Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ) Bangboo Guide: Tier list, abilities, how to get, and more
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Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ) Bangboo Guide: Tier list, abilities, how to get, and more

Defeat your enemies with cuteness.

Bangboos are adorable creatures, so I’m thrilled they can be sidekicks in battle. Let me explain how to get and use Bangboos, their abilities, a tier list, and much more in our Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ) Bangboo guide.

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How to get Bangboo in Zenless Zone Zero

Let me explain how to get Bangboo before we dive into a heated debate on which is the best.

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As you progress through the main story, you’ll eventually be told to visit Enzo on Sixth Street. This event will happen shortly after the playable tutorial about Hollow Zero. You can visit Enzo anytime by selecting the Remodeling Shop from the Fast Travel menu.

You’ll be given your first Bangboo for free (the glorious “Bagboo”), while the rest can be obtained from the Signal Search.

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You can also target specific S-Rank Bangboo’s by pressing the button in the right corner (pictured above). As with every other Signal Search, you’re not guaranteed to get the Bangboo you want, but it improves your chances.

Instead of Tapes, which you can get with Residual and Fading Signals, you can use Boopons to get Bangboos.

Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ) Bangboo Guide: Tier list, abilities, how to get, and more
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Boopons can be obtained from a few sources (pictured above), so there’s no need to spend premium currency on them.

How to use Bangboo in Zenless Zone Zero

You can do several things with Bangboo, so let’s start with how to use them in battle.

Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ) Bangboo Guide: Tier list, abilities, how to get, and more
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Once you have your first Bangboo, you can add them to your party when selecting your Agents for any commission. Sadly, you can’t take direct control of your Bangboo, but they will wander around in combat and attack enemies.

Some Bangboo’s can also be used in Chain attacks, provided their requirements are met.

How to view, upgrade, and optimize your Bangboos

Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ) Bangboo Guide: Tier list, abilities, how to get, and more
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You can upgrade Bangboos much like you would with Agents, but you must be in the Remodeling Shop to do so. Select the Bangboo you wish to upgrade from the list at the bottom. Once selected, you can increase your Bangboo’s level (System Optimization). You can also increase your Bangboo’s rank if you receive duplicates.

Oddly enough, you can see every Bangboo in the Remodelling shop, including ones you don’t own. Your Bangboo’s are colored in and are all on the left of the list.

All Bangboo’s and abilities listed

At the time of writing, there are 20 Bangboo in Zenless Zone Zero, 8 S-Rank, and 12 A-Rank. As we can target-farm S-Ranks, we can pull for specific desired abilities. If you need help deciding which Bangboo to focus on, here are the skills for every S-Rank:

S-Rank BangbooAbilities
BangvolverRevolver of Fortune: Fires random bullets, dealing Physical Damage and Physical Anomaly Buildup
Luck is Skill: Bangboo Chain attack inflicts 100% more Anomaly Buildup when there are two or more Physical Attribute Agents on the team.
Lucky Trigger: Bangboo Chain attack fires continuous shots at the target, dealing Physical Damage and accumulating massive Physical Anomaly Buildup.
ButlerTea Break: Creates snacks that generate energy for Agents.
Personal Butler: Active skill grants 20% additional energy when two or more Victoria Housekeeping Co. Agents are on the team.
Afternoon Dessert: Bangboo Chain attack deals massive Physical Damage as a ranged attack.
SharkbooDrylands Shark Hunt: Plants a homing trap which deals Ice Damage and accumulates Ice Anomaly Buildup.
Cold Surge: Bangboo Chain attack inflicts 100% more Anomaly Buildup when there are two or more Ice Attribute Agents on the team.
Relentless Pursuit: Bangboo Chain attack summons a trap which deals massive Ice Damage and Ice Anomaly Buildup.

