Zamazenta is a Fighting-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.
While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Zamazenta has a second form activated by giving it a Rusted Shield to hold. Its original form, Hero of Many Battles, will then become the Fighting/Steel-type Crowned Shield.
Zamazenta is the game mascot of Pokémon Shield, appearing on the boxart in its Crowned Shield form. It is a member of the Hero duo with Zacian.
The Crowned Shield form causes Zamazenta to generate a set of golden armor covering the front of its body like a shield; while the side portion normally covers its forelimbs, it can slide forward to allow Zamazenta to use Behemoth Bash or protect itself from frontal attacks more effectively. Its ponytail also grows to cover most of its backside.
By absorbing metal particles, Zamazenta can change to its other form in battle. In legends, it is known as the Fighting Master's Shield due to its ability to defect any attacks. Zamazenta is both feared and respected by all. By becoming a statue, it can rest for eons; even while asleep, it can cast illusions including a projection of itself. Zamazenta is capable of flying. It is variously believed to be the younger sibling or the rival of Zacian. When together with Zacian, it cancels out the power of Eternatus, even in the powerful Eternamax form.
Zamazenta's regal and majestic movements enable it to overwhelm opponents who face off against it. Zamazenta fends off the attacks of foes by using the golden shield that covers its front. The shield's strength is so formidable that even the sharp claws of Dragon-type Pokémon cannot leave a single scratch upon it. No battlefield, no matter how terrible, can make Zamazenta flinch in its resolve. It charges at enemies head-on with the impregnable shield-like armor that serves as a weapon. By bashing the enemies with its full might, it is said that the power can cause cracks in the land and that the resulting shockwaves can lay waste to hundreds of enemies. By using its signature move, it can go through towering mountains.
Zamazenta is the only known Pokémon capable of using Behemoth Bash.