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Type(s)
Type Normal  
Species Cat Ferret Pokémon
Abilities Immunity
Toxic Boost (DW)
Pokédex
Altaria ← 335 → Seviper
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 123 Sinnoh N/A
Unova 186 Coastal Kalos 005
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Zangoose
335
ザングース Zanguusu
335Zangoose
Generation III
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
88.8 lbs. 40.3 kg 4'03" 1.3 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
White Field
Body Style Footprint
Body06
F335
Cry

Zangoose (Japanese: ザングース Zanguusu) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is famous for its rivalry with Seviper.

Biology

Physiology

Zangoose is a large bipedal catlike Pokémon that also possesses traits of mongooses. It has intense pink eyes, a blunt catlike muzzle with a small triangular nose, and it is often scowling in a serious and fierce manner. Zangoose is covered in a thick coat of mostly white fur. It has red tipped paws and jagged red patches of fur across the left side of its face, and across its chest. It has a round belly, short legs covered in spiky white fur, two sharp black claws on each of its paws, and pink paw pads. It has a long particularly fluffy white tail.

Behavior

Zangoose is an aggressive Pokémon that is known for its fierce rivalry with Seviper. It is shown to be very territorial and often travels in groups of 3.

Special abilities

Due to its long-lasting feud with Seviper, Zangoose possess an immunity to poison.

Evolution

Zangoose does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Zangoose Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Ruby/ Sapphire Route 114 (Ruby only) Uncommon
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/ Pearl Route 208, 210 (Ruby inserted) Dongle
Platinum Route 208, 210 (Ruby inserted) Dongle
HeartGold/SoulSilver Safari Zone Common
Black/White Route 11, Village Bridge Rare
X/Y Route 8 Uncommon


Pokédex entries

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

Sprites

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Back

Trivia

  • Despite being like a mongoose, it is known as the Cat Ferret Pokémon.
  • Despite having sharp claws, it is unable to learn Cut.
  • Although Zangoose and Seviper are enemies, they can breed due to being in the same egg group.
  • Before Generation IV, Zangoose was the only Pokémon to learn Crush Claw via level up.
  • Seviper is mentioned in every one of Zangooses Pokédex entries.
  • Considering the rivalry between Zangoose and Seviper, Zangoose's Ability, Immunity, could be a defense against Seviper's Poisonous attacks.
  • In horde battles in X and Y if there is a Seviper in a group of Zangoose, they attack it first and not your Pokémon until it faints.

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