Zigzagoon (Pokémon)

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Mightyena #262: Mightyena
Pokémon
#264: Linoone Linoone
Zigzagoon
Tiny Raccoon Pokémon
ジグザグマ
Jiguzaguma
#263
Zigzagoon
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Normal Unknown
Zigzagoon
Dark Normal
Galarian Zigzagoon
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pickup or Gluttony Cacophony
Galarian Zigzagoon
Cacophony
Quick Feet
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Galarian Zigzagoon
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Zigzagoon
0'0" 0 m
Galarian Zigzagoon
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
38.6 lbs. 17.5 kg
Zigzagoon
0 lbs. 0 kg
Galarian Zigzagoon
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
60
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
56
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Zigzagoon
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Galarian Zigzagoon
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 BodyUnknown.png
Galarian Zigzagoon
Footprint
F263.png None.png
Galarian Zigzagoon
Pokédex color
Brown
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Zigzagoon (Japanese: ジグザグマ Jiguzaguma) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Linoone starting at level 20.

In Galar, Zigzagoon has a Dark/Normal-type regional form. It evolves into Galarian Linoone starting at level 20, which evolves into Obstagoon when leveled up at night starting at level 35.

Biology

Zigzagoon is a raccoon-like, quadrupedal Pokémon with bristly, zigzag-patterned fur. It has stripes formed by alternating layers of cream and brown fur. It has a brown head with spiky ears and a black nose. A black, mask pattern surrounds its brown eyes. The upper half of its mouth is jagged, and when it is open, there are two pointed teeth in its lower jaw. Its feet have three claws and pink paw pads. Its forefeet are cream-colored, but the hind feet are brown. Its brush tail is spiky and bristly.

In Galar, the oldest and original form of Zigzagoon have more black and white patterned-fur. The red eyes are surrounded by a black spiked mask. The black feet contain three sharp white claws. It has a long pink tongue that is constantly hanging outside of its mouth with two lower teeth in between.

Zigzagoon is abundantly curious, as it wanders restlessly back and forth while rubbing its nose to the ground in search of something. It always moves in a zigzag fashion. It rubs its bristly back hair against trees to mark its territory, and plays dead to fool opponents in battle. The Zigzagoon found outside of Galar are friendlier and calmer compare to their Galarian relatives. Zigzagoon are capable of finding items in the grass or ground, including items that were lost. It is found commonly in grassy fields.

The Zigzagoon in Galar are known to be constantly on the move and never settling down. It is believed that the zigzag movements of the Zigzagoon from other regions originated from its Galar relatives. They enjoy battling to the point they often attempt to provoke others into fighting it. While this succeeded with other Pokémon, humans instead mistook it wanting affection, much to the Zigzagoon's frustrations.[1]

In the anime

In the main series

Zigzagoon in the anime

Major appearances

In In the Knicker of Time, Nicholai tried to catch a Zigzagoon. He was eventually successful after encountering several. In Zig Zag Zangoose!, it was used in a battle against Ash and his Pokémon.

In The Blue Badge of Courage, the Gym Badge thieves used a Zigzagoon and a Poochyena to battle Misty's Psyduck and Sakura's Espeon, but both were defeated.

In Candid Camerupt!, Victor Winstrate's Zigzagoon battled Brock's Mudkip and was able to defeat it using Thunderbolt.

In a flashback in A Trip Down Memory Train!, a wild Bunnelby befriended a Zigzagoon.

In Goodbye, Friend!, two Zigzagoon attempted to steal Ash's backpack, only to be warded off by Goh's Raboot. Raboot later visited them and their leader Lombre to give them some apples, after which they befriended Raboot.

Minor appearances

In Johto Photo Finish, Harrison's description of the Hoenn region featured a Zigzagoon.

A Zigzagoon appeared in A Tail with a Twist.

A Zigzagoon appeared in You Said a Mouthful!

A Zigzagoon appeared in A Bite to Remember.

A Zigzagoon appeared in A Meditite Fight!.

A Coordinator's Zigzagoon appeared in Now That's Flower Power!.

Multiple Zigzagoon appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

A Zigzagoon appeared in A Scare to Remember!.

In Beg, Burrow and Steal, a Zigzagoon was living in an underground paradise.

A Coordinator's Zigzagoon appeared in Mean With Envy.

A Coordinator's Zigzagoon appeared in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

In Off the Unbeaten Path, a Trainer's Zigzagoon participated in the Pokémon Orienteering competition.

A Zigzagoon appeared in Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis! (Part 2).

A Zigzagoon appeared in Following A Maiden's Voyage!.

A Zigzagoon appeared in Drifloon On the Wind!.

In Buizel Your Way Out Of This!, a Buizel knocked Fisherman's Zigzagoon.

