Zygarde (Pokémon)

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0717MS.png #0717: Yveltal
Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Zygarde (disambiguation).
Zygarde
Order Pokémon
ジガルデ
Zygarde
#0718
50% Forme
50% Forme
10% Forme
10% Forme
Complete Forme
Complete Forme



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Ground
Unknown Unknown
10% Forme
Unknown Unknown
Complete Forme
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Aura Break
50% Forme
Aura Break
10% Forme
Cacophony
Complete Forme
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
10% Forme
Cacophony
Complete Forme
Power Construct
50%, 10% & Complete Formes*
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
120 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
16'05" 5.0 m
50% Forme
3'11" 1.2 m
10% Forme
14'09" 4.5 m
Complete Forme
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
672.4 lbs. 305.0 kg
50% Forme
73.9 lbs. 33.5 kg
10% Forme
1344.8 lbs. 610.0 kg
Complete Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
50% Forme
3
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
10% Forme
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Complete Forme
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
Body02.png
Other forms may have other shapes.
Footprint
F0718.png F000.png
10% Forme
Pokédex color
Green
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
0
External Links

Zygarde (Japanese: ジガルデ Zygarde) is a dual-type Dragon/Ground Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Zygarde has three forms: 10% Forme, 50% Forme, and Complete Forme.

Additionally, there are two basic components of Zygarde: Zygarde Cores, which act as the brains of Zygarde, and Zygarde Cells, which compose Zygarde's forms and are non-sentient. Neither Zygarde Cores nor Zygarde Cells can use moves or are useful in battles by themselves. They are stored inside a Zygarde Cube.

Zygarde 50% Forme was introduced in Pokémon X and Y. The Zygarde Cells, Zygarde Cores, Zygarde 10% Forme, and Zygarde Complete Forme were revealed in the October 2015 issue of CoroCoro magazine and later introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

A Zygarde Core played an important role in the anime's XY&Z arc.

Zygarde, Xerneas, and Yveltal are often collectively referred to as the Aura trio by fans.

Biology

Zygarde is a green and black Pokémon whose form depends on the percentage of Zygarde Cores and Zygarde Cells it has gathered together. Zygarde's Cores and Cells do not have the power to battle alone and can only fight when combined to form Zygarde. Zygarde serves as the protector of the planet's ecosystem. Zygarde is shown to be capable of gathering the energy of the land and focus it on its foes, damaging them. It has the ability to divide its cells from its body temporarily, using them as weapons, either as arrows or waves. Zygarde usually stays out of the sight of others. It has been referred to as a "guardian of the ecosystem"[1] due to its role to defend the world's order and the "Z"[citation needed] due to its name. Zygarde keeps a close watch on the planet and on its two counterparts Xerneas and Yveltal, ensuring the equilibrium of the planet and the cycle of life and death are kept in check. Additionally it is capable of reversing the effects of its counterpart's "Aura Abilities". Normally, Zygarde avoids getting involved in conflicts unless the ecosystem is in grave danger. As seen in Pokémon the Series, should Zygarde be affected by outside influence, its color changes from green to red.

Zygarde is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the moves Land's Wrath, Thousand Arrows, Thousand Waves, and Core Enforcer. It is also the only known Pokémon that can have Aura Break and Power Construct as its Abilities.

Forms

Zygarde has three forms: 10% Forme, 50% Forme, and Complete Forme, which are composed of Zygarde Cores and Zygarde Cells.

10% Forme 50% Forme Complete Forme
718Zygarde-10Percent.png 718Zygarde.png 718Zygarde-Complete.png
Zygarde Cores and Zygarde Cells
Zyagrde Cores are individuals who can combine with Zygarde Cells to make a whole being

Zygarde Cores are the brains of the Zygarde, and a Zygarde may contain up to five Cores. A Zygarde Core is a small, green Pokémon with a gelatinous body. It has a large, round head with a beak-shaped protrusion on the front, a thin, hook-shaped tail, and a red hexagon suspended in its body. Within its head is a single eye with a black pupil; beside this eye is another white oval that may be a second eye.

