Linoone (Pokémon)

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0263MS.png #0263: Zigzagoon
Pokémon
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Linoone
Rushing Pokémon
マッスグマ
Massuguma
#0264
Linoone
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
Galarian Linoone



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Normal Unknown
Linoone
Dark Normal
Galarian Linoone
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pickup or GluttonyGen IV+ Cacophony
Galarian Linoone
Cacophony
Quick Feet
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Galarian Linoone
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Linoone
0'0" 0 m
Galarian Linoone
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
71.7 lbs. 32.5 kg
Linoone
0 lbs. 0 kg
Galarian Linoone
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
128
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
147
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Linoone
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
Galarian Linoone
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F0264.png F000.png
Galarian Linoone
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Linoone (Japanese: マッスグマ Massuguma) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Zigzagoon starting at level 20.

In Galar, Linoone has a dual-type Dark/Normal regional form. It evolves from Galarian Zigzagoon starting at level 20 and evolves into Obstagoon when leveled up starting at level 35 during the night. Hoennian Linoone is not known to evolve into any other Pokémon.

Biology

Linoone is a slender-bodied, quadrupedal Pokémon. Most of its fur is colored tan, but it has several brown stripes. One long stripe stretches the length of its body before ending in an arrowhead shape on its forehead. There are additional stripes on each side of its bushy tail and on its cheeks. It has sharp, elongated claws and small pointed teeth. It has small, tuft-like ears, long cheek fur, and blue eyes.

Linoone can run up to 60 miles per hour, but it can only run in a straight line, and has to stop before it can make a turn. Because of this behavior, it often fails to catch prey, and struggles on roads that are curving or winding. When it sees prey underwater in ponds, it leaps in and uses its razor-sharp claws to catch and take it down. Linoone's fur is strong and supple, and the shed hairs are used to make high-quality shaving brushes. As shown in the anime, Linoone has an attraction to anything round and will grab any orb-shaped object it sees if given the chance. It often carries a snatched object in its expandable cheek pouches and deposits it in any of a number of secret stashes it keeps on its territory. Linoone tends to live in grasslands.

Forms

Linoone has a regional form: Galarian Linoone.

Galarian Linoone has a black-and-white color scheme, with longer fur on its ears. Around its red eyes are patterned stripes shaped like a shooting star. It has longer claws with gray fur surrounding the front feet, and it has a long red tongue that sticks out of its mouth.

Galarian Linoone are known to be rash and fearless, preferring to recklessly challenge opponents that are stronger than itself. Linoone is known to use its long tongue to taunt opponents. Once the foe is fully enraged, Linoone will hurl itself at them, tackling them by force. These traits make Galarian Linoone very popular among unhappy and angry youths in Galar, who have nowhere to take out their anger and frustrations. By charging at up to 60 miles per hour, it can deliver powerful Tackles and Headbutts with enough destructive force to even knock away a car. Linoone can be thrown off balance should it miss, however.[1] The harsh environments in the Galar region, along with the fierce competition among the species, allows Linoone's survival instincts to improve, leading to the ability to evolve into Obstagoon.[2]

Evolution

Linoone evolves from Zigzagoon

Galarian Linoone evolves from Galarian Zigzagoon and evolves into Obstagoon.

Linoone

0263Zigzagoon.png
Unevolved
Zigzagoon
 Normal 

0264Linoone.png
First evolution
Linoone
 Normal 

Galarian Linoone

0263Zigzagoon-Galar.png
Unevolved
Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 Dark  Normal 

0264Linoone-Galar.png
First evolution
Linoone
Galarian Form
 Dark  Normal 

0862Obstagoon.png
Second evolution
Obstagoon
 Dark  Normal 

In the anime

Main series

Linoone in the anime

Major appearances

In Showdown at Linoone, Kimmy Shoney owns a Linoone nicknamed Tokin. It had developed a bad habit of stealing anything in sight.

In The Green Guardian, Solana used her Capture Styler on three Linoone so they could slash vines created by a Celebi.

In the original timeline in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, a hypnotized Damos commanded his five Linoone to attack Arceus with Shock Wave. When Ash and his friends traveled to the past to prevent this, Marcus, the one responsible for hypnotizing Damos, managed to use the Linoone again to attack Arceus.

