Zoroark

Zoroark
ゾロアーク
Zoroark.png
Zorua < Zoroark > Minccino
Category
Type
Illusion Fox Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#571
Height
Weight
5'3" (1.6m)
178.8lbs (81.1kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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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 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.

Contents

Biology

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.

Gender Differences

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

Game Information

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 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.

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 Y. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the only way to obtain one is by evolving a Zorua.

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Zoroark can be caught in the wild at Poni Grove.

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.

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.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

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

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.


Manga

Zoroark's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

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.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White Event Lostlorn Forest
Black 2/White 2 None Evolve Zorua
X/Y 5% Route 20
X/Y 10% Pokémon Village
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Evolve Zorua
Sun/Moon None Transfer or Trade
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon 20% Poni Grove

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black Bonds between these Pokémon are very strong. It protects the safety of its pack by tricking its opponents.
White Each has the ability to fool a large group of people simultaneously. They protect their lair with illusory scenery.
Black 2 Stories say those tried to catch Zoroark were trapped in an illusion and punished.
White 2 Stories say those tried to catch Zoroark were trapped in an illusion and punished.
VI X Each has the ability to fool a large group of people simultaneously. They protect their lair with illusory scenery.
Y Bonds between these Pokémon are very strong. It protects the safety of its pack by tricking its opponents.
Omega Ruby Each has the ability to fool a large group of people simultaneously. They protect their lair with illusory scenery.
Alpha Sapphire Bonds between these Pokémon are very strong. It protects the safety of its pack by tricking its opponents.
VII Sun Not Available
Moon Not Available
Ultra Sun It doesn’t just transform itself—it also has the power to make hundreds of people see its illusions.
Ultra Moon If it thinks humans are going to discover its den, Zoroark shows them visions that make them wander around in the woods.
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
60
. 230 324 .
Atk
105
193 215 309 339
Def
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Atk
120
220 245 339 372
Sp. Def
60
112 125 219 240
Speed
105
193 215 309 339

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Evolve Night Slash Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Start Night Daze Dark.gif 85 95 Special.png
Start Imprison Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Start U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
5 Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
9 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
13 Fury Swipes Normal.gif 18 80 Physical.png
17 Feint Attack Dark.gif 60 -- Physical.png
21 Scary Face Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
25 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
29 Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
34 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
39 Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
44 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
49 Punishment Dark.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
54 Nasty Plot Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
59 Imprison Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
64 Night Daze Dark.gif 85 95 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.gif 65 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM63 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.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
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM95 Snarl Dark.gif 55 95 Special.png
TM97 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Captivate Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Copycat Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
Detect Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
Extrasensory Psychic.gif 80 100 Special.png
Memento Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Sucker Punch Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Via Move Tutor

Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bounce Flying.gif 85 85 Physical.png
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
Hyper Voice Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Laser Focus Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Low Kick Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 50 100 Special.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Throat Chop Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Trick Psychic.gif -- 100 Other.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png

Zorua Exclusive Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
9 Fake Tears Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 160*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 140*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 175 -- Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 160 -- Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 160 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 175*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
[[Acid Downpour*]] Poison.gif 175 -- Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 160 -- Physical.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 30
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Zoroark

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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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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