The Zygarde Core remains in watch of the region, usually living in caves. The Cores have their own will and are sometimes able to act on their own. The Zygarde Core can order Zygarde Cells, commanding them to fly towards it to form Zygarde's body in order to protect the ecosystem.[2] Zygarde Cores are capable of absorbing sunlight to regain their strength, can speak telepathically, communicate with other Cores, and use the Cells to observe the ecosystem, as depicted in the Pokémon the Series episode Love Strikes! Eevee, Yikes!.

Zygarde Cells make up every other part of Zygarde and appear nearly identical to the Zygarde Core. Unlike the Core, it has a flat body and head. It has a green pupil, a simpler, unhooked tail, and a darker green, more elongated hexagon within its midsection.

Zygarde Cells tend to be scattered around the Pokémon world. The Zygarde Cells form the rest of Zygarde's body and are only able to act on the Core's orders.[2] The Zygarde Cells allows the Zygarde Core to observe the ecosystem, allowing them to see through their eyes, as depicted in Love Strikes! Eevee, Yikes!. The Cells also have the ability to fly in amazing speed, allowing them to reach a Zygarde Core from far away.

Zygarde Core
718Zygarde-Core.png
Zygarde Cell
718Zygarde-Cell.png
10% Forme
The 10% Forme resembles a canine and has impressive speed

The 10% Forme has a relatively small canine body. It is primarily black with a green collar and a leash-like extension on its neck. Additional green markings include two hexagon markings on its chest, a small hexagon over each eye, the area around its mouth, and its front left paw. There is an elongated, red hexagon marking attached to the collar marking. Its eyes are white hexagons with no discernible pupils and there is a thin, white line on its forehead. On each of its legs are hexagonal extensions: two on the back of each elbow, one behind each knee, and two on each hip. One of the hip extensions is longer than the other on each hip. Zygarde 10% Forme also has razor-sharp teeth.

10% Zygarde is created when a Zygarde Core combines with only a tenth of the total Zygarde Cells. The 10% Forme is skilled at close range combat. It is also capable of running at speeds greater than 60 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour). A single Core acts as the brain for the 10% form. This allows it to take action separately from Zygarde's 50% Forme, which comprises its main body, for a short time before separating.[3]

50% Forme
Encountering the 50% Forme in Pokémon X and Y

The 50% Forme has a serpentine body with green and black markings. Most of its back, head, and neck are black, while the underbelly and the tip of its tail are green. Its eyes are made of four green hexagons, similar to an insect with compound eyes, and there is a thin, white line down the center of its face. Across the back of its neck is a large frill made of five long, flat protrusions that each have two small, green hexagons on them. There are three short tendrils on either side of its chest; they are black on the right and green on the left. Its tail also ends in five tendrils. It has many small, green hexagon markings on its body capable of glowing.

The 50% Forme of Zygarde is formed from half of its Cores and Cells reuniting. Zygarde is thought to monitor those who destroy the ecosystem from deep within its cave. This form of Zygarde is known to be both ruthless and merciless, destroying anyone who stands in its way. Zygarde can summon and control massive roots, which it can use to attack and cover areas, as depicted in the episode Down to the Fiery Finish!. In the same episode, it is shown to affect the weather by changing the sky to the color red.

Complete Forme
Zygarde Complete Forme's complex biology

The Complete Forme has a large, humanoid body with a long tail similar to Zygarde 50% Forme's body. There are several flat protrusions around its head and triangular protrusions around its neck. These protrusions create a crown shape. On its face are three white hexagonal marks: one in the middle of its forehead with a line through it and two that act as eyes. There are an additional five green hexagons on its face: four along the bottom and one in the middle of a short protrusion on top. Each shoulder has two serpentine wings protruding from it. The wings all have an undulating pattern and a hexagon near the tip: blue on the right side and red on the left. There are multiple white protrusions on its body: three on each hand acting as claws, one on each knee, and one and the front of each foot. Additionally, there are green hexagons surrounding its wrists and two under the white protrusions on its knees and feet. Its abdomen has a vertical, hexagonal pattern with a thin, white line on either side. Across its chest is a thin, zigzagging opening that when opened, reveals five hexagons colored red, orange, white, cyan, and blue, respectively.

