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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Zygarde (disambiguation).
Zygarde
Order Pokémon
ジガルデ
Zygarde
#718
50% Forme
50% Forme
10% Forme
10% Forme
Complete Forme
Complete Forme



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Ground
Unknown Unknown
10% Forme
Unknown Unknown
Complete Forme
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Aura Break or Power Construct
50% Forme
Aura Break or Power Construct
10% Forme
Power Construct
Complete Forme
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
10% Forme
Cacophony
Complete Forme
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
16'05" 5.0 m
50% Forme
3'11" 1.2 m
10% Forme
14'09" 4.5 m
Complete Forme
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
672.4 lbs. 305.0 kg
50% Forme
73.9 lbs. 33.5 kg
10% Forme
1344.8 lbs. 610.0 kg
Complete Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
50% Forme
3
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
10% Forme
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Complete Forme
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
Body style
Body02.png
50% Forme
Body08.png
10% Forme
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
10% Forme
Pokédex color
Green
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
0
External Links

Zygarde (Japanese: ジガルデ Zygarde) is a dual-type Dragon/Ground Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it has the following three Formes, which all retain Zygarde's Dragon/Ground typing:

  • Zygarde 10% Forme, one of the Formes introduced in Sun and Moon
  • Zygarde 50% Forme, the Forme introduced in X and Y
  • Zygarde Complete Forme, one of the Formes introduced in Sun and Moon

Along with these Formes are two basic components of Zygarde: Zygarde Cores, which act as the brains of Zygarde, and Zygarde Cells, which compose Zygarde's Formes and cannot think. Neither Zygarde Cores nor Zygarde Cells can use moves or are useful in battles by themselves. Both of these components were introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. They are stored inside the Zygarde Cube.

Zygarde 50% Forme was introduced in Pokémon X and Y. Zygarde Cell, Zygarde Core, Zygarde 10% Forme, and Zygarde Complete Forme were announced in the October 2015 issue of CoroCoro magazine. The remaining forms were introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Prior to their appearance in Sun and Moon, Zygarde's other forms played an important role in the anime's XY&Z arc.

It is part of the aura trio with Xerneas and Yveltal.

Contents

Biology

Zygarde is a Pokémon whose form depends on the percentage of its Cores and Cells gathered together. Zygarde Core is the brain of Zygarde. It is a small, green Pokémon with a gelatinous body. It has a large, round head with a beak-shaped protrusion on the front, a thin, hook-shaped tail, and a red hexagon suspended in its body. Within its head is a single eye with a black pupil; beside this eye is another white oval that may be a second eye. As seen in the anime, Zygarde Cores are capable of absorbing sunlight to regain their strength and can speak telepathically. Zygarde Cells make up every other part of Zygarde and appear nearly identical to the Zygarde Core. Unlike the Core, it has a flat body and head. It has a green pupil, a simpler, unhooked tail, and has a darker green, more elongated hexagon within its midsection.

Cores and Cells do not have the power to battle alone and can only fight when combined to form Zygarde. The Cores have their own will and are sometimes able to act on their own, while the Cells form the rest of Zygarde's body and are only able to act on the Core's orders.[1]

Zygarde 10% Forme has a relatively small canine body. It is primarily black with a green collar and a leash-like extension on its neck. Additional green markings include: two hexagon markings on its chest, a small hexagon over each eye, the area around its mouth, and its front left paw. There is an elongated, red hexagon marking attached to the collar marking. Its eyes are white hexagons with no discernible pupils and there is a thin, white line on its forehead. On each of its legs are hexagonal extensions: two on the back of each elbow, one behind each knee, and two on each hip. One of the hip extensions is longer than the other on each hip. This form has razor sharp teeth and is skilled at close range combat. It is also capable of running at speeds greater than 60 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour).

Zygarde 50% Forme has a serpentine body with green and black markings. Most of its back, head, and neck are black, while the underbelly and the tip of its tail are green. Its eyes are made of four green hexagons, similar to an insect with compound eyes, and there is a thin, white line down the center of its face. Across the back of its neck is a large frill made of five long, flat protrusions that each have two small, green hexagons on them. There are three short tendrils on either side of its chest; they are black on the right and green on the left. Its tail also ends in five tendrils. It has many small, green hexagon markings on its body capable of glowing. This form of Zygarde is thought to monitor those who destroy the ecosystem from deep with its cave. Should the region's ecosystem fall into disarray, it will appear and reveal its power.

