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In ''[[DP053|Tears For Fears!]]'' another group of Zangoose appeared before {{TRT}} and fought with [[Jessie]]'s {{TP|Jessie|Seviper}}. Later, Chimchar found the courage to defeat them.
 
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A Zangoose appeared in ''[[BW114|Saving Braviary!]]'' under the ownership of the {{tc|Team Plasma Grunt|Plasma Grunt}} [[Schwarz and Weiss|Weiss]].
   
 
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Revision as of 14:21, 22 June 2013

Altaria #334: Altaria
Pokémon
#336: Seviper Seviper
Zangoose
ザングース Zangoose
#335
335Zangoose.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Normal Unknown
Category
Cat Ferret Pokémon
Abilities
Immunity Toxic Boost
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
600,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#123
Unova
#186
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4'03"
Imperial
1.3 m
Metric
Weight
88.8 lbs.
Imperial
40.3 kg
Metric
Dex color
White
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F335.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Field group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 165 Battle Exp.: 1651*

Zangoose (Japanese: ザングース Zangoose) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It is well known for its ongoing feud against Seviper.

Biology

Physiology

Zangoose are fairly large Pokémon that have the characteristics of both mongooses and cats. Their fur is mostly white in color, but they possess deep red markings on the face, chest, and forepaws, which have sharp turns and edges. These markings make it appear that Zangoose has been involved in a vicious fight and is covered in blood and scars. They have two apparently retractable, long, sharp, black claws on their forepaws that are their main weapons in battle. Zangoose have large pink eyes, small tufts of white fur on their shoulders, somewhat rabbit-like ears, and a large, furry, white tail. They also have a pattern of four pink circles on the underside of their hind feet in a "paw-pad"-like arrangement. When a Zangoose opens its mouth, two sharp fangs can be seen.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Behavior

Zangoose are bitter enemies with Seviper, and the two will battle each other to the end. It is suggested this rivalry has lasted for ages. It will usually walk on all fours, but when angry, it will stand on its hind legs.

Habitat

This Pokémon is found on Route 114 in Hoenn, and more rarely on Route 210 and Route 11, so it presumably prefers to live in mountainous areas with grass, trees, and flowing rivers with waterfalls.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Zangoose is an active hunter, and its prey may include Seviper.

In the anime

Zangoose in the anime

Major appearances

Zangoose first appeared in ZigZag Zangoose under the control of Nicholai.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness, Zangoose was a member of Team Razor Wind, along with Scyther and Sandslash. The trio of clawed Pokémon were first seen being blasted out of the Wigglytuff Guild. Team Razor Wind overheard that Team Poképals were assigned with the task of traveling to the Labyrinth Cave to get a Gabite Scale for an ailing Shinx, and decided to attempt beating Team Poképals. Unfortunately for Team Razor Wind, Gabite beat them up. It reappeared alongside its team in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness.

In Tears For Fears! another group of Zangoose appeared before Team Rocket and fought with Jessie's Seviper. Later, Chimchar found the courage to defeat them.

Other

A Zangoose appeared in Saving Braviary! under the ownership of the Plasma Grunt Weiss.

Minor appearances

A Zangoose appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys and Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In Glory Blaze, it is discovered that Paul found Chimchar being attacked by a group of Zangoose. Because of the amazing power it used fighting the Zangoose, Paul decided to capture it. Later, Chimchar was to fight another Zangoose and nearly lost to it.

A powerful Zangoose appeared in Beating the Bustle and Hustle! under the ownership of Crimson.

Multiple Zangoose appeared in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals! under the ownership of several Team Plasma Grunts.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG048 Zangoose Ash's Pokédex Zangoose, the Cat Ferret Pokémon. Zangoose usually walks on all fours, but stands on its hind legs when angry. It's very quick and can easily dodge most enemy attacks.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP051 Zangoose Dawn's Pokédex Zangoose, the Cat Ferret Pokémon. Zangoose have battled against Seviper for many generations, and their sharp claws are their best weapons.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Zangoose in Pokémon Adventure

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Zangoose first appears in VS Zangoose & Seviper I, where it fought against a wild Seviper.

Sidney's owns a Zangoose, which he used to try and awaken the legendary golems.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Enta obtained a Zangoose before he entered the Battle Frontier.

In the TCG

Main article: Zangoose (TCG)

In the TFG

One Zangoose figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
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.
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.
FireRed If it comes across a Seviper, its fur bristles and it assumes its battle pose. Its sharp claws are its best weapon.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It has feuded with Seviper for many generations. Its sharp claws are its biggest weapons.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its fur would all stand on end if it smelled a Seviper nearby. Its sharp claws tear up its foes.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It has feuded with Seviper for many generations. Its sharp claws are its biggest weapons.
White
Black 2 It's Seviper's archrival. To threaten those it encounters, it fans out the claws on its front paws.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Uncommon Route 114 (Ruby only)
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Dongle Route 208, Route 210 (Ruby)
Platinum
Dongle Route 208, Route 210 (Ruby)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Uncommon Safari Zone
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Route 11, Village Bridge
Black 2 White 2
Rare
Uncommon
Routes 7, 11 and Village Bridge
Routes 7 and 23 (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Plains (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 3
Huge Storage 3
Endless Level 22
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Mt. Freeze (7F-12F)
Wish Cave (65F-71F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Meadow: Everspring Valley

