Reshiram < Zekrom > Landorus
Deep Black Pokémon
Dragon.gif Electric.gif
9'6" (2.9m)
760.6 lbs (345kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless
Female: Genderless
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Zekrom (ゼクロム) is the 150th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Dragon/Electric type, and is known as the Deep Black Pokémon.

Zekrom uses the Teravolt Ability. Teravolt is just like the Ability Mold Breaker, only with a fancier name. Teravolt cancels out effects of any ability that would stop or limit the effects and moves itselves used by the Pokémon with this Ability.

Zekrom doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.

Zekrom is in the Undiscovered Egg Group; like most Legendary Pokémon Zekrom cannot breed. It takes Zekrom 1,250,000 Experience Points for it to reach Level 100.




Zekrom takes on the appearance of a large, dark dragon. Its tail occasionally glows in a bluish hue similar to that of a lightning bolt.

Gender Differences

Zekrom is a genderless Pokémon species.

Game Information

Original Games

Zekrom is exclusive to Pokémon White, being essential to catch to continue with the story-line. It appears at N's Castle. N also has one in Pokémon Black, but is unable to be caught. Zekrom appears at Dragonspiral Tower in Black 2.

In Black 2 and White 2, a Zekrom can be merged with Kyurem to form Black Kyurem by using the DNA Link Pin.

Spin-off Games

Zekrom appears at Wish Park in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond after befriending Landorus and obtaining an item from Reuniclus, an item that can only be obtained after Reuniclus uses the power of Tornadus, Thundurus and the aforementioned Landorus to power an electronic device. The item, a stone, activates a portal in Wish Park's Throne Room. To befriend Zekrom you'll have to face it in battle.

Zekrom appears within the Dragon Nation in Pokémon Conquest. In addition to needing the Devil Stone, Nobunaga, Ranmaru and Mitsuhide need to be at Rank 2.

Trading Card Game

Four Zekrom Cards are listed in the Black/White Promo set, one of which is a Zekrom EX Card. Zekrom is listed as a Rare Card in the Black&White and Next Destinies sets, and as an Ultra Rare Card in the Black&White and Next Destinies (2 EX) sets.

Anime/Manga Information


A Wild Zekrom appears during the episode In The Shadow of Zekrom! A thunderbolt discharged by Zekrom hit Ash's Pikachu, temporarily disabling its electrical attacks.


Zekrom appears in both versions of Pokémon Movie 14. In the Black version Zekrom is aligned with Damon; in the White version Zekrom makes its allegiance with Ash.


Zekrom's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Zekrom currently resides in the Uber tier of competitive battling. With a great STAB combination and high base power moves in Bolt Strike, Draco Meteor, and Outrage, Zekrom is not to be underestimated as an offensive threat. It is capable of luring in Ground-types and nuking them with massive damage. Zekrom's best set is its Hone Claws set that gives it reasonably strong power and allows for it to break through specific Pokémon with an Attack boost. The Hone Claws set can choose to run Substitute to improve its matchup against stall, especially against defensive pests like Ferrothorn that cannot break Zekrom's Substitutes easily. Since it is immune to paralysis, Zekrom is a good user of Choice Scarf and can act as a decent revenge killer and pivot thanks to Volt Switch. A Life Orb set gives Zekrom decent wallbreaking capabilities by giving it a mixed attacker route that can surprise defensive walls expecting a physical attack. A Choice Band set gives Zekrom immediate power off the bat and allows for it to heavily damage the opposition. Unfortunately, Zekrom does suffer from the massive presence of Primal Groudon, a Pokémon fully capable of shutting down Zekrom and forcing it out. Zekrom's STAB attacks are not very easily spammable, as Fairy and Ground types are immune to one of Zekrom's STABs and can take advantage, especially if Zekrom has a Choice item. 90 base Speed is very average in the tier, as Zekrom is outsped by a large portion of the metagame, including Latios, Xerneas, and Mewtwo.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black None Trade
White Only One N's Castle
Dragonspiral Tower
Black 2 Only One Dragonspiral Tower
White 2 None Trade
Omega Ruby None Trade, Transfer
Alpha Sapphire Only One Fabled Cave

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black Concealing itself in lightning clouds, it flies throughout the Unova region. It creates electricity in its tail.
White This Pokémon appears in legends. In its tail, it has a giant generator that creates electricity.
Black 2 This legendary Pokémon can scorch the world with lightning. It assists those who want to build an ideal world.
White 2 This legendary Pokémon can scorch the world with lightning. It assists those who want to build an ideal world.
VI X This legendary Pokémon can scorch the world with lightning. It assists those who want to build an ideal world.
Y Concealing itself in lightning clouds, it flies throughout the Unova region. It creates electricity in its tail.
Omega Ruby This legendary Pokémon can scorch the world with lightning. It assists those who want to build an ideal world.
Alpha Sapphire Concealing itself in lightning clouds, it flies throughout the Unova region. It creates electricity in its tail.


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 310 404 .
274 305 399 438
220 245 339 372
Sp. Atk
220 245 339 372
Sp. Def
184 205 299 328
166 185 279 306


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Thunder Fang Electric.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Dragon Rage Dragon.gif ?? 100 Special.png
8 Imprison Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
15 Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
22 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 95 100 Special.png
29 Dragonbreath Dragon.gif 60 100 Special.png
36 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
43 Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png
50 Fusion Bolt Electric.gif 100 100 Physical.png
54 Dragon Claw Dragon.gif 80 100 Physical.png
64 Imprison Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
71 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
78 Thunder Electric.gif 120 70 Special.png
85 Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png
92 Hyper Voice Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
100 Bolt Strike Electric.gif 130 85 Physical.png


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM72 Volt Switch Electric.gif 70 100 Special.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM91 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM02 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Zekrom cannot breed.

Via Move Tutor

All Generation 5 Games

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Draco Meteor Dragon.gif 140 90 Special.png

Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 90 100 Special.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Hyper Voice Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Magnet Rise Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Evolution Line


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages


  • Zekrom was first revealed on May 28, 2010. It first appeared on the website at the same time as Reshiram. Reshiram, Pikachu, and Zekrom were apart of a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in 2010.

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