Zygarde Complete Forme has a large, humanoid body with a long tail similar to Zygarde 50% Forme's body. There are several flat protrusions around its head and triangular protrusions around its neck. These protrusions create a crown-shape. On its face are three white hexagonal marks: one in the middle of its forehead with a line through it and two that act as eyes. There are an additional five green hexagons on its face: four along the bottom and one in the middle of a short protrusion on top. Each shoulder has two serpentine wings protruding from it. The wings all have an undulating pattern and a hexagon near the tip: blue on the right side and red on the left. There are multiple white protrusions on its body: three on each hand acting as claws, one on each knee, and one and the front of each foot. Additionally, there are green hexagons surrounding its wrists and two under the white protrusions on its knees and feet. Its abdomen has a vertical, hexagonal pattern with thin, white line on either side. Across its chest is thin, zigzagging opening that fades between five colors: red, orange, white, cyan, and blue. The chest can open, revealing five cores of each color. Above this opening are two large green, hexagonal marks.

Possessing 100% of its total cells, Zygarde Complete Forme is said to exceed both Xerneas and Yveltal in power. The opening on its chest can radiate enough energy to destroy anything around it. This form only appears to neutralize threats to the ecosystems.

Zygarde Core art
Zygarde Cell art

A single Core acts as the brain for the 10% form. This allows it to take action separately from Zygarde's 50% Forme, which comprises its main body, for a short time.[2] Zygarde Complete Forme contains separate Cores for each of its wings and its tail. In this case, each Core can make decisions and act independently of the others.[3]

Zygarde is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the moves Land's Wrath, Thousand Arrows, Thousand Waves, and Core Enforcer.

In the anime

In the main series

Zygarde 50% Forme in the anime

Major appearances

Squishy

Zygarde is a major target of Team Flare in the anime. Zygarde Cells and one of its Cores debuted in Mega Evolution Special IV. With the help of Mairin's Chespin, Chespie, this Core managed to escape Lysandre Labs, and it subsequently came across Ash and his friends in From A to Z!. Bonnie was immediately taken with it and nicknamed it "Squishy". It traveled in Bonnie's bag alongside Dedenne. Squishy later transformed into its 10% and 50% Formes to defend itself against Bryony and her subordinates, thus marking the debut of both forms. In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, when Alva used his laser weapon onto the Azoth Kingdom, it transformed into its Complete Forme to protect the kingdom, thus marking the form's debut.

Squishy is known by the code name Z1 by Team Flare.

Z2

A Zygarde known by the code name Z2 by Team Flare appeared as a 50% Forme Zygarde in From A to Z!. It managed to escape Team Flare by using Land's Wrath. It appeared as a Zygarde Core during Meeting at Terminus Cave!, being contacted by Squishy.

Unlike Squishy's red core, Z2 has a blue core.

Other

A Zygarde appeared in The Legend of X, Y, and Z! during a flashback, where it was seen in its 50% Forme. In the flashback, it destroyed the kingdom ruled by Veofum with Land's Wrath.

Minor appearances

Zygarde Cells made their main series debut in From A to Z!. They have appeared on occasion to assist Squishy and Z2.

Zygarde's Complete Forme made its main series debut in Dream a Little Dream from Me!, where it appeared in a dream.

A Zygarde appeared in its 50% Forme in the opening sequence of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY094 Zygarde Core Ash's Pokédex No data.
XY094 Zygarde Core Serena's Pokédex No data.
This concludes the entries from the XY series.
Zygarde Complete Forme in Pokémon Generations

In Pokémon Generations

A Complete Forme Zygarde appeared in The Adventure, where Red and his Pikachu encountered it at the end of Terminus Cave.