The Complete Forme of Zygarde is formed when 100% of its Cells and Cores come together. Zygarde Complete Forme contains separate Cores for each of its wings and its tail. In this case, each Core can make decisions and act independently of the others.[4] In Forming a More Perfect Union!, Zygarde is shown capable of using the mouths of its tail and wings to propel itself by shooting beams out of them. In the same episode, Zygarde Complete Forme is shown to restore an unbalanced ecosystem and weather back to normal. The opening on its chest can radiate enough energy to destroy everything around it. This form only appears to neutralize threats to the ecosystems or in response to an imbalance caused by Xerneas or Yveltal.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #150
Hoenn
#—
X When the Kalos region's ecosystem falls into disarray, it appears and reveals its secret power.
Y It's hypothesized that it's monitoring those who destroy the ecosystem from deep in the cave where it lives.
Omega Ruby When the Kalos region's ecosystem falls into disarray, it appears and reveals its secret power.
Alpha Sapphire It's hypothesized that it's monitoring those who destroy the ecosystem from deep in the cave where it lives.
Generation VII Alola
 S  M : #205
Alola
 US  UM : #263
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
50% Forme
Sun This is Zygarde's form when it has gathered 50% of its cells. It wipes out all those who oppose it, showing not a shred of mercy.
Moon It's thought to be monitoring the ecosystem. There are rumors that even greater power lies hidden within it.
Ultra Sun This is Zygarde's form when about half of its pieces have been assembled. It plays the role of monitoring the ecosystem.
Ultra Moon Some say it can change to an even more powerful form when battling those who threaten the ecosystem.
10% Forme
Sun Its sharp fangs make short work of finishing off its enemies, but it's unable to maintain this body indefinitely. After a period of time, it falls apart.
Moon This is Zygarde's form when about 10% of its cells have been gathered. It runs across the land at speeds greater than 60 mph.
Ultra Sun This is Zygarde when about 10% of its pieces have been assembled. It leaps at its opponent's chest and sinks its sharp fangs into them.
Ultra Moon Born when around 10% of Zygarde's cells have been gathered from all over, this form is skilled in close-range combat.
Complete Forme
Sun This is Zygarde's form at times when it uses its overwhelming power to suppress those who endanger the ecosystem.
Moon This is Zygarde's 100% form. It has enough power to overwhelm even Xerneas or Yveltal.
Ultra Sun This is Zygarde's perfected form. From the orifice on its chest, it radiates high-powered energy that eliminates everything.
Ultra Moon Born when all of Zygarde's cells have been gathered together, it uses force to neutralize those who harm the ecosystem.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Pokédex Image Zygarde SM.png Pokédex Image Zygarde-10Percent SM.png Pokédex Image Zygarde-Complete SM.png
50% Zygarde in the Alola Pokédex 10% Zygarde in the Alola Pokédex Complete Zygarde in the Alola Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Terminus Cave (Only one) (50% Forme)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Aether Base on Route 16 (Reassembly Unit) (50% or 10% Forme)*
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Resolution Cave (50% Forme)*
Aether Base on Route 16 (Gift) (10% Forme)*
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one) (50% Forme)*
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 4 (50% Forme)
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Surveillance Dunes (Special Boss; 50% Forme)
Super MD
Apex Mountain
Picross
Area 05: Stage 06 (50% Forme)
Area 05: Stage 07 (must be unlocked with a password) (10% Forme)
Area 05: Stage 08 (must be unlocked with a password) (Complete Forme)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zygarde Sea, Greninja Sea, Zygarde SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Take on Escalation Battles (50% Forme)
Event: Zygarde Appears (10% Forme)
Event: Zygarde Appears (Complete Forme)
Masters EX
Master Fair sync pair scout: Sygna Suit Serena & Zygarde (50% Forme → Complete Forme)


