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* Although Zekrom has a [[Shiny]] sprite, [[Pokémon Black and White]] are programmed so that a Shiny Zekrom cannot be encountered. It shares this trait with {{p|Reshiram}} and {{p|Victini}}.
 
* Although Zekrom has a [[Shiny]] sprite, [[Pokémon Black and White]] are programmed so that a Shiny Zekrom cannot be encountered. It shares this trait with {{p|Reshiram}} and {{p|Victini}}.
 
* When met in [[N's Castle]] in Pokémon White, instead of saying ''A wild <Pokémon> appeared!'' it will simply say ''Zekrom appeared!''
 
* When met in [[N's Castle]] in Pokémon White, instead of saying ''A wild <Pokémon> appeared!'' it will simply say ''Zekrom appeared!''
*Zekrom's claws are misplaced in the games (excluding PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond and Pokemon Rumble Blast), anime and manga.
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*Zekrom's claws are slightly misplaced in the anime and manga.
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===
 
Zekrom and its counterpart {{p|Reshiram}} are based on the concept of {{wp|yin and yang}} in {{wp|Taoism}}, directly referenced by Zekrom's Japanese species: the Black Yin Pokémon. According to [[Ken Sugimori]], Zekrom was designed to have a tougher and more manly look to contrast to Reshiram's light, airy, ladylike design. Its tail, the center point of its design, is based on an electric {{wp|turbine}}.<ref>[http://pokemonblackandwhite.net/?p=1641 Interview with Ken Sugimori and development team]</ref> Appearance wise, it somewhat resembles a midsized to large theropod dinosaur, such as {{wp|Allosaurus}} or {{wp|Tyrannosaurus}}, and a {{wp|European dragon}}. The crest on its head is a reference to thunderclouds. The mythology about how Zekrom and Reshiram came about, regarding two brothers infighting, also bears some similarities to {{wp|Romulus and Remus}} or {{wp|Cain and Abel}}. There is also some resemblance to the Zoroastrian belief of two equally powerful deities, one representing light and truth and the other representing lies and darkness. In this case, Zekrom can be taken to resemble {{wp|Angra Mainyu}}, as opposed to Reshiram resembling {{wp|Ahura Mazda}}, although Zekrom is not evil, just an equally powerful opposing legendary Pokémon.
 
Zekrom and its counterpart {{p|Reshiram}} are based on the concept of {{wp|yin and yang}} in {{wp|Taoism}}, directly referenced by Zekrom's Japanese species: the Black Yin Pokémon. According to [[Ken Sugimori]], Zekrom was designed to have a tougher and more manly look to contrast to Reshiram's light, airy, ladylike design. Its tail, the center point of its design, is based on an electric {{wp|turbine}}.<ref>[http://pokemonblackandwhite.net/?p=1641 Interview with Ken Sugimori and development team]</ref> Appearance wise, it somewhat resembles a midsized to large theropod dinosaur, such as {{wp|Allosaurus}} or {{wp|Tyrannosaurus}}, and a {{wp|European dragon}}. The crest on its head is a reference to thunderclouds. The mythology about how Zekrom and Reshiram came about, regarding two brothers infighting, also bears some similarities to {{wp|Romulus and Remus}} or {{wp|Cain and Abel}}. There is also some resemblance to the Zoroastrian belief of two equally powerful deities, one representing light and truth and the other representing lies and darkness. In this case, Zekrom can be taken to resemble {{wp|Angra Mainyu}}, as opposed to Reshiram resembling {{wp|Ahura Mazda}}, although Zekrom is not evil, just an equally powerful opposing legendary Pokémon.

Revision as of 09:29, 28 March 2013

Reshiram #643: Reshiram
Pokémon
#645: Landorus Landorus
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Zekrom (disambiguation).
Zekrom
ゼクロム Zekrom
#644
644Zekrom.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Dragon Electric
Category
Deep Black Pokémon
Ability
Teravolt
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#150 #296
Regional Browser numbers
Height
9'06"
Imperial
2.9 m
Metric
Weight
760.6 lbs.
Imperial
345.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Black
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F644.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 121 cycles
(30855 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
3
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 306 Battle Exp.: 3061*

Zekrom (Japanese: ゼクロム Zekrom) is a dual-type Dragon/Electric legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Zekrom is the version mascot of Pokémon White, appearing on the boxart.

Along with Reshiram and Kyurem, it is a member of the Tao trio, which exists in the legends of the Unova Region.