In the manga

Zygarde 50% Forme in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Zygarde (Adventures)

Zygarde debuted in Hawlucha Attack. It was first mentioned by Blue, who aimed to find it in order to stop the endless battle between Xerneas and Yveltal. It physically appeared at Anistar City, where it was sought after by Essentia, who aimed to capture it for Team Flare. When X and Y battled Essentia in order to retrieve Y's stolen Xerxer, Zygarde appeared before them and attacked before Essentia managed to successfully catch it.

Zygarde was later used by Essentia to battle X, Blue, and Blaine. After Emma was freed from Lysandre's control, she was about to order Zygarde to attack him, but he managed to take its Poké Ball, fully putting it under his control. Zygarde was later used to fight X's Mega Evolved team, but as the battle progressed, Emma noticed green blobs falling off of it. At that moment, Xerneas and Yveltal returned to their dormant forms, causing it to disintegrate, and X hit it with a combined attack from his team. This resulted in Zygarde exploding into millions of green blobs, and Lysandre began to fall. Soon after the battle ended, Blue and Blaine visited Sycamore and mentioned to him about seeing a little green silhouette after Zygarde disintegrated into the blobs. Sycamore revealed to them that similar green silhouettes, which he dubbed Zygarde Cells, were spotted in a faraway region as well, and sends Dexio and Sina to investigate them in Alola.

A Zygarde Core appeared in Flash and Cosmog's Secret.

A Zygarde Cell debuted in PASM18.

A Zygarde Cell appeared in a fantasy in PASM25.

A Zygarde 10% Forme appeared in PASM26, where it helped protect Sun in the Ultra Deep Sea. It is unable to hold the form for long, reverting to a group of Zygarde Cells.

A Zygarde Complete Forme appeared in PASM31, where it combined the Cells and Cores that Sun collected using the Aether Foundations' Reassembly Unit.

In the TCG

Main article: Zygarde (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

50% Forme

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #150
Hoenn
#—
X When the Kalos region's ecosystem falls into disarray, it appears and reveals its secret power.
Y It's hypothesized that it's monitoring those who destroy the ecosystem from deep in the cave where it lives.
Omega Ruby When the Kalos region's ecosystem falls into disarray, it appears and reveals its secret power.
Alpha Sapphire It's hypothesized that it's monitoring those who destroy the ecosystem from deep in the cave where it lives.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #205
Alola
USUM: #263
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun This is Zygarde's form when it has gathered 50% of its cells. It wipes out all those who oppose it, showing not a shred of mercy.
Moon It's thought to be monitoring the ecosystem. There are rumors that even greater power lies hidden within it.
Ultra Sun This is Zygarde's form when about half of its pieces have been assembled. It plays the role of monitoring the ecosystem.
Ultra Moon Some say it can change to an even more powerful form when battling those who threaten the ecosystem.

10% Forme

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #205
Alola
USUM: #263
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Its sharp fangs make short work of finishing off its enemies, but it's unable to maintain this body indefinitely. After a period of time, it falls apart.
Moon This is Zygarde's form when about 10% of its cells have been gathered. It runs across the land at speeds greater than 60 mph.
Ultra Sun This is Zygarde when about 10% of its pieces have been assembled. It leaps at its opponent's chest and sinks its sharp fangs into them.
Ultra Moon Born when around 10% of Zygarde's cells have been gathered from all over, this form is skilled in close-range combat.

Complete Forme

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #205
Alola
USUM: #263
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun This is Zygarde's form at times when it uses its overwhelming power to suppress those who endanger the ecosystem.
Moon This is Zygarde's 100% form. It has enough power to overwhelm even Xerneas or Yveltal.
Ultra Sun This is Zygarde's perfected form. From the orifice on its chest, it radiates high-powered energy that eliminates everything.
Ultra Moon Born when all of Zygarde's cells have been gathered together, it uses force to neutralize those who harm the ecosystem.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Terminus Cave (only one)*
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Aether Base on Route 16*
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Resolution Cave*
Aether Base on Route 16*

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 4
Shuffle
Event: Take on Escalation Battles (50% Forme)
Event: Zygarde Appears (10% Forme)
Event: Zygarde Appears (Complete Forme)
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Surveillance Dunes (Special Boss)
Super MD
Apex Mountain
Picross
Area 05: Stage 06 (50% Forme)
Area 05: Stage 07 (10% Forme) (must be unlocked with a password)
Area 05: Stage 08 (Complete Forme) (must be unlocked with a password)

