Legendary heroes

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Crowned Sword Zacian and Crowned Shield Zamazenta battling Eternamax Eternatus

The legendary heroes,[1][2][3] also known as the Legendary Warrior Pokémon,[4][5] are a duo of Legendary Pokémon consisting of Zacian and Zamazenta. The legendary heroes are also referred to as the hero duo by fans. The duo plays a major role in both the main story and post-game of Pokémon Sword and Shield. They reside in the Galar region.

In their Crowned forms, Zacian and Zamaenta are the game mascots of Pokémon Sword and Shield, respectively, on top of sharing a secondary type in Steel and the category of "Warrior Pokémon".

History

The two Legendary Pokémon are believed to have been born from a place far beyond the Slumbering Weald. They are described as being the heroes of the Galar region that worked alongside the two kings of Galar to save the region from the rampage of Eternatus during the Darkest Day, before becoming statues and disappearing into the Slumbering Weald. The two were eventually forgotten by history, their role in the Darkest Day being attributed to a pair of human heroes instead.

In the core series games

Pokémon Sword and Shield

During the events of Pokémon Sword and Shield, the truth behind the legend was discovered by Sonia, with the help of the player and their friend and rival, Hop. The truth of the legend was eventually published in a book, and became a point of contention from two brothers, Sordward and Shielbert, who claim to be descendants of the old kings.

They are encountered by the player for the first time in the Slumbering Weald. Eventually, one will be obtainable during the post-game segment after Sordward and Shielbert are thwarted atop the Energy Plant. In Pokémon Sword, the player will obtain Zacian and Hop will obtain Zamazenta, and in Pokémon Shield, the player will obtain Zamazenta and Hop will obtain Zacian.

Similar movesets

Lv.  
Zacian
 Fairy 
 
Zamazenta
 Fighting 
1 Sacred Sword Metal Burst
Quick Guard Wide Guard
Metal Claw
Howl
Quick Attack
Bite
11 Slash
22 Swords Dance Iron Defense
33 Iron Head
44 Laser Focus
55 Crunch
66 Moonblast*
77 Close Combat*
88 Giga Impact
Moves in bold get STAB. Moves in italics do no damage.


Similar base stats

In Generation VIII
Hero of Many Battles
Pokémon  
Zacian
 
Zamazenta
HP
92
92
Attack
130
130
Defense
115
115
Sp. Attack
80
80
Sp. Defense
115
115
Speed
138
138
Total 670 670


Crowned
Pokémon  
Zacian
 
Zamazenta
HP
92
92
Attack
170
130
Defense
115
145
Sp. Attack
80
80
Sp. Defense
115
145
Speed
148
128
Total 720 720


In Generation IX
Hero of Many Battles
Pokémon  
Zacian
 
Zamazenta
HP
92
92
Attack
120
120
Defense
115
115
Sp. Attack
80
80
Sp. Defense
115
115
Speed
138
138
Total 660 660


Crowned
Pokémon  
Zacian
 
Zamazenta
HP
92
92
Attack
150
120
Defense
115
140
Sp. Attack
80
80
Sp. Defense
115
140
Speed
148
128
Total 700 700


In the anime

 
Legendary heroes in Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Main series

Main article: Legendary heroes (anime)

Zacian and Zamazenta appeared in Sword and Shield, Slumbering Weald! as illusions, where they battled Ash and Goh. They physically appeared in Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken!, where they worked alongside Ash and Goh to stop the Darkest Day before disappearing.

Pokémon Evolutions

Zacian and Zamazenta appeared in The Champion in a flashback, where they worked alongside Victor and Hop to stop the Darkest Day before disappearing.

In the manga

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The legendary heroes in Pokémon Adventures

The legendary heroes debuted in Ooh Shiny!! Legendary Equipment. Henry and Casey encountered them in the Slumbering Weald, though their attempt to fight the two Pokémon off revealed that they were merely illusions.

Trivia

References

  1. Sonia: "*sigh* Rushing in and trying to calm a legendary hero head on was awful reckless..." (Pokémon Sword and Shield)
  2. Pokémon TCG: Crown Zenith | Pokémon.com: "Brandish your sword and shield with the Legendary heroes of Galar—Zacian and Zamazenta—featured as both Pokémon V and VSTAR!"
  3. Pokémon TCG: Crown Zenith | Pokémon.com: "The Legendary heroes Zacian and Zamazenta shine with new VSTAR Powers, and an all-star assembly of Pokémon and Trainers arrive to celebrate the era of Pokémon V!"
  4. Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Elite Trainer Box Plus—Zacian or Zamazenta | Pokémon.com: "As the name suggests, there are two different versions of this set, each one focusing on one of the Galar region’s Legendary Warrior Pokémon."
  5. Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Ultra-Premium Collection—Zacian & Zamazenta | Pokémon.com: "The Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Ultra-Premium Collection—Zacian & Zamazenta is an incredible package chock full of cards and accessories that will grant you the power of both of the Galar region’s Legendary Warrior Pokémon."

See also


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