Zoroark uses the Illusion Ability. Upon being sent into battle, it will take on the appearance and name of the last Pokémon that has not fainted in the Trainer's party. However, the effects of this Ability break when an attack does damage to it, excluding any Entry Hazards or from the effects of the weather.
Zorua can evolve into Zoroark starting at Level 30.
Zoroark is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Zoroark 1,059,860 experience points to reach level 100.
Zoroark takes on the appearance of a bipedial dark fox with spike-like growths in its hair. Its hair grows long and is tied into a braid at its lower back.
Zoroark doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
Zoroark appears as an Event Pokémon in Black and White at Lostlorn Forest. The event can be unlocked by the special Legendary Dog Pokémon given out at screenings of the 13th movie, as well as over Wi-Fi and Gamestop to any of the main Generation IV games (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Heart Gold and Soul Silver), events that have already passed. However, PokéTransfer won't unlock this event. This event can only be unlocked by transferring said event Pokémon by way of a method called the Relocator. Zoroark is at Level 25.
Zoroark appears at Windmill Way in the Arbor Area in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. To befriend it, you'll have to defeat it in battle, but the battle takes place at Wish Park. This will also befriend Zorua, but this will also allow you to call Zoroark into battle.
Zoroark can only be obtained by evolving Zorua in Pokémon Conquest.
Trading Card Game
Zoroark appears in six sets, the Everyone's Exciting Battle gift set, and twice within the Black/White Promos set. Zoroark is listed as a Rare Card in the Black&White, Emerging Powers, Dark Explorers, Legendary Treasures and XY sets, and as a Hidden Shiny Holo Rare Card in the Next Destinies set.
Wild Zoroark make an appearance in The Island of Illusions!.
Zoroark was featured in Pokémon Movie 13: Zoroark: Master of Illusions, and was one of the Pokémon featured within the film.
Zoroark's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Zoroark is a part of the Borderline 2 (BL2) tier of competitive battling, which means that it is banned from the Rarelyused (RU) tier but not used enough to be a part of the Underused (UU) tier. With an extremely unique ability in Illusion, Zoroark can play mind games with the opponent and end up luring a certain defensive Pokémon that can be taken out. It has solid mixed offenses and two wonderful set up moves in Swords Dance and Nasty Plot. Its movepool offers numerous coverage options and it hits a solid Speed tier that allows it to outspeed Pokémon like Krookodile and Hydreigon. Zoroark's best set is a Choice Specs set that can dish out heavy damage with Dark Pulse while having good coverage moves in Focus Blast, Sludge Bomb, Flamethrower, and Grass Knot. Other sets include a Swords Dance set that can dish out heavy damage with STAB Knock Off and Sucker Punch, a Nasty Plot set that boosts Zoroark's Special Attack to frightening levels, and a mixed attacker set that can dish out heavy damage with great coverage. However, Zoroark is far from flawless, as it suffers from being rather frail, being beaten by many of the prominent Fairy and Fighting-types in the tier, and having competition in the form of Mega Houndoom, Hydreigon, and Mega Absol, all of which have much greater potential to being threatening than Zoroark to a team, although Illusion allows for Zoroark to distinguish itself.
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Zoroark was first revealed in February of 2010 along with Zorua. They are both Event Pokémon and were the first Generation V Pokémon to be revealed.
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