Zangoose has the Immunity Ability. This Ability prevents it from becoming Poisoned, nullifying the Toxic Spikes entry hazard as well as becoming poisoned from attacks such as Sludge Bomb or Toxic. A second Ability is available to Zangoose from the Dream World, the Toxic Boost Ability. This unique Ability increases Zangoose's Attack by 50% if it gets Poisoned.
Zangoose does not evolve and does not have any pre-evolved forms.
Zangoose is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Zangoose 600,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Zangoose takes on the appearance of a white mongoose with red markings on the left side of its face, its torso and both arms.
Zangoose doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
Zangoose can be found at Route 114 in Ruby.
Zangoose appears at Route 208 and the North End of Route 210 in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum with Pokémon Ruby inserted into the Nintendo DS. Zangoose appears in Heart Gold and Soul Silver at the Safari Zone's Plains and Peak areas. The Plains area requires the placement of 15 Peak Objects, whereas the Peak area requires the placement of a dozen Plains Objects.
Zangoose appears at Route 11 and Village Bridge in Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, Zangoose can be found at Route 7, Route 11, and Village Bridge, along with Hidden Grottoes at Routes 6, 7 and 23.
Zangoose appears at Secret Storage 3, Huge Storage 3, Endless Level 22 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Zangoose appears at Mt. Freeze 7F-12F and Wish Cave 65F-71F in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Zangoose appears at Crevice Cave B1-B10 & DPB1-B4 and Mt. Avalanche B1-B19. Zangoose is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Mystery Marsh 1F-12F.
Zangoose has yet to appear in a game in the Pokémon Ranger series.
Zangoose can be found at Everspring Valley Meadow 4-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Zangoose appears in a total of 9 sets, Pokémon Organized Play Series 5 as a Common Card, and the Legends Promo. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Great Encounters and Platinum sets. Zangoose is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Sandstorm, EX Team Magma VS Team Aqua, EX Emerald, EX Holon Phantoms, EX Power Keepers and Call of Legends sets.
Chimchar was attacked by three Wild Zangoose in a flashback shown during the episode Glory Blaze! It repelled the Zangoose in that flashback and joined Paul at that time, only to be released by Paul at the end of that episode. It joined Ash after that, and dealt with its Zangoose fears in the episode Tears for Fears!, in which Chimchar defeated a group of wild Zangoose similar to the ones that had attacked it when it was a Wild Pokémon.
Zangoose has yet to appear in any of the movies as of writing.
Zangoose's Manga info is unknown at this time.
Zangoose finds itself in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With a high Attack stat coupled with a great ability in Toxic Boost and a base 140 power STAB Facade, Zangoose is among the tier's most powerful wallbreakers. It has great coverage thanks to its access to Knock Off and Close Combat, which cover common Normal-type checks like Rotom, Ferroseed, and Steelix. It has priority in the form of Quick Attack, which allows for it to pick off faster threats that are weakened, such as Jynx and Pyroar. Unfortunately for Zangoose, Toxic Orb wears down at it quite a bit, limiting the amount of destructive potential it can do in late-game situations. Zangoose also has terrible bulk and has only a decent Speed stat, meaning that it can be rather easily revenge killed by certain faster threats and finds trouble switching in freely. Zangoose also faces competition from its Normal-type brethren like Tauros and Kangaskhan, which boast better Speed stats and better bulk.
Black 2/White 2
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Generation III Exclusive Moves
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Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM03: Water Pulse
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM08: Rock Climb
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Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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