Obstagoon (タチフサグマ Tachifusaguma) is a dark/normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII. It is the evolved form of the Galarian Linoone.

Biology

Physiology

Obstagoon is a humanoid mammalian Pokémon that resembles a badger. Its fur is mostly black and white with grey tufts covering its ankles, forearms, and back. The latter resembles a vest.

Behavior

Before striking a brutal attack, Obstagoon generally taunt their opponents with the intention of goading them into attacking them. They then cross their arms to perform their Obstruct move in order to lessen the damage of the oncoming attack.

They also know how to aim at their opponents' weak spots as well, and will retaliate will their honed claws.

Habitat

Obstagoon are only been spotted in the Galar region, because of the harsh competition among species.

Natural Abilities

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Route 2, Lake of Outrage
Max Raid Battles: Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness, West Lake Axewell
Common


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    Its voice is staggering in volume. Obstagoon has a tendency to take on a threatening posture and shout this move is known as Obstruct.

  • Shield

    It evolved after experiencing numerous fights. While crossing its arms, it lets out a shout that would make any opponent flinch.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
93
Atk
90
Def
101
Sp. Atk
60
Sp. Def
81
Speed
95
Total
520


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Evo. Obstruct Type Dark.gif Status 100% 10
1 Obstruct Type Dark.gif Status 100% 10
1 Cross Chop Type Fighting.gif Physical 100 80% 5
1 Submission Type Fighting.gif Physical 80 80% 20
1 Night Slash Type Dark.gif Physical 70 100% 15
1 Switcheroo Type Dark.gif Status 100% 10
1 Pin Missile Type Bug.gif Physical 25 95% 20
1 Baby-Doll Eyes Type Fairy.gif Status 100% 30
1 Tackle Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 35
1 Leer Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
1 Sand Attack Type Ground.gif Status 100% 15
1 Lick Type Ghost.gif Physical 30 100% 30
9 Snarl Type Dark.gif Special 55 95% 15
12 Headbutt Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 15
15 Hone Claws Type Dark.gif Status 100% 15
18 Fury Swipes Type Normal.gif Physical 18 80% 15
23 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
28 Take Down Type Normal.gif Physical 90 85% 20
35 Scary Face Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
42 Counter Type Fighting.gif Physical ? 100% 20
49 Taunt Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
56 Double-Edge Type Normal.gif Physical 120 100% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM00 Mega Punch Type Normal.gif Physical 80 85% 20
TM01 Mega Kick Type Normal.gif Physical 120 75% 5
TM03 Fire Punch Type Fire.gif Physical 75 100% 15
TM04 Ice Punch Type Ice.gif Physical 75 100% 15
TM05 Thunder Punch Type Electric.gif Physical 75 100% 15
TM07 Pin Missile Type Bug.gif Physical 25 95% 20
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM14 Thunder Wave Type Electric.gif Status 90% 20
TM15 Dig Type Ground.gif Physical 80 100% 10
TM16 Screech Type Normal.gif Status 85% 40
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM23 Thief Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 25
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM26 Scary Face Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM27 Icy Wind Type Ice.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM33 Rain Dance Type Water.gif Status 100% 5
TM34 Sunny Day Type Fire.gif Status 100% 5
TM36 Whirlpool Type Water.gif Special 35 85% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM40 Swift Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 20
TM41 Helping Hand Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
TM42 Revenge Type Fighting.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM43 Brick Break Type Fighting.gif Physical 75 100% 15
TM47 Fake Tears Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TM53 Mud Shot Type Ground.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM57 Payback Type Dark.gif Physical 50 100% 10
TM58 Assurance Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM59 Fling Type Dark.gif Physical ? 100% 10
TM65 Shadow Claw Type Ghost.gif Physical 70 100% 15
TM73 Cross Poison Type Poison.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM79 Retaliate Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 5
TM85 Snarl Type Dark.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM98 Stomping Tantrum Type Ground.gif Physical 75 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR01 Body Slam Type Normal.gif Physical 85 100% 15
TR04 Surf Type Water.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR05 Ice Beam Type Ice.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR06 Blizzard Type Ice.gif Special 110 70% 5
TR07 Low Kick Type Fighting.gif Physical ? 100% 20
TR08 Thunderbolt Type Electric.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR09 Thunder Type Electric.gif Special 110 70% 10
TR13 Focus Energy Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR21 Reversal Type Fighting.gif Physical ? 100% 15
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR31 Iron Tail Type Steel.gif Physical 100 75% 15
TR33 Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR37 Taunt Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR38 Trick Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TR42 Hyper Voice Type Normal.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR46 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
TR48 Bulk Up Type Fighting.gif Status 100% 20
TR53 Close Combat Type Fighting.gif Physical 120 100% 5
TR59 Seed Bomb Type Grass.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR60 X-Scissor Type Bug.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR73 Gunk Shot Type Poison.gif Physical 120 80% 5
TR77 Grass Knot Type Grass.gif Special ? 100% 20
TR85 Work Up Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
TR95 Throat Chop Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR99 Body Press Type Fighting.gif Physical 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

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


By tutoring

Obstagoon learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites

Trivia

  • Obstagoon is the first Pokémon to evolve from a Regional variant Pokémon.
  • After Gene Simmons fans spotted Obstagoon's resemblance to him, he responded by saying "Pokémon has been a part of our household for decades, ever since our kids first discovered them. And to see Pokémon pay homage to KISS is flattering."
  • Obstagoon's Shiny coloration resembles the ARMS character Spring Man.

Origin

Obstagoon could be based on a European badger with elements of raccoons, as well as heavy metal and punk rock bands. Its appearance and long tongue sticking out makes it resemble Gene Simmons from the band Kiss, thus Gene himself acknowledged this Pokémon. Its association with heavy metal may also be a reference to the 2016 anime Aggressive Retsuko, in which the titular character, a red panda (in the same superfamily, Musteloidea, as raccoons and badgers) sings death metal to express her anger at her coworkers' incompetence. Retsuko's appearance when singing, like Obstagoon's, is based on that of Gene Simmons.

Etymology

Obstagoon is a combination of "obstacle", "obstruct" (to block), "obstinate" (stubborn) "raccoon", and "goon".

Tachifusaguma is a portmanteau of ()(ふさ)ぐ (tachifusagu, to obstruct), 浣熊(あらいぐま) (araiguma, raccoon), and 穴熊(あなぐま) (anaguma, badger).

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