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Zacian - Hero of Many Battles

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Pokemon Ratings

Great League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 1.5 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 3.5 / 5

Pokemon Stats

110.00 kg Weight
2.80 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 4,329
Level 40: 3,829
Level 25: 2,735 (Raid + Weather)
Level 20: 2,188 (Raid)
Level 15: 1,641 (Research Tasks)
ATK 254
DEF 236
STA 192

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Metal Claw and Iron Head is the only same-type moveset that Zacian has, though it's a bit awkward without STAB.
  • Snarl provides high energy gains and solid neutral coverage, making it the move of choice when relying on Charged Moves for SE damage.
  • Fire Fang and Quick Attack have niches, but they're less useful.
  • Play Rough is the charged move of choice due to its high STAB damage.
  • Wild Charge is usable.
  • Close Combat is the weakest option, and tends to have clashing effectiveness with Snarl.

PVE Overview

Zacian - Hero of Many Battles is... not great. It strictly lives in the shadow of its far more powerful and rightfully Crowned incarnation. It can operate as a poor-player's Steel, Fairy, or even Electric type attacker (Fighting is not worth mentioning), but its true value comes from the candy that it drops. Stock up on candy, do not spend it on the Hero forme, and hope for the grand release of Crowned Forme soon!

Oh, and fun note: Zacian has a Steel Type Signature Move called Behemoth Blade... but only the Crowned form can learn it. Insult to injury!

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A

PvP Moveset Explanation

Snarl + Close Combat and Play Rough

Snarl is the best Fast Move to choose from due to its superior energy generation, enabling Zacian to access its Charge Move sooner. The other Fast Move options aren't worth mentioning. 

Close Combat is recommended due to its wide Fighting-type coverage, which is especially valuable against Zacian's weakness to common Steel-types. Play Rough benefits from STAB to deal considerable damage. Wild Charge is a powerful move with a moderate energy cost, but its coverage doesn't particularly suite Zacian as much as other options. Iron Head is suboptimal, and Steel typing offensively isn't very valuable. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: N/A

Zacian's high CP currently prevents it from participating in Great League. If Zacian were to be obtained from Research Breakthrough or Special Research in the future, it will be eligible at level 15. 

Ultra League: 1.5 / 5

Zacian is a mono-Fairy Pokemon with a high offensive stat. Unfortunately due to how the CP formula works this results in poor bulk in the Ultra League which has a cap on CP. Consider other Fairy Pokemon instead. 

Master League: 3.5 / 5

The lack of a Fairy-type Fast Move has been a major complaint of Fairy Pokemon ever since PvP was introduced, and Zacian continues this unfortunate trend after the disappointment of Xerneas. However Zacian's powerful Charge Moves and access to fast energy generation somewhat lets it challenge the meta. While it's not the first Fairy-type in this league and Togekiss has an edge over it with access to Charm, Zacian sports a different style of play that mirrors that of Granbull; a large focus on fast access to Charge Moves and shield pressure. Togekiss might struggle vs Steel Pokemon, but Zacian has a lot of potential to fight back. The Crowned Sword version of Zacian is anticipated to be much stronger, so consider saving your Candy and Stardust for the future. 

Fast Moves

8
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.70
0.20
10.00
11.43
14.29
12
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
12.73
10.91
13.64
8
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Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.80
0.30
12.50
10.00
12.50
12
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Fire

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.90
0.41
8.89
13.33
16.67

Charge Moves

90
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Fairy

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.90
1.40
0.00
1.80
31.03
38.79
55.86
60
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.90
0.40
0.00
1.20
31.58
39.47
37.89
90
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.60
0.40
0.00
1.80
34.62
43.27
62.31
100
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.30
1.30
0.00
1.00
43.48
54.35
43.48

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 100
Stardust 100,000

Other

Flee Rate 10.0 %
Buddy Distance 20 km
Capture Rate2.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20014754
2001.598111
2002149169
2002.5200227
4003251285
4003.5302343
4004353400
4004.5404458
6005455516
6005.5506574
6006557632
6006.5608689
8007659747
8007.5710805
8008761863
8008.5812921
10009863978
10009.59141036
1000109651094
100010.510131149
13001110611203
130011.511091258
13001211581313
130012.512061367
16001312541422
160013.513021477
16001413501532
160014.513991586
19001514471641
190015.514951696
19001615431750
190016.515921805
22001716401860
220017.516881914
22001817361969
220018.517842024
25001918332078
250019.518812133
25002019292188
250020.519772243
30002120262297
300021.520742352
30002221222407
300022.521702461
35002322192516
350023.522672571
35002423152626
350024.523632680
40002524122735
400025.524602790
40002625082844
400026.525562899
45002726052954
450027.526533009
45002827013063
450028.527493118
50002927983173
500029.528463228
50003028943282
500030.529183310
60003129423337
600031.529673364
60003229913392
600032.530153419
70003330393446
700033.530633474
70003430873501
700034.531113528
80003531353556
800035.531593583
80003631843610
800036.532083638
90003732323665
900037.532563692
90003832803720
900038.533043747
100003933283774
1000039.533523802
100004033763829
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