Competitive Information for Galarian Zigzagoon [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Zigzagoon-galar zigzagoon-galar
Base Stats for Zigzagoon-Galar

Dark / Normal

Abilities:
PickupPickup: If this Pokemon has no item, it finds one used by an adjacent Pokemon this turn.
,
GluttonyGluttony: When this Pokemon has 1/2 or less of its maximum HP, it uses certain Berries early.
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Quick FeetQuick Feet: If this Pokemon is statused, its Speed is 1.5x; ignores Speed drop from paralysis.


Evolutions / Family:
Zigzagoon

Weakness Chart for Dark/Normal-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
2x
0.5x
  
  
2x
4x
  
  
0x
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
  
0x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Optimize Zigzagoon-galar's EVs for Sword/Shield

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Zigzagoon-galar? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Zigzagoon is a fabulous Dark and Normal-typed Pokemon. Zigzagoon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Zigzagoon is weak to Bug, Fairy, and Fighting-typed attacks.


Species: Zigzagoon-Galar
Item: Flame Orb / Chople Berry
Ability: Quick Feet
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 92 Hp / 252 Atk / 164 Spe
Moveset:
- Facade / Double-Edge
- Knock Off / Lash Out
- Seed Bomb
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Zigzagoon-Galar (Quick Feet)

Zigzagoon is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Flame Orb will burn Zigzagoon at the end of the turn which will activate Zigzagoon's Quick Feet ability. Use Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Quick Feet, if Zigzagoon is statused its speed is 1.5x; ignores speed drop from paralysis. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Quick Feet to seriously give Zigzagoon a sweet boost.

Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Zigzagoon is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Knock Off is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Lash Out is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Dark-type move (2x power if your Zigzagoon had a stat lowered this turn).
Seed Bomb is a physical 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Zigzagoon this turn).



Species: Zigzagoon-Galar
Item: Flame Orb / Chople Berry
Ability: Quick Feet
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 92 Hp / 252 SpA / 164 Spe
Moveset:
- Hyper Voice / Round
- Surf
- Ice Beam / Icy Wind
- Protect

Special Sweeper Zigzagoon-Galar (Quick Feet)

Zigzagoon is a fabulous Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Flame Orb will burn Zigzagoon at the end of the turn which will activate Zigzagoon's Quick Feet ability. Use Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Quick Feet, if Zigzagoon is statused its speed is 1.5x; ignores speed drop from paralysis.

Hyper Voice is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Round is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Surf is a special 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Zigzagoon this turn).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Zigzagoon-galar? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Species: Zigzagoon-Galar
Item: Flame Orb / Chople Berry
Ability: Quick Feet
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 92 Hp / 252 Atk / 164 Spe
Moveset:
- Facade / Double-Edge
- Knock Off / Lash Out
- Seed Bomb
- Protect

Doubles Physical Sweeper Zigzagoon-Galar (Quick Feet)

Zigzagoon is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Flame Orb will burn Zigzagoon at the end of the turn which will activate Zigzagoon's Quick Feet ability. Use Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Quick Feet, if Zigzagoon is statused its speed is 1.5x; ignores speed drop from paralysis. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Quick Feet to seriously give Zigzagoon a sweet boost.

Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Zigzagoon is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Knock Off is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Lash Out is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Dark-type move (2x power if your Zigzagoon had a stat lowered this turn).
Seed Bomb is a physical 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Zigzagoon this turn).



Species: Zigzagoon-Galar
Item: Flame Orb / Chople Berry
Ability: Quick Feet
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 92 Hp / 252 SpA / 164 Spe
Moveset:
- Hyper Voice / Round
- Snarl
- Surf
- Protect

Doubles Special Sweeper Zigzagoon-Galar (Quick Feet)

Zigzagoon is a wonderful Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Flame Orb will burn Zigzagoon at the end of the turn which will activate Zigzagoon's Quick Feet ability. Use Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Quick Feet, if Zigzagoon is statused its speed is 1.5x; ignores speed drop from paralysis.

Hyper Voice is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Round is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Snarl is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Dark-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
Surf is a special 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Zigzagoon this turn).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Zigzagoon-galar learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snarl
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Gunk Shot
120
80%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Lash Out
75
100%
5
2x power if the user had a stat lowered this turn.
Lick
30
100%
30
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Pin Missile
25
95%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baby-Doll Eyes
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Fake Tears
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Parting Shot
--
100%
20
Lowers target's Atk, Sp. Atk by 1. User switches.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quick Guard
--
--
15
Protects allies from priority attacks this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Scary Face
--
100%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Zigzagoon-galar can perform in Sword/Shield. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive SS Move and Ability Combos for Zigzagoon-galar

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