Linoone is a Normal type Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It evolves from Zigzagoon starting at level 20. In Galar, Linoone has a Dark and Normal type regional form. It evolves from Galarian Zigzagoon starting at level 20 and evolves into Obstagoon when leveled up at night starting at level 35. Take a look below for 24 awesome and interesting facts about Linoone.
1. Linoone is a slender bodied, quadruped Pokemon.
2. Most of its fur is white, but it has several brown stripes.
3. One long stripe stretches the length of its body before ending in an arrowhead shape on its forehead.
4. The are additional stripes on each side of its bushy tail and on its cheeks.
5. It has sharp, elongated claws and small pointed teeth.
6. It has small, tuft-like ears, long cheek fur, and blue eyes.
7. Linoone can run up to 60 miles per hour, but has to stop before it can make a turn.
8. It often fails to catch prey due to only being able to run in a straight line.
9. When it sees prey underwater in ponds, it leaps in and uses its sharp claws to catch the prey.
10. As shown in the anime, Linoone has an attraction to anything round, and will grab any orb-shaped object it sees if given the chance.
11. It often carries a snatched object in its expandable cheek pouches and deposits it in any of a number of secret stashes it keep on its territory.
12. Linoone tends to live in grasslands.
13. In Galar, Linoone has a black and white color scheme due to harsh environment in the region among with competition. This allows its survival instinct to improve, leading to the ability to evolve into Obstagoon. Its eyes are red while covered with a stripe shaped like a shooting star. It has longer claws with grey fur surrounding the front feet. It also has sharp teeth on the upper mouth with a long red tongue sticking out.
14. Linoone is the only Pokémon that can use the Mix Elixir in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky.
15. Linoone has the same Hoenn Pokédex and Central Kalos Pokédex numbers.
16. Linoone’s appearance is possibly a cross between the European or Japanese badger and a member of the weasel and/or ferret family, or it may possibly be based on the ferret-badger or striped polecat. It also shares the same color scheme of tanukis and raccoons. Its stripes slightly resemble flames and lightning, which may be a reference to race cars, who typically use these patterns on their vehicles for show. Linoone may also be based on the legendary Kamaitachi, which is usually depicted as 3 lightning fast weasels who wield razor-sharp claws which tear into their victims. It may also be based on the Ramidreju: a long, weasel-like creature, who has a desire for gold, which may have been the basis of Linoone’s obsession for round objects.
17. Galarian Linoone appears to be based off European Badgers, with traits of Glam rock bands.
18. Linoone may be a combination of line (referring to its fur pattern and unusual habits) and raccoon or raccoon dog.
19. Galarian Linoone are know to be rash and fearless. It prefers recklessly challenging opponents that are stronger than itself. Linoone is known to use its long tongue to taunt opponents. Once the foe is fully enraged, Linoone will hurl itself at the opponent, tackling them by force. These traits make Galarian Linoone very popular among unhappy and angry youths in Galar, who have nowhere to take out their anger and frustrations on. By charging at up to 60 miles per hour, it can deliver powerful Tackles and Headbutts with enough destructive force to even knock away a car. Linoone can be thrown off balance should it miss, however.
20. Linoone made its main series debut in Showdown at Linoone, under the ownership of Kimmy Shoney. Nicknamed “Tokin”, it had developed a bad habit of stealing anything in sight. It was seen outside of its Poké Ball.
21. Three Linoone appeared in The Green Guardian, where Solana used her Capture Styler to receive their assistance in slashing vines created by a Celebi.
22. Five Linoone appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, under the ownership of Damos. In the original timeline set up by the movie, three of them were used by Damos, who was under Hypnosis, to attack Arceus with Shock Wave. When Ash and his friends traveled to the past to prevent this, Marcus, the one responsible for hypnotizing Damos, managed to use the Linoone again to attack Arceus.
23. A Linoone appeared in The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!. It was playing with a Pokémon Breeder’s Teddiursa and a Bidoof when they were all attacked by a rampaging Salamence. Linoone was then taken to a Pokémon Center by Serena and Bonnie, and healed with the help of Nurse Joy and her Wigglytuff.
24. Multiple Linoone debuted in a cameo in Jirachi: Wish Maker as some of the residents of Forina, Jirachi’s home.