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What is a good moveset for Zangoose?

1 vote

Mine knows Close Combat to deal with Rock, steel, and normal types.

Rain Dance part of a strategy.

Ice Beam to deal with Flying and ground types.

also Thunder other part of the strategy, also to deal with Water types.

Zangoose learnset

asked Jul 21, 2010 by Nelson Cruz
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Zangoose (M) @ Toxic Orb
Trait: Poison Rampage
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Facade
- Shadow Claw
- Close Combat
- Rock Slide
Zangoose (m) @ Razor Fang
Nature: Brave (+Atk, -Spd)
-Ice Beam (To deal with flying, bug, grass, ground and rock type)
-X-Scissor (To deal with grass, psychic and dark type)
-Aerial Ace ( Won`t miss and to deal with fighting, bug, grass and poison type)
Close Combat (To deal with steel, ground, rock, normal and dark type)
Bad set.

9 Answers

4 votes

Areail ace(fighting weakness
Crush Claw(to lower Defense)
X-Scizzor(strong accurate)
Close Combat Brick Break or Earthquake(for more power. Swords Dance is a good option here too. Strength might also be good, for STAB.

EDIT: Sorry, Zangoose cant learn Earthquake.

answered Jul 21, 2010 by Swampert
Same moveset as mine except I have Brick Break not Close Combat or Earthquake.
Ive got to go, its 1045 here in the US. Dont Ask any moveset questions without me plz!
Can't anyways. I now have a moveset limit. I'll wake up early so I can ask them tommorow.
Ok, great, where do you live and what time is it there?
U.S. West. About 7:30 here.
Like this moveset
My Zangoose has

.Close Combat
.Shadow Claw
.False Swipe

In my team Zangoose is a huge part!
2 votes

Ability: Toxic Boost

  • Facade
  • close Combat
  • Shadow Claw
  • Swords Dance/Aerial Ace

Pretty simple set. You poison him, and he kills stuff. Facade gets STAB and double power, on top of the ability boost when he's poisoned. Shadow claw covers ghost types that try to get an immunity on facade, while close combat deals with Rock and steel types that resist normal. Swords dance can be used to boost his power even higher, or Aerial ace can be used to cover fighting types.

answered Jun 4, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Oct 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
2 votes

This guy is boss in NU. If left unattended, he can sweep and leave the opponent in tears.

Here's my set!
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Zangoose @ Toxic Orb
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spd/4 Hp
Ability: Toxic Boost
-Close Combat
-Knock Off

Alright lemme explain. The item and ability are pretty self explanatory. Protect is to get that x2 attack before sweeping. Facade is standard STAB and with that ability and effect, this move is beast on this guy. Close Combat is to cover Steel-types and just a good move. Defense drops don't matter anyway because Zangoose has crap defense. Knock Off is to get rid of pesky items and hit Ghost-types super-effectively.

Hope this set brings victory to many!

answered Jan 15 by 2w22 nju67 mu72
1 vote

Ice beam to deal with flying/ground types,

brick break, same reason as swampert

crush claw, STAB, lower defense

arial ace, same reason as swampert.

answered Jul 21, 2010 by ohioscyther
1 vote

Close Combat-Good Power,Good Accuracy,used to defeat Rock and steel types,which normal type moves don't do much damage to.
Also used to defeat other Normal types.

Aerial Ace-Used to deal with Fighting types.

Crush Claw

Swords Dance-used to Power up all these moves.

answered Aug 11, 2010 by PokeGirl
1 vote

I will train a Zangoose soon because I believe that in Pokemon X and Y will have a new Evolution but for now my Zangoose will hav:
Close Combat: Great Move
Aerial Ace: Covers Fight Moves
Swords Dance: Raise Attack
Facade: Boosted by Toxic
Ability: Toxic Boost
P.S. I hope to find One in Hidden Grotto
Jolly, I hope!
Ev's: Attack and Speed

answered May 7, 2013 by Alexjogos1999
0 votes

Gen V

Zangoose (M) @ Toxic Orb

Trait: Toxic Boost

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Facade
  • Shadow Claw
  • Close Combat
  • Quick Attack
answered Jun 4, 2011 by trachy
why does it know quick attack?
0 votes

Zangoose (M) @ Choice Band

Trait: Toxic Boost

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SpA)

  • Return
  • Close Combat
  • Pursuit
  • Quick Attack/Shadow Claw

Return is good STAB and has good neutral coverage.
Close Combat takes care of Steel- and Rock-types obstacles resisting Return.
Pursuit catches fleeing Pokemon (Get the f*ck back here!) and is backed up by band.
Quick Attack is nice STAB priority to finish off weakened opponents.Shadow Claw hits Ghosts harder than Pursuit does and is an alternative if Quick Attack isn't desired.

answered Mar 3, 2012 by Hex
0 votes

This Zangoose is more directed towards the 1v1 metagame on Pokemon Showdown.

(Zangoose) (M) @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Toxic Boost
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Protect
- Facade
- Fling
- Revenge

The point of this Pokemon is to deal a massive amount of damage.

Protect will give time for the Toxic Orb to activate. Once the Toxic Orb has activated, it will put the Toxic Boost ability into effect. Toxic Boost increases all physical moves by 1.5x. Facade will double damage from 70 to 140 if the user is poisoned, I think you get the combo. After using this, if they still manage to have HP, fling over that Toxic Orb. If they still manage to have health, (even unlikely after facade), use Revenge to finish them off. They would've had to of attacked you some time around.

Math Behind This: (Not sure if my math is correct, but):

Toxic Orb Activation - 2nd Turn

Toxic Orb - Toxic Boost 1.5x damage on physical attacks.

Facade - Toxic Orb Poisoning - 70 x 2 = 140 damage.

Toxic Orb Poisoning - Toxic Boost - Facade


140 x 1.5 = 210 damage.

answered Jun 17 by Deathdusk