Zacian (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Zacian
Warrior Pokémon
ザシアン
Zacian
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Hero of Many Battles
Hero of Many Battles
Crowned Sword
Crowned Sword



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Fairy Unknown
Hero of Many Battles
Fairy Steel
Crowned Sword
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Intrepid Sword Cacophony
Crowned Sword
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Crowned Sword
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
10 (3.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
9'02" 2.8 m
Hero of Many Battles
0'0" 0 m
Crowned Sword
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
242.5 lbs. 110.0 kg
Hero of Many Battles
782.6 lbs. 355.0 kg
Crowned Sword
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
335
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Hero of Many Battles
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
Crowned Sword
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
FUnknown.png None.png
Crowned Sword
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
0
External Links

Zacian (Japanese: ザシアン Zacian) is a Fairy-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Zacian has a second form activated by giving it a Rusted Sword to hold. Its original form, Hero of Many Battles, will then become the Fairy/Steel-type Crowned Sword.

Zacian is the game mascot of Pokémon Sword, appearing on the boxart in its Crowned Sword form. It is a member of the Hero duo with Zamazenta.

Biology

In its Hero of Many Battles form, Zacian is a large cyan lupine Pokémon with yellow eyes, a tan underside, a lean frame, a pink tail, and pink braids going down the side of its body. Two pink fringes of fur are present on its back. Battle scars are visible on its sides, and part of its left ear is missing. In its Crowned Sword form, the fringes of fur on its back become wing-like armor and its braids grow to resemble ribbons. Additionally, its head is covered by a golden helmet, and it carries a golden sword decorated to resemble Zacian's colors. Zacian can sheathe its sword when not in use by wrapping it with its mane.

By absorbing metal particles, Zacian can change to its other form in battle. According to legends, Zacian was known as the Fairy King's Sword due to it being able to cut down anything in one strike, and it inspired awe in both its friends and foes. It is believed to be either the elder sister or rival of Zamazenta. It can turn itself into a statue in order to slumber until needed. It can cast illusions, including a projection of itself, even when asleep. It is also capable of flying. When together with Zamazenta, it can negate the power of Eternatus, even in its Eternamax state.

Zacian attacks with graceful, swift and captivating movements, which have been compared to a dance. It unleashes quick slashes that can't be seen by the naked eye; those struck by its sword will be cut down before they can feel the pain. The sword it holds in its mouth is really sharp and can cut through anything, even the thick scales of Dragon-type Pokémon as if they were just paper. When using its signature move, Behemoth Blade, it is even said to be able to cut the ocean in two.[1]

In the anime

Main series

 
Zacian in the anime
 
Crowned Sword Zacian in the anime

Major appearances

Zacian (recurring)

Zacian debuted in its Hero of Many Battles form in Sword and Shield, Slumbering Weald!. Ash encountered it in the Slumbering Weald before it disappeared. In Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!", it led Goh and Sonia to the altar, where they found the Rusted Sword and Shield. In Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken!, Zacian entered its Crowned Sword form and battled Eternatus with Zamazenta, defeating it. In the intro segment of Getting More Than You Battled For!, it was at the altar of the Slumbering Weald.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN042 Zacian Ash's Rotom Phone This Pokémon does not match any recorded data.

GOTCHA!

A Zacian briefly appeared in its Hero of Many Battles form in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Zacian appeared in a flashback in The Champion, where it entered its Crowned Sword form and battled Eternatus alongside Victor, Hop, and Zamazenta, putting a stop to the Darkest Day.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Zacian debuted in Ooh Shiny!! Legendary Equipment. Henry and Casey encountered it and Zamazenta in the Slumbering Weald, though their attempt to fight off the two Pokémon revealed they were merely illusions.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Zacian debuted in JNM13, playing the same role as it did in the anime.

In the TCG

Main article: Zacian (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Zacian appears as part of the Zacian & Zamazenta Spirit.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#398
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Hero of Many Battles
Sword Known as a legendary hero, this Pokémon absorbs metal particles, transforming them into a weapon it uses to battle.
Shield This Pokémon has slumbered for many years. Some say it's Zamazenta's elder sister—others say the two Pokémon are rivals.
Crowned Sword
Sword Now armed with a weapon it used in ancient times, this Pokémon needs only a single strike to fell even Gigantamax Pokémon.
Shield Able to cut down anything with a single strike, it became known as the Fairy King's Sword, and it inspired awe in friend and foe alike.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword
Tower Summit (only one)
Shield
Trade
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout (Gloria's)


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sword Shield   Rusted Sword (100%)
Events*   Rusted Sword (100%)

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
Sh Lancer's Shiny Zacian All Online 100  October 22, 2021 to February 3, 2022
February 7 to 22, 2022
Sw Lancer's Shiny Zacian All Online 100  November 19, 2021 to December 31, 2021

Stats

Base stats

Hero of Many Battles
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
92
152 - 199 294 - 388
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
138
128 - 209 252 - 412
Total:
670
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.
Crowned Sword
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
92
152 - 199 294 - 388
170
157 - 244 310 - 482
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
148
137 - 220 270 - 434
Total:
720
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

Hero of Many Battles
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:
Crowned Sword
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sacred Sword Fighting Physical 09090 100100% 15
011 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
011 Howl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1111 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
2222 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
3333 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
4444 Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
5555 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
6666 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
7777 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
8888 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zacian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Zacian

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM12  TM12 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM44  TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM66  TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM67  TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68  TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM69  TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79  TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM84  TM84 Tail Slap Normal Physical 02525 085}}85% 10
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM95  TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21  TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR86  TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR97  TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zacian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Zacian

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zacian 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 Zacian in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zacian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Zacian

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zacian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Zacian

Form change

If Zacian knows Iron Head when it enters battle in its Crowned Sword form, Iron Head will become its signature move, Behemoth Blade, until the battle ends, where it becomes Iron Head again.