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
XYORAS XY&Z Zygarde Japanese region Online 100 November 12, 2015 to January 12, 2016
ORAS XY&Z Zygarde All South Korea 100 March 19 to 20, 2016
ORAS XY&Z Zygarde Korean region Online 100 April 20 to June 30, 2016
XYORAS Descartes Zygarde PAL region Online 100 April 29 to May 26, 2016
XYORAS Pokémon the Series: XYZ Zygarde American region Online 100 April 30 to May 8, 2016
SM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Shiny Zygarde PAL region Nintendo Network 60Shiny June 1 to 22, 2018
USUM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Shiny Zygarde PAL region Nintendo Network 100Shiny June 1 to 22, 2018
SM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Shiny Zygarde Taiwanese region Nintendo Network 60Shiny June 1 to 22, 2018
USUM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Shiny Zygarde Taiwanese region Nintendo Network 100Shiny June 1 to 22, 2018
SM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Shiny Zygarde American region Online 60Shiny June 1 to September 27, 2018
USUM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Shiny Zygarde American region Online 100Shiny June 1 to September 27, 2018
USUM Pokémon Generations Zygarde Korean region Online 70 June 20 to July 31, 2018

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Gold Bottle Cap Gold Bottle Cap (100%)

Stats

Base stats

50% Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
108
168 - 215 326 - 420
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
121
113 - 190 222 - 375
81
77 - 146 150 - 287
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total:
600
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.
10% Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
54
114 - 161 218 - 312
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
71
68 - 135 132 - 265
61
59 - 124 114 - 243
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Total:
486
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.
Complete Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
216
276 - 323 542 - 636
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
121
113 - 190 222 - 375
91
86 - 157 168 - 309
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
708
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.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Zygarde is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.3.0+.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Thousand Arrows Ground Physical 09090 100100% 10
011 Thousand Waves Ground Physical 09090 100100% 10
011 Core Enforcer Dragon Special 100100 100100% 10
011 Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
011 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
011 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
088 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
1616 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
2424 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
3232 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4040 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
4848 Land's Wrath Ground Physical 09090 100100% 10
5656 Glare Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
6464 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
7272 Coil Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
8080 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
8888 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zygarde
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zygarde
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
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
TM15
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM19
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
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
TM32
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM34
Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png
TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
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
TM43
Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png
TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM57
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
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
TM81
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98
Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png
TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM99
Bag TM Dragon SwSh Sprite.png
TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR10
Bag TR Ground Sprite.png
TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21
Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png
TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR24
Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png
TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 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
TR32
Bag TR Dark Sprite.png
TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR39
Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png
TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR42
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR51
Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png
TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR62
Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png
TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR64
Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png
TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67
Bag TR Ground Sprite.png
TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png
TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR75
Bag TR Rock Sprite.png
TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR77
Bag TR Grass Sprite.png
TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR78
Bag TR Poison Sprite.png
TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TR94
Bag TR Ground Sprite.png
TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zygarde
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zygarde
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zygarde 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 Zygarde in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zygarde
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zygarde
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zygarde
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zygarde
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII - IX
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VI VII Block Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
VI VII Camouflage × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
VI VII Extreme Speed Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 5
VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VI VII Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • 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 Zygarde
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zygarde
  • × 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

50% Forme

Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush718Body.png Walking Speed: 1.63 seconds Base HP: 61
Base Attack: 83 Base Defense: 61 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dragon
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT718.png

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Dragon
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 80 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 10

#503
Shuffle718.png

Barrier Bash+
Sometimes removes three barrier-type disruptions.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Typeless Combo


Pokémon GO
GO0718.png Base HP: 239 Base Attack: 203 Base Defense: 232
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Dragon Tail, Bite, Zen Headbutt
Charged Attacks: Outrage, Earthquake, Crunch, Hyper Beam, Bulldoze

10% Forme

Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush718TBody.png Walking Speed: 1 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Shuffle
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Dragon
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#503
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Mega Boost+
Fills the Mega Gauge of the same type of Pokémon more.