Kyurem will become Black Kyurem upon using the DNA Splicers to fuse with Zekrom.

Biology

Physiology

Zekrom is a bipedal Pokémon of dragon- and dinosaur-like basis. Zekrom is mainly a shade of black and a darker gray, with darker patches on various portions of its body. It has red scleras, white irises and black pupils, as well as a small horn-like protrusion on the tip of its snout. Its head sports a thundercloud-like crest tipped with light-blue coloration. At the base of its neck is a black, stud-like feature, and atop its shoulders are similar, larger features resembling armor padding. The bases of its wings also have such padding, and a fanned, splayed, seemingly webbed shape with a small "wing-spike" on one edge. The lower length of Zekrom's arms extenuate into splayed, seemingly webbed, somewhat baseball-mitt-like formations, with three-clawed, dark-colored hands on the undersides. The front portion of Zekrom's waist is black-colored, with its belly and thighs having thin striations down their length. Its knees are black, as are the foremost parts of its three-clawed feet and spiked heels. Zekrom's tail consists of large, round, conical and spiked formation, likened to an electricity generator, with a black inner portion and bands on the tip of the outside portion.

Gender differences

Zekrom is a genderless species.

Zekrom's tail turbine activated.

Special abilities

Zekrom's tail contains a generator that produces energy for its Electric-based attacks and emits a sort of anti-gravity field which enables it to float and fly through the skies with minimal effects from aerodynamic resistance and the planet's gravity. It can also cause several thunderstorms in one area. Zekrom is the only Pokémon that can learn Fusion Bolt and Bolt Strike, although several event Victini can have the former and Kyurem can learn it by merging with Zekrom.

Behavior

In a Unova myth about the twin heroes, as Zekrom sided with the younger brother who sought for ideals, it firmly believes in ideals.

Habitat

Zekrom usually stay in thunderclouds, hiding.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Zekrom in the anime

Major appearances

Zekrom (M14)

Zekrom appeared in Black—Victini and Reshiram and White—Victini and Zekrom. In the former, it is controlled by Damon, while in the latter, it is controlled by Ash. Along with Reshiram, Zekrom can speak through telepathy.

Other

It made its debut in a cameo in the opening of In The Shadow of Zekrom!. Zekrom made its full appearance later where it appeared above the skies of Nuvema Town, its huge lightning bolt zapped Pikachu making it unable to use its electricity. It appears again in Enter Iris and Axew!, where Pikachu recovers its electric powers. It was mentioned again in A Rival Battle for Club Champ! and BW110.

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Zekrom in Pokémon Adventures

Zekrom makes an appearance in an image while the Shadow Triad plot to steal the Dark Stone from Clay. N awakened it from the stone and it is currently with him.

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Ryouga uses a Burst Heart with a Zekrom inside of it to Burst, allowing him to use the abilities that the Pokémon possesses.

In the Pokémon BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

N befriends a Zekrom atop Dragonspiral Tower and uses it to enforce his ideal of turning Unova into a country where only Pokémon reside.

In the TCG

Main article: Zekrom (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation 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
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
One N's Castle
Dragonspiral Tower* (White only)
Black 2 White 2
One Dragonspiral Tower (Black 2 only)
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: All (Random Legendary Encounter)
Pokémon Conquest Violight (special)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
B Satoshi Zekrom Japanese Japan 100 July 16 to September 30, 2011
B Han Jiu Zekrom Korean South Korea 100 December 22, 2011 to February 29, 2012
B Dutch Zekrom English The Netherlands 100 February 18, 2012
B Spring 2012 Zekrom English Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
B Spring 2012 Zekrom French Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to 25, 2012
B Spring 2012 Zekrom German Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
B Spring 2012 Zekrom Italian Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012
B Spring 2012 Zekrom Spanish Wi-Fi 100 March 10 to April 8, 2012

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Dragon Gem Dragon Gem (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Defense: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Atk: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 680   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ¼×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Dragon Rage Dragon Special 0000 100100% 10
088 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
1515 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2222 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100100% 15
2929 DragonBreath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
3636 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4343 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
5050 Fusion Bolt Electric Physical 100100 100100% 5
5454 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
6464 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
7171 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
7878 Thunder Electric Special 120120 07070% 10
8585 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
9292 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
100100 Bolt Strike Electric Physical 130130 08585% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Zekrom obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zekrom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zekrom
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM72 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zekrom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zekrom

