0335 Zangoose



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Shadow Claw, Close Combat, Night Slash
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 23.5 0/15/10CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
  • Defense:
  • Stamina:
  • Overall:


Type Generation 3Generation 4Generation 5Generation 6Generation 7Generation 8Generation 9
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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Dynamic
    Performs well with energy and has fluid, dynamic matchups.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
  • - Technical
    Uses complex moves that may have a high learning curve.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive*Unobtainable via TM
No.Move TypesMoveAccuracyPowerDamageAverageFast MoveCountRemark
1FastShadow Claw432Multipurpose
2FastFury Cutter421Fast Charge
3ChargedClose Combat100% chance -2 Def self451002.226 - 6 - 5 - 6Self-Debuff
4ChargedNight Slash12.5% chance +2 Atk self35501.435 - 4 - 5 - 4Boost Spam/Bait
5ChargedDig50801.67 - 6 - 6 - 6High Energy Coverage

Character Introduction


Zangoose is a regional Normal Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Fighting moves. Zangoose's strongest moveset is Shadow Claw & Close Combat and it has a Max CP of 2,418. This Pokémon is only found in Europe, Asia, Australasia.


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

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Shadow Claw+Night Slash and Close Combat

Shadow Claw is an objectively great move. Solid damage, great energy gain, and a narrowly resisted typing. It pairs reasonably well with Night Slash's low energy cost and Close Combat sheer power, which should be used responsibly due to the Defense debuff that it triggers every time it's used.

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 2 / 5

Zangoose can come in and counter Ghosts, but that's about it. It doesn't have the stats or typing to excel in the Great League, and is a very niche pick for the league at best.

Ultra League: 3.5 / 5

Zangoose is still glassy here, but it's got the perfect coverage to counter the uber powerful core of Registeel and Giratina. However, the only matchups it really dominates are those against the Origin forme of the latter, and the Shadow Claw variant of the Altered forme. It's also not the most accessible Pokémon, as it's both a Regional mon and one that requires XLs to reach its full potential.

Master League: 0 / 5

Zangoose is a walking loss in the master league.

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