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Pokémon Go Zamazenta raid guide, best moveset and counters

The second Legendary from the Galar region is now available in Pokémon Go

Zamazenta from Pokémon Sword and Shield Image: Game Freak/The Pokémon Company, Nintendo
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Zamazenta, the Legendary shield wolf Pokémon from the Galar region, is one of Pokémon Go’s potential tier five raid targets. Our Pokémon Go Zamazenta raid guide explains Zamazenta’s best movesets, counters, and weaknesses.

Zamazenta notably has two different forms. Its plain Hero of Many Battles version is only fighting-type, whereas it gains a steel-typing with its Crowned Shield form. The Crowned Shield version of Zamazenta is not available in Pokémon Go yet, so this guide will only provide information on its Hero of Many Battles form until it gets added to the game.

Zamazenta Hero of Many Battles best counters and weaknesses

In its Hero of Many Battles form, Zamazenta is only fighting-type, meaning it’s weak against flying-, psychic-, and fairy-type moves. We recommend bringing any of the following:

  • Mewtwo with Confusion and Psystrike
  • Gardevoir with Confusion or Psychic
  • Moltres with Wing Attack and Sky Attack
  • Alakazam with Confusion and Psychic

Ideally for the most damage, you’ll also want it to be windy or cloudy, since this will give you weather boost.

Zamazenta Hero of Many Battles best movesets

Honestly, this form of Zamazenta is not very good. If you still want to use it, give it Quick Attack and Close Combat.

Is Zamazenta available Shiny?

No, Zamazenta cannot be found Shiny yet.