Zorua < Zoroark > Minccino

Species Type
Illusion Fox Pokémon Dark.png
Number Ability
#571 Illusion
Height Weight
5'3" (1.6m) 178.8lbs (81.1kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5% Female: 12.5%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Zorua None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field 45
Tier EV Yield
UU/OU 2 Special Attack Points

Zoroark (ゾロアーク) is the 77th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Dark Type, and it is known as the Illusion Fox Pokémon.

Zoroark uses the Illusion Ability. Upon being sent into battle, it will take on the appearance and name of the last Pokémon that hasn't fainted in your 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.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

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.

[edit] Gender Differences

Zoroark doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

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 WiFi 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.

A Zoroark can be obtained in Black 2 and White 2 by evolving the Zorua given to you in Driftveil City.

Wild Zoroark can be found at Route 20 and Pokémon Village in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

[edit] Spin-off Games

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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Wild Zoroark make an appearance in The Island of Illusions!.

[edit] Movies

Zoroark in Zoroark: Master of Illusions

Zoroark was featured in Pokémon Movie 13: Zoroark: Master of Illusions, and was one of the Pokémon featured within the film.

[edit] Manga

Zoroark's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Zoroark is a viable option in both the Under-Utilized and Over-Utilized Tiers of Competitive Battling. Anyone who lets their guard down against this Pokémon could be in big trouble, as it has a high Special Attack, Speed and Attack, along with a movepool that covers just enough bases to be dangerous. Fighting-Types are its biggest problem; its low Defenses make it vulnerable to being knocked off if it takes a hit from an attack that has high Base Power.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White Event Lostlorn Forest
Black2/White2 None Evolve Zorua
XY Uncommon Route 20 (Grass)
Route 20 (Red Flowers)
XY Uncommon Pokémon Village (Purple Flowers)
Pokémon Village (Yellow Flowers)

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A

II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A

III Pokémon Ruby N/A
III Pokémon Sapphire N/A
III Pokémon Emerald N/A
III Pokémon FireRed N/A
III Pokémon LeafGreen N/A

IV Pokémon Diamond N/A
IV Pokémon Pearl N/A
IV Pokémon Platinum N/A
IV Pokémon HeartGold N/A
IV Pokémon SoulSilver N/A

V Pokémon Black Bonds between these Pokémon are very strong. It protects the safety of its pack by tricking its opponents.
V Pokémon White Each has the ability to fool a large group of people simultaneously. They protect their lair with illusory scenery.
V Pokémon Black 2 Stories say those tried to catch Zoroark were trapped in an illusion and punished.
V Pokémon White 2 Stories say those tried to catch Zoroark were trapped in an illusion and punished.

VI Pokémon X Each has the ability to fool a large group of people simultaneously. They protect their lair with illusory scenery.
VI Pokémon Y Bonds between these Pokémon are very strong. It protects the safety of its pack by tricking its opponents.
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 230 324 -
193 215 309 339
112 125 219 240
Sp. Atk
220 245 339 372
Sp. Def
112 125 219 240
193 215 309 339

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start U-turn Bug.png 70 100 Physical
Start Scratch Normal.png 40 100 Physical
Start Leer Normal.png N/A 100 Status
Pursuit Dark.png 40 100 Physical
Hone Claws Dark.png N/A N/A Status
13 Fury Swipes Normal.png 18 80 Physical
17 Faint Attack Dark.png 60 100 Physical
21 Scary Face Normal.png N/A 100 Status
25 Taunt Dark.png N/A 100 Status
29 Foul Play Dark.png 95 100 Physical
30 Night Slash Dark.png 70 100 Physical
34 Torment Dark.png N/A 100 Status
39 Agility Psychic.png N/A N/A Status
44 Embargo Dark.png N/A 100 Status
49 Punishment Dark.png N/A 100 Physical
54 Nasty Plot Dark.png N/A N/A Status
59 Imprison Psychic.png N/A N/A Status
64 Night Daze Dark.png 85 95 Special

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM05 Roar Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM12 Taunt Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.png 80 100 Special
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.png 90 100 Special
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM41 Torment Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM46 Thief Dark.png 40 100 Physical
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.png 65 100 Physical
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.png 120 70 Special
TM56 Fling Dark.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM59 Incinerate Fire.png 60 100 Special
TM63 Embargo Dark.png -- 100 Status
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.png 70 100 Physical
TM66 Payback Dark.png 50 100 Physical
TM67 Retaliate Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.png -- -- Status
TM77 Psych Up Normal.png -- -- Status
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.png  ?? 100 Special
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM89 U-turn Bug.png 70 100 Physical
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Secret Power Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM95 Snarl Dark.png 55 95 Special
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Detect Fighting.png -- --% Status
Captivate Normal.png -- 100% Status
Dark Pulse Dark.png 80 100% Special
Snatch Dark.png -- --% Status
Memento Dark.png -- 100% Status
Sucker Punch Dark.png 80 100% Physical
Extrasensory Psychic.png 80 100% Special
Counter Fighting.png -- 100% Physical

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Bounce Flying.png 85 85% Physical
Covet Normal.png 60 100% Physical
Dark Pulse Dark.png 80 100% Special
Foul Play Dark.png 95 100% Physical
Hyper Voice Normal.png 90 100% Special
Knock Off Dark.png 20 100% Physical
Low Kick Fighting.png  ?? 100% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snatch Dark.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Spite Ghost.png -- 100% Status
Trick Psychic.png -- 100% Status
Uproar Normal.png 90 100% Special

[edit] Zorua Exclusive Moves

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
9 Fake Tears Dark.png N/A 100 Status

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Zorua Zoroark
Level 30

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

[edit] Trivia

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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