Obstagoon is a Dark/Normal type Pokémon introduced in Generation 8. It is known as the Blocking Pokémon.

Obstagoon is an evolution of Linoone found in the Galar region.

The Linoone of the Galar region live in harsh conditions compared to those found in other regions, with fierce competition against others of their species. Their survival instincts have been honed as a result, leading to their evolution into Obstagoon.

Obstagoon artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 862
Type Dark Normal
Species Blocking Pokémon
Height 1.6 m (5′03″)
Weight 46.0 kg (101.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Reckless
2. Guts
Defiant (hidden ability)
Local № 033 (Sword/Shield)


EV yield 3 Defense
Catch rate
Base Friendship
Base Exp.
Growth Rate Medium Fast


Egg Groups Field
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 93
296 390
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 101
186 331
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 81
150 287
Speed 95
175 317
Total 520 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Obstagoon.

Evolution chart

(Level 20)
Galarian Zigzagoon
Dark · Normal
(Level 20)
Galarian Linoone
Dark · Normal
(Level 35, Nighttime)

Pokédex entries

Sword Its voice is staggering in volume. Obstagoon has a tendency to take on a threatening posture and shout—this move is known as Obstruct.
Shield It evolved after experiencing numerous fights. While crossing its arms, it lets out a shout that would make any opponent flinch.

Moves learned by Obstagoon

Moves learnt by level up

Obstagoon learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

1Baby-Doll EyesFairy 100
1Cross ChopFighting 100 80
1LeerNormal 100
1LickGhost 30 100
1Night SlashDark 70 100
1ObstructDark 100
1Pin MissileBug 25 95
1Sand AttackGround 100
1SubmissionFighting 80 80
1SwitcherooDark 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
9SnarlDark 55 95
12HeadbuttNormal 70 100
15Hone ClawsDark
18Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
28Take DownNormal 90 85
35Scary FaceNormal 100
42CounterFighting 100
49TauntDark 100
56Double-EdgeNormal 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Obstagoon learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

ObstructDark 100

Egg moves

Obstagoon does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Moves learnt by TM

Obstagoon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Obstagoon is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Obstagoon sprites

Where to find Obstagoon

Lake of Outrage

Name origin

something that blocks or hinders progress
a small nocturnal carnivore