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Zangoose (Pokémon)

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Altaria #334: Altaria
Pokémon
#336: Seviper Seviper
Zangoose
ザングース Zangoose
#335
130
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Normal '
Category
Cat Ferret Pokémon
Ability
Immunity
Exp. at Lv. 100
600,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#123
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
Ground 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 Template:Type2 Pokémon. It is well-known for its ongoing feud against Seviper.

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

Biology

Physiology

Zangoose are fairly large mammalian Pokémon that have the characteristics of mongooses and cats. They are mostly white in color, but possess deep red markings on its face, chest and paws. These markings make it appear that it has been involved in a vicious fight and is covered in "blood". They have long sharp claws that are their main weapons. In earlier sprites, these claws were purple in color.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Zangoose's Immunity ability makes it immune to poison. This is possibly an adaptation that was developed over time to deal with the fangs and tail of its nemesis, Seviper.

Behavior

Zangoose are bitter enemies with Seviper, the two will battle each other to the bitter end. It is suggested this rivalry has lasted for ages.

Habitat

Unknown, though this Pokémon is found on Route 114 in Hoenn, so presumably grasslands with sparse trees and mountains.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Zangoose DP051.jpg
Zangoose in the anime

Zangoose first appeared in Zig Zag Zangoose under the control of Nicolai.

Another Zangoose appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness as the leader of Team Razor Wind.

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.

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.

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 If it comes across a Seviper, its fur bristles and it assumes its battle pose. Its sharp claws are its best weapon.
Generation IV
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 {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball 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)

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.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

By leveling up

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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Special moves

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

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/0

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

  • Despite being based on a mongoose, the Pokédex entry says that it is the "Cat Ferret Pokémon".
  • Although it is stated that Seviper and Zangoose are bitter enemies, they are both in the Ground egg group, meaning that they can breed in the games.
  • Seviper and Zangoose's signature moves are Poison Tail and Crush Claw, respectively, and they are version-exclusive Pokémon.
  • Despite its sharp claws, as well as the basis of its name (see below), Zangoose is unable to learn Cut.
  • The rivalry between Seviper and Zangoose is based on the relationship between the mongoose and the king cobra - the cobra is the largest venomous snake in the world, and the mongoose is one of its few predators.
    • The markings on Zangoose's chest make a stylized "M," for mongoose.
  • From Generation III to Generation IV, Zangoose's claws have changed from purple to black.
  • Before Generation IV, Zangoose was the only Pokémon to learn Crush Claw by leveling up.
  • Zangoose is compatible with the Template:Gameabbrev2 move tutor that teaches Thunder Wave, but not the TM that teaches the move that was introduced in Generation IV.

Origin

Zangoose is, as its name implies, based on a mongoose.

Name origin

Zangoose's name is a portmanteau of mongoose, a small, cat-like carnivore that is well known for its ability to hunt and kill venomous snakes, and 刪 san, cut down.

In other languages

  • German: Sengo
  • French: Mangriff - From mangouste (mangoose) and griffe (claw).
  • Korean: 쟝고 Zyango

External links

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