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Zamazenta - How To Get & Best Moveset

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Read this guide to learn how to catch & get Zamazenta, the main Legendary in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Get tips on when to reset, and what the best stats, movesets and natures!

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Zamazenta Stats & Best Moveset

Zamazenta
Total Base Stats720
TypeFighting IconSteel Icon

Standard Max Raid Defensive Build

Best NatureBest Item
Impish (Defense ↑ / Sp.Atk ↓)Rusted Shield
Best Ability
Dauntless Shield
Boosts the Pokemon's Defense when it enters a battle.
Best Moveset
Behemoth Bash / Iron Defense / Close Combat / Play Rough
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Best EV Spread
Attack 252, Defense 252, HP 4

Amazing Physical Wall

Zamazenta is a strong wall with 145 in both defensive stats, while maintaining an incredible 128 Speed. Although it can't be used in competitive play, it could be useful in some cases for Max Raid Battles.

Great Support For Max Raid Battles

Zamazenta's Ability causes him to gain defense, so he can act as a good supporter for a 4-Pokemon Max Raid Battle. Getting barriers up while also being able to do heavy damage with Behemoth Bash is quite useful in these situations.

More On Zamazenta's Stats and Moveset Here!

How To Get A Strong Zamazenta

Zamazenta IV Resetting Process

1Defeat Zacian in the end-game story
2Don't forget to turn off auto save!
3Save here before fighting Zamazenta
4Catch Zamazenta and check its stats. Reset and repeat as necessary!

1. Defeat Zacian In The End Game

Zacian

The first step to catching a strong Zamazenta'll be to progress through the endgame story up until the Zacian fight. In order to do this, you'll have to take down Zacian beforehand.

Check Out Zacian's Stats Here

2. Turn Off Auto-Save!

Autosave

The most important thing here is to turn off autosave. This can be accessed from the options menu. This will allow you to manually save the game whenever you want.

Set Text To Fast

In the same menu (at the very top), you can also change the text speed to fast. This is highly recommended to speed up the process.

3. Save Before Fighting Zamazenta

Zacian Save

After the cutscenes are over, you will regain control of your character. Immediately save your game here!

4. Catch Zamazenta Over And Over

Zamazenta

Use the Master Ball to catch Zamazenta & check his Individual Strengths from the PC! If you are not satisfied, restart and try again until you get the stats you want! Try to aim for 31 Defense, Special Defense, and HP IVs.

Check Out What IVs Are In Detail Here!

Zamazenta - Recommended Natures and EVs

Zamazenta - Recommended Natures

NatureTraits
ImpishDef↑ / Sp.Atk↓
Zamazenta is best used by optimizing his incredible Defense.
CarefulSp.Def↑ / Sp.Atk↓
Both natures will most likely be okay for Max Raid Battle purposes!

Which Nature Would You Recommend?

Zamazenta - Recommended Base Point (EVs) Allocation

StatBase Point
Defense252 points (max)
Attack252 points (max)

Max Attack and Defense are best here when going for a balanced build for Max Raid Battles. You don't really need speed that much as you can take most hits.

Buy Vitamins To Quickly Boost EVs

Vitamins

Unlike previous generations, Sword and Shield allows you to max out EVs with just Vitamins. Buy 26 Irons to easily level up Zamazenta's Defense!

Check Out Other Ways To Get EVs Here!

Zamazenta - Recommended Moves and Items

Recommended Attack Moves

MoveTraits
Behemoth BashSteel Type Physical Attack.
100 Power. Deals double damage to Dynamaxed targets
Iron Head
Steel Icon
Steel Type Physical Attack.
80 Power. Becomes Behemoth Bash in battle when equipped with the Shield.
Close Combat
Fighting Icon
Fighting Type Physical Attack.
120 Power. Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def.
Play Rough
Fairy Icon
Fairy Type Physical Attack.
90 Power. 10% chance of lowering the target's attack.
Fire Fang
fire Icon
Fire Type Physical Attack.
65 Power. Can cause a burn or make the target flinch.
Crunch
dark Icon
Dark Type Physical Attack.
80 Power. Can lower the target's Defense stat.

Recommended Support/Defensive Moves

MoveTraits
Iron Defense
status icon
Boosts Defense.
Light Screen
status icon
Reduces the team's damage taken from Special attacks for 5 turns.
Reflect
status icon
Reduces the team's damage taken from Physical attacks for 5 turns

Recommended Item To Hold

ItemTraits
Rusted ShieldCauses Zamazenta to gain the Steel type in Combat and gets higher stats.

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