Zangoose (Japanese: ザングース Zanguusu) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is famous for its rivalry with Seviper.

Biology

Physiology

Zangoose is a large, bipedal cat-like Pokémon that also possesses the traits of mongooses. It has intense pink eyes, a blunt, cat-like muzzle with a small, triangular nose, and it is often scowling in a serious and fierce manner. Zangoose is covered in a thick coat of mostly white fur. It has red-tipped paws and jagged red patches of fur across the left side of its face, and across its round belly. Its short legs are covered in spiky white fur, and it has two sharp black claws on each of its paws, with pink paw pads. It has a particularly long, fluffy white tail.

Behavior

Zangoose is an aggressive Pokémon that is known for its fierce rivalry with Seviper. It is shown to be very territorial and often travels in groups of 3.

Natural abilities

Due to its long-lasting feud with Seviper, Zangoose possess an immunity to poison.

Evolution

Zangoose does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby and Sapphire Route 114 (Ruby only) Uncommon
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Route 208, 210 (Ruby inserted) Dongle
Platinum Route 208, 210 (Ruby inserted) Dongle
HeartGold and SoulSilver Safari Zone Common
Black and White Route 11, Village Bridge Rare
X and Y Route 8 Uncommon

Pokédex entries

  • Ruby

    Memories of battling its arch-rival Seviper are etched into every cell of Zangoose's body. This Pokémon adroitly dodges attacks with incredible agility.

  • Sapphire

    Zangoose usually stays on all fours, but when angered, it gets up on its hind legs and extends its claws. This Pokémon shares a bitter rivalry with Seviper that dates back over generations.

  • FireRed

    If it comes across a Seviper, its fur bristles and it assumes its battle pose. Its sharp claws are its best weapon.

  • LeafGreen

    If it comes across a Seviper, its fur bristles and it assumes its battle pose. Its sharp claws are its best weapon.

  • Emerald

    When it battles, it stands on its hind legs and attacks with its sharply clawed forelegs. Its fur bristles if it encounters any Seviper.

  • Diamond

    It has feuded with Seviper for many generations. Its sharp claws are its biggest weapons.

  • Pearl

    It has feuded with Seviper for many generations. Its sharp claws are its biggest weapons.

  • Platinum

    It has feuded with Seviper for many generations. Its sharp claws are its biggest weapons.

  • HeartGold

    Its fur would all stand on end if it smelled a Seviper nearby. Its sharp claws tear up its foes.

  • SoulSilver

    Its fur would all stand on end if it smelled a Seviper nearby. Its sharp claws tear up its foes.

  • Black

    It has feuded with Seviper for many generations. Its sharp claws are its biggest weapons.

  • White

    It has feuded with Seviper for many generations. Its sharp claws are its biggest weapons.

  • Black 2

    It's Seviper's archrival. To threaten those it encounters, it fans out the claws on its front paws.

  • White 2

    It's Seviper's archrival. To threaten those it encounters, it fans out the claws on its front paws.

  • X

    It has feuded with Seviper for many generations. Its sharp claws are its biggest weapons.

  • Y

    Its fur would all stand on end if it smelled a Seviper nearby. Its sharp claws tear up its foes.

  • Omega Ruby

    Memories of battling its archrival Seviper are etched into every cell of Zangoose’s body. This Pokémon adroitly dodges attacks with incredible agility.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Zangoose usually stays on all fours, but when angered, it gets up on its hind legs and extends its claws. This Pokémon shares a bitter rivalry with Seviper that dates back over generations.