Pokémon GO
GO0718T.png Base HP: 144 Base Attack: 205 Base Defense: 173
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Dragon Tail, Bite, Zen Headbutt
Charged Attacks: Outrage, Earthquake, Crunch, Hyper Beam, Bulldoze

Complete Forme

Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush718CBody.png Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 75
Base Attack: 86 Base Defense: 61 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
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Dragon
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 90 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 5

#503
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Power of 5+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of five.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Block Smash+, Last-Ditch Effort


Pokémon GO
GO0718C.png Base HP: 389 Base Attack: 184 Base Defense: 207
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Dragon Tail, Bite, Zen Headbutt
Charged Attacks: Outrage, Earthquake, Crunch, Hyper Beam, Bulldoze

Form data

Zygarde has three forms: 10% Forme, 50% Forme, and Complete Forme. Zygarde Cells and Zygarde Cores also appear in the story of the Generation VII games, but they are not catchable Pokémon or registered in the Pokédex; they make up Zygarde's forms and are not forms themselves.

In Generation VI, Zygarde's only form was 50% Forme (unnamed at the time).

Since Generation VII, all three forms are available. Zygarde's 10% Forme and 50% Forme can be changed with the help of external tools: the Reassembly Unit and the Zygarde Cube. Zygarde can enter its Complete Forme during battle, and only if it has the Ability Power Construct.

The 10% Forme and 50% Forme of Zygarde can have the Abilities Aura Break or Power Construct. Internally, these are all separate forms. This makes it impossible to switch Zygarde's Ability with Ability Capsules or Ability Patches; the Reassembly Unit or the Zygarde Cube must be used instead.

Zygarde with Aura Break

In Generation VI, Zygarde could only have Aura Break and had no forms.

In Generation VII, a Zygarde with Aura Break could be transformed by the Reassembly Unit. This machine could create a 10% or 50% Zygarde with Aura Break or upgrade a 10% Zygarde with Aura Break to 50%; it could also upgrade either to a 50% Zygarde with Power Construct.

Since Generation VIII, the Zygarde Cube's "Change form" function can change Zygarde with Aura Break between 10% Forme and 50% Forme. Its "Change Ability" function can also change its Ability to Power Construct.

Zygarde with Power Construct

The Zygarde Cube's "Change Forme"SMUSUM/"Change form" function can change Zygarde with Power Construct between 10% Forme and 50% Forme. Since Generation VIII, its "Change Ability" function can also change its Ability to Aura Break.

Any Zygarde with Power Construct will change to Complete Forme in battle if its HP drops below half. At the end of battle, a Complete Forme Zygarde will return to its original form with the same HP it ended the battle with (within its original form's maximum HP).

Evolution data

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
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This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
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718MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Zygarde images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Zygarde 50% Forme in the anime

Major appearances

Squishy

Zygarde is a major target of Team Flare in the anime. Zygarde Cells and one of its Cores debuted in Mega Evolution Special IV. With the help of Mairin's Chespin, Chespie, this Core managed to escape Lysandre Labs, and it subsequently came across Ash and his friends in From A to Z!. Bonnie was immediately taken with it and nicknamed it "Squishy". It traveled in Bonnie's bag alongside Dedenne. Squishy later transformed into its 10% and 50% Formes to defend itself against Bryony and her subordinates, thus marking the debut of both forms. In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, when Alva used his laser weapon onto the Azoth Kingdom, it transformed into its Complete Forme to protect the kingdom, thus marking the form's debut.

Squishy is known by the code name Z1 by Team Flare.

Z2

A Zygarde known by the code name Z2 by Team Flare appeared as a 50% Forme Zygarde in From A to Z!. It managed to escape Team Flare by using Land's Wrath. It appeared as a Zygarde Core during Meeting at Terminus Cave!, being contacted by Squishy.

Unlike Squishy's red core, Z2 has a blue core.

Other

A Zygarde appeared in The Legend of X, Y, and Z! during a flashback, where it was seen in its 10% Forme. In the flashback, it destroyed the kingdom ruled by Veofum with Land's Wrath.

A Shiny 10% Forme Zygarde appeared in HZ045, under the ownership of Gibeon.

Minor appearances

Zygarde's Complete Forme's first appearance in the anime was in Dream a Little Dream from Me!, where it appeared in a dream.

