Garbodor < Zorua > Zoroark
Tricky Fox Pokémon
2'4" (0.7m)
27.6lbs (12.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Zorua (ゾロア) is the 76th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Dark-Type, and it is known as the Tricky Fox Pokémon.

Zorua uses the Illusion Ability, which causes it to take on the appearance and name of the last Pokémon in its Trainers' party that hasn't fainted. The Illusion will break when an attack does damage excluding the effects of the weather or damage from an Entry Hazard.

Zorua gain the opportunity to evolve into Zoroark starting at Level 30.

Zorua is in the Field Egg Group, and it takes approximately 6,400 Steps for its Egg to hatch. It takes Zorua 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Zoroua looks like a Fox with a gray-ish color to the fur, and red and black located at the tuft on the head, above the eyes and on the feet. It also has a large whirl shaped tuft of fur in the middle of its forehead, tipped with red. It has a mane of hair around its neck, the same color as its fur. It also has a small, tufted tail at the back.

Gender Differences

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

Game Information

Original Games

Zorua can be obtained at Castelia City by transferring an Event Celebi from a Generation IV game to Pokémon Black and White by using the Relocator. It is at Level 10. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, it can be obtained in Driftveil City from Rood.

In Pokémon X and Y, the only way to obtain Zorua is to breed a Zoroark. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can be caught in the wild at Route 101 using the DexNav feature of the PokéNav Plus, after the defeat or capture of Groudon or Kyogre.

Zorua can be found on Route 1 in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Spin-off Games

Zorua appears at Windmill Way in the Arbor Area in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond. To befriend Zorua you'll have to befriend Zoroark.

Zorua appears as a Wild Pokémon at random in Pokémon Conquest if Kotaro is travelling within your squad.

Trading Card Game

Zorua is listed in five sets, the Journey Friends Promo in Japan, a 2011 McDonalds Promo, the Everyone's Exciting Battle gift set, and in the Black/White Promo (3) set. Zorua is listed as a Common Card in the Black&White, Emerging Powers, Dark Explorers (2), Legendary Treasures and XY sets.

Anime/Manga Information


A trainer named Luke used a Zorua in a five-episode stretch starting with Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight!" and concluding with The Club Battle Finale: A Heroes Outcome!


Zorua in Phantom Champion Zoroark

Zorua appears in Pokémon Movie 13: Zoroark: Master of Illusions and is one of the main Pokémon that appears in the film.


Zorua's Manga Info is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Zorua is listed in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White Event Castelia City
Black 2/White 2 Only One Gift from Rood at Driftveil City
X/Y None Breed Zoroark
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire DexNav Route 101
Sun/Moon None Transfer or Trade
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon 30% Route 1: Trainer's School

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black It changes into the forms of others to surprise them. Apparently, it often transforms into a silent child.
White To protect themselves from danger, they hide their true identities by transforming into people and Pokémon.
Black 2 It changes so it looks just like its foe, tricks it, and then uses that opportunity to flee.
White 2 It changes so it looks just like its foe, tricks it, and then uses that opportunity to flee.
VI X It changes so it looks just like its foe, tricks it, and then uses that opportunity to flee.
Y To protect themselves from danger, they hide their true identities by transforming into people and Pokémon.
Omega Ruby It changes so it looks just like its foe, tricks it, and then uses that opportunity to flee.
Alpha Sapphire To protect themselves from danger, they hide their true identities by transforming into people and Pokémon.
VII Sun Not Available
Moon Not Available
Ultra Sun This Pokémon has a cowardly disposition, so when it’s not around friends, it basically always stays transformed as something else.
Ultra Moon If a normally talkative child suddenly stops talking, it may have been replaced by Zorua.
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 190 284 .
121 135 229 251
76 85 179 186
Sp. Atk
148 165 259 284
Sp. Def
76 85 179 186
121 135 229 251


For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
5 Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
9 Fake Tears Dark.gif -- 100 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
33 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
37 Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
41 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
45 Punishment Dark.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
49 Nasty Plot Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
53 Imprison Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
57 Night Daze Dark.gif 85 95 Special.png


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
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
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
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM63 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 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
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 50 100 Special.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Trick Psychic.gif -- 100 Other.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png


Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 160*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 160 -- 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
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 120 -- Special.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 30

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages


Along with its evolution Zoroark, Zorua was one of the first Pokémon to be revealed for the 5th generation on February 10, 2010.

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