Zangoose

Zangoose is a Normal type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Cat Ferret Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 335
Type Normal
Species Cat Ferret Pokémon
Height 4′03″ (1.3 m)
Weight 88.8 lbs (40.3 kg)
Abilities Immunity
Toxic Boost (hidden ability)
Local № 123 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
186 (Black 2/White 2)
005 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
128 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 90 (11.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 160
Growth Rate Erratic

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 73
256 350
Attack 115
211 361
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 60
112 240
Speed 90
166 306
Total 458 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 Zangoose.

Evolution chart

Zangoose changes

Pokédex entries

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.
FireRed
LeafGreen
If it comes across a SEVIPER, its fur bristles and it assumes its battle pose. Its sharp claws are its best weapon.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It has feuded with SEVIPER for many generations. Its sharp claws are its biggest weapons.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Its fur would all stand on end if it smelled a SEVIPER nearby. Its sharp claws tear up its foes.
Black
White
It has feuded with Seviper for many generations. Its sharp claws are its biggest weapons.
Black 2
White 2
It’s Seviper’s archrival. To threaten those it encounters, it fans out the claws on its front paws.
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.

Moves learned by Zangoose

Moves learnt by level up

Zangoose learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
5Quick AttackNormal 40 100
8Fury CutterBug 40 95
12PursuitDark 40 100
15Hone ClawsDark
19SlashNormal 70 100
22RevengeFighting 60 100
26Crush ClawNormal 75 95
29False SwipeNormal 40 100
33EmbargoDark 100
36DetectFighting
40X-ScissorBug 80 100
43TauntDark 100
47Swords DanceNormal
50Close CombatFighting 120 100

Egg moves

Zangoose learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Zangoose egg moves page.

Move Tutor moves

Zangoose can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Zangoose is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
75Swords DanceNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Zangoose can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Thunder WaveElectric 90 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Zangoose learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
5Quick AttackNormal 40 100
8Fury CutterBug 40 95
12PursuitDark 40 100
15Hone ClawsDark
19SlashNormal 70 100
22RevengeFighting 60 100
26Crush ClawNormal 75 95
29False SwipeNormal 40 100
33EmbargoDark 100
36DetectFighting
40X-ScissorBug 80 100
43TauntDark 100
47Swords DanceNormal
50Close CombatFighting 120 100

Egg moves

Zangoose learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Zangoose egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFighting 100
CurseGhost
DisableNormal 100
Double HitNormal 35 90
Double KickFighting 30 100
FeintNormal 30 100
Final GambitFighting 100
FlailNormal 100
Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Metal ClawSteel 50 95
Night SlashDark 70 100
Quick GuardFighting
Razor WindNormal 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Zangoose is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
63EmbargoDark 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
75Swords DanceNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Zangoose can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Thunder WaveElectric 90 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Zangoose sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Zangoose  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Zangoose  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Zangoose  sprite from Black & White Zangoose  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Zangoose Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Zangoose Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Zangoose Shiny sprite from Black & White Zangoose Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Zangoose

Ruby Route 114
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Emerald
Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 208, 210
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Route 11, Village Bridge
Black 2
White 2
Route 7, 11, Village Bridge
X
Y
Route 8
Omega Ruby Route 114
Alpha Sapphire Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game

Other languages

English Zangoose
Japanese ザングース (Zangoose)
German Sengo
French Mangriff

Name origin

san
Japanese for ‘cut down’
mongoose
weasel-like mammal