Stats

Zangoose's Stats
HP
73
Attack
115
Defense
60
Sp. Atk
60
Sp. Def
60
Speed
90
Total
458

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
5 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
8 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical
12 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
15 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
19 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
22 Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
26 Crush Claw 75 95% 10 Normal Physical
29 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
33 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
36 Detect —% 5 Fighting Status
40 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
43 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
47 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
50 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting 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
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
5XY
5ORAS
Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
8XY
8ORAS
Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
12XY
12ORAS
Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 1 ♥
N/AXY
15ORAS
Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
15XY
19ORAS
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
26XY
22ORAS
Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
22XY
26ORAS
Crush Claw 75 95% 10 Normal Physical Cool 1 4 ♥
29XY
29ORAS
False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
19XY
33ORAS
Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
33XY
36ORAS
Detect —% 5 Fighting Status Cool 1 0 ♥
36XY
40ORAS
X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
40XY
43ORAS
Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
43XY
47ORAS
Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
47XY
50ORAS
Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 6 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
1BW
1B2W2
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1BW
1B2W2
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
5BW
5B2W2
Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
14BW
8B2W2
Fury Cutter 20 95% 20 Bug Physical
22BW
12B2W2
Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
18BW
15B2W2
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
27BW
19B2W2
Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
31BW
22B2W2
Crush Claw 75 95% 10 Normal Physical
N/ABW
26B2W2
Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
44BW
29B2W2
False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
40BW
33B2W2
Detect —% 5 Fighting Status
48BW
36B2W2
X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
35BW
40B2W2
Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
9BW
43B2W2
Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
53BW
47B2W2
Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting 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 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2
5 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Cool 2
9 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
14 Fury Cutter 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
18 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 3
22 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 1
27 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Cute 2
31 Crush Claw 75 95% 10 Normal Physical Cool 3
35 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Smart 0
40 Detect —% 5 Fighting Status Cool 0
44 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 0
48 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Beauty 2
53 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Smart 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.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
4 Leer 100% 30 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
7 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
10 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
13 Fury Cutter 10 95% 20 Bug Cool 3 0 ♥
19 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
25 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Smart 2 1 ♥
31 Crush Claw 75 95% 10 Normal Cool 1 4 ♥
37 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Smart 2 0 ♥
46 Detect —% 5 Fighting Cool 2 0 ♥
55 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Cool 1 3 ♥
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
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
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
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
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
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
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 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
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 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
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 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 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 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 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 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
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
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
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
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
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
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
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
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1
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
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Smart 0
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Smart 1
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 1
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
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical 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
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 2
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Cute 2
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 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
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Tough 3 0 ♥
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 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Smart 2 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Smart 2 1 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Cool 4 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 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Cool 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying 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 ♥
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

