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Altaria #334: Altaria
Pokémon
#336: Seviper Seviper
Zangoose
Cat Ferret Pokémon
ザングース
Zangoose
#335
Zangoose



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Immunity Cacophony
Cacophony
Toxic Boost
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
Zangoose
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
88.8 lbs. 40.3 kg
Zangoose
0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
165
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
160
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 2
Zangoose
0
HP
2
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F335.png None.png
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Zangoose (Japanese: ザングース Zangoose) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It is well known for its ongoing feud against Seviper.

Contents

Biology

Zangoose is a bipedal Pokémon resembling a cross between a mongoose and cat. Despite being classified as a bipedal Pokémon, it usually walks on all fours. Its fur is mostly white with deep red, scar-like markings on the face, chest, and forepaws. It has two long, black claws on its forepaws, and pink paw pads on its hind feet. It has pink eyes, long ears, and a small red nose. When it opens its mouth, two sharp fangs can be seen on its upper jaw. There are small tufts of white fur on its shoulders, and it has a large, fluffy tail.

Zangoose is bitter enemies with Seviper, which it has battled for many generations. Its claws are its best weapons and can be used for its former signature move, Crush Claw. It lives in grasslands and savannas.

In the anime

In the main series

Zangoose in the anime

Major appearances

Zangoose debuted in ZigZag Zangoose, under the ownership of Nicholai. It battled Ash and his Treecko, but suddenly, Zangoose noticed Jessie's Seviper and started to battle it instead. Ash, his friends, and even Team Rocket did not know what was going on, but it was Zangoose and Seviper's natural rivalry that got the two fighting. They were suddenly knocked into a river and Seviper then used Poison Tail, knocking Zangoose unconscious. Brock nursed Zangoose back to health with herbal medicine and left it to rest. Later, Seviper reappeared and engaged it in battle again. After a long and fierce battle, Zangoose finally knocked out the Fang Snake Pokémon with a Crush Claw.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness, a Zangoose was a member of Team Razor Wind, along with Scyther and Sandslash. The trio of clawed Pokémon were first seen being blasted out of the Wigglytuff Guild. Team Razor Wind overheard that Team Poképals were assigned with the task of traveling to the Labyrinth Cave to get a Gabite Scale for an ailing Shinx, and decided to attempt beating Team Poképals. Unfortunately for Team Razor Wind, Gabite beat them up. The team reappeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness.

In Glory Blaze!, it was revealed that Paul found Chimchar while it was being attacked by multiple Zangoose. Due to the amazing power Chimchar used while fighting the Zangoose, Paul decided to catch it. Also in this episode, Chimchar faced off against a Black Belt's Zangoose and nearly lost to it during the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition.

In Tears For Fears!, multiple Zangoose confronted Team Rocket and fought Jessie's Seviper. Later, Chimchar found the courage to defeat them.

In Beating the Bustle and Hustle!, Crimson used a Zangoose in a battle against Ash and Officer Jenny. It was able to defeat Buizel but then fell to Pikachu's Iron Tail.

In Saving Braviary!, Weiss sent out a Zangoose after he and Schwarz caught N getting away with an injured Braviary. It was then used to battle Ash and his friends, and was eventually defeated in a battle by Ash's Pikachu with help from the same Braviary.

Minor appearances

In a flashback in Delcatty Got Your Tongue, a Coordinator's Zangoose was defeated by Dr. Abby's Skitty during the Grand Festival.

In A Double Dilemma, a Zangoose was living at North Petalburg.

A Trainer's Zangoose appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

A Zangoose appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Coordinator's Zangoose appeared in Thinning the Hoard! and Channeling the Battle Zone!.

A Zangoose appeared in a flashback in Pace - The Final Frontier!.

A Zangoose appeared in a flashback in Chim - Charred!.

In Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!, Team Plasma Grunts used multiple Zangoose during Team Plasma's assault on the White Ruins.

A Trainer's Zangoose appeared in JN025.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG048 Zangoose Ash's Pokédex Zangoose, the Cat Ferret Pokémon. Zangoose usually walks around on all fours, but stands on its hind legs when angry. It's very quick and can easily dodge most enemy attacks.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP051 Zangoose Dawn's Pokédex Zangoose, the Cat Ferret Pokémon. Zangoose have battled against Seviper for many generations, and their sharp claws are their best weapons.

In the Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

Zangoose (rear right) in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, a Team Plasma Grunt's Zangoose surrounded Nate, Hugh, and Cheren aboard the Plasma Frigate.

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga

A Zangoose appeared in PDP15.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Zangoose debuts in On the Loose and Hyper With Zangoose and Seviper I, where it fought a wild Seviper.

Sidney owns a Zangoose, which he used to try and awaken the Legendary titans. It first appeared in The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XIII.

The Battle Tower rented a Zangoose, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII.

A Trainer's Zangoose appeared in Getting the Drop on Gallade I.

A Zangoose appeared in a flashback as one of the Pokémon trained by the International Police in Innocent Scientist.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Enta obtained a Zangoose before he entered the Battle Frontier. It first appeared in The Predestined Battle!.