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zekrom in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Zekrom in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zekrom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zekrom

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 140 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Zekrom can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Zekrom cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zekrom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zekrom

By events

Generation V
Other generations:
None
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Satoshi Zekrom
Han Jiu Zekrom
Dutch Zekrom
Spring 2012 Zekrom
Haze Ice Status —% 30
  • A superscript level indicates that Zekrom can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zekrom
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zekrom

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2644.png Strong: Weak: Pikachu icon.pngOshawott icon.pngSnivy icon.pngTepig icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
Zekrom is watching over PokéPark and Wish Park. Zekrom seeks for ideals and wishes for a strong and noble world.
PCP644.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Bolt Strike
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Teravolt
Defense: ★★★★ Ability 2:
Speed: ★★★★★ Ability 3:
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Nobunaga

Evolution

Zekrom
Does not evolve
Zekrom
 Dragon  Electric 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 644.png Spr 5b 644.png Spr b 5b 644.png
Spr 5b 644 s.png Spr 5b 644 s.png Spr b 5b 644 s.png
Zekrom For other sprites and images, please see Zekrom images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Reshiram and Zekrom at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2010
  • Zekrom was first revealed simultaneously alongside Reshiram on both the official English and Japanese Pokémon websites on May 28, 2010. This makes them the first two Pokémon simultaneously revealed worldwide.
  • On May 31, 2010, two weeks prior to the official revelation of Zekrom's type, Shōko Nakagawa spoke about her love of Electric-type Pokémon on her blog and mentioned that because of that, she wanted to get a Zekrom. This statement was then quickly removed.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Zekrom.
  • Zekrom has the highest Attack, Defense, single base stat, and base stat total of all Electric-type Pokémon. Tied with Dialga and Altered Forme Giratina, it has the highest Defense of all Dragon-type Pokémon.
  • Zekrom and Rotom's Mow form are the only Pokémon that have a double resistance to Electric.
  • Zekrom is the heaviest Pokémon introduced in Generation V, and thirteenth heaviest overall.
  • Zekrom is required to be caught in Pokémon White in order to progress on the story and battle N. Running away from it or defeating it will appear as if nothing happened; also, defeating it does not give any experience points. It and Reshiram are the only legendary Pokémon in the main series games that are required to be caught to progress the story. However, it does not have to be caught if the player has a full party and PC. Instead, it will later appear at Dragonspiral Tower (but it still does not give any experience points if it is defeated).
  • Zekrom, as well as Reshiram, made an appearance alongside Pikachu and a Poké Ball in 2010's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • Although Zekrom has a Shiny sprite, Pokémon Black and White are programmed so that a Shiny Zekrom cannot be encountered. It shares this trait with Reshiram and Victini.
  • When met in N's Castle in Pokémon White, instead of saying A wild <Pokémon> appeared! it will simply say Zekrom appeared!
  • Zekrom's claws are slightly misplaced in the anime and manga.

Origin

Zekrom and its counterpart Reshiram are based on the concept of yin and yang in Taoism, directly referenced by Zekrom's Japanese species: the Black Yin Pokémon. According to Ken Sugimori, Zekrom was designed to have a tougher and more manly look to contrast to Reshiram's light, airy, ladylike design. Its tail, the center point of its design, is based on an electric turbine.[1] Appearance wise, it somewhat resembles a midsized to large theropod dinosaur, such as Allosaurus or Tyrannosaurus, and a European dragon. The crest on its head is a reference to thunderclouds. The mythology about how Zekrom and Reshiram came about, regarding two brothers infighting, also bears some similarities to Romulus and Remus or Cain and Abel. There is also some resemblance to the Zoroastrian belief of two equally powerful deities, one representing light and truth and the other representing lies and darkness. In this case, Zekrom can be taken to resemble Angra Mainyu, as opposed to Reshiram resembling Ahura Mazda, although Zekrom is not evil, just an equally powerful opposing legendary Pokémon.

Name origin

Zekrom is derived from 黒 kuro (black). Ken Sugimori has also stated that Ze was used because it was a harder, stronger sound than Reshiram's Re, and Zekrom is a "powerful, strong character".[2]

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゼクロム Zekrom Contains kuro
France Flag.png French Zekrom Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zekrom Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Zekrom Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Zekrom Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 제크로무 Jekeuromu Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles

Notes

  1. Interview with Ken Sugimori and development team
  2. Official Nintendo Magazine UK, Issue 65

External links

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