In One Big Happiny Family!, Jessie's fantasy featured a Zigzagoon.

In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, multiple Zigzagoon were living in Crown City. Two Zigzagoon 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 Zigzagoon appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Zigzagoon appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit!, Mega-Mega Meowth Madness!, Day Three Blockbusters!, and Battling With a Clean Slate!; and in flashbacks in Mega Evolution Special I and Garchomp's Mega Bond! at Professor Sycamore's lab.

A Zigzagoon appeared in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!.

A Zigzagoon appeared in Awakening the Sleeping Giant.

A Zigzagoon appeared in a flashback or a fantasy in The Forest Champion!.

In Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, a Zigzagoon was living in Allearth Forest.

In Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad, a Zigzagoon was living in the forest.

A Zigzagoon appeared in Mega Evolution Special IV.

A Zigzagoon appeared in A Giga Battle with Mega Results!.

A Zigzagoon appeared in A Watershed Moment! in a flashback.

A Trainer's Zigzagoon appeared in Unlocking Some Respect!.

In Seeing the Forest for the Trees!, a Zigzagoon, Scatterbug, Oddish, Budew, and Sentret were brought into a cave to join Ash in the Winding Woods.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, two Zigzagoon were living at the Nebel Plateau.

In JN047, a Trainer's Zigzagoon competed in the Pokémon Eating Contest.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG005 Zigzagoon Ash's Pokédex Zigzagoon, the TinyRaccoon Pokémon. Zigzagoon is extremely curious and so ends up walking in a zigzag path between things that interest it.

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

Zigzagoon in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, a Youngster's Zigzagoon battled Brendan's Treecko.

In Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In Training, two Galarian Zigzagoon were in the Wild Area.

A Trainer's Galarian Zigzagoon appeared in Buddy.

In the manga

Zigzagoon in Pokémon Adventures
Galarian Zigzagoon in Pokémon Adventures

In the movie adaptations

In the manga adaptation of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, a Zigzagoon lived in Allearth Forest.

In the manga adaptation of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Zigzagoon lived at the Nebel Plateau.

In the Pocket Monsters manga

Two Zigzagoon appeared in JNM07.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

At the end of The Last Battle XIV, a Zigzagoon was being examined by Professor Elm.

A wild Zigzagoon appeared in Making Mirth with Mightyena.

A Trainer's Zigzagoon appeared in Plugging Past Electrike I.

In I Dare Ya, Altaria... Knock Chic off My Shoulder, Sapphire healed a young Trainer's sick Zigzagoon, which caught Winona's attention.

A Trainer's Zigzagoon appeared in A Royal Rumble with Regirock, Regice and Registeel I.

A Galarian Zigzagoon first appeared in PASS01.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

In Let's Go Catch The Dumpling Thief!!, Red's Clefairy was accused of stealing dumplings from a shrine. Eventually, it was revealed they were being eaten by Zigzagoon.

In the TCG

Main article: Zigzagoon (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire: Zigzagoon sits to the left of the Sapphire Field and will change its position when the ball hits the button in front of it. When Zigzagoon is positioned to pounce, it will immediately stop the slot machine when the A button is pressed, allowing for the prize to be chosen by the player.
  • Pokémon Emerald: At the beginning of the game, a wild Zigzagoon attacks Professor Birch. The player must use their starter Pokémon to defeat it.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#012
Kanto
#—
Ruby Zigzagoon restlessly wanders everywhere at all times. This Pokémon does so because it is very curious. It becomes interested in anything that it happens to see.
Sapphire The hair on Zigzagoon's back is bristly. It rubs the hard back hair against trees to leave its territorial markings. This Pokémon may play dead to fool foes in battle.
Emerald Rubbing its nose against the ground, it always wanders about back and forth in search of something. It is distinguished by the zigzag footprints it leaves.
FireRed A Pokémon with abundant curiosity. It shows an interest in everything, so it always zigs and zags.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It walks in zigzag fashion. It is good at finding items in the grass and even in the ground.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It gets interested in everything, which is why it zigs and zags. It is good at finding items.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It walks in zigzag fashion. It is good at finding items in the grass and even in the ground.
White
Black 2 It walks in zigzag fashion. It is good at finding items in the grass and even in the ground.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #012
Hoenn
#012
X It walks in zigzag fashion. It's good at finding items in the grass and even in the ground.
Y A Pokémon with abundant curiosity. It shows an interest in everything, so it always zigzags.
Omega Ruby Zigzagoon restlessly wanders everywhere at all times. This Pokémon does so because it is very curious. It becomes interested in anything that it happens to see.
Alpha Sapphire The hair on Zigzagoon's back is bristly. It rubs the hard back hair against trees to leave its territorial markings. This Pokémon may play dead to fool foes in battle.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#031
Galar
Crown Tundra #071
Sword It marks its territory by rubbing its bristly fur on trees. This variety of Zigzagoon is friendlier and calmer than the kind native to Galar.
Shield Zigzagoon that adapted to regions outside Galar acquired this appearance. If you've lost something, this Pokémon can likely find it.
Galarian Zigzagoon
Sword Its restlessness has it constantly running around. If it sees another Pokémon, it will purposely run into them in order to start a fight.
Shield Thought to be the oldest form of Zigzagoon, it moves in zigzags and wreaks havoc upon its surroundings.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, and 123, Petalburg Woods
Emerald
Routes 101, 102, 103, 118, and 119
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 202 (Swarm)
Platinum
Route 202 (Swarm)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Sprout Tower, Bell Tower, Burned Tower (Hoenn Sound)
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Hoenn Field
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Route 2
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 116, and 117, Petalburg Woods
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
Routes 2 and 3, Bridge Field, Giant's Cap, Stony Wilderness Galarian Form
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness, West Lake Axewell (Max Raid Battle) Galarian Form
Expansion Pass
Trade Galarian Zigzagoon with Regina on Isle of Armor Hoennian Form