A Zygarde appeared in its 50% Forme in the opening sequence of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY094 Zygarde Core Ash's Pokédex No data.
XY094 Zygarde Core Serena's Pokédex No data.

Pokémon Generations

Zygarde Complete Forme in Pokémon Generations

A Complete Forme Zygarde appeared in The Adventure, where Red and his Pikachu encountered it at the end of Terminus Cave.

GOTCHA!

A Zygarde briefly appeared in both its 10% and 50% Formes as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Zygarde 50% Forme in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Zygarde (Adventures)

Zygarde debuted in Hawlucha Attacks. It first appeared in Anistar City, where it was caught by Essentia. It was later used by her against Team Flare's enemies at Pokémon Village. Eventually, she started to rebel, prompting Lysandre to take direct control of Zygarde. When Xerneas and Yveltal reverted to their dormant forms, Zygarde lost the need to keep itself active and disintegrated.

Zygarde also played a notable role in the Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc. Having been sent to Alola to find it, Dexio and Sina hired Sun to gather the Zygarde Cells and Cores scattered around Alola. During the climax of the chapter, Zygarde used the Reassembly Unit on Route 16 to transform into its Complete Forme, before joining the battle against Necrozma at Mount Lanakila.

In the TCG

Main article: Zygarde (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Zygarde's 50% Forme and Complete Forme appear as Spirits.

Trivia

Origin

Zygarde's 10%, 50%, and Complete Formes may be inspired in part by the three children of Loki and Angrboða in Norse mythology: Fenrir, Jörmungandr, and Hel.

Zygarde 10% Forme may be based on the wolf Fenrir. The green leash-like object around its neck could be based on Gleipnir, the rope that binds Fenrir. Its left front paw has a different color from the others, being green instead of black, which is possibly a reference to Fenrir biting off the god Týr's right hand in reprisal for being bound by him. This Forme could also draw inspiration from Garmr, the watchdog that guards Helheim's gate. In appearance, it resembles a Doberman Pinscher.

Zygarde 50% Forme's appearance is based on a serpent in the shape of the letter Z. It may also draw inspiration from Jörmungandr, a sea serpent that encircles the earth; and Níðhöggr, a dragon that gnaws at the roots of Yggdrasil, the world tree. Jörmungandr is said to “dwell in the world sea, encircling the Earth (Midgard),” which may allude to Zygarde’s partial Ground typing (“Earth”) and the 50% Forme being the middle forme (“Midgard”). Its flat shape and wriggling movement may be inspired by the tsuchinoko, a Japanese cryptid, and its snakelike appearance may be inspired by nāga, a class of snake entities in South and Southeast Asian cultures.

Zygarde Complete Forme may be based on Hel, the ruler of Helheim, the realm of the dead in Nordic myth. The colors on its Complete Forme's chest match the colors of the real-world flag of France, the country which inspired the region of Kalos. These three colors match Kalos' pentagonal emblem that is split between three sections matching each section of Kalos' sub regions: blue on the left depicting Coastal Kalos, red on the right depicting Mountain Kalos, and white in the middle depicting central Kalos. The blue and red colors also match the colors of Xerneas and Yveltal. Design-wise, it resembles a humanoid giant mecha despite its organic basis; its light-up technological appearance, "transforming"/"combining" gimmick, and the face-like pattern on its chest are all tropes commonly used for fictional mecha.

Zygarde Cell and Zygarde Core may be based on cells as well as flatworms (specifically planaria) and single-celled organisms such as slime molds and members of Euglena. Some planarians' ocelli also resemble eyes, which may have inspired the designs for the Cell and Core Zygarde. The hexagons within them may represent a cell nucleus.