In The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!, a Pokémon Breeder's Linoone was playing with a Bidoof and a Teddiursa when they were all attacked by a rampaging Salamence. Linoone was then taken to a Pokémon Center and healed with the help of Nurse Joy and her Wigglytuff.

Minor appearances

In Jirachi: Wish Maker, multiple Linoone were living in Forina.

In Gettin' Twiggy With It!, a Linoone was nursed back to health by Clara.

A Linoone appeared in Camping It Up!.

In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, a Linoone was living in Crown City. It worked with several other Pokémon in surrounding Zorua in the park in order to attack him as retribution for what Zoroark did to the city. Before a fight broke out, the Zigzagoon, along with the other Pokémon, were calmed down by Celebi.

A Linoone appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit!, Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!, and Battling With a Clean Slate!; and in flashbacks in Mega Evolution Special I and Garchomp's Mega Bond! at Professor Sycamore's lab.

In Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, multiple Linoone were living in Allearth Forest.

In Serving Up the Flute Cup!, a Trainer's Linoone competed in the Battle Frontier Flute Cup, only to be defeated by Pikachu.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG112 Linoone Ash's Pokédex Linoone, the Rushing Pokémon. Linoone is the evolved form of Zigzagoon. It can run at speeds over 60 miles per hour, but does not handle curves well.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP005 Linoone Dawn's Pokédex Linoone, the Rushing Pokémon. When it spots its prey, it runs after it in a straight line. Though able to run over 60 miles per hour, it is unable to turn.

Pokémon Generations

A wild Linoone appeared in the beginning of The Scoop.

In the manga

Galarian Linoone in Pokémon Adventures

Ash & Pikachu

Linoone appeared in A 'Thank You' That Transcends Time.

Movie adaptations

A Linoone appeared in the manga adaptation of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction as a resident of Allearth Forest.

Pokémon Adventures

In Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming, Emerald used a Linoone holding a Choice Band to breeze through the Battle Factory. Because he was a rental Pokémon he had just received, his extra-powerful Frustration went a long way before he challenged Noland.

The Battle Factory rented a Linoone, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Skirting Around Surskit I.

A Galarian Linoone debuted under the ownership of a Team Yell Grunt in Zap!! A Rising Beam of Light.

In the TCG

Main article: Linoone (TCG)

In the TFG

One Linoone figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire: When Chikorita uses Razor Leaf on the Ruby Field, two Linoone will pop out. Hitting the left Linoone will make a Gulpin appear, activating Travel Mode when there are three Gulpin on the table. Hitting the right Linoone will change the stance of Makuhita allowing it to punch the ball towards the Upgrade.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#013
Kanto
#—
Ruby Linoone always runs full speed and only in straight lines. If facing an obstacle, it makes a right-angle turn to evade it. This Pokémon is very challenged by gently curving roads.
Sapphire When hunting, Linoone will make a beeline straight for the prey at a full run. While this Pokémon is capable of topping 60 mph, it has to come to a screeching halt before it can turn.
Emerald It is exceedingly fast if it only has to run in a straight line. When it spots pond-dwelling prey underwater, it quickly leaps in and catches it with its sharp claws.
FireRed When running in a straight line, it can top 60 miles per hour. However, it has a tough time with curved roads.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It charges prey at speeds over 60 mph. However, because it can only run straight, it often fails.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold When running in a straight line, it can easily top 60 miles an hour. It has a tough time with curved roads.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It charges prey at speeds over 60 mph. However, because it can only run straight, it often fails.
White
Black 2 It charges prey at speeds over 60 mph. However, because it can only run straight, it often fails.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #013
Hoenn
#013
X When running in a straight line, it can easily top 60 miles an hour. It has a tough time with curved roads.
Y It charges prey at speeds over 60 mph. However, because it can only run straight, it often fails.
Omega Ruby Linoone always runs full speed and only in straight lines. If facing an obstacle, it makes a right-angle turn to evade it. This Pokémon is very challenged by gently curving roads.
Alpha Sapphire When hunting, Linoone will make a beeline straight for the prey at a full run. While this Pokémon is capable of topping 60 mph, it has to come to a screeching halt before it can turn.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#032
Galar
Crown Tundra #072
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword Its fur is strong and supple. Shaving brushes made with shed Linoone hairs are highly prized.
Shield It uses its explosive speed and razor-sharp claws to bring down prey. Running along winding paths is not its strong suit.
Brilliant Diamond It charges prey at speeds over 60 mph. However, because it can only run straight, it often fails.
Shining Pearl
Galarian Linoone
Sword It uses its long tongue to taunt opponents. Once the opposition is enraged, this Pokémon hurls itself at the opponent, tackling them forcefully.
Shield This very aggressive Pokémon will recklessly challenge opponents stronger than itself.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 118, 119, 120, 121, and 123
Emerald
Routes 118 and 119
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Zigzagoon
Platinum
Evolve Zigzagoon
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone (Peak with 5 Plains points)
Routes 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 4, 6, 9, 10, 13, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28, Ruins of Alph, Mt. Silver (Hoenn Sound)
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Hoenn Field
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Zigzagoon
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 118, 119, 120, 121, and 123
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+ (Hoennian Form)
Giant's Cap (Galarian Form)
Bridge Field (Wanderer) (Galarian Form)
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness, West Lake Axewell (Max Raid Battle) (Galarian Form)
Expansion Pass
Giant's Bed, Ballimere Lake (Galarian Form)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Hoennian/Galarian Forms)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Zigzagoon (Hoennian Form)
Unobtainable (Galarian Form)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Zigzagoon
Trozei!
Huge Storage 4, Endless Level 36, Forever Level 16, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Zigzagoon
Ranger
Lyra Forest
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
MD Sky
Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Rugged Flats
Rumble U
Variety Battle: Get 1,000 Combos! (Reward),
Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land (Capsule Cage)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Blade-and-Shield Path: Stage 3
Rumble World
Sapphire Sea: Sunlit Forest (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Sinister Woods (7F-9F), Joyous Tower (17F-20F), Purity Forest (18F-20F)
Fainted Pokémon: Silver Trench, Mt. Faraway
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (14th release)


