[Last Chance] Pokemon Go's Cobalion Raid Event Is Now Live

The Legendary Iron Will Pokemon has returned to Raid Battles until March 23, and this time you'll have a chance to catch a Shiny one.


The Legendary Cobalion is returning to Pokemon Go a bit sooner than planned. The Legendary Pokemon was originally scheduled to return for a special Raid Weekend event starting March 20, but that event has since been extended and is now slated to kick off today, March 17. [Update: We're coming up on the end of Pokemon Go's Cobalion Raid week. The event concludes today, March 23, at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET, making this your last chance to catch the Legendary.]

Beginning at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET, Cobalion will once again be featured in five-star Raid Battles. This marks the second time the Legendary Pokemon has appeared in Pokemon Go, but there's a good reason to take part in the event even if you already have one. This time around, Cobalion will know the event move Sacred Sword, and you'll have your first chance to encounter a Shiny Cobalion.

The Cobalion Raid event is scheduled to end at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET on Monday, March 23. You can read more details about the event on the official Pokemon Go website.

Cobalion isn't the only Legendary returning to the game; Niantic is also bringing Lugia back for a special Raid event later this month. That event has likewise been extended and will now run from March 24-31. As with Cobalion, Lugia will know a special event-exclusive move--Aeroblast--and you'll have a chance to encounter its Shiny form.

Genesect is making its debut in Pokemon Go this week as well. The Mythical Pokemon will be available as part of a Special Research story event called A Drive to Investigate, which will run from March 20-26. However, you'll need to purchase a virtual ticket to participate in the event. Genesect will also appear in EX Raids starting in April.

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