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Zorua (Pokémon)

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Dasutodasu #569: Dasutodasu
Pokémon
#571: Zoroark Zoroark
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Zorua (disambiguation).
Zorua
ゾロア Zorua
#570
570Zorua.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Dark '
Category
Tricky Fox Pokémon
Ability
Illusion
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#076
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'04"
Imperial
0.7 m
Metric
Weight
27.6 lbs.
Imperial
12.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F570.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Ground group 26 cycles
(6630 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 66 Battle Exp.: 661*

Zorua (Japanese: ゾロア Zorua) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Zoroark starting at level 30.

It, along with its evolution, were the first Generation V Pokémon to be revealed to the public on February 10, 2010.

Biology

Physiology

Zorua is a fox-like Pokémon, mainly slate-gray in coloration with red and black accents on its head and feet. Zorua's ears are triangular with dark insides, and it has a large, whorled scruff of fur on its head, tipped with red coloration. Its eyes appear to possess no pupils, and its eyelids and circular "eyebrow" markings are red. Zorua possesses a ruff of black fur around its neck, and limbs tipped with red. Its tail is bushy, and when it opens its mouth small fangs can be seen developing.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Zorua are capable of changing their physical appearance. Unlike the transformations that certain other Pokémon can undergo, this transformation is merely an illusion, allowing Zorua to keep its own type and moves. Zorua, along with its evolution, are the only Pokémon capable of learning Night Burst.

Behavior

Zorua takes on the appearance of other Pokémon to frighten off enemies. Sometimes it will take the form of a silent child. It keeps its true form hidden to ensure its safety. Whenever a Zorua takes on a human form, its tail still remains. When the tail is touched, the Zorua reverts back to its true form instantly.

Habitat

The only known wild Zorua resides in Castelia City.

Diet

In the anime

File:Zorua movie.png
Zorua in the movie

Major appearances

Zorua (movie 13)

Zorua debuted in the thirteenth Pokémon movie, Zoroark: Master of Illusions, where it was used by the antagonist, Grings Kōdai, to blackmail its mother Zoroark into attacking Crown City. It escaped and met Ash and his friends, before befriending Celebi. It and Celebi were captured by Kōdai, but were able to defeat him with help from Zoroark and the three Shiny Legendary beasts serving as Crown City's guardians.

Other

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

File:Zorua Adventures.png
Zorua in Pokémon Adventures

A Zorua appeared in Castelia City where it fought Black's Poka, teasing it throughout the entire battle before escaping.

In the TCG

Main article: Zorua (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 あいての すがたに ばけてみせて おどろかせる。むくちな こどもに ばけている ことが おおいらしい。
White ひとや ほかの ポケモンに ばける。じぶんの しょうたいを かくすことで きけんから みを まもっているのだ。
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
Event Castelia City (requires fateful encounter Celebi)
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: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total: 330   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 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
099 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
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 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
3333 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
3737 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
4141 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
4545 Punishment Dark Physical 0000 100100% 5
4949 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
5353 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
5757 Night Burst Dark Special 08585 09595% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Zorua obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zorua
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zorua
  • 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 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 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 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 Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
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 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 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 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 Zorua
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zorua

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingVulpixNinetalesMeowth
PersianStantlerSkittyDelcattyGlameowPurugly
ChoronekoLepardasMinccinoChillaccino
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 Zorua 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 Zorua in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zorua
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zorua

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 Zorua can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Zorua cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Zorua
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Zorua

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 570.png Spr 5b 570.png Spr b 5b 570.png
Spr 5b 570 s.png Spr 5b 570 s.png Spr b 5b 570 s.png
Zorua For other sprites and images, please see Zorua images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Zorua was first revealed with its evolved form, Zoroark, in the March 2010 issue of CoroCoro.
  • Although not a legendary Pokémon, both Zorua and Zoroark can only be obtained in the game using an event legendary Pokémon. In this case, Zorua can only be obtained using an event Celebi.

Origin

Zorua is likely based on a fox kit, with facial markings resembling Kabuki or Noh theatre makeup. The concept of a Zorua still having its tail while in human form, is similar to the Japanese folklore of the Kitsune, a shape-shifting fox who, in some stories, has difficulty of hiding its tail when it takes on human forms.

Name origin

Zorua comes from zorro, Spanish for "fox".

In other languages

  • Korean: 조로아 Joroa - Transliteration of its Japanese name.
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 索羅亞 Suǒ Luó Yà - Transliteration of its Japanese name.

External links

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