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Belly DrumUSUM Zigzagoon, Linoone, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Chesnaught —% 10 Normal Status
Counter Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Lucario, Lycanroc, Mudbray, Mudsdale 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Curse Numel, Camerupt, Torkoal, Bidoof, Bibarel —% 10 Ghost Status
Disable Psyduck, Golduck 100% 20 Normal Status
Double Hit Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Buizel, Floatzel, Mamoswine 35 90% 10 Normal Physical
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Jolteon, Combusken, Blaziken, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Mudbray, Mudsdale 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
Feint Pikachu, Meowth, Meowth, Persian, Persian, Farfetch'd, Seviper, Kecleon, Absol, Monferno, Infernape, Stunky, Skuntank, Lucario, Chesnaught 30 100% 10 Normal Physical
Final Gambit Mankey, Primeape 100% 5 Fighting Special
Flail Dunsparce, Swinub, Phanpy, Zigzagoon, Slakoth, Slaking, Torkoal, Spinda, Cubchoo, Beartic, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Stufful, Bewear, Komala 100% 15 Normal Physical
Fury Swipes Sandshrew, Sandshrew, Sandslash, Meowth, Meowth, Persian, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Sentret, Furret, Aipom, Ambipom, Sneasel, Weavile, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Linoone, Vigoroth, Kecleon, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Glameow, Purugly, Stunky, Skuntank, Purrloin, Liepard, Pansage, Simisage, Pansear, Simisear, Panpour, Simipour, Drilbur, Excadrill, Zorua, Zoroark, Cubchoo, Beartic, Heatmor, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
Iron Tail * Nidoran♂, Rhyhorn, Mareep 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Metal Claw Sandshrew, Sandslash, Diglett, Dugtrio, Sneasel, Weavile, Prinplup, Empoleon, Lucario, Drilbur, Excadrill 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
Night Slash Dugtrio, Dugtrio, Meowth, Meowth, Persian, Persian, Farfetch'd, Seviper, Absol, Stunky, Skuntank, Weavile, Purrloin, Liepard, Zoroark 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
Quick Guard Lucario, Mienfoo, Meowstic, Lycanroc —% 15 Fighting Status
Razor Wind Nuzleaf, Absol, Buizel, Floatzel 80 100% 10 Normal 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Counter Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Lucario 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Curse Numel, Camerupt, Torkoal, Bidoof, Bibarel —% 10 Ghost Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Disable Psyduck, Golduck 100% 20 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Double Hit Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Mamoswine 35 90% 10 Normal Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Jolteon, Combusken, Blaziken, Deerling, Sawsbuck 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
Feint Pikachu, Meowth, Persian, Farfetch'd, Kecleon, Absol, Monferno, Infernape, Stunky, Skuntank, Lucario, Chesnaught 30 100% 10 Normal Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
Final Gambit Mankey, Primeape 100% 5 Fighting Special Tough 8 0 ♥
Flail Dunsparce, Swinub, Phanpy, Zigzagoon, Slakoth, Slaking, Torkoal, Spinda, Cubchoo, Beartic, Bunnelby, Diggersby 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Fury Swipes Sandshrew, Sandslash, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Sentret, Furret, Aipom, Ambipom, Sneasel, Weavile, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Linoone, Vigoroth, Kecleon, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Glameow, Purugly, Stunky, Skuntank, Purrloin, Liepard, Pansage, Simisage, Pansear, Simisear, Panpour, Simipour, Drilbur, Excadrill, Zorua, Zoroark, Cubchoo, Beartic, Heatmor 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Tail * Nidoran♂, Rhyhorn, Mareep 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Metal Claw Sneasel, Weavile, Prinplup, Empoleon, Lucario, Drilbur, Excadrill 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Night Slash Dugtrio, Meowth, Persian, Farfetch'd, Seviper, Absol, Stunky, Skuntank, Weavile, Purrloin, Liepard, Zoroark 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Quick Guard Lucario, Mienfoo, Meowstic —% 15 Fighting Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Razor Wind Nuzleaf, Absol, Buizel, Floatzel 80 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Counter Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Lucario 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Curse Torkoal, Bidoof, Bibarel —% 10 Ghost Status
Disable Psyduck, Golduck 100% 20 Normal Status
Double Hit Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Mamoswine 35 90% 10 Normal Physical
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Jolteon, Combusken, Blaziken, Deerling, Sawsbuck 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
Feint Pikachu, Meowth, Persian, Farfetch'd, Kecleon, Absol, Monferno, Infernape, Stunky, Skuntank, Lucario 30 100% 10 Normal Physical
Final Gambit Mankey, Primeape 100% 5 Fighting Special
Flail Dunsparce, Phanpy, Zigzagoon, Slakoth, Slaking, Torkoal, Spinda, Cubchoo, Beartic 100% 15 Normal Physical
Fury Swipes Sandshrew, Sandslash, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Sentret, Furret, Aipom, Ambipom, Sneasel, Weavile, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Linoone, Vigoroth, Kecleon, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Glameow, Purugly, Stunky, Skuntank, Purrloin, Liepard, Pansage, Simisage, Pansear, Simisear, Panpour, Simipour, Drilbur, Excadrill, Zorua, Zoroark, Cubchoo, Beartic, Heatmor 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
Iron Tail * Nidoran♂, Rhyhorn, Mareep 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Metal Claw Sneasel, Weavile, Prinplup, Empoleon, Lucario, Drilbur, Excadrill 55 95% 35 Steel Physical
Night Slash Dugtrio, Meowth, Persian, Farfetch'd, Seviper, Absol, Stunky, Skuntank, Weavile, Purrloin, Liepard, Zoroark 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
Razor Wind Nuzleaf, Absol, Buizel, Floatzel 80 100% 10 Normal 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Counter Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Lucario 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Curse Torkoal, Bidoof, Bibarel —% 10 ??? Status Tough 0
DisableHGSS Psyduck, Psyduck 80% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
Double Hit Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Mamoswine 35 90% 10 Normal Physical Smart 2
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Jolteon, Combusken, Blaziken 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Cool 2
Flail Dunsparce, Phanpy, Donphan, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Torkoal, Spinda 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 2
Fury Swipes Sandshrew, Sandslash, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Sentret, Furret, Aipom, Ambipom, Sneasel, Weavile, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Linoone, Vigoroth, Slaking, Kecleon, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Glameow, Purugly, Stunky, Skuntank 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 2
Metal Claw Sneasel, Weavile, Prinplup, Empoleon, Lucario 55 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 2
Night Slash Dugtrio, Meowth, Persian, Farfetch'd, Seviper, Absol, Stunky, Skuntank, Weavile 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Beauty 3
Razor Wind Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Absol, Buizel, Floatzel 80 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 1
Roar Vulpix, Growlithe, Arcanine, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Counter Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Curse Torkoal —% 10 ??? Tough 3 0 ♥
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Jolteon, Combusken, Blaziken 30 100% 30 Fighting Cool 2 0 ♥
Flail Dunsparce, Phanpy, Donphan, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Torkoal, Spinda 100% 15 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Razor Wind Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Absol 80 100% 10 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
Roar Vulpix, Growlithe, Arcanine, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric 100% 20 Normal Cool 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Ice Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Last Resort USUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Low Kick USUM 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Throat Chop USUM 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
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
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Fire Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Ice Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Last Resort ORAS 140 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Low Kick ORAS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
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
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Physical
Fire Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Ice Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Last Resort B2W2 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Low Kick B2W2 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
ThunderPunch B2W2 75 100% 15 Electric 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.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Endeavor HGSSPt 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2
Fire Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 2
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Ice Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Beauty 2
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beauty 2
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
Last Resort HGSSPt 130 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 0
Low Kick HGSS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 3
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Rollout HGSSPt 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Tough 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
ThunderPunch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 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.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Defense Curl E —% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
DynamicPunch E 100 50% 5 Fighting Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Fire Punch E 75 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
Fury Cutter E 10 95% 20 Bug Cool 3 0 ♥
Ice Punch E 75 100% 15 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind EXD 55 95% 15 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
Mega Kick FRLGE 120 75% 5 Normal Cool 4 0 ♥
Mega Punch FRLGE 80 85% 20 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Rock Slide FRLGE 75 90% 10 Rock Tough 1 3 ♥
Rollout E 30 90% 20 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
Seismic Toss FRLGEXD 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 1 ♥
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 ♥
Swords Dance FRLGE —% 30 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
ThunderPunch E 75 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 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