Name origin

Zygarde begins with the letter Z, following the pattern established by Xerneas and Yveltal. It may also be derived from ζυγωτός zygōtos (Greek for joined) or zygote, garde (French for guard), and garðr (Old Norse for enclosure; realm).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジガルデ Zygarde From Z, ζυγωτός zygōtos or zygote, garde, and garðr
France Flag.png French Zygarde Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zygarde Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Zygarde Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Zygarde Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 지가르데 Zygarde Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 基格爾德 / 基格尔德 Jīgé'ěrdé Transcription of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 基格爾德 Gēigaakyíhdāk Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name


Zygarde 10% Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジガルデ・10%フォルム Zygarde 10% Forme
Chinese Cantonese 基格爾德・10%形態 Gēigaakyíhdāk Baakfahn-jī Sahp Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 基格爾德・10%形態 / 基格爾德・10%形態 Jīgé'ěrdé Bǎifēn-zhī Shí Xíngtài
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zygarde 10%
Denmark Flag.png Danish Zygarde 10% forme
France Flag.png French Zygarde Forme 10 %
Germany Flag.png German 10%-Zygarde
India Flag.png Hindi 10% फ़ॉर्म 10% Form
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Zygarde 10%
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Zygarde Bentuk 10%
Italy Flag.png Italian Zygarde Forma 10%
South Korea Flag.png Korean 지가르데 10%폼 Zygarde 10% Pom
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Zygarde Bentuk 10%
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Zygarde 10% form
Poland Flag.png Polish Zygarde 10% Formy
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Zygarde Forma 10%
Russia Flag.png Russian 10-процентный Зайгард 10-protsentnyy Zaygard
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zygarde al 10%
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Zygarde 10% form
Thailand Flag.png Thai ซีการ์ด ฟอร์ม 10%
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Zygarde %10'luk Formu

Zygarde 50% Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジガルデ・50%フォルム Zygarde 50% Forme
Chinese Cantonese 基格爾德・50%形態 Gēigaakyíhdāk Baakfahn-jī Nghsahp Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 基格爾德・50%形態 / 基格尔德・50%形态 Jīgé'ěrdé Bǎifēn-zhī Wǔshí Xíngtài
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zygarde 50%
Denmark Flag.png Danish Zygarde 50% forme
France Flag.png French Zygarde Forme 50 %
Germany Flag.png German 50%-Zygarde
India Flag.png Hindi 50% फ़ॉर्म 50% Form
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Zygarde 50%
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Zygarde Bentuk 50%
Italy Flag.png Italian Zygarde Forma 50%
South Korea Flag.png Korean 지가르데 50%폼 Zygarde 50% Pom
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Zygarde Bentuk 50%
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Zygarde 50% form
Poland Flag.png Polish Zygarde 50% Formy
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Zygarde Forma 50%
Russia Flag.png Russian 50-процентный Зайгард 50-protsentnyy Zaygard
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zygarde al 50%
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Zygarde 50% form
Thailand Flag.png Thai ซีการ์ด ฟอร์ม 50%
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Zygarde %50'lik Formu

Zygarde Complete Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジガルデ・パーフェクトフォルム Zygarde Perfect Forme
ジガルデ・100%フォルム Zygarde 100% Forme
Chinese Cantonese 基格爾德・完全體形態 Gēigaakyíhdāk Yùhnchyùhntái Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 基格爾德・完全體形態 / 基格尔德・完全体形态 Jīgé'ěrdé Wánquántǐ Xíngtài
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zygarde 100%
Finland Flag.png Finnish Zygarden täydellinen forme
France Flag.png French Zygarde Forme Parfaite
Germany Flag.png German Optimum-Zygarde
India Flag.png Hindi कम्प्लीट फ़ॉर्म Complete Form
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Zygarde 100%
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Zygarde Bentuk Sempurna
Italy Flag.png Italian Zygarde Forma Perfetta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 지가르데 퍼펙트폼 Zygarde Peopekteupom
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Zygarde Bentuk Sempurna
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Zygarde fullstendig form
Poland Flag.png Polish Zygarde Kompletna Forma
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Zygarde Forma Completa*
Forma Completa de Zygarde*
Fórmula Completa de Zygarde*
Russia Flag.png Russian Полная форма Зайгарда Polnaya forma Zaygarda
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zygarde Forma Completa
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Zygarde fullständig form
Thailand Flag.png Thai ซีการ์ด ฟอร์มสมบูรณ์
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Zygarde Tamamlanmış Formu


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