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
ORAS Jump Festa 2015 Linoone All Japan 50 December 20 to 21, 2014
ORAS 2015 Korean World Championship Series Linoone Korean region Online 50 March 12 to May 31, 2015

Held items

Games Held items
Ruby Sapphire
Emerald
HeartGold SoulSilver
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Potion Potion (50%)

Stats

Base stats

Linoone
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
78
138 - 185 266 - 360
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
61
59 - 124 114 - 243
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
61
59 - 124 114 - 243
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total:
420
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
Galarian Linoone

Galarian Linoone has the same base stats as Hoennian Linoone.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/19 ★★


Type effectiveness

Linoone

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

Galarian Linoone

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None

Learnset

Linoone is available in Sword and Shield and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Linoone
Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
011 Switcheroo Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
011 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
Evo.Evo. Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
099 Covet Normal Physical 06060 100100% 25
1212 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
1515 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
1818 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2323 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
2828 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3333 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
3838 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
4343 Belly Drum Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
4848 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Linoone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Linoone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Galarian Linoone
Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
011 Switcheroo Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
011 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
Evo.Evo. Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
099 Snarl Dark Special 05555 09595% 15
1212 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
1515 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
1818 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2323 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
2828 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3333 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
3838 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
4343 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
4848 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Linoone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Linoone

By TM/TR

Linoone

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07
Bag TM Bug SwSh Sprite.png
TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM08
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM15
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27
Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png
TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM29
Bag TM Fairy SwSh Sprite.png
TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM53
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM59
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM65
Bag TM Ghost SwSh Sprite.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM84
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM84 Tail Slap Normal Physical 02525 085}}85% 10
TM98
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR04
Bag TR Water Sprite.png
TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05
Bag TR Ice Sprite.png
TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06
Bag TR Ice Sprite.png
TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08
Bag TR Electric Sprite.png
TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09
Bag TR Electric Sprite.png
TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31
Bag TR Steel Sprite.png
TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33
Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png
TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR38
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR42
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR59
Bag TR Grass Sprite.png
TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR73
Bag TR Poison Sprite.png
TR73 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TR77
Bag TR Grass Sprite.png
TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR85
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR90
Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png
TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR95
Bag TR Dark Sprite.png
TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Linoone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Linoone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM05
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM10
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM10 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM11
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM13
Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14
Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM23
Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png
TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM24
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM28
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM30
Bag TM Ghost SwSh Sprite.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM56
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM57
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM58
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM65
Bag TM Ghost SwSh Sprite.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM68
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM73
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM82
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM86
Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM95
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM95 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM96
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98
Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png
TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Linoone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Linoone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Galarian Linoone
Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07
Bag TM Bug SwSh Sprite.png
TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM08
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM15
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM27
Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png
TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36
Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png
TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM47
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM53
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM57
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM65
Bag TM Ghost SwSh Sprite.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM85
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM98
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR04
Bag TR Water Sprite.png
TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05
Bag TR Ice Sprite.png
TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06
Bag TR Ice Sprite.png
TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08
Bag TR Electric Sprite.png
TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09
Bag TR Electric Sprite.png
TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31
Bag TR Steel Sprite.png
TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33
Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png
TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37
Bag TR Dark Sprite.png
TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR42
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR59
Bag TR Grass Sprite.png
TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR73
Bag TR Poison Sprite.png
TR73 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TR77
Bag TR Grass Sprite.png
TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR85
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR95
Bag TR Dark Sprite.png
TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR99
Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png
TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Linoone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Linoone

