Zamazenta (Pokémon)

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Zamazenta
Warrior Pokémon
ザマゼンタ
Zamazenta
#889
Hero of Many Battles
Hero of Many Battles
Crowned Shield
Crowned Shield



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Types
Fighting Unknown
Hero of Many Battles
Fighting Steel
Crowned Shield
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Dauntless Shield Cacophony
Crowned Shield
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Crowned Shield
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
10 (3.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
9'06" 2.9 m
Hero of Many Battles
0'0" 0 m
Crowned Shield
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
463.0 lbs. 210.0 kg
Hero of Many Battles
1730.6 lbs. 785.0 kg
Crowned Shield
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
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 Shield
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 Shield
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
0
External Links

Zamazenta (Japanese: ザマゼンタ Zamazenta) is a Fighting-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

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

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

Biology

In its Hero of Many Battles form, Zamazenta is a large magenta lupine Pokémon with yellow eyes and a bulkier frame than Zacian's and a ponytail on its head. Its forelimbs, tail, and ponytail are all a deep blue. Its body is covered in battle scars and part of its right ear is missing. Its head and neck have thick fur resembling a shield.

The Crowned Shield form causes Zamazenta to generate a set of golden armor covering the front of its body like a shield; while the side portion normally covers its forelimbs, it can slide forward to allow Zamazenta to use Behemoth Bash or protect itself from frontal attacks more effectively. Its ponytail also grows to cover most of its backside.

By absorbing metal particles, Zamazenta can change to its other form in battle. In legends, it is known as the Fighting Master's Shield due to its ability to defect any attacks. Zamazenta is both feared and respected by all. By becoming a statue, it can rest for eons; even while asleep, it can cast illusions including a projection of itself. Zamazenta is capable of flying. It is variously believed to be the younger sibling or the rival of Zacian. When together with Zacian, it cancels out the power of Eternatus, even in the powerful Eternamax form.

Zamazenta's regal and majestic movements enable it to overwhelm opponents who face off against it. Zamazenta fends off the attacks of foes by using the golden shield that covers its front. The shield's strength is so formidable that even the sharp claws of Dragon-type Pokémon cannot leave a single scratch upon it. No battlefield, no matter how terrible, can make Zamazenta flinch in its resolve. It charges at enemies head-on with the impregnable shield-like armor that serves as a weapon. By bashing the enemies with its full might, it is said that the power can cause cracks in the land and that the resulting shockwaves can lay waste to hundreds of enemies. By using its signature move, it can go through towering mountains.[1]

Zamazenta is the only known Pokémon capable of using Behemoth Bash.

In the anime

Main series

 
Zamazenta in the anime
 
Crowned Shield Zamazenta in the anime

Major appearances

Zamazenta (recurring)

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

Zamazenta's only move known is Behemoth Bash.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

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

GOTCHA!

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

In the manga

 
Zamazenta in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

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

Pokémon Adventures

Zamazenta debuted in PASS05. Sōdo and Shirudomiria encountered it and Zacian in the Slumbering Weald, though their attempt to fight off the two Pokémon revealed they were merely illusions.

In the TCG

Main article: Zamazenta (TCG)

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Zamazenta appears as part of the Zacian & Zamazenta Spirit.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#399
Hero of Many Battles
Sword In times past, it worked together with a king of the people to save the Galar region. It absorbs metal that it then uses in battle.
Shield This Pokémon slept for aeons while in the form of a statue. It was asleep for so long, people forgot that it ever existed.
Crowned Shield
Sword Its ability to deflect any attack led to it being known as the Fighting Master's Shield. It was feared and respected by all.
Shield Now that it's equipped with its shield, it can shrug off impressive blows, including the attacks of Dynamax Pokémon.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword
Trade
Shield
Tower Summit


Held items

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

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 Shield
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
92
152 - 199 294 - 388
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
128
119 - 198 234 - 390
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
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Crowned Shield
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Metal Burst Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
011 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
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 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
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 Zamazenta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Zamazenta

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
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
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
TM44  TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM60  TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM61  TM61 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 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
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
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
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR70  TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
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
TR92  TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR97  TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zamazenta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Zamazenta

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 Zamazenta 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 Zamazenta in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zamazenta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Zamazenta

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Coaching Fighting Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zamazenta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Zamazenta

Form change

If Zamazenta knows Iron Head when it enters battle in its Crowned Shield form, Iron Head will become its signature move, Behemoth Bash, 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 Shield form
Behemoth Bash Steel Physical 100 100% 5
Zamazenta returns to Hero of Many Battles form Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Zamazenta can learn this move normally in Generation VIII
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zamazenta
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Zamazenta


Evolution

 
Unevolved
Zamazenta
 Fighting 


Forms

Default
 
Hero of Many Battles
Zamazenta
 Fighting 

 
Rusted Shield


Held Rusted Shield
 
Crowned Shield
Zamazenta
 Fighting  Steel 

Trivia

  • Zamazenta shares the same category name with its partner Zacian. They are both known as the Warrior Pokémon.
  • Crowned Shield Zamazenta has the highest base Defense and Special Defense stats of all Fighting-type Pokémon.
  • Crowned Shield Zamazenta is the heaviest Fighting-type Pokémon.

Origin

Zamazenta may be based on King Arthur's shield, known as Wynebgwrthucher or Pridwen. It may also be based on the Knights of the Round Table, characters under Arthur's order said to work with him to protect the British kingdom. Its relationship with Zacian may reference 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. It also resembles the Iron Wolf of ancient Lithuanian mythology. The armored plating on Zamazenta is similar to that of a barding, a form of body armor worn by warhorses during the Late 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.

Zamazenta's shield's ability to resist any attack, with Zacian's sword being able to cut through anything, could be an example of an irresistible force paradox. One of the most famous examples of this in folklore include the Chinese tale of a peddler selling a sword and a spear 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; specifically, Zamazenta may represent Sirius B, the fainter one. This star has a mass 2.1 times that of the Sun, which corresponds to Zamazenta's weight of 210 kg.

Name origin

Zamazenta is derived from the magenta.[2]

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ザマゼンタ Zamazenta From the magenta
  French Zamazenta Same as English name
  Spanish Zamazenta Same as English name
  German Zamazenta Same as English name
  Italian Zamazenta Same as English name
  Korean 자마젠타 Jamajenta Transliteration of its Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 藏瑪然特 Johngmáhyìhndahk Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name. Possibly from 藏紅色 Johnghùhngsīk
  Mandarin Chinese 藏瑪然特 / 藏玛然特 Zàngmǎrántè Transliteration of Japanese name. Possibly from 藏紅色 Zànghóngsè

Hero of Many Battles

Language Title
  Japanese れきせんのゆうしゃ
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
  Spanish Guerrero Avezado
  Thai ผู้กล้าศึกแห่งตำนาน

Crowned Shield

Language Title
  Japanese たてのおう
Chinese Cantonese 盾之王 Téuhn-jī Wòhng
Mandarin 盾之王 Dùn-zhī Wáng
  French Bouclier Suprême
  German König des Schildes
  Italian Re degli Scudi
  Korean 방패왕
  Spanish Escudo Supremo
  Thai ราชาแห่งโล่


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