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Enter a battle with Iron Head
in Crowned Sword form
Behemoth Blade Steel Physical 100 100% 5
Zacian returns to Hero of Many Battles form Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Zacian can learn this move normally in Generation VIII
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zacian
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Zacian

Side game data

Hero of Many Battles

Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 192 Base Attack: 254 Base Defense: 236
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Snarl, Quick Attack, Fire Fang
Charged Attacks: Play Rough, Wild Charge, Iron Head, Close Combat

Crowned Sword

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 192 Base Attack: 332 Base Defense: 240
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Zacian
 Fairy 


Forms

Default
 
Hero of Many Battles
Zacian
 Fairy 

 
Rusted Sword


Held Rusted Sword
 
Crowned Sword
Zacian
 Fairy  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
   
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Zacian images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Zacian shares the same category name with its partner Zamazenta. They are both known as the Warrior Pokémon.
  • Crowned Sword Zacian has the highest base Attack stat of all Fairy-type Pokémon, and also the highest base Speed stat of all Fairy-type and Steel-type Pokémon.
  • Crowned Sword Zacian is the heaviest Fairy-type Pokémon.
  • Crowned Sword Zacian has the highest base stat total of all Fairy-type Pokémon.
  • Despite being a gender unknown species, Zacian is referred to as Zamazenta's older sister in its English, Japanese, and Chinese Pokédex entries; other-language versions use a gender-neutral word.

Origin

Zacian may be based on King Arthur's sword Excalibur. Its role as a warrior aiding a king may take inspiration on the Knights of the Round Table. In addition, Zacian's feminine nature may be a reference to the Lady of the Lake, the character responsible for giving King Arthur his sword, and its relationship with Zamazenta may allude to the relationship between King Arthur and his sister Morgan le Fay. It otherwise resembles a wolf, an animal once native to Great Britain and an important heraldic symbol for noble families during the Middle Ages. Its long, hanging blue fur resembles a caparison, a cloth covering usually worn by warhorses during the High Middle Ages.

The story of Zacian and Zamazenta retreating to the Slumbering Weald to recover from their wounds, and their return in the present day to save Galar, parallels the legend of King Arthur's messianic return.

Zacian's sword's ability to cut through anything, with Zamazenta's shield resisting any attack, could be an example of an irresistible force paradox. One of the most famous examples of this in folklore includes the Chinese tale of a peddler selling a spear and a shield with similar properties, only to be asked what would happen if the two items were to be used against one another. Another example tells of the Greek hunting hound Laelaps, which always caught its prey, being set upon Teumessian fox, which could never be caught, and had to be turned into constellations to prevent the paradox.

Collectively, Zacian and Zamazenta may also be based on Sirius, a binary star colloquially known as the "Dog Star". Specifically, Zacian may represent Sirius A, the brighter one. This star has a mass 1.1 times that of the Sun, which corresponds to Zacian's weight of 110 kg.

Name origin

Zacian is derived from the cyan.[2]

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ザシアン Zacian From the cyan
  French Zacian Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Zacian Same as English/Japanese name
  German Zacian Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Zacian Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 자시안 Zacian Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 蒼響 / 苍响 Cāngxiǎng From 蒼藍 / 苍蓝 cānglán and the transcription of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 蒼響 Chōnghéung From 蒼藍 chōnglàahm and the Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name

Hero of Many Battles

Language Title
  Japanese れきせんのゆうしゃ Rekisen no Yūsha
Chinese Cantonese 百戰勇者 Baakjin Yúhngjé
Mandarin 百戰勇者 / 百战勇者 Bǎizhàn Yǒngzhě
  French Héros Aguerri
  German Heldenhafter Krieger
  Italian Eroe di Mille Lotte
  Korean 역전의 용사 Yeokjeon-ui Yongsa
Portuguese   Brazil Herói Veterano
  Portugal Herói de Muitas Batalhas
  Spanish Guerrero Avezado
  Thai ผู้กล้าศึกแห่งตำนาน Phuklasuekhaengtamnan

Crowned Sword

Language Title
  Japanese けんのおう Ken no Ō
Chinese Cantonese 劍之王 Gim-jī Wòhng
Mandarin 劍之王 / 剑之王Jiàn-zhī Wáng
  French Épée Suprême
  German König des Schwertes
  Italian Re delle Spade
  Korean 검왕 Geomwang
  Brazilian Portuguese Espada Coroada
  Spanish Espada Suprema
  Thai ราชาแห่งดาบ Rachahaeng Dap


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