By breeding

Linoone

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Arcanine
Lucario
Extreme Speed Normal Physical 80 100% 5
Woobat
Swoobat
Simple Beam Normal Status 100% 15
Minccino
Cinccino
Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Linoone in Generation VIII
  • 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 Linoone in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Linoone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Linoone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PikachuRaichuEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSnubbullGranbullTeddiursaUrsaringPhanpyDonphanSkittyDelcattyPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonPachirisuBunearyLopunnyGlameowPurugly
Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
ArcanineLucario
Extreme Speed Normal Physical 80 100% 5
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingGrowlitheArcanineEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSentretFurretLucario
Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
DiglettDugtrioMankeyPrimeapeDunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePoochyenaMightyena
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
Smeargle
Simple Beam Normal Status 100% 15
AipomAmbipom
Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
Smeargle
Trick Psychic Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Linoone in Generation VIII
  • 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 Linoone in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Linoone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Linoone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
Galarian Linoone
Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Farfetch'd
Farfetch'd
Sirfetch'd
Absol
Zorua
Zoroark
Grookey
Thwackey
Rillaboom
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
Pancham
Pangoro
Thievul
Parting Shot Dark Status 100% 20
Lucario
Mienfoo
Mienshao
Meowstic
Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Quick Guard Fighting Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Linoone in Generation VIII
  • 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 Linoone in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Linoone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Linoone

By tutoring

Linoone
Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Linoone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Linoone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
Galarian Linoone
Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Linoone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Linoone

By a prior evolution

Linoone
Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Linoone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Linoone
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations
Galarian Linoone
Generation VIII
Other generations:
 - IX
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Linoone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Linoone

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
III IV V VI VII Bestow × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
III IV V VI VII Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100}}100% 5
III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Mud Sport × Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Odor Sleuth × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
III IV V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Rock Climb × Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Rollout Rock Physical 03030 090}}90% 20
III IV V VI VII Rototiller × Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 090}}90% 10
III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
III IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Linoone
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Linoone
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Linoone

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS264.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani264.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Wild Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP Sudden stops and turns just aren't my thing!
26%-50% HP It could be trouble. My health has gone down halfway.
1%-25% HP I'm staggering... If I can't run, I'll keel over...
Level up Yes! Leveled! It gave me a speed boost!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 264.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 264.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Talk to in Lively Town
Connected to: Miltank, Seedot
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal I hate wasting time. Why do roads not go in one straight line?
Low HP (< 50%) Do I have to bend my belief?
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: Normal PA.png
Normal
Field move: Tackle fm.pngTackle fm.png
(Tackle ×2)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 80 Max. exp.: 100
Browser entry R-048
Linoone moves quickly, but only in a line. If it stops, it will try to change direction.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush264Body.png Walking Speed: 1.38 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT264.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Normal
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#679
Shuffle264.png

L-Boost
Increases damage when making an L-shaped match.


