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Zacian - Evolutions, Location, and Learnset

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This is a page on the Legendary Pokemon Zacian, including its learnable moves and where it can be found in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on to learn how to catch a Zacian with high IVs, and see information about its type matchups, and location.

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How to Catch Zacian with High IVs

Things to do first

Turn off Autosave

Autosave Off
If you aim to catch a Zacian with high IVs and a good nature, be sure that you first press X and go into Options, then turn Autosave Off. With Autosave off, you will be able to reroll each time to aim for the best Zacian obtainable.

Set your Text Speed to Fast

Text Speed Fast
There will be a wall of text to pass through after completing the battle with the Legendary Pokemon Zacian. Setting your text speed to Fast will significantly reduce the time required to get through this process.

Steps to Catching Zacian

1. Save your progress in front of Zacian
2. Speak with Zacian and initiate battle
3. Throw your Master Ball
4. Proceed throught the dialogue and finish the event
5. Check its stats
We recommend Jolly or Adamant!

Note: After finishing, speaking with Hop deep withing Slumbering Weald will trigger another event.

Aim for the Jolly or Adamant Nature!

Zacian's ability Intrepid Sword will allow it to start battle with its Attack stat raised. Obtaining a Zacian with a Jolly or Adamant Nature will make its Attack stat growth rate even better, allowing it to easily overwhelm opponents with its high firepower.

Save your progress right in front of Zacian

In Front of Zacian
In order to initiate combat with Zacian, you first need to speak with it. This means that no matter how close to it you get, nothing will happen, so if you plan on rerolling for the best Zacian, save your progress as close to Zacian as possible.

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How to Change Zacian's Forms

Make Zacian hold the Rusted Sword and enter battle

Hero of Many Battles Crowned Sword
Zacian Zacian Crowned Sword

Giving Zacian its signature item Rusted Sword and entering battle will make its form change. When caught, it will not actually be in its transformed state automatically. Since Rusted Sword is a Key Item every player will already have, it will be very simple to change its form to the Crowned Sword version.

Zacian - Type and Abilities

Types (Before Changing Form)

Pokedex No. 398
Zacian (Hero of Many Battles) Image
Type 1 Type 2
Fairy Type -

Zacian (Hero of Many Battles) Weaknesses and Resistances

Takes 4x damage
Takes 2x damage
Pokemon Poison Image Pokemon Steel Image
Takes 0.5x damage
Pokemon Fighting Image Pokemon Bug Image Pokemon Dark Image
Takes 1/4x damage
Takes 0x damage
Pokemon Dragon Image

Types (After Changing Form)

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Zacian Image
Type 1 Type 2
Fairy Type Steel Type

Type Defenses

Deals 4x damage
Deals 2x damage
Pokemon Fire Image Pokemon Ground Image
Deals 0.5x damage
Pokemon Normal Image Pokemon Grass Image Pokemon Ice Image Pokemon Flying Image Pokemon Psychic Image Pokemon Rock Image Pokemon Dark Image
Deals 1/4x damage
Pokemon Bug Image
Deals 0x damage
Pokemon Poison Image Pokemon Dragon Image

Zacian - Abilities

Ability Description
Intrepid Sword Boosts the Pokémon’s Attack stat when the Pokémon enters a battle.

Zacian - Egg Group

Egg Groups
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Pokédex Entries

Hero of Many Battles: Known as a legendary hero, this Pokémon absorbs metal particles, transforming them into a weapon it uses to battle.
Crowned Sword: Now armed with a weapon it used in ancient times, this Pokémon needs only a single strike to fell even Gigantamax Pokémon.
Hero of Many Battles: This Pokémon has slumbered for many years. Some say it’s Zamazenta’s elder sister—others say the two Pokémon are rivals.
Crowned Sword: Able to cut down anything with a single strike, it became known as the Fairy King’s Sword, and it inspired awe in friend and foe alike.

