Pokemon Black and White spotlight: Marakacchi, Ishizumai, Zuruggu and their evolutions

Zuruggu
#066 Unova / #559 National
Type:
Dark/Fighting
Species classification: Molting Pokemon
Abilities:
Shed Skin – 1/3 chance of healing user's status ailment each turn
Moxie – Boosts attack by one stage each time user directly KOs an opponent
Dream World abilities: Intimidate – Lowers opponents Attack one level; decreases encounter rate with lower-level wild Pokemon
Location found (Black/White): Routes 4 and 18, Resort Desert
Wild hold items: Shed Shell (rare)
Egg groups: Ground, Dragon
Capture rate: 180
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 1 Attack
Evolution family: Zuruggu > Zuruzukin at level 39

Zuruzukin
#067 Unova / #560 National
Type:
Dark/Fighting
Species classification: Scoundrel Pokemon
Abilities:
Shed Skin – 1/3 chance of healing user's status ailment each turn
Moxie – Boosts attack by one stage each time user directly KOs an opponent
Dream World abilities: Intimidate – Lowers opponents Attack one level; decreases encounter rate with lower-level wild Pokemon
Location found (Black/White): Evolve Zuruggu
Egg groups: Ground, Dragon
Gender ratio: 50/50
Experience at lvl 100: 1,000,000
Base stats: 65 HP / 90 Atk / 115 Def / 45 SAtk / 115 SDef / 58 Spd / 488 Total
Effort values: 1 Defense, 1 Special Defense
Evolution family: Zuruggu > Zuruzukin at level 39

We've saved the best for last this week – Zuruggu and Zuruzukin are winners all around. First, we love Pokemon with unique typing, and they're the only Dark/Fighting dual-types to date, and the only part-Fighting-types with an immunity to Psychic attacks. These are well-rounded Pokemon both offensively and defensively too, with solid Defense and Special Defense stats and a respectable physical Attack.

Zuruzukin can be used as a defensive tank that's also capable of dealing out some hits, so we'd go for a stat boosting move like Bulk Up to boost Defense and Attack, one Dark and one Fighting STAB attack each, and one good recovery move so that he can keep soaking up damage (Rest is a good choice).

Previous Pokemon B&W spotlights:
The starters and their evolutions
Minezumi, Yorterii, Choroneko and their evolutions.
The monkey trio and their evolutions
Munna, Mamepato, Shimama and their evolutions
The ghosts of Isshu
Victini
Dangoro, Koromori and their evolutions
Tabunne, Moguryuu and and Doryuuzu
Otamaro, Dokkora and their evolutions
Nageki and Dageki
Kurumiru, Fushide and their evolutions
Monmen, Churine and their evolutions
The Ice-types
Basurao, Sandile, Darumakka and their evolutions

Jan 22, 2011