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Zygarde
718
ジガルデ Jigarude
718Zygarde
Generation VI
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Dragon  Type Ground
Species Order Pokémon
Abilities Aura Break
Power Construct
Pokédex
Yveltal ← 718 → Diancie
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 150
Alola 205
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
672.4 lbs. 305.0 kg 16'05" 5.0 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Green
Shape Footprint
Shape02
F718
Cry

Zygarde
ジガルデ Jigarude
Zygarde Cell
Generation VII
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type ???  
Species  ??? Pokémon
Abilities Unknown
Pokédex
Yveltal ← → Diancie
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 150
Alola 205
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Pokédex color Egg group
'
Shape Footprint
Cry

Zygarde
ジガルデ Jigarude
Zygarde Core
Generation VII
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type ???  
Species  ??? Pokémon
Abilities Unknown
Pokédex
Yveltal ← → Diancie
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 150
Alola 205
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Pokédex color Egg group
'
Shape Footprint
Cry

Zygarde
718T
ジガルデ Jigarude
Zygarde 10% Forme
Generation VII
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Dragon  Type Ground
Species Order Pokémon
Abilities Aura Break

Power Construct

Pokédex
Yveltal ← 718T → Diancie
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 150
Alola 205
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
73.9 lbs. 33.5 kg 3'11" 1.2 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Black
Shape Footprint
Shape08
Cry
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Zygarde
718C
ジガルデ Jigarude
Zygarde Complete Forme
Generation VII
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Dragon  Type Ground
Species Order Pokémon
Abilities Power Construct
Pokédex
Yveltal ← 718C → Diancie
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 150
Alola 205
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
1344.8 lbs. 610.0 kg 14'09" 4.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Black
Shape Footprint
Shape06
Cry
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Zygarde (ジガルデ Jigarude) is a Dragon/Ground-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

Biology

Physiology

Its body in its 50% Forme is shaped like the letter "Z" and appears to be a snake. It has a green top half and a black bottom with 5 Pillar-like shapes on its back. It has no arms or legs and has a various amount of scales on its body. Zygarde has two compound eyes and green shapes under them. It has a tail which is flat.

Zygarde Complete Forme has a large, humanoid body with a long tail similar to Zygarde 50% Forme's body. The very tip of the tail can open up, making them appear to be a mouth. There are several flat protrusions around its head and triangular protrusions around its neck, giving it a crown-shaped appearance. On its face are three white hexagonal marks: one in the middle of its forehead with a line through it and two being that acting as eyes. There are an additional five green hexagons on its face: four along the bottom and one in the middle of a short protrusion on top. Each shoulder has two wings protruding from it. These wings all have a hexagon and an undulating pattern: blue on the right side and red on the left. The very tip of the wings can open up, making them appear to be a pair of "mouths" with red or blue patterns on the inside. It has multiple white protrusions on its body: three on each hand acting as claws, one on each knee, and one and the front of each foot. Additionally, there are green extensions surrounding its wrists and two under the white protrusions on its knees and feet. Its abdomen has a vertical, hexagonal pattern upon it with two thin, white, and vertical marks on either side. Across its chest is thin, zigzagging opening that fades between five colors: red, orange, white, cyan, and blue. The chest can open, revealing five cores of each color. Above this opening are two large green, hexagonal marks. When its wings and tail are extended, Zygarde Complete Forme resembles the Latin alphabet letter Z.

Zygarde 10% Forme has a relatively small, mostly black Dog-like body with a green "scarf" that continues beyond the neck. Its muzzle is black at the top and green elsewhere. Its eyes are white hexagons with a black outline and no discernable pupils; directly above the eyes are two small green hexagons which resemble eyebrows. On its forehead is a very thin, white ellipse. Its "scarf" is entirely green with a small hexagon connected to the bottom. This hexagon is either red or blue depending on which Core it is comprised of. On each of its legs are hexagonal protrusions, all the same color black as the legs themselves. On the front two legs, there are two. On the back legs are three protrusions, and on the left leg is a particularly long one made up of two hexagons. On each of its hind legs is another hexagonal shape, with a noticeable gap before a small square protrusion above it.

