Pokemon Go Zamazenta: Best moveset for PvP and Raids

Daniel Megarry
Zamazenta appearing in Pokemon GO

The Galar region’s Legendary mascot Zamazenta debuted in 2021 and is a force to be reckoned with. So, we’ve put together our best moveset recommendations to help you get the most out of Zamazenta in Pokemon Go.

The Legendary hero duo Zacian and Zamazenta both made their Pokemon Go debut during the 2021 Sword & Shield event, which gave fans a chance to bring the two powerhouses from Galar to their mobile teams.

Whether you’ve just caught a Zamazenta in a 5-Star Raid or you’re trying to power up an existing one, we’ve got details of the best moveset to teach it so it can become a powerhouse in the Master League.

Zamazenta appearing in Pokemon Go

All moves Zamazenta can learn in Pokemon Go

Zamazenta is quite a versatile Legendary in Pokemon Go, with four Fast Moves and four Charged Moves to choose between:

Fast Moves

  • Ice Fang (Ice)
  • Metal Claw (Steel)
  • Quick Attack (Normal)
  • Snarl (Dark)

Charged Moves

  • Close Combat (Fighting)
  • Crunch (Dark)
  • Iron Head (Steel)
  • Moonblast (Fairy)

Best PvP moveset for Zamazenta in Pokemon Go

If you want to use Zamazenta in PvP Battles, one of the best movesets to teach it is Snarl as a Fast Move and Close Combat as a Charged Move.

It’s unfortunate that Zamazenta doesn’t have a Fighting-type Fast Move, which means there are no STAB attacks on offer. Snarl has good energy gains, so that’s probably going to be your best option here.

When it comes to Charged Moves, Close Combat is the only STAB option and it can dish out some huge damage. If you can afford a second attack, go with Crunch for a cheap move and some extra coverage.

Zamazenta was at one point arguably the top Fighting-type in the Master League. However, the additions of Annihilape and Galarian Zapdos pushed it down, but not much down, the list.

It’s worth catching a Zamazenta, but we’d recommend powering up the Fairy-type Zacian instead, as it has better defensive typing and retains that Fighting-type coverage with access to Close Combat.

Best Raids moveset for Zamazenta in Pokemon Go

It depends on what version of Zamazenta one is working with. Per Pokemon Go DB Hub, the Hero of Many Battles version should have Snarl and Close Combat, while the Crowned Shield version should include Metal Claw and Close Combat.

That’s everything you need to know about Zamazenta’s best moveset! While you’re here, check out some of our other Pokemon Go guides:

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