Linoone (Japanese: マッスグマ Massuguma) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III, and a Dark/Normal type in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Linoone is a quadrupedal, long-bodied, ferret-like Pokémon. It is mostly covered in cream-colored fur, with brown stripes running down its back and tail. It has a weasel-like snout, tiny ruffled ears, a black nose, and bright blue eyes. Its tail is long and furry. It has long, slender arms and legs with sharp claws on each.

Galarian Linoone is white with black stripes, has red eyes, star-shaped markings around its eyes, and tufts of gray fur around it's front ankles.

Behavior

For some reason, Linoone have a fondness for round objects which they will carry in their cheek pouches until they find a suitable place to stash it.

Galarian Linoone are more rash and fearless, being reckless fighters who pick opponents stronger than themselves and tend to bash right away. Their recklessness has made them exceedingly popular pets among Galarian teens who have nowhere to vent their pent-up anger.

Natural abilities

This Pokémon is a very speedy runner. However, its legs make it so that it can only run in a straight line. To turn it has to slow down and stop. It inherits the ability Pickup from Zigzagoon, making it useful to those who want the occasional free item during their travels. However, because of its ability, a lot of trainers abuse this Pokémon in a similar way to how Meowth was abused — by raising multiple Linoone or Zigzagoon with the intention of claiming items.

Evolution

Linoone is the evolved form of Zigzagoon. Zigzagoon evolves into Linoone once it reaches level 20.

Galarian Linoone can evolve into Obstagoon at night once it reaches level 35.

Game info

Pokédex entries

  • Ruby

    Linoone always runs full speed and only in straight lines. If facing an obstacle, it makes a right-angle turn to evade it. This Pokémon is very challenged by gently curving roads.

  • Sapphire

    When hunting, Linoone will make a beeline straight for the prey at a full run. While this Pokémon is capable of topping 60 mph, it has to come to a screeching halt before it can turn.

  • FireRed

    When running in a straight line, it can top 60 miles per hour. However, it has a tough time with curved roads.

  • LeafGreen

    When running in a straight line, it can top 60 miles per hour. However, it has a tough time with curved roads.

  • Emerald

    It is exceedingly fast if it only has to run in a straight line. When it spots pond-dwelling prey underwater, it quickly leaps in and catches it with its sharp claws.

  • Diamond

    It charges prey at speeds over 60 mph. However, because it can only run straight, it often fails.

  • Pearl

    It charges prey at speeds over 60 mph. However, because it can only run straight, it often fails.

  • Platinum

    It charges prey at speeds over 60 mph. However, because it can only run straight, it often fails.

  • HeartGold

    When running in a straight line, it can easily top 60 miles an hour. It has a tough time with curved roads.

  • SoulSilver

    When running in a straight line, it can easily top 60 miles an hour. It has a tough time with curved roads.

  • Black

    It charges prey at speeds over 60 mph. However, because it can only run straight, it often fails.

  • White

    It charges prey at speeds over 60 mph. However, because it can only run straight, it often fails.

  • Black 2

    It charges prey at speeds over 60 mph. However, because it can only run straight, it often fails.

  • White 2

    It charges prey at speeds over 60 mph. However, because it can only run straight, it often fails.

  • X

    When running in a straight line, it can easily top 60 miles an hour. It has a tough time with curved roads.

  • Y

    It charges prey at speeds over 60 mph. However, because it can only run straight, it often fails.

  • Omega Ruby

    Linoone always runs full speed and only in straight lines. If facing an obstacle, it makes a right-angle turn to evade it. This Pokémon is very challenged by gently curving roads.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    When hunting, Linoone will make a beeline straight for the prey at a full run. While this Pokémon is capable of topping 60 mph, it has to come to a screeching halt before it can turn.

  • Sword

    Hoennian Form: Its fur is strong and supple. Shaving brushes made with shed Linoone hairs are highly prized.
    Galarian form: It uses its long tongue to taunt opponents. Once the opposition is enraged, this Pokémon hurls itself at the opponent, tackling them forcefully.

  • Shield

    Hoennian Form: It uses its explosive speed and razor-sharp claws to bring down prey. Running along winding paths is not its strong suit.
    Galarian form: This very aggressive Pokémon will recklessly challenge opponents stronger than itself.


Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby and Sapphire Routes 118, 119, 120, 121, 123 Common
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Emerald Routes 118 and 119 Uncommon
Diamond and Pearl Evolve Zigzagoon None
Platinum Evolve Zigzagoon None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Routes 4, 6, 9, 10, 13, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 42, 44, 45, 47, Ruins of Alph, Mt. Silver (Hoenn Sound) Common
Black and White Trade None
Sword and Shield Bridge Field, Giant's Cap

Max Raid Battle: Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness, West Lake Axewell

Common


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 4
Endless Level 36
Forever Level 16
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Zigzagoon
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest


Stats

Linoone's Stats
HP
78
Attack
70
Defense
61
Sp. Atk
50
Sp. Def
61
Speed
100
Total
420