In the TCG

Main article: Zangoose (TCG)

In the TFG

One Zangoose figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#123
Kanto
#—
Ruby Memories of battling its arch-rival Seviper are etched into every cell of Zangoose's body. This Pokémon adroitly dodges attacks with incredible agility.
Sapphire Zangoose usually stays on all fours, but when angered, it gets up on its hind legs and extends its claws. This Pokémon shares a bitter rivalry with Seviper that dates back over generations.
Emerald When it battles, it stands on its hind legs and attacks with its sharply clawed forelegs. Its fur bristles if it encounters any Seviper.
FireRed If it comes across a Seviper, its fur bristles and it assumes its battle pose. Its sharp claws are its best weapon.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It has feuded with Seviper for many generations. Its sharp claws are its biggest weapons.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Its fur would all stand on end if it smelled a Seviper nearby. Its sharp claws tear up its foes.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #186
Black It has feuded with Seviper for many generations. Its sharp claws are its biggest weapons.
White
Black 2 It's Seviper's archrival. To threaten those it encounters, it fans out the claws on its front paws.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #005
Hoenn
#128
X It has feuded with Seviper for many generations. Its sharp claws are its biggest weapons.
Y Its fur would all stand on end if it smelled a Seviper nearby. Its sharp claws tear up its foes.
Omega Ruby Memories of battling its archrival Seviper are etched into every cell of Zangoose's body. This Pokémon adroitly dodges attacks with incredible agility.
Alpha Sapphire Zangoose usually stays on all fours, but when angered, it gets up on its hind legs and extends its claws. This Pokémon shares a bitter rivalry with Seviper that dates back over generations.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby
Route 114
Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 208 and 210 (Ruby)
Platinum
Routes 208 and 210 (Ruby)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Route 11, Village Bridge
Black 2 White 2
Routes 7 and 11, Village Bridge
Routes 7 and 23 (Hidden Grotto)
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Route 8
Omega Ruby
Route 114
Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Plains (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 3, Huge Storage 3, Endless Level 22, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Freeze (7F-12F), Wish Cave (65F-71F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Entranceway: A Fateful Showdown!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Mo
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#4)
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Meteorite Parkland (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Zygarde Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RS Pokémon Center New York Campaign 4 Zangoose English United States 18 August 7 to 13, 2004
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Fifth Campaign Zangoose Japanese Japan 10 March 21 to April 9, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Pokémon XD Silk Scarf Silk Scarf (100%)
Diamond Pearl Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Black White Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
X Y Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Quick Claw Quick Claw (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
73
133 - 180 256 - 350
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
458
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
16/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Zangoose's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS335.png PinRSani335.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani335.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.2%
Friend Area: Wild Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP Cooperating with Seviper is one thing I won't do!
26%-50% HP Dang it... My health is down by half already...
1%-25% HP I've had it... My claws are chipping...
Level up Hah, I leveled up! I can't fall behind Seviper!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 335.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush335Body.png Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT335.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Normal
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#270
Shuffle335.png

Hitting Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.


Pokémon GO
GO335.png Base Stamina: 177 Base Attack: 222 Base Defense: 124
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Fury Cutter, Shadow Claw
Charged Attacks: Close Combat, Night Slash, Dig

Evolution

335Zangoose.png
Unevolved
Zangoose
 Normal 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 335.png Spr b 3r 335.png Spr 3e 335.png Spr b 3r 335.png Spr 3r 335.png Spr b 3r 335.png
Spr 3r 335 s.png Spr b 3r 335 s.png Spr 3e 335 s.png Spr b 3r 335 s.png Spr 3r 335 s.png Spr b 3r 335 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 335.png Spr b 4d 335.png Spr 4d 335.png Spr b 4p 335.png Spr 4d 335.png Spr b 4h 335.png
Spr 4d 335 s.png Spr b 4d 335 s.png Spr 4d 335 s.png Spr b 4p 335 s.png Spr 4d 335 s.png Spr b 4p 335 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 335.png Spr b 5b 335.png Spr 5b 335.png Spr b 5b2 335.png
Spr 5b 335 s.png Spr b 5b 335 s.png Spr 5b 335 s.png Spr b 5b2 335 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 335.png Spr b 6x 335.png Spr 6x 335.png Spr b 6x 335.png
Spr 6x 335 s.png Spr b 6x 335 s.png Spr 6x 335 s.png Spr b 6x 335 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 335.png Spr b 7s 335.png Spr 7s 335.png Spr b 7s 335.png
Spr 7s 335 s.png Spr b 7s 335 s.png Spr 7s 335 s.png Spr b 7s 335 s.png
Front Back Front Back
335MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Zangoose images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Zangoose and its rival Seviper share several characteristics, such as being in the Field Egg Group, residing in the same Friend Area, and being the only two Pokémon with a base stat total of 458.
    • Zangoose and Seviper also have the exact opposite Experience group, with Zangoose being in the Erratic group and Seviper being in the Fluctuating group.

Origin

Zangoose is likely based on the mongoose, a cat-like carnivore that is well known for its ability to hunt and kill venomous snakes. It also bears a physical resemblance to the Turkish Angora and Persian cat breeds. The rivalry Zangoose shares with Seviper is based on the relationship both cats and mongooses have towards snakes.

Name origin

Zangoose is a combination of 刪 san (cut down) and mongoose. It may also derive from 残痕 zankon (scar) due to the markings on its body.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ザングース Zangoose From san, 残痕 zankon, zangado, and mongoose
France Flag.png French Mangriff From mangouste and griffe
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zangoose Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Sengo From Sense and Mungo
Italy Flag.png Italian Zangoose Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쟝고 Zanggo Corruption of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 貓鼬斬 / 猫鼬斩 Māoyòuzhǎn From 貓鼬 māoyòu and zhǎn


External links


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