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
XYORAS XY&Z Zygarde Japanese region Online 100 November 12, 2015 to January 12, 2016
ORAS XY&Z Zygarde All South Korea 100 March 19 to 20, 2016
ORAS XY&Z Zygarde Korean region Online 100 April 20 to June 30, 2016
XYORAS Descartes Zygarde PAL region Online 100 April 29 to May 26, 2016
XYORAS Pokémon the Series: XYZ Zygarde American region Online 100 April 30 to May 8, 2016
SM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Shiny Zygarde PAL region Nintendo Network 60Shiny June 1 to 22, 2018
USUM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Shiny Zygarde PAL region Nintendo Network 100Shiny June 1 to 22, 2018
SM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Shiny Zygarde Taiwanese region Nintendo Network 60Shiny June 1 to 22, 2018
USUM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Shiny Zygarde Taiwanese region Nintendo Network 100Shiny June 1 to 22, 2018
SM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Shiny Zygarde American region Online 60Shiny June 1 to September 27, 2018
USUM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Shiny Zygarde American region Online 100Shiny June 1 to September 27, 2018
USUM Pokémon Generations Zygarde Korean region Online 70 June 20 to July 31, 2018

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Gold Bottle Cap Gold Bottle Cap (100%)

Stats

Base stats

50% Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
108
168 - 215 326 - 420
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
121
113 - 190 222 - 375
81
77 - 146 150 - 287
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total:
600
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.

10% Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
54
114 - 161 218 - 312
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
71
68 - 135 132 - 265
61
59 - 124 114 - 243
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Total:
486
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.

Complete Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
216
276 - 323 542 - 636
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
121
113 - 190 222 - 375
91
86 - 157 168 - 309
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
708
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

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Glare Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
011 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
055 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
1010 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
1818 Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
2626 Land's Wrath Ground Physical 09090 100100% 10
3535 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
4444 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
5151 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5555 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
5959 Camouflage Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
6363 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
7272 Coil Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
8080 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zygarde
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zygarde

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM34Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TM37Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM52Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM71Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM86Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zygarde
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zygarde

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zygarde in Generation VII
  • 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 Zygarde in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zygarde
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zygarde

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M US UM Bind Normal Physical 15 85% 20
S M US UM Block Normal Status —% 5
S M US UM Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
S M US UM Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 85 100% 10
S M US UM Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
S M US UM Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
S M US UM Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
S M US UM Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
S M US UM Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
S M US UM Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20
S M US UM Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
S M US UM Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
S M US UM Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 75 100% 10
S M US UM Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
S M US UM Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Zygarde can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Zygarde cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zygarde
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zygarde

Zygarde Cube

These moves can be learned via Zygarde Cube by collecting the 5 corresponding Zygarde Cores.

Generation VII
Other generations:
VI
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Zygarde Core (via Zygarde Cube) Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
Zygarde Core (via Zygarde Cube) Extreme Speed Normal Physical 80 100% 5
Zygarde Core (via Zygarde Cube) Thousand Waves Ground Physical 90 100% 10
Zygarde Core (via Zygarde Cube) Thousand Arrows Ground Physical 90 100% 10
Zygarde Core (via Zygarde Cube) Core Enforcer Dragon Special 100 100% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Zygarde can learn this move normally in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zygarde
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zygarde

By events

Generation VII
Other generations:
VI
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Legendary Pokémon Celebration Shiny Zygarde Thousand Arrows Ground Physical 90 100% 10
Legendary Pokémon Celebration Shiny Zygarde Extreme Speed Normal Physical 80 100% 5
Legendary Pokémon Celebration Shiny Zygarde Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
  • A superscript level indicates that Zygarde can learn this move normally in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zygarde
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zygarde

Side game data

50% Forme

Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dragon
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT718.png

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dragon
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 10

#503
Shuffle718.png

Barrier Bash+
Sometimes removes three barrier-type disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Typeless Combo

10% Forme

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dragon
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#503
Shuffle718T.png

Mega Boost+
Fills the Mega Gauge of the same type of Pokémon more.