Learnset

Leveling

Linoone

LevelingGeneration VIII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
1 Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status
1 Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical
1 Baby-Doll Eyes 100% 30 Fairy Status
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
Evo. Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
9 Covet 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
12 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
15 Hone Claws —% 15 Normal Status
18 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
23 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
28 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
33 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
38 Flail 100% 15 Normal Physical
43 Belly Drum —% 10 Normal Status
48 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Play Rough 90 90% 10 Fairy Physical
1 Rototiller —% 10 Ground Status
1 Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
5 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
7 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
11 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
13 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status
17 Mud Sport —% 15 Ground Status
19 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
24 Covet 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
27 Bestow —% 15 Normal Status
32 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
35 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
40 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
43 Belly Drum —% 10 Normal Status
48 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1XY
1ORAS
Play Rough 90 90% 10 Fairy Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Rototiller —% 10 Ground Status Tough 1 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
N/AXY
1ORAS
Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 3 0 ♥
5XY
5ORAS
Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
13XY
7ORAS
Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 3 0 ♥
9XY
11ORAS
Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
17XY
13ORAS
Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
23XY
17ORAS
Mud Sport —% 15 Ground Status Cute 2 0 ♥
29XY
19ORAS
Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
35XY
24ORAS
Covet 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
41XY
27ORAS
Bestow —% 15 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
47XY
32ORAS
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
N/AXY
35ORAS
Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
53XY
40ORAS
Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
59XY
43ORAS
Belly Drum —% 10 Normal Status Cute 6 0 ♥
65XY
48ORAS
Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
1XY
N/AORAS
Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
5 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
9 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
13 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
17 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status
23 Mud Sport —% 15 Ground Status
29 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
35 Covet 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
41 Bestow —% 15 Normal Status
47 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
53 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
59 Belly Drum —% 10 Normal Status
65 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status Cool 0
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Cute 2
1 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
5 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Cute 2
9 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
13 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 2
17 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status Smart 1
23 Mud Sport —% 15 Ground Status Cute 2
29 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 2
35 Covet 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cute 0
41 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 2
47 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
53 Belly Drum —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
59 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
1 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 3 ♥
5 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
9 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 3 ♥
13 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
17 Odor Sleuth 100% 40 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
23 Mud Sport —% 15 Ground Cute 4 0 ♥
29 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
35 Covet 40 100% 40 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
41 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
47 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
53 Belly Drum —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Galarian Linoone

LevelingGeneration VIII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
1 Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status
1 Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical
1 Baby-Doll Eyes 100% 30 Fairy Status
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
1 Lick 30 100% 30 Ghost Physical
Evo. Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
9 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
12 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
15 Hone Claws —% 15 Normal Status
18 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
23 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
28 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
33 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
38 Counter 100% 20 Normal Physical
43 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
48 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Beauty 2
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Beauty 0
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Beauty 2 0 ♥
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Cool 2 2 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Smart 3 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Beauty 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Linoone can learn, refer to Zigzagoon.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Gunk Shot USUM 120 80% 5 Poison Physical
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Last Resort USUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Seed Bomb USUM 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Super Fang USUM 90% 10 Normal Physical
Throat Chop USUM 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Covet ORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Gunk Shot ORAS 120 80% 5 Poison Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 2 2 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Last Resort ORAS 140 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Seed Bomb ORAS 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Super Fang ORAS 90% 10 Normal Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
Trick ORAS 100% 10 Psychic Status Clever 2 1 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet B2W2 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Gunk Shot B2W2 120 70% 5 Poison Physical
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Hyper Voice B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Last Resort B2W2 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Seed Bomb B2W2 80 100% 15 Grass Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Super Fang B2W2 90% 10 Normal Physical
Trick B2W2 100% 10 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Gunk Shot HGSSPt 120 70% 5 Poison Physical Cool 3
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Helping Hand HGSSPt —% 20 Normal Status Smart 1
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beauty 2
Last Resort HGSSPt 130 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 0
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Rollout HGSSPt 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Tough 2
Seed Bomb HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Grass Physical Smart 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Super Fang HGSS 90% 10 Normal Physical Tough 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Trick HGSSPt 100% 10 Psychic Status Smart 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Defense Curl E —% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Fury Cutter E 10 95% 20 Bug Cool 3 0 ♥
Icy Wind EXD 55 95% 15 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Rollout E 30 90% 20 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Thunder Wave FRLGEXD 100% 20 Electric Cool 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites


Anime

Trivia

  • Its family was the first regional variant to be of a Pokémon introduced after Generation I.
  • Its Galarian form is similar to the Alolan Rattata line, as they are both pure Normal-type early route Pokémon with Dark/Normal regional variants.
  • On the report of the discovery in Galar, the Galarian Linoone is the oldest branch of all Linoone. In other quarters, the previously discovered Hoennian Form Linoone are all branched non-native species of their regions.
    • The other regions' Linoone (for example, Hoenn and Kalos) might be Galarian forms which had arrived in these said regions and then adapted into the less hostile environment, hence losing the Dark-type.
    • Owing to the less hostile environment in other regions, the residing Linoone don't have their survival instinct being honed, hence they can't further evolve into Obstagoon.

Origin

Linoone is likely based on a badger, weasel and ferret. It also has traits of a Kamaitachi (three lighting fast weasels that tear victims with razor claws) and a Ramidreju (a weasel-like creature that desires for gold).

The Galarian form is based on the European badger, heavy metal and punk rock bands. Its star-shaped markings around it's eyes and long tongue sticking out are reminiscent of Kiss band member Gene Simmons.

Etymology

Linoone's name seems to be a mix of the words "line" and "raccoon", even though this Pokémon is based on a ferret rather than a raccoon (which its pre-evolution was based on).

Gallery

Hoennian Form

Galarian Form

See also

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