Obstagoon is a humanoid, mammalian Pokémon that resembles a badger. Its fur is mostly black and white with grey tufts covering its ankles, forearms, and back. The coloration around its body gives it the appearance of a vest. It has a pink tongue that is always exposed and has red scleroses.
It is said that Obstagoon's evolution is the result of the Galarian Linoone's survival instinct being honed from competition and harsh conditions of the Galar region. While combative to the extreme, it doesn’t attack often as it prefers taunting an opponent into attacking first. When that happens it will take a threating pose posture by crossing its arms and then releasing a staggering voice that would cause any opponent to flinch. This is known as Obstruct. By using the move, it skillfully throws opponents off guard before countering with its sharp claws. Obstagoon are known to duel against Pangoro.