Base Stats of Zacian

Stats (Before Changing Form)

Sp. Atk
Sp. Def
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Stats (After Changing Form)

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Learnset of Zacian

Unlike other moves, Behemoth Blade is not part of Zacian's learnset, but instead replaces Iron Head in battle when Zacian is in its Crowned Sword Form.

Learnset by Leveling Up

Lv. Move Type Power Acc. PP
Base Behemoth Blade Pokemon Steel Image 100 100 5
Base Bite Pokemon Dark Image 60 100 25
Base Howl Pokemon Normal Image - - 40
Base Metal Claw Pokemon Steel Image 50 95 35
Base Quick Guard Pokemon Fighting Image - - 15
Base Quick Attack Pokemon Normal Image 40 100 30
Base Sacred Sword Pokemon Fighting Image 90 100 15
11 Slash Pokemon Normal Image 70 100 20
22 Swords Dance Pokemon Normal Image - - 20
33 Iron Head Pokemon Steel Image 80 100 15
44 Laser Focus Pokemon Normal Image - - 30
55 Crunch Pokemon Dark Image 80 100 15
66 Moonblast Pokemon Fairy Image 95 100 15
77 Close Combat Pokemon Fighting Image 120 100 5
88 Giga Impact Pokemon Normal Image 150 90 5

Learnset by TM

No. Move Type Power Acc. PP
TM08 Hyper Beam Pokemon Normal Image 150 90 5
TM09 Giga Impact Pokemon Normal Image 150 90 5
TM12 Solar Blade Pokemon Grass Image 125 100 10
TM15 Dig Pokemon Ground Image 80 100 10
TM21 Rest Pokemon Psychic Image - - 10
TM24 Snore Pokemon Normal Image 50 100 15
TM25 Protect Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TM39 Facade Pokemon Normal Image 70 100 20
TM40 Swift Pokemon Normal Image 60 - 20
TM41 Helping Hand Pokemon Normal Image - - 20
TM42 Revenge Pokemon Fighting Image 60 100 10
TM43 Brick Break Pokemon Fighting Image 75 100 15
TM44 Imprison Pokemon Psychic Image - - 10
TM58 Assurance Pokemon Dark Image 60 100 10
TM66 Thunder Fang Pokemon Electric Image 65 95 15
TM67 Ice Fang Pokemon Ice Image 65 95 15
TM68 Fire Fang Pokemon Fire Image 65 95 15
TM69 Psycho Cut Pokemon Psychic Image 70 100 20
TM76 Round Pokemon Normal Image 60 100 15
TM79 Retaliate Pokemon Normal Image 70 100 5
TM84 Tail Slap Pokemon Normal Image 25 85 10
TM85 Snarl Pokemon Dark Image 55 95 15
TM94 False Swipe Pokemon Normal Image 40 100 40
TM95 Air Slash Pokemon Flying Image 75 95 20
TM97 Brutal Swing Pokemon Dark Image 60 100 20

Learnset by TR

No. Move Type Power Acc. PP
TR00 Swords Dance Pokemon Normal Image - - 20
TR12 Agility Pokemon Psychic Image - - 30
TR13 Focus Energy Pokemon Normal Image - - 30
TR20 Substitute Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TR21 Reversal Pokemon Fighting Image - 100 15
TR26 Endure Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Pokemon Normal Image - - 10
TR31 Iron Tail Pokemon Steel Image 100 75 15
TR32 Crunch Pokemon Dark Image 80 100 15
TR42 Hyper Voice Pokemon Normal Image 90 100 10
TR53 Close Combat Pokemon Fighting Image 120 100 5
TR64 Focus Blast Pokemon Fighting Image 120 70 5
TR74 Iron Head Pokemon Steel Image 80 100 15
TR85 Work Up Pokemon Normal Image - - 30
TR86 Wild Charge Pokemon Electric Image 90 100 15
TR90 Play Rough Pokemon Fairy Image 90 90 10
TR97 Psychic Fangs Pokemon Psychic Image 85 100 10

Learnset through a Move Tutor

Move Type Power Acc. PP
Steel Beam Pokemon Steel Image 140 95 5

Learnset via Egg Moves

This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

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