Complete Forme

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dragon
None.png Attack Power: 90 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 5

#503
Shuffle718C.png

Power of 5+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of five.
Skill Swapper: Block Smash+, Last-Ditch Effort

Evolution

718Zygarde.png
Unevolved
Zygarde
 Dragon  Ground 

Forms


Zygarde Cube Zygarde Cube
Zygarde
Zygarde 10% Forme
Zygarde
 Dragon  Ground 




None.pngPower ConstructNone.png
HP < 50%
Zygarde
Zygarde Complete Forme
Zygarde
 Dragon  Ground 





Zygarde Cube Zygarde Cube
Zygarde
Zygarde 50% Forme
Zygarde
 Dragon  Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 718.png Spr b 6x 718.png Spr 6x 718.png Spr b 6x 718.png
Spr 6x 718 s.png Spr b 6x 718 s.png Spr 6x 718 s.png Spr b 6x 718 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Trivia

Origin

Zygarde's 10%, 50%, and Complete Formes may be inspired in part by the three children of Loki and Angrboða: Fenrir, Jörmungandr, and Hel.

Zygarde 10% Forme may be based on Fenrir. The green leash-like object around its neck could be based on Gleipnir, the rope that binds Fenrir. Also, its left front paw has a different color from the others, being green instead of black, which is possibly a reference to Fenrir biting off the god Týr's right hand in reprisal for being bound by him. This Forme could also draw inspiration from Garmr, the watchdog that guards Helheim's gate. In appearance, Zygarde 10% Forme resembles a Doberman Pinscher.

Zygarde 50% Forme's appearance is based on a serpent in the shape of the letter Z. It may also draw inspiration from Jörmungandr, a sea serpent that encircles the earth, and Níðhöggr, a dragon that gnaws at the roots of Yggdrasil, the world tree. Its flat shape and wriggling movement may be inspired by the tsuchinoko, a Japanese cryptid, and its snakelike appearance may be inspired by nāga, a class of snake entities in South and Southeast Asian cultures.

Zygarde Complete Forme may be based on Hel, the ruler of Helheim, the realm of the dead in Nordic myth. The colors on Complete Forme's chest match the colors of the real-world flag of France, the country which inspired the region of Kalos. These colors also match the colors Xerneas and Yveltal. Design-wise, Zygarde Complete Forme resembles a humanoid giant mecha despite its organic basis; its light-up technological appearance, "transforming"/"combining" gimmick and the face-like pattern on its chest are all tropes commonly used for fictional mecha.

Zygarde Cell and Zygarde Core may be based on cells as well as single-celled organisms such as flatworms (specifically planaria), slime molds, and members of Euglena. Some planarians' ocelli also resemble eyes, which may have inspired the designs for the Cell and Core Zygarde. The hexagons within them may represent a cell nucleus.

Name origin

Zygarde comes from the letter Z. It may also be derived from ζυγωτός zygōtos (Greek for joined), zygote, garde (French for guard), midgard (Old Norse: Miðgarðr), or Sigurd.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジガルデ Zygarde Possibly from Z, ζυγωτός zygōtos, and garde
France Flag.png French Zygarde Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zygarde Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Zygarde Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Zygarde Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 지가르데 Zygarde Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 基格爾德 Gēigaakyíhdāk Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 基格爾德 / 基格尔德 Jīgé'ěrdé Transliteration of its Japanese name


Zygarde Cell

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジガルデ・セル Zygarde Cell
Chinese Cantonese 基格爾德・細胞 Gēigaakyíhdāk Saibāau
Mandarin 基格爾德・細胞 / 基格尔德・细胞 Jīgé'ěrdé Xìbāo
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zygarde Buňka
Denmark Flag.png Danish Zygarde Celle
Finland Flag.png Finnish Zygarde-kenno
France Flag.png French Cellule de Zygarde
Germany Flag.png German Zelle von Zygarde
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Zygarde Sejt
Italy Flag.png Italian Cellula di Zygarde
South Korea Flag.png Korean 지가르데 셀 Zygarde Sel
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Zygarde Celle
Poland Flag.png Polish Komórka Zygarde
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Célula Zygarde
Russia Flag.png Russian Ядра Зайгарда Yadra Zaygarda
Spain Flag.png Spanish Células de Zygarde
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Zygarde Cell