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS Christmas Day Zangoose English United States 18 December 25, 2003
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! 5th Campaign Zangoose Japanese Japan 10 March 21 to April 9, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Pokémon XD Silk Scarf Silk Scarf (100%)
Diamond Pearl Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Black White Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 73
133 - 180 256 - 350
Attack: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 458   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
16/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 35
000Start 000Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 30
0055 0055 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 30
01414 0088 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 02020 095}}95% 20
02222 01212 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
01818 01515 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
02727 01919 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
03131 02222 Crush Claw Normal Physical 07575 095}}95% 10
N/AN/A 02626 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
04444 02929 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
04040 03333 Detect Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 5
04848 03636 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
03535 04040 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
0099 04343 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
05353 04747 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Zangoose obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zangoose
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zangoose
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zangoose
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zangoose
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
TorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
PsyduckGolduck Disable Normal Status 100% 20
AipomAmbipomGirafarigMamoswine Double Hit Normal Physical 35 90% 10
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingJolteonCombuskenBlaziken
DeerlingSawsbuck
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
PikachuRaichuMeowthPersianFarfetch'dKecleon
AbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntankLucario
Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
MankeyPrimeape Final Gambit Fighting Special 100% 5
DunsparcePhanpyDonphanZigzagoonLinooneSlakoth
VigorothSlakingTorkoalSpindaCubchooBeartic
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
SandshrewSandslashMeowthPersianPsyduckGolduck
MankeyPrimeapeSentretFurretAipomAmbipom
SneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringLinooneVigoroth
SlakingKecleonChimcharMonfernoInfernapeGlameow
PuruglyStunkySkuntankPurrloinLiepardPansage
SimisagePansearSimisearPanpourSimipourDrilbur
ExcadrillZoruaZoroarkCubchooBearticHeatmor
Fury Swipes Normal Physical 18 80% 15
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
MareepFlaaffyAmpharos
Iron Tail* Steel Physical 100 75% 15
SneaselWeavilePrinplupEmpoleonLucarioDrilbur
Excadrill
Metal Claw Steel Physical 55 95% 35
DugtrioMeowthPersianFarfetch'dSeviperAbsol
StunkySkuntankWeavilePurrloinLiepardZoroark
Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
NuzleafShiftryAbsolBuizelFloatzel Razor Wind Normal Special 80 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zangoose in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Zangoose in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zangoose
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zangoose
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Zangoose can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Zangoose cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zangoose
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zangoose
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Dream Park Double Hit Normal Physical 35 90% 10
Dream Park Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
  • A superscript level indicates that Zangoose can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zangoose
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zangoose
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 28+ Purified moves
Shadow Shed Shadow Box XD 335.png Refresh Normal
Shadow Rush Shadow Brick Break Fighting
-- Counter Fighting
-- Crush Claw Normal

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS335.png PinRS335.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani335.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP335.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.2%
Friend Area: Wild Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP Cooperating with Seviper is one thing I won't do!
26%-50% HP Dang it... My health is down by half already...
1%-25% HP I've had it... My claws are chipping...
Level up Hah, I leveled up! I can't fall behind Seviper!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Hah, I leveled up! I can't fall behind Seviper!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP335.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Zangoose
Does not evolve
Zangoose
 Normal 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 335.png Spr 3e 335.png Spr 3r 335.png Spr b 3r 335.png
Spr 3r 335 s.png Spr 3e 335 s.png Spr 3r 335 s.png Spr b 3r 335 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 335.png Spr 4d 335.png Spr 4d 335.png Spr b 4d 335.png
Spr 4d 335 s.png Spr 4d 335 s.png Spr 4d 335 s.png Spr b 4d 335 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 335.png Spr 5b 335.png Spr b 5b 335.png
Spr 5b 335 s.png Spr 5b 335 s.png Spr b 5b 335 s.png
Zangoose For other sprites and images, please see Zangoose images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Although it is stated that Seviper and Zangoose are bitter enemies, they share several characteristics, such as being in the Field Egg Group, residing in the same Friend Area, and having a base stat total of 458 (which is unique to only them).
  • Zangoose and Seviper also have the exact opposite Experience group, with Zangoose being in the Erratic group and Seviper being in the Fluctuating group.
  • Before Generation IV, Zangoose was the only Pokémon to learn Crush Claw by leveling up.
  • Zangoose is the only Hoenn-dex Pokémon not present in Sapphire or Emerald versions. Like Lunatone (which can not be found in Ruby or Emerald), it can be found in XD.
  • Although Pokédex entries say Zangoose and Seviper are bitter enemies, they have gotten along in Saving Braviary.


Origin

Zangoose, as its name implies, is based on a mongoose, as well as cats. It bears the most physical resemblance to the Angolan and Persian breeds. The rivalry it shares with Seviper is based on the relationship between both cats and mongooses towards snakes.

Name origin

Zangoose is a combination of 刪 san (cut down) and mongoose (a small, cat-like carnivore that is well known for its ability to hunt and kill venomous snakes). It may also derive from 残痕 zankon (scar, due to the markings in its body).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ザングース Zangoose From san, 残痕 zankon, zangado, and mongoose
France Flag.png French Mangriff From mangouste and griffe
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zangoose Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Sengo From Sense and Mungo
Italy Flag.png Italian Zangoose Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쟝고 Zyango


External links

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Pokémon
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