Cure will remove any status conditions it’s inflicted with.

Since its Lessen Affliction 2 Passive Skill will also raise its resistance to the status condition each time the condition is removed, try to battle using as many different types of status conditions as you can.

Since most of Cobalion’s attacks are physical attacks, you can reduce the amount of damage you take by using X Defense All to raise the Defense of all allies or by lowering Cobalion’s Attack.

However, from HP Bar 3, it will attack with Sacred Sword to ignore your raised stats, so it’s a good idea to halt its moves for a set amount of time by putting it to Sleep.

HP Bar 1

  • For the first half, try using Koga & Crobat’s Poison Fang to inflict your opponent with Bad Poison before attacking with Hilda & Emboar’s Fire-type moves!
  • For the second half, try using Calem & Meowstic’s Thunder Wave to paralyze Cobalion. Also aim to lower its Speed, and attack using Silver & Ho-Oh’s Fire-type moves!
  • In Very Hard difficulty battles, if Cobalion’s HP drops to half or below, watch out for its Gradual Healing effect that will recover HP every time it uses a move!
  • Try using Dawn & Torterra’s Power Siphon 9 Passive Skill to lower Cobalion’s Attack.

Recommended Sync Pairs and Tactics: Option 1

  • #1: Dawn & Torterra*
  • #2: Koga & Crobat
  • #3: Hilda & Emboar*

Recommended Sync Pairs and Tactics: Option 2

  • #1: Hilbert & Samurott*
  • #2: Calem & Meowstic*
  • #3: Silver & Ho-Oh

HP Bar 2

  • For the first half, try using Erika & Vileplume’s Stun Spore to paralyze your opponent before attacking with Ethan & Typhlosion’s Fire-type moves!
  • Try using Blaine & Rapidash’s Sunny Day to make the weather Sunny and boost your Fire-type attacks!
  • For the second half, try using Flannery & Torkoal’s Will-O-Wisp to burn Cobalion and lower its Attack!

Recommended Sync Pairs and Tactics: Option 1

  • #1: Erika & Vileplume
  • #2: Blaine & Rapidash*
  • #3: Ethan & Typhlosion*

Recommended Sync Pairs and Tactics: Option 2

  • #1: Drake & Salamence
  • #2: Flannery & Torkoal
  • #3: Flint & Infernape

HP Bar 3

  • Try using Serena & Delphox’s Can’t
    Stop Us!
    to boost your accuracy, then use Hypnosis to put Cobalion to Sleep, and attack with Overheat!
  • Since Cobalion raises its critical-hit rate when its HP drops to half or below, try using Phoebe & Dusknoir’s Vigilance to guard against it!
  • When Cobalion’s HP drops to half or below, watch out for Facade, which will increase its power by ×2 when inflicted with a status condition other than Sleep or Freezing!

Recommended Sync Pairs and Tactics

  • #1: Rosa & Serperior*
  • #2: Phoebe & Dusknoir*
  • #3: Serena & Delphox*

Note: Sync Pairs listed with an * show the Pokémon in its evolved form.

Source: Official Pokémon Masters EX website

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