Resonaboo

Mini-Black Hole: Summons a Black Hole that pulls in enemies, deals Ether Damage and accumulates Ether Anomaly Buildup.
Radiation Effect: Chain attack inflicts 100% more Anomaly Buildup when there are two or more Ether Attribute Agents on the team.
Primordial Black Hole: Bangboo Chain attack throws an Ether Bomb, which inflicts Ether damage and causes massive Ether Anomaly Buildup.
PlugbooShock Sniper: Unleases an EM Cannon attack, dealing Electric Damage and causing Electric Anomaly Buildup.
Electromancer: Chain attack inflicts 100% more Anomaly Buildup when there are two or more Electric Attribute Agents on the team.
High-Voltage Resistance: Unleashes a strong Electric attack on all nearby enemies. The attack deals Electric Damage and causes massive Electric Anomaly Buildup.
RocketbooBoom!: Bangboo mounts a rocket and charges at enemies, dealing Fire Damage and accumulating Fire Anomaly Buildup.
Refueling: Chain attack inflicts 100% more Anomaly Buildup when two or more Fire Attribute Agents are on the team.
Ka-Boom Express Shipping: Chain attack mounts a rocket and charges at targets. The rocket explodes when it hits a target, causing widespread Fire Damage and massive Fire Anomaly Buildup.
AmillionPortable Machine Gun – Debt Clearer: Builds a machine gun and constantly shoots enemies, dealing massive Physical Damage.
Street Code: Bangboo Chain Attack damage increases with fewer enemies in combat, up to a maximum of 45%. Two Cunning Hares are required for this ability.
Portable Machine Gun – Gattling Debt Clearer: Bangboo Chain attack uses machine guns to deal massive Physical Damage.
SafetyBoring Burst: Bangboo enters a driving state and charges at enemies with a drill attack, which deals Physical Damage.
Drill Team Mobilization: Bangboo Chain Attack damage increases by 20%, with an additional 20% if the enemy is Burning or Shocked. Two or more Belobog Heavy Industry units are required.
Demolition Drill: Bangboo charges at enemies with a multi-hit drill attack, which deals massive Physical Damage.

Bangboo S-Rank Tier List

As you can see from the abilities above, Bangboo’s aren’t created equally. As with any ranked list, take this with a grain of salt, as the game is new, and we’ve not discovered everything.

Some Bangboo’s are powerful but have niche applications. For example, I’m rocking Bangvolver because Billy is my favorite Agent, and their abilities synergize nicely. Bangvolver is excellent for my team but utterly useless on a team that doesn’t utilize Physical Damage.

S-Tier

  • Sharkboo
  • Butler

A-Tier

  • Bangvolver
  • Resonaboo
  • Plugboo
  • Rocketboo
  • Amilion

B-Tier

  • Safety

Bangboo Tier List explained

We’ll update this guide if testing reveals wildly different results.

I’ve placed Sharkboo at the top, as Ellen is an Ice Agent and arguably the best DPS unit in the game. I’ve also ranked Butler as S-Tier because every team will benefit from the Energy Boost.

All A-tier Bangboo’s are viable but require a specific team to work with. If your team leans into a particular type of damage, the matching Bangboo will provide welcome gains.

The only Bangboo I’m unsure about is Safety. A 20% damage boost sounds insignificant compared to Amilion, for example, which does 45%. Safety can be given a 40% damage boost, but only if your opponents are afflicted with specific debuffs. I’m not sold on the ability descriptions, but I can’t say for sure without thorough testing.

If you’re still getting to grips with the lingo in ZZZ, make sure you swat up on the currencies first. The terminology may be overwhelming at first, but you’ll get the hang of it if you keep playing.


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Anthony is a freelance writer for PC Invasion and has worked in the industry for four years. He's furiously competitive and is always looking for the next big multiplayer hit. Anthony thrives in high-stakes games like Escape From Tarkov and Sea of Thieves. He is also passionate about speedrunning and always looks forward to the next GDQ and ESA events. When he's not grinding leaderboards, Anthony enjoys visiting Arcades, retro gaming, and horror movies.
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