Appearances

Anime

Trivia

  • Despite having sharp claws, it is unable to learn Cut.
  • Although Zangoose and Seviper are enemies, they can breed due to being in the same egg group.
  • Before Generation IV, Zangoose was the only Pokémon to learn Crush Claw via level up.
  • Seviper is mentioned in every one of Zangoose's Pokédex entries.
  • Considering the rivalry between Zangoose and Seviper, Zangoose's Ability, Immunity, could be a defense against Seviper's Poisonous attacks.
  • In horde battles in X and Y, if there is a Seviper in a group of Zangoose, the Zangoose will attack the Seviper first before attacking the player's Pokémon.
  • Zangoose’s name is similar to the character name from Street Fighter, a Russian wrestler Zangief.
  • Zangoose is one of the seven missing Pokémon in the Emerald Version.
  • In its Generation III sprites, its claws are purple, whereas all of its other appearances have black claws.

Origin

Zangoose is based on a mongoose. Its species name (the Cat Ferret Pokémon) implies it may also take inspiration from cats and ferrets. Zangoose and Seviper's rivalry might be based off of the mongoose and cobra rivalry. That would also be why Zangoose is immune to poison just like a mongoose is immune to snake venom.

Etymology

Zangoose may come from zankon (Japanese for 'scar') and mongoose.

Gallery

See also

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