Zamazenta in Pokemon Sword and Shield
Zamazenta in Pokemon Sword and Shield
Zamazenta (Hero)

The Hero of Many Battles Zamazenta is a Tier 5 legendary raid boss in Pokémon Go and marks its debut in the undoubtedly unexpected Ultra Unlock 3: Galar region event.

Zamazenta, along with Zacian, is among the two cover legendaries of the Pokémon Sword and Shield games. While its Crowned form, the more powerful avatar of Zamazenta, will be marking its presence in the game at a future date, we will be catching the Hero of Many Battles as a part of the Ultra Unlock 3 event

Zamazenta can be caught with the following CP values:

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  • 2100 – 2188 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2625 – 2735 CP at Level 25 with Cloudy weather boost

With a pure Fighting typing, Zamazenta is boosted by Cloudy weather and its counters include strong Psychic, Flying and Fairy type Pokémon such as Mewtwo, Metagross, Moltres, Rayquaza, and mega evolutions like Mega Pidegot and Mega Gengar with Psychic. With such strong counters, Zamazenta can possibly be duo’d in ideal weather conditions and high-level counters. But to be safe, 4-5 high-level trainers can get the job done easily. 

Zamazenta Crowned form is a tremendous Pokémon with Fighting and Steel typing, making it a potential threat to Dialga in the Master League and an amazing Pokémon in general. While that’s for the future, we will now check out the raid guide of Zamazenta!

Zamazenta: Stats and Max CP

Zamazenta Fighting
Max CP at Level 40 3829  Max CP at Level 50 4329
ATK 254 DEF 236 HP 192
Weak to Strong Against
Psychic Flying Fairy  Dark Rock Ice Normal Steel

Zamazenta Raid Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

The best counters for Zamazenta, based on the time required to win, are the following:

Zacian Counters
Supreme counters
Mewtwo Confusion Psychic Psystrike* Psychic
Gengar (Mega)  Lick Ghost Psychic Psychic
Great counters
Pidgeot (Mega) Gust Flying Brave Bird Flying
Metagross Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic
Moltres Wing Attack Flying Sky Attack Flying
Rayquaza Air Slash Flying Hurricane* Flying
Ho-Oh Extrasensory Psychic Brave Bird Flying
Excadrill Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel
Latios Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic
Charizard (Mega Y) Air Slash Flying Blast Burn* Fire
Gardevoir Charm Fairy Psychic Psychic
Togekiss Charm Fairy Aerial Ace Flying
Alakazam Confusion Psychic Psychic* Psychic

* marks a legacy Move

Zamazenta Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Metal Claw Steel
  • Snarl Dark
  • Ice Fang Ice
  • Quick Attack Normal
  • Iron Head Steel
  • Moonblast Fairy
  • Close Combat Fighting
  • Crunch Dark

Quick Attack is the easiest of the bunch. It won’t bother any of your counters.

Metal Claw is a good move and troubles your Fairy type counters. With neat damage and energy generation, and being largely unresisted by your counters, it is worth your attention.

Ice Fang does quite a number on your Flying types and is damaging enough. However, it has a 3-turn cooldown and can be used to sneak in your own charged attacks.

Snarl has high energy generation and is threatening in that regard. Plus, it deals super-effective damage to your Psychic and Flying types resist it. Yay!

Crunch hits very often and when paired with Snarl, is worrisome for your Psychic types.

Conclusion

Zamazenta turns out to be quite a nice Pokémon in the Master League. While Snarl is a good addition, it could have done better with Fire Fang (something which Zacian got!). Regardless, Zamazenta does seem to be a fine prospect in the meta and is undoubtedly worth your time and attention.

The shield doggo and its Crowned form look decently good in the game. Despite lacking a Fighting type fast move, it is usable.

All the best, trainers!

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