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Zygarde (JP) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a dual-type Dragon-type/Ground-type Pokémon that made its first appearance in the sixth generation games, X and Y. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, it gained two new forms, 10% and Complete, with the original being renamed to 50% Forme, as well as a Cell mechanic to change between the forms. It is a member of the Aura trio with Xerneas and Yveltal.

Physiology and Behaviour

Zygarde 50% Forme has a serpentine body with green and black markings. Most of its back, head, and neck are black, while the underbelly and the tip of its tail are green. Its eyes are made of four green hexagons, similar to an insect with compound eyes, and there is a thin, white line down the center of its face. Across the back of its neck is a large frill made of five long, flat protrusions that each have two small, green hexagons on them. There are three short tendrils on either side of its chest; they are black on the right and green on the left. Its tail also ends in five tendrils. It has many small, green hexagon markings on its body capable of glowing. This form of Zygarde is thought to monitor those who destroy the ecosystem from deep with its cave. Should the region's ecosystem fall into disarray, it will appear and reveal its power. Zygarde 10% Forme has a relatively small canine body. It is primarily black with a green collar and a leash-like extension on its neck. Additional green markings include: two hexagon markings on its chest, a small hexagon over each eye, the area around its mouth, and its front left paw. There is an elongated, red hexagon marking attached to the collar marking. Its eyes are white hexagons with no discernible pupils and there is a thin, white line on its forehead. On each of its legs are hexagonal extensions: two on the back of each elbow, one behind each knee, and two on each hip. One of the hip extensions is longer than the other on each hip. This form has razor-sharp teeth and is skilled at close range combat. It is also capable of running at speeds greater than 60 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour).

Zygarde 10% Forme has a relatively small canine body. It is primarily black with a green collar and a leash-like extension on its neck. Additional green markings include: two hexagon markings on its chest, a small hexagon over each eye, the area around its mouth, and its front left paw. There is an elongated, red hexagon marking attached to the collar marking. Its eyes are white hexagons with no discernible pupils and there is a thin, white line on its forehead. On each of its legs are hexagonal extensions: two on the back of each elbow, one behind each knee, and two on each hip. One of the hip extensions is longer than the other on each hip. This form has razor-sharp teeth and is skilled at close range combat. It is also capable of running at speeds greater than 60 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour).

Zygarde Complete Forme has a large, humanoid body with a long tail similar to Zygarde 50% Forme's body. There are several flat protrusions around its head and triangular protrusions around its neck. These protrusions create a crown-shape. On its face are three white hexagonal marks: one in the middle of its forehead with a line through it and two that act as eyes. There are an additional five green hexagons on its face: four along the bottom and one in the middle of a short protrusion on top. Each shoulder has two serpentine wings protruding from it. The wings all have an undulating pattern and a hexagon near the tip: blue on the right side and red on the left. There are multiple white protrusions on its body: three on each hand acting as claws, one on each knee, and one and the front of each foot. Additionally, there are green hexagons surrounding its wrists and two under the white protrusions on its knees and feet. Its abdomen has a vertical, hexagonal pattern with a thin, white line on either side. Across its chest is a thin, zigzagging opening that fades between five colors: red, orange, white, cyan, and blue. The chest can open, revealing five cores of each color. Above this opening are two large green, hexagonal marks. Possessing all of its total cells, Zygarde Complete Forme is said to exceed both Xerneas and Yveltal in power. The opening on its chest can radiate enough energy to destroy anything around it. This form only appears to neutralize threats to the ecosystems.

A single Core acts as the brain for the 10% form. This allows it to take action separately from Zygarde's 50% Forme, which comprises its main body, for a short time. Zygarde Complete Forme contains separate Cores for each of its wings and its tail. In this case, each Core can make decisions and act independently of the others.

Zygarde is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the moves Land's Wrath, Thousand Arrows, Thousand Waves, and Core Enforcer.

Appearances

Main Pokémon games

Other Pokémon games

Super Smash Bros. series

Trophy descriptions

In the anime

Origin and inspiration

In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X When the Kalos region's ecosystem falls into disarray, it appears and reveals its secret power.
Pokémon Y It's hypothesized that it's monitoring those who destroy the ecosystem from deep in the cave where it lives.
Pokémon Omega Ruby When the Kalos region's ecosystem falls into disarray, it appears and reveals its secret power.
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire It's hypothesized that it's monitoring those who destroy the ecosystem from deep in the cave where it lives.
Pokémon Sun This is Zygarde's form when it has gathered 50% of its cells. It wipes out all those who oppose it, showing not a shred of mercy.
Pokémon Moon It's thought to be monitoring the ecosystem. There are rumors that even greater power lies hidden within it.

10% Forme

Title Entry
Pokémon Sun Its sharp fangs make short work of finishing off its enemies, but it's unable to maintain this body indefinitely. After a period of time, it falls apart.
Pokémon Moon This is Zygarde's form when about 10% of its cells have been gathered. It runs across the land at speeds greater than 60 mph.

Complete Forme

Title Entry
Pokémon Sun This is Zygarde's form at times when it uses its overwhelming power to suppress those who endanger the ecosystem.
Pokémon Moon This is Zygarde's 100% form. It has enough power to overwhelm even Xerneas or Yveltal.


Game locations

Title Location(s)
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X
Terminus Cave
Pokémon Y
Terminus Cave
Seventh Pokémon generation
Pokémon Sun
Aether Foundation lab on Route 16 (using Zygarde cells)
Pokémon Moon
Aether Foundation lab on Route 16 (using Zygarde cells)


Base Stats

50% Forme

Base Stats
HP 108
Attack 100
Defense 121
Sp. Attack 81
Sp. Defense 95
Speed 95
Total 600

10% Forme

Base Stats
HP 54
Attack 100
Defense 71
Sp. Attack 61
Sp. Defense 85
Speed 115
Total 486

Complete Forme

Base Stats
HP 216
Attack 100
Defense 121
Sp. Attack 91
Sp. Defense 95
Speed 85
Total 708


Moveset

Main article: Zygarde/moveset

Gallery

Renders

Renders
X Y
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