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Zoroark (Pokémon)

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Zorua #570: Zorua
Pokémon
#572: Chillarmy Chillarmy
Zoroark
ゾロアーク Zoroark
#571
571Zoroark.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Dark Unknown
Category
Illusory Fox Pokémon
Ability
Illusion
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Not in any regional Pokédex
Regional Browser numbers
Height
0'0"
Imperial
1.6 m
Metric
Weight
0.0 lbs.
Imperial
81.1 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F571.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Ground group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 179 Battle Exp.: 1791*

Zoroark (Japanese: ゾロアーク Zoroark) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Zorua starting at level 30.

Zoroark, along with its pre-evolution, Zorua, were the first Generation V Pokémon to be revealed to the public, on February 10, 2010. Zoroark was first revealed as a silhouette before being revealed in full.

Biology

Physiology

Zoroark is a bipedal fox-like Pokémon, and mainly grayish-brown in coloration with red and black accents. It has a pointed snout and ears, the insides of which have red coloration. Zoroark also has some red rimming its eyes and mouth. Zoroark has a large, voluminous mane, primarily red in coloration but with black tips. The mane also somewhat resembles a ponytail, as a greenish bangle down its length separates a mass of the mane from the lower portion. Zoroark has a black ruff on its upper body, pointed at the shoulders from which its arms extend. Its upper arms are thin, whereas its lower arms, while still slim, are bulkier. The arms have spiky extensions of fur at the shoulders, and Zoroark's three claws, as well as the claws on its feet, are red in coloration.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Zoroark are capable of changing their physical appearance. They are capable of deluding many people simultaneously.

Behavior

Zoroark live in groups, where unity is strong. They create illusions to confuse foes, and will even create illusory landscapes to hide its territory.

Habitat

Zoroark appears to live in forests, and will create an illusory landscape to protect its den.

Diet

In the anime

File:Zoroark movie.png
Zoroark in the movie

Major appearances

Zoroark has a central role in the 13th Pokémon movie, Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Zoroark (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 あいてを ばかす ことで むれの あんぜんを まもってきた ポケモン。なかまの けっそくが かたい。
White いっぺんに おおぜいの ひとを ばかす ちからを もつ。まぼろしの けしきを みせて すみかを まもる。
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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 Lost Forest (requires Shiny fateful encounter Entei, Raikou, or Suicune)
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Def: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Speed: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Total: 510   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
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100100% 20
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
00Start Claw Sharpen Dark Status 0000 —% 15
055 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
099 Claw Sharpen Dark Status 0000 —% 15
1313 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1717 Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
2121 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2525 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2929 Trickery Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
3030 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
3434 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
3939 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
4444 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
4949 Punishment Dark Physical 0000 100100% 5
5454 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
5959 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
6464 Night Burst Dark Special 08585 09595% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Zoroark obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zoroark
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zoroark
  • 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 Claw Sharpen Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
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 Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
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 TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 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 Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
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 TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM47 Ankle Sweep Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 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 Fire Sprite.png TM59 Devastate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
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 TM67 Retaliation Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Bark Out Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zoroark
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zoroark

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingVulpixNinetalesMeowth
PersianStantlerSkittyDelcattyGlameowPurugly
ChoronekoLepardasChillarmyChillaccino
Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario Counter Physical Status 100% 20
LucarioWeavile Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
ZangooseAbsolLucarioMinezumiMiruhogKojofu
Kojondo
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
VulpixNinetalesNuzleafShiftry Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 30
StunkySkuntank Memento Dark Status —% 10
ChoronekoLepardasKuitaran Snatch Dark Status —% 10
RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurret
PoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsol
GlameowPuruglyChoronekoLepardas
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Zoroark 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 Zoroark in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zoroark
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zoroark

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Zoroark can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Zoroark cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zoroark
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zoroark

Special moves

TCG-only moves

Side game data

Evolution

Zorua
Unevolved
Zorua
 Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 30


Zoroark
First evolution
Zoroark
 Dark 

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 571.png Spr 5b 571.png Spr b 5b 571.png
Spr 5b 571 s.png Spr 5b2 571 s.png Spr b 5b 571 s.png
Zoroark For other sprites and images, please see Zoroark images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Zoroark's silhouette on Pokémon Sunday

Origin

Zoroark is likely based on kitsune of Japanese folklore, a shape-shifting mythical fox that would trick unsuspecting travelers for fun. This is similar to Ninetales, another Pokémon based on kitsune. Its facial markings draw from Kabuki and Noh theatre makeup.

Name origin

Zoroark's name comes from zorro, Spanish for "fox", and the English word "dark".

In other languages

  • Korean: 조로아크 Joroakeu - Transliteration of its Japanese name.
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 索羅亞克 Suǒ Luó Yà Kè - Transliteration of its Japanese name.
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