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Box R&S
Store 100 Pokémon from one cartridge*
Pinball: R&S
Forest (Both Fields)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 12, Endless Level 25, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Steel (1F-5F)
Ranger
Lyra Forest
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Foggy Forest (1F-11F)
MD Sky
Foggy Forest (1F-11F)
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
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (14th release)
Rumble World
Sapphire Sea: Sunlit Forest (All Areas)
Picross
Area 14: Stage 02
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS Ruby Zigzagoon Japanese Japan 5Shiny December 29, 2003 to March 31, 2004
RS Sapphire Zigzagoon Japanese Japan 5Shiny December 29, 2003 to March 31, 2004
RS Ruby Zigzagoon English United States 5Shiny March 1, 2004 to April 22, 2007
RS Sapphire Zigzagoon English United States 5Shiny March 1, 2004 to April 22, 2007
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Zigzagoon Japanese hide 5 May 30, 2003 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Zigzagoon English hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Zigzagoon French hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Zigzagoon German hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Zigzagoon Italian hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards
RSEFRLG Pokémon Box Egg Zigzagoon Spanish hide 5 May 4, 2004 onwards

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Oran Berry Oran Berry (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Oran Berry Oran Berry (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Oran Berry Oran Berry (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Potion Potion (50%) Revive Revive (5%)
Sword Shield Potion Potion (50%) Revive Revive (5%)
Events* Liechi Berry Liechi Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Zigzagoon
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
38
98 - 145 186 - 280
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
41
41 - 102 78 - 199
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
41
41 - 102 78 - 199
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
240
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 Zigzagoon
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
38
98 - 145 186 - 280
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
41
41 - 102 78 - 199
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
41
41 - 102 78 - 199
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
240
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
1/4 ☆☆☆
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/20 ★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

Zigzagoon

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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 Zigzagoon

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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

By leveling up

Zigzagoon
Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
033 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
066 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
099 Covet Normal Physical 06060 100100% 25
1212 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
1515 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 0000 100100% 30
1818 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
2121 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
2424 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
2727 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
3030 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
3333 Belly Drum Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
3636 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zigzagoon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zigzagoon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Galarian Zigzagoon
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
033 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
066 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
099 Snarl Dark Special 05555 09595% 15
1212 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
1515 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 0000 100100% 30
1818 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
2121 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
2424 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
2727 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
3030 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
3333 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
3636 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zigzagoon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zigzagoon

By TM/TR

Zigzagoon
Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM29Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM84Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM84 Tail Slap Normal Physical 02525 085}}85% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR59Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR73Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR73 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zigzagoon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zigzagoon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Galarian Zigzagoon
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM47Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM85Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR59Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR73Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR73 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zigzagoon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zigzagoon

By breeding

Zigzagoon
Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ArcanineLucario Extreme Speed Normal Physical 80 100% 5
WoobatSwoobat Simple Beam Normal Status 100% 15
MinccinoCinccino Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zigzagoon 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 Zigzagoon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zigzagoon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zigzagoon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
Galarian Zigzagoon
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Farfetch'dFarfetch'dSirfetch'dAbsolZoruaZoroark
GrookeyThwackeyRillaboom
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
PanchamPangoroThievul Parting Shot Dark Status 100% 20
LucarioMienfooMienshaoMeowsticLycanrocLycanroc Quick Guard Fighting Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zigzagoon 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 Zigzagoon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zigzagoon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zigzagoon