Pokémon GO
GO264.png Base HP: 186 Base Attack: 142 Base Defense: 128
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Shadow Claw, Tackle, Sand Attack*
Charged Attacks: Dig, Grass Knot, Thunder

Galarian Linoone

Pokémon GO
GO264G.png Base HP: 186 Base Attack: 142 Base Defense: 128
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Zigzagoon Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Snarl, Lick
Charged Attacks: Dig, Body Slam, Gunk Shot

Evolution data

Linoone

0263Zigzagoon.png
Unevolved
Zigzagoon
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 20
0264Linoone.png
First evolution
Linoone
 Normal 


Galarian Linoone

0263Zigzagoon-Galar.png
Unevolved
Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 Dark  Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 20
0264Linoone-Galar.png
First evolution
Linoone
Galarian Form
 Dark  Normal 
Rare Candy + Night Icon SV.png
Level 35
at night
0862Obstagoon.png
Second evolution
Obstagoon
 Dark  Normal 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 264.png Spr b 3r 264.png Spr 3e 264.png Spr b 3e 264.png Spr 3f 264.png Spr b 3f 264.png
Spr 3r 264 s.png Spr b 3r 264 s.png Spr 3e 264 s.png Spr b 3e 264 s.png Spr 3f 264 s.png Spr b 3f 264 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 264.png Spr b 4d 264.png Spr 4p 264.png Spr b 4p 264.png Spr 4h 264.png Spr b 4h 264.png
Spr 4d 264 s.png Spr b 4d 264 s.png Spr 4p 264 s.png Spr b 4p 264 s.png Spr 4h 264 s.png Spr b 4h 264 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 264.png Spr b 5b 264.png Spr 5b2 264.png Spr b 5b2 264.png
Spr 5b 264 s.png Spr b 5b 264 s.png Spr 5b2 264 s.png Spr b 5b2 264 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 264.png
Spr b 6x 264.png
Spr 6o 264.png
Spr b 6o 264.png
Spr 6x 264 s.png
Spr b 6x 264 s.png
Spr 6o 264 s.png
Spr b 6o 264 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 264.png
Spr b 7s 264.png
Spr 7s 264.png
Spr b 7s 264.png
Spr 7s 264 s.png
Spr b 7s 264 s.png
Spr 7s 264 s.png
Spr b 7s 264 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 264.png
Spr 8s 264 s.png
Spr 8s 264G.png
Spr 8s 264G s.png
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0264.png HOME0264 s.png
HOME0264G.png HOME0264G s.png
264MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Linoone images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Linoone's appearance is possibly a cross between the European or Japanese badger and a member of the weasel and/or ferret family, or it may possibly be based on the ferret-badger or striped polecat. It also shares the same color scheme of tanuki. The word tanuki is used for both badgers and raccoon dogs in Japan, depending on the region. This may be the inspiration behind its mixture of traits, having similarities to both species. Its stripes slightly resemble flames and lightning, which may be a reference to race cars, who typically use these patterns on their vehicles for show. Linoone may also be based on the legendary Kamaitachi, which is usually depicted as lightning-fast weasels who wield razor-sharp claws which tear into their victims. There is a arrow symbol on its head which alludes to its tendecy to run in a straight line. Linoone's obsession with round objects may be inspired by the Ramidreju, a long, weasel-like creature who has a desire for gold; or by the tanuki's association with gold.

Galarian Linoone appears to be more explicitly based on European badgers. Taking its evolved form Obstagoon under consideration, Galarian Linoone's color scheme, pointed tongue, and star marking around its eyes may also be inspired by Glam rock bands.

Linoone's evolutionary line shares a common theme of movement where Zigzagoon moves in a zigzag pattern, Linoone moves in a straight line, and Obstagoon blocks the way by obstructing it.

Name origin

Linoone may be a combination of line (referring to its fur pattern and unusual habits) and raccoon.

Massuguma may be a combination of まっすぐ massugu (straight, as in a line) and アライグマ araiguma (raccoon) or 穴熊 anaguma (badger). Guma (from 熊 kuma, "bear") as a suffix is often used for mammals that resemble bears.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese マッスグマ Massuguma From 真っ直ぐ massugu and 洗熊 araiguma or 穴熊 anaguma
France Flag.png French Linéon From linéaire and raton
Spain Flag.png Spanish Linoone Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Geradaks From gerade and Dachs
Italy Flag.png Italian Linoone Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 직구리 Jikguli From 직 (直) jik and 너구리 neoguri
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 直衝熊 / 直冲熊 Zhíchōngxióng From 直衝 / 直沖 zhíchōng and 浣熊 wǎnxióng / huànxióng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 直衝熊 Jihkchūnghùhng From 直衝 jihkchūng and 浣熊 wúhnhùhng


Related articles

References

External links

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