Zygarde Core

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジガルデ・コア Zygarde Core
Chinese Cantonese 基格爾德・核心 Gēigaakyíhdāk Hahtsām
Mandarin 基格爾德・核心 / 基格尔德・核心 Jīgé'ěrdé Héxīn
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zygarde Jádro
Denmark Flag.png Danish Zygarde Kerne
Finland Flag.png Finnish Zygarde-ydin
France Flag.png French Cœur de Zygarde
Germany Flag.png German Kern von Zygarde
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Zygarde Mag
Italy Flag.png Italian Nucleo di Zygarde
South Korea Flag.png Korean 지가르데 코어 Zygarde Ko-eo
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Zygarde Kjerne
Poland Flag.png Polish Jądro Zygarde
Russia Flag.png Russian Клетки Зайгарда Kletki Zaygarda
Spain Flag.png Spanish Núcleo de Zygarde
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Zygarde Kärna

Zygarde 10% Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジガルデ・10%フォルム Zygarde 10% Forme
Chinese Cantonese 基格爾德・10%形態 Gēigaakyíhdāk Baakfahn-jī Sahp Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 基格爾德・10%形態 / 基格爾德・10%形態 Jīgé'ěrdé Bǎifēn-zhī Shí Xíngtài
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zygarde 10%
Denmark Flag.png Danish Zygarde 10% forme
France Flag.png French Zygarde Forme 10 %
Germany Flag.png German 10%-Zygarde
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Zygarde 10%
Italy Flag.png Italian Zygarde Forma 10%
South Korea Flag.png Korean 지가르데 10%폼 Zygarde 10% Pom
Poland Flag.png Polish Zygarde 10% Formy
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Zygarde Forma 10%
Russia Flag.png Russian 10-процентный Зайгард 10-protsentnyy Zaygard
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zygarde al 10%
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Zygarde 10% form

Zygarde 50% Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジガルデ・50%フォルム Zygarde 50% Forme
Chinese Cantonese 基格爾德・50%形態 Gēigaakyíhdāk Baakfahn-jī Nghsahp Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 基格爾德・50%形態 / 基格尔德・50%形态 Jīgé'ěrdé Bǎifēn-zhī Wǔshí Xíngtài
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zygarde 50%
Denmark Flag.png Danish Zygarde 50% forme
France Flag.png French Zygarde Forme 50 %
Germany Flag.png German 50%-Zygarde
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Zygarde 50%
Italy Flag.png Italian Zygarde Forma 50%
South Korea Flag.png Korean 지가르데 50%폼 Zygarde 50% Pom
Poland Flag.png Polish Zygarde 50% Formy
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Zygarde Forma 50%
Russia Flag.png Russian 50-процентный Зайгард 50-protsentnyy Zaygard
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zygarde al 50%
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Zygarde 50% form

Zygarde Complete Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジガルデ・パーフェクトフォルム Zygarde Perfect Forme
ジガルデ・100%フォルム Zygarde 100% Forme
Chinese Cantonese 基格爾德・完全體形態 Gēigaakyíhdāk Yùhnchyùhntái Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 基格爾德・完全體形態 / 基格尔德・完全体形态 Jīgé'ěrdé Wánquántǐ Xíngtài
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Zygarde 100%
Finland Flag.png Finnish Zygarden täydellinen forme
France Flag.png French Zygarde Forme Parfaite
Germany Flag.png German Optimum-Zygarde
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Zygarde 100%
Italy Flag.png Italian Zygarde Forma Perfetta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 지가르데 퍼펙트폼 Zygarde Peopekteupom
Poland Flag.png Polish Zygarde Kompletna Forma
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Zygarde Forma Completa*
Forma Completa de Zygarde*
Fórmula Completa de Zygarde*
Russia Flag.png Russian Полная форма Зайгарда Polnaya forma Zaygarda
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zygarde Forma Completa
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Zygarde fullständig form


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