Galarian Zigzagoon is the Pokémon du jour for August's Community Day - a reoccuring Pokémon Go event that increases the spawn rate for a specific Pokémon , while also boosting shiny rates and offering an exclusive move, along with a whole host of other bonuses!
The Galarian form of the Tiny Racoon Pokémon is a dark and normal-type, and can be a rare sight outside of special events, so if you’re still looking for a perfect Galaran Zigzagoon, Galarian Linoone or it’s final evolution, Obstagoon — or even a shiny Galarian Zigzagoon — this Pokémon Go event is for you!
This event is also perfect for catching a Galarian Zigzagoon with 100% perfect IV stats and, if you achieve this feat, it's a good idea to know Obstagoon's best moveset.
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Galarian Zigzagoon's 100% perfect IV stats in Pokémon Go
August's Community Day is the perfect opportunity to find a Galarian Zigzagoon with perfect IV stats in Pokémon Go.
For Galarian Zigzagoon , the CP values which correspond to perfect 15/15/15 stats are as follows:
- Level 30 (wild CP maximum) – 435 CP
- Level 35 (weather boosted CP maximum) – 667 CP
Galarian Zigzagoon's wild CP value aligns with your current Trainer Level until you reach Level 30, so, since the majority of the player base is above this level, we keep to these values for the sake of simplicity. If you're currently beneath Level 30, however, these values will be different.
Perfect stats in Pokémon Go, however, depend entirely on what you want to use your Pokémon for.
Perfect for the Master League and raids means exclusively 15/15/15 – the best possible stats that a Pokémon can have. Meanwhile, perfect for Great League and Ultra League are completely different, as the goal is to get the lowest attack for the highest defence, and getting that CP as close to the league’s cap as possible.
If you want to run Obstagoon in those two leagues, you’re looking for different stats:
- A perfect Great League Obstagoon is 0/14/15, reaching CP1500 at Level 21.5
- A perfect Ultra League Obstagoon is 0/15/13, reaching CP2500 at Level 42, meaning Candy XL is required.
How useful Obstagoon is remains to be seen, thanks to its brand new Charged Move, Obstruct. This is the first time that we have seen Obstruct in Pokémon Go, and while we know a lot, we don’t know everything — specifically its cost. It’s either going to be a slight upgrade from Night Slash, with some added buffs and debuffs (simultaneously raising your defense and lowering the opponents), or it will make Obstagoon very meta-relevant.
Right now, Obstagoon isn’t even a top-10 dark-type Pokémon in Great League, but this could be the move update that changes that. Looking at Ultra League, Obsagoon is a close second to Mandibuzz and a fair bit behind Scrafty – but, again, Obstruct may completely change that.
If you’re big on PVP, this is definitely a Community Day to show up for. This means, if you're hunting for Great League and Ultra League Pokémon, you will want to look for the following Galarian Zigzagoon CP levels:
- Level 21.5 (perfect Great League Obstagoon) - 1500 CP
- Level 30 (perfect Ultra League Obstagoon) - 343 CP
Galarian Zigzagoon evolution chart: What does Galarian Zigzagoon evolve into?
Unlike the original Zigzagoon, which can only evolve once, Galarian Zigzagoon has two evolutions – Galarian Linoone and Obstagoon.
Fortunately, in Pokémon Go, all forms of a given Pokémon share the same resources – this means you’ll need a total of 125 Zigzagoon candy in order to complete this evolution line; 25 for Galarian Linoone and another 100 for Obstagoon.
August’s Community Day event runs between 11am to 2pm (local time), so you'll have three hours to gather as much Zigzagoon candy as possible.
If you’re hurting for candy, use Pinap Berries and Silver Pinap Berries to double the amount of candy you earn from catching, and make sure to have a dark or normal-type Pokémon mega evolved – something like Gyarados, Houndoom or Lopunny will do fine, and give one extra candy per catch without any extra work.
Obstagoon moves and best moveset recommendation
The question we all have now is what is Obstagoon's best moveset?
Up until now, in Great League, a moveset of Counter (Fast), Night Slash (Charged) and Gunk Shot (Charged) is generally recommended. For Ultra League, replace Gunk Shot with Cross Chop as they target different Pokémon based on the meta.
At the very least, however, Obstruct should be as good as, if not slightly better than Night Slash. However, if it turns out that it’s a very cheap and spammy move, it’ll be vastly better than Night Slash.
For now, the recommendation is to pick up an Obstagoon for the league of your choice with this exclusive move. If it turns out that the move isn’t great, it’s far easier to get Night Slash than the exclusive move after the fact.
If you want to see the full move set, here it is:Obstagoon Fast Moves
- Counter (Fighting)
- Lick (Ghost)
- Night Slash (Dark)
- Cross Chop (Fighting)
- Hyper Beam (Normal)
- Gunk Shot (Poison)
The Season of Adventures Abound is here! The Party Up! event is currently running and players who didn't earn a Master Ball via Timed Investigation: Master Ball can purchase the Special Research: Master Ball quest. Party Play - Pokémon Go's multiplayer feature - is here, along with the Welcome Party quest. Be sure to fight in the Go Battle League, compete in Shadow Raids, complete Routes, use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. This incense may also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.
What do shiny Galarian Zigzagoon, Galarian Linoone and Obstagoon look like?
The opportunity to catch a shiny form of the highlighted Pokémon is one of the biggest draws of any Community Day event. This is thanks to the increased shiny rate for the event's highlighted Pokémon combined with how catching Pokémon of the same type naturally increases said rate making it easier to encounter shinies.
To find a shiny Pokémon , you need to either start a catch encounter with a Pokémon in the wild or earn said encounter by completing an activity like a raid. From there, it's easy to see if you've encountered a shiny Pokémon due to its alternative colouring, the sparkles which shine when the encounter begins and the shiny icon next to the Pokémon's name.
While these shinies have been available for a while, their relative rarity in the spawn pool, and how much they look like a famous album cover makes them highly sought after.
Below you can take a look at shiny Galarian Zigzagoon, Galarian Linoone and Obsagoon alongside their regular non-shiny appearances:
As you can see, all three take on a more glam rock appearance, moving from the world of KISS to something more Ziggy Stardust.
If you want to evolve shiny Galarian Zigzagoon , we recommend waiting until after the event, where you will have until five hours (until 7pm local time) to evolve and gain the exclusive move. This way you'll have ample time to, hopefully, catch a couple of shiny Galarian Zigzagoons, along with enough candy to evolve them, without having to worry about sorting through your collection at the same time. Remember, it's a good idea to check your shiny Galarian Zigzagoon's stats, because it might have perfect IVs - making it even better for battle!
Evolving a shiny Galarian Zigzagoon will add a shiny Galarian Linoone and, if you complete the evolution line, shiny Obstagoon to your collection. If you do fully evolve a shiny Galarian Zigzagoon during the event hours, the resulting shiny Obstagoon will know Obstract - the brand new dark-type exclusive Charged attack for this Community Day.
Hope you enjoy Galarian Zigzagoon's Community Day, and good luck finding a perfect shiny!