By tutoring

Zigzagoon
Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zigzagoon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zigzagoon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
Galarian Zigzagoon
Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zigzagoon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zigzagoon

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 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 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 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 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 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 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
  • 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 Zigzagoon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zigzagoon
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Fury Swipes Zigzagoon (EX Ruby & Sapphire 79)

Side game data

Zigzagoon

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS263.png PinRSani263.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani263.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.5%
Friend Area: Wild Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP I wonder what's in store here? This is so exciting!
26%-50% HP Listen, half my HP's gone.
1%-25% HP No more... I couldn't run if I wanted to...
Level up I leveled up! Ooh, this is so exciting!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 263.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: Normal PA.png
Normal
Field move: None
Loops: 2 Min. exp.: 9 Max. exp.: 9
Browser entry R-047
Zigzagoon always zigzags when it moves. It's fun to just watch it.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush263Body.png Walking Speed: 1.64 seconds Base HP: 44
Base Attack: 62 Base Defense: 45 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT263.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Normal
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 85 Raise Max Level.png 5

#678
Shuffle263.png

Cloud Clear++
Sometimes clears away five black-cloud disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO263.png Base Stamina: 116 Base Attack: 58 Base Defense: 80
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Zigzagoon Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Rock Smash
Charged Attacks: Dig, Grass Knot, Thunderbolt

Galarian Zigzagoon

Pokémon GO
GO263G.png Base Stamina: 116 Base Attack: 58 Base Defense: 80
Egg Distance: 7 km Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Zigzagoon Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Take Down
Charged Attacks: Dig, Body Slam, Swift

Evolution

Zigzagoon

263Zigzagoon.png
Unevolved
Zigzagoon
 Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 20
264Linoone.png
First evolution
Linoone
 Normal 

Galarian Zigzagoon

263Zigzagoon-Galar.png
Unevolved
Zigzagoon
 Dark  Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 20
264Linoone-Galar.png
First evolution
Linoone
 Dark  Normal 
Rare Candy
Level 35
at night
862Obstagoon.png
Second evolution
Obstagoon
 Dark  Normal 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 263.png Spr b 3r 263.png Spr 3e 263.png Spr b 3r 263.png Spr 3r 263.png Spr b 3r 263.png
Spr 3r 263 s.png Spr b 3r 263 s.png Spr 3e 263 s.png Spr b 3r 263 s.png Spr 3r 263 s.png Spr b 3r 263 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 263.png Spr b 4d 263.png Spr 4d 263.png Spr b 4d 263.png Spr 4d 263.png Spr b 4h 263.png
Spr 4d 263 s.png Spr b 4d 263 s.png Spr 4d 263 s.png Spr b 4d 263 s.png Spr 4d 263 s.png Spr b 4d 263 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 263.png Spr b 5b 263.png Spr 5b 263.png Spr b 5b 263.png
Spr 5b 263 s.png Spr b 5b 263 s.png Spr 5b 263 s.png Spr b 5b 263 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 263.png Spr b 6x 263.png Spr 6x 263.png Spr b 6x 263.png
Spr 6x 263 s.png Spr b 6x 263 s.png Spr 6x 263 s.png Spr b 6x 263 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 263.png Spr b 7s 263.png Spr 7s 263.png Spr b 7s 263.png
Spr 7s 263 s.png Spr b 7s 263 s.png Spr 7s 263 s.png Spr b 7s 263 s.png
Front Back Front Back
263MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Zigzagoon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Although Zigzagoon's category suggests it is based on a raccoon, it also shares several similarities with the Japanese raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus), also known as the tanuki. Japanese folklore and legend claim that tanuki are tricksters, masters of disguise, and capable of shapeshifting, though also absent-minded and gullible. Tanukis are also known for drumming on their bellies with their front paws similar to how Zigzagoon has been known to do. Zigzagoon's body shape and appearance are also similar to certain small dog breeds such as Pekingese and Wheaten Terriers.

In comparison, Galarian Zigzagoon seems to be based more on badgers than tanukis, as evidenced by its black-and-white color scheme.

Name origin

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

Jiguzaguma may be a combination of zigzag and アライグマ araiguma (raccoon) or 穴熊 anaguma (badger). Guma (熊 kuma) as a suffix is often used for mammals that resemble bears.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジグザグマ Jiguzaguma From zigzag and アライグマ araiguma or 穴熊 anaguma
France Flag.png French Zigzaton From zigzag and raton
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zigzagoon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Zigzachs From zigzag and Dachs
Italy Flag.png Italian Zigzagoon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 지그제구리 Jigujaeguri From zigzag and neoguri
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 蛇紋熊 / 蛇纹熊 Shéwénxióng Literally "Snake-patterned bear", referring to the zigzag pattern in its fur resembling a wriggling snake

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External links

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