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If you have a good competitive moveset for Zamazenta, post an answer below and upvote the best ones.

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Zamazenta-Crowned @ Rusted Shield
Ability: Dauntless Shield
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Behemoth Bash
- Close Combat
- Play Rough / Psychic Fangs
- Crunch / Metal Burst

Dual STAB, and your choice of attack to hit fighting types. Crunch is just another coverage move, or Metal Burst can be used for Zamazenta's big bulk.

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I like this moveset but with Zamezenta's bulk wouldnt you not want close combat?
Actually, because of it bulk you would. It can use it and still have good enough defenses afterward that it can survive a hit
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Zamazenta @ Rusted Shield
Ability: Dauntless Shield
EVs: 54 HP / 100 Atk / 96 Def / 136 SpD / 122 Spe
Adamant Nature
IVs: 0 SpA
- Iron Head (Behemoth Bash)
- Close Combat (STAB, but shouldn't be used often)
- Psychic Fangs/Play Rough (Fighting coverage)
- Crunch (can't learn anymore coverage moves for Fire or Ground, but this is pretty useful)

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Doubles support
Zamazenta
Zamazenta-Crowned @ Rusted Shield
Ability: Dauntless Shield
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Coaching
- Helping Hand
- Light Screen
- Behemoth Bash

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Zamazenta @ Choice Band
ABILITY: Dauntless Shield
NATURE: Jolly (+Spd -SpAtk)
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spd/4 HP

Close Combat
Crunch
Psychic Fangs
Wild Charge

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Zamazenta @ Choice Band
Ability: Dauntless Shield
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- Play Rough
- Crunch
- Psychic Fangs

Has the surprise factor of being able to 2HKO Unaware Quagsire without critical hits, unlike both Zacian forms and Zamazenta's Crowned Forme.

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Zamazenta-Crowned @ Rusted Shield
Ability: Dauntless Shield
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe
Jolly Nature (+Spe/-SpA)
- Behemoth Bash (Must have)
- Close Combat (Must have)
- Play Rough
- Crunch

Other viable moves (Suggested to replace Play Rough):
- Psychic Fangs
- Wild Charge
- Iron Defense
- Wide Guard
- Fire Fang
- Ice Fang
- Thunder Fang

Other viable natures
Adamant nature (+Atk/-SpA)
Impish nature (+Def/-SpA) This one to boost its incredible defense

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Physical Sweeper

Zamazenta (Hero of Many Battles) @ Scope Lens
Type: Fighting
Ability: Dauntless Shield
Natue: Jolly (+Spe|-SpAtk)
EVs: 252SpD | 252Spe | 6HP

  • Focus Energy: Setup!
  • Close Combat: STAB
  • Iron Head: Coverage against Fairy Types + 30% Chance to Flinch
  • Crunch: Coverage against Psychic Types

Although Crowned Shield form has better Defense and Special Defense, it loses on a crucial 10 stat points in Speed. With Jolly nature, max EVs and 138 base points, it can out speed almost everything. Since Dauntless Shield raises Defense by 1 Stage by default, its a good idea to improve Special Defense, as you need 1 turn for setting up Focus Energy. With Focus Energy and Scope Lens, its Critical-Hit Ratio is boosted by 3 stages which means that every hit will be a critical one (1.5X damage, ignoring opponent's Defense boosts, own Attack loss, Reflect, and Aurora Veil). It already got coverage against 2 of its 3 weaknesses, and the flinch chance on Iron Head might help to take care of Flying types. Now it's time to Sweep!

Most important bit is setting up Focus Energy. It already got good defenses. If you can pit in dual shields, you may even consider moving the 252 EVs from Special Defense to Attack. Or, to be sure, pitch it against a physical attacker to setup and move those 252 EVs to Defense. You may also prefer to have a mixed distribution. It totally depends on how you want to use it and the rest of your team.

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Here is a tank Zamazenta:
Zamazenta-Crowned @ Rusted Shield
Ability: Dauntless Shield
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Rest
- Substitute
- Behemoth Bash
- Iron Defense

Now, here is a physical Zamazenta:
Zamazenta @ Choice Band
Ability: Dauntless Shield
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- Iron Head
- Play Rough
- Psychic Fangs

Lastly, here is a special Zamazenta:
Zamazenta @ Choice Specs
Ability: Dauntless Shield
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Focus Blast
- Moonblast
- Flash Cannon
- Hyper Voice

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