Zygarde Core is a part of the mind of Zygarde, and has a small and leafy-green gelatinous body comprised of a large, round head, a moderately-sized body, and a thin, hook-shaped bottom section which may be a tail. Its head is rounded except for a protruding, beak-shaped area at the bottom front which may be a nose or a mouth. Within its head is a single, oval eye which has a smaller black, oval pupil within it. Beside this eye is another white, semi-elliptic shape which may be a second eye. Within its midsection is a nearly regular hexagon. There are two known Zygarde Cores, one composed of a red hexagon and one composed of a blue hexagon. They are self-aware and can communicate via telepathy, monitoring the ecosystem around them. Zygarde Cores get their energy through photosynthesis.

Zygarde Cells make up Zygarde, and appears very similar to the Zygarde Core. Unlike the Core, it is flat, has a green pupil, and has a darker green, more elongated hexagon within its midsection. Unlike the Cores' hook-like bottom section, the Cells have a long and more noticeably tail-like back-end. The Cells lack minds of their own and are incapable of independent thought, and are entirely controlled by the Cores, which use them as "appendages" and "surveillance cameras" to keep an eye out of their surroundings.

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
X/Y Terminus Cave, Event One
OR/AS Trade, Event None
Sun/Moon Alola Region (collected pieces) One


Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
X
When the Kalos region's ecosystem falls into disarray, it appears and reveals its secret power.
Y
It's hypothesized that it's monitoring those who destroy the ecosystem from deep in the cave where it lives.
Omega Ruby
When the Kalos region's ecosystem falls into disarray, it appears and reveals its secret power.
Alpha Sapphire
It's hypothesized that it's monitoring those who destroy the ecosystem from deep in the cave where it lives.
Sun
Moon


Stats

50% Forme

Base Stats
HP
108
Attack
100
Defense
121
Sp. Atk
81
Sp. Def
95
Speed
95
Total
600

10% Forme

Base Stats
HP
54
Attack
100
Defense
71
Sp. Atk
61
Sp. Def
85
Speed
115
Total
486

Complete Forme

Base Stats
HP
216
Attack
100
Defense
121
Sp. Atk
91
Sp. Def
95
Speed
85
Total
708

Learnset

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Glare - 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
1 Dragon Breath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
5 Safeguard - -% 25 Normal Status
10 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
18 Bind 15 75% 20 Normal Physical
26 Land's Wrath 90 100% 10 Ground Physical
35 Sandstorm -% 30 Rock Status
44 Mist - -% 30 Ice Status
51 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
55 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
59 Camouflage - -% 20 Normal Status
63 Dragon Pulse 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
72 Dragon Dance - 100% 20 Dragon Status
80 Coil - 100% 20 Poison Status
88 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Physical
93 Outrage 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Zygarde XY Zygarde XY Zygarde Back XY
Zygarde Shiny XY Zygarde Shiny XY Zygarde Shiny Back XY
Sun Moon Back

Appearance

Trivia

  • Zygarde represents the "Z" from body style.
  • In the anime it is shown that both Zygarde Cores are required to operate the Complete Forme. If only one core is present it can only move one limb at a time, and cannot maintain the form for long.
  • The two cores of Zygarde seem to represent the two hemispheres of the brain in the anime. Z1 (Squishy) is more emotional and empathic, while Z2 is more logical and technical.
  • Zygarde is the only Dragon/Ground-type Legendary Pokémon.
  • Zygarde is part of a legendary trio that include Xerneas and Yveltal, together spelling X, Y and Z, the last letters of the alphabet. They also happen to be the last Pokémon in the Mountain Kalos Pokédex.
  • Zygarde is the only Legendary Pokémon to have more than four formes (excluding Arceus and its type changes).

Origin

Zygarde 50% Form is based off of a serpent in the form of the letter Z. It may also be based on Nidhogg, the serpent that lives on the roots of Yggdrasil.

Zygarde 10% Form is based off of a Doberman Pinscher on a green leash, or perhaps the great wolf Fernrir.

Zygarde Cell and Zygarde Core are based off of cells and possibly planaria. They also may be based on neurons.

Zygarde Complete Form is based on Hel, a Nordic goddess. It also incorporates some features of mecha robots in anime.

Etymology

Zygarde's name has been derived from two words. "Z(ee)" responds to Z axis and "garde" is a French word meaning guard or protection. It may also be based on zygotos meaning "divided". It is a part of Yggdrasil Trio.[1]

Gallery

References

Sources

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