Zangoose, Tyranitar, Dunsparce! - The ExtraDex #2 is the second episode of The ExtraDex! series. It is hosted by Rival Jimmy and it covers Zangoose, Tyranitar, and Dunsparce! It was aired on February 17th, 2014 and can be viewed here.

"Every week on The ExtraDex, Jimmy updates past episodes with new trivia and battle strategy from Pokemon X and Y, three at a time! This week, we find out a new strategy for Zangoose, the inspiration for Mega-Tyranitar, and...Dunsparce." - Youtube description


New/Updated TriviaEdit


General InfoEdit

  • On route 8 in Pokemon Y, a Seviper horde will have a single Zangoose fight each other, while in Pokemon X, a Zangoose horde will be seen fighting with a single Seviper

New/Updated Batle StrategyEdit


Toxic Boost Sweeper Edit

  • Item: Toxic Orb
  • Ability: Toxic Boost
  • Nature: Jolly (+Speed, -Sp. Attack)
  • EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Sp. Def / 252 Spe
  • Moves:
    • Facade
    • Close Combat
    • Night Slash*
    • Power-Up Punch
  • Facade and Close Combat are two strong moves on Zangoose with the former being boosted if Zangoose is already afflicted by the Toxic Orb
  • Zangoose got access to the gen 6 move Power-Up Punch which boosts your Atk by one stage when used which can be ued over the common Swords Dance


New/Updated TriviaEdit


General InfoEdit

  • Tyranitar received a mega evolution in gen 6
  • His design more directly incorporates elements of Larvitar and Pupitar, most notably Larvitar's red stomach and unicorn horn and represantation of Pupitar's face on Tyranitar's chest

In-Depth TriviaEdit

  • Back in 1993, Toho released a game for the Super Nintendo called Super Godzilla, which featured a monster of the same name but is essentially a more powerful version of Godzilla
  • He never appeared beyond the one game and never officially depicted anywhere beyond his 16-bit sprite, but in 1994, Toho released a movie featuring Space Godzilla which incorporated many of Tyranitar-Mega's design elements
    • Tyranitar-Mega's horn and shoulder spikes appear similar to those of Space Godzilla

New/Updated Battle StraegyEdit

Special Defensive TankEdit

  • Item: Assault Vest
  • Ability: Sand Stream
  • Nature: Sassy (+Sp. Defense, -Speed)
  • EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 Sp. Def
  • Moves:
    • Crunch
    • Rock Slide
    • Pursuit
    • Fire Blast/Ice Beam
  • The Assault Vest hold item + Sandstorm boosts Tyranitar's Sp. Def by 225% in total
  • Crunch and Rok Slide are good STAB moves
  • Pursuit can be used against less bulky sweepers
  • Fire Blast or Ice Beam can be used for a special coverage move

Dragon Dance SweeperEdit

  • Item: Tyranitarite
  • Ability: Sand Stream
  • Nature: Jolly (+Speed, -Sp. Attack)
  • EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Sp. Def / 252 Spe
  • Moves:
    • Dragon Dance
    • Stone Edge
    • Earthquake
    • Crunch
  • It's higher speed allowed it to use Dragon Dance effectively which makes him one of the deadliest physical sweepers in the game
  • Stone Edge and Crunch are powerful STAB moves while Earthquake is a good for coverage


New/Updated TriviaEdit

(no new trivia)

New/Updated Battle